IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby KSHIRZA1 » 2018-7-31 @ 23:58

oeuvre wrote:mayhaps you should marry him so you can use that aptiva


He's probably out of my league with that sexy IBM banana hammock. I have a taste for the beige personally...
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-8-25 @ 23:44

oeuvre wrote:Found one, had to pay a bit more than I liked for it but whatever. These machines are really cool. Also, if you ship out desktops DO NOT pack them in broken pieces of styrofoam. It got everywhere inside the machine and the power supply.

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A lovely machine restored to good health.

IBM Aptiva 2176-C73


They had a couple of these on ebay the other day for real cheap in excellent condition.
I could kick myself for not buying one. They sold the next day.
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby feipoa » 2018-8-26 @ 02:37

You mean that IBM Aptiva 2176-C73 P120 for $70? If I only had more space. I think IBM Aptiva systems have a lot of potential for growth of value within the next decade. I don't own any, but you get to a point where you have to stop collecting or you'll end up broke with your whole house full of this clutter.

That system is interesting, it has PCI slots sandwiched between ISA slots. Four SIMMs and one SDRAM slot. An empty COAST socket.
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby oeuvre » 2018-8-28 @ 18:40

So I have some bad news and good news.

Bad news is the front plastic broke off and the front door no longer works as desired. I sold the machine to an IRC friend and packed it well. FedEx shattered it and the top handle is in pieces. Hardware wise, it works perfectly. At least it went to a good home.
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-8-28 @ 19:24

Purchased some original IBM 1995 recovery disks and software.
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby oeuvre » 2018-8-28 @ 21:38

So, uh, any chance you can upload them somewhere?
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-8-29 @ 02:03

When I get it I will create an iso image of the apps and upload it to my Dropbox account.
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby oeuvre » 2018-8-29 @ 12:05

aww ye
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby anderswk » 2018-11-13 @ 19:27

Yesterday I upgraded my 2144-937 from a 75MHz Pentium to a 133MHz and had a couple of questions that I couldn't find answers for in the HW maintenance manuals:

1) Can I use a Pentium MMX (P55C) in this system by just setting the jumper or do I also need a different VRM?

2) My Aptiva didn't come with any L2 cache. I tried with the COAST module from a P55TP4XE, but no luck. What kind of modules are compatible? If someone could post a picture of their module that would be great.

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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-11-13 @ 20:03

Your IBM motherboard should have silk screen markings for info on jumper settings.
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby anderswk » 2018-11-14 @ 11:08

Right, there are markings near the jumper for selecting between P54C/P55C, but I didn't see any markings near VRM, hence the questions.
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby appiah4 » 2018-11-14 @ 12:38

anderswk wrote:Right, there are markings near the jumper for selecting between P54C/P55C, but I didn't see any markings near VRM, hence the questions.


Those probably control the VRM regardless of location.
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-11-30 @ 07:32

oeuvre wrote:Found one, had to pay a bit more than I liked for it but whatever. These machines are really cool. Also, if you ship out desktops DO NOT pack them in broken pieces of styrofoam. It got everywhere inside the machine and the power supply.

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A lovely machine restored to good health.

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Intel Pentium 200MHz
64MB 72-pin SIMM RAM (was 16MB)
256K cache via COAST module
3.5" floppy drive
8X Hitachi CDR-7930 5.25" CD-ROM drive
3.5" IBM DAQA-32700 2.5GB 5400RPM hard drive
MS-DOS 6.22 + Windows for Workgroups 3.11
2MB ATI Mach64 GT onboard video
4MB Matrox Mystique 220 PCI video card
YAMAHA YMF-719 OPL3 ISA sound card (replaced an IBM Mwave modem/sound card combo, gross)
Kingston NE2000 clone ISA network card
Replaced internal fan with a larger, quieter one
Not complete yet, just want to add another hard drive for Windows 95.

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Can you fit a floppy drive 5.25 in this IBM case along with CDROM ?
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby oeuvre » 2018-11-30 @ 14:28

Yeah, just make sure your floppy cable is long enough and can accommodate both 5.25" and 3.5" floppy drives.
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby jaZz_KCS » 2018-12-01 @ 16:56

If I am not mistaken, oeuvre, I have the matching Aptiva speakers currently disassembled in the basement, cleaned them a bit and am currently waiting for a new power switch as the old one was shattered. Once reassemble, you interested in these? They are rather small but good sounding shielded speakers.

They look almost exactly like the ones in this picture:

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EDIT: Just saw you're living in the states. Sigh, probably uneconomical with regards to shipping...
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby oeuvre » 2018-12-02 @ 13:08

Pretty cool! I'll pass though. Thank you
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby sf78 » 2018-12-04 @ 14:59

This was outside a recycling center a couple of years ago and when I asked about it the staff said that everything left outside is free, so I took it.

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https://www.cnet.com/products/ibm-aptiv ... -gb/specs/

I only added a Voodoo3 AGP and left the rest as it was.
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