My 98/ME build.

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My 98/ME build.

Postby Fusion » 2019-5-08 @ 23:40

I've never 'showcased' any of my systems yet, so I'm going to share my favourite rig with you guys. It's nothing special but she's a fast little machine (54.4fps in Q3 max sett. @ 768p :exclamation: ) and extremely rock solid.

PROCESSOR: Intel Coppermine Pentium III 800EB
MOTHERBOARD: Intel CA810E
MEMORY DIMM0: ProMos PC100 256MB SDRAM
MEMORY DIMM1: Micron PC100 128MB SDRAM
STORAGE: Seagate ST310211A 5400RPM 10GB 3.5" IDE
SOUND: CT4780 SBLive! Value PCI /w EMU10K1 Chipset
VIDEO: 3dfx Voodoo3 3000 16MB PCI @ 195/195Mhz
OS: Microsoft Windows ME v4.90.3000

Not my picture, I forgot to take a photo of the case and I'm lazy. :lol:
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P3 800 | 512MB PC100| PCI V3 3000 16MB @ 195/195 | CT4780 SB Live! Value| WinME
P3 450 | 128MB PC100| AGP TNT2 Pro 32MB | CT4170 SB16 | MS-DOS 7.10
A64 2.4 | 2GB DDR1 | PCI-E Radeon X800XT @ 575/575 | Win2K
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Re: My 98/ME build.

Postby STX » 2019-5-10 @ 01:54

Is the Intel motherboard the original motherboard for that case? I remember that Dell systems were finicky about memory around 2000, and off-brand memory usually didn't work.
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Re: My 98/ME build.

Postby Fusion » 2019-5-10 @ 04:10

Yeah its the original one. So far any sticks I've tossed in have worked without issue.
P3 800 | 512MB PC100| PCI V3 3000 16MB @ 195/195 | CT4780 SB Live! Value| WinME
P3 450 | 128MB PC100| AGP TNT2 Pro 32MB | CT4170 SB16 | MS-DOS 7.10
A64 2.4 | 2GB DDR1 | PCI-E Radeon X800XT @ 575/575 | Win2K
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Re: My 98/ME build.

Postby oeuvre » 2019-5-10 @ 13:33

Usually the RDRAM P4 Dells were finicky. Is it bad I know which seller you bought it from based on your picture?
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Re: My 98/ME build.

Postby D3FEKT » 2019-5-10 @ 14:49

Man i love Dells for their case aesthetics but hate them for their propriety crap like powersupply connector pinouts and then lack of AGP on systems like these;
Though not necessarily a problem when you have a PCI Voodoo card..

Good system none the less.
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Re: My 98/ME build.

Postby Fusion » 2019-5-10 @ 17:34

D3FEKT wrote:Man i love Dells for their case aesthetics but hate them for their propriety crap like powersupply connector pinouts and then lack of AGP on systems like these;
Though not necessarily a problem when you have a PCI Voodoo card..

Good system none the less.


I was disappointed with the lack of AGP since I wanted to toss in a GeForce 256 at some point. Oh well!

oeuvre wrote:Usually the RDRAM P4 Dells were finicky. Is it bad I know which seller you bought it from based on your picture?


I bought it locally in Canada, so if you do. Small world. :lol:
P3 800 | 512MB PC100| PCI V3 3000 16MB @ 195/195 | CT4780 SB Live! Value| WinME
P3 450 | 128MB PC100| AGP TNT2 Pro 32MB | CT4170 SB16 | MS-DOS 7.10
A64 2.4 | 2GB DDR1 | PCI-E Radeon X800XT @ 575/575 | Win2K
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Re: My 98/ME build.

Postby chinny22 » 2019-5-19 @ 10:43

I'd take a PCI Voodoo over a GF256 any day!
AGP systems aren't hard to build and an excuse for another PC:)

All up I'd say its a well thought out build, Not a fan of WinME but lack of ISA so dos it makes sense, I spose
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Re: My 98/ME build.

Postby Fusion » 2019-5-19 @ 14:53

Thanks. I have a separate machine for DOS so its part of the reason why I went with ME.
P3 800 | 512MB PC100| PCI V3 3000 16MB @ 195/195 | CT4780 SB Live! Value| WinME
P3 450 | 128MB PC100| AGP TNT2 Pro 32MB | CT4170 SB16 | MS-DOS 7.10
A64 2.4 | 2GB DDR1 | PCI-E Radeon X800XT @ 575/575 | Win2K
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