I did find the video and audio on this machine lacking So I wanted to correct this via the PCI slots. It’s already had some upgrades in the past; the RAM has been expanded to 24mb and it has a mb hard drive taken from another computer. Of course only machines with proprietary parts are built that way which introduces new problems, but I remember a generic case mATX case that also had a proprietary PSU, the Antec Minuet. This site hosts no abandonware. DOS compatibility is also pretty good and Wolf3D actually sounds half decent now.

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VOGONS • View topic – Upgrading Compaq Deskpro

Waltorious Writes About Games Game-related ramblings. Drivers deskrpo be in development so please check back at a later date or visit the product homepage. I was thinking a Soundblaster 16 or AWE64, but I’m not sure what advantages or disadvantages there are to either of those, or which models are better or worse.

The TNT2 Pro was a great video chip for the time and really would make this machine a good gaming platform. This is of no concern, if you route the sound throung amp’s.

As I mentioned this little machine has built somewhat of a reputation as a small deskprl saving and reliable machine being easy to access as well as having few problems running over extended periods. Select your desired files and a list of links will be sent by email. Instead I have to rely on the video from the Intel E chipset which is adequate for normal use but somewhat lacking for serious late Windows deskro.


Possibly this is due to the fact the design still uses a good deal of metal which does add weight but creates MUCH better durability.

This is great for basic servicing and cleaning! The Best Version of: For some it’s fast, for some it’s slow. Of course only machines with proprietary parts are built that way which introduces feskpro problems, but I remember a generic case mATX case that also had a proprietary PSU, the Antec Minuet. If your keeping Fat16, Anything larger then 2GB will need to be partitioned.

Next auio that is a printer parallel port, a Ethernet port and then another serial port. I looked online and noticed that FAT16 hard drives were awfully expensive. Whatever OS you boot into should be able to format the drive however it needs.

HP Compaq Deskpro Sound Card Audio Board CT2772 Creative Labs

See your browser’s documentation for specific instructions. Click here to review our site terms of use. As for a cd drive Ive been reading some other threads on the topic and I think I need xeskpro IDE drive and then set the drive as a slave to the hard drive?

I don’t see my operating system. Does the disk make any ominous sounds? So lets take a look at the one I have here and see what can be done with it.


Email Address never made deskpor. It also kept cutting out in Simcity I remember this machine; The design is really compact indeed… Few years ago I was working in electronics recycling workshop, and one week we got comapq of these machines from some office.

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I like that they actually fit two serial ports in there even though realistically they probably will not see much use. Notify me of new posts via email. Unless you want high quality CD auduo, in which case get an SB16 for bit, I imagine that could cause issues with some games, if they aren’t too big a problem then I might do an AWE64, so I don’t have to cimpaq with the noise of an SB Pros i want the software to download Reply to this review Was this review helpful?

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I am thinking of buying one for dos gaming. You are logged in as. The small form factor EN is a nice little machine.