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Reply 20 of 33, by DonutKing

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From my experience on ebay... I think you'd best chalk this up as a lesson learnt. Maybe he did send the package but it got lost in the post... either way you've missed the opportunity to file a dispute so I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for money back.

If you are squeamish, don't prod the beach rubble.

Reply 26 of 33, by sliderider

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I don't know, for some reason the 386 seems to me to lack the wow factor of a fast Harris 286 on the one end or any 486/5x86 on the other. I have a brand new in box 386SX-16 motherboard here that I was considering for a build until I got the Harris 286 motherboard and back when I started acquiring 486 boards with 5x86 CPU's in them, my AMD 386-25 DXL machine seemed to lose a lot of it's lustre. (I may yet do a clock crystal upgrade and install a DX-40mhz in it) 386 is clearly an evolutionary step between the two, but everything it can do a 486 can do better.

Reply 27 of 33, by Mau1wurf1977

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My first PC was a 386DX-33 and I emotionally link a lot of great experiences to such a machine 😀

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Reply 29 of 33, by Robin4

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Iam going to do this build over. Because the motherboard i was using where working.. I bought from a guy nearby the same motherboard. But doesnt seemed to work.. So i need to use the working board to find out why the other board isnt working.. When i bought a system (386) on ebay, i needed it for the cases iam using now on my V20 nec build..
It came also with a forax motherboard in it.. I thought to going use that board for my 386 build.. It only came with a 33 mhz processor.. I want it to upgrade it with a 40mhz processor instead.

Games that iam going play on are 386 games like wolfenstein 3d, spear of destiny, and others off course.

~ At least it can do black and white~

Reply 30 of 33, by Robin4

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This build will getting overhauled.. Going other components inside. Also got another case that fills my needs.. It just perfect for a 386 DX 40 Mhz build. I have some parts to choose from. And will add the best components to this build.

~ At least it can do black and white~

Reply 31 of 33, by AlaricD

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Robin4 wrote on 2011-06-26, 14:02:

Temperoraly ATI Wonder+ 512MB Graphics card.

Ohhhh, 512KB 😉
Was wondering where you'd gotten a 512MB ISA card 😉

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Reply 32 of 33, by Robin4

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I will do, this time the systeem have to be finished.. I have waited already to long. First iam collected all the parts i need. I have enough laying around here.. (its almost a candy shop)
Why i didnt start the build, that was because i wasnt happy with the AT case i wanted using before.. That is a very big AT tower.. But then i know the case wasnt right to use.
I also wasnt sure if the parts that i listed above *1st post* i wanted going to use those. Now i have enough motherboards to choose from.
Iam also found out that the ATI graphics card (ATI Wonder + 512KB) isnt that fast graphics card.. Its decent, but not very power full.

Thinking to go this time with a Western Digital w90C30 instead. Because its fast, and seems to be very compatible with different graphics modes.

Setup would like be:

386 motherboard
AMD DXL 40 MhZ ceramic
8MB Fast page simm 30
Western digital w90c30 isa graphics card.
Ultrasound ACE
Roland LAPC-I also having an CM-300 i can connect to it
1.44 3.5 inch floppy drive (looking for one other from my stach.
1.2MB 5,25 floppy drive
ISA IDE controller card with bios
Creative Multimedia CD-ROM drive original CR-563-B (i have a little pile of them) so i can choose what i want) period correct drives)
Creative soundcard i dont know.. But also having some Sound blaster Pro 2 laying around.
For now i thinking of going with an oldstyle xxx MB harddisk..IDE.

~ At least it can do black and white~

Reply 33 of 33, by Intel486dx33

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My gold IDE controller in my 386 works with my CDROM. The computer bios does not detect the CD-ROM drive but that’s okay.
Just leave it and NONE drive in bios.

I have my hard drive setup as master and CD-ROM drive as a slave.

The cdrom DOS driver finds the CD-ROM drive and loads the driver.

Works fine with just one IDE connector on the controller.
I am just using one 40-pin ribbon for the two drives.
And one ribbon for the two floppy drives.