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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby oeuvre » 2018-6-09 @ 12:51

Ah, I just assumed it was an MWave since mine came with one.
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby KSHIRZA1 » 2018-6-09 @ 13:47

oeuvre wrote:Ah, I just assumed it was an MWave since mine came with one.


Yeah mine did also. Ditched that thing immediately! Zero support.

Nice to see a 2176 like you have. Classy ibm look with a 90s twist, and pretty rare. Very ibm inside and out unlike the e series that unmistakably look like a budget acer.

Here’s some pages still up with good info...

http://aptivasupport.com/aptiva.html

http://tedfelix.com/Mwave/
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby oeuvre » 2018-6-09 @ 14:30

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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby KSHIRZA1 » 2018-6-11 @ 04:36

And this site. got all my motherboard jumper settings from it.

http://stason.org/TULARC/pc/motherboard ... E-H-2.html
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby oeuvre » 2018-6-11 @ 13:01

Yeah that site has all sorts of resources and info on various old obscure cards and boards.
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-7-02 @ 15:15

Yeah, My Aptiva came with an AMD k6-2 333mhz CPU.
But you can change the CPU out for an Intel Pentium MMX 233mhz.

I was also able to find an IBM Aptiva Slot one Pentium-2 333mhz motherboard and CPU.

So now I have some options if I ever want to upgrade this.
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby oeuvre » 2018-7-02 @ 18:49

I like the Pentium II mobo, has AGP + PCI + ISA.
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-7-02 @ 19:42

Yeah,
AGP slot is good for a Voodoo 3 card and the PCI slots are good for a Sound Blaster Audigy 2zs with live drive.
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby Korax » 2018-7-14 @ 13:18

Nice Aptiva! The 2176 was the first PC we ever got at home! Although it was a 75 Mhz version :)

Just recently, while visiting my parents, I drove by an old electronics second hand store, and to my great surprise found an old Aptiva 2142 from 1997 there, one of the few IBM machines I've seen from that time, made with black casing. Its got a Pentium II 266 Mhz with 64 MB ram, and is one of those split systems with a seperate media console, which contains the 3,5" floppy drive and a CD drive. The system powers up via the media console, no buttons or drives (apart from the hard drives) are present in the actual tower, although you can put in additional drives if you like.

The 17 inch IBM MM75 monitor has built in Bose speakers, which connect directly to the Aptiva tower - there's an onboard Crystal audio chip that works with it. The original keyboard + mouse was not there, but there was actually an additonal tower unit of the same type, without console and monitor, which i ended up getting, along with the rest.

I have never ever seen this type of machine here before, so I am looking forward to testing it :)
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-7-15 @ 20:00

Korax wrote:Nice Aptiva! The 2176 was the first PC we ever got at home! Although it was a 75 Mhz version :)

Just recently, while visiting my parents, I drove by an old electronics second hand store, and to my great surprise found an old Aptiva 2142 from 1997 there, one of the few IBM machines I've seen from that time, made with black casing. Its got a Pentium II 266 Mhz with 64 MB ram, and is one of those split systems with a seperate media console, which contains the 3,5" floppy drive and a CD drive. The system powers up via the media console, no buttons or drives (apart from the hard drives) are present in the actual tower, although you can put in additional drives if you like.

The 17 inch IBM MM75 monitor has built in Bose speakers, which connect directly to the Aptiva tower - there's an onboard Crystal audio chip that works with it. The original keyboard + mouse was not there, but there was actually an additonal tower unit of the same type, without console and monitor, which i ended up getting, along with the rest.

I have never ever seen this type of machine here before, so I am looking forward to testing it :)


NICE !
I've been looking for a setup like that.
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby oeuvre » 2018-7-17 @ 04:13

hooooooly crap what an awesome find! that thing looks MINT!

please take more pictures and show bobs & uh, er...
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby appiah4 » 2018-7-17 @ 05:24

I really hope to have one of these towers as a replacement for my K6-2 build some day.. Even just the case I would be happy with.
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-7-20 @ 04:04

IBM Keyboard. Clickity type , PS2 for Aptiva.
Very heavy.
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby oeuvre » 2018-7-20 @ 11:56

Not a mechanical. It has rubber domes but does have a steel plate.
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby NJRoadfan » 2018-7-20 @ 14:03

Same keyboard I have on my main machine. Its IBM in name only as the keyboard was actually made by Chicony. The unit I got was purchased new as an "IBM Basics" branded product.
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby 8BitSloth » 2018-7-22 @ 23:35

Created an account just to say hi and brag a little.
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby oeuvre » 2018-7-23 @ 13:17

Welcome aboard! Specs?
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby nforce4max » 2018-7-28 @ 18:27

Brought one of these home after doing some rummaging at a yard sale so the system wasn't in the best shape and sadly the plastic face plate exploded on me :dead: , lifted by that bit at the top that is like a handle and plastic fragments went everywhere. Needless to say I was not happy when that happened, I hope to find another like it someday preferably a S7 system. Got two other Aptivas and both need restoration, one is a SS7 era that runs alright but also got a rarer socket 4 66mhz model and the plastic at the back broke up as well from age.
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby KSHIRZA1 » 2018-7-30 @ 06:40

Korax wrote:Nice Aptiva! The 2176 was the first PC we ever got at home! Although it was a 75 Mhz version :)

Just recently, while visiting my parents, I drove by an old electronics second hand store, and to my great surprise found an old Aptiva 2142 from 1997 there, one of the few IBM machines I've seen from that time, made with black casing. Its got a Pentium II 266 Mhz with 64 MB ram, and is one of those split systems with a seperate media console, which contains the 3,5" floppy drive and a CD drive. The system powers up via the media console, no buttons or drives (apart from the hard drives) are present in the actual tower, although you can put in additional drives if you like.

The 17 inch IBM MM75 monitor has built in Bose speakers, which connect directly to the Aptiva tower - there's an onboard Crystal audio chip that works with it. The original keyboard + mouse was not there, but there was actually an additonal tower unit of the same type, without console and monitor, which i ended up getting, along with the rest.

I have never ever seen this type of machine here before, so I am looking forward to testing it :)


This is the aptiva holy grail! Everything is there and looks super clean. I need to get one of those...
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Re: IBM APTIVA MASTER RACE!

Postby oeuvre » 2018-7-30 @ 12:19

mayhaps you should marry him so you can use that aptiva
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