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    NEC PC-98 Display Output

    PC-98 software runs in 640x400 generally runs at 640x400. Can anyone tell me how, on a 4:3 monitor, it makes up the extra vertical spacing? Is it with scanline spacing, or centering the image, or...
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    PC-9800 Aspect Ratio

    Most PC-98 software runs in 640x400. Can anyone tell me for sure if it makes up the 4:3 with wider scanlines,by stretching the image, or does it just center the image?
    My gut tells me it has wider...
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    No, there wasn't any apparent corrosion around...

    No, there wasn't any apparent corrosion around the battery, but it definitely looked old, like it's definitely dead.

    I probably won't be able to physically examine it again unless im serious about...
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    486 that won't post

    I was looking at a 486 PC for sale that won't post to the bios. Could it be the battery needs to be replaced on the mobo?

    Any opinions about how wise it would be to buy it if won't post?
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    cool. thanks chuck!

    cool. thanks chuck!
  6. i remember this. weird as it may seem, i have a...

    i remember this. weird as it may seem, i have a memory of wondering about the loss of real estate using win 2.11 on my zeos 386 when my family upgraded. thanks for the memory :)
  7. Thread: SSD for 386/486?

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    thanks for the reply. for sure. i'm not really...

    thanks for the reply. for sure. i'm not really familiar with how to handle the bigger drives on old systems yet, but i understand it has something to do with universal bios. i'll look into that
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    ok. thanks for that. i didn't know about the...

    ok. thanks for that. i didn't know about the overdrive chips. do you know if i can swap that for my existing chip? Like, if there's a socket, or is my current processor fixed to the board underneath?
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    thanks. helpful info for certain! it's a 4/33...

    thanks. helpful info for certain!

    it's a 4/33 with a 486 SX . i understand in some situations, it's possible to upgrade to a 486 DX. any idea if i could do so with this one?
  10. Thread: SSD for 386/486?

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    From what I understand, SSDs don't undergo...

    From what I understand, SSDs don't undergo catastrophic failure, they simply become "read-only" at the point when they can't be written to anymore. This is only theoretical, of course, because the...
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    I get that. And I do like the HDD crunch when...

    I get that. And I do like the HDD crunch when loading. But I also want to see how the DOMs work and really test out how they play with different software. Also, as mentioned before, I'm of the...
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    how do you handle the large disk size? i am just...

    how do you handle the large disk size? i am just planning on running regular MS-DOS on this machine. I understand there is something called universal bios or something that let's you address a bigger...
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    CD-Rom drive for an HP VL2

    hi everyone, i'm looking for info on a cd-rom drive i can install in a Vectra VL2. I'm not sure what will work, or if it has SCSI or IDE, etc.

    Is there anyone here who knows about this model and...
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    Great. Two votes on the DOM. I think I'll start...

    Great. Two votes on the DOM. I think I'll start there. the "no moving parts" thing is nice also because of less noise!

    Thanks!
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    There are a few reasons i thought to go this...

    There are a few reasons i thought to go this route: 1) seems like the compact flash or DOM solutions are cheaper than buying a new IDE HDD in general 2) i feel like buying a used IDE HDD drive is...
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    SSD for 386/486?

    Hi, I've seen the topic covered a bit here and there, but I have seen a lot of options for SSD use in older PCs that haven't been really covered.

    I found this:...
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    Also, I was looking into all the IDE replacement...

    Also, I was looking into all the IDE replacement options, and I stumbled upon this one:
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    So, I am looking now at the IBM PS1 line, which...

    So, I am looking now at the IBM PS1 line, which seems to be more reasonable than the PS2 stuff right now. There are some 386 PS1s for pretty cheap. I already have my ATI video card (it's a VGA wonder...
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    Thanks for the reply Trixter, it's really helpful...

    Thanks for the reply Trixter, it's really helpful to get those details on the utilities. :)
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    Do you think I should avoid the real IBM machines...

    Do you think I should avoid the real IBM machines for other reasons, or just a lack of turbo?

    I've never owned an IBM made machine; my 8086 was a Heath Zenith and my 286 was a ZEOS. Both were...
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    thanks for the info Another poster here has...

    thanks for the info

    Another poster here has recommended that I just use software to slow down a 286. Are there issues with said software that you are aware of?

    Also, I doubt that I will use...
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    good to know, is there a specific software...

    good to know, is there a specific software solution that you would recommend?
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    lol. I remember it being so fast I couldn't play...

    lol. I remember it being so fast I couldn't play it, but also that it gave me a good laugh to see how fast the units moved around.
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    80's IBM recommendation

    Hi all,

    I recently dusted off my software boxes from the late '80s to early 90s and I am looking for a recommendation for an IBM machine to run that stuff on. I have an EGA card and an CGA monitor...
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    RGBI CGA from a raspberry pi

    Hello all,

    I've been hammering the Raspberry Pi people and other places about this, but I haven't been able to find a starting point.

    Would like to drive my CGA monitor with a Raspberry Pi. I...
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