I am looking for CPU possibilties for the following:
Over the New Year got a computer free from a friend, and hoping for some tech advice, here's the details I already typed up:
I got a donated free mid-1990s tower PC from my friend Rob and have been mucking about with it for the past 2 days, it's an artifact to be sure, but helping me salvage my 20 GB HDD that had crashed. I thought all was lost there, and that's never a good thing!! I am having success at reloading Windows 98SE with the programs intact still, thus far.
This MASSIVE PC (the size of 20" TV set! hahaha) is powered by a meak 233MHz Pentium MMX chip, one of the original Pentiums sadly, my Celeron 700MHz chip won't mate to the board, but the PC has an HP CD RW drive and a Creative CD with Soundblaster 16 board, and a AGP(x4) slot SiS graphics board I replaced with one I bought (SiS also, with 3D and TV outs) that won't mate to my own PCs as they only have dated PCI slots. If that's all a tech nightmare to you, suffice to say, computers don't often like to share parts from other PCs but I seem to have gotten pretty lucky for the most part!!
If you know of what CPUs I can upgrade on a dated machine like this, I'm interested. The name on the cabinet is Pro Computer Design and a FCC label in back has a line stating Asia Island underlined. This PC is one of the units with a 'Turbo' button and LCD display with the processor speed up front. I have used a more current Samsung HDD from a failed computer running a P3 at 700/750MHz. The card in the computer is DVD ready as I bought it for my own computer, mentioned above. At present moving the drive to my book PC is not something I think will be successful, something unknown caused the computer to crash.