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December 16, 2000 11:10:19 PM

well im wondering myself have a k6-2 (300mhz). just wondering

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December 16, 2000 11:17:17 PM

yes me
k62 500 and athlon 700/800
December 17, 2000 1:20:36 AM

Yup, K6-2 500. But its in the closet. I only use it to experiment on and there isn't enough room in the apartment to keep it set up all the time.
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December 17, 2000 2:05:33 AM

Yep, just built a K6-2 266 from some old parts. Need to get some thermal grease as hs is on proc bare. Likely gonna load linux on it and use it as a ip router/mini server. might oc it too, need to find more about the proc and memory I got in there.

"The answer is not in your hair."
"I'd rather jump in the lava than be fragged by you."
December 17, 2000 2:17:42 AM

I got a K6-2 400 sitting around somewhere- one day I'll make it into a firewall or something.

-MP Jesse
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December 17, 2000 4:19:29 AM

Use K6-2 550 for word processing and such, use Athlon for rest.
Anonymous
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December 17, 2000 5:14:13 AM

I have a couple of K6's. One 350 @ 450MHz, one 450+ @600MHz. both are on FIC 503+ motherboards, 64MB 13.6 WD 5400HDD generic sound and video both solid stable units.
Anonymous
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December 17, 2000 5:22:47 AM

Got a K6 233 and a K6II 500... both running strong...
December 17, 2000 5:38:09 AM

i have a K6-II 350 running on a RedFox ALi 1542/1543 mobo, 32 MB RAM and 8.4G hard drive I made a year and a half ago. still running so well that I am reluctant to do any upgrade.

girish
December 17, 2000 5:55:56 AM

i might add that the board is older version and does not have ATA66, but the disk performance is great, no conflicts, no hangups, no crashes and most important no software incompatibilities (at least I dint have)
i do a clean windows install every three months.

girish
December 17, 2000 6:38:46 AM

I have k6-2 500@450... Damn Board (asus tx97-xe)
But it works!
Hangs onse in 50 hours.. havn't done a clean install of windows since 2 years now !


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Anonymous
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December 17, 2000 1:54:05 PM

I got a K6-2 300@350 on a FIC VA-503+, very stable and I never get blue screens in WIN98SE
Anonymous
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December 17, 2000 3:57:28 PM

Me! I have a K6-2 500MHz running @ 550MHz (yah, I know you're gonna ask what the point of such a feeble overclock is), paired with GeForce 2MX DDR - and it still runs most games really well! I also have Athlon 900MHz @ 990MHz which runs 'em even better...

IMHO, they're great chips for upgrading old Pentiums and such. A new AT motherboard supporting 100MHz+ FSB can now be bought for under $30, even with a 2MB L2/L3 cache. K6-2+ and K6-III are even better cos they've got full speed cache on board.

When released, the K6-III was thought to be almost as good as the original PIII, until it was replaced by the Athlon, which was much much better :) 

I heard that until really recently, AMD were still selling more of these than Athlons (due to the huge mobile market and overpriced systems using older chips from high street dealers).
December 17, 2000 10:48:55 PM

si senor, K62-450 that replaced my K6-233 a while back.
I tried to O-Clock last month but couldn't boot. %#*%... Maybe i just dont know enough about O-Clocking. If I could remember what M-bo i am using i would ask in the overclocking section.

Planning to move up to the Duron or T-bird next month.

AMD 4EVER or at least 4NOW.
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December 17, 2001 7:39:01 AM

Gee, I really think it's time for you to upgrade!

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
December 17, 2001 8:21:53 AM

LoL......rcf84...your a funny man...... :tongue:

I'm sure you use your K6-2 system ALL the tiem too right? LoL

Especialyl since you have Dual Tully's @ like 1.6GHz...don't you ????

So don't even tell me you made this post just czu u have a K6-2 300 lying around somewhere.....LoL

You wanna laugh at these people dont ya ?? DONT YA PUNK!!!! :wink:


I'm j/k with ya =) But seriously, what was the point of this post ?? Higher # of posts ?? lol

-MeTaL RoCkEr

My <font color=red>Z28</font color=red> can take your <font color=blue>P4</font color=blue> off the line!
December 17, 2001 10:30:03 AM

I have 2 in my house, my kids k6-2 400,128 meg, voodoo 3, its fine for him, and my 2k server has a k6-3 512meg, 2meg vid, no sound, basically a file/print server for mine & my kids pc's.

Next time you wave - use all your fingers
December 17, 2001 10:34:38 AM

I have a 2.5 year old K6-2 450MHz machine.

AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor
December 17, 2001 1:04:27 PM

I have a K6-2 500MHz with a Gigabyte GA-5AX and 384MB RAM, 80GBs of hard drive, an AWE32 and an old Matrox Millennium, I did have an Adaptec SCSI adaptor, a Pioneer DVD drive (SCSI), Plextor CDRW drive (SCSI), a Voodoo3, an SBLive and a Hollywood Plus DVD Decoder card. That little lot is currently sitting in a different case plugged into a GA-7VTXH with 512MB DDR RAM waiting around for my third 1800+ chip to turn up (and hopefully this time I won't fry it). Then all I need is a new graphics card, and I'll finally have something to play top end games on. It's a bit of a change since at the beginning of June I was still using a P166 (which is where the matrox millennium and the AWE32 came from) - oh, and the keyboard I'm using is about 11 years old <grin>.

Thorin
Anonymous
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December 17, 2001 1:10:47 PM

I've got a 400 lyin around somewhere. Couldn't even sell it to my friend though his 2nd computer is a k6III 450 or 500. Damn
Anonymous
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December 17, 2001 1:42:23 PM

I've got a K6-2 400. Runs nice. But my dad still has win 95 on it. Gonna upgrade him to XP.

<font color=purple><b>Techie2001</font color=purple></b>
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If it aint broke,Dont fix it. :wink:
December 17, 2001 2:39:54 PM

Don't do it, not on that machine!!!!

Another Cookie? Who is going to pay my dentist bill?
December 17, 2001 3:23:39 PM

My bro have AMD K6-2 450 and it run like crap in WIN 98SE.
After installing WIN 2000, it run smoothly.
Anonymous
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December 17, 2001 3:34:42 PM

err - why?

<font color=purple><b>Techie2001</font color=purple></b>
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If it aint broke,Dont fix it. :wink:
December 17, 2001 4:02:13 PM

It will run slow as dirt on that machine, unless you have over 128 meg of Ram preferably 256 and above. Tons more apps running in the background, choking your processor.

Another Cookie? Who is going to pay my dentist bill?
December 17, 2001 5:25:11 PM

I think I win. I have 1 K6, 2 K6II systems and 2 K6III. Some are used for shelve space but all run fine and have never missed a tic.

P.S. I also have 2 Celerons (one is not functional and one BP6) 3 PIIIs, 1 Duron, 2 Athlons, 1 XP and no job. And I plan on getting a p4 soon.
December 17, 2001 5:39:08 PM

Nope. Traded in my 486 for a Celery a long time ago. Never liked the VIA Socket 7 platforms anyway.
WinXP on a K6-2! ROFL! That old 486 running Win95 would own the K6-2 running WinXP.

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December 17, 2001 6:39:48 PM

I'm running winxp on a K6-2 500 with 384MB RAM, and I have no trouble at all, it runs fine. Admittedly I'd probably be better with 98SE for raw performance, but my voodoo3 is sitting in the cupboard at the moment waiting for my XP 1800+ CPU. It does web stuff, office stuff and mp3 playing and watching the odd DVD fine for now :) .

Thorin
December 17, 2001 7:57:23 PM

My sig says it all. :smile:

<font color=purple>~* K6-2 @ 333MHz *~
I don't need a 'Gigahertz' chip to surf the web just yet ;-)</font color=purple>
December 17, 2001 8:07:27 PM

Wow!! All that in your home? An entire lab at home!!! COOL!

AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor
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December 17, 2001 9:28:44 PM

I have about 30 computers in my home.

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
December 17, 2001 11:12:46 PM

That's cool!! But you sell computers so that's normal for you.

AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor
December 17, 2001 11:49:18 PM

Have a k6-2 400 & k6-2 500+.
Will these in general benefit from XP, or will they not be weighed down by XP. ?

Danny

Electric coolaid for everyone, except me, never touch the stuff !
December 17, 2001 11:52:23 PM

Opps, did'nt get to the second post.
Wy may i ask should'nt he, we, do it. The XP thing.

Danny

Electric coolaid for everyone, except me, never touch the stuff !
December 17, 2001 11:59:47 PM

Ok, did'nt read trough the hole tread before posting. My ackwardness. From what some of you say: K6-2 is ok with XP as long as you have mem 256 + .
And for performance, stay with Win98 SE, right?

Danny

Electric coolaid for everyone, except me, never touch the stuff !
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December 18, 2001 1:00:45 AM

IMO, XP is nothing more than bloatware. If you have a stable system, use 98SE for best performance. If you have an unstable system, use Win2k. Have at least 128MB for 98SE (256MB prefered) or at least 256MB for 2k (512MB prefered).

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
December 18, 2001 1:03:32 AM

I have a K6/2-450 at home. Runs lovely. 128MB, 4 GB HD. Win95. doesn't miss a beat. 'cept for that bizarre win95 install IOSYS error.

anyone remember that one?!?

gotta love your old processors or your new ones will see how they'll get treated in 2 years.

I spilled coffee all over my wife's nighty... ...serves me right for wearing it?!?
December 18, 2001 2:20:17 PM

How much does your heating bill cost?

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December 18, 2001 2:44:27 PM

unless you have less than 128MB or are already using win 2000 i would go for it. The NT kernal OS's are just so much better. I've installed win 2000 on a k63-400 and a Cyrix 300. Unless your trying to do something that wouldn't work well on these machines anyway, you will find light years of difference between 95&98 and 2000(or xp).
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December 18, 2001 10:00:23 PM

I have to leave a window cracked in the winter with the heat turned off!

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
December 19, 2001 12:08:16 AM

Good god, must not be a simple matter when summer comes by ?

Danny

Electric coolaid for everyone, except me, never touch the stuff !
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December 19, 2001 12:24:20 AM

Open the windows upstairs, turn on the AC downstairs, and prey you don't have to go upstairs to use the bathroom. It's about 28C in here right now, with about 5C outdoors.

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
December 19, 2001 12:31:56 AM

One is a real dinosaur on steroids :
Digital Dec Celebris dual pentium socket 5 with 1 PowerLeap K6-2 400.
96 meg edo
2.2 gig scsi-2
(not a fast sys)

Other is better:
Asus P55T2P4 with K6-2 500+ at 83mhz
128 meg edo (only 60 nano however)
5.1 gig WD (only pio 3)(pio 4 is apparently unstable)(not dma enabled, will have to try that with win98, right?)
tnt 1 (new drivers)
sb live value
us robotics winmodem
pci to usb card
acer 48x cd (very noisy)
lg 8x-12x-32x rewritter
usb hp printer
usb ms natural keyboard
usb intel microscope (cool !)
barbie serial camera (cool for kids !)
parallel scanner plusteck
Win98 SE

This last sys would take Win 2000, i gather, but my DD space is disappering very easily.
Everything is up and running, surprisingly enough, except for dam viruses haunting me all the time.
Maybe a DD upgrade would be advisable before a Win 2000 upgrade, right ?

Also, yes i hnow a lot of bla bla bla, what would punch up the FPS in UT/Q3 with a dinosaur sys as described without of course doing the mobo switcharoo ?

Thanks

Danny


Electric coolaid for everyone, except me, never touch the stuff !
Anonymous
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December 19, 2001 2:02:58 AM

~LOL~
i have amd K-5 processor im my system
December 19, 2001 2:32:44 AM

The computer system I have downstairs running as a Windows 98SE file server is on an AMD K5-PR75 processor. ouch!!

I also have had a K6-2 550MHz system on the floor of my room. literally. I still need a case for it. :smile:

It runs great and has a copy of Red Hat Linux 7.2 loaded on it so that I can just mess with it and start to learn the OS a little bit.


<font color=red>"I'm not gonna launch a $2 million missile at a $10 tent and hit a camel's butt." -Bush</font color=red>
December 19, 2001 4:03:01 AM

Seriously folks, what would give me a boost in FPS on this maxed out sys:

Asus P55T2P4 with K6-2 500+ at 83mhz
128 meg edo (only 60 nano however)
5.1 gig WD (only pio 3)(pio 4 is apparently unstable)(not dma enabled, will have to try that with win98, right?)
tnt 1 (new drivers)
sb live value
us robotics winmodem
pci to usb card
acer 48x cd (very noisy)
lg 8x-12x-32x rewritter
usb hp printer
usb ms natural keyboard
usb intel microscope (cool !)
barbie serial camera (cool for kids !)
parallel scanner plusteck
Win98 SE

I saw a radeon sdr ,or something can`t remember, pci version. Would that make a difference from my 26 FPS in UT and what could i expect: 26.5 or maybe 32/34. 40 would be nice but i'm dreaming i guess. For me 640 X 480 16bit and detail low or medium is ok. It's all relative anyway, right?
They have geForce cards in pci, what about those ?
I know it's pushing it, but i love this sys !

No comments will not be sent to my lawyers, promise. :-)

Danny

Electric coolaid for everyone, except me, never touch the stuff !
December 19, 2001 4:48:57 AM

I am pretty sure the K6-2 500 is supposed to run at a FSB of 100MHz. I would double check that and make sure it is setup right. I would also get at least 128MB of PC100 memory. You can get that for around $20 online. When you install the new memory, make sure the jumpers on your board, and the BIOS say that it is running at 100MHz instead of the slower 66MHz. Just increasing the FSB of your CPU and the speed of your RAM will probably help out your gaming a lot. I know that doing similar things to these raised my framerates in half-life by 20-30 fps.


<font color=red>"I'm not gonna launch a $2 million missile at a $10 tent and hit a camel's butt." -Bush</font color=red>
December 19, 2001 4:50:51 AM

Oh yeah... getting a DMA hard drive would help too since it would take some of the load off your cpu. I think your motherboard supports at least DMA33, so get a drive that works at that speed or faster.


<font color=red>"I'm not gonna launch a $2 million missile at a $10 tent and hit a camel's butt." -Bush</font color=red>
December 19, 2001 5:04:55 AM

Thanks for the trouble my friend but this is the thing.
This Asus P55T2P4 is maxed out, way out.
I mean it`s old triton 2 (430 hx) chipset, official fsb of 66 mhz, and 72pin simm sockets. See what i mean. The fsb at 83 is totally excentric and comes directly from a THG article. I really think the vid card is my only opt. but witch one (pci of course here) ?

Danny

Electric coolaid for everyone, except me, never touch the stuff !
December 19, 2001 6:02:02 AM

Wow... I didn't realize that maxed-out really meant maxed-out. I am shocked the system even works as well as it does. Kudos to you on that one.

In any case, I don't really think even a video card upgrade will do much good. It certainly won't hurt, and you might be able to squeeze another 5fps out of your system, but is it really worth it? Escpecially when you can get a refurbished Super Socket 7 motherboard that will support 100MHz FSB and a 128MB PC100 DIMM for under $80. Just the video card will run you around $50, and you will definitely get more of a performance boost with the motherboard/RAM upgrade.

The cheapest you can do on an AT Super 7 motherboard is the Jetway J-542C listed at <A HREF="http://www.pricewatch.com" target="_new">pricewatch</A> for $59 plus $6 shipping. The memory is listed for $9 plus any shipping and/or sales taxes involved. If it was up to me, I would just get the new mobo and memory.


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