Figured some of the old timers would appreciate this workhorse

jebo_4jc

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I've been getting nostalgic for some of my old hardware lately. I would love to have a Radeon 9500 Pro, Athlon XP 3000+, Pentium 4 3.0C, or 1.4GHz Athlon Thunderbird. Most of those go for prices that are stupidly high on ebay. But, I found a guy selling Q6600 for $9 shipped and figured I'd scoop it up. I don't know what I'm going to do with it. I would love to make a display in my basement or something, or maybe I'll make a keychain, who knows. But seeing it brought back memories of overclocking these to 3.2 - 3.6. they were the backbone of the mighty [H]orde for a good while.
 

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I feel ya! I got the bug a few years ago and picked up an ex workstation proc for $12 along with 4x2gb elpida ddr2 modules($2 ea) to build a retro rig. What i really wanted was to rebuild my old q6700/780i/8800gtx sli rig but couldnt find a mb.
It was nice to mess with some c2q gear again anyhow. Have fun!
 

jebo_4jc

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ive got one of those in a pile of intel chips on my desk...
What else ya got?

I found L5640s are cheap on ebay too. Around $10. I'm tempted.

Those things were a blast for a while. Boy, if only I could find an evga SR-2. They're not even on ebay. Maybe they all broke.
 

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What else ya got?

I found L5640s are cheap on ebay too. Around $10. I'm tempted.

Those things were a blast for a while. Boy, if only I could find an evga SR-2. They're not even on ebay. Maybe they all broke.
ive got an e7400, e8400, the c2q and a 2600 sitting in a stack on my desk. only mobos i have are from the e chips and the 2600 but i suspect its dead.
 

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I ran one of these for many years and it did quite a bit of FAH work. I also had one of the "GO" stepping
 

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Heh, I just finally retired my last Q6600. Still have three of the things, one working socket 775 motherboard and probably a second working motherboard. Working motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-965p-DS3 board with the 965p chipset and the probably working board is an Abit IP35 with the P35 chipset.
 

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I've been getting nostalgic for some of my old hardware lately. I would love to have a Radeon 9500 Pro, Athlon XP 3000+, Pentium 4 3.0C, or 1.4GHz Athlon Thunderbird. Most of those go for prices that are stupidly high on ebay. But, I found a guy selling Q6600 for $9 shipped and figured I'd scoop it up. I don't know what I'm going to do with it. I would love to make a display in my basement or something, or maybe I'll make a keychain, who knows. But seeing it brought back memories of overclocking these to 3.2 - 3.6. they were the backbone of the mighty [H]orde for a good while.
Kool jebo. I've got a Q6600 G0 that folded hard for the horde until the Maximus Formula mobo went wonky, still have the 1066 DDR2 and a socket 775 water cooler as well. No mobo for it now. Have a 1090T too that did alot of folding with a mobo but its 1000km away in storage atm but I might revive it. Plenty of other old stuff too. Keep it up
 

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All this 775 talk made me nostalgic and to get my old 775 rig up and running again. I bought it back in 2008 and it served me well until I replaced it in 2013. I got a Gigabyte X48-DQ6 board with a 8400 C2D. Originally ran Windows XP on it with 4 gigs of corsair memory, eventually upgraded to Windows 7 and added another 4 gigs of memory as it could actually use it unlike windows XP. I have since bought a QX9650 as an upgrade once I get it up and running.
 

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michalrz

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And then there are the high-end Xeons which can basically all be modded to work on regular 775 board (there are guys who mod bioses if need be for a fee).
 

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I've got a Q6600 still plugged into a MoBo on the shelf in the basement. XD
 

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What is that behemoth CPU on the top/right? Pentium Pro? I don't remember them as being that big.
 

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Man, Id love to have a bag of cpus like that, I have a lot but no where near that many.
 

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Man, Id love to have a bag of cpus like that, I have a lot but no where near that many.
looks like he just grabbed the cpu out of every garbage system he ever saw. otherwise they wouldnt be loose in a bag/box. bet he was goin for the gold....
 

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looks like he just grabbed the cpu out of every garbage system he ever saw. otherwise they wouldnt be loose in a bag/box. bet he was goin for the gold....
Kind of yes. About 10 years ago, I had stored up (packratted) enough old hardware that it was filling like 2 garages, 3 bedrooms and half my livingroom. Since then I have recycled most of it. And yes I was saving the RAM and CPU's for Gold pricing when I was ready for a large enough cash in. The ceramic CPU's are worth the most because there is a lot more gold in them. For a while, I was wanting to collect one of each CPU I came across but decided that nostalgia just wasn't worth it.
 

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You were supposed to make a side business of selling sc0tty8 tables!
 

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Speaking of socket 775 quads, my backup plex server had a large enough pop to rattle the rack. Just swapped the psu for another junker discard to see if she lives. Good news is that I have her twin sitting in a box if I need her....lol.
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There are so many old systems I wish I still had for fun and nostalgia. Mostly duallies and weird stuff. My top ones would probably be

Abit VP6
dual 1133Mhz "Coppermine" P!!!
1GB-ish PC-133
GeForce 3 Ti

Tyan Tiger MPX
dual Athlon MP (later upgraded to XP-M with pencil mod)
2GB DDR
Radeon X850XT Platinum

ASUS PC-DL
dual "Prestonia" Low Voltage Xeon, overclocked from 1.6Ghz to 2.66Ghz with wiremod
2GB(?) DDR
GeForce 6800GT

AOpen i915GA-HFS
Pentium M "spicy edition Dothan" clocked at ~2.8Ghz
1.5GB DDR2
Radeon X1800XT (might have been a X1900XT idk)


If I could choose one to have back it would be the Pentium M rig. Chip was a fully-unlocked e---------g s----e with no stock clock, it just ran at whatever the mobo BIOS was set to and at 2.6-2.8Ghz it was faster than any Pentium 4 in gaming and up there with FX Athlons.

Really dreamy setup until months later the person I bought the chip from PM'd me in a panic explaining that Intel- implied to be their employer- was demanding it back (oops) and that they weren't supposed to sell it (duh). Ended up getting sent a brand-new (or maybe even unreleased at the time?) Core 2 in exchange for returning the Dothan and possibly saving the poor gonk's career but I still think about that Pentium M a lot and memories of wrecking 4Ghz Prescotts with a laptop chip brings some joy.
 

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There are so many old systems I wish I still had for fun and nostalgia. Mostly duallies and weird stuff. My top ones would probably be

Abit VP6
dual 1133Mhz "Coppermine" P!!!
1GB-ish PC-133
GeForce 3 Ti

Tyan Tiger MPX
dual Athlon MP (later upgraded to XP-M with pencil mod)
2GB DDR
Radeon X850XT Platinum

ASUS PC-DL
dual "Prestonia" Low Voltage Xeon, overclocked from 1.6Ghz to 2.66Ghz with wiremod
2GB(?) DDR
GeForce 6800GT

AOpen i915GA-HFS
Pentium M "spicy edition Dothan" clocked at ~2.8Ghz
1.5GB DDR2
Radeon X1800XT (might have been a X1900XT idk)


If I could choose one to have back it would be the Pentium M rig. Chip was a fully-unlocked e---------g s----e with no stock clock, it just ran at whatever the mobo BIOS was set to and at 2.6-2.8Ghz it was faster than any Pentium 4 in gaming and up there with FX Athlons.

Really dreamy setup until months later the person I bought the chip from PM'd me in a panic explaining that Intel- implied to be their employer- was demanding it back (oops) and that they weren't supposed to sell it (duh). Ended up getting sent a brand-new (or maybe even unreleased at the time?) Core 2 in exchange for returning the Dothan and possibly saving the poor gonk's career but I still think about that Pentium M a lot and memories of wrecking 4Ghz Prescotts with a laptop chip brings some joy.
The dothan days were the best. Asus p4c800-e deluxe, ct-479 socket adapter and a modded koolance cpu block. I had alot of fun with those badboys.
 

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The dothan days were the best. Asus p4c800-e deluxe, ct-479 socket adapter and a modded koolance cpu block. I had alot of fun with those badboys.
those were good times indeed. I got a CT-479 much much later, like in 2014, to go with a P4P800 Deluxe I found in the trash but never got to use it much 'cause my network took a lightning strike and the ASUS board was never quite right after. I bet yours ran super cool on a custom loop! What sort of clocks did u get?
 

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I honestly cant remember for sure. I looked through all of my posts at ocf and couldnt find anything that old sadly. I want to say 2.7 to 3.0 but im not certain. The koolance block i used was tiny compared to todays blocks and i only used 1/4inch tubing and a single aluminum rad. I do know i went through at least 12 or 15 cpus during my endeavor(ouch). I chipped a couple of course during the learning curve. Strangely they survived. As sad as it is i cant even think of the model names of them anymore. I can see the beautiful little sobs clear as day but cant see the numbers on the die!
 

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I honestly cant remember for sure. I looked through all of my posts at ocf and couldnt find anything that old sadly. I want to say 2.7 to 3.0 but im not certain. The koolance block i used was tiny compared to todays blocks and i only used 1/4inch tubing and a single aluminum rad. I do know i went through at least 12 or 15 cpus during my endeavor(ouch). I chipped a couple of course during the learning curve. Strangely they survived. As sad as it is i cant even think of the model names of them anymore. I can see the beautiful little sobs clear as day but cant see the numbers on the die!
Nice clocks for multi-locked chips! And building a custom loop back then was a real rare thing, cool stuff. Those bare dies were scary, I chipped mine a tiny bit (with no ill effect fortunately) installing the heatsink, don't remember which one exactly but it was a copper flower-style GPU cooler that I modified to fit. I wish the Pentium M desktop boards arrived earlier and had been easier to get, those chips kicked serious butt for gaming- in my opinion Dothan PMs were the best 32-bit x86 CPUs there ever were, even taking Athlon XP into account.
 

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I have a small bag of Coppermine P3s. Including the 1GHz model. I really liked the P3 and once bought a retro dual ASUS CUV4X-DLS.
Was actually deciding between that and the VP6 mentioned above.
Installed a pair of P3 - 800EB energy efficient ones, downclocked them to 400 MHz and they just sat around passively cooled in a backup/data recovery machine.
I liked that board for its tolerance of basically any combination of memory sticks one could get their hands on. Mix and match galore and zero problems, ever.
 

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Nice clocks for multi-locked chips! And building a custom loop back then was a real rare thing, cool stuff. Those bare dies were scary, I chipped mine a tiny bit (with no ill effect fortunately) installing the heatsink, don't remember which one exactly but it was a copper flower-style GPU cooler that I modified to fit. I wish the Pentium M desktop boards arrived earlier and had been easier to get, those chips kicked serious butt for gaming- in my opinion Dothan PMs were the best 32-bit x86 CPUs there ever were, even taking Athlon XP into account.
Ty it was a brief but crazy fun time. 780 533 is all i can remember, that one sticks out, probably because i bought several in the quest for the golden sample. I would break out in a cold sweat the first few times i mounted the cpu block (they were so hard to find). Once i figured out that rocking it was really really bad, i was ok lol.
I agree they crushed all of my p4c chips even clocked well beyond them. It wasnt even close.
They set a new standard thats for sure. If not for p3 then dothan, core 2 would have taken far longer to evolve if at all.
 
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