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Old 04-12-2004, 04:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Just a dumb question

Hello, Since I have this old PIONEX working again finally, I have noticed the green light in the CD ROM makes a quick blink roughly once about every second even when not using the CD ROM. Everything seems to be working fine I just don't remember the light blinking when we got this heap new. Kinda nice to have this over priced pile of junk going again, [we bought it brand new early in 2000] Never worked right from day one. I hear PIONEX is no more? That true? I know a couple people that bought one new and had no end of problems with them. ALso would this mess of antique parts run windows 2000 decent? TomW

specs on the old heap,
one 12 gig bigfoot HDD
one 6 gig bigfoot HDD
AMD K6-2 / 500 CPU
two 64mb and one 32mb PC100 dimm sticks
biostar M5ALA ver2.0 motherboard
Cirrus Logic pnp V34 fax modem
ES 1869 sound card
Intel 740 [apollo 7400] video card
15" monitor
linksys fast ethernet 10/100 network card
lexmark Z23 printer
Imation floppy drive
sound blaster SBS250 speakers
total of 5 fans in it
I don't remember specs on power supply, I never wrote it down,
all stuff got used on Ebay [for cheap] or came with machine eccept floppy and speakers, got them new.
only original parts are power supply and video card

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Old 04-12-2004, 09:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice little system to run as a Firewall/Antivirus unit, might want to invest in a little more RAM though.

I have a AMD 800MHz, 512MB PC133 RAM, 128MB Radeon 9000 Pro, 20GB WD 7,200 ATA100 HDD and I run Norton Antivirus and Firewall on it only. It protects my main system and my secondary system (AMD Athlon 1.4GHz, 512MB DDR333, 128MB GeForce 4 Ti4200) - but because my main system doesn't need any internet security software on it it has all its 1GB Corsair 3200 XMS Paired (Dual Channelled) RAM totally free for gaming!
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1024MB Corsair TwinX XMS 3200 (Dual Channel 2x512) 2-3-2-6
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