cp wrote:if you really want to keep that machine and use it as a workstation, you should get at least 64MB RAM (2x 32MB SDRAM) and an AMD K6 233MHz (not K6-2) or the integer-monster Cyrix MII 300 (running at 233MHz).
you should be able to get those things for virtually nothing at some auctioning platform.
anyway you should be better off with any Slot1 machine, you probably get for virtually nothing, too. and turn your trusty old Packard Bell into a file serving/audio playing/p2p machine on a LAN or something.
I agree. Although where I live, believe it or not, **sigh** I must move, people are still selling these machines and want 300 bucks, no kidding. <<That from my neighbor with and even older machine. Or they keep all this old stuff and think they have gold. I keep telling them it's just junk to make a franken-pc out of but they refuse.
I can't get ONE free pc part in my area. I know a guy with a whole box of 7 MB to 1 gig drives, or 10-20 gigs, wahoo right? He won't part with them. Very greedy or stupid around here, depends which way you look at it. What good are they if not used?
That said, I think I will simply leave this beast and just use it as is until I find something else. And yep, it's the Cyrix monster
Thanks for the help though it's been greatly appreciated!