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Yes.

You can even boot retrocomps from SATA SSDs by plugging them into some venerable PCI RAID card like this Promise:



BTW another fan of Red Storm Rising here, astonishingly good tactical simulation for its day. thumb.gif

The last one I tried didn't have a 9x driver.
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There were 98/ME drivers for the 150 TX2 Plus and 150 TX4. I have them.
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Very cool retro build. I'm going to be building one soon as well, a P3 machine I think.
I'm surprised the Corsair PSU had a strong enough 5v rail to power that beast.
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Still use a AMD 5K all the time at work since its what runs the Dyno.
Shortage of backup parts for it are getting worrying tho and the boss doesnt want to shell out for a new system.

When I started working there, It would only run for about a hour then shut down.
Opened it up and clean it out. Had 20 years of soot build up in it. Moved the jumper to set clock speed to 100mhz up from 75mhz which speed it up a **** load, half a sec to switch between screens instead of the 2 secs it took lol.
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Still use a AMD 5K all the time at work since its what runs the Dyno.
Shortage of backup parts for it are getting worrying tho and the boss doesnt want to shell out for a new system.

When I started working there, It would only run for about a hour then shut down.
Opened it up and clean it out. Had 20 years of soot build up in it. Moved the jumper to set clock speed to 100mhz up from 75mhz which speed it up a **** load, half a sec to switch between screens instead of the 2 secs it took lol.

You could probably replace the machine with something newer.

Back in HS we had a CNC Machine that ran on a old DOS software, but the machine also ran windows 98.


I just mirrored the HDD onto a new drive and used a c2d hp desktop we had laying around. Popped in the mirrored drive and it booted into the old windows 98 without a problem. Installed any drivers that was missing. Worked great after that. Saved my School from getting rid of their perfectly working CNC machine, as the old machine was having problems staying on.
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I miss Unreal so much on my Voodoo 2 sli back then. I wish I could take it up again. Wait it's in my Steam. Unreal Gold. I can just re download it and get online with it today. Won't have the same feeling as those days two decades ago with old Voodoo cards though. Ati was my main card at the time.
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You could probably replace the machine with something newer.

Back in HS we had a CNC Machine that ran on a old DOS software, but the machine also ran windows 98.


I just mirrored the HDD onto a new drive and used a c2d hp desktop we had laying around. Popped in the mirrored drive and it booted into the old windows 98 without a problem. Installed any drivers that was missing. Worked great after that. Saved my School from getting rid of their perfectly working CNC machine, as the old machine was having problems staying on.

I/O card for the Dyno is 3 ISA cards.
Id love to do a re-write of the software and use something like a labjack for the I/O and just use a laptop to drive it over Wifi so everything can be controlled inside the car. But the boss doesnt want to spend a cent more then he has too.
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Awesome! I have a Commodore Amiga in storage that worked last time I tried it a few years ago. This thread made me want to go get it and hook it up lol.
    
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Kudos to you sir. That is glorious.

I ahve to say, there's just something lovely about those old beige Micron towers.

Hey, if you can, get yourself a copy of MechWarrior 2 & 3. Awesome Win 98 games.thumb.gif

I'm sure MW2 will run on it. But MW3 might be a stretch. I remember I had a P3 800+ MHz and a 64MB GeForce, by the time MW3 came out
Edited by scatlm - 4/24/17 at 2:24pm
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Kudos to you sir. That is glorious.

I ahve to say, there's just something lovely about those old beige Micron towers.

Hey, if you can, get yourself a copy of MechWarrior 2 & 3. Awesome Win 98 games.thumb.gif

I'm sure MW2 will run on it. But MW3 might be a stretch. I remember I had a P3 800+ MHz and a 64MB GeForce, by the time MW3 came out

I had the same specs for MW4 when it came out. Man I miss those old PC's and games.

I'm going to build an old P3 or Athlon and install Windows on an SSD and have an old Maxxtor IDE drive powered just so I can hear it whirring
Edited by bavarianblessed - 4/24/17 at 6:51pm
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