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Which Os and Mobo

  • Socket A

    Votes: 4 57.1%
  • Slot A

    Votes: 2 28.6%
  • Win 98 Se

    Votes: 7 100.0%
  • Win Me

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
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#51
The AT/Baby AT boards were the ones that did that... I think maybe?

I can't remember:rolleyes:
I am pretty sure your right. I think you can make some of the older atx boards do it by disabling something in the bios.
 

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#52
I am pretty sure your right. I think you can make some of the older atx boards do it by disabling something in the bios.
Do it just for old times sake! :laugh:

And then get annoyed after 3-4 shutdowns coz you have to wait and turn it off.. :cool:
 
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#53
i think it was pretty much any motherboard that still used the older power connector that didn't power off. all the ones with the newer 20-24pin power connector turned off on their own i think, unless it had win95 on it lol. Win98SE would turn off automatically. I remember having to download a patch that delayed the turn off point though b/c MS found out that Win98 was turning the computer off while the hard drive was making its last file copy from ram lol.

as for web browsing, yea IE6 just blows. It was slow when it first came out, and it still is. Firefox 2.0 should help, but there's also this... http://sourceforge.net/projects/kernelex/
 
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My next little piece of software. Thanks xBruce88x
 
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Do it just for old times sake! :laugh:

And then get annoyed after 3-4 shutdowns coz you have to wait and turn it off.. :cool:
I think I will just for kicks and giggles.
 

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Next up gaming with a rage fury pro. This ought to be good. Unreal is first on the list..
 

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Next up gaming with a rage fury pro. This ought to be good. Unreal is first on the list..
How about some Commander Keen and Star Wars Dark Forces (1&2) :toast:
 

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Dark Forces was awesome :pimp:
 
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Have to see if I can find Dark forces. But I do have XWing vs. Tie Fighter. I also have a force feedback wheel with pedals. So driving games are going on the list. Hmmm Maybe you all can give me some ideals for the best win 98 games.
 
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gotta load up need for speed hot pursuit, shogo is a fun fps game along with blood 2 and if you like space sims there's tachyon the fringe and the freespace series. oh, orig. Half-Life with the SD pack (came with blue shift i think) and any blizzard game warcraft III and older should run. and if you wanna be a mayor for a while there's sim city 3000. some flight sims i can think of are F-22 lightning 3, commanche gold.
 

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I think you might need to go back to the original Need for Speed to be "period correct."
 
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#63
Alright back to the build.. Here are some shots of the case I am using for the build.





Now on with the final build. Mobo in



Optical Drives in



Psu in and wired up. Just need to do minor wire clean up.





Final specs of build will be as follows.

Case: Raidmax Samurai
PSU: Achieve 400 watt cheapo
Mobo: Asus A7 Pro
Cpu: Athlon 1 ghz Thermalright socket A cooler
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Network: D-link DUB-E100 Usb Ethernet adapter



Got some minor things to do before the real fun begins. Need to make a fan bracket for the back of the case to hold a rear fan or 2. And do some scrubbing on the case. Will work on that this week. Next weekend is slated for some gaming fun with some screenies.
 

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I believe I have the missing rear cover and the small door for the front USB- will try to locate by tomorrow and get them to you ASAP :eek:

Pretty bright case ain't it :eek:
 
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When I first open the box I was like woah. But now it has grown on me. I like the way all the wire and such just happen to find there own places to hide in it. It is indeed a pretty cool case. Not what I was running in those days but cool. I will edit this post in a few with a case I was running in those days and still running today. It houses my s939 system.

My old school case I still use heheh






Oh and I have 2 of them.

 
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The case reminds me of a Vento. Good to see it finally setup.
 

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Found the front and rear covers- the rear fan adapter is MIA- went into my old super flower case.

Adapter was a tool-less clip for a 120mm fan... don't know if Raidmax put that style in anything else.

Will put the pieces in the original ASUS mobo box and drop in tomorrows mail :toast:
 
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Found the front and rear covers- the rear fan adapter is MIA- went into my old super flower case.

Adapter was a tool-less clip for a 120mm fan... don't know if Raidmax put that style in anything else.

Will put the pieces in the original ASUS mobo box and drop in tomorrows mail :toast:
Cool thanks. Let me know what the shipping cost is so I can send it to you.
 

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you still have the XP-M 2500+ Machine?
 
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#70
you still have the XP-M 2500+ Machine?
I have 2 of them running and 2 athlon xp systems running. But the Blue case system is a s939 system. The green case is a xp3200 system. I have a abit nf7-s and a Epox 8krai pro system running xpm's @ 2.4 ghz. I also have a Kt7a system running a xp2400+ I use as a file server.
 

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#72
Cool thanks
 
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#73
Okay here's where I am at on the build. I was reading some old mags from the win98 era ( I have all max pc's from late 98 to 05 with disc's) and noticed my mobo maybe a little advanced. Not that it won't work or anything as I have had the system running and win 98 is loaded. Now should I continue the build with this board or should I switch gears and use a Slot A board? And be time period correct. The board I am using right now was introduced at the tail end of 98 and the beginning of Xp. The Slot A's where there for win 98's hayday. I have a line on a slot a board and chip. Which I am getting regardless. So what do you all think? Slot A or Socket A? And upgrade ability doesn't matter as this system is going to have all the best components from that era to begin with.
 

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#74
Okay here's where I am at on the build. I was reading some old mags from the win98 era ( I have all max pc's from late 98 to 05 with disc's) and noticed my mobo maybe a little advanced. Not that it won't work or anything as I have had the system running and win 98 is loaded. Now should I continue the build with this board or should I switch gears and use a Slot A board? And be time period correct. The board I am using right now was introduced at the tail end of 98 and the beginning of Xp. The Slot A's where there for win 98's hayday. I have a line on a slot a board and chip. Which I am getting regardless. So what do you all think? Slot A or Socket A? And upgrade ability doesn't matter as this system is going to have all the best components from that era to begin with.
My Vote would be to stick to the Socket A :cool:
 
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#75
Well, since you stated that you are going to get those parts regardless, I say:
Socket A: Win2k (or XP)
Slot A: Win98