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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby blurks » 2019-3-15 @ 13:18

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Turbo -> » 2019-3-15 @ 16:04

Today's catch: ATA IDE HDD 80GB and 13 x 30-pin SIMM EDO RAM. Cost me 5 EUR on a local auction site.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby bergqvistjl » 2019-3-15 @ 16:24

Bought a Jetway J-542B mobo with K6-2 400Mhz. Also comes with a USB bracket, however one of the ports has been labelled as not working, and there's a loose wire that one would think would go into the header pins (however the only empty one appears to be intentionally empty according to the mobo's manual anyway):
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Aside from that, the board looks in good condition on inspecting it myself. Havent run it yet as i'm waiting on an appropriately-sized cooler & a PS/2 port header.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Anterag » 2019-3-15 @ 16:31

liqmat wrote:You know you can find the final commercial release of that game fairly cheap on Ebay or do you just want the prototype demo because it's different from the final release?


Yes, I was talking about the proto demo version. I can't find the prototype anywhere else. Thank you in advance.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby bofh.fromhell » 2019-3-15 @ 17:17

Got a Quadro FX3000.
Unfortunatly one of the outputs give a pink-ish picture (but doesnt crash) so i suspect a damaged port.
Apart from that it works fine, and is hilariously fast =)
Around 7000 score in 3dmark2001SE on a BX motherboard with a 1.1GHz P3.
I absolutly prefer the native AGP cards over the bridge chip ones.

Also i expected the fan to be more anoying.
I mean its kinda loud, but nowhere near as bad as the X850XT abomination of a cooler.
Still, Ill probably look for another cooler if the card gets used much.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby appiah4 » 2019-3-15 @ 20:59

Got these for less than 40 bucks shipped from a guy trying to unload some retro stuff for cash.. I was originally going to just buy a SS7 board bundle, but it turned out to have a broken ferrite ring choke, so I asked him what else he had.. This is what I walked away with.

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I think I had a great deal (even though that's my third Edison Gold-16 and it has a broken wavetable header - though that's easily fixable; I will likely sell this one off, though, for the first reasonable offer)
1989:A500|1M|ACA500+|C1084S
1992:HIPPO-VL+|U5SX-33|8M|GD5428|CT2290|S2
1995:P5I430VX|P133|32M|T64+/MX2|V1|CT3980/32M
1998:S1573S|K6-2/400|64M|RagePro|V2/SLI|CT4500/32M
2001:GA-6OXT|PIII-1200|512M|GF3Ti200|MX300
2004:K8VD|3700+|2G|X1950P|SB0350
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby dionb » 2019-3-15 @ 23:13

Turbo -> wrote:Today's catch: ATA IDE HDD 80GB and 13 x 30-pin SIMM EDO RAM. Cost me 5 EUR on a local auction site.

30p EDO... haven't seen that before. What kind of system supports it? Some very late 486 chipset with anachronistic 30p SIMM slots? Or something non-x86?

Speaking of which, tomorrow I'm picking up a system that takes 200p SIMMs, but they're FPM, not EDO. Will post it here with pics when I have it ;)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby retardware » 2019-3-16 @ 00:21

The mobo which I bought a week ago has arrived.

When it arrived, I had to find out that seller did not tell about the corrosion around the battery compartment. A PCB trace was damaged and the pins of the two TTLs near the battery were covered with greenish corrosion stuff. In the article photo of the seller this area was shadowed by the slots.

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Even more unusual, it looked like as it had been oil spill over one slot and its surroundings. (See the left middle slot and the oily film covering the components around)

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I had to bathe it three times - once IPA to dissolve the oil, then highly-detergented water to get off the cruds, and finally IPA again to take away the water.

And then to bend back many pins on the boards' underside. Obviously bent from stacking the scavenged boards, several almost shorting. Slot tops were also scratched and scraped.

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But now it is clean like new :)

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Seems to be common that some vintage sellers treat their stuff like crap.
Making the board fit for use cost me a few hours..

What do you give as feedback if sellers do not tell about such damages?
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby canthearu » 2019-3-16 @ 00:49

Lol, comes with the territory of having too many boards and not enough places to put them all.

I regrettably need to bag up as many boards and stuff that i have laying around as I can, but I'm going to run out of bags and containers well before I run out of boards and other components. This is after receiving a load of random boards/stuff from a friend who had been hoarding them for years.

Hopefully I can avoid doing real damage though, and I have removed the batteries from all the boards that I have. I would never have thought I would have an excess of 386/486 and Pentium boards (to my needs).
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby dionb » 2019-3-16 @ 00:51

If it was visible on the photos, caveat emptor. If not I suppose it depends on the price&expectation rasied. If you pay for scrap, that's what you can expect, if you pay for working good stuff, they owe you an explanation and some form of resolution.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby chose007 » 2019-3-16 @ 02:09

Finally I found good MB for my XXXL tower :-)
MB needs some repairs.

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby luckybob » 2019-3-16 @ 02:14

@choose007

I actually checked my garage to see if someone had swiped my board!

If you have any questions, hit up in PMs. viewtopic.php?f=25&t=48043
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby retardware » 2019-3-16 @ 02:32

dionb wrote:If it was visible on the photos, caveat emptor. If not I suppose it depends on the price&expectation rasied. If you pay for scrap, that's what you can expect, if you pay for working good stuff, they owe you an explanation and some form of resolution.

The article title was "486 ISA AT Retro Mainboard / Motherboard 8MB SIMM RAM", state was given as "Used: Article with usage traces, but in good state", and the article description was "486 ISA AT Retro Mainboard with 8MB SIMM RAM".
Price was 33.90 Euros (~ $38.50) plus shipping.

So I guess that was not advertised as category "scrap".
At least the oil and the corrosion should have been mentioned imho.

There was only one photo, with light coming from the side, mercifully shadowing and obscuring the corrosion and the shiny oily area:

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I think I'll ask the seller for comment and partial refund as compensation for the work involved.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Deksor » 2019-3-16 @ 02:47

Man I love your case !!
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby chose007 » 2019-3-16 @ 04:46

luckybob wrote:@choose007
I actually checked my garage to see if someone had swiped my board!
If you have any questions, hit up in PMs. viewtopic.php?f=25&t=48043


I know your build :-) Yep this Asus is very similar board like this.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby yawetaG » 2019-3-16 @ 08:10

dionb wrote:
Turbo -> wrote:Today's catch: ATA IDE HDD 80GB and 13 x 30-pin SIMM EDO RAM. Cost me 5 EUR on a local auction site.

30p EDO... haven't seen that before. What kind of system supports it? Some very late 486 chipset with anachronistic 30p SIMM slots? Or something non-x86?


Might be laser printer RAM...
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Madowax » 2019-3-16 @ 08:26

bofh.fromhell wrote:Got a Quadro FX3000.
Unfortunatly one of the outputs give a pink-ish picture (but doesnt crash) so i suspect a damaged port.
Apart from that it works fine, and is hilariously fast =)
Around 7000 score in 3dmark2001SE on a BX motherboard with a 1.1GHz P3.
I absolutly prefer the native AGP cards over the bridge chip ones.

Also i expected the fan to be more anoying.
I mean its kinda loud, but nowhere near as bad as the X850XT abomination of a cooler.
Still, Ill probably look for another cooler if the card gets used much.

I'm very satisfied with my quadro fx3000 and this cooling solution, you should find it NOS fairly cheap:

https://www.arctic.ac/eu_en/nv-silencer-4-rev-2.html
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby doaks80 » 2019-3-16 @ 11:06

The quadro3000 is ridiculously goood. Try overclocking it, it's insane. I have a brand new one with this massive daughterboard providing framesync ports....and several others. They are so cheap compared to fx 5900s. The fan isnt too bad, disappears in the roar of the pentium4 northwood system. Its overkill for the dx8 and lower games I use it for...and that's a good thing.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Vynix » 2019-3-16 @ 11:14

chose007 wrote:Finally I found good MB for my XXXL tower :-)
MB needs some repairs.
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Talk about a "Tower of Power", that beats those so-called "Full tower" cases :-P
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby canthearu » 2019-3-16 @ 11:46

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I finally got a vortex 2 card (an Aureal A3D branded card), and I managed to get it for $10 AU.
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