Spent the entire day assembling a P166 system for Win95 use. The D-Link ethernet card is allergic to its drivers, so I ordered my old go-to, a Linksys LNE100TX. The CD drive won't eject when connected to the system, though it's recognized without issue. Annoying. This is all hardware that came with the gutted remains of the system when I bought it, too. At least I got Win95 installed and spruced up on a 4GB CF card (divided into two partitions).
CPU: Intel Pentium MMX, 166 MHz
BOARD: Shuttle HOT-569 (3 ISA, 4 PCI, 4 SIMM, 3 DIMM)
CHIPSET: Intel Triton 82430TX
RAM: 128MB PC100 (2X 64MB DIMMs)
VGA: Trident GUI9660XGi/968x/938x
SOUND: SoundBlaster 16 CT2770
MEDIA: 3.5" 1.44MB floppy drive, 5.25" 1.2MB floppy drive, ?X CDROM (nonfunctional), 4GB CF card
NIC: D-Link PCI DFE-528TX (to be replaced)
This system is right between my 486, and my first computer, in terms of specs. Suitable for DOS games, no doubt. The only thing I don't like is not being able to use XGA resolution. For whatever reason, the video card freaks out my monitors at that rez.
- Where it's always 1995.
Icons, wallpapers, and typical Oldternet nonsense.