First post, by OSkar000
Some time ago I found an old Compaq on an auction and couldn't resist from buying it.
When I grew up i had som kind of hate/love relationship with Compaqs computers but now allmost 20 years later I have started to like them more and more so I have a few from this 486 up to a non working Pentium Pro.
Playing around with more or less weird computers has allways been one of my passions. Mostly it has been stuff that I have found or recieved as a gift. Maybe not the most usable things but it has been great fun to get things running or to play some old games on odd hardware. Industrial PC-cards can be quite useful when building a compact retro-gaming computer...
Now its time for me to start my first project here. It will also be posted on http://www.sweclockers.com since thats the site I have grown up on during the last 20 years.
I know way to little about this computer but it starts and seems to be in pretty good condition.
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CPU: Intel 486DX33
RAM: 72mb! 8mb on the motherboard and 64mb on 2x32mb 72pin simms
VGA: unknown, Western Digital?
Network: 3com 509 (will be replaced by a Compaq EISA card later)
Harddrives: Compaq 1gb SCSI, Maxtor 340mb SCSI
Currently it runs Compaq Dos 5.0 and Windows 3.1. However, I'm missing the bios software so I'm a bit limited on what I can change in the computer if it needs any settings changed in the bios.
Get to know the hardware better.
Find the softpacs needed to get to be able to change access the bios settings
Install a SCSI CD-rom.. not that I'm going to use it but to cover up the opening in the front since its missing all the blanking plates.
Soundcard, most likely a Soundblaster 32 AWE
A better graphics card? I suspect that its some kind of Western Digital vga-chip on the motherboard.
It seems to support Pentium OverDrive CPUs...
Install Dos 6.22 and Windows 3.11. Maybe an early version of WinNT (3.51 or 3.1)
Admire it's beaty and play some old games until I get bored and start working on another computer...