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First post, by Spitz

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Hi @all!

I would like to present my Retro PCs. I'm not kinda x86 retro systems lover ( Commodore&Amiga <3 ) but anyway as a hardcore gamer, games for PC were still very nice for DOS/WinX in 80s/90s...

Specs:

- Mainboard FREETECH P5F93 (SSocket7 1*AGP, 2*ISA, 3*PCI, 2*SIMM 2*DIMM, UIDEx2, USB)
- CPU AMD k6-2-400mhz (Intel Pentium 75MHz as reserve)
- Memory Micron 392 MB RAM DIMM 100MHz
- GPU Riva TNT2 32MB + VooDoo 2 12 MB
- Audio Creative SB 5.1 0220
- HDD WD 80GB IDE UDMA66
- 1x LG CDRW, 2* DVD Lote-On drives
- PSU 400w PFC
- Samsung SyncMaster 941MP
Running under Windows 98SE.

Still, I need to do some DIY inside &general cleaning (this setup was waiting non-used nearly 15years.... for my comeback) <done>

That's it. After carefully reviewing the rules I will be an active user now! (Wonderful forum!) 😀

Regards!

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Reply 2 of 11, by Spitz

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frankmonk wrote on 2020-05-12, 15:52:

Can you add an external CD/DVD Drive? 😀

Well.... To be honest I have one spare Yamaha external CDRW drive ..... 🤣

I'm checking up another soundcard - it's an crystal device, I can't download it from here though 🙁

http://vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?fileid=6 … menustate=44,36

Provided link isn't working.....

Reply 3 of 11, by Spitz

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Ok so I've made some changes im my 1st PC specs:

Specs:

- Mainboard FREETECH P5F93 (SSocket7 1*AGP, 2*ISA, 3*PCI, 2*SIMM 2*DIMM, UIDEx2, USB)
- CPU AMD k6-2-400mhz (Intel Pentium 75MHz as reserve)
- Memory Micron 392 512 MB RAM DIMM 100MHz
- GPU Riva TNT2 32MB ATI Rage PRO
Turbo AGP 8MB + 2* VooDoo 2 12 MB
- Audio Creative SB 5.1 0220
- HDD WD 80GB IDE UDMA66
- 1x LG CDRW, 2* DVD Lite-On drives
- PSU 400w PFC
- Samsung SyncMaster 941MP

And here we are with the 2nd PC:
- Mainboard FIC PA-2010+
- CPU Intel Pentium I 75Mhz SX 969
- Memory 96 MB RAM DIMM 100Mhz
- HDD Seagate U10 8GB
- GPU S3 Trio VX PCI
- Audio Promedia Terratec ISA
- Liteon Combo Drive dvd/cdrw
Running under Windows 95 - but this setup is aimed for DOS gaming!

Reply 4 of 11, by Tetrium

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Did you exchange your TNT2 for a Rage Pro?

Whats missing in your collections?
My retro rigs (old topic)
Interesting Vogons threads (links to Vogonswiki)
Report spammers here!

Reply 5 of 11, by Spitz

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Tetrium wrote on 2020-05-24, 23:10:

Did you exchange your TNT2 for a Rage Pro?

Yes I did. TNT2 was causing problems on this mobo, but on the 2nd it's running 100% OK.

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Reply 6 of 11, by Tetrium

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Spitz wrote on 2020-07-11, 11:39:
Tetrium wrote on 2020-05-24, 23:10:

Did you exchange your TNT2 for a Rage Pro?

Yes I did. TNT2 was causing problems on this mobo, but on other one is running 100% OK.

What do you think of the Rage Pro?
I never ended up using one (partially because of their relatively bad rep and because I had plenty alternatives at the time) but in the old days these Rage cards were all over the place.

Whats missing in your collections?
My retro rigs (old topic)
Interesting Vogons threads (links to Vogonswiki)
Report spammers here!

Reply 7 of 11, by Spitz

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Tetrium wrote on 2020-07-11, 17:08:
Spitz wrote on 2020-07-11, 11:39:
Tetrium wrote on 2020-05-24, 23:10:

Did you exchange your TNT2 for a Rage Pro?

Yes I did. TNT2 was causing problems on this mobo, but on other one is running 100% OK.

What do you think of the Rage Pro?
I never ended up using one (partially because of their relatively bad rep and because I had plenty alternatives at the time) but in the old days these Rage cards were all over the place.

Same here Tetrium + I always thought that ATi is some under-party with lower quality cards - my mistake. I used to have Matrox, Nvidia, Voodoo, S3 cards back in 90s but never tried ATi - and it's a shame, because now I can see that this card is just great -stable, working with voodoo2 = no issues, games seems to LIKE IT, more over good resolution modes and VERY sharp image ... so in conclusion= BIG PLUS ++++++++ !!!!

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Reply 8 of 11, by Spitz

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[Hmmmm addiction? can't be!]

There it is.. 3rd PC, This time a Laptop Toshiba T4850CT.
Specs: https://usermanual.com/document/7530/toshiba- … cification.html
In short:
3.3V SL enhanced i486 DX4 75MHz (16KB internal cache; integrated math coprocessor)
10.4" full-color Active Matrix, Thin Film Transistor (TFT) color LCD that displays 640 x 480 pixels.
RAM memory: 8MB /(expandable to 40MB)
internal 2.5-inch 500 MB HDD.
supports 2 HD (1.44 MB) floppy disks and 2DD (720 KB) floppy disks.
Audio System 16 bit sound (Analog Devices AD1848KP & Yamaha OPL3)
2MB VGA GPU

Yes.... it's an 486 with (S)VGA and a soundcard ...... 😉

All in good shape (as for 25+yrs) The only issue is the "P10 error" displayed on the small lcd panel and You can't run it in normal way... So I'll have to dissasemble this rig and check out caps (P10 stands for too high voltage).

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Reply 10 of 11, by Spitz

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4th system: Siemens Nixdorf PC-4/5ND:

486 DX4/100
24 MB RAM
GPU Trident 2MB
HDD 800MB
Floppy 1.44
Windows 95
LCD ... STN ;/// will search for an active TFT.
Soundblaster&OPL3 compatible soundcard.

All in good shape.

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Reply 11 of 11, by Spitz

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And 5th: Toshiba Satellite PRo 430CDT:

Pentium I 120Mhz
48 MB RAM
1.2 GB HDD
GPU 2MB
ESS 1688 Sound Card
Windows 98
Active TFT
CDROM 10x

Good condition!

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