Im new to the whole IO thing, and I've read the boards for quite some time now
I got interested in the I-Opener becuase i need a word processing machine that will fit onto my (really) small desk. But, while gathering resources and information about the various CPU hacks and compatable memory, that the IO can be a pretty strong machine (compared to my current 486dx4 133mhz). So, i was wondering if the I-Opener is strong enough to play some weak gaming. What i had in mind were things like emulators such as n64, SNES, and GBA. I know that the stock IO equipment is not nearly powerful enough for these things (200mhz, 32mb) but i know all the hacks for adding (and cooling) a k6III+ CPU and where to get (compatable) 128 mb sodimms.
BTW: I weighed the K62+ 450 and the K63+ against my fathers work PC (1ghz and 512mb) with Sandra Sissoft and they scored only a little under half its performance. So, my dads PC can play n64 games at double speed, so i was hoping the IO could play them at regular speed with some frame skipping. I can also flash the bios myself and make (crimp) my own IDE cables so all i would really need to buy would be the IO, CPU, Q16 cooling resistor, other hack materials, and eventually some ram. I say this becuase i know some people would say that hacking the IO is more expensive than its worth, but remember, i am in desperate need of space.
What I really wanted to know was is if someone with an I-Opener and a K6III+ (or K6 II+) and >64mb could try out a couple of emu's out for me. Im getting an I-Opener very soon for my new high school classes, but some gaming thrown in there would be cool too. So if someone would like to try out Project 64 (n64 emu) for me, i would be way more than delighted to supply the emulator and acompanying files (if you know what I mean). Also, it would be really nice if someone would try a GBA emu on it too, but i dont want to sound so demanding.