Turbo wasn't for overclocking in the 386 era. iirc, most 386 and 486 boards would switch between full speed and a lower speed (often 8MHz). Later chips in the Pentium era would switch between full speed and 1/2 speed. I used to hate those front panel LEDs. So many jumpers to move to make it display properly and you'd cut up your hands or fingers while doing it. A few "retro" boards far later did use a switch to control overclocking, but it never really caught on.
Most 386 chips were difficult to overclock. And you had to do all kinds of things to make the overclock stable (in coarse speed bumps... I did a 25 -> 33MHz overclock in 1989), like using a heatsink and/or a fan. Craziness!
because they were crap.
I had a Cyrix 166+ which was supposed to be equivalent to a Pentium 166Mhz.
I did a test with Lightwave 3D using my Cyrix against my brothers Pentium 100Mhz and the Pentium blew it away. I sold the Cyrix system the next day and went Intel.
I enjoyed that, it's basically my buying history of processors.
My favourite is still the i7 920 though, wasn't the biggest overclock by percentage (got 4.0ghz from mine) but for sheer longevity it can't be beaten. I could still use that processor today and I wouldn't be that far behind where I am with my 4770K
Still got my Rampage 3 and the i7 920 sitting in a box somewhere, I should make use of it.
I was just kidding...
It looks like you were suckered into buying a Cyrix, then you had to turn around to sucker another sucker
I still use my i7 920 as my main gaming rig. Still holding strong at 3.8 GHz for over 5 years without issue.
My i7 build has seen 3 upgrades in video cards during it's operation.
Love this CPU.
I miss the OC'ing, but I do not miss the noise involved.
Zarathustra[H];1041298772 said:If I may ask, why did you opt for Xubuntu. Is the graphics hardware not sufficient to handle the more intense xsessions?
Ain't that the truth.
When I was younger it didn't bother me at all. Now I can't stand a noisy computer, so much that I only use my bigger rig for gaming because I'm too focused to bother with the noise. When doing anything else I stick to my Celeron J1900 fan-less machine. Thank you Canada.
Zarathustra[H];1041302125 said:My roommate in college hated my 80mm delta
Why? It's not like he could hear you over it.
*picture of awesomeness*
HAH! So true!
Had those coolers too, pretty sure they made some for the tbirds as well.
I am not sure what exactly this bench measures but I use the site to see where a CPU stacks up.
i7 920 - 5033
i3 4360 - 5566
this is the fastest i5 on the list.
i5 4690k - 7770
3770T - 8285
I'm still on my i7 860 oc'ed to 3.8. I keep thinking I should upgrade because I've been conditioned to with previous gen CPUs, but my system remains more than fast enough for everything I do on it. I will probably do a new build when Skylake drops.Still got my i7 920 D0 going strong paired with Gigabyte 5970, both from late 2009....I started with 6GB triple channel DDR2000, which sadly was probably cheaper 5 years ago when it was still top of the line than it would be today with RAM prices being what they are. Haven't gone this long without a major upgrade since....forever!
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Above is a system I still own, a PA-2007 with 1 meg cache, 64 mb of EDO ram, 233MMX running at 263 mhz with ET-6000 for primary video and Voodoo Graphics for secondary.
Soundblaster 16 with a 3-com NIC with 10baseT coax and 33.6 modem. Win95-OSR2