Monthly Archives: January 2017

Top of the Class 478

So I have that old Intel D865PERL board, which is a Socket 478/AGP board.┬áThere’s a 3.2 GHz Northwood in it but of course I was wondering, what’s the fastest CPU this board supports? And it turns out to be a … Continue reading

Posted in Intel, PC hardware, PC history, Pentium 4 | 3 Comments

More Peripherals

Remember this post from a while ago? Several new peripherals have turned up, but what are they? This time, the manufacturer names vanished together with the model numbers, but it shouldn’t be too hard. Do you know these peripherals? PS: … Continue reading

Posted in MIDI, Sound | 11 Comments

Shiniest x86 Chip

While there have been┬ámany shiny new chips in the metaphorical sense, x86 (and x87) chips have never been known to be literally shiny. The typical packaging is ceramic or some form of brushed metal, and neither of these surfaces is … Continue reading

Posted in 386, C&T, PC hardware | 8 Comments

Finally Free

For a while I’ve been toying with the idea of buying the full official MIDI specification, but never went through with it. Not so much because of the cost ($100 for the core spec) but because of the hassle. Only … Continue reading

Posted in Documentation, MIDI | 6 Comments