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Old 06-09-2008, 09:58 PM   #16
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Hi,
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128 megs of RAM on an old Pentium 75? The motherboard probably can't take more than 64megs of RAM (four 16meg SIMMs...good luck finding those). I'm guessing it has two 4meg SIMMs and two 8meg SIMMs.
I agree with the format. I've got a bag of 4/8/16 simms.
 
Old 06-10-2008, 02:48 AM   #17
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Talking Bios Upgrade

Also consider checking for available BIOS firmware upgrades.

Be careful to match the firmware properly, and you might find some tasks easier.

It may be a long shot for an older system, but do check.
 
Old 06-10-2008, 09:47 AM   #18
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Would you spend fifty bucks on hard to get 16meg SIMMs to upgrade a 75mhz computer?
No, but that seems like a terribly over-inflated price.

Here's the results of an eBay search for "SIMM 16mb" with a "less than $5" filter added to the search: http://tinyurl.com/3z3gmm

Or, by buying an old junker of a PC from the Salvation Army store and taking the RAM out of there.

On the other hand, just to play devil's advocate, an old 75mhz pc still has a big awkward case and loud fans. If it was ME, the route I'd take would be to get a cheap (less than $50) thin client from eBay instead and install DSL on that. It would take up less space, draw less electricity, and make less noise.

But, that being said, I ain't ever gonna criticize someone for their choice of hobbyist project. People almost always have a perfectly good reason for the project they choose to pursue.
 
Old 06-12-2008, 12:12 AM   #19
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Hi,

Checkout the phone book for recyclers. You should be able to get some hardware real cheap.
 
  


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