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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 261 of 47153, by iulianv

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just got the list below for the equivalent of 20 EUR... this week-end spells play-time 😏

- Asus ISA-386C + AMD 386DX-40 + ULSI coproc
- 16 x 4MB 30-pin SIMM (pulled from an old Sun machine)
- Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 Pro (ViRGE DX, 4MB)
- Diamond Monster 3D II 8MB
- no-name Voodoo1 4MB
- Adaptec AHA-1542B
- Terratec Base-1
- Elsa Winner 1000 (ISA/EISA, 2MB)
- some UMC-based COM/LPT/FDD/IDE ISA controller

Reply 263 of 47153, by iulianv

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Come to think about it, this might start an Asus-mainboard-mania for me... so far I've got this ISA-386C, a P/I-P55T2P4 (REV. 3.10), a P2B-D (REV. 1.06, D03) and a TUSL2-M.

Anyone here with an extra Asus for socket3 (preferably VLB, not PCI)? 😁

Reply 264 of 47153, by Mau1wurf1977

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Asus is awesome, no doubt!

I wasn't aware that did 386 boards already though!

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Reply 265 of 47153, by Amigaz

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Nice find, especially that Asus 386 mobo...my favourite 386 mobo.
Wish I had the 32-bit memory expansion board for it to pimp the RAM up to 32 meg 😎

My retro computer stuff: https://lychee.jjserver.net/#16136303902327

Reply 266 of 47153, by Amigaz

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Mau1wurf1977 wrote:

Asus is awesome, no doubt!

I wasn't aware that did 386 boards already though!

That 386 mobo is pretty late, Asus first mobo was a 486 mobo which I'm pretty sure is this one (from my collection):

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And it's 32-bit mem card:

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My retro computer stuff: https://lychee.jjserver.net/#16136303902327

Reply 267 of 47153, by iulianv

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You mean they did ISA-486C before ISA-386C? Are there any other, earlier, 386 boards made by Asus?

Anyway, here it says that 32MB is maximum on-board memory - it reaches 64MB with the extension board (given the lot of 4MB SIMMs I got, I should be able to test this):

http://stason.org/TULARC/pc/motherboards/A/AS … 6-ISA-386C.html

[later edit] with all eight memory slots populated with 4MB SIMMs, POST does indeed count 32MB of RAM

Reply 268 of 47153, by iulianv

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Today was another good day for gathering old stuff... got for free several old pieces, among which the most interesting (for me at least) would be a Goldstar-Prime-2-based VLB controller, a TGUI-9440-based VLB video card and especially a Pentium Overdrive for 486.

When I get home I'll have to figure out how to take the fan off in order to identify it (63MHz or 83MHz)... although the guy I got them from told me he used it instead of a 486DX4, so I could assume it's the latter (33MHz bus).

Reply 270 of 47153, by Tetrium

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Not exactly hardware in the typical sense, but interesting non the less.
Windows 3.11 on CDROM!!!
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Reply 272 of 47153, by Tetrium

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TheMAN wrote:

I have a hard time believing that's genuine

Then don't believe it?
It looks genuine to me 😜

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Reply 273 of 47153, by DonutKing

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Today's grab:
- 1987 AdLib

Where'd you find that? they seem very rare...

I won a new-in-box Sound Blaster 1.5 off ebay for $40 😀 Just waiting for it to arrive.

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Reply 274 of 47153, by DonutKing

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some goodies arrived today 😀

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The Gravis Gamepad isn't too exciting on the surface of it. One interesting thing about it is that it has switches so you can reverse the controls (if you were left handed you could hold it upside down for example). I mainly wanted it because Apogee games used to pimp these things back in the day. Several of their games mention the Gravis Gamepad in the help file or even in the in-game help screens (Blake Stone for example). The box has been opened but the gamepad appears brand new (still has a serial number sticker on the back, very clean).

The sound card is a Media Vision Thunderboard, basically just a sound blaster clone, although some Sierra games support it directly. Funnily enough I remember having trouble with some sierra games and a Sound Blaster and one of the suggested fixes was to try the Thunderboard driver instead....

The most interesting though is the Sound Blaster version 1.5, brand new in shrink wrapped box.
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I originally was going to whack this in a 286 that I'm working on - I've even ordered the CMS upgrade chips... but now I'm not sure if I should open it or not 😳

Reply 275 of 47153, by Tetrium

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If you decide to open it, then I'm curious to what cd's are inside it.
I have the same box, but only the box (it was empty when I found it).

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Reply 276 of 47153, by DonutKing

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Yeah if I do decide to open it I'll take some pics and post em up 😀

I'm really in 2 minds about it though 😒

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Reply 277 of 47153, by Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman

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Tetrium wrote:

If you decide to open it, then I'm curious to what cd's are inside it.

You mean floppies? My SB Pro came with floppies --it was before the era of the CD. 😁

Reply 279 of 47153, by retro games 100

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DonutKing wrote:

Yeah if I do decide to open it I'll take some pics and post em up 😀

I'm really in 2 minds about it though 😒

I bought a shrink-wrapped boxed AWE64 on ebay. I opened it, and it was full of junk. Someone had just resealed it, having first removed the goods. I wonder if you could open the box, check its contents including a quick hardware test, and find a way to reseal it. I wonder if "box resealing kits" exist, on ebay perhaps?