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Johnny Mullet

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#1 13 years ago

I got this old flat desktop PC for nothing last week. It is an old Packard Bell Legend 105 CD with these specs........... Intel .90 CPU 8 mb ram 28k modem Windows 95 OS 600MB hard-drive 12x cd_rom I took it apart and a friend supplied some parts for upgrade. The new specs are........... Intel 1.22 CPU 64mb ram Gateway 2000 56K modem Windows 98 SE 1.2GB hard drive 36x cd-rom Don't ask me why I would waste time on fixing up and old PC like this, but I thought it would be fun! It did not cost me anything either. The hardest part of the deal was the CD drive runs of the sound card? Getting the CD drive to work was a real pain, but now I got this old PC brought back to life! I got it hooked up in the garage for now. I also cleaned the old machine up with bleach to get the yellowing out of it.




Yannick

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#2 13 years ago

Wow, awesome machine.




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#3 13 years ago

can it handle the graphics of the Über l33t solitare??? if it can, it might be able to play HL2 on max


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#4 13 years ago

That was exactly like my 1st PC... a Pentium 90MHZ Packard Bell fun!




*The.Doctor

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#5 13 years ago

sweet machine man, i had some really old computer, don't know how fast it was but it didn't even have windows on it.




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#6 13 years ago

Not sure what the system specs are, but the computer that runs all the registers, punch clock, credit card machine, and calculates payroll is still running Windows 3.1. If we forget to clear the screens showing recent orders the whole system locks up (including all the registers) at about 50-60 orders and the store comes to a halt till we can run around and clear all the screens.




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#7 13 years ago
Mullet Man Intel 1.22 CPU 64mb ram Gateway 2000 56K modem Windows 98 SE 1.2GB hard drive 36x cd-rom

What in the world, is an Intel 1.22 CPU!???? :confused:

With only 64mb of RAM, and a 1gb Hard Drive, I seriously doubt it is a 1.2mhz, or a 1.2ghz. Do you mean a 122mhz, Intel Pentium Processor?

My first system was actually a Packard Bell 33mhz 486. It did not have a CD-ROM drive, and only 4mb of 72 pin simm memory. Dad upgraded it, to a 133mhz Overdrive socket 4, and 16mb of ram, and an 8x CD-ROM, before we threw it away.

ChexQuest was fun, when running under Windows 3.1, and without any hardware acceleration.




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#8 13 years ago

remember that wierd Packard Bell interface they had installed on those old PC's... i forget what it was called but it let you navigate the files w/o actually using windows... it was like a windows skin, but looked like a hallway with doors... memories...




Johnny Mullet

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#9 13 years ago
Monster_userWhat in the world, is an Intel 1.22 CPU!???? :confused: With only 64mb of RAM, and a 1gb Hard Drive, I seriously doubt it is a 1.2mhz, or a 1.2ghz. Do you mean a 122mhz, Intel Pentium Processor?

^ that's what I meant. Typo. eekx.gif I am actually replying to your post on the old Packard Bell right now. cya.gif




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#10 13 years ago

Oooh I got something fun to try with the old CPU. Cool it with liquid nitrogen and overclock it:p a 90mhz 486 running at 300mhz:eek: Glad to see you got that working.




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