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Old 06-04-2005, 01:29 PM   #1
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i hav a reaaaallly old packard bell. on the label on its back, it says legend mm 933 cn. However, i cannot find the memory modules required 2 upgrade this computer. I hope 2 turn this computer into an open source linux/unix after several upgrades. Plz help me find the correct memory, and if possible, include possible motherboard, hard disk, ethernet card and processor upgrades. thx in advance.
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Old 06-04-2005, 02:09 PM   #2
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That's so old it doesn't show up on a google search. I would venture a guess that's a 33mhz system and finding parts for it is going to be a major pain. I'm at work now but if I spot anything I'll post back.
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Old 06-04-2005, 02:37 PM   #3
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thx, sry 4got system specs...

its got about 48 megs of ram currently and runs at 133 mhz

gah its a hassle... even on ram choosing sites the 933 isn't shown...
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I hate to say it but some computers are just so old you just gotta get a new one. You can build a good system that'll lost you for a while for about 500 or 600 bucks. I mean 133 mhz is what we overclock without trying. And 48 megs of ram. Most programs take 2x that at least.
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Old 06-04-2005, 05:14 PM   #5
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I have to guess that it would take SIMM ramm, I usually can find it in a bunch of old comps, because i repair school computers sometimes, and i just have to laugh at how old some of these things are. I remeber seeing one the other day, it was an old compaq, it had 32mb of ram, a 1/2mb PCI video card, 300mb HD, ran at 66mhz normally, and @ 100mhz when the "turbo" button is pressed in. I would try finding SIMM ram, I think you can still buy it from tigerdirect.
heres a link to a page of simm ram...
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati....asp?CatId=148
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Old 06-04-2005, 05:44 PM   #6
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Do you have a good budget to try and find and spend on the old parts? Because, like Niko said, if you have at least 500, or actually i have seen 400, you can buy a brand new computer, with windows xp and all. And then you convert to open source linux/unix. What OS does it have? Windows 3.1? lol...
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im thinking of buyin a new dell (bout 349 all crappy n stuff...) but the thing is, im already thinking of buying a new dell, customized, and its bout 1200. im kinda under budget 2, itll b hard nuff 2 buy this 1. is it possible 2 run both linux/unix and windows on the same machine? i have knoppix and that runs well as an open source os, but i think bsd wud work better and have more capabilities... so, is it possible (lol noob question) 2 run both linux or unix and windows on the same computer?

edit: sry 4 got my question... what is the best linux thru ur point of view?
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Yes, it's called partitioning your hard drive and you could do it easily. I say either fedora redhat or mandrake. They're good OS.
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sry bout the double post... i 4got 2 ask, will linux work on these new computers? and by linux i mean freebsd (unix), knoppix, debian, mandrake, redhat...
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yes, as long as you partition. You can get it to work.
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