some time ago i bought an IBM Aptiva 2168 93w Pentium 75mhz 8mb/540mb.
The goal is to be able to play my old dos en windows 95 games (like kingsquest, lba2,c&c...) on original hardware unfortunately though I played my share of games in the past my knowledge about pc hardware in general is not that great to say the least. I'm definitely willing to learn, and was hoping you guys could maybe give me some tips/answers.
When I fired it up, the computer booted windows 95 fine from the start (with some driver issues regarding the soundcard and cd-rom).
However after a while trying to fix these errors there where some 'strange noises' coming out of the psu (even after carefully cleaning the fan) and not being that tech-savy myself I decided to look for a replacement. It proved to be more difficult then I thought, as it seemes the motherboard has some 'strange' 3pin connector.
I finaly found an affordable psu that has the right connectors. However the numbers on the psu are not completely identical to the original one. Will this be a problem?
While searching for the psu I also got my hands on a S3 virge(diamond) and a Rage pro Turbo.
When browsing through google and youtube it looks like I just have to plug in the cards in the correct slot, install the drivers and maybe disable the onboard graphics? (As the cd-rom wasnt working, I got myself some floppy-disks and an external drive.)
So after this long post a small recap 😉
1) Is it safe to use this psu?
2) Do i just plug in the cards and install the drivers?
3) Are those cards any good for my 'goal'? The info i found online seems to tell me they are.
Thanks in advance!