Started by blackevilweredragon, August 02, 2006, 07:16:17 AM
QuoteIf this things only purpose in life is to play old games then ditch Windows XP. That system will run faster under Windows 98 and you'll free up some RAM and HDD space. I don't know of anything that you'd be able to run on that box that absolutely requires XP anyway. From memory those SGRAM modules come in either 2MB or 4MB. At least I've never been able to get more than 4MB to work in a motherboard with an onboard Rage Pro. At any rate that should be enough emulation of 2D systems and video playback. If you're looking to play more 3D stuff I'd look for something with better video. If you've got an available PCI slot you should be able to find GeForce 2, they're pretty much worthless now and they usually have a decent TV output.
QuoteI'm not familiar with the iPod software, but I'm yet to see a digital camera that can't be made to work under Windows 98. If you're happy with the performance under XP stick with it. If it's not running fast enough changing to 98 will improve things without changing the hardware. Choosing and configuring the operating system and software can get a lot more performance out of old hardware than some people expect. I regularly use a 233MHz laptop (I'm typing on it now) running a modified Windows 98 install. It boots quick and runs Firefox/etc and emulators for most older systems fast enough to keep me happy when I'm away from my main systems.
QuoteWhere as anyone with sense would run older machines using Damn Small Linux or Puppy Linux. :lol: