First post, by lawyerpepper
I'm working on a Deskpro 4000 as retro project for running OS/2 & DOS. Probably mostly games, but I was a big OS/2 guy in the late 90s, so seeing it running on period hardware again is what got the ball rolling. The base Deskpro is a 5166MMX which is similiar, but not quite identical, to one I had on my desk 'back when'. I'm equipping it with:
- Adpatec 2940U2w
- Seagate Barracuda HDD
- no-name IDE CD-ROM
- Imation 3.5" FDD
- Matrox Millenium G200 PCI (8MB)
- Crystal 4236B sound card
- NIC is an on-board TI ThunderLAN
The only non-period part so far is a Dell UltraSharp LCD monitor, and the only part that isn't essentially 'what I had in the 90s' is the G200. I'd prefer a CRT but (a) I don't really have room and (b) haven't found a good one locally. Maybe eventually.
I do also have a Jaton Trident 9865 video card that would be correct, but the Matrox has much better driver support.
All I'm waiting on now is a replacement PSU. The one I have seems flaky, even if I can't figure out just how yet. Unfortunately it won't power on without being connected to the motherboard (no, jumping the ps_on pin to ground doesn't work) which is making troubleshooting painful. It will boot the system and seems to run OK until/unless I physically bump the system, at which point it immediately cuts out and won't power on again until I remove the mains cord and reconnect. Since a replacement PSU is cheap, I'm going to troubleshoot by replacement.
Anyway, no real point to this post other than to say 'hi' and invite thoughts/comments. I'll add some pics once I have the PSU and hopefully have it up and running.