First post, by chublord
Not sure if this is possible, but my goal is to get this machine to complete a task from World Community Grid (a distributing computing project, think SETI@Home).
Each task is single threaded (A modern chip like the Ryzen will run a bunch of them in parallel). But the tasks are good for a week before they expire.
Can it be done?
This IBM Valuepoint is currently configured with the following:
133 MHz AM 5x86 processor 120 100 MHz DX4 processor*
50 MHz FSB
80 MB FP memory
540 MB HDD (primary) / 1.6 GB HDD (secondary) / 4.3 GB (tertiary)
512 256 KB L2 cache*
S3 onboard graphics (1 MB VRAM) + Diamond 3D Voodoo1 (4 MB VRAM)
Windows 98SE & Windows 2000 dual boot
* My memory wasn't as good as I thought it was
I think the system can take 128 MB ram maximum, and I was considering a 2 GB flash IDE drive. There are PCI and ISA expansion slots, and I am going to try a USB PCI card. It has a
Voodoo2 Voodoo1 graphics card, although I know this won't help in this particular case.
I think it's a long shot, but what do you think?
The World Community Grid website says it doesn't work on Windows 95, but it doesn't specify whether it runs on Windows 98.
IBM Valuepoint 486 DX4-100, Opti 802G, 50 MHz FSB, Voodoo1+S3 864, Quantum Fireball EX 4.0 GB, Seagate Medalist 1.6 GB, 128 MB FPM, 256k L2