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GF6 series should work IIRC. a 6600 GT is something which is great for that era of games.

Used to have a 6800 GS XXX, didn't had it for long and exchanged it for an ATi GPU at the time.
I used to favor ATi with GPU's, when it went AMD I went with Nvidia from there on.
 

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Used to have a 6800 GS XXX, didn't had it for long and exchanged it for an ATi GPU at the time.
I used to favor ATi with GPU's, when it went AMD I went with Nvidia from there on.
6800 GS, AGP or PCIe?

I had a Club3D 6800 GS, 2GB DDR2-900 and E4300 @ 3GHz back in the day and I finished Crysis with it!
 
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Had an Club3D ATi X1600 XT in the past, somehow it's core speed was locked, unable to overclock, if I remember correctly I changed it for some ATi Sapphire GPU.
 

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Had an Club3D ATi X1600 XT in the past, somehow it's core speed was locked, unable to overclock, if I remember correctly I changed it for some ATi Sapphire GPU.
Club3D was a great AIB as they had cheap, mostly reference cards :)

IIRC my Radeon 9550 is more or less a Club3D one.
 
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Speaking of, might go pick this up when I get paid...it's been on there for awhile now and local to me - $25 CAD 7600GT PCIe - https://www.kijiji.ca/v-computer-co...-128bit-ddr3-dual-dvi-tv-pci-e-gpu/1613382654

I remember wanting this exact card back then. I think I have a dual core AMD system here somewhere to put it in. Maybe I'll mess with installing Win 98 on it and see what kind of things I run into to get it working. Can't remember what socket it is, hoping 939 but it's probably AM2.
I want to see some benchmark results if you buy that :)
 
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Tech Quiz!

Can you tell me what's wrong in this photo, here?


What I can tell you is that you're looking at the CD-ROM drive main PCB, and the unit doesn't work. Or rather sometimes works and sometimes it doesn't. There, should be more than enough to pinpoint the culprit :)
Cold/broken solder joints that need resoldering. Simple task as long as you have a soldering gun and rosin flux.

Looks like at least 3 of the 4 large solder joints need to be reflowed. Is there a molex plug on the other side of the board right there?
Ninja'd! LOL!
 
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Acer Aspire M3640 Desktop PC with Intel Core 2 Q6600

My first desktop PC was an Acer Aspire with Pentium 4 630 and an ATi X300 SE (2006) :rockout::D
 
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Cold/broken solder joints that need resoldering. Simple task as long as you have a soldering gun and rosin flux.
Indeed, but it was somewhat difficult to realize what was going on. Because I only once encountered a similar situation before, and it was on a hard drive, not CD ROM. And being a hard drive, it had exposed molex connector & PCB which made it so much easier to pinpoint the issue & fix it.

Where in this case, I literally had to take everything apart. Remove the mech, disassemble all the flat ribbon connections & only then remove the board from the metal housing, in order to reach the other side & solder all the joints back together.

Edit
Just realized I should point it out, but unlike most optical drives nowdays, BTC BCD 40XH doesn't have bottom plate. Instead, the whole 5.25" package is made out of single piece, with only the top being removable, above the mech. So, in order to reach down there & extract the board, you literally have to dig through the entire unit & remove everything.
 
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My first desktop PC was an Acer Aspire with Pentium 4 630 and an ATi X300 SE (2006) :rockout::D
The qustion is will i be able to put Windows ME on it?
Lex said earler that i would not. o_OAcer Aspire M3640 Desktop PC with Intel Core 2 Q6600 ATX MSI N1996 LGA775 Mother board It Is just a shame that card is not working o_OIt seems a steal at just 15 pounds even so.
* Additionally I have the original Graphics card which is an NVIDIA Geforce 8600 GS but it is not functioning due to blown capacitors. It may be possible to get this working again if you have a soldering iron and know what you're doing. I would be happy to include this if desired.
 
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The qustion is will i be able to put Windows ME on it?
Lex said earler that i would not. o_O
Not sure about that. I had XP/Vista on it IIRC.
 

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The qustion is will i be able to put Windows ME on it?
Lex said earler that i would not. o_O

Hmm, I don't know why you wouldn't be able to.

Pop in a ME disk and see.

Even though, I have no idea why in the hell you'd want to install ME. :laugh:
 
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Hmm, I don't know why you wouldn't be able to.

Pop in a ME disk and see.

Even though, I have no idea why in the hell you'd want to install ME. :laugh:
This is what Lex said earlier on here i wanted to put Windows98 on there quote from Lex
*WinME still has a DOS mode, but you have to reboot to get into it, which is something Win98 didn't have to do. But once in DOS mode, it's smooth as silk. When you take into account the fact that WinME can use more RAM and is in general more stable, the inconvinience of having to reboot into DOS is far over shadowed by the benefits and WinME becomes the clear choice for Win9X kernel based OSes.

I do not use Win95 or Win98 at all anymore for retro systems. It's always: install WinME, set some post install tweaks, install drivers, removal of IE and Bob's your uncle.*
I bow to his judgement. :)Does any one know how i can get Windows ME on a thin clint?
What do people think of this PC it certainly is in my price range.
HP Pavilon 403 PC AGP PCI Athlon XP 1800+ nvidia nforce 512MB 20GB XP COA retro
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*In good condition, considering its age.*
Specification :
  • 20GB HDD
  • 512 MB ram
  • Athlon XP 1800+
  • DVD ROM
  • 3.5" floppy disc drive
There is a FREEDOS on the drive at the moment, Windows XP COA on the side of the machine.

Integrated audio, VGA , ethernet and 3 PCI and an AGP slot.
What is *Freedos*?
It looks a cute little PC £50 make an offer.It has been on there sometime.
Would it be straight forward to put Win 98 or Windows Me on there?
If i get it i will go the way Lex said a 32gb flash card and the 40 pin IDE unit. :)
 
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The qustion is will i be able to put Windows ME on it?
Lex said earler that i would not. o_OAcer Aspire M3640 Desktop PC with Intel Core 2 Q6600 ATX MSI N1996 LGA775 Mother board It Is just a shame that card is not working o_OIt seems a steal at just 15 pounds even so.
* Additionally I have the original Graphics card which is an NVIDIA Geforce 8600 GS but it is not functioning due to blown capacitors. It may be possible to get this working again if you have a soldering iron and know what you're doing. I would be happy to include this if desired.
Not sure about that. I had XP/Vista on it IIRC.
Hmm, I don't know why you wouldn't be able to.

Pop in a ME disk and see.
If the system has PCIe, none of the 9X kernel Windows will run on it as there are no PCIe drivers for Win9X. For Windows 95->ME you need an AGP based system.
 
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If the system has PCIe, none of the 9X kernel Windows will run on it as there are no PCIe drivers for Win9X. For Windows 95->ME you need an AGP based system.
So none of thouse Dell dimentions would run it?What PC.s would?
Just the really old retro pc,s with Win 98?I have seen a few with Windows Me on them.I will just have to pursever with getting Win 98 on my HP5710 thin clint.
 

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If the system has PCIe, none of the 9X kernel Windows will run on it as there are no PCIe drivers for Win9X. For Windows 95->ME you need an AGP based system.

Oh, hell, I guess I didn't read enough to realize it was a PCIe motherboard. My mistake.

Yes @Greenslade , Lex is correct, it would not run ME or anything older than that.
 

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No problem :)What do you think of the PC i am intrested in buying

I think it's okay. Only issue I'd see, is the fact that it has a PCIe motherboard which limits you to operating system installs. I guess it depends on what you want to do with it. If you are wanting to install a Windows ME system, then you should be looking for something different.
 
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If the system has PCIe, none of the 9X kernel Windows will run on it as there are no PCIe drivers for Win9X. For Windows 95->ME you need an AGP based system.
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I think it's okay. Only issue I'd see, is the fact that it has a PCIe motherboard which limits you to operating system installs. I guess it depends on what you want to do with it. If you are wanting to install a Windows ME system, then you should be looking for something different.
Oh i thought Lex said anything with a AGP slot was fine. o_O
 

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