Help me find a system

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roboat
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Help me find a system

Postby roboat » Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:05 am

I was hoping someone could help me remember a system I used to own when I was in primary school (I'm 28 so it's not too old). This was the first stepping stone that introduced me into gaming after a friend retro fit a video card to it (full height video card half height case) lol. The biggest problem is I have only a very faint memory of it.

The things I distinctively remember about it are that it was a pre built system (ie acer, hp, ibm, compaq), it was a low profile desktop (ie similar to a modern day htpc), it had blue on the front, it had a amd k6 (i think it was 400-450mhz), fairly sure it had no agp slot on the motherboard (don't hold me to this), on board sound and video.

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mwd
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Re: Help me find a system

Postby mwd » Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:47 am

Did it look something like this?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Compaq- ... 7675.l2557

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Washerman
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Re: Help me find a system

Postby Washerman » Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:51 am

Blue on the front sounds immediately like IBM. Maybe an Aptiva? They did those in K6, but as far as I can find, only in a tower. Dell Optiplex systems from that era tended to be Intel only, but they have a splash of blue on their badges.

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Re: Help me find a system

Postby roboat » Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:15 pm

This rings a bell just can't seem to find a model
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Re: Help me find a system

Postby Washerman » Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:22 pm

Could be the PC 300GL

http://mastodonpc.tripod.com/personal/6272-140.html

It's Socket 7, and I doubt it would support the K6-2, maximum seems to be a 233MMX.

Specs of IBM desktops '94-'00 - http://www.lenovo.com/psref/pdf/dwbook.pdf

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Re: Help me find a system

Postby roboat » Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:23 pm

Was definately this an ibm aptiva 47L, I remember the screen and speakers like it was yesterday, now to find one :lol:

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Re: Help me find a system

Postby Washerman » Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:25 pm

That is a really nice looking system! Probably Japan only though. Could try Yahoo JP auctions?

Edit - nope, that's the monitor code
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roboat
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Re: Help me find a system

Postby roboat » Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:27 pm

Washerman wrote:That is a really nice looking system! Probably Japan only though. Could try Yahoo JP auctions?

Was purchased locally from Chandler Electronics from what I remember, I've probably got SFA finding one though only links I can find for it are japanese.

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Re: Help me find a system

Postby monaro327 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:51 pm

front usb ports and all would have been very modern for the time especially on SS7 stuff.

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Re: Help me find a system

Postby avalanche » Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:24 pm

You should ask your old buddy. I can make wishes come true :o

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Re: Help me find a system

Postby Washerman » Fri May 20, 2016 8:59 pm

Not sure if roboat is still around, but looky looky ...

http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showt ... ?t=1195841


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