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Hello,
I was cleaning out a closet I hadn't touched in years and found the greatest reasure ever. I found my shoebox full of games. They are all windows 95/98 games and after trying to install a few in my sig rig they didn't work. I need a new old rig. I would like to install windows 98se on it. I don't exactly have a lot of old hardware. Here's what I got

7600gs agp video card
Amd athlon 64 3200+ skt 754
Nvidia nforce2 skt 754 motherboard.
80gb die hdd,
400w psu tested working
Old school white case

Would these parts work. I jeed memory but I want to make sure that they will work before I buy it.

Also if this doesn't workm can someone make some suggestions?
There's a pc shop nearby that has some old school hardware. Thanks

Games I want to play include
Star trek ds9 dominion wars
Star trek armada
Mech warrior 3/4
Nfs hot pursuit

And a crap load more game. When I opened this box I giggle like a little baby, this was better than Christmas. Dang I used to have an athlon xp @ 1.4 ghz back in the day with an nvidia 5900 ultra and 512mb of ram, I wish I had kept it. That was a best in the day,,, virtual machines also don't work great, they lack 3d acceleration. Unless they have added that in the past few years
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No luck with launching them in XP compatibility mode?
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None at All. They just crash and windows ask if it installed correctly.

I have been searching eBay and I found this listing.
http://cgi.ebay.com/AMD-Athlon-XP-51...ht_4231wt_1012

Comes with a
Biostar motherboard with 8x agp slot
512mb DDR ram
Athlon xp2400

Thats $75 or best offer. Think it's a good deal? The shipping is $13 . I'm thinking of offering $60. What do you think. I'm also looking at an nvidia 5950 ultra that's at $1 and finishes tomorrow. I cant wait to jump into some old school games.
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I have been digging through my old stuff too and I have a build exactly for this reason. It's an old Athlon XP 2400+ on an Albatron KX18D Pro with 1gb DDR, GeForce FX 5400, DVD drive, 80 GB HD, 300 watt PSU.

I am going to load Win98SE on it soon just so I can play some of those old games...was actually thinking about a dos load too for some of the really old games like Wing Commander.
    
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