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Re: The "Tweener"

Thanks, everyone. Here's another factor in all of this. My P100 has the Opti Viper chipset. I've heard on here that it sucks, and my experience is that it's a bear to get working in Win98 due to a driver issue with the IDE controller. However, I've never been able to quantify how much it sucks. Is …

The "Tweener"

I need some help figuring out what to do with my Socket 7 Pentium 100 system: 16MB ram, 2GB HDD, S3 Trio 64V+, Aztech Sound Galaxy, and 256KB of asynch cash. I'm currently running Dos 6.22 and Windows 3.11 on it. This is a very similar configuration to what I had in the computer my family bought in …

Re: DECpc LPv/LPv+

This weekend I've been able to install at CT1740 and a 4x CD-ROM drive. I only need the CD-ROM drive to install Falcon Gold, the Sierra Aces Collector's Edition, and Wing Commander II. There may be other things that I install from CD on this, but probably not. I have a Pentium 100 running Windows 3. …

Re: DECpc LPv/LPv+

pentiumspeed wrote on 2021-08-21, 01:52: Also you have a nice one with 12 bit tag plus main cache chips. Plug them in. Cheers, That's the plan. I already have 128kb of the main cache. Once I establish a benchmark baseline, I'll try 128kb of cache plus the tag ram and see how it runs. I'll probably …

Re: Why people still love XP

in Milliways
I was 18 and a freshman in college when XP came out. A lot of my friends at the time were very negative about XP, especially the two row start menu. I think there was a thought that it was a dumbing down of NT by Microsoft since they'd messed up with ME so badly, but I think, in reality, it was just …

Re: DECpc LPv/LPv+

Also, it came with 8MB of RAM. I think other than a Gotek, SB16 or Aztech soundcard, and CD-ROM drive, I'm going to keep this thing as is, presuming one of the hard drives will be reliable for occasional DOS gaming. No DX/2 66, no nothing else. If I need more power for DOS games, I have a Pentium …

Re: DECpc LPv/LPv+

Here's some more photos, including of the original, digital branded HD. When I could boot off that drive, DOS showed a disc size that was about half of what the drive lists. My Windows 7 and 10 machine insist that I need to initialize and partition the drive in order for them to see it through my …

Re: DECpc LPv/LPv+

Here are a few pics. The drive with the DOS partition stopped working so I'm working to save what I can off that drive. The drive with the dos partition is digital branded drive, but the PCB says it was built by quantum in Japan. Date codes on the motherboard ICs, suggest a mid-ish 1993 build, and …

Re: DECpc LPv/LPv+

It came in the mail today. I can already tell that this is going to be great. There's some yellowing on the front and some scratches on the case, but nothing beyond what you would expect with a system of this age. It came with two hard drives. A 120MB drive with Dos 6.20 and Windows 3.1 and a ~420MB …

DECpc LPv/LPv+

One of these is for sale in my area. Does anyone have any experience with them? There's a fairly comprehensive owner's manual online, which is nice. It also came stock with a socketed RTC chip, which is very nice. The system looks like it was designed to be serviced. The manual references some …

Re: ATC-1425B Blues

I can get some pictures of it up this weekend. That was my understanding that it could run with a single sim in any socket as well. SIMM sockets 3&4 look like they've never been used. I thought I tried them out, but maybe not. I don't have a diagnostic card. I should probably buy one. Is there a …

ATC-1425B Blues

I bought an ATC-1425B 486 motherboard. It seems nice: PCI slots, EDO support, etc. The board was advertised a working with photographic evidence. It comes in the mail a few weeks ago. There's some surface corrosion on some of the metal parts and surfaces, including the simm clips, but nothing too …

Fleet Defender Video Cards

Does anyone have any suggestions for 2D video cards to run MicroProse's Fleet Defender? Historically, I've had trouble running it on systems with Cirrus Logic cards. More recently, my S3 Trio 64 equipped system refuses to run it, which seems odd since I though the Trio 64 ran everything. In any …

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