Louis Ohland, some time in the past:
I started in February 1992 with a 386DX-40, 172 MB IDE, 5 MB of RAM, and a
512 KB SVGA card. And shortly after I got my system, it went stupid from
Michelangelo. In the next few years, I upgraded with a new case, new
motherboard, a P150 Cyrix, 64 MB of RAM, a gig or so IDE drive, and a 2 MB
One day in 1995, I was wandering in a small computer shop (also my ISP) and
I saw a strange form. So clean, so logical, so... RIGHT. I bought that 8595-OKF
and shortly thereafter an 8590-OG9. And then they blurred.
In the 8595, I found a computer where pulling drives was simply removing the
tray. Opening the case was done with fingers only. Adapters installed and
replaced without tools. SCSI devices as a matter of course. Built like a brick
Nowadays, I watch the multi-GHz systems with incredibly huge and complex
"operating systems" on them. My little rocket will never get above P200MMX with
256MB of ECC, but it's paid for and it works. Relentlessly.
This site is an outgrowth of asking how to get a 1,024 MB drive to work with
my -xKx complex. Peter H. Wendt from Germany sent two upgrade complex BIOS
chips. After I installed one, I never looked back. This site is a return to all
those that helped me with parts, experience, and waiting for my screams of
frustration to subside into sobbing...