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Reply 50160 of 52979, by arnovdheiden

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Bought a nice Diamond Monster 3D Voodoo Graphics card from a seller in Germany.
Untested so probably not working. After inspection 1 cap seems to be missing and one damaged. All the other components seem to be there and as far as i can tell no damaged traces.
For the very reasonable price I paid only a small fix. Hopefully it will work after that.

Reply 50163 of 52979, by appiah4

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I don't buy much anymore, and in particular I try not to buy motherboards because they take up so much space. But then, these popped up:

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And I had to grab them both for 20 bucks each, including the CPUs.

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I have another Pentium III 866 but it is not an SL4MD (866/256/133/1.7V), but rather an SL43J (866/256/133/1.65V - would they work as a pair on this board and do I need to modify it in any way (remove a terminator resistor from the socket etc?) to do that?

The Socket 8 board has a curious brown stain on the chipset and I hope it is not a burn mark, but we will see..

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Reply 50164 of 52979, by debs3759

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Socket 8 plus CPU for $20 is an awesome price! Nice find

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Reply 50165 of 52979, by acl

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I bought a lot today... even if i still have the last big haul in the middle of my garage... i hope to have more time to sort this soon.

Seller's picture. Nothing tested. 60€

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For what i can identify :

  • GeForce 2 Ultra ?
  • Guillemot MaxiSound 64 Home Studio Pro SC8600 (Dream SAM9407)
  • Two OAK Mozart-16
  • Aztech Washington 16 ?
  • SB 16 Value
  • Vibra 16
  • Sound Blaster Live CT4620 + CT4660
  • Sound Blaster Live CT4620 (Without CT4660)
  • Two other Sound Blaster Live (Normal / Value ?)
  • Some Ensoniq / Vibra 16 PCI (Yeahhhhh ! Please take them all. Ill give you money)

I hope this will work. Fingers crossed

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appiah4 wrote on 2023-08-24, 11:50:

The Socket 8 board has a curious brown stain on the chipset and I hope it is not a burn mark, but we will see..

debs3759 wrote on 2023-08-24, 12:50:

Socket 8 plus CPU for $20 is an awesome price! Nice find

Nice deal !

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Reply 50166 of 52979, by H3nrik V!

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appiah4 wrote on 2023-08-24, 11:50:
I don't buy much anymore, and in particular I try not to buy motherboards because they take up so much space. But then, these p […]
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I don't buy much anymore, and in particular I try not to buy motherboards because they take up so much space. But then, these popped up:

ASUS PI-XP6NP5.jpg

MSI 694D Pro.jpg

And I had to grab them both for 20 bucks each, including the CPUs.

Intel Pentium Pro 200.jpg

Intel Pentium III 866 (B).jpg

I have another Pentium III 866 but it is not an SL4MD (866/256/133/1.7V), but rather an SL43J (866/256/133/1.65V - would they work as a pair on this board and do I need to modify it in any way (remove a terminator resistor from the socket etc?) to do that?

The Socket 8 board has a curious brown stain on the chipset and I hope it is not a burn mark, but we will see..

Isn't the PPro easily worth that 20$? But yeah I noticed that mark on the chip as well. Looks a little worrying ...

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

Reply 50167 of 52979, by PcBytes

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Looks like flux to me, or just a simple stain. If it were a burn mark, it wouldn't look like that.

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Reply 50169 of 52979, by debs3759

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appiah4 wrote on 2023-08-24, 11:50:

The Socket 8 board has a curious brown stain on the chipset and I hope it is not a burn mark, but we will see..

Are you talking about the stain on the label on the BIOS chip? That won't be a burn mark. Possibly just some kind of spillage.

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Reply 50170 of 52979, by BitWrangler

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Been having the retro blahs, and general blahs the last week since the MSI Kn133 was messing me around, but GoodWill might have just cheered me up, found this in local store...

Box looks a little "shelf worn" I wonder if it's actually got a motherboard in it...

It does, and it looks rather shiny, board package was not sealed, though some other thrifter may have opened it.

Last pic, accessories that were in there, CD, case sticker, sealed cable package, has dual serial, parallel and PS/2, IDE and Floppy, spare jumpers in the corner. No USB connectors, not sure if that was extra. No paper manual or other paperwork, not sure if it was all on the CD in 99 or whether that is missing.

Overall it looks very new and unused. Revision 1.05 with revision 1A of the chipset though and 512kb cache, so not the super goodest version of all versions but a'ight for around big mac meal price.

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Reply 50171 of 52979, by debs3759

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Please upload an iso of the CD to VogonsDrivers. I'd like a copy, as I'm sure other would as well. My board is revision 1.04 (so ready for K6+ CPUs) but I'm sure the drivers will be the same.

See my graphics card database at www.gpuzoo.com
Constantly being worked on. Feel free to message me with any corrections or details of cards you would like me to research and add.

Reply 50172 of 52979, by BitWrangler

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debs3759 wrote on 2023-08-25, 00:39:

Please upload an iso of the CD to VogonsDrivers. I'd like a copy, as I'm sure other would as well. My board is revision 1.04 (so ready for K6+ CPUs) but I'm sure the drivers will be the same.

It appears identical to the one at archive dot org under the title "Asus P5A Motherboard Driver CD 5.15" ... I am a wuss about large uploads if not required because I still only have an official 1 Mbit upload and often get less (cable line shared bandwidth suckage)

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Reply 50174 of 52979, by appiah4

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debs3759 wrote on 2023-08-24, 23:52:
appiah4 wrote on 2023-08-24, 11:50:

The Socket 8 board has a curious brown stain on the chipset and I hope it is not a burn mark, but we will see..

Are you talking about the stain on the label on the BIOS chip? That won't be a burn mark. Possibly just some kind of spillage.

Yes, that is the one. The more I look at it the more it looks like a glue residue/stain from a sticker that was on there at some point, and fell off.. I haven't tested it though, that will have to be next week.

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Reply 50175 of 52979, by acl

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BitWrangler wrote on 2023-08-25, 00:32:
Been having the retro blahs, and general blahs the last week since the MSI Kn133 was messing me around, but GoodWill might have […]
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Been having the retro blahs, and general blahs the last week since the MSI Kn133 was messing me around, but GoodWill might have just cheered me up, found this in local store...

Box looks a little "shelf worn" I wonder if it's actually got a motherboard in it...

It does, and it looks rather shiny, board package was not sealed, though some other thrifter may have opened it.

Last pic, accessories that were in there, CD, case sticker, sealed cable package, has dual serial, parallel and PS/2, IDE and Floppy, spare jumpers in the corner. No USB connectors, not sure if that was extra. No paper manual or other paperwork, not sure if it was all on the CD in 99 or whether that is missing.

Overall it looks very new and unused. Revision 1.05 with revision 1A of the chipset though and 512kb cache, so not the super goodest version of all versions but a'ight for around big mac meal price.

Oh ! Interesting!
I have a different box with mine. (Mine is not new and accessories are missing)

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Reply 50176 of 52979, by H3nrik V!

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appiah4 wrote on 2023-08-25, 06:42:
debs3759 wrote on 2023-08-24, 23:52:
appiah4 wrote on 2023-08-24, 11:50:

The Socket 8 board has a curious brown stain on the chipset and I hope it is not a burn mark, but we will see..

Are you talking about the stain on the label on the BIOS chip? That won't be a burn mark. Possibly just some kind of spillage.

Yes, that is the one. The more I look at it the more it looks like a glue residue/stain from a sticker that was on there at some point, and fell off.. I haven't tested it though, that will have to be next week.

Oh, I looked at the dark area on the 82442FX chip, right around the Intel logo ...

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

Reply 50177 of 52979, by BitWrangler

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acl wrote on 2023-08-25, 06:46:
Oh ! Interesting! I have a different box with mine. (Mine is not new and accessories are missing) […]
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BitWrangler wrote on 2023-08-25, 00:32:
Been having the retro blahs, and general blahs the last week since the MSI Kn133 was messing me around, but GoodWill might have […]
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Been having the retro blahs, and general blahs the last week since the MSI Kn133 was messing me around, but GoodWill might have just cheered me up, found this in local store...

Box looks a little "shelf worn" I wonder if it's actually got a motherboard in it...

It does, and it looks rather shiny, board package was not sealed, though some other thrifter may have opened it.

Last pic, accessories that were in there, CD, case sticker, sealed cable package, has dual serial, parallel and PS/2, IDE and Floppy, spare jumpers in the corner. No USB connectors, not sure if that was extra. No paper manual or other paperwork, not sure if it was all on the CD in 99 or whether that is missing.

Overall it looks very new and unused. Revision 1.05 with revision 1A of the chipset though and 512kb cache, so not the super goodest version of all versions but a'ight for around big mac meal price.

Oh ! Interesting!
I have a different box with mine. (Mine is not new and accessories are missing)

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Yes, I said '99 above, but looking at the chip date codes, I'm seeing a week 44 of 2000 on the northbridge of mine, haven't spotted later, so mine must have been shipped in last quarter of 2000. I think I see 0016 on yours, a little blurry, so yours may haven been shipped at beginning of 2nd quarter 2000. They must have run out of those boxes, designed when 100Mhz and K6es were exciting, and with it definitely being all about Athlons and P4s by late 2000 started using their generic boxes with just the sticker unique to contents.

edit: Your's is a Rev 1.04? Can't see it, but just got my .04 out and see the obvious differences between my new .05 and my .04 are that the tag chip is absent on the .05, (In the chipset???) Then in first post about it I forgot how to read chipset rev, where the "new" one is a G and the .04 is an E. My .04 has a latest spotted date code of 9924, so nearly a whole year older than your .04. Another difference is at the base of PCI slot 1 and 2, asus seem to have got a new SMM chip made which is handling the WOL header and "stuff" on the .05 . The vreg looks revised but other areas of the board look untouched.

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 50178 of 52979, by acl

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BitWrangler wrote on 2023-08-25, 14:16:
acl wrote on 2023-08-25, 06:46:
Oh ! Interesting! I have a different box with mine. (Mine is not new and accessories are missing) […]
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BitWrangler wrote on 2023-08-25, 00:32:
Been having the retro blahs, and general blahs the last week since the MSI Kn133 was messing me around, but GoodWill might have […]
Show full quote

Been having the retro blahs, and general blahs the last week since the MSI Kn133 was messing me around, but GoodWill might have just cheered me up, found this in local store...

Box looks a little "shelf worn" I wonder if it's actually got a motherboard in it...

It does, and it looks rather shiny, board package was not sealed, though some other thrifter may have opened it.

Last pic, accessories that were in there, CD, case sticker, sealed cable package, has dual serial, parallel and PS/2, IDE and Floppy, spare jumpers in the corner. No USB connectors, not sure if that was extra. No paper manual or other paperwork, not sure if it was all on the CD in 99 or whether that is missing.

Overall it looks very new and unused. Revision 1.05 with revision 1A of the chipset though and 512kb cache, so not the super goodest version of all versions but a'ight for around big mac meal price.

Oh ! Interesting!
I have a different box with mine. (Mine is not new and accessories are missing)

IMG_20230718_214339.jpg

Yes, I said '99 above, but looking at the chip date codes, I'm seeing a week 44 of 2000 on the northbridge of mine, haven't spotted later, so mine must have been shipped in last quarter of 2000. I think I see 0016 on yours, a little blurry, so yours may haven been shipped at beginning of 2nd quarter 2000. They must have run out of those boxes, designed when 100Mhz and K6es were exciting, and with it definitely being all about Athlons and P4s by late 2000 started using their generic boxes with just the sticker unique to contents.

edit: Your's is a Rev 1.04? Can't see it, but just got my .04 out and see the obvious differences between my new .05 and my .04 are that the tag chip is absent on the .05, (In the chipset???) Then in first post about it I forgot how to read chipset rev, where the "new" one is a G and the .04 is an E. My .04 has a latest spotted date code of 9924, so nearly a whole year older than your .04. Another difference is at the base of PCI slot 1 and 2, asus seem to have got a new SMM chip made which is handling the WOL header and "stuff" on the .05 . The vreg looks revised but other areas of the board look untouched.

Sorry for the bad picture. It's cropped from a larger one and with bad light.

It's a rev 1.03
I just took a better picture.

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Edit : and yeah, this 100Mhz made with "Microsoft Word Art™" seemed to be a big selling point.

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Reply 50179 of 52979, by rasz_pl

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Couldnt decide between buying this $10 Gravis UltraSound MAX https://allegrolokalnie.pl/oferta/gravis-ultr … 1-isa-na-czesci

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or $5 Diamond Monster 3D https://allegrolokalnie.pl/oferta/3-dfx-diamo … loczki-niestety

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