Reply 80 of 88, by 2mg
chinny22 wrote on 2021-07-20, 09:41:
This era and RAM still makes my brain hurt trying to work it all out to this day as well!
This is why I'm here on this forum, so you do all the heavy work, and I just plop stuff in 😉
Which I appreciate so much so far!
GigAHerZ wrote on 2021-07-20, 09:47:
For "no fuzz dos+win98 machine", i have been getting components for some kind of machine like that: […]
For "no fuzz dos+win98 machine", i have been getting components for some kind of machine like that:
Socket 370 Pentium 3
mATX board with integrated ESS Solo-1 sound (saves a slot), AGP slot and at least one ISA slot
Some kind of GeForce 2 based video
Not maybe the most authentic, yet i can still experiment with all kinds of dos and windows setups and do it fast. Fallback is a Slot-1 based machine with Pentium 2, with all other requirements the same.
I have yet to put this machine together, so maybe i'm missing something here that will come out later with experience. But for now, i think that would be a nice machine. 😀
I've literary obtained a S.370 PIII 500 platform, but pretty much everything can be "upgraded". And then "downgraded" if needed.
Currently, it's okay as it is for anything pre-2001 - I'm even limiting stuff to max 1999 release if possible, for max "authenticity", tho I will get stuff from USB floppy emulators to GeForce2 GTS just for the sake of having those options.