PC in attic!! - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-17-2006, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1
Default PC in attic!!

hiya, im a newbie when it comes to actually gettin inside these computer things n pokin stuff n playing with wires and iv just found an old pc in my attic from about 1997 and was wondering if there was any info on how i could get it workin again n maybe upgrading few bits n pieces, just for a laugh reli.

there are very few useful details written on the hardware and was also wondering if anyone was familiar with any of the models and what their specs are. the details i have are:

graphics: Creative Labs Model Number CT6950

audio: Creative Labs Model Number CT4750

motherboard: ASUS P4B (i think)

dont really know what else its got in it. can anyone shed any light on the above 3? and anyone know any good sites for really rookie begginer builder?

thanks
__________________

sam89 is offline  
Old 12-17-2006, 04:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 9
Default

im new to this too, but for the motherboard check the asus website www.asus.com
and see if your motherboard is listed there, as it is from 1997 i expect it probably wont be, but if it is it will tell you what socket it uses and give u a lot more info on the motherboard.

liam
__________________

liom101 is offline  
Old 12-17-2006, 08:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 154
Default

It mostly has a PC-100 motherboard in it. My system is pretty old I've had it for 5 years now so I would know of this old technology. The hard drive is probably 4 gig, your memory is probably 64-128mb of ram. The processor is probably in the low Mhz maybe 200Mhz. The socket will probably be a super 7 or socket 5.
__________________
Windows Vista Ultimate
Xion Solaris Black/Green Mid ATX Case w/Neon Glow
Intel 975XBX2KR Intel Socket 775 ATX -Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Kingston Dual Channel HyperX 2048MB DDR2 800MHz
Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA Hard Drive
BFG GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB PCI-E Dual DVI/HDTV/HDCP Enabled Video Card
Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty PCI Sound Card
Sony DVD Burner and Sony 1.44 MB Floppy Drive
24" Samsung LCD TV/Monitor
Ioanni is offline  
Old 12-17-2006, 08:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
M733mhz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 648
Send a message via AIM to M733mhz
Default

Yeah, there's really no use for such an old computer. There's just about absolutely no use for such a system and putting money into it would be an absolute waste since most of those parts are now completely obsolete.
__________________


M733mhz is offline  
Old 12-17-2006, 08:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Jorsoft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Oakdale, MN
Posts: 4,581
Default

It's fine to type papers on and listen to some music, nothing else really.
__________________
Jorsoft is offline  
Old 12-18-2006, 04:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 154
Default

I highly doubt your system from '97 has a ASUS P4B motherboard in it. Here are the specs for the ASUS P4B motherboard:

Form Factor ATX
Compatibility PC
Chipset Intel 845
Compatible Processors Intel Pentium 4
Front Side Bus Speed 400 MHz Processor
Max supported CPUs qty 1
Memory Type SDRAM
Max Supported RAM 3 GB
__________________

__________________
Windows Vista Ultimate
Xion Solaris Black/Green Mid ATX Case w/Neon Glow
Intel 975XBX2KR Intel Socket 775 ATX -Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Kingston Dual Channel HyperX 2048MB DDR2 800MHz
Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA Hard Drive
BFG GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB PCI-E Dual DVI/HDTV/HDCP Enabled Video Card
Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty PCI Sound Card
Sony DVD Burner and Sony 1.44 MB Floppy Drive
24" Samsung LCD TV/Monitor
Ioanni is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.