Reply 40 of 229, by chinny22
Nothing wrong with the ram in your link
If you do a search for "pc3200 cl2 1gb" you may be able to find ram for a good price with better CL rating but truth is it wont make that much difference.
Now your not overclocking you should be ok with used RAM if you prefer something sexy, All my ram is used and only ever had 2 doa sticks and that was old SD Ram!
but again for Win98 you wont notice any real world difference and XP will be slight at best no matter what you get.
I'd group the Radeon 9800 with the GF6 cards, 9x comparability is hit or miss but it is fast.
These cards can make scene in a dual boot system where the extra power is useful for XP.
But if 9x is the primary focus I'd definitively drop back to a GF4ti or one of the higher end FX cards
HDD, No one way is the correct way but this is what I do.
C:\ 2GB, Win98, FAT32
D:\ lots of GB, Games and Data, Fat32
E:\ lots for GB, Recovery, FAT32
F:\ 10GB, WinXP, NTFS
I use Fdisk to create the partition that way you know Win98 will understand the disk layout.
By putting the NTFS drives at the end of the disk it'll stop drive letters moving around.
I like your layout if you did want to keep 98 and XP's games separate.
You may be able to find NOS IDE optical drive, but I'd just take a gamble on a used drive.
Personally I almost never use CD's, and just mount the iso. I find CD's annoying (I never put them away and then I can't find them) I prefer to do without music in my few games that use CD audio. but that is personal preference.