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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 47120 of 47936, by Horun

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smtkr wrote on 2022-11-25, 01:17:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-11-24, 06:26:

Grabbed this Celeron 300A, Abit BH6, 128MB + TnT2 setup for a good price from a local seller here in Australia, seller confirms this Celeron runs stable at 450Mhz @ 100 FSB, going to use this board to see if there is much if any difference between the Slot 1 300A and the S370 300A, got a nice Celeron Slotket ready to go.

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Its a nice bit of kit which Ill likely keep for future build.

The one tough thing about these Abit boards is the location of the ATX connector. I wanted to use a modern PSU with a 24-pin connector on mine and realized the 4 extra pins hang off in front of the AGP port. Luckily I have an old PSU from the era that I can use.

Yeah one of the few bad designed Abits. All that space between ram and cpu where the ATX connector should have been (is all that V+ or Gnd plane visible just for looks ?) . Get a short 24pin to 20 pin adapter.....

Hate posting a reply and then have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor.

Reply 47121 of 47936, by TrashPanda

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Horun wrote on 2022-11-25, 01:57:
smtkr wrote on 2022-11-25, 01:17:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-11-24, 06:26:

Grabbed this Celeron 300A, Abit BH6, 128MB + TnT2 setup for a good price from a local seller here in Australia, seller confirms this Celeron runs stable at 450Mhz @ 100 FSB, going to use this board to see if there is much if any difference between the Slot 1 300A and the S370 300A, got a nice Celeron Slotket ready to go.

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Its a nice bit of kit which Ill likely keep for future build.

The one tough thing about these Abit boards is the location of the ATX connector. I wanted to use a modern PSU with a 24-pin connector on mine and realized the 4 extra pins hang off in front of the AGP port. Luckily I have an old PSU from the era that I can use.

Yeah one of the few bad designed Abits. All that space between ram and cpu where the ATX connector should have been (is all that V+ or Gnd plane visible just for looks ?) . Get a short 24pin to 20 pin adapter.....

I have a ATX 20 pin extension that I can use so I can route the wires better so they dont get in the way of the AGP slot...its really a stupid place to put the ATX plug wonder what drugs the designers were on that day.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 47122 of 47936, by amadeus777999

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Got another Pentium 60/66 "gem" from a German guy.
Board is in pretty good condition and even has the voltage regulator section that is missing from most of these - used for providing higher output "needed" by the 66mhz versions.

The original Pentium hardware is my all time favorite and I'll need a nice tower to accommodate this "beast". Unfortunately the 66mhz P5s(SX950?) are hard to come by it seems.

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Reply 47123 of 47936, by RetroPC_King

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Nexxen wrote on 2022-11-24, 20:52:
If you have non soldered BIOS chip, use an external programmer. If soldered, socket the BIOS and program it. […]
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RetroPC_King wrote on 2022-11-24, 18:32:
Nexxen wrote on 2022-11-24, 18:00:

My mistake, I mixed with A7v8X-X.
Took one for the other. 😀

OK. No problem. I also plan to put a modded BIOS by me on that A7N8X-X when I Have time. That ModBIOS 1010 consists of unlocking hidden options like Small Logo (EPA) Show and some overclock options, and also FLoppy DIsk B setting. Should I flash the ModBIOS 1010 made by me on that A7N8X-X?

If you have non soldered BIOS chip, use an external programmer.
If soldered, socket the BIOS and program it.

If you don't have programmer, good luck.
I did it before, tried to mod a bios that ended up not working (a russian utility) and had to desolder the bios anyway.
If you want to do tests a programmer is a must.

For me flashing the BIOS in case when is corrupted is no longer a stress. I have a EEPROM burner (TL866 one) that works, on USB. ASUS A7N8X-X have socketed BIOS chip, so is no stress for me. In case of failing, I will use my EEPROM burner. I flash the MODBIOS using AWDFLASH on the motherboard, modded the BIOS on a A7N8x Deluxe Rev 2.0 and on a A7N8X-E Deluxe, with 100% success rate, and worked. Used a 2007 MODBIN6 utility for it.

Reply 47124 of 47936, by Nexxen

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RetroPC_King wrote on 2022-11-25, 13:45:
Nexxen wrote on 2022-11-24, 20:52:
If you have non soldered BIOS chip, use an external programmer. If soldered, socket the BIOS and program it. […]
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RetroPC_King wrote on 2022-11-24, 18:32:

OK. No problem. I also plan to put a modded BIOS by me on that A7N8X-X when I Have time. That ModBIOS 1010 consists of unlocking hidden options like Small Logo (EPA) Show and some overclock options, and also FLoppy DIsk B setting. Should I flash the ModBIOS 1010 made by me on that A7N8X-X?

If you have non soldered BIOS chip, use an external programmer.
If soldered, socket the BIOS and program it.

If you don't have programmer, good luck.
I did it before, tried to mod a bios that ended up not working (a russian utility) and had to desolder the bios anyway.
If you want to do tests a programmer is a must.

For me flashing the BIOS in case when is corrupted is no longer a stress. I have a EEPROM burner (TL866 one) that works, on USB. ASUS A7N8X-X have socketed BIOS chip, so is no stress for me. In case of failing, I will use my EEPROM burner. I flash the MODBIOS using AWDFLASH on the motherboard, modded the BIOS on a A7N8x Deluxe Rev 2.0 and on a A7N8X-E Deluxe, with 100% success rate, and worked. Used a 2007 MODBIN6 utility for it.

Took note. I'm going to test that 😀

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Reply 47125 of 47936, by Shponglefan

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Got another Roland thing, this time an SCC-1.

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Reply 47127 of 47936, by bearking

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Flea market find...

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EVGA e-GeForce 6800 GS 256 MB DDR3 AGP

Reply 47128 of 47936, by DW12

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Not retro, but I bought 16GB kit of DDR4 for my modern rig tu upgrade it to 32GB total, and... I wasn't expecting that style of packaging from Adata 😁. It reminds me of that time, when every gpu maker had to have some virtual chick on the box or the card itself (or both). It's interesting, because 3 years ago, as I was building my current rig, picked up the exact same kit and it came in more generic looking package. A surprise, to be sure... but a welcome one 😀.

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Reply 47129 of 47936, by PcBytes

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Stuff like that makes me wish that the K-On ASUS HD4870 would have actually existed.
What's nice is that it looks like actual anime rather than mid-late 2000s CGI.

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Reply 47130 of 47936, by Repo Man11

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Included in my pile of parts for $50.00 was a 6800 Ultra. I was warned that it had heating issues...

Even after a very through cleaning and fresh thermal paste (Deepcool Z5) it's still a hot running card. It's CPU limited in my KT600 Socket A system even with the Sempron 3300+ @ 2.325 GHz.

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Reply 47131 of 47936, by BitWrangler

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Grabbed a couple of Vipower removable PATA HDD bays when I saw them in a thrift, nice to have in your tweener box for prepping HDD. The rear pusher 40mm fans on them look kinda useless though with about 3/4 of their swept area blocked... maybe those will end up on 486 DX4+ sinks.

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 47132 of 47936, by Socket3

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Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day so I took a ride to the recycling center. This is what I got:

Voodoo 3 PCI:

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Gainward Voodoo banshee - odd looking for a banshee.

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Unidentified AGP card - judging by the heatsink I'd say riva 128zx, but the 6ns memory seems a bit fast for a ZX, it's got an agp 4x connector and it seems to have the option for dual VGA outputs. Could be an S3 Savage or a SiS 305/315 I guess...

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VLB Cirrus Logic card:

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SiS chipset multi I/O card:

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8 bit seria controller (I think)

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Azza VIA MVP3 super-7 board

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Some 386 motherboards. Some were covered with dirt, others have corrosion. Hopefully I can get at least one going. One of them is an Asus ISA-386C - I have high hopes for this one, it's not corroded or banged up.

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MSI MS6167 slot A board with 550MHz CPU

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Two intel VS440FX socket 8 ATX boards and one fujitsu siemens, probably off a Scenic system. Spent years looking for a socket 8 board and now the retro gods bless me with 3 of them. Hopefully I can get at least one going.

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Reply 47133 of 47936, by Ydee

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Socket3 wrote on 2022-11-27, 09:41:
Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day so I took a ride to the recycling center. This is what I got: […]
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Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day so I took a ride to the recycling center. This is what I got:

Unidentified AGP card - judging by the heatsink I'd say riva 128zx, but the 6ns memory seems a bit fast for a ZX, it's got an agp 4x connector and it seems to have the option for dual VGA outputs. Could be an S3 Savage or a SiS 305/315 I guess...

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Maybe TNT2 M64, have same with 6ns VT SDRAM.

Reply 47134 of 47936, by Socket3

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Ydee wrote on 2022-11-27, 10:30:
Socket3 wrote on 2022-11-27, 09:41:
Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day so I took a ride to the recycling center. This is what I got: […]
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Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day so I took a ride to the recycling center. This is what I got:

Unidentified AGP card - judging by the heatsink I'd say riva 128zx, but the 6ns memory seems a bit fast for a ZX, it's got an agp 4x connector and it seems to have the option for dual VGA outputs. Could be an S3 Savage or a SiS 305/315 I guess...

CxkPd1el.jpg

Maybe TNT2 M64, have same with 6ns VT SDRAM.

Spot on. It's an M64/Vanta.

Reply 47135 of 47936, by PcBytes

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BitWrangler wrote on 2022-11-27, 06:21:

Grabbed a couple of Vipower removable PATA HDD bays when I saw them in a thrift, nice to have in your tweener box for prepping HDD. The rear pusher 40mm fans on them look kinda useless though with about 3/4 of their swept area blocked... maybe those will end up on 486 DX4+ sinks.

I have one running in my BE6-II/P3 650 machine w/ a 80GB WD. I eventually managed to replace the fan with something less of a screamer, and it's been smooth sailing ever since.

My only complaint about mine would simply be the black color - I have yet to be able to find a standard beige one, and considering the case is a mix of gray (roof) and white, it doesn't quite look all that well, at least for me.

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Reply 47136 of 47936, by OMORES

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This PCI card which I'm not sure what kind it is... Video card or MPEG 2 hardware decoder, or both? Manufactured 1998.

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Reply 47137 of 47936, by DundyTheCroc

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OMORES wrote on 2022-11-27, 13:02:

This PCI card which I'm not sure what kind it is... Video card or MPEG 2 hardware decoder, or both? Manufactured 1998.

Maybe A-TREND Speedy TVDPM2T:
Image decoding
Full DVD and MPEG-2 quality decompression
Video CD and MPEG-1 playback
Full screen video playback in 800x600 resolution at 30 frames per second
PAL and NTSC TV output
Scalable video pane
Support for both 16:9 and 4:3 screens
Audio sound decoding
Real-time synchronization of audio and video
Dolby Digital (AC-3) 5.1 audio decoding
Convert to 2-channel analog SRS TruSurround
Convert to analog Dolby Prologic Surround Sound
SPDIF digital output
MPEG-Audio 2 channel audio decoding
3D graphics
Advanced 3D graphics processing with full DPS support and Windows 95/98 GUI acceleration, all 3D effects available
Over 500 points in 3D WinMark
DirectX 5.0 support
2D graphics
resolution 1600 * 1200 16-bit high-color 58 Hz
screen refresh rate 200 Hz
NOTE: The adapter works with Windows 95 OSR2 and Windows 98

Reply 47138 of 47936, by OMORES

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Well, good news, it's a PCI video card first, then a MPEG2 decoder. (S3 GX/2 probably)

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