Zhooibaal\’s house of the unholy

22 February 2006

New PC case + Voodoo 3

Filed under: Bargain hunting, Other — zhooibaal @ 0:27000000

I guess not many people have ever been as happy as I am now for just having my pc back running.
I received my new case, for SlashDev, today and so I wanted to build my pc into it immediatly. So that’s kind of what I did. However, this case comes with a system monitoring display on the front which has 3 heat sensors attached to heat for constant heat monitoring. One of these heat sensors has a label which says “CPU”. So now, when I tried to remove the cooler from my cpu, my cpu stuck to it. It was vacuum or something due to the cooling paste. What happened now was pretty bad… The cpu got ripped of the socket while the socket was still closed.
I was absolutely freaking out, I mean, what are the chances of a cpu getting out of a stunt like that in one piece? In fact, the pins on one corner of the cpu were pretty badly deformed and it took me about 30 minutes to get them back aligned a little. I put it back on the motherboard, inserted the heat sensor between the cpu and the cooler and attached the power cord to the power supply to run a test and YES! It still works! The only bad thing now is that the CPU heat sensor doesn’t appear to work… All that trouble for nothing.
Anyway, here’s picture of the new case:

Anyway, the other item for today is my newly aquired 3DFX Voodoo 3 card. I kind of needed another videocard for my old pc (StoomKetel). It had a ATI Rage 3D Pro which was barely powerfull enough to run the D3D test from dxdiag and it wasn’t supported by Linux at all, so the video perfomance of Linux was so bad you couldn’t even look at it without getting a headache.
Another good thing about the Voodoo 3 is that it runs all my old 3DFX games! Yay!

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  1. I remember back when i got a voodoo 3 for xmas, it was great 🙂

    Just so i could play GTA2!!

    Comment by Atariboy — 24 February 2006 @ 12:22000000

  2. Yeah, that’s one of few games I have that are 3DFX enabled 😀

    Comment by zhooibaal — 24 February 2006 @ 16:28000000

  3. Check out this site… http://www.ngemu.com/

    Then look for the Nintendo 64 emulator plugin Glide64. It’s one of the best plugins in existence for N64 emulators such as 1964 and Project 64, and as its name implies, it only runs on video card accelerators that support the Glide API (or, alternatively, use a wrapper).

    Comment by danieldematteis — 25 February 2006 @ 23:12000000

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