First post, by joeguy3121
I've bought a pre-built Windows 98SE gaming rig that has a Pentium III 733MHz off eBay to play DOS games and Windows games from the 95 and 98 era. I'm a noob to old school computer tech from that time period and was unaware until now on many Win 95 games being not being suitable for fast CPUs and made a tough decision to sacrifice some of my computer's power in order to properly run Win 95 games (an example being Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire) by downgrading my Pentium III to a Celeron with a frequency below 400MHz though maybe not to low to get at least 25-30 fps in early Win 98 games. I need a recommendation of which Intel Celeron for my Socket 370 motherboard I should go with for solid performance in Win 95 games and decent performance in early Win 98 games.
And No, I'm not gonna use tools to slowdown the computer or use a emulator as a alternative. I bought a retro gaming PC for the real deal authentic experience of playing old PC games the way their ment to function on during that period and I can live without 60 fps or higher on my 98SE.
Also, my motherboard won't support Pentiums below III as it lacks a Slot 1, so my only choice for CPUs with frequency below 450MHz are the Celeron Mendocino models.
OS: Windows 98SE
CPU: Intel Pentium III 733MHz
MB: MSI MS-6153 VER:2.1 Socket 370
RAM: 256MB PC133
GPU 1: Nvidia GeForce2 MX 400 64MB
GPU 2: 3DFX Voodoo2 8MB
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