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First post, by Intel486dx33

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Nothing is more Americana than an Gateway 2000 computer.
This was one of the last computer companies from America.
There height was in 1990’s.

So I found this computer. It a Gateway with a 933mhz Intel CPU.
This thing is built like a tank. Solid steal construction and it is heavy.
Not sure if Gateway computers after 1998 are still considered Gateway 2000.

This is a restoration in process.

I just received this computer so I need to disassemble it, clean it up, add a video and sound card.
And put it back together.

Install win98se and games.

Should make for a good gaming computer.

Update:
New parts specs.
Video - Diamond Viper AGP v550 Nvidia Riva TNTA ( 16mb )
Audio - Sound Blaster Live 5.1 ( SB0100 )
Network - 3com 3c905b-tx ( 10/100 )

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Last edited by Intel486dx33 on 2020-10-07, 21:39. Edited 6 times in total.

Reply 1 of 8, by chinny22

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Wikipedia says the 2000 was officially dropped in October 31 1998 However I got my GP6 P2 400 in January 98 and all branding was the new "non 2000" logo

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Reply 4 of 8, by Intel486dx33

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Hmmm, I wonder if Gateway 2000 computers bios was Y2K compliant ?
I pretty sure they were not.
I have an old Gateway 2000 486 with Micronics motherboard and the bios is pretty old fron 1992 or 1993.
It only supports a 420mb hard drive too.

Reply 5 of 8, by Intel486dx33

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Boy, This computer was very dusty inside.
So I took it outside and blew the dust out with an Air compressor.
Then I took a paint brush to it to clean it up even more and blew it out again.
Wiped it down with a wet rag and some cleaning solution.
Took the front cover off and washed it in the sink with soap and water and a sponge.

It cleaned nicely for a white case.
It has a thick coat of white paint on a thick steal case.
Looks good now.

Let is all dry and put it back together out on the patio table.

Upgraded components :

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Reply 6 of 8, by Intel486dx33

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NEW Look.
Cleaned up Nicely.
Just needs some new rubber feet.

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Reply 7 of 8, by Intel486dx33

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It’s NOT even Halloween yet and my neighbors already have there Christmas lights on.
In America people cant wait for Christmas time. It’s Christmas all year long for some people.

Reply 8 of 8, by Intel486dx33

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Works great.

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