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it is a machine i put together from parts i had laying around. i want to play some old games and such, that will not work with win7 (nor xp for that matter). it has been a pain in the butt to get old drivers and the video card i have in it is not well supported, so i cannot get it to work quite right. the only issue is that i have other video cards, but they are POS's with only 32MB of memory.

this one will probably end up in the garage, also.
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:54 AM
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got tired of the "press a to start........game over" huh?
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i want to play my old 'thief' games again. thief 4 is coming out this year.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:22 AM
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opera version 8 just hung the machine..... this is getting old, really really fast.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:27 AM
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so are we, I just refuse to grow up.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:47 AM
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so i looked at the requirements for a few of the games i want to run. 32MB is twice what they need. i am going to toss this video card back into the parts bin.
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gently toss it. Some computer nerd might buy it off ya for big bucks.
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well, i think i found part of the problem: the motherboard is assigning the same IRQ to the USB controller and the video card. as i have to use the AGP port, there is no way to change the slot. the BIOS won't let me assign IRQ's (it says it does, but changing the assignments has no affect), nor will the OS. so, putting a different card in didn't solve the problem either, as it gets the same IRQ. bollocks. i am trying it with the USB controller disabled. this sucks, as i need the USB to run the WAN NIC, or whatever it is called.
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i give up. two days i've wasted on this. back to XP for this box. and hackintosh.
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The other dave might be able to help you. But I got lost right after the word mother board.
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i've built about 1000 win98 boxes and repaired even more. this stuff is just too new to work with win98 properly. things got really hinky once i tried installing one of the games. its not worth the investment in time. i don't feel like hacking at any more. xp runs beautifully on it and a hackintosh will satisfy my craving to monkey about.
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i have played with ubuntu. i even have a disk with 9.1 on it. linux has come a long way. it still doesn't do everything i need it to do. i'll probably play with it again, soon.

edit: now that i have thought about it, ubuntu does everything that osX does that i do. perhaps i should just skip the hackintosh....
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I have a couple of old laptops running Ubuntu, I love them, they are simply used for d-loading and such but they work great with very little required memory
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i am going to try the hackintosh thing again. then i'll put ubuntu on it.
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