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Blast From The Past!

Post by Ken0069 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:04 pm

Got a "Wild Hair" this morning and got my old Windows 98 SE Game Server computer out and booted it up for the first time in a couple of years.

It's just a part of history now but it's good to see it's still working fine even with Firefox version 2.0 and I'm making this post using that system.

I had forgotten how fast these old machines were until it booted up in about 40 seconds? Try that with the new junk that's out there now. This one has a Slot 1 Intel 300A Celeron cpu and 192MB of SDRAM, which doesn't sound like much memory but you have to remember that Windows 98 would run fine back then on only 32MB of RAM.

So now I'll shut it down and put it back in the corner until the next time.
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Re: Blast From The Past!

Post by Racing68 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:58 pm

If you build a new system get a motherboard that uses the PCI-express 3.0x4 solid state drive . Mine boots in about 3 seconds.

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Re: Blast From The Past!

Post by Ken0069 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:05 am

Racing68 wrote:If you build a new system get a motherboard that uses the PCI-express 3.0x4 solid state drive . Mine boots in about 3 seconds.
SSDs do speed things up a bit BUT, I'd have to mortgage my house to build one of those. :(

I'm currently running several SATA III Solid State Drives in some older hardware that I'm using in my "every day" systems. I didn't want to spend a ton of money on new systems so I did upgrade/modify two of those that are older Socket 775 motherboards to the Socket 771 Xeon Quad Core Server processors running at 3.16GHz, then upgraded the RAM to 8GB DDR3 each. That will probably add another 5 years to their useful life span and I spent less than a "C" note to do that.

Being retired is really nice, but after paying cash for a 2014 Hyundai about a month ago to replace my aging 1991 Geo Metro I'm afraid I'll be broke for the foreseeable future. :-({|=
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Re: Blast From The Past!

Post by pdq67 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:59 pm

You should a kept the Metro!

They are good for like 300,000 miles or more!

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