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I need help with sound cards and IRQs in Windows 98

Hello, and thank you in advance for your assistance. First of all, I will admit that I don't even fully understand how IRQs work and what controls them. I am about at my wits' end with two Windows 98 era machines and trying to get the sound cards working in DOS games like Doom. My main Win98 retro …

Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Nice! Nice nice nice! I totally get how old school case bling can be appealing now when it maybe wasn't at the time. When people first started cutting windows into their cases and adding LEDs to their fans, I just couldn't understand why you would want that. Thanks! Funny thing is, I actually was …

Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

My case is the Lanmoto - a variant of the Xaser III with a slightly modified Hardcano unit. Because the Lanmoto has only 3 fans (120mm front, 120mm rear, 90mm side), just two knobs on the Hardcano are enough to control them reasonably (for example, put both intake fans on one knob and the exhaust …

Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Here's my retro PC #2. It was a FB Marketplace find - paid $25 for it in "unknown working condition" with no hard drive or graphics card. I promise you it did not look like these pictures when I bought it. It was a complete disaster with wires and cables and plugs and loose parts everywhere, and of …

Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Nice!! I can relate :) Btw, DDR isn't that expensive, mabe buy a lot on Ebay. Well... I have since acquired a "little bit" of spare RAM for my retro projects in addition to those two nice OCZ 512 sticks in the machine above. IMG_0330.jpg Nice mix here of PC100 and PC133 SDRAM, DDR, some DDR2, plus …

Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Allow me to introduce one of my retro rigs and the story behind it! I originally set out to recreate the computer I had built myself in high school (2003-04?), but I quickly ran into a couple problems. First being, my memories of that time are... vague at best... and thus I can't actually remember …

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