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July 9th, 2012, 12:46 PM
Hmmm...it seems that this part of the forum doesn't have a lot of activity. Let's see if I can help that by sneaking a new thread in. :sneaky:

It was probably one or two years ago that someone gave me an older Dell computer. Someone gave it to them, where it sat for a few weeks and the previous owner (probably the original owner) had been sitting on it for about five or six years based on what I was told. It needed a home, so I ended up taking it, thinking that I'd use it for some project or another.

I never got around to it, until last night. I hauled it out of storage and powered it up, fully expecting to have all manner of errors. Yet the system booted without a single complaint, and the clock was basically dead on accurate. That's really something, considering that what would appear to be the original CR2032 battery is still in there! Even though it's still working, I will replace it with a new one.

This thing needs a lot of clean up, but it's (mostly) working. I have to figure out how the jumpers on the second (factory original 1GB) hard drive are messed up. Someone moved the original drive aside when they installed a much newer Maxtor drive (probably about 15-20 GB). It's got 24MB of installed RAM and is running Windows 98 with a fair number of hardware configuration errors. Someone added a USB adapter.

I just realized that I should probably check to see if the Pentium 90MHz CPU suffers from the FDIV bug.

July 9th, 2012, 01:27 PM
Windows 9x will tell you if it has the FDIV bug, just open up the math coprocessor entry in device manager. It likely doesn't though as it was fixed before Socket 5 chips became widespread.

July 9th, 2012, 04:03 PM
I actually just saw your video of this on youtube, and I'm really surprised that it runs that quiet. both of my Pentiums are kinda loud, but I don't really care about the noise they make.

I'll link your video here since you didn't http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-TA077ur80&feature=g-u-u
I really like seeing the videos you have about old computers, they are really cool.