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    3DMark 06 and older are 32 bit, you can even see screenshots in the PDF where they use the Windows XP Luna style windows.
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    GiGaBiTe replied to the thread OptiPlex 390 Diagnostic Errors.
    That era of dell was always the power supplies or the RAM. The PSU would start acting flaky and cause the machines to act weird. The RAM was another common failure, thanks to Dell using bottom of the barrel garbage sticks.
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    GiGaBiTe replied to the thread OptiPlex 390 Diagnostic Errors.
    For intruder switch, disable intrusion detection in BIOS. For the other two errors, really bad memory can cause that. You can try pulling the memory sticks and cleaning the pins and reinstalling them. It's a common issue on garbage tier memory...
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    In many cases the clip flashing method won't work because the motherboard drags down the SPI bus and the programmer can't communicate with the flash chip. I've had to remove more SPI ROM chips than not because of that problem. Another problem...
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    GiGaBiTe replied to the thread 3dfx Voodoo5 6000 Clone.
    The V4 4500 is what the V3 should have been. It makes a good retro card for games in that time frame, since its faster than the V3 and offers 32 bit color vs 16 bit dithered color and 2048x2048 textures instead of 256x256. Problem is that these...
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    GiGaBiTe replied to the thread 3dfx Voodoo5 6000 Clone.
    Wrong website. https://web.archive.org/web/20211108143909/http://www.thedodgegarage.com/3dfx/
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    GiGaBiTe replied to the thread 3dfx Voodoo5 6000 Clone.
    Yeah, no idea either. I just remember going there to get a video card and was blown away when I saw the sticker for $699.99. I got a Geforce 2 instead. I later got my Voodoo5 5500 from a friend in highschool for $60 in 2002/2003. You talking...
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    GiGaBiTe replied to the thread 3dfx Voodoo5 6000 Clone.
    3dfx MSRP was $299, but brick and mortar retailers like CompUSA were selling it for $699.99. I remember walking into a CompUSA in Austin when they launched and they were going for that much. VSA-100 was obsolete and outclassed at launch. The...
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    GiGaBiTe replied to the thread 3dfx Voodoo5 6000 Clone.
    That wouldn't have saved them, we all know how poorly the Dreamcast did compared to the PS2, even though it had a two year head start. Dreamcast sold short of 10 million and the PS2 did over 15x that number. What would have kept them going...
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    GiGaBiTe replied to the thread Sealed Hercules 3D Prophet 4500.
    I still have mine floating around here somewhere. They were decent cards... when they worked. Drivers for them were abysmal and really only worked on Windows 98SE/ME. There are drivers for 2000/XP, but I've never been able to get them to work...
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    GiGaBiTe replied to the thread 3dfx Voodoo5 6000 Clone.
    The V5 6000 had more problems than just the bridge chip. It was an outdated design that was outclassed by both Nvidia and ATI if it were to have been released. The V5 5500 was already obsolete at launch, and hideously expensive at $700, compared...
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    GiGaBiTe replied to the thread 3dfx Voodoo5 6000 Clone.
    Tons of them were made because Quantum 3D used them in their flight/military simulators. Their AAlchemy 8164 boards used eight VSA-100 chips and 512 MB of RAM per card and could be interlinked with other systems/cards for multiple displays and such.
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    Yeesh. I used to pick up old Dell Pentium 4 systems with those cards in them all the time, they were a factory option in many of their desktops like the GX2x0 series. I always pulled the cards and junked them though because they were a nightmare...
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    Norton Utilities was basically a requirement if you had any Macintosh computer in the 90s, along with Macsbug. Mac OS up until version 9.x was cooperatively multitasked like Windows 9x was. Any single misbehaving bit of software could and often...
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    I might have a couple of older cases that will fit full length cards if you need one. I can also recap your AMD board again if you want.
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    GiGaBiTe replied to the thread FSP 600-80EPN Help.
    Power supply manufacturers almost never release the schematics to their units. The only way to figure out what that resistor was is to reverse engineer the circuit its in, or have a not-exploded second unit that's 100% identical to the one you...
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    I remember you posting a pic of it awhile back where other caps had started to fail on it. I still have that second dead board in my scrap bin, been harvesting parts off of it to fix other stuff. All the time.
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    Recap that V5 5500 before those shitty 90s electrolytics go off, its not fun cleaning that mess up.
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    Checked in the BIOS for any trackpad options? Some laptops have settings to enable/disable them in the BIOS.
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    But this is Intel, it wouldn't be Intel without them backpedaling on features mid product cycle because they wanted more market segmentation. "Hey guys, the 440BX is too good, we won't sell our new Xeons well if consumers can just buy cheap...
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