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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 46780 of 47864, by Socket3

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BitWrangler wrote on 2022-10-22, 18:40:

SiS 315 cards... I have one that works.... just.. it's not happy on anything but 1x AGP and low res, or it goes all muddy and can drop synch. I have ascribed this to the capacitors needing replacement, which I guess will only happen when all the more interesting cards have been fixed, deployed and tweaked.

You're giving me hope here man! I'm going to stick all of them in turn in an AGP 1X board (via MVP3 maybe?) and see if there are any signs of life.

BitWrangler wrote on 2022-10-22, 18:40:

BH6... solid board. Very stable. Give it it's PII 333 back and a banshee, or TNT and use for pre-98 stuff. Kinda boring really, no exceptional abilities, just a reliable donkey.

Interesting. In comparisson, the BE6-II is an overclocking beast. I run a 333MHz P2 at 500Mhz (5x100) at stock voltage on it. In fact all 4 of the 333Mhz P2 chips I have will run at 500Mhz on the BE6 (only one at stock voltage tough). Love Abit Softmenu.

Reply 46781 of 47864, by retrogamerguy1997

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Socket3 wrote on 2022-10-22, 16:12:

Abit BH6. I love 90's abit boards, could not pass this one up. Came with a 333Mhz Pentium II and 64MB of PC100 SDRAM. I also have a BE6-II. I wonder what the differences between the two are.

I'm kinda jealous you got a BH6. Mine gave up the magic smoke months ago and fleabay prices are pretty high.

Reply 46782 of 47864, by smtkr

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retrogamerguy1997 wrote on 2022-10-22, 20:16:
Socket3 wrote on 2022-10-22, 16:12:

Abit BH6. I love 90's abit boards, could not pass this one up. Came with a 333Mhz Pentium II and 64MB of PC100 SDRAM. I also have a BE6-II. I wonder what the differences between the two are.

I'm kinda jealous you got a BH6. Mine gave up the magic smoke months ago and fleabay prices are pretty high.

What's magic about a BH6? Couldn't you just hunt down a BX6r2 instead. It's pretty much the same, isn't it?

Reply 46784 of 47864, by Ensign Nemo

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I picked up a bulk collection listed as old controllers for $20 locally. The guy didn't list what he had, but I noticed a couple of Microsoft controllers in the pictures that I could use with an old pc.

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It also came with an old light gun! If it still works, that will be a steal.

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Apparently, this light gun either works with s-video or VGA. I'd rather use a light gun with an old CRT TV, so I lucked out and got the s-video version. It also came with an adapter that lists clutch and gas/break on the ports. I assume that this was meant for a set of driving controllers that weren't included.

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Lastly, it came with a VGA converter. I think this could be useful for emulating retro computers with a Raspberri Pi, as I have a couple of 4:3 monitors that only support a VGA connection. The older Pis support component audio/video, so I could probably use this to connect a Pi to one of my monitors and get a proper aspect ratio for emulating older computer systems.

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Reply 46785 of 47864, by AppleSauce

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Today this came in , its a 8mb Japanese virge vx from IO-DATA with the original box and registration card.

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Reply 46786 of 47864, by TrashPanda

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Got this nice little GTX 660 2Gb today along with other Socket 775 parts, P35 motherboard with a 4500 Duo and 3Gb of memory, seller also threw in a nice Intel PCI network card and a Samsung DVDRW. Rather nice parts lot for 30AUD, I think the GTX 660 alone would sell for that, the motherboard isn't in great condition cosmetically so will be heading for the spares bucket.

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Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 46788 of 47864, by RaiderOfLostVoodoo

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-10-24, 02:33:

Got this nice little GTX 660 2Gb today...

Posts a graphics card which is better than the one in my main computer.
"Retro"... xD

Reply 46789 of 47864, by TrashPanda

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RaiderOfLostVoodoo wrote on 2022-10-24, 03:09:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-10-24, 02:33:

Got this nice little GTX 660 2Gb today...

Posts a graphics card which is better than the one in my main computer.
"Retro"... xD

Well its not exactly strictly by the book retro but its not really modern either ..we really need a tag for that hardware that falls into that weird zone where its not one or the other. Its the same deal with my 1st generation Ipod Touch, its too old to be modern but not quite old enough to hit that "Retro" tag.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 46790 of 47864, by Shponglefan

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-10-24, 03:27:

Well its not exactly strictly by the book retro but its not really modern either ..we really need a tag for that hardware that falls into that weird zone where its not one or the other. Its the same deal with my 1st generation Ipod Touch, its too old to be modern but not quite old enough to hit that "Retro" tag.

It's a decade old card. That's retro in my books. 😁

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Reply 46791 of 47864, by TrashPanda

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Shponglefan wrote on 2022-10-24, 03:59:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-10-24, 03:27:

Well its not exactly strictly by the book retro but its not really modern either ..we really need a tag for that hardware that falls into that weird zone where its not one or the other. Its the same deal with my 1st generation Ipod Touch, its too old to be modern but not quite old enough to hit that "Retro" tag.

It's a decade old card. That's retro in my books. 😁

Ya see this is the most amusing part about "Retro" every man and his dog has a different idea what that word means exactly in the context of old PC hardware.

Its actually the one part about this forum that makes me chuckle a bit since no one here has the correct answer.

Its my belief that there isn't one and what one person see as retro another will see it as either being too modern or too vintage and thats perfectly ok, I enjoy seeing other opinions about the term "Retro".

For me .. this card is what 6/7 generations old now ..GPU tech moves damn fast and 7 generations makes this card old. Old to the point even nVidia doesnt support it anymore or the next generation (700 series) either. (Its old as dirt and more than Retro for me)

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 46793 of 47864, by TrashPanda

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Grzyb wrote on 2022-10-24, 07:20:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-10-24, 04:56:

For me .. this card is what 6/7 generations old now

For me, if it's PCIE, it's modern...

PCI Express has been around since 2002 so 20 years now ...People do tend to forget how old it is, PCIe 2.0 I guess is what many consider to be modern PCI Express and even that is from 2007.

For me its PCI Express 3.0 that I dont bother collecting, I have a very nice Ivy Bridge box but other than that nada.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 46794 of 47864, by RaverX

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Grzyb wrote on 2022-10-24, 07:20:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-10-24, 04:56:

For me .. this card is what 6/7 generations old now

For me, if it's PCIE, it's modern...

Same for me, but it might be very misleading. Matrox G550 - there is a PCIE x1 version, so...

Reply 46795 of 47864, by OMORES

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Speaking of PCI-E...

This Asus Radeon X700 good for a Windows 9x setup on a PCI-E only motherboard.

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Reply 46796 of 47864, by gerry

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OMORES wrote on 2022-10-24, 15:44:

Speaking of PCI-E...

This Asus Radeon X700 good for a Windows 9x setup on a PCI-E only motherboard.

that should be be excellent for just about anything 9x era related!

Reply 46797 of 47864, by eesz34

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Shponglefan wrote on 2022-10-24, 03:59:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-10-24, 03:27:

Well its not exactly strictly by the book retro but its not really modern either ..we really need a tag for that hardware that falls into that weird zone where its not one or the other. Its the same deal with my 1st generation Ipod Touch, its too old to be modern but not quite old enough to hit that "Retro" tag.

It's a decade old card. That's retro in my books. 😁

So my main AMD A8 computer with it's original 2007 case, HDD and LCD monitor is retro! Everything else is much newer though.

Reply 46798 of 47864, by pete8475

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eesz34 wrote on 2022-10-24, 19:02:

So my main AMD A8 computer with it's original 2007 case, HDD and LCD monitor is retro! Everything else is much newer though.

I got that beat! My main PC is in an In-Win matx case from October 20 1999. 😁

Everything else in the machine is fairly new though.
i7-11700k
32gb ram
RTX3070
m.2 1tb drive
etc.

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Reply 46799 of 47864, by WJG6260

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Came across a nice VLB card yesterday.

Should round out the VLB S3 Vision/Trio comparison I've been working on quite nicely, as well as the overall VLB roundup I've been constantly adding to/updating.

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