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Last time on this ol' Pentium, I was puzzling over how I could be getting a 'CMOS battery failure' message on POST when no battery was visible on the motherboard. A quick trip to VOGONs yielded an answer, though not a particularly heartening one.

Turns out, intel's chipsets prior to the 430TX di...

One of my motivations for producing the Smug and Play podcast is to replay the Win9X era's greatest games on period-correct hardware. Having chosen December 1994, when PC Gamer Magazine debuted the their monthly demo CD-ROMs, as our starting point, I wanted to put together a machine that could've be...