retro computing

Forum discussion tagged with retro computing.
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    Question Building a win98 machine

    Hello first time posting here. I am building a windows 98 PC and i already got: Motherboard: A7V600-X with compatible ram CPU: Amd athlon 3200+ all other parts are accounted for all im missing is case, power supply and graphics card and monitor my questions are Can i use a modern power...
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    [SOLVED] Retro 486 Opti-82C499 Chipset.

    Hello all- I'm trying to find the jumper settings for this MB. I purchased it off of Ebay but thought it came with a manual. The seller said it worked with their 486 Dx2 66 and I'm trying to install my 486 Dx2 50 and it will not POST (I don't get a video signal) but it DOES power on. I'm...
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    [SOLVED] IBM Eserver xseries 220 8645 gpu upgrade

    Good evening, I have a dual pentium III ibm xseries 220 8645 that I'm trying to upgrade the gpu in. It only has pci slots I currently have a rage 128 pro in it, I tried adding a geforce 8400gs but it bluescreens upon booting windows 2000. Would a geforce 6200 be a good choice for the machine? Or...
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    Question Blue Screen with Geforce 8400gs and Windows 2000

    Good morning, I have a IBM eserver xSeries 220 8645 with dual PIIIs and it's running Windows 2000 Advanced Server. The machine only has PCI slots, no AGP. When I install a PCI Geforce 8400gs, the PC boots fine to the bios, when it tries to boot the OS however, the machine always blue screens. I...
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    [SOLVED] Dual Pentium III graphics upgrade

    Hi everyone, I have an oppertunity to pick up a IBM eServer xSeries 200 for cheap. It has dual Pentium III's at 1ghz with 1gb of ram and 3x36 10k rmp SCSI drives. The only problem is it doesn't have an agp slot, it only has pci slots. I want to put a decent pci gpu in it, such as the gt 610, but...
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    [SOLVED] Components for Windows XP 32-Bit Build?

    Just for the sake of it, I am putting together a Windows XP 32-Bit build to use as a secondary (offline only of course) PC. I can locally source the case, power supply, and storage. But I am rather confused when it comes to the motherboard, CPU, GPU, RAM, and potentially even a sound card. My...
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    [SOLVED] Retro PC - Need help finding a PSU

    Hi, I’ve decided to get into Retro PC’s, and one of the issues I’m having is finding a power supply, there doesn’t seem to be much useful information that I can find, or rather a simple answer that points me in the right direction, so I need help, here’s what I know so far: New PSU’s have...
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    Question What to do with a Commodore VIC-20

    I found an old Commodore VIC-20 in my great aunts garage. It still powers on and puts out image. I don't really know what to do with this thing, it's nearly twice my age. Is it worth anything? Anyone want it? Have any suggestions?
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    [SOLVED] 2000'S PC gaming build

    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forums so nice to be here. :) I've been wanting a retro build for the longest time, so I can re-play some games that I grew up on in the late 90's/early 2000's such as theme hospital and theme park world etc. I have just bought a pre-built system online, a Compaq...
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    No Display to Screen

    Hello I am extremely confused by this problem. So, I have a dell vostro 260 that's paired with a gt 1030 and has a motherboard of 0gdg8y 1155 chipset. When i power everything on the fans spin for a second but there is no display. I bought a new motherboard and that didn't seem to do anything...