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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 49720 of 53657, by luckybob

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Baleog wrote on 2023-07-04, 14:35:

Finally i got proper sound in my Model 80! Don't mind the knob, it was the smallest one i could find 🙂

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!

*laughs like a 13 y/o boy for like 5 minutes*

But seriously, let us know how that works. I got the ones from tex-elec, and i recently got ahold of a MPU-IMC and MT-32 for my model 80

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

Reply 49721 of 53657, by BitWrangler

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acl wrote on 2023-07-04, 15:07:
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Turbo -> wrote on 2023-07-04, 12:05:

My son has eagle eyed this Key chain among at lest 50 other key chains in the box and we bought it for 1 EUR. Didn't know that Transcend was making motherboard at the time, or at least label them with their name brand.

Oh very nice !

I like all these promo objects. I have a few of them too.

  • Three ATI Ruby action figures.
  • AMD Opteron Keychain.
  • AMD K6 and K6-2 label pins

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Cools stuffs. That just reminded me that I should have a K6-3 case badge in that style somewhere. Got it ages and one move ago. No clue where to start looking, would be nice if it turns up.

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 49723 of 53657, by H3nrik V!

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acl wrote on 2023-07-04, 15:07:
Oh very nice ! […]
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Turbo -> wrote on 2023-07-04, 12:05:

My son has eagle eyed this Key chain among at lest 50 other key chains in the box and we bought it for 1 EUR. Didn't know that Transcend was making motherboard at the time, or at least label them with their name brand.

Oh very nice !

I like all these promo objects. I have a few of them too.

  • Three ATI Ruby action figures.
  • AMD Opteron Keychain.
  • AMD K6 and K6-2 label pins

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I kinda collect key chains with chips embedded in them. Mostly Intel CPUs though.
Actually most stuff with visible Intel CPUs 🤣 have a pair of cuff links for example ...

Please use the "quote" option if asking questions to what I write - it will really up the chances of me noticing 😀

Reply 49724 of 53657, by Shponglefan

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Bancho wrote on 2023-07-05, 18:50:

Picked up this little MidiMan Midi GMAN Module off ebay which arrived today. Its based around the Crystal CS9233 Synth. Will try and get some recordings of it uploaded soon.

Very cool! I'm interested to hear how it sounds.

In the mean time, had a couple more audio cards show up today including yet another Roland LACP-I and a Dreamblaster X16GS.

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Reply 49726 of 53657, by Shponglefan

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devius wrote on 2023-07-07, 18:59:

I've seen people here buying LAPC-I cards regularly, but I've never seen one for sale anywhere. How do you people find so many?

The last two I just got were from Ebay. I have email alerts set up for specific things and there just happened to be a pair of LAPC-I cards that were made available within a couple days of each other.

In the past ~14 months I think there's been five or six that I've seen available for sale. They aren't super common, which is the reason I snagged these two cards when I did.

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Reply 49727 of 53657, by wirerogue

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can't wait to get this bad boy installed and try some overclocking on my nvidia usb card.

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Reply 49729 of 53657, by Jccwu

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new sound card based on ESS1868 chip with SAM DREAM syntesizer

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Reply 49730 of 53657, by BitWrangler

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Weekend weird crap, several-th edition...

Went to 3 sales with "computer parts" turned out to be keyboards, speakers, random hookup cables of no great value, one vaguely tempting monitor, but only if I didn't have plenty. Elsewhere, found myself talking to a dude who had had things to do with VERY retro computers, like 60s IBMs etc, though I was struggling to hold up my end of the convo though because I don't know a lot about that era, and he had a yard sale to run etc. He had a couple of SFF/OEM units, which were X2 and core duo so stuff I've got in spades, ended up coming away with 4 plastic drawer units of electronic components for about a whopper meal price.

Quite whelmed for the nice stock of components to go at, though haven't on first go through found anything super special. Mostly enough 74 series to build a Pong replica. I was hoping for a few DRAMs, some PIOs, that sort of thing, but not looking like it. Definitely some stuff i can use though, nice selection of small transistors and a handful of power transistors useful for 486 regulator circuits and HOT for CRTs. Some stuff that you definitely have to find a use for, like Jet Pilot quality communication mic elements, multiway switches that are like $50 a pop to order otherwise, with a bajillion poles and positions, gets you thinking purely electromechanical speed selector etc. Wideband video amps, get a real upgrade for a dim VGA, some nice pots and trimmers, some looking good for replacing glitchy monitor controls. Possibly has every diode I will ever need, my diode selection has been tiny for years. Then of course a butt load of random capacitors and resistors. Well not so much retro computer hardware specific, but there's a non-zero amount of this going to end up in some. Possibly some of the 74 series too, if I get as far as the 4th or 5th best XT board. Faint chance of some floppy drive fixing stuff, seeing TDA motor controller and feedback amps that look familiar.

The way I view this stuff, is if I fix two or three things with stuff from it, it has paid off. It's a bit of a project for next time I'm sick though, can do mechanical non-thinky stuff, with very light exertion, and sort these drawers into my system of drawers, because there's a lot of empty space in both so can condense a lot. Then one of these sets might get used for sorting SIMMs into or something, another SDRAM.

Edit: Further perusal of the haul. Enough 78xx and 79xx series linear voltage regs to last decades, enough multiturn trim pots to build several calibrated parallel port DACs (DSS kinda deallies). Found some 4000 series CMOS, which had a small selection of counters, now I was tying my brain in knots a while back trying to figure a counter chip replacement with D type flip flops, because I had a ton of them, and I can't quite remember why. Something to do with timing pulse generation for something. It's logically easy, but logistically not, figuring how to do it to fit in fanout and power budget for the mixed series crap I was trying to "use up" and the counters that would have made it simple were not commonly held at the parts places with decent single unit price and cheap shipping, so I was looking at spending $50 and waiting two weeks or something. Anyway, gotta find my way back to what I was trying to do and seeing if these help. It might either have been something to do with a terminal project, or a 8086 single board machine, or something else. Better buy a pack of 9v batteries though, gonna work my component tester hard.

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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 49731 of 53657, by cyclone3d

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Jccwu wrote on 2023-07-08, 18:23:

new sound card based on ESS1868 chip with SAM DREAM syntesizer

Are the dream chips on the back?

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Reply 49732 of 53657, by Shponglefan

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cyclone3d wrote on 2023-07-08, 23:51:
Jccwu wrote on 2023-07-08, 18:23:

new sound card based on ESS1868 chip with SAM DREAM syntesizer

Are the dream chips on the back?

Web site says it's the DREAM SAM2695 chips used which would be those small ICs above the ESS chips.

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Reply 49733 of 53657, by cyclone3d

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Shponglefan wrote on 2023-07-08, 23:58:
cyclone3d wrote on 2023-07-08, 23:51:
Jccwu wrote on 2023-07-08, 18:23:

new sound card based on ESS1868 chip with SAM DREAM syntesizer

Are the dream chips on the back?

Web site says it's the DREAM SAM2695 chips used which would be those small ICs above the ESS chips.

Ok. That makes sense. I was looking at the pics on my phone earlier and missed those chips.

Yamaha modified setupds and drivers
Yamaha XG repository
YMF7x4 Guide
Aopen AW744L II SB-LINK

Reply 49734 of 53657, by Trashbytes

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Jccwu wrote on 2023-07-08, 18:23:

new sound card based on ESS1868 chip with SAM DREAM syntesizer

Nice looking card .. dont suppose they are selling these cards ? or did you fab it yourself ?

Cant afford an Orpheus II but one of these if its a reasonable price would be prefect, always liked ESS cards and the 1868 was an excellent DOS card.

On a side note, found a seller on the bay that is selling Free Speed Goldfinger Clones, Bought myself one for my Thunderbird Athlon 900, it should run at 1000Mhz with little issue. Only thing it cant change is cache dividers but IIRC the cache on the Thunderbird Slot A CPUs runs at full CPU speed so shouldn't be any need to mess with cache dividers.

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Edit - One too many zeroes and wrong scaling ...doh

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Reply 49735 of 53657, by PD2JK

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Trashbytes wrote on 2023-07-09, 06:04:

it should run at 10000Ghz with little issue.

You need a power supply that can deliver 1.21 Jigowatts, at least.

Nice find. Also have one from the project here at Vogons. 😀

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Reply 49736 of 53657, by Trashbytes

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PD2JK wrote on 2023-07-09, 07:33:
Trashbytes wrote on 2023-07-09, 06:04:

it should run at 10000Ghz with little issue.

You need a power supply that can deliver 1.21 Jigowatts, at least.

Nice find. Also have one from the project here at Vogons. 😀

oops

uhh ill go correct that speed

Its possible the seller is from here, they do have a couple more for sale, cant link here but shouldn't be hard to find.

Reply 49737 of 53657, by brostenen

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Got my self a second Playstation3 recently. I paid 44 USD (41 Euro).
I comes with two controlers, and 9 games.

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

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Reply 49738 of 53657, by PcBytes

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I got a 3rd Xbox 360 phat for around 22 Euros (20 for the console, 2 for a HDTV enabled AV cable).

No controllers or games though I don't really mind since I have a bunch of them left from the 2nd unit I bought during college.

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Reply 49739 of 53657, by brostenen

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PcBytes wrote on 2023-07-09, 11:23:

I got a 3rd Xbox 360 phat for around 22 Euros (20 for the console, 2 for a HDTV enabled AV cable).

No controllers or games though I don't really mind since I have a bunch of them left from the 2nd unit I bought during college.

The 7'th console generation, are perhaps the greatest one of all. But I am unsure if it is the 6'th or the 7'th.

The 6'th had the greatest games in terms of diversity, however the 7'th have more or less all HDMI out natively.
So it is basiccaly down to greatest library or greatest hardware. Making the 7'th the greatest that can be used on modern TV's.
If one have an old CRT television, then there are no doubt, that the 6'th are the greatest console generation of all.

What's not to like about a Dreamcast, first Xbox and a Playstation2 in the collection, if one have access to a 14/18 inch CRT tv.

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

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