During the restauration of my old P200 I ran into some issues: the CMOS battery was run flat and the BIOS of the mainboard was to old to get a reasonable amount of HDD space detected. As I mentioned before I was planing to update the P200 with a MMX-CPU of the same speed, but I was not sure if the GA-586HX mainboard had the right revision to be able to do so.
When working on my old Pentium 200 I bought an PCI-USB card at an eBay-shop called Goniema. When I discovered their non-eBay-shop and saw the selection of retro PC stuff and their prices I decided to build another retro-PC from the generation after the P200.
Nearly 20 years ago (1997) I was able to afford my first self build PC from brand-new parts all bought by myself.
I wanted it to be something high-class, with recent components and build to last for some years (and especially to last for upcoming games).
This year started as “The year of PC gaming” for my collection. I already possessed an old Acer TravelMate 290 with WinXP which I bought around 2004/2005 and never sold. This came handy when I discovered that e.g. Star Wars EPISODE I Racer does not run with Windows 7 x64 anymore. Continue reading Retro notebook collection