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i fink i have a pentium 1 and some ddr2 ram. alon with some really old pc case. i think my mom trashed it, or it's in my parent's house, i cant remember, it was like 5 years ago when i last seen them. lol

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Not to long ago you had the fun of loading drivers to your system from floppy disk before they would be recognized.  Ick.  :)  Or when you had to drive to the computer store to get software to decompress a file you spent 30 minutes downloading off a news group on your dialup connection.

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On 2 April 2020 at 10:52 AM, vf1000ride said:

Not to long ago you had the fun of loading drivers to your system from floppy disk before they would be recognized.  Ick.  :)  Or when you had to drive to the computer store to get software to decompress a file you spent 30 minutes downloading off a news group on your dialup connection.

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I have just just what you're needing for those if you can run IDE 

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34 minutes ago, T.J said:

 

 

I have just just what you're needing for those if you can run IDE 

 

I'm good, thank you for the offer though. :)  I do actually have one, was just more effort that I felt like putting into it to remove from the tower it's in and get a picture of it.

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The first tower PC I bought for myself, as opposed to gifts and hand-me-downs. From this crazy college student who built it himself - can you believe it?

 

Ran Win98 like a champ. Blazed through No One Lives Forever. Those Radeon LE graphics. Those 192Megabytes of RAM. Discrete sound card. Blazing speed.

 

I'm kinda loving that shimmery brassy color to the motherboard, too. Why isn't that still an option? Enough of your tactical black. This is distinctive.

 

I'm not sure I can stand to take it all apart and build my NAS in the case...

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7 hours ago, hammerquill said:

The first tower PC I bought for myself, as opposed to gifts and hand-me-downs. From this crazy college student who built it himself - can you believe it?

 

Ran Win98 like a champ. Blazed through No One Lives Forever. Those Radeon LE graphics. Those 192Megabytes of RAM. Discrete sound card. Blazing speed.

 

I'm kinda loving that shimmery brassy color to the motherboard, too. Why isn't that still an option? Enough of your tactical black. This is distinctive.

 

I'm not sure I can stand to take it all apart and build my NAS in the case...

 

 

 

use that system!


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Hey! Since I see what this thread is still alive, here some more of my old tech goddies!

1. GeForce MX4000 128 mb DDR1 (the one witrh the heat sink in case of the post mixing the pics)

2. Athlon 64 3200+ with a ASRock K8Upgrade-VM800 (weird model), there with 512 mb DDR1 but ws able to restore another 512 mb module and now it has 1 GB DDR PC3200.. I know... too much speed lol. Bonus. a Riva TNT2 (32 mb) what I was testing in that moment.

3. A burnout GeForce FX5200 what now is a nice decoration

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8 hours ago, The King of the Undead said:

use that system!

NAS system needs a lot more RAM than that, unfortunately, from what I've read. I don't think I could install even 1GB in the three slots there.

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What we see here is the sSpec SY015 1996 Pentium 150 CPU, which has 1 core.
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The ram on this 1995 motherboard predates DDR sdRAM which was prototyped in 1997. I would have been using this computer to dial up AOL to use AIM and other chatrooms. Google did not exist when I first used this computer. I am confident it still works but I don't know where the components are.

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A cute little 8.4" mini laptop from 1999. Got it for $5 on auction a few days ago.

Unfortunately someone went berserk on it at some point, case was cracked in 2 locations and the whole left hinge is missing. Pisses me off because the auction photo did not have any cracks and the left hinge while mangled still had all the parts that I never got 😡 I repaired the cracks but the hinge will be difficult.

At least the LCD is flawless, and as crazy as it sounds the 2 batteries still last 1h-1h30 each 😮

 

Acer Travelmate 313T, Pentium MMX 266, 800x600 TFT, 16MB soldered RAM and came with a 64MB stick added, HDD was removed at some point. Has one USB1.1 port which is super handy to be able to use a modern flash drive to move stuff to. 2 PCMCIA slots as well, pretty impressive for such a tiny machine back then.

The supplied AC adapter was apparently dead (case had been cracked open and some "skid marks" visible on the plastic and shielding) so I didn't even try plugging it in. Laptop didn't power on with another supply, but upon disassembly the solder on the DC in jack looked a bit awkward - resoldered it and it fired right up.

Changed CMOS battery, added a CF-IDE and a small 1GB card (snatched a 8GB one on auction in the meantime), installed W98SE and it works just great. Was relatively easy to find the video driver, a bit more of a pain to get the audio one, found the one for the modem, so everything is fine now. Unfortnately I can't find the Acer Notebook Manager version that works with this, and the screen brightness buttons don't work without it - which might explain why the screen is pretty dim, likely set low and I have no way of changing it :( 

The LCD cable seems a little flaky as well, I have some distorsion depending on how I move it. Probably due to the same abuse that caused the rest...

 

Can't find much information at all about this model online. Haven't even found a single picture - found some magazine ads mentioning the model and matching specs but with a picture of a completely different machine 🤣

 

I feel like attempting a repair of the left hinge and hopefully fixing the LCD cable, and maybe adding something to control screen brightness without the soft buttons. It's such a nice machine, pretty powerful for the generation, small and uncommon, and exactly my style - I'm very much into reduced size portables and it was actually a pleasant surprise because I hadn't noticed at all from the auction that it wasn't a full size machine...

Ordered some bigger RAM as well.

 

Also, @LinusTech always complaining about trackpad sizes should enjoy this one - literally less than 3 fingers wide 🤣

 

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Dell XPS 2 in 1 2019, 32GB, 1TB, 4K / GPD Win 2

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I dusted off my old Dell Inspiron 1420 from 2008 and have decided to replace some of the worn out shell with new parts, and install cloudready chromeOS. 

 

So an Intel core2 Duo with 4 gigs of ddr2 ram currently has a 500 gig 7200 rpm hard drive considering replacing it with a SSD but don't want to overspend as I don't want to spend too much into a 12 year old laptop

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