Imperious wrote on 2020-11-22, 03:51:
Yes I just put in a 128mb Dimm to test with for now. Back in the day I had a DFI HX chipset board which got killed by the Chern […]
Yes I just put in a 128mb Dimm to test with for now. Back in the day I had a DFI HX chipset board which got killed by the Chernobyl Virus. Eventually I threw that out, unfortunate as I could have fixed it easily now. This is the closest to that
so I could rebuild my original system specs as they were. I have plenty of other socket 7 boards but this is the only one with an Intel chipset.
I'll install Windows 95 and S3 Virge and my Voodoo 1 as well as Creative SB16 and that's as close to my 1998 PC as possible, although it will perform a bit better due to
SDRAM and higher available FSB speeds. Old DFI board couldn't exceed 66mhz.
Interestingly enough, I am doing something similar - rebuilding the PC I had in 1998. The one I have now is better in certain regards (Voodoo 3, I had a 2 - AWE 32, I had a clone board - 15k RPM SCSI 2 drive, I had IDE) but it is similar enough that it brings the nostalgia back.
I had 98SE on it, and eventually I think I got Win2K on it, and retired it a couple years later when I made the leap directly to a PIII 800 MHz, which I think took me a week to upgrade to a 933, skipping right over PII and slot CPUs.
Truly that P3 was the last system I cared about, at least enough to remember specific specifications.
These days it's all laptpo
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