cyclone3d wrote on 2021-12-29, 18:05:
If you really wanted, you could probably go up to at least Pentium 4 if you use a backplane and SBC.. maybe even higher. But it […]
If you really wanted, you could probably go up to at least Pentium 4 if you use a backplane and SBC.. maybe even higher. But it wouldn't be much of a retro rig then.
As for upgrading at all, what is the current hardware?
Do you use it for DOS as well as Windows? this is mainly for knowing if it would be better to have at least one ISA slot for a soundcard.
What games and applications do you want to run that are not running fast enough on your current setup?
Well, the case is from an IBM PC XT. I haven't seen any backplane SBCs that look short enough to fit in one of those.
Motherboard: ASUS P5-99B
CPU: 500MHz AMD K6-2
Video: Nvidia GeForce 6200 PCI.
Audio: Sound Blaster 16 with wavetable board.
Mouse: Logitech C7 bus mouse with 8-bit ISA card.
As for applications, I just want to play old DOS and Windows 9x games that haven't been ported to modern Windows.
Currently I suspect that the power supply is holding me back. (It's only a 200w AT model) I found that Athena makes 400w ones, but I question how reliable they may be.