Category Archives: Hardware

Posts about the retro PCs or consoles.

Konkkien vaihtelua ja vikojen hakua

Omassa retrokoneessa on ollut muutamakin vika jo pidemmän aikaa. Peliviikonlopun aikana koneen kaatuminen parikymmentä kertaa alkaa jo olemaan turhan paljon, joten nyt kun oli hetki ylimääräistä aikaa, päätin alkaa asiaa selvittämään. Toinen pienenpi ongelma oli koneen käynnistäminen kylmänä, mikä ei … Lue loppuun

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Long time no see

So I havent’ had much time to write about retrolan. We have had one retrolan since the last post. It was a great LAN and everyone’s still tuning their retro pcs to be more stable. Today I tested my main … Lue loppuun

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A device attached to the system is not functioning

Strange error I just tried to install Catalyst 6.12 drivers to the retrocompaq nr. 4, which has the Radeon 7000 32MB graphics card. The installer gave me this strange error telling me that the device isn’t working. I googled around … Lue loppuun

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A new retro PC for myself

The retrokor II I started to build a new retro pc (”retrokor II”) for myself, because the current machine’s motherboard is suffering from bulged capacitors. The current pc still works, but I don’t want to take a risk of it breaking … Lue loppuun

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Repairing my retro pc

The bulged capacitor I inspected my main retro pc’s capacitors and found out that one of them was already bulged and leaking. The capacitor was between two PCI slots, one of which has my Sound Blaster in it. The PC … Lue loppuun

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Four new retrolan PCs!

Compaqs to the rescue I was given four Compaq Deskpro computers as donation via an internet forum. Three of them have a Pentium III 866 MHz processor and one has a Celeton 700 MHz processor. All computers have 256 MB … Lue loppuun

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Building a retrolan PC from spare parts

We needed more spare PCs for the upcoming lanparty, so I decided to buy an old PC from an internet forum. It was only 5 € and had decent components, so I decided to buy it. It had the following … Lue loppuun

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The first setup

So this is where it all started. My first retrolan pc setup. I guess it was an Athlon 1200MHz with 368MB of SDRAM and a Radeon 7200 GPU. Oh, and notice the old keyboard with no Windows keys. The blue … Lue loppuun

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