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First post, by Alistar1776

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So, ive put together a system using spare parts I had sitting around simply out of boredom. It has an AMD Sempron 2400+ @1.67ghz, 512mb ram. tho the gpu turned out to be faulty. Unfortunate, in was a Geforce MX 4000 i think. Anyway, i thought I would make a post here to see what graphics card you all would pair with an AMD Sempron 2400+ as id like a working system. Maybe it could run Win95 OSR2.5? if so, maybe id use it for Win95 gaming. Let me know your thoughts, and thanks in advance!

Reply 1 of 9, by paradigital

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Far too fast for anything before 98SE/ME, indeed even early XP would be a good fit for it. Your 512MB of RAM will be problematic with 9x without patching anyway.

As for GPU perhaps a high-end Geforce 4, or possibly a middling 9000 series Radeon, like a 9600xt.

Reply 2 of 9, by TrashPanda

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paradigital wrote on 2022-05-15, 05:47:

Far too fast for anything before 98SE/ME, indeed even early XP would be a good fit for it. Your 512MB of RAM will be problematic with 9x without patching anyway.

As for GPU perhaps a high-end Geforce 4, or possibly a middling 9000 series Radeon, like a 9600xt.

9600xt or 9800 XXL/XT would be a great fit, a FX 5700 Ultra or FX 5800 would work well for a GeForce GPU

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Reply 3 of 9, by Joseph_Joestar

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paradigital wrote on 2022-05-15, 05:47:

Your 512MB of RAM will be problematic with 9x without patching anyway.

Windows 98SE supports up to 512 MB RAM natively.

It only needs third-party patches if you go over that amount.

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Reply 4 of 9, by Joseph_Joestar

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Alistar1776 wrote on 2022-05-15, 01:15:

Maybe it could run Win95 OSR2.5? if so, maybe id use it for Win95 gaming.

There is no advantage to using Win95 instead of Win98 on a fast system like that.

You only get downsides like worse driver support and the inability to install DirectX 9.

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Reply 5 of 9, by melbar

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Your Sempron 2400+ is exactly an Athlon XP 2000+ from spec point of view.
(an athlon 2000+ with little FSB boost...)

For the VGA's, i agree with previous post, a Geforce 4 MX for budget or Geforce 4 Ti for higher demands...

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Reply 6 of 9, by paradigital

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Joseph_Joestar wrote on 2022-05-15, 05:57:
paradigital wrote on 2022-05-15, 05:47:

Your 512MB of RAM will be problematic with 9x without patching anyway.

Windows 98SE supports up to 512 MB RAM natively.

It only needs third-party patches if you go over that amount.

It does, but that includes addressing GPU memory as well.

Reply 7 of 9, by Joseph_Joestar

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paradigital wrote on 2022-05-15, 06:17:

It does, but that includes addressing GPU memory as well.

What's your source on that?

For the record, I have used a Win98 system with 512 MB RAM together with a 128 MB GeForce4 for years without any issues.

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Reply 8 of 9, by Alistar1776

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I have a windows 98SE system already, and a Windows XP system. My 98 system booted just fine with 764mb of memory. I may consider the FX 5000 series suggestions, Ive seen FX5500's for around $50 on ebay, vs Radeon 9600's for a bit higher, i think $75 range. As for OS, being the hardware is the same age as my Windows 98SE system, I may do something like WinME or 2000.

Reply 9 of 9, by Tetrium

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Personally I'd probably use something like a GF4, FX5700+, perhaps GF6600, Radeon 9600. OS WinME or WinXP with <SP3.
I might actually go with Win2k as suggested above, since it's more of a throwtogether rig anyway 😋 and 2k isn't a standard pick for me.
RAM at least 256MB depending on what smaller modules I have laying around (rloew patch used if needed) or 1GB if WinXP.
Harddrive I'd probably throw some spare 40GB IDE drive in there or something. Sound card whatever I have laying around (probably a Live!) but I'd probably settle for on-board if only because of having something different.

Heh, I thinki I'd actually go with Win2k on this one 🤣

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