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Stealth 2001 - My i850 Renovation Project & Sveta SMP 2003 - My i860 Fun Project!

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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/03/07 18:43:32 (permalink)
Hah thanks man, my I850 system is now done after working a good 5 years on it mainly finding the right parts to max upgrade it as native as possible.
That means no use of convertors, or other odd methods, like Bios hacks/mods etc.
 
The Leadtek Geforce4 Ti-4600 was the VGA card of choice since it's suits it very well and it's the original GPU I had back in it's day, so a perfect fit;
CPU & Ram are maxed out, all in all it performs greatly
The Sony GDM FW900 would be nice to have for this system, it is the best CRT Made that has an aspect ratio of 16:10 has a max reso of 2304 x 1440 x32 @ 80 Hertz;
This was quite the thing to get back then, but oh well I don't have such a screen so my Compaq S710 will have to do for now




 
That Sony GDM FW900 ain't mine, but I wish it was I'd choose this over any flat panel even these days
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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/03/08 07:13:04 (permalink)
Holy crap....I almost thought you were saying you found one of those old Trinitrons in good working order etc.... that would def be the icing on the cake!! Hay, regardless the effort you put in making this tower is well worth the read, so thanks for sharing it man.

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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/03/08 14:22:51 (permalink)
Hah thanks man
 
Well had a little downside today, my 2002 Leadtek GeForce 4 Ti-4600 died, as it showed random white rectangular things during bootup and once in WinXP I saw vertical black & white stripes as if there was a Zebra Crossing on my screen
 
No big deal, it's handy having 21 spare VGA cards in that VGA Card table , so I used my Leadtek GeForce 6800 AGP 128MB 256Bit DDR and the performance boost is very noticeable hah!
So here an updated photo of the Leadtek 6800 AGP 128MB in the system:

 
CPU Ram & GPU closeup; gotta love that Copper there

 
Closup of the Leadtek GeForce 6800 AGP 128MB and other cards

 
And here the drivers i used for this good ole NV40 GPU :)

 
As for the Sony GDM FW900..I am looking for one rofl
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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/03/10 08:57:22 (permalink)
Hey all

Today the ASUS Geforce 6800 GT AGP 256MB arrived, it was very dirty so I took good care of it and cleaned it 8)
So here the photo's of this cleaned 6800GT with my PC Flashed V5 5500 PCI Macintosh 64MB which both will be used in the Dual P4 Xeon 3Ghz :)

ASUS V9999 GT AGP 256MB 256Bit GDDR3 Rev.A1 0514 ( Year 2005 , Week 14 ) top view:


Rear view:


Headshot:


In & Output connectors:


VRAM & VRM heatsinks:


Dual 4 pin Molex power connectors:


Top to bottom:
ASUS V9999 GT AGP 256MB 256Bit GDDR3 Rev.A1 0514
3dfx Voodoo5 5500 PCI Macintosh 64MB 256Bit SDR Rev.A1 2900 with PC Bios 1.18_LCD ( 2x 32MB 128Bit SDR )


ASUS GF 6800 GT & 3dfx V5 Mac headshot:

 
And there you have it


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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/03/11 04:34:49 (permalink)
It amazes me that these 12+ year old parts still continue to work.

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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/03/11 07:02:51 (permalink)
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It amazes me that these 12+ year old parts still continue to work.


Maintenance is key man, the Voodoo5 is 17 years old almost it's from week 29, Year 2000 ;)
my oldest functional card is a Quantum3D Obsidian2 X24 PCI 24MB 384Bit EDO Rev.D 9822 / Fourth Final Revision D, Year 1998, Week 22.
As this topic from October 18, 2013 shows:
http://forums.evga.com/FindPost/2041448
 
So yeah I have much older working hardwware, the system that X=24 is in is from Q2 of 1999
Well over 18 years old
 
My trick is keeping the parts as clean as possible, dust is a killer for everything.
With these oldies it's much less work than these new gen things we have now, cases are much larger they have more fans in them even the water cooled systems it's all a lot more work they have radiators that have fans thus where there are fans there is always airflow thus suction of air particles which forms loads of micro dust  when using it more than 3 a 4 weeks.
 
Due to all the hard to reach places in these new gen systems  even if they are gaming systems workstations or even servers, it's just a lot more work to keep clean.
I Just go to my balcony I use air cans ( Pressurized Air Duster Cans ) for the hard to reach places since taking my servers apart isn't possible for me due to my arthritis I have in my hands.
Air cans remove about 80% of the dust then I use a soft paint brush to get rid of the dust to where I can reach it, that mostly does the trick a lot.
 
As Maintenance goes it's a lot more work to keep clean than to  just build a new system, with Retro builds it's easier since everything is much easier to reach, in some kind of way.


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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/03/14 07:38:29 (permalink)
Hey all

Today a lovely package arrived from Germany with DHL Post;
Which had following parts:

2x Intel Pentium4 Xeon 3Ghz HT, 2 Cores / 4 Threads
@ 3Ghz 2x 512KB L2 - 2x 4MB L3
2x VERAX Polargate Copper Coolers for Socket 603
4x 512MB PC-800-45ns ECC Kingston Server RDRAM
Supermicro P4DCE+II Intel i860 chipset
Gainward GeForce 6600 GT AGP 128MB 128Bit GDDR3

The 6600 GT will be sold since that is a card I won't be needing.

After giving a good look at all the parts I did a test fit of all the cards and the coolers.
So here some photo's:

Here the set that came from the package


Here the VGA cards being test fitted with the following cards;
ASUS GeForce 6800 GT AGP 256MB
PC FLashed Voodoo5 5500 PCI Macintosh 64MB
Creative Labs SOund Blaster Live! PCI 256 + IO Back Panel:


Angled view with the cards in place:


As you can see the GF 6800 GT has a similar output layout as the V5 5500 PCI Mac:


Rear view of the cards


Here the views of the P4DCE+II with the Metal CPU Brackets in place, showing its layout from top and rear sides:

Top view:


Rear view:

Made In Taiwan 

Headshot:


Headshot closeup


Here the TERAX Polargate Copper CPU Coolers mounted:

The CPU Cooler Brackets are of metal as well

Here a closeup from an angled perspective:


Here a closeup of the fans:

Dual Fans Copper Heatsinks and copper fins, can't get better than that! 
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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/03/21 11:48:01 (permalink)
Okay well I have started taking the System Sveta SMP 2004 apart;
All by removing it's MSI MS-9130 K8T Master2 FAR motherboard with CPU's, Ram &CPU Coolers installed as one whole.
Then I took out all the other remaining parts like the optical drives the floppy & hard drive all the case fans etc.

Here a galley of pics I will show you on how far I have gotten today:

This is what I began with, slowly taking the thing apart:


Here I loosened some of the PATA cables and other power connectors etc:


Here the rear of the Mobo tray, showing square holes:

These square holes are for spacers you click in from this side.

Here is how I cleaned most of the metal parts and larger non electrical parts:


And here the result after treatment:


Carefully I start removing parts like the PSU shown here, I used pliers to cut away the old tie wraps, and gently checked the cables , all seemed find in the end:


Removal of Floppydrive after removing the harddrive & optical drives:


Here I observed the dirty parts before removing other vital parts:


Inspecting other parts like this fan before removal:


These old parts were also removed & cleaned and repacked, the MSI Dual Opteron setups will be sold.
Funds will go in to this project:


Top of the case features extra hidden HDD bays for more storage, always an handy thing to have around:


Case fans rear;

Right = Before
Left = After:


Case fans top;

Right = Before
Left = After:


All the fans & Optical drives cleaned ready to be reused:


Addtronics 6896A Entry Level Server Tower frame cleaned, ready for re-use:


All cleaned up ready for motherboard placement:


Rear of mobo tray cleaned:


Rear of case cleaned:


Nice and clean, this system will be a blast to the past for many Dual Xeon users:


This case is from 1996 my goal is to make this build look brand new, the hard work is paying off so far:


IO Panel made a photo of it since it's placed at an awkward location top right of the motherboard instead of bottom right. This photo will come in great handy:



So that is all I did for today, more I hope for tomorrow, stay tuned


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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/03/22 11:40:45 (permalink)
**Progress Update**
 
Today I cleaned cleaned the PSU and applied the heatsink brackets with the proper sized M4 Bolts, nuts and nylon rings and the Motherboard has also been placed in the case.
This system is finally taking shape, just waiting for my Noctua NT-H! Thermal compound to arrive so I can place the TERAMAX Polargate coolers

Cleaned the PSU:


Other view of cleaned PSU:


Closeup of cleaned PSU:


Socket 603 CPU Cooler Brackets finally placed, top view:


Rear view, thanks to my dad he help make these M4 bolts, nuts & nylon rings fit


Here the motherboard neatly mounted in the case:

 
Sveta SMP 2003 after adding Optical drives, Hard & LS-120 drives + some case parts:


Sveta SMP 2003 side view Before PSU & CPU Coolers placing

 
Here some info of the CPU's I am actually using for this build:
http://www.cpu-world.com/...0(BX80532KC3000H).html

They are a pair of Intel Xeon MP SL79V 3Ghz HT Gallatin Server CPU's tback in 2004 they had a MRSP of 3692 USD Each...
These CPU's are also the only Socket 603 Gallatin Xeons that have a Level 3 Cache of 4MB, all the others have either 1MB or 2MB
 
Here a the VERAX Polargate Coolers mounted on the CPU's:



As I have been going through this build, I do find that this is a very complicated build, all because of the crappy layout of the CPU's being in the upper front part of the motherboard.
It's gonna be a pain mounting the PSU 's 24 Pin & 8 Pin CPU Power Connectors because these are on the far upper right of the mobo along the edge...

The 4 Pin is simple since that one is on the upper left of the motherboard alongside the edge, also I dunno what to do with the remaining cables of the CPU Coolers plus them RPM dip switches, need to find a way to neatly bind them.
My PATA-133 cables seem a it on the short side as well, one thing is for sure this system is gonna get SATA-II-300 rofl, so much easier to cable manage.
For SATAII-300 I need an Areca, Adaptec or Supermicro PCI-X -66 Mha SATAII-RAID 5 card, with that two 256GB SSD's in RAID 0 should make things more speedy :)

But yeah I'll see what I can make out of this odd ball
 
 
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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/03/25 15:19:18 (permalink)
So here the final pics of this beautiful yet complicated build

Here the Western Digital Server Edition 250GB 7200rpm PATA-133 HDD connected:


Here the Mitsubishi Electronics LS-120 Super Floppy Drive PATA-133 connected:


PSU & IO Bay:


Doing final checks, to see if everything is well connected and placed:


The cable management was an utter PITA, but I did manage alright:


Here a closeup of installed cards:


Ready to place the case panels:


Cleaned Case Panels top:


Cleaned Case Panels rear:


And here's the completed result


Tomorrow I will install it as I am super tired now, my arthritis in my hands is really playing up as well.
Ah well I have to admit even that this system was complicated to build, it was very challenging for my skills in making a clean build;
So even for that part this was well worth doing.

Major thanks to SadTropher from 2CPU.com Community for helping me to obtain some of it's vital parts and everyone else for tips to make this the better system


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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/03/26 02:52:09 (permalink)
First bootup worked and I had to readjust the ATA flatcable connector on the mobo for the HDD and the DVD -Rom and it's installing WinXP Pro x88 USA + SP3
Only I can't get it to see the LS_120 during bootup, but it may be seen in WinXP Pro So I will keep you guys informed.

Also I may use my PC-800-40ns ECC Samsung Original RDRAM from my P4 and use this Kingston memory in the P4 it seems it's not ECC but it does how ever bootup fine with it.
That was an interesting find I must conclude.
Main thing I am just happy it works without too many worries
And it works!  Here the bootup screen:

 
Here the system running with all the ledded fans giving life


Here the system installing Windows XP Professional x86 USA + Service Pack 3:


More pics to follow
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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/03/26 07:37:54 (permalink)
Major downside:

I can use either the GeForce 6800 GT AGP 256MB which is set to IRQ 22 or the V5 5500 PCI Mac, to which IRQ I cant seem to find.
Basically the GeForce won't function if the V5 is installed no matter what slot I use I get constant conflicts.

If I remove the V5 all is fine if I use the V5 alongside the GeForce the V5 works the GeForce gets IRQ Issues and will remain to be seen as GeForce 6800 with a yellow explanation mark in the device manger.

So it's either the GeForce 6800 GT AGP 256MB or the PC Flashed Voodoo5 5500 PCI Macintosh 64MB and not both.
I also tried normal PCI slots for the V5 and again No Go, nada, nothing.

It could be that this motherboard doesn't like having multiple VGA Cards installed of varied brands.
I don't know what else o think of it, oh well bad things can happen ... I guess, can't have everything, the Dual OpteronMP 850 CGI used before this had no issues with multiple VGA cards.

A Shame for that part as I really had hoped this to work, yet it does not.
So if any of you have idea's how to get this working feel free to place input on that I just am out of options as of now.
 
No luck with the V5, even after disabling IRQ's in the bios like you suggested, no change this is what I did do before removing the V5 for the last time:


But as you can see the V5 installed perfectly yet the GeForce gets the issues, even that it too is installed perfectly.
When I remove the V5, this issue is gone, as if this never took place.
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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/03/26 12:53:45 (permalink)
Ah well not all is lost
Here all the important parts installed as of now:

Just gonna stick to my ASUS GeForce 6800 AGP 256MB for now  Just wanna see what NV40 is capable of doing
 
And Yaaas the LS-120 works!!!! 

The Ata flat cable wasn't fitted in properly hah
All going on strong now!

Here a video of it playing a music video from a LS-120 Super Floppy Disk 

 
Sveta SMP 2003
 
2x Intel Xeon MP 3Ghz HT, 2 Cores / 4 Threads @ 3Ghz, 2x 512KB L2, 2x 4MB L3
2x VERAX Polargate Copper Coolers for Socket 603
4x 512MB PC-800-40ns ECC Kingston Server RDRAM
Supermicro P4DCE+II Intel i860 chipset
ASUS V9999 GT AGP 256MB 256Bit GDDR3 Rev.A1 0514 NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT AGP
Western Digital Caviar SE 250GB 7200 rpm HDD
Mitsubishi Electronics LS_120 Super Floppy Drive
Plextor PlexWriter PX-48/24/48A CD/RW
Creative Labs 12x/40x DVD/CD Rom Drive
Enermax Modu 82+ 525 Watt PSU
Addtronics 6896A Entry Level Server Tower
 
WIndows XP Pro UK + SP3
NVIDIA ForceWare 84.21 WHQL for the ASUS GF 6800 GT AGP
 
So here the final build as I have completed this build and now it's ready for the needed upgrades


Here it playing MilkDrop2.25c with 128 images rendering mode with Winamp 5.666 Final @ 1024 x 768 x32 around 50 to 70 fps


Here it's current Desktop, I managed to make a cool screenshot of Blue Squad in action during Star Wars Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

 
So here the final pics of this build with all the side panels in place:

Descent 2 Pyro-GX art I did back in 1996:


Freespace 2 Starships art I did in 1999:


The entire system complete doing some MilkDrop2 fun


And the entire system completed as ending of this log


Many thanks for reading and replying this log of this awesome, rare; yet complicated build
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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/03/28 07:46:29 (permalink)
Another great retro rebuild. Congrats on that.

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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/03/28 15:17:58 (permalink)
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Another great retro rebuild. Congrats on that.


Many thanks for the 46th Blue Ribbon rjohnson11
And yeah this build was probably the most challenging ever, it wasn't easy let me put it that way


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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/04/01 00:37:18 (permalink)
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Another great retro rebuild. Congrats on that.


Many thanks for the 46th Blue Ribbon rjohnson11
And yeah this build was probably the most challenging ever, it wasn't easy let me put it that way


Those old builds are a lot harder to put together than the modern builds.

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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/04/11 21:57:56 (permalink)
Looks like a hell of a lot fun making a build with this retro hardware. Great monitor btw. :D

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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/04/17 01:04:14 (permalink)
hah many thanks guys and yeah it was  apainful build due to my arthritis like pains but it was fun and very educate to do


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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/04/17 08:24:17 (permalink)
No pain no gain as they say. Love the retro mods just as much as the modern mods.

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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/04/19 11:47:15 (permalink)
Hah thanks man! 
 
Here my result after a default run in 3D mark 2001 SE Build 330

 
So hey for the best Dual Intel CPU based system money could buy in Dec 2003 / Jan 2004 20802 3D marks is pretty good I think
No OC everything default, as I want to most accurate result of this 15.000 USD  Dual Xeon Gallatin 3Ghz from that time.
 
My P4 2Ghz gets 10714 3D Marks with a Leadtek GeForce 6800 AGP 128MB 256Bit DDR1.
This card uses the NV42 GPU which has 12 Pixel Shaders and 5 Vertex Shaders
The 6800 GT AGP 256MB 256Bit GDDR3 uses the NV40 GPU which has 16 Pixel Shaders and 6 Vertex Shaders, thus being the real deal here

Anyways here the score of my P4 2Ghz, the CPU was obviously the major bottleneck here:


The Dual Intel XeonMP Gallatin 3Ghz with it's 6800 GT AGP 256MB Destroys this P4 2Ghz with it's 6800 AGP 128MB  by a mile!
The P4 2Ghz is holding the 6800 AGP 128MB back, it truly shows
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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/04/22 05:38:39 (permalink)
Amazing benchmarks for such old systems

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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/04/23 04:43:48 (permalink)
Yeah thanks I was really impressed on how much faster the Dual Xeon MP Gallain 3Ghz is over the Pentium4 Willamette 2Ghz rofl,about twice as fast, even that both setups use the same CPU instruction sets MMX, SSE & SSE2, they both have the same RDRAM amount and they both use ECC as well, i850 & i860 are of the same age and family class.
This was very worth while to look in to, I use the DUal gallatin a lot btw, it's a very interesting and fun system to use and to mess around with


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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/04/23 07:39:26 (permalink)
The Pentium 4 was not that great of a CPU for Intel in my personal opinion. It had a lot of heat and was really big.

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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/04/24 04:57:26 (permalink)
Yeah it did yet the Thermaltake Indigo Orb kept it around 55 a 60C and no higher it was the best cooler for the Socket 423  P4's these were the first Gen P4's as well it had to start somewhere AMD's Athlon Thunderbird 1400Mhz destroyed the P4 2Ghzwith plentiful ease with most games, just as long SS2 wasn't used  the Athlons were faster.
 
Athlons also had much higher FPU's that P4's the only things P4's were good at doing was Lame MP3 Encoding Quake III Arena & Descent 3 for the rest, Athlons were really your best bet same as Ryzen 5 1600x is today.
 
The Xeon MP Gallatin for Socket 603 was the S423 P4 CPU for Multi CPU platforms it is also the real deal as in the full package.
 
Pentium 4 Willamette 2Ghz has 32KB L1 and 256KB L2 but no L3 and no Hyper Threading
Xeon MP Gallatin 3Ghz has 128KB L1, 512KB L2 and 4096KB L3 + Hyper Threading.
 
Both CPU's only have MMMX, SSE & SSE2, both didn't have SSE3 yet.
Both used Rambus PC-800-40ns ECC RDRAM
 
Pentium 4 Willamette used the intel 850 Chipset and Socket 423 later 478 & 775.
Xeon MP Gallatin used Socket 603 and later Socket 604 & 771.
 
All in all netburst wasn't grand it needed long ram bandwidth based apps to get the max out of but not allw as bad Hyper Threading was a handy idea
The LGA 1155 Core i7's, Core i5's & Core i3's used Hypter Threading for the first time since the P4 & Xeon DP's/MP's had it, LGA 1366 improved the tech once more.
 
My Goal was to renovate and build a max upgraded Socket 423 based P4 2Ghz and a Dual Socket 603 Xeon MP 3Ghz and that was a successful project.
One I am very proud of doing It was very edicate just on how these things perform, the Gallatin system performs very well compared to the Willamette system
 


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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/11/22 08:59:06 (permalink)
@Gold Leader,

I have a question please: You're using an Asus P4T with an Enermax modu 82+ but an modu 82+ do not provide -5V voltage (white cable) output. The P4T mainboard bios analyse the -5V voltage so what did you do in order to run the P4T mainboard? Did you set up in the Bios the -5V voltage monitoring to ignore and so the P4T can run without the -5V voltage? And the main question: Will the P4T work with newer PSU without the white cable -5V voltage - did you have any further experience with that?
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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/11/25 06:20:13 (permalink)
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@Gold Leader,

I have a question please: You're using an Asus P4T with an Enermax modu 82+ but an modu 82+ do not provide -5V voltage (white cable) output. The P4T mainboard bios analyse the -5V voltage so what did you do in order to run the P4T mainboard? Did you set up in the Bios the -5V voltage monitoring to ignore and so the P4T can run without the -5V voltage? And the main question: Will the P4T work with newer PSU without the white cable -5V voltage - did you have any further experience with that?

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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/11/29 15:23:45 (permalink)
My P4T has a beta Bios Bios 1.006 Beta 4, I can make a dump for you this Bios also adds PC-800-40 ECC memory support.
As for the PSU? I just connected the 20Pin + 4 Pin ATX 12 V power and it all worked fine really.
 
As the -5voltage thing goes I never came across it, so dunno man on such things if a PU don't work I just get an other one that does.
it's been a while I have used my P4T system I can check for you but as far as I can recall I have not seen as well as not noticed any issues when it came to that -5 volt rail.
The Enermax Modu 82+ 525 Watt PSU's I use for both ASUS P4T & Supermicro P4DCE+II both run dead stable.
 
And to answer your question I didn't see any of such issues. So maybe Bios 1.006 Beta 4 evaded it?
I have no idea on such things :)
 
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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/11/30 12:57:05 (permalink)
This thread brings back some memories of systems past. I remember my first "gaming" PC with a Pentium 2 350Mhz, 64MB RAM and a Voodoo 2 12MB video card. It let me play Unreal at 1024x768 max settings smooth as butter. PC's I had before that were just generic junk. Wish I still had some of my older stuff to do a classic system restore like this.
 
I do still have these though.......

 

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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/12/01 11:59:46 (permalink)
Them two NV45's are too new for my tastes ;)
It needs to be AGP 3.0 x8 by the latest hehe :)
 
Evenso in this thread you might wanna read then since it's goes about my renovated Intel BX440 chipset based P3/E 650Mhz 3Dfx Retro Gaming PC from March 25, 1999:
https://forums.evga.com/FindPost/2736703


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Re:Stealth 2001 - A Renovation of my P4 2Ghz S423 High End Gaming System of 2001. 2017/12/02 12:08:06 (permalink)
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Them two NV45's are too new for my tastes ;)
It needs to be AGP 3.0 x8 by the latest hehe :)
 
Evenso in this thread you might wanna read then since it's goes about my renovated Intel BX440 chipset based P3/E 650Mhz 3Dfx Retro Gaming PC from March 25, 1999:
https://forums.evga.com/FindPost/2736703


1999? An 18 year old system. Outstanding.

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