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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ThE_MaD_ShOt, Jan 18, 2012.

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Which Os and Mobo

Poll closed Feb 22, 2012.
  1. Socket A

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  2. Slot A

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  3. Win 98 Se

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  4. Win Me

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  1. DOM

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    im not that old never had a comp like that :roll:
     
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  2. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    This stuff isn't even from the first computer I built for myself. lol
     
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    My guess would be from the days where Cyrix made CPU's for Super Socket 7 and a 200mhz Pentium Pro CPU was over $500 :laugh:
     
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  4. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    And you would be correct. My fist complete build was a super socket 7 system with a K6-2 266 proc. And here it is [​IMG]
     
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    I think I had that same case for my first builds :laugh:

    Short and wide with sideways PSU?
     
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  6. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    Yes It's a Inwin case. I still have that system in the closet.
     
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    And so the build begins

    Using a temporary case while the case for this builds make its way here. This is my Kt7a system which won't be hurt in this build and will be restored back to complete full health within 2 weeks.

    [​IMG]

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    Case almost empty.

    [​IMG]


    Parts parts and more parts.


    [​IMG]
     
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    Looking good so far...

    (Well nothing from that era actually looks "good" as we've discussed but you know what I mean!) :)
     
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    Mobo installed (Asus A7pro) will be doing a test boot shortly and if all goes well maybe load win 98se.

    [​IMG]
     
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    It's alive


    [​IMG]
     
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    Got win 98se loaded along with the chipset, video, and soundcard drivers. Win 98 is just how I remebered it (a pita). Good thing I have logged plenty of time behind win9x machines. But somewhere between to os load and chipset driver load one of the cd drives in the machine took a dump. It was my good sony cd-rw drive thats like 5 to 10 yrs old. Oh well I have about 15 spare drives laying around. Next up Os customizing MaD ShOt style.
     
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    Oh it's perfectly fine as it is the truth. Also check the jumper settings on the drive carefully. I had a 40 gig slated for this build and the system wouldn't see it. I ran through the jumpers 6 times until I realized the pic of the jumper block on the drive is backwards and upside down from the actual positions. Also some boards don't like certain drives at all. Swap the hdd cable with the cd rom cable. and see if the bios recognizes the drive. If not it's either the drive itself (jumper setting/bad drive) or the bios doesn't like the drive. What size is the drive?



    On a side note I just picked up this lot of old stuff. Whats in there you ask? 2 Abit boards. One is a BE6 and has a pentIII 450 with it and the other is a KT7A with a Athlon 1.2 ghz proc. Everything shown was included in the lot.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Did you get the ORB SECC2 cooler?
     
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    No it has the factory cooler on it.
     
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    damn i really need to finish my build... i think i first posted about it back in 2010 lol
     
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    How's it going on the project? :D
     
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    I am rethinking the project at the moment. Might do the build a little different. Going through the thought process at the moment. Will update as soon as I figure which way I am going to go now.
     
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    Okay so well I come to the conclusion that win98 just sucks for speed. Internet wise, no matter how much memory you throw at it it still just crawls. Pos And Ie 6 is just trash. I am using Netscape 9 right now. It's better just slow as shit. Well heres a screen shot thus far. Oh and I am on the system as I type.


    [​IMG]
     
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    I found out the same. I've decided to omit the ethernet card on mine for the same reason (currently using an USB to ethernet adapter). Besides there isn't any anti-virus that works with 98 and still get updates. At most I'd use the web to post screenshots here so I don't mind.

    Have you installed any games on it? I currently have Half Life and Tyrian running. :rockout:

    I hope you get the case soon. Looking forward to the finished build.
     
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    Awesome project. You better go find some old school games to go with that machine. :)
     
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    Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeesus hardware was ugly back then.. holy f***ing shit that's hideous...

    But seriously that's awesome stuff Mad shot, takes me back... keep up the good work! Is windows 98 the one where you had to choose 'shut down computer' then wait until it says you can switch off the computer, or was that 95? Man, good times were had on those machines...
     
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    Case is here (thanks to Norton). Ye-haw. Will post pics later. I am using a USB Ethernet adapter for internet. I think the main issue is the web browser. IE 6 just plain sucks nowadays. Most sites just don't support it.



    Hell win 95/98/ME and win xp would do that under the right circumstance. It all has to do with what power management or lack of and if your motherboard supports softoff.
     
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    The AT/Baby AT boards were the ones that did that... I think maybe?

    I can't remember:rolleyes:
     
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