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48 minutes ago, Corrupt_Liberty said:

Reboot every few days?  When I was running ME I had to recover the system every few days! 

Might be a slight exaggeration.

Not a slight exaggeration. I loved the features of ME, built in ZIP utilities, it ran well, drivers were hit or miss though and feel like most crashes were driver issues. We had an ATI graphics card and it was just hell to get it running on ME or 2000, 98 was sometimes OK and sometimes not, I guess AMD inherited those issues from ATI...

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6 hours ago, Corrupt_Liberty said:

When I was running ME I had to recover the system every few days! 

On 95 I was reinstalling once a month, would always end up with registry corruption - probably one of the programs I was using, but never found out which.


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I remember XP being the first real Windows (I have been using it since 3.1) That you could, at will, Alt+TAB out of a game and not worry about it crashing at all lol


 With all the Trolls, Try Hards, Noobs and Weirdos around here you'd think i'd find SOMEWHERE to fit in!

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52 minutes ago, Bitter said:

XP, being NT based, was WAY more stable for sure!

After SP1. I remember it being fairly terrible when it first came out.  I purchased retail on launch day.  Of course that could have been because I was rocking an AMD K6-2 400Mhz with only 64 MB ram. 


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I have an old Intel Pentium 4 HT the first ever hyper threading series processor launched back in 2000. It still is in a working condition with its stock cooler.

 

I still have a graphic card Raedon 7770 GHz edition OC ( Saphire make ) which am using to display in my current rig.

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4 hours ago, Soumen Biswas said:

I have an old Intel Pentium 4 HT the first ever hyper threading series processor launched back in 2000. It still is in a working condition with its stock cooler.

Nice! What's the frequency and amount of cache, just curious? I have the P4 EE 3.4 GHz with 2 MB of cache.


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I so badly want a Compaq Portable Model III.

Dunno quite what to do with it, but I want one.

Of course prices for ones in working shape are...dire so it will remain a pipe dream for now.


So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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1 hour ago, Radium_Angel said:

I so badly want a Compaq Portable Model III.

Dunno quite what to do with it, but I want one.

Of course prices for ones in working shape are...dire so it will remain a pipe dream for now.

so get one that doesn't!


into trains? here's the model railroad thread!

The way to get the specs for my PC. go to the store. Buy some potatos. boil them and mash them. and stuff that in a focus g with a ssd.

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24 minutes ago, will4623 said:

so get one that doesn't!

And then what? My electrical repair skills are .....modest...at best


So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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On 10/31/2019 at 12:00 PM, Bitter said:

XP, being NT based, was WAY more stable for sure!

there was never a reason to "upgrade" to xp if you had 98 

I was using 98 until windows 7 for most VM's from linux and my laptop i somehow had 98 on it

i didnt play fallout 3 on xp for example in xp's whole lifetime, just 98

you also had a better ui, DOS games, 10x better. 98 was the last decent windows op imo


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98 had less stability and you lost the ability to use new hardware as it came out plus were stuck with older DX and OpenGL versions. Also stuck on 3GB RAM though XP 64bit was a joke.

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16 hours ago, RelativeMono said:

there was never a reason to "upgrade" to xp if you had 98 

I was using 98 until windows 7 for most VM's from linux and my laptop i somehow had 98 on it

i didnt play fallout 3 on xp for example in xp's whole lifetime, just 98

you also had a better ui, DOS games, 10x better. 98 was the last decent windows op imo

I HAD to install XP.  I couldn't get 98 to play with my 2400+ at the time

 

Edit:  Glad i did too


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On 11/3/2019 at 1:27 AM, RelativeMono said:

there was never a reason to "upgrade" to xp if you had 98 

I was using 98 until windows 7 for most VM's from linux and my laptop i somehow had 98 on it

i didnt play fallout 3 on xp for example in xp's whole lifetime, just 98

you also had a better ui, DOS games, 10x better. 98 was the last decent windows op imo

I had a teacher in 2004 who told me that when everything got stuck in the company network where he worked, he tried to repair it from the only machine that still had Windows 98. It was the slowest one ever but the only one that still worked when the others couldn't. He used to preffer 98 over XP for this reason. 


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15 hours ago, seagate_surfer said:

I had a teacher in 2004 who told me that when everything got stuck in the company network where he worked, he tried to repair it from the only machine that still had Windows 98. It was the slowest one ever but the only one that still worked when the others couldn't. He used to preffer 98 over XP for this reason. 

98 wasnt slow, maybe the comp it was on but i ran mine with a pentium 4


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5 hours ago, RelativeMono said:

98 wasnt slow, maybe the comp it was on but i ran mine with a pentium 4

Yeah, probably it was the computer. But the thing is that it was the only computer that didn't get stuck, I only heard good things about the 98 during that time. ?


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Thought I'd show off an old build with some Antec 900 goodness. My first Intel build in years (second build in this case).

Intel Core i7-920

Asrock X58 Extreme Motherboard

2x Sapphire Radeon 5770 in Crossfire

4x 500gb HDD in RAID 0

6x Adata XPG 2GB DDR3 1600

Ubiquitous DVD Burner

 

I still have the case.  Sadly the hardware was sold off to fund new PC.

 

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25 minutes ago, Jessica.Fox said:

At some point I need to show some of my things. It's been a while since I last hopped onto this.

So don't wait, take pictures, we want to see your old things :)


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PC #3 : Mini PC Zotac 4K | Celeron N3150 | 4GB DDR3L 1600 | 250GB M.2 SATA WD Blue | Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB | Samsung Blu-ray writer USB | Genius SP-HF1800A | TV Panasonic TX-40DX600E UltraHD
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PC tablet : Fujitsu Point 1600 | PMMX 166MHz | 160MB EDO | 20GB HDD UATA | external floppy drive | 10.4" DSTN 800x600 touchscreen | AGFA SnapScan 1212u blue | Win98SE

Laptop collection #1 : IBM ThinkPad 340CSE | 486SLC2 66MHz | 12MB RAM | 360MB IDE | internal floppy drive | 10.4" DSTN 640x480 256 color | Win3.1 with MS-DOS 6.22

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14 hours ago, Ienien77 said:

I have an unopened 80GB MAXTOR IDE HDD... It's from one of my colleague, he say to me : you take it or i trow it. Might be 100% usefull but who knows.

 

WOW! I would keep it like that just to show off. ?


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8 hours ago, seagate_surfer said:

WOW! I would keep it like that just to show off.

Last year, we retired a system here at work (gov't) with an original sub-1GB seagate hard drive, that was still working. It was something like 320MB or so. Lovely "little" kit. Quite the chatterbox tho, like a woodpecker on a tin roof.

 

/seagate for life!


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19 hours ago, Radium_Angel said:

Last year, we retired a system here at work (gov't) with an original sub-1GB seagate hard drive, that was still working. It was something like 320MB or so. Lovely "little" kit. Quite the chatterbox tho, like a woodpecker on a tin roof.

 

/seagate for life!

WOW! So cool, you should've kept that drive.


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