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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 5520 of 45418, by kithylin

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mockingbird wrote:

That is a very nice board for mid-2005...

Word is those nForce boards work with Registered DDR RAM (PC-3200P). You might want want to pick up two 4gb sticks for pennies on the dollar and give it a shot (Just remember to enable memory re-mapping to see more than 4gb - this is the case with the Asus A8N IIRC).

Why do you think I was sort of excited to find it? 😉 Except I'm planning to use XP-32 with it most likely, so.. probably just looking at 4GB total.

Reply 5521 of 45418, by MrTentacleGuy

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I just picked up a Packard Bell Platinum 55 for $10. I had recently bought the monitor with speakers for $5 and the keyboard and mouse for around $10, so $25 isn't bad for a complete Packard Bell. It has a 200Mhz processor, two 2GB HDs, 48MB of ram and a Sound Galaxy sound card.

Reply 5522 of 45418, by PhilsComputerLab

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Good luck with that x-fi! I had that same oem x-fi card in my main PC for awhile, gave up on it, due to clicking sounds being in […]
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Good luck with that x-fi!
I had that same oem x-fi card in my main PC for awhile, gave up on it, due to clicking sounds being inserted into just about anything played over it, issues with the drivers in windows Vista and 8, worked fine in XP, but that PC rarely boots into XP.

As for I/O plates I just make them outa malleable Plastic, usually cut from Ice cream buckets, and paint them whatever color, and attach them either with glue or nuts\bolts if the case has convenient holes to mount with. Usually ends up looking nice, and easy to cut every hole needed, with no sharp edges.
Cheap and easy solution that comes with a treat 🤣 .

🤣...yeah I heard that these xfi cards can be troublesome but I only plan to use it on xp anyways. I have a retail pci e Creative card for my win 7 setup.

I love the idea of using plastic from buckets or whatever works. I tried using acrylic once and it worked pretty good. Easy to cut with olfa knife so it is easy to work with but I like your idea about the malleable plastic. ..I think it would be easier and cheaper.

I looked and it's a 670, that's the card that works with the stock Creative drivers.

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Reply 5523 of 45418, by ODwilly

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Posting from my new Thinkpad 770. 233mmx Pentium, 2mb Trident, some crystal based audio chip, 4.7gb hard drive running Windows2k on 228mb of ram. Currently using IE6 and trying to find the best version of Firefox to download. Spent all day yesterday scrubbing it with Simple Green, it was coated in mold. O and it is missing half the paint 🤣

Main pc: Asus ROG laptop. I7-6700HQ, GTX 960M 4gb, 16gb DDR4.
Retro PC: Soyo P4S Dragon, 3gb ddr 266, 120gb Maxtor, Geforce Fx 5950 Ultra, SB Live! 5.1

Reply 5524 of 45418, by smeezekitty

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ODwilly wrote:

Posting from my new Thinkpad 770. 233mmx Pentium, 2mb Trident, some crystal based audio chip, 4.7gb hard drive running Windows2k on 228mb of ram. Currently using IE6 and trying to find the best version of Firefox to download. Spent all day yesterday scrubbing it with Simple Green, it was coated in mold. O and it is missing half the paint 🤣

Don't bother with firefox with 228MB RAM.

I suggest you try Opera. Somewhere between version 9 and 12 works good on old systems

Reply 5525 of 45418, by ODwilly

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Ya it is a little sluggish on Firefox 12 or whatever version it is I ended up istalling. Time to scope out Opera and I am trying to figure out the best way to get some form of Flash on here. Somewhere I read about a way to use VLC to play youtube videos. Overall this system is not half bad on 2k, surprising for a 95 based laptop. Heck it even has a USB 1.0 port on the back!

Main pc: Asus ROG laptop. I7-6700HQ, GTX 960M 4gb, 16gb DDR4.
Retro PC: Soyo P4S Dragon, 3gb ddr 266, 120gb Maxtor, Geforce Fx 5950 Ultra, SB Live! 5.1

Reply 5526 of 45418, by soviet conscript

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snagged one of those serial to ps/2 converters for $9.99 so will see how well this one does once it gets here.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111506636891?_trksid= … K%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Reply 5527 of 45418, by JidaiGeki

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Won this on eBay recently - was advertised as an AWE32, but turned out to be an SB32. Not too fussed, it's an impressive looking card 😎

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Also picked up the following two (untested) cards in a big and very cheap haul of mostly Apple cables and SCSI stuff:

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EDIT: Any suggestions for a good free image hosting service?

Reply 5529 of 45418, by Skyscraper

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JidaiGeki wrote:

EDIT: Any suggestions for a good free image hosting service?

I use http://cubeupload.com/
Its free and fast.

New PC: i9 12900K @5GHz all cores @1.2v. MSI PRO Z690-A. 32GB DDR4 3600 CL14. 3070Ti.
Old PC: Dual Xeon X5690@4.6GHz, EVGA SR-2, 48GB DDR3R@2000MHz, Intel X25-M. GTX 980ti.
Older PC: K6-3+ 400@600MHz, PC-Chips M577, 256MB SDRAM, AWE64, Voodoo Banshee.

Reply 5531 of 45418, by HighTreason

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I use postimg. Though I don't doubt somebody will ruin them all eventually - just like Imageshack.

Nice, a Yamaha 724 card, neat little things those with the little XG synth... A coincidence is that I've just started unscrewing the side panel for my P2, which houses a card with that chip, I think SoundMAX made mine but I don't remember.

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Reply 5533 of 45418, by sf78

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Top: Asus AGP-V 3000 (Riva 128) - Diamond Viper 770 32 AGP (Riva TNT2) - Creative 3D Blaster Banshee (CT6750)
Middle: ATI Rage II + DVD - 3Dfx Banshee
Bottom: ATI Rage Pro Turbo AGP - TNT 2 32 AGP

Best part? 2e from a flea market! Last 2 were free (recycling center).

Reply 5534 of 45418, by King_Corduroy

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MrTentacleGuy wrote:

I just picked up a Packard Bell Platinum 55 for $10. I had recently bought the monitor with speakers for $5 and the keyboard and mouse for around $10, so $25 isn't bad for a complete Packard Bell. It has a 200Mhz processor, two 2GB HDs, 48MB of ram and a Sound Galaxy sound card.

Wow someone really decked out your system, mine came to me almost stock and I had to upgrade the CPU and RAM. Nice find though, I love my Packard Bell Platinum 55. Wish I could say I had the monitor and correct mouse but alas I do not. 😜

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Reply 5535 of 45418, by schlang

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You don't need AT cases as there are pretty good AT/ATX cable converters

PC#1: K6-III+ 400 | 512MB | Geforce4 | Voodoo1 | SB Live | AWE64 | GUS PNP Pro
PC#2: 486DX2-66 | 64MB | Riva128 | AWE64 | GUS PNP | PAS16
PC#3: 386DX-40 | 32MB | CL-GD5434 | SB Pro | GUS MAX | PAS16

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Reply 5536 of 45418, by Artex

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schlang wrote:

You don't need AT cases as there are pretty good AT/ATX cable converters

It's not so much the cables that are the issue since as you said, there are all kinds of converters out there. The issue is the standoff/hole arrangement for AT motherboards.

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Reply 5537 of 45418, by schlang

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are there really differences compared to "not so newish" ATX cases?

PC#1: K6-III+ 400 | 512MB | Geforce4 | Voodoo1 | SB Live | AWE64 | GUS PNP Pro
PC#2: 486DX2-66 | 64MB | Riva128 | AWE64 | GUS PNP | PAS16
PC#3: 386DX-40 | 32MB | CL-GD5434 | SB Pro | GUS MAX | PAS16

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Reply 5538 of 45418, by Artex

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schlang wrote:

are there really differences compared to "not so newish" ATX cases?

Yep, the mounting holes are different. Some ATX cases have mounting holes for AT form-factor cases, however.

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Reply 5539 of 45418, by schlang

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Yes, since I haven't had any problems so far

PC#1: K6-III+ 400 | 512MB | Geforce4 | Voodoo1 | SB Live | AWE64 | GUS PNP Pro
PC#2: 486DX2-66 | 64MB | Riva128 | AWE64 | GUS PNP | PAS16
PC#3: 386DX-40 | 32MB | CL-GD5434 | SB Pro | GUS MAX | PAS16

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