First post, by NamelessPlayer
The newer PC the family uses:
Compaq Presario 6016US(MY STEPDAD BOUGHT IT, DON'T BLAME ME!)
AMD Athlon XP 1800+(sucks when you want to play UT 2004)
512 MB PC2100 DDR RAM(it shows its age when everyone else uses PC3200)
ATI Radeon 9600 XT(Free HL2 for me, but will it run well?)
Integrated nForce sound chipset(If this has sound problems with games like Tron 2.0, Halo, or an UnrealEngine1 game with UseDirectSound=True...there's a problem. Especially when you use a 5.1 speaker system with a 2.1 sound system.)
Windows XP Home
I can't even upgrade this thing-the next upgrade will be a new PC in at least 2 years, and he's going to buy ANOTHER pre-built one! I hope there aren't any proprietary(read: ANYTHING BUT GOOD)parts in the new one!
My own rig:
AMD K6-2 366Mhz
Uhh...I forgot how much RAM, but it's in KBs(around 1000000 or so)
Integrated SiS 530 video chipset(IT SUCKS, my dad ripped out the ATI video card(Xpert 98 I believe)because he said it was causing problems)
SB Live! Value
Windows 2000/Windows 98/Mandrake Linux 7.1(Didn't expect THAT, did you?)
I'd like to network these for the older games, but even when I install my cable modem(drivers & all)to my rig, it still won't have Internet access.
EDIT: 3D acceleration from now on will be handled by a single 12 MB Voodoo 2. It comes in quite handy...now if the vendor would just ship it with a passthrough cable!