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hey witty did you happen to do the sid chip mode on your 64 that made for some awesome stereo playback from them hehe
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Mine was an old Dell Optiplex GX110 that i threw 4GB of RAM in and a Geforce 6200 in lol. I got from my dad because his company was throwing them out...
How'd you put 4GB in a PC that had a maximum support of 512MB? That motherboard only had two RAM slots too, so you'd have needed two 2GB SDRAM modules, which would have been too pricey to be worth it, if they even exist that large.
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How'd you put 4GB in a PC that had a maximum support of 512MB? That motherboard only had two RAM slots too, so you'd have needed two 2GB SDRAM modules, which would have been too pricey to be worth it, if they even exist that large.

someone's been called out
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How'd you put 4GB in a PC that had a maximum support of 512MB? That motherboard only had two RAM slots too, so you'd have needed two 2GB SDRAM modules, which would have been too pricey to be worth it, if they even exist that large.
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someone's been called out

We are talking about a dell here... right? While I believe dell made the best computers back then ( they maybe still do, I just don't know), they also had a wide verity of changes under the same branded model. That's why all dells have a service tag # (greatest thing ever for ready made PC's). So while like me, he may not remember correctly (for a lot of us, this was a while ago), maybe he does remember correctly, you can't say for certain...
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mine was apple IIcx
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Sorry! I wasn't trying to "call him out" per se, but I'm just stating the facts. It's easy not to remember everything, but 4GB of SDRAM? Believe me, I wish. If I could change one thing about my old Dell with SDRAM (i815 chipset), being able to take more than 512MB would be it. As a fun random supposed fact, Intel supposedly intentionally limited these chipsets to 512MB due to an agreement with Rambus/RDRAM.
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We are talking about a dell here... right? While I believe dell made the best computers back then ( they maybe still do, I just don't know), they also had a wide verity of changes under the same branded model. That's why all dells have a service tag # (greatest thing ever for ready made PC's). So while like me, he may not remember correctly (for a lot of us, this was a while ago), maybe he does remember correctly, you can't say for certain...
Well, the service tag is essentially just an individual serial number; nothing more and nothing less. An OptiPlex GX 110 is still an OptiPlex GX 110; they're all the same. It has an Intel i810E chipset which supports, at most, 512MB. There's no way around it. 4GB for SDRAM is unheard of (at least outside the server/enterprise world).

Yes, Dell made great PCs. They had their many blunders (their award support going away in the early 2000s being a big one), but they were always one of my favorites. I stopped paying them much attention around 2007, so I can't say for these days.
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How'd you put 4GB in a PC that had a maximum support of 512MB? That motherboard only had two RAM slots too, so you'd have needed two 2GB SDRAM modules, which would have been too pricey to be worth it, if they even exist that large.

Sorry, your right. It was 512MB in the GX110. I was mistaken. I put 4GB in my second computer, my HP. Sorry for the confusion.
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Oh, my first Rig? I loved it, course it has nothing on my sig rig now lol

First Rig: DELL Dimension 3000:

Intel 520 P4 2.8Ghz Non-HT CPU Single Core
512MB OEM RAM DDR2 (2x256MB)
Hitachi 74.6GB SATA 1 HDD
CD-Drive
PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse
250Watt DELL PSU
DELL Motherboard

First "GAMING" Rig: HP DX2300

Intel Celeron 1.6Ghz Single Core 512KB Cache
1GB OEM RAM DDR2 (2x512MB)
Hitachi 80GB (OS)
HP OEM Mobo
CD/DVD Drive
USB Mouse and Keyboard
Nvidia HP OEM GeForce 8500GT 256MB DDR2 "Turbo Cache" (Means under load it will "act" like it's got 512MB, so it said....)
HP 275Watt PSU




PICS of my First Rig, Don't have any of my GAMER... frown.gif

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You might want to edit out the product key there; it looks vaguely distinguishable.

I see you added two custom fans to it.

Also, I liked those little Black things Dell included on the unused molex connectors. I had enough of them from a few Dell PCs to use in my primary PC.
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Had a Commodore 64 (C64G I think) with a Datasette, I was so jealous of the guy over the road who had a floppy disk drive. Think it's still around my Mum's place somewhere.
I remember the Xmas I got the C64 floppy disk drive. Nintendo Kid time it was.
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