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Gateway AMD K7 Christmas Build

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-11-09 @ 22:02

Here is my Christmas computer restoration build.
It's a Gateway Select with AMD Athlon 900mhz.
Nothing says "All American Christmas" like a Gateway computer.
These are true Americana.
This computer is made of heavy steel frame construction.
It is a tool less case and very easy to work on and repair.
Performance is good and runs quiet.
The fans are fairly quiet.
I am going to keep this computer setup over the Winter and load it with all my favorite Holiday Season stuff.
I might change out the graphics for an AMD graphics card.

Specs:
Gateway motherboard with Via Chipset ( P/N: 2508783 Gateway Oxnard MS-6330, AMD Athlon Socket A
Up to 1.3GHz CPU )
CPU - AMD K7 Athlon 900mhz.
Ram - 356mb.
Graphics - Nvidia Geforce MX440 AGP
Audio - Sound Blaster live !
Modem - 56k Coneaxent
Network - AMD 100mb.
Hard-drive - Seagate 40gb.
OS - Windows 98se
Manufacture date - 9/23/2000

It actually has a license key for Windows ME but Windows 98se installs Vanilla too.
No additional drivers needed for the motherboard.

Commercial
https://youtu.be/jjaJCw7oLjs

https://youtu.be/06tqKX1anV8

https://youtu.be/_EbV7e5k6V4
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Re: Gateway Christmas Build

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-11-09 @ 22:05

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Re: Gateway Christmas Build

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-11-09 @ 22:06

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Re: Gateway AMD K7 Christmas Build

Postby KCompRoom2000 » 2018-11-10 @ 00:17

At least you're using your own photos rather than mostly stock photos this time.

Anyways, this is a very nostalgic build to me. That classic Gateway case design brings back memories of the late-9x and early-XP eras of computing.

Quick question: Why do you have two DVD-ROM drives installed? I could understand of one was a regular DVD-ROM and the other was a CD-RW/DVD combo drive of some sort, but since both of those drives appear to be DVD-ROM, I don't see a practical use for such a setup. In those days, most systems came configured with one DVD-ROM drive and a CD-RW drive as the secondary optical drive. Dual DVD-ROM drives is kinda odd to me.
1988-96:SL-54U5|P233MMX|64MB|Virge325|YMF719-S
1995-98:P2B-VE|C433|192MB|Rage Pro|Voodoo2|CT4500/32M
1998-01:GX150MT|PIII-S 1400|384MB|GF4Ti4200|CT4670
2000-05:A8V|A64 3700+|2GB|RadeonX800
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Re: Gateway AMD K7 Christmas Build

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-11-10 @ 00:24

Yeah, This is the best Gateway I have. My 486 Gateways are a Pain to work with.
The original CD-ROM drive was broken during shipping. So I just stuck a DVD drive in it which is the same type as in the original gateway.
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Re: Gateway AMD K7 Christmas Build

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-11-10 @ 21:17

I have it all setup and running good with Win98se and Online with I.E. 6.0

Can you guy's recommend any Winter/Snow/Christmas games ?
Snow mobile?
Sking?
Sleding?
etc...
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Re: Gateway AMD K7 Christmas Build

Postby chinny22 » 2018-11-13 @ 11:10

Christmas games
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Warcraft 2 winter maps
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Re: Gateway AMD K7 Christmas Build

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-11-13 @ 19:34

Thanks, I'll try some.
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