Pentium 4 Retro Gaming PC with Cedar Mill Socket 775 and PCIe

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Love or hate the Pentium 4, many of us had one back in the day, and despite all the Intel vs AMD drama, we had a great time playing games. But power draw …

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34 thoughts on “Pentium 4 Retro Gaming PC with Cedar Mill Socket 775 and PCIe

  • August 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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    Hi Phil, We should all Love the Pentium 4. It was(is) a very stable chip, and it intruduced Hyperthreding technology, that Intel implemented years later again with the Core i7.
    BTW. I was just recently given a *brand new (*never used) MSI 945PL Neo motherboard. (intel P945) and have a P4 550 Prescott heat monster lying around. But after seing this, I will get a P4 661 Ceder Mill. And I also got a Beautiful HD 3870 from Sapphire. (looks like new). That should be an ultimate single core XP build. That GPU should handle everything upto 2007 on MAX @ 1600×1200.

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  • August 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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    Add me to the list of nostalgia watchers. I had an X850 XTPE pci-e paired with an amd 3200+ am2 on an MSI microatx ATI chipset board. I also had this exact P35 Neo II board later in life with an Intel C2D e8400 + ATI hd 2600xt running server 2k8 modded into a workstation because Vista sucked. I still count these two among my favorite computers (I used to work for computer stores, so there were LOTS of personal builds). And damn isn't need for speed underground a gorgeous game!

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  • August 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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    Great video. But 1-do you diseable defrag in XP (and all automatic HDD maintenance) when using an SSD? I did read that not doing so could burn the SSD in a few months. The SSD reallocate the data and then the defrag in XP try to correct it putting them close together. It run constantly.
    2-Could you show the advantages of this XP era setup over an x4 630 or Q6600 and a 7770 or 270x card with XP? I will not believe it is better until I see it. If there is a bug, try to verify if the game was not a Win98 game that was also compatible with XP.

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  • August 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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    Must note that that classic game footage on modern 10 bit wide color gamut monitor look extra special – when modern upgrade makes classic games as special as you seen them for the first time.
    You should try that if get the chance. 😉

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  • August 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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    I had the same CPU but with a Gigabyte GA-945GZM-S2 motherboard, 2 GB of DDR2, a 256 MB GeForce 7600 GT and two 80 and 250 GB HDDs. Also I had Windows 7 on that machine, not XP. And even with that I was perfectly fine with that machine as a very low budget PC. It did everything I’ve expected from such hardware.

    Sadly, the motherboard eventually broke. I turned the PC on one day and it didn’t go past a freaking black screen. The CPU did survive I think, but one times it shows an «Over Clocking Failed!!!» message withOUT giving me a solution to resume, and other times it doesn’t show anything (even the BIOS) at all. Everything else remained in same perfectly working condition.

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  • August 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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    Why not use a core 2 duo or quad, wouldn’t they run cooler? My xp machine has the last core 2 quad, max ram and 470 gtx gpu. Dual boots xp and 7

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  • August 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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    You can find Pentium D's for about 2-3$, I don't think anyone is using Pentium 4, if you can have a dual core for the price of a hamburger.

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  • August 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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    Funny that you connect the P4 with hat time. We had a lot of LAN's back in the day and nobody used a P4, it was Athlon XP / Duron only with a huge variety of GPU's. My girlfrind (still is, yay) had a P4 2,6 at that time, it was a PackardBell (with GF2 MX). First Intel in our group was a P-M (overclocked to hell) on an Asus-Board.
    In the beginning i hated PCIe and did not want it. But when i swiched to a A64 X2 4200+ i bought a 6800GT PCIe to replace my … 6800GT AGP. 7000Series was not out at that time. Did not like it, but i thought it would be smarter to go with "the new tech". Later bought the 7950GX2, so i was happy that i went with PCIe

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  • August 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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    Dell Dimension 9100 (Stock)
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    Processor: Intel Pentium D 830 SL88S (2M Cache, 3.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

    Memory: 1 GB of DDR2 PC2-4300 (2 Sticks of 512 MB)

    Graphics Card Dell OEM ATI Radeon X600XT (Core Clock: 500 MHz, Memory Clock: 370 MHz (740 DDR), Memory Bandwidth: 11.84 GB/sec, Shader Operations: 2000 MOperations/sec, Pixel Fill Rate: 2000 MPixels/sec, Texture Fill Rate: 2000 MTexels/sec, Vertex Operations: 250 MVertices/sec, 256 MB of GDDR1 RAM, Memory Bus Type: 64×2 (128 bit))
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    Dell Dimension 9100 (Upgraded)
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    Processor: Intel Pentium D 830 SL88S (2M Cache, 3.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

    Memory: 2 GB of DDR2 PC2-4300 (4 Sticks of 512 MB)

    Graphics Card: BFG NVIDIA GeForce 7800GTX OC (Core Clock: 460 Mhz, Memory Clock: 650 MHz (1200 DDR), Memory Bandwidth: 38.4 GB/sec, Shader Operations: 10320 MOperations/sec, Pixel Fill Rate: 6880 MPixels/sec, Texture Fill Rate: 10320 MTexels/sec, Vertex Operations: 860 MVertices/sec, 256 MB of GDDR3 RAM, Memory Bus Type: 64×4 (256 bit))

    Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
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  • August 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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    When I was planning my XP collection machine, there was a choice between 3 cpu’s on P965 chipset. Intel Pentium 4 661, D960 or Core 2 Duo E6700. And because of all internet archives, a decided to take core 2 duo. But for video card I took GeForce 8800 GTS, and that was a mistake, because it’s DX10 card, and XP can only DX9, so much more interesting choice is GeForce 7900 models, and I’m planning to find one. Retro PC is amazing, and interesting. Thank you Phill again!

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  • August 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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    Nothing better than throwing together a Pentium 4 machine for some fun with older games! Especially if you've got enough of a salvage parts drawer! Great fun.

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  • August 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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    I remember having a P4 3.0ghz, had to put it under liquid to make the bastard drop from 75 to 35 degrees C XD

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  • August 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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    Back in the day I oped for a Core 2 Quad on the Asus P5Q Q45 chip set motherboard.
    I still have the complete system stored away.

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  • August 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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    I've been thinking of doing something with some of my spare 775 boards, although I'm not sure which ones are spare from an upgrade, and which ones are dead! And the same goes for my spare 775 CPUs. Thankfully I've been slowly building a stockpile of parts that I know are in good working order, so it's just a matter of methodically testing all the parts and documenting it all. And I've finally managed to find my old windows XP keys, so I should be good to go on the OS front too! Only problem is finding time when I'm not exhausted from being overworked at my day job. ):

    Anyway, great video as always. Some good food for thought for when I finally get around to doing something with my 775 gear.

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  • August 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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    Well, I do not think there will ever be a time without having a good retro Windows XP machine. I have built several of them and one of them is good old Pentium 4 3.4 Cedar Mill with Asus P5E, Corsair XM2 DDR2 800MHz RAM, and as for the GPU well, I have tried everything from Radeons 4890 in CrossFire, 6970 or GeForce 9800 GX2. Of course, the cards are overkill but at higher resolution they do play a significant role. I also have an AMD Opteron 180 with Asus A8N 32 SLI socket 939 and to be honest, I prefer the Intel. I think I just have a weak spot in my heart for them. :). I still have MSI 875P NEO FIS2R socket 478 P4 Preshot 3.4 and Radeon HD3850 AGP. Good old times. Let's treasure them. Good videos Phil as always.

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  • August 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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    Phil, have you ever tried Fallout 3 on one of these machines ?

    Particularly the Athlon XP 3200+, the game quotes a Pentium 4 2.4 GHz minimum, at least the original release.

    I'm going to build one of these sooner or later.

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  • August 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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    Sitting behind me in my office. Intel socket 775 motherboard, Pentium 4 630 @3ghz 2mb L2cache prescott. 3GB ddr ram and a geforce GTX 7800 card pcie. Why? because I could and I had the parts so I built it. I stuck some generic sata drive in it maybe a western digital. Running windows XP 64bit bug free with all the last updates so the WoW handler works fine with 32bit games. Awesome video as always mate I love the pentium 4 stuff.

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  • August 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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    If you're going for an XP gaming PC and don't have any nostalgic reasons to hold on to AGP, there is no reason to not go PCI-e. A 9800 GTX+ and a GTS 250 were given to me for free cause they were not worth the effort to sell (fyi, they're just about the same card with the 250 using less power). Both make good XP genre cards. I wouldn't spend more than $20 for those on ebay. And if you're not receiving care packages from Creative, a lower-end X-Fi Titanium PCI-e card for about $20 will do you well. P.S. I just picked up an AGP X850 XT a week ago for $8. I had to repair the cut fan cable but it posts. That is as far as I got with that.

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  • August 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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    Back in the day I had a K6-200 overclocked to 285, STB Velocity 128 (Riva 128 ZX), and a Diamond Monster 3D (Voodoo 1) board with an AWE 64 sound card. It was a good time for DOS and Windows gaming. Back then you actually had DOS games that were 3D accelerated. There were DOS games that supported GLIDE like Tomb Raider..

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  • August 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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    Awesome Phil, your going to make me dust of my X850 XT PE AGP card now and build a system to see how it compares 🙂

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  • August 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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    My current 98 machine is a P4 2.2, ATI Radeon 9550, 512Mb ram, SB Live, and probably some other stuff down the line.

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  • August 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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    9600 excalibur. 256mb sweet memories. a time where is a decent grafikcard not expensive

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  • August 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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    It's odd that I'd prefer the P4 with 9700 Pro, but I guess that's nostalgia for you.

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  • August 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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    I recently turned an old 24" iMac into an XP gaming machine. It's surprisingly capable as an XP gamer. It has a 256MB GDDR3 Radeon HD 2600 Pro video card. I always thought the HD 2600 Pro was similar in speed to the X850XT, but it scored 36,740 in 3DMark2001, so I guess it's a little faster. The only thing that's really missing is hardware accelerated audio, which unfortunately is impossible to add to an all-in-one computer. 😛

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