First post, by dicky96
Hi guys I found this one at the flea market today
Intel 845WN, Pentium 4 socket 478 1.5GHz, Geforce 2MX 200
I was quite pleased to find this beige tower 😊 It has some parts I not seen in a while. It has a Plextor CD Writer, and I thought it was really interesting to find an ATX PSU with a mains power pass-through for a monitor. I don't recall seeing that before, the monitor power connector seemed to disappear along with AT power supplies though i never understood why. At first glance I thought this was an AT supply in an ATX case!
Are these ATX PSU with power pass through actually rare?
Oh it also has PCI IEEE 1394 card though I'm not sure what use that is.
One AGP and 6 PCI slots seems very generous! Also there is this funny little slot that looks a bit like PCI-e 1x. According to the manual it is a 'CNR' slot and there were modems and sound cards made to fit it? Never seen one myself and a quick look on ebay didn't show any result for CNR sound cards.
The PC is working fine by the way, has a 20Gb and a 40Gb IDE drive - I am thinking to put win98 on one drive and winXP on the other and select boot in the bios if I can. Only thing I will say is XP seems to be running quite slowly not sure if it is clogged up with software tasks or it's due to having 256Mb SDRAM. Guess a clean install will prove that one way or the other,
Could I make a good Win98 and XP retro gaming PC from this? It cost me all of 10 euros. I didn't bother to haggle 🤣