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  1. roast

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    Hey all,

    I recently came across some old pentium 1 rigs in my shed, and decided to fire them up to see if they still work. One of the boards had some leaking caps, but still worked fine (Bit of a shocker there)

    I then decided to have a look at the CPU's. One of the P1's has a heatsink hard-mounted to it (the fan is removeable, but the base of the HS isnt)
    Underneath the proc itself, it says Pentium 1 ES.
    I compared this against the other proc (Which doesnt have an integrated HS) and it doesnt have the ES branding on it.

    Is this actually an ES chip? How would I find out? If so, is it actually worth anything? :laugh:

    I'm thinking of putting together these builds again so I can run a proper DOSBox for my older games. Windows 98, I'm thinking would be nice on it.

    Thanks for any info,
    Mick.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    A Pentium 2/3 would be more suitable for that imo. YOu might want to play some "heavy" games on it. ;)
     
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    install windows and check CPUz and see what it says
     
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    Didnt even think of it.... ;)

    I'll be with those rigs again next week (They're at my old house) so we'll see what CPUZ says.
     

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