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  1. Here's the thing; in most cases you can't run two...

    Here's the thing; in most cases you can't run two types of ISA/EIDE HDD controllers at the same time, it's one or the other. I'm a little confused about your build. Are you attempting to to give a...
  2. Did you remember to turn off the on-board HDD...

    Did you remember to turn off the on-board HDD controller in the BIOS?
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    Come on 7, the anticipation is getting to me . ....

    Come on 7, the anticipation is getting to me . . . didya break or not?
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    I didn't want to get started on this but I will...

    I didn't want to get started on this but I will anyway. What I use is a mechanical drafting pencil, without the lead of course, in sizes in #5,#7, or #9, depending on the circumference of the pin...
  5. Compaq Alpha Station - near give away ...

    Compaq Alpha Station - near give away

    https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/sys/d/troy-compaq-alphastation-xp-rare/7058873438.html
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    When you mention plasma displays this it what...

    When you mention plasma displays this it what comes to mind:

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    While working for a government agency way back when, we were issued the 286 Compaq plasma 'lunchbox'. After a few hours of...
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    How about the Radio Shack PC1/Sharp 1210 with its...

    How about the Radio Shack PC1/Sharp 1210 with its twin 4-bit processors; i.e. the SC43177 & SC 43178.
    Mine is almost 40 years old and still works.

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  8. Promise Technologies makes such a card and I've...

    Promise Technologies makes such a card and I've had one since the 2k's. There are different version such as ATA-66 & ATA-133, etc. Be aware that the 970 is from about 5 years ago and I think the I5...
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    Yes, it was a 486sx. Had it for a long time and...

    Yes, it was a 486sx. Had it for a long time and then went AMD but can't remember which one.
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    About that same time frame, I held out for the...

    About that same time frame, I held out for the 486-16, The case, mobo w/ chip, and PS went for about $700 from some warehouse behind O'Hare airport - maybe Wood Dale or Bensonville. Then you still...
  11. Thread: W95 Woes

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    Here's the rest of the story: 1) "While...

    Here's the rest of the story:

    1) "While initializing device NDIS:
    Windows Protection Error. You need to restart your computer."
    DUN14-95.EXE


    2) "While initializing device IOS:
    ...
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    Sorry, didn't see this until now. No, FIXMBR will...

    Sorry, didn't see this until now. No, FIXMBR will not wipe out the partition or any data - just fix it. I used it many times on my A7 gamer which had a wonky SSD. https://neosmart.net/wiki/fix-mbr/
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    From what I gather so for, you really want to OC...

    From what I gather so for, you really want to OC your memory - is that correct? Unless you're playing high-end games on a mid to top gamer, in reality, you never going to realize any significant...
  14. Thread: W95 Woes

    by Agent Orange
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    The error does relate to the network but there...

    The error does relate to the network but there are at least 3 known causes, 2 of which have already been eliminated. The error message is a catch-all. The problem here is the CPU speed. This box is...
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    Yeah, I don't read so well but I build some...

    Yeah, I don't read so well but I build some pretty nice gamers. Looks like you're asking for silk out of a sows' ears. Sorry that you're disappointed with what people are trying to tell you.
  16. Thread: W95 Woes

    by Agent Orange
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    W95 Woes

    For about a year now I been attempting a Super Socket 7 gamer build. I've had the worst luck imaginable with SS7 boards and have a stack of 5 with various faults, but mostly cap related. Right around...
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    Had to to Google the mobo - never seen anything...

    Had to to Google the mobo - never seen anything like it. You CPU choice it the bottom of the barrel, so to speak. Did you set oui to find that chip or did it just drop into your lap?

    Take a look...
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    Run those 3 utilities in#11 and you should be...

    Run those 3 utilities in#11 and you should be good to go. Good luck.
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    My only knock on CRT's is that they take up too...

    My only knock on CRT's is that they take up too much real estate and are too heavy to tote around. Other than that, I okay with them.
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    Can you list all of the build components and then...

    Can you list all of the build components and then we can get it figured out.
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    Good try. I don't have anything else comparable...

    Good try. I don't have anything else comparable in my toy box.
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    Because they don't support it doesn't mean it...

    Because they don't support it doesn't mean it work work. Give it a shot and see what goes. Might be hackable.
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    If you can put multiple primary partitions on the...

    If you can put multiple primary partitions on the HD it might work. Try and see how far you get.
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    It runs W3.1. Don't know that many people wanted...

    It runs W3.1. Don't know that many people wanted to boot multiple DOS systems back in the day. Maybe MS-DOS xxx or NT. Try DOS 3.3 with something and see what happens. I basically used it for W3.1,...
  25. Dunno Verault, pretty darn expensive. :razz:

    Dunno Verault, pretty darn expensive. :razz:
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