I've acquired for the price of two packets of baccy a 6GB Compaq, Pentium 2 without an internal modem. I've been given a modem with its driver on a CD and the local repair-person will fit it for me. Some details of the Compaq are:-
My even older 2GB Dell, Pentium 1 is pretty decrepit and I was expecting to keep it as a spare or to dump it. I wonder if the HD and memory card would be compatible with the Compaq and could be transferred to it?
Thanks - the old one works except there's a prob with both USB ports dead and the modem driver not installing. P.S. I've just removed the HD so it probably won't work again!
I'm setting up a network with a good PC and the recently acquired Compaq so the very old Dell isn't really necessary. I did manage to network any 2 out of 3!
I've read up about 'memory' - I'll need something extra in the Compaq. I'm curious to know if the Dell HD can be put into the Compaq - it's set-up with Win 98 SE --- could that stay on and be bootable?
Thanks - I can't quite figure out which of the 3 cards is the memory card. The 'book' says it's 'green with black squares'. They're all green but none have black squares. Another note says it's smaller than the sound or graphic cards. OK. There's something about tipping at an angle before pulling it out. All 3 are 'stuck' & I don't want to damage them.
The Dell HD is a Western Digital - Caviar. 22100.
Would I need to d/l the driver?
Any drivers I've d/l'ed before either didn't instal or didn't work if they did instal.
" There's something about tipping at an angle before pulling it out. All 3 are 'stuck' & I don't want to damage them. "
Ah. We are talking EDO ram. To take out EDO ram, you pull the spring clips at the end of each stick. They are usually very tight. When they get to the desired tension, they flip over to a 45 degree angle. When they are in this position, you can pull them out.