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First post, by Spitz

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Hi @all!

I would like to present my Retro PCs. I'm not kinda x86 retro systems lover ( Commodore&Amiga <3 ) but anyway as a hardcore gamer, games for PC were still very nice for DOS/WinX in 80s/90s... Retro rigs listed in nest posts!

* Made some changes in my 1st post to keep this topic clean&tidy 😉

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Reply 2 of 31, by Spitz

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frankmonk wrote on 2020-05-12, 15:52:

Can you add an external CD/DVD Drive? 😀

Well.... To be honest I have one spare Yamaha external CDRW drive ..... 🤣

I'm checking up another soundcard - it's an crystal device, I can't download it from here though 🙁

http://vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?fileid=6 … menustate=44,36

Provided link isn't working.....

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Reply 3 of 31, by Spitz

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Ok so I've made some changes im my 1st PC specs:

Specs:

#1
- Mainboard FREETECH P5F93 (SSocket7 1*AGP, 2*ISA, 3*PCI, 2*SIMM 2*DIMM, UIDEx2, USB)
- CPU AMD k6-2-400mhz (Intel Pentium 75MHz as reserve)
- Memory Micron 392 512 MB RAM DIMM 100MHz
- GPU Riva TNT2 32MB ATI Rage PRO
Turbo AGP 8MB + 2* VooDoo 2 12 MB
- Audio Creative SB 5.1 0220
- HDD WD 80GB IDE UDMA66
- 1x LG CDRW, 2* DVD Lite-On drives
- PSU 400w PFC
- Samsung SyncMaster 941MP

And here we are with the 2nd PC #2:
- Mainboard FIC PA-2010+
- CPU Intel Pentium I 75Mhz SX 969
- Memory 96 MB RAM DIMM 100Mhz
- HDD Seagate U10 8GB
- GPU S3 Trio VX PCI
- Audio Promedia Terratec ISA
- Liteon Combo Drive dvd/cdrw
Running under Windows 95 - but this setup is aimed for DOS gaming!

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Reply 4 of 31, by Tetrium

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Did you exchange your TNT2 for a Rage Pro?

Whats missing in your collections?
My retro rigs (old topic)
Interesting Vogons threads (links to Vogonswiki)
Report spammers here!

Reply 5 of 31, by Spitz

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Tetrium wrote on 2020-05-24, 23:10:

Did you exchange your TNT2 for a Rage Pro?

Yes I did. TNT2 was causing problems on this mobo, but on the 2nd it's running 100% OK.

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Reply 6 of 31, by Tetrium

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Spitz wrote on 2020-07-11, 11:39:
Tetrium wrote on 2020-05-24, 23:10:

Did you exchange your TNT2 for a Rage Pro?

Yes I did. TNT2 was causing problems on this mobo, but on other one is running 100% OK.

What do you think of the Rage Pro?
I never ended up using one (partially because of their relatively bad rep and because I had plenty alternatives at the time) but in the old days these Rage cards were all over the place.

Whats missing in your collections?
My retro rigs (old topic)
Interesting Vogons threads (links to Vogonswiki)
Report spammers here!

Reply 7 of 31, by Spitz

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Tetrium wrote on 2020-07-11, 17:08:
Spitz wrote on 2020-07-11, 11:39:
Tetrium wrote on 2020-05-24, 23:10:

Did you exchange your TNT2 for a Rage Pro?

Yes I did. TNT2 was causing problems on this mobo, but on other one is running 100% OK.

What do you think of the Rage Pro?
I never ended up using one (partially because of their relatively bad rep and because I had plenty alternatives at the time) but in the old days these Rage cards were all over the place.

Same here Tetrium + I always thought that ATi is some under-party with lower quality cards - my mistake. I used to have Matrox, Nvidia, Voodoo, S3 cards back in 90s but never tried ATi - and it's a shame, because now I can see that this card is just great -stable, working with voodoo2 = no issues, games seems to LIKE IT, more over good resolution modes and VERY sharp image ... so in conclusion= BIG PLUS ++++++++ !!!!

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Reply 8 of 31, by Spitz

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[Hmmmm addiction? can't be!]

There it is.. #3 PC, This time a Laptop Toshiba T4850CT.
Specs: https://usermanual.com/document/7530/toshiba- … cification.html
In short:
3.3V SL enhanced i486 DX4 75MHz (16KB internal cache; integrated math coprocessor)
10.4" full-color Active Matrix, Thin Film Transistor (TFT) color LCD that displays 640 x 480 pixels.
RAM memory: 8MB /(expandable to 40MB)
internal 2.5-inch 500 MB HDD.
supports 2 HD (1.44 MB) floppy disks and 2DD (720 KB) floppy disks.
Audio System 16 bit sound (Analog Devices AD1848KP & Yamaha OPL3)
2MB VGA GPU

Yes.... it's an 486 with (S)VGA and a soundcard ...... 😉

All in good shape (as for 25+yrs) The only issue is the "P10 error" displayed on the small lcd panel and You can't run it in normal way... So I'll have to dissasemble this rig and check out caps (P10 stands for too high voltage).

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Reply 10 of 31, by Spitz

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#4 system: Siemens Nixdorf PC-4/5ND:

486 DX4/100
24 MB RAM
GPU Trident 2MB
HDD 800MB
Floppy 1.44
Windows 95
LCD ... STN ;/// will search for an active TFT.
Soundblaster&OPL3 compatible soundcard.

All in good shape.

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Reply 11 of 31, by Spitz

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#5: Toshiba Satellite PRo 430CDT:

Pentium I 120Mhz
48 MB RAM
1.2 GB HDD
GPU 2MB
ESS 1688 Sound Card
Windows 98
Active TFT
CDROM 10x

Good condition!

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Reply 12 of 31, by Spitz

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#6 (... Addicted...)

486dx2@66MHz
Atc 1245B Mainboard
12MB RAM
HDD WD 1.2GB
Trident 1MB ISA
Soundblaster PRO ISA

Ekhem .... 7 & 8 is coming too in few days ... Madnesssssss

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Reply 13 of 31, by svfn

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Lol these vintage PCs do multiply quickly.. Very nice horizontal case, I kinda wish that form factor would come back in vogue somehow, for us who use optical drives/bays still.

SS7: K6-2/350 | FIC PA-2013 2.1 | 32MB PC-100 | 3dfx V3 2000 AGP | AWE64 CT4520 | Win98SE
On MobyGames

Reply 14 of 31, by Spitz

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Yeahhh... My wife started asking for divorce lately 😁

Those cases were great back days. In my modern PC I need to change the housing too but there is a major problem - 8 out 10 doesn't have 5.25" bays anymore ... WTF???? So the market is forcing me to buy one that doesn't meet my stylish requirements but has space for cdrom .... 🤣

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Reply 16 of 31, by dr.zeissler

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Why that Samsung MP 741 as Monitor ?

Retro-Gamer 😀PowerMac 6100-66/Houdini 486/66 - G4 Cube 450/Rage128pro OS9.0.1 - Macintosh LC/Apple IIe Card OS6.0.8 - Acorn A4000 Archimedes - Unisys CWD 486/66 + Aztech Washington

Reply 17 of 31, by Spitz

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dr.zeissler wrote on 2020-08-17, 09:40:

Why that Samsung MP 741 as Monitor ?

941mp is great, good quality made, nice looking pixels, wide resolutions support, very loud speakers and multiple connectors! Dsub, dvi, jack, cinche, svideo, scart...... ( it's a TV!)

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Reply 18 of 31, by dr.zeissler

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Yes I know that...and it displays 50hz via s-video and perhaps scart, so no or very view stuttering on horizontal scrollers on c64! (most TFT's do stutter on this! I tested some and all were bad, except this MP7xx Series.

Retro-Gamer 😀PowerMac 6100-66/Houdini 486/66 - G4 Cube 450/Rage128pro OS9.0.1 - Macintosh LC/Apple IIe Card OS6.0.8 - Acorn A4000 Archimedes - Unisys CWD 486/66 + Aztech Washington

Reply 19 of 31, by Spitz

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WELL HERE WE ARE ... 7...8... AND 9 ... My Wife is gonna kill me very soon........ I've tried to tell her that I bought it all for ~50EUR but she doesn't believe me .....

#7 Toshiba TECRA 510CDT
#8Toshiba Tecra700CT
#9 Sattelite 300CDT

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