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What Kind Of Pc You Running 98se On?


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The published minimum spec's for running Windows 98 are:

486DX processor

24MB RAM

255MB disk space

VGA monitor

Floppy disk drive

keyboard

The recommended spec's are:

Pentium processor

32-64MB RAM

400MB disk space

SVGA monitor

Floppy disk drive

keyboard

CDROM drive

mouse

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MSI K8T Neo Fis2R (MS-6702), Athlon64 3400+, 2x512 MB DDR400

NVIDIA GeForce 5900 Ultra 256 MB

200 GB PATA100 10K RPM, 100 GB PATA100 (? RPM)

SoundBlaster Live! Value (CT4830)

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Abit NF7-S v2 MB

Athlon XP 3000+ 333FSB

nVidia GeForce4 MX4000 128MB AGP

100GB Maxtor SATA

Sony DVD-ROM/LG DVD-RAM-DL-RW/Emprex DVD-RW/3.5" Floppy

Creative SB Audigy2 ZS

I tend to change OS's quite frequently though. One week I'm using 98SE, the next week im back on 2000. IDK, I guess I'm bored too much...

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One week I'm using 98SE, the next week im back on 2000.

You mean you keep a single OS installed for a whole week? :lol:

BTW I am interested in which sound cards ppl use with 9x. The Creative Soundblaster Live Value! is one of the best cards that still has DOS 7 / 9x / 2K (XP?) support. The one I use is CT4830 (some kind of OEM card I think), there are other Live! Value's that are different part numbers internally and I am not sure how well they work.

Creative support told me that the SoundBlaster Live! SB0060 is their newest card with DOS support, but I bought one and it had multiple part number labellings all over it (on the box and the card) including SB0060 and SB0220. The POS didn't have DOS support and was actually worse than the older Creative card so I gave it away :(

If anyone knows of a better sound card for DOS 7 than CT4830, please let everyone know.

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Well...there's always....mine. My Creative SB Audigy2 ZS is awesome. I get great sound out of this thing, along with my 7.1 surround sound system. The only bad thing is that the Creative Mixer, (which you don't *have* to install) takes up a ton of system resources under win98se. I don't know about the card's support for DOS 7, all I know in the way of OS support is that it supports 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP.

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You mean you keep a single OS installed for a whole week?

How long do you keep your OS's installed? I know I'm a hypocrite for saying this, but I've been using XP a lot on my primary desktop, I'll admit it. It's not that I'm abandoning 98se, I keep trying it over and over again, and keep having really weird driver/IRQ conflicts and overall a bunch of annoying sh!t that's been driving me away from keeping 98se on this computer. My parents' computer however, hasn't even been rebooted since the clean install I did 2 weeks ago, and the other desktop in my house hasn't crashed one single time or came up with any errors. Ahh, my luck. :wacko:

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I don't know about the card's support for DOS 7

I mean 98 SE's DOS - e.g. press F8 while booting and choose command prompt only. I doubt any Audigy drivers suport this mode. I have an SB AWE64 gold - I wonder how good it is? - but its ISA only so I haven't used it yet :(

How long do you keep your OS's installed?

I've used 98 SE on my home PC for about 6 years (since it came out). Lately, I've been trying 98 SE, 2K, and different Linuces and have been changing every few days :)

FYI, I tried Linux 11 years ago and I don't like it any better today.

I'm considering XP. I have a valid license and key but I really resent being hassled with cd key + activation + genuinecheck stupidity. I'm not into cracks either. I might just give Windows Neptune a shot.

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I've occassionally thought about Neptune, but wasn't that the OS with only 2 builds. As I recall it was cancelled completely before it made it to beta. There are 2 things in XP that make me constantly turn back to 98 and 2000 over and over again: 1) activation...XP's been annoying me for about 3 days to activate the OS, but I'm too lazy to do it right now. 2) GUI...Don't criticize me for saying that I hate an OS because of the GUI, but I really do. I know I can change it, but I hate the "XP feeling" that I get everytime I use the OS, which doesn't seem to go away if I change the theme or w/e.

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