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Nice, look at that beast!
Thats quite similar to my first rig, although mine had a turbo button which added 10mhz to the core speed....it also made it overheat after about 10 mins so it was utterly pointless!
Doom, Blood 2, Duke Nukem, red alert.....ah the memories!
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Originally Posted by Jim McNasty View Post
Nice, look at that beast!
Thats quite similar to my first rig, although mine had a turbo button which added 10mhz to the core speed....it also made it overheat after about 10 mins so it was utterly pointless!
Doom, Blood 2, Duke Nukem, red alert.....ah the memories!
Sounds like my game lineup back then as well. Except I 'upgraded' to a 133MHz cpu and 8MB ram for those games.
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[/QUOTE]Haha nice. Windows 95, I still have the 95 and 98 retail discs around here somewhere. Remember how much ram used to cost? People complain about a 2GB chip costing 50 bucks, please, that is chump change for ram lol.[/QUOTE]

I paid nearly £200 for one of the first CD burners when they first came out, back when only one in ten discs would finish successfully!
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I paid nearly £200 for one of the first CD burners when they first came out, back when only one in ten discs would finish successfully!
lol
you burn at the lowest speed
my old burner did not do that
and it was like a 1999 model or something
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Haha nice. Windows 95, I still have the 95 and 98 retail discs around here somewhere. Remember how much ram used to cost? People complain about a 2GB chip costing 50 bucks, please, that is chump change for ram lol.

I paid nearly £200 for one of the first CD burners when they first came out, back when only one in ten discs would finish successfully!
Oh I know!!! You try and burn at 4x and it would fail, so you had to burn at 2x which means burning a single CD took 35-40 minutes. I remember paying $60 for a 36X CD reader. And that was a big daddy at the time.
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Sounds like my game lineup back then as well. Except I 'upgraded' to a 133MHz cpu and 8MB ram for those games.
8 Meg?!
Heck with a 133Mhz cpu you might even be able to play an mp3.....although it'd max your rig out like a prime95 test, but it'll do it!!
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Oh I know!!! You try and burn at 4x and it would fail, so you had to burn at 2x which means burning a single CD took 35-40 minutes. I remember paying $60 for a 36X CD reader. And that was a big daddy at the time.
well if I recall my burner was 350$ new back in 1999 (got it in late 2004 used)
tough to recall the model I know it was 24x
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Oh I know!!! You try and burn at 4x and it would fail, so you had to burn at 2x which means burning a single CD took 35-40 minutes. I remember paying $60 for a 36X CD reader. And that was a big daddy at the time.
I remember trying to impress a girl at school by burning her a mix CD, took me all day and in the end i had to shrink it to 3 songs because i had 1 disc left and i wanted to make sure it worked!

After all that, she still thought i was a creepy weirdo........not much has changed in that department lol!
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8 Meg?!
Heck with a 133Mhz cpu you might even be able to play an mp3.....although it'd max your rig out like a prime95 test, but it'll do it!!
my old dos rig can play dvd's fine

dose not look good but they play
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my old dos rig can play dvd's fine

dose not look good but they play
I wasnt so lucky, i had to spend an obscene amount of money on a creative DXR 2 decoder card and DVD drive package, i posted a pic of it a few pages back. Sadly i threw the dvd drive away when it packed up.
I had 2 voodo's linked at one point so i had a frankly massive 12meg of video ram, it was a beast!!
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