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First post, by Intel486dx33

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Its a DOS Gamer and it’s repairable and upgradable too. ( well some what )

Specs:

Motherboard - IBM part number
CPU - AMD K6-2@300mhz. With MMX and 3D Now technology
Motherboard cache - 512kb
Slots - (1 PCI, 2 ISA )
RAM - 64mb upgradeable to 256mb
Graphics - Onboard ATI Rage Pro AGP
Hard drive - Quantium BIG Foot. ( 6gb )
CDROM - 32x speed.
Audio - Onboard Crystal chipset.

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Reply 1 of 8, by BinaryDemon

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Hi, I have an Aptiva E2N 2153 that I’ve upgraded to K6-2 500 mhz. Just be warned these computers really don’t like to work with Nvidia cards. I had trouble getting any TNT, Geforce2, or GeForce4’s working. 3DFX is probably the best bet but I don’t have any. I settled on a Radeon 7000 but ultimately I couldn’t hit the performance I wanted on UT99 or Q3A.

Check out DOSBox Distro:

https://sites.google.com/site/dosboxdistro/ [*]

a lightweight Linux distro (tinycore) which boots off a usb flash drive and goes straight to DOSBox.

Make your dos retrogaming experience portable!

Reply 2 of 8, by Intel486dx33

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BinaryDemon wrote on 2022-03-01, 23:17:

Hi, I have an Aptiva E2N 2153 that I’ve upgraded to K6-2 500 mhz. Just be warned these computers really don’t like to work with Nvidia cards. I had trouble getting any TNT, Geforce2, or GeForce4’s working. 3DFX is probably the best bet but I don’t have any. I settled on a Radeon 7000 but ultimately I couldn’t hit the performance I wanted on UT99 or Q3A.

I think I will use the original onboard ATI Rage Pro graphics chip but I might upgrade the audio and RAM.

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Reply 3 of 8, by Intel486dx33

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More Photos.
I upgraded the RAM to ONE Stick of PC-133 ( 128mb.).

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Reply 5 of 8, by Intel486dx33

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Assembled in USA. In accordance to “Made in USA” act.

Link:
https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-cent … de-usa-standard

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Reply 6 of 8, by gaffa2002

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BinaryDemon wrote on 2022-03-01, 23:17:

Hi, I have an Aptiva E2N 2153 that I’ve upgraded to K6-2 500 mhz. Just be warned these computers really don’t like to work with Nvidia cards. I had trouble getting any TNT, Geforce2, or GeForce4’s working. 3DFX is probably the best bet but I don’t have any. I settled on a Radeon 7000 but ultimately I couldn’t hit the performance I wanted on UT99 or Q3A.

I have a very similar IBM aptiva motherboard (V72MA) and had the same issues with nvidia cards (tnt2, gf2,gf4, same as you). Maybe the radeon 7000 may work for me as well if I ever find one.

LO-RES, HI-FUN

My DOS/ Win98 PC specs

EP-7KXA Motherboard
Athlon Thunderbird 750mhz
256Mb PC100 RAM
Geforce 4 MX440 64MB AGP (128 bit)
Sound Blaster AWE 64 CT4500 (ISA)
32GB HDD

Reply 7 of 8, by Sphere478

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Looks like they robbed you of a agp slot to give you the onboard gfx. Such a shame.

I too have noticed that radeon 7500/7000 are very good options for all pci socket 7 systems

(7500 is much faster than 7000 btw)

As to your ram and audio:

I suggest a audigy 2 zs

And you may be able to get 2x512mb to work on that. Ali Aladdin v has a very good memory controller.

Sphere's PCB projects.
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Sphere’s socket 5/7 cpu collection.
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SUCCESSFUL K6-2+ to K6-3+ Full Cache Enable Mod
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Tyan S1564S to S1564D single to dual processor conversion (also s1563 and s1562)

Reply 8 of 8, by Intel486dx33

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If I upgrade anything else I will start with the hard drive.
But I want to try to keep this original and run some benchmarks to see how it performs.
It should be okay for most DOS and Win95/98 games.