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The GeForce4 Ti 4400 is identical to the GeForce4 Ti 4600, but only with a lower clock speed. This and the GeForce4 Ti 4600 both have drivers for Windows 98SE. Windows 98SE can took advantage of the GeForce4 Ti 4400 with a majority of games that were released from the early DirectX days up to 2004 or 2005. Some games that are released in the late 1990s are actually demanding, take a look at Outcast, a PC game that came out in 1999 had steep hardware requirements (Pentium III 600MHz+ and 128MB of RAM). Not all graphic cards that were created in the 1990s are equal. Some of those cards actually struggle that time, like those Matrox graphic cards back in the day. Some of the Windows games have issues when running on the Pentium 4 (even when running on Windows 98SE). And yes, when the Core 2 Duo came out (at that time Windows XP was still in mainstream), a majority of PC games that came out between late 2001 until 2013/2014 would run fine.
So I've been hunting for the best Pentium 4 computer that I could find for Windows 98/XP retrogaming (my priority) and multimedia (particularly DVD playback). What I've found is this one particular computer, which is the Dell Optiplex GX260 from 2002 (yes, 2002 is my favorite year for computing): It has the following specifications: 2.4GHz Intel Pentium 4 "Northwood" processor 512MB of system RAM ATI® Radeon™ 7500 graphics card with 32MB VRAM (plus S-Video output) Integrated AC'97 audio chip Integrated Intel Pro/1000 MT Network chip CD-ROM drive Here are my plans that I'm going to turn it into "the ultimate 2002 multimedia (and gaming) PC" (once I bought that computer): Install a 120GB 3.5" IDE hard drive and install Windows 98SE and XP on the 120GB IDE hard drive, plus install the drivers (except for the ATi Radeon 7500 graphics card) on both OSes. Replace the CD drive with an IDE DVD drive. (or option 2: use an external USB DVD drive, but it will only work on Windows XP) Replace the ATI® Radeon™ 7500 graphics card with a Leadtek GeForce4 Ti4400 (with 128MB of SGRAM, plus S-Video out) And last, but not least, install the Linksys WMP54 PCI WiFi card to have Wi-Fi connectivity.
Hello here, I am usually fond of retrocomputing, particularly Windows 98 and Intel Pentium 4 computers (like the Dell Optiplex GX260). I was registered one year and two months ago, but I didn't post anything until this was my first post.