Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Serial Ports

Ah, the good old days of serial and parallel ports... I have several tubs of old computer hardware - IDE cables, video and sound cards, old processors (even my favorite of all time - the Celeron 300A*), etc. I went through them over the week-end and have set aside about a third of it to be recycled. I digress...

Alex (PA1SBM) finds no serial ports or PCI on his new PC, but after a false start finds a card that works.

* Does it make me a huge geek for having a favorite CPU? I just remember how much bang for the buck you got with the Celeron 300A as it easily overclocked to 450 MHz.


  1. I still have an older machine with serial and parallel ports that I use for most of my radio programming.

    I just find them to be much easier to use than USB and newer OSs which are always so finicky when it comes to programming software and cables.

  2. No it does not make you a geek. :-) ..but this is coming from a guy that makes his living on overclocking.