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Reply 46101 of 47899, by Meatball

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I bought this nearly full-length Toshiba DVD decoder. One of the first; this thing was over $1300 new - now less than $20 w/shipping. It works and looks pretty good connected to a S3 Virge or ATI Rage card. It uses the Windows DVD player.

The cable I had to buy separately; it cost about half as much as the card itself (minus shipping).

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Reply 46102 of 47899, by H3nrik V!

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PS2 Slim, in working condition. Looking forward to do some REAL console gaming.

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Reply 46103 of 47899, by ChrisK

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Meatball wrote on 2022-08-25, 19:57:

I bought this nearly full-length Toshiba DVD decoder. One of the first; this thing was over $1300 new - now less than $20 w/shipping. It works and looks pretty good connected to a S3 Virge or ATI Rage card. It uses the Windows DVD player.

The cable I had to buy separately; it cost about half as much as the card itself (minus shipping).

Where does this cable get connected to? The "Feature Connector" on the VGA-card or somewhere else? And where would it fit on the DVD decoder card?

Reply 46104 of 47899, by ChrisK

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H3nrik V! wrote on 2022-08-26, 07:15:

PS2 Slim, in working condition. Looking forward to do some REAL console gaming.

Oh yeah, Final Fantasy X...
Spent tons of hours on it but never really finished it while beeing close to the end.
Wanted to level my team as much as possibly before this step to fight those almighty dragons/ghosts (can't even remember their names) placed around the world.
Must been years ago...

Reply 46105 of 47899, by H3nrik V!

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ChrisK wrote on 2022-08-26, 07:22:
Oh yeah, Final Fantasy X... Spent tons of hours on it but never really finished it while beeing close to the end. Wanted to leve […]
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H3nrik V! wrote on 2022-08-26, 07:15:

PS2 Slim, in working condition. Looking forward to do some REAL console gaming.

Oh yeah, Final Fantasy X...
Spent tons of hours on it but never really finished it while beeing close to the end.
Wanted to level my team as much as possibly before this step to fight those almighty dragons/ghosts (can't even remember their names) placed around the world.
Must been years ago...

Oh, I'm a bit narrow-minded ... Gran Turismo 3 and 4 are the only games, I ever owned on the PS2 🤣 Been mostly annoyed lately with the kids' PS4, every effing time, one wants to play a game, it first has to update system software, then the game ... After one has uninstalled something else to even make room. It often takes 30+ minutes from power-on before ready to play, as we only have an anaemic 200MBit fiber 🤣 No, what I want from a PLAYstation is - Power on - disc in - play! 😁

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Reply 46106 of 47899, by pan069

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H3nrik V! wrote on 2022-08-26, 07:37:
ChrisK wrote on 2022-08-26, 07:22:
Oh yeah, Final Fantasy X... Spent tons of hours on it but never really finished it while beeing close to the end. Wanted to leve […]
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H3nrik V! wrote on 2022-08-26, 07:15:

PS2 Slim, in working condition. Looking forward to do some REAL console gaming.

Oh yeah, Final Fantasy X...
Spent tons of hours on it but never really finished it while beeing close to the end.
Wanted to level my team as much as possibly before this step to fight those almighty dragons/ghosts (can't even remember their names) placed around the world.
Must been years ago...

Oh, I'm a bit narrow-minded ... Gran Turismo 3 and 4 are the only games, I ever owned on the PS2 🤣 Been mostly annoyed lately with the kids' PS4, every effing time, one wants to play a game, it first has to update system software, then the game ... After one has uninstalled something else to even make room. It often takes 30+ minutes from power-on before ready to play, as we only have an anaemic 200MBit fiber 🤣 No, what I want from a PLAYstation is - Power on - disc in - play! 😁

Agreed. I only got my first PS4 the other week (brand new for cheapish) and I must say I'm very disappointed with the focus on being on a network and logged in to all sorts of shit. First you need to create a PS4 account to download updates and for Unisoft games you need to create a freaking account there as well (fuck Ubisoft). What a toss-off. And like you said, every freaking game needs to download gigabytes of updates, can't they program games anymore like the olden days? Maybe too much "get off my lawn" on my behalf but these kids growing up with this network connected crap will be very disappointed in 25 or so years when they'll try to revisit their youth. Everything wants to connect to a server that will be long gone.

Reply 46107 of 47899, by RandomStranger

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H3nrik V! wrote on 2022-08-26, 07:15:

PS2 Slim, in working condition. Looking forward to do some REAL console gaming.

I've been thinking about getting one too, then I checked the games and developed some doubts if there are enough exclusives I'm interested in for the console. I'm more interested in the PSP these days.

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Reply 46108 of 47899, by Sombrero

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RandomStranger wrote on 2022-08-26, 10:31:
H3nrik V! wrote on 2022-08-26, 07:15:

PS2 Slim, in working condition. Looking forward to do some REAL console gaming.

I've been thinking about getting one too, then I checked the games and developed some doubts if there are enough exclusives I'm interested in for the console. I'm more interested in the PSP these days.

I've gone periods of really wanting one, realizing there's very few games I'd play with it, losing interest and later starting to want one again for years now.

I might get one just to get it done at some point. Though I should have done that before the plague hit, back then you could get new old stock consoles with tolerable prices, less so these days.

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Reply 46109 of 47899, by RandomStranger

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They aren't expensive today either. Normally I could get one locally somewhere between €25-50 sometimes with a couple of games. No new/old-stocks though. The low price is the only reason why I still didn't give up on them completely. If I don't buy them before their prices start rising, I'll never buy one.

The starting price of PSPs are usually double that and it's already rising.

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Reply 46110 of 47899, by Meatball

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ChrisK wrote on 2022-08-26, 07:17:
Meatball wrote on 2022-08-25, 19:57:

I bought this nearly full-length Toshiba DVD decoder. One of the first; this thing was over $1300 new - now less than $20 w/shipping. It works and looks pretty good connected to a S3 Virge or ATI Rage card. It uses the Windows DVD player.

The cable I had to buy separately; it cost about half as much as the card itself (minus shipping).

Where does this cable get connected to? The "Feature Connector" on the VGA-card or somewhere else? And where would it fit on the DVD decoder card?

I haven't been able to get this to work on any Feature Connector w/ only 26-pins. S3 cards around the Virge era often have an additional 34-pin header. It works fine here. However, some S3 cards have both a 34-pin Feature Connector and a 34-pin MPEG header. ATI has a 40-pin header usually on the earlier cards. On the decoder, the cable connects from left to right. You'll see the breaks for the 26-pin and 34-pin header. I haven't come across any board with 60-pin headers, but my GeForce 256SDR has a 50-pin header. I'm not sure what of its purpose. I haven't tried connecting the decoder, either; I'd first have to pick up another cable.

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Reply 46111 of 47899, by TrashPanda

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Anyone know where I can get some cables to fit these old Intel coolers ?

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Recently got a P120 and P150 but neither has the power lead for the fan.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 46112 of 47899, by Munx

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-08-26, 11:57:

Anyone know where I can get some cables to fit these old Intel coolers ?

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Recently got a P120 and P150 but neither has the power lead for the fan.

You can make one yourself by combining a regular 3-pin cooler cable with a Wake-On-LAN Cable.

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Reply 46113 of 47899, by Nexxen

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-08-26, 11:57:

Anyone know where I can get some cables to fit these old Intel coolers ?

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Recently got a P120 and P150 but neither has the power lead for the fan.

In order to remove the plug you may need to work it a bit and some end up ripping it up.

Happened to me too but I just had to do a repair on orginal parts. Happened on a socket 8 too.
Just resolder a new wire, boring but works.

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Reply 46114 of 47899, by TheMobRules

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-08-26, 11:57:

Anyone know where I can get some cables to fit these old Intel coolers ?

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Recently got a P120 and P150 but neither has the power lead for the fan.

Maybe one of these could work, depending if you need a 3-pin or 2-pin connection:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/184606983403

https://www.ebay.com/itm/184850994887

Reply 46115 of 47899, by ChrisK

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Meatball wrote on 2022-08-26, 11:57:
ChrisK wrote on 2022-08-26, 07:17:
Meatball wrote on 2022-08-25, 19:57:

I bought this nearly full-length Toshiba DVD decoder. One of the first; this thing was over $1300 new - now less than $20 w/shipping. It works and looks pretty good connected to a S3 Virge or ATI Rage card. It uses the Windows DVD player.

The cable I had to buy separately; it cost about half as much as the card itself (minus shipping).

Where does this cable get connected to? The "Feature Connector" on the VGA-card or somewhere else? And where would it fit on the DVD decoder card?

I haven't been able to get this to work on any Feature Connector w/ only 26-pins. S3 cards around the Virge era often have an additional 34-pin header. It works fine here. However, some S3 cards have both a 34-pin Feature Connector and a 34-pin MPEG header. ATI has a 40-pin header usually on the earlier cards. On the decoder, the cable connects from left to right. You'll see the breaks for the 26-pin and 34-pin header. I haven't come across any board with 60-pin headers, but my GeForce 256SDR has a 50-pin header. I'm not sure what of its purpose. I haven't tried connecting the decoder, either; I'd first have to pick up another cable.

You are right, didn't see the break in the pin rows at the first glimpse. So there finally is (for my knowledge) at least one use case for these connectors. Interesting 😀

Reply 46116 of 47899, by DAVE86

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-08-26, 11:57:

Anyone know where I can get some cables to fit these old Intel coolers ?

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Recently got a P120 and P150 but neither has the power lead for the fan.

That accepts the AMP CT series 3 way or the TE 179228-3 connector. Need crimping tools, the terminals and done...

Reply 46117 of 47899, by JustJulião

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-08-24, 08:22:
JustJulião wrote on 2022-08-24, 08:15:
Just received a nice Abit ST-6 for a good price. I'll have to change at least one capacitor. Maybe the two ones on the left on t […]
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Just received a nice Abit ST-6 for a good price.
I'll have to change at least one capacitor. Maybe the two ones on the left on the second picture are also slightly swollen.
It will be my first time ever. I have basic soldering skills, any advice ?
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Double .. no triple check polarity before desoldering and then before resoldering ..wrong polarity is bad.

It also might be helpful to practice soldering on a scrap PCB a bit before doing it on something you want to keep.

Thank you. I investigated the polarity part. It made me realize how inegal MB's engineering can be. On that beauty (Epox EP-BX7+100) polarity is oriented the same way, which is not the case of the Asus.

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I'll be very cautious, thank you.
Another question if I may. Are "audio capacitors" suitable if it has the same specs or is it different by nature ? I know it's expensive but I can have some for very cheap locally (brand new, produced in 2021).

Reply 46118 of 47899, by Radical Vision

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ChrisK wrote on 2022-08-26, 07:17:
Meatball wrote on 2022-08-25, 19:57:

I bought this nearly full-length Toshiba DVD decoder. One of the first; this thing was over $1300 new - now less than $20 w/shipping. It works and looks pretty good connected to a S3 Virge or ATI Rage card. It uses the Windows DVD player.

The cable I had to buy separately; it cost about half as much as the card itself (minus shipping).

Where does this cable get connected to? The "Feature Connector" on the VGA-card or somewhere else? And where would it fit on the DVD decoder card?

Someone in You Tube i did watch did explain that, but i totally forgot, what the whole idea was... Some ppl did think is for SLI like on 3Dfx 🤣 ... I think someone did mod some 3Dfx cards from that feature connector pins in order to do SLI on cards like Voodoo III PCI or Voodoo V PCI... Seems these feature connectors did not have feature after all, and 99% of ppl did not use them. Guess since games did not require that connect no one did give a fuck..

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Reply 46119 of 47899, by Meatball

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I recently added this X-24 to the collection, thus preventing the closet from collapsing in on itself.

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***->WINNER, 1ST PLACE<-***
2022 #QUAKE3totheMAX -560.5fps-
Brain Drain Retro LAN https://discord.com/channels/799008837918261328
Windows ME
NForce2 A7N8X-E DLX
Athlon 848/154MHz
DDR@411MHz (2-3-3-3)
GeForce 256 DDR@144/344MHz
ESS Maestr0-1