LGR – Compaq All-in-one 486 MS-DOS Computer Overview

LGR – Compaq All-in-one 486 MS-DOS Computer Overview

This is an overview of the Compaq Presario 425 from 1993, as well as 486 and Overdrive chipped machines in general. Also compares its speed to the 386 range of machines. During the early 90’s the 486 ruled all. But when things started progressing so quickly, it wasn’t enough and Overdrive CPUs and such addons became quite popular. Also following in the Macintosh’s footsteps came all-in-one case designs for some PCs.

Footage of:
Windows 3.1
PFS WindowsWorks
Symantec Game Pack
Test Drive III The Passion
DOOM
Duke Nukem 3D
Wolfenstein 3D

This is a response to some requests for footage of some of my systems “in action” instead of just a review. But that would be boring I think – so lots of facts, commentary and history as well.

You can still read up on the official HP site about this particular machine:

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  1. Alberto Martinez
    Alberto Martinez 17 November, 2021, 17:53

    How cool is it that I just got this video on my recommendations!

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  2. Edward Scott
    Edward Scott 17 November, 2021, 17:53

    It's so cool to see that this is still an active channel!

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  3. QWERTY
    QWERTY 17 November, 2021, 17:53
  4. Gallitagen
    Gallitagen 17 November, 2021, 17:53
  5. Ampersand100
    Ampersand100 17 November, 2021, 17:53

    Just came here from Adrian's Digital Basement in May 2021. Anyone know if LGR ever got to play TMNT in the 11 years since?

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  6. skywarspro15
    skywarspro15 17 November, 2021, 17:53

    Did I just came across your old videos?

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  7. bitslasher
    bitslasher 17 November, 2021, 17:53

    Hi Clint. Just stumbled upon one of these awesome machines (A Pentium model!) and learning a bit about it here on YouTube. I actually was reminded of these special Compaqs by a more recent video of yours that included this PC (can't remember what it was about). I was shocked to see this video of you from so long ago! One day someone could make a movie about your life, from the prospective of this tiny computer, that saw it all unfold. Seeing that PC staring at me through the camera, from behind you, from so long ago, somehow reminded me of the ship's computer from Wall-E. Anyway, not sure why I felt compelled to write this silly blurb, or if you even will ever read it, but just wanted to say what all those other folks tell you in the notes with the retro tech they mail you…. "keep up the good work" 🙂

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  8. Weeping Scorpion
    Weeping Scorpion 17 November, 2021, 17:53

    Thanks to Adrian Black and his Adrian's Digital Basement, who is currently (April 2021) restoring a Compaq Presario 425, I am watching this 11 year old video by LGR talking about the exact same maching. What are the odds? Well, except YouTube's algorithm, of course.

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  9. Prasulinek
    Prasulinek 17 November, 2021, 17:53

    6:06 Also are you planning on re-reviewing this machine ? I think its awesome and deserves a re-review

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  10. TopsGenial
    TopsGenial 17 November, 2021, 17:53

    yo si tengo una de esas con windows 98 funcionando

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  11. SourishBanjo
    SourishBanjo 17 November, 2021, 17:53

    I think I might have one. How much is it worth?

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  12. xnamkcor X
    xnamkcor X 17 November, 2021, 17:53

    In Castlevania 2, you collect Dracula's body parts so you can resurrect him so you can kill him.

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  13. Ben Cheshire
    Ben Cheshire 17 November, 2021, 17:53

    i had some kind of compaq presario, no idea which one

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  14. RobS
    RobS 17 November, 2021, 17:53

    Oh, man! I had the exact same model when I was in high school. It was only 90Mhz and 12MB ram, but it was awesome. Duke Nukem 3D ran fine, but Quake was too much.. Also, I had to hack the potentiometer to the pc speaker, because that thing was too loud for my late night gaming. Thanks for the memory trip!

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  15. OverRide
    OverRide 17 November, 2021, 17:53

    What kind of plugin you used for this VHS effect? 😉

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  16. Tyler Swagar
    Tyler Swagar 17 November, 2021, 17:53

    Points to 2010 LGR for what appears to be a Les Claypool shirt

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  17. mackenzie allen
    mackenzie allen 17 November, 2021, 17:53

    Time isn't linear! My future self (2021) told me to immediately watch this video from 2010 from my 2020 account and decided to watch right away! Woodland WA is where

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  18. Eduardo Alvarez
    Eduardo Alvarez 17 November, 2021, 17:53

    I remember having the 433 model. It came with a software called Print Shop Deluxe (or named similar) that was the equivalent of Microsoft Publisher. It you click to zoom in to much, to fast it will make the computer hang out up to one hour just to go from 50% to 500% (max zoom).

    I also remember coming with an adventure game (point and click) about an island but I don't remember the name, anybody knows about it?

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  19. Bubi
    Bubi 17 November, 2021, 17:53

    looks like it was filmed in the 90s i like it

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  20. J S
    J S 17 November, 2021, 17:53

    The guy from hangman is obviously odin

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  21. NScaleTransitModels(lolfunnycp)
    NScaleTransitModels(lolfunnycp) 17 November, 2021, 17:53

    Just realized I'm watching this at 4:25 AM XDDDD

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  22. Jenny Lee
    Jenny Lee 17 November, 2021, 17:53

    With pick-up sticks you have to pick up the stick that is on top, unlike the physical board game where you have to pick up as many sticks as you can without them falling.

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  23. Mediolanon
    Mediolanon 17 November, 2021, 17:53

    I have one with the 200 mb drive and 4 mb stock ram. Plastic is breaking off though.

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  24. Azza Johnson
    Azza Johnson 17 November, 2021, 17:53

    You can download applications that will slow your dos games down now that you can run as a TSR in memory in dos. And converting games from a 5 1/4 inch to 3 1/2 disks isn’t that hard now either if you image the disk and extract the files onto a floppy.

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  25. Zayne Tice
    Zayne Tice 17 November, 2021, 17:53

    OMG WE HAD THIS lol i loved it i ended up breaking it but we had all the same stuff on it and they paid 1000 for it brand new

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  26. Neolith100
    Neolith100 17 November, 2021, 17:53

    This… I never thought I would see one ever again. This was my first computer. Clint! I need it! How do? genuine inquiry!

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  27. skysuper block
    skysuper block 17 November, 2021, 17:53

    Like this comment if you see this in 2019 or 2029

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  28. SlCKB0Y
    SlCKB0Y 17 November, 2021, 17:53

    this computer was my very first one, i can remember the specs, and i assure you this one got upgraded 😉
    the original specs were 25mhz 486, 100mb hard drive, 4mb of ram.
    had it upgraded to 270meg of hd, 8mb of ram, and a sound blaster sound card/2x external cd rom combo. wish i knew about this overdrive chip back then 😉

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