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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 10500 of 45991, by brassicGamer

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Good find! I had a Sony DDS3 drive that died. I'd actually really like to find a replacement for that someday but it's down the list.

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Reply 10501 of 45991, by ramiro77

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$7 for one WD400 ide 7200rpm in perfect working condition + one Sound Blaster Live! Value (CT4830) in perfect condition too.
Another good day for retro things. These are perfect for my Soyo 6BA+iii 😎

Reply 10502 of 45991, by Tetrium

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I've been waiting for my local friend on and off to finish repairing some tape drives for me, so finally I can get in to external offline storage that's reliable... TAPES! 😀
I also bought some more kinda retro'ish stuff from a thrift store today I'll put in a second post in a little bit.

Somehow I find these things awesome, nice find! 😁

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Reply 10503 of 45991, by kithylin

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Tetrium wrote:
kithylin wrote:

I've been waiting for my local friend on and off to finish repairing some tape drives for me, so finally I can get in to external offline storage that's reliable... TAPES! 😀
I also bought some more kinda retro'ish stuff from a thrift store today I'll put in a second post in a little bit.

Somehow I find these things awesome, nice find! 😁

Yep, I think tape is awesome, high capacity tape like this at least.

Tomorrow dig out my 15 year old dell server to try and get it working in that.

Reply 10504 of 45991, by CHiLL72

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This afternoon yet another MIDI daughterboard arrived: the Ensoniq Soundscape DB (revision A). This is already the third addition to my collection this year! Photos on my webpage, for anyone who's interested. And no, I did not open the package off my Media Vision soundcard and daughterboard yet...

Waveblaster MIDI boards: https://waveblaster.nl - online now!

Reply 10505 of 45991, by easy_john

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A lot of rare DB. Congratulations. Where did you found this items?

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Reply 10506 of 45991, by CHiLL72

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easy_john wrote:

A lot of rare DB. Congratulations. Where did you found this items?

I didn't. The previous owners of these DBs found me and we were able to set up trades for mutual benefit. That's a nice way to extend a collection. It has become hard to find these boards and those that are offered go for insane prices most of the time. There are a still a few more that I would like to have though, but who knows if and when they'll come....

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Reply 10507 of 45991, by xjas

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Got a SCSI card for my PowerMac for cheap (Atto UL5D.) It is surprisingly hard to find a compatible one for a G5.

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How many adapters do you guys think it'll take to bodge these LVD/U320 ports down to DB25 so I can connect it to my sampler? 😁

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Reply 10508 of 45991, by retrofanatic

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I finally got my tandy 1000rl hd. I'm excited to test it out when I get some time.

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Reply 10509 of 45991, by Boyzl

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soviet conscript wrote:

as for the cards it has a Reveal ISA sound card. doesn't look to shabby as it has a wavetable header and a real opl chip.2 I/O cards. a weird little card with a chip labeled "logitech juliette 2" I assumed it was a bus mouse card but the port doesn't look like it quite matches up. the video card is a WD paradise accelerator 24.

I've been searching for Juliette2 today (because I happen to have the same card). Found this through FCC ID number:
https://fccid.io/DZLSCB2JR
Regarding to FCC it's a scanner controller card. 😀
Will check out (somehow) if it's controller for Logitech Scanman Model 32 (which i happen to own too).
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Boxed-Logit … M-/231799359601
Though regarding pics on web i have THE right controller (another one: https://fccid.io/DZLVSCNR) in the Scanman 32 box - and that controller is bigger and wears "Scanman Plus Controller Board" inscription.

Reply 10510 of 45991, by Tetrium

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retrofanatic wrote:

I finally got my tandy 1000rl hd. I'm excited to test it out when I get some time.

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I see the floppy eject button is blue, did they use IBM floppy drives or did they just copy the "blue eject button" design? 😜

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Reply 10511 of 45991, by retrofanatic

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Tetrium wrote:

I see the floppy eject button is blue, did they use IBM floppy drives or did they just copy the "blue eject button" design? 😜

I believe they just mimic the ibm design with the blue/teal eject button. From what I recall, Tandy 1000 floppy drives were made by Panasonic, Teac, and Sony. Also, most 3.5" drives were special types that were powered via a 'special' proprietary fdd cable which carried data and power. There are some models which used just regular fdd's as well but I can't recall the exact models.

Reply 10512 of 45991, by alexanrs

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A nifty upgrade for my ECS G220:

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This laptop is just weird: it uses an Intel 855GM chipset as far as I know, but had a Pentium M 740 installed (1.73MHz with a 533MT/s FSB). The BIOS did not recognize the processor (BIOS showed it as a 600MHz Pentium M) and I had to recompile the speedstep-centrino from Debian with some patches I found online that added Sonoma chips to it. Even then I'm not sure it was really operating at 1.73MHz as I don't think speedstep-centrino OCed the bus. This 1.7GHz 400MT/s Pentium M processor got recognized by the BIOS right away. Another weird thing is that it had no thermal grease betweent the processor and the heatsink. I added some when I changed the processors and now the laptop is a bit more silent.

Reply 10513 of 45991, by PCBONEZ

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alexanrs wrote:

A nifty upgrade for my ECS G220:

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This laptop is just weird: it uses an Intel 855GM chipset as far as I know, but had a Pentium M 740 installed (1.73MHz with a 533MT/s FSB). The BIOS did not recognize the processor (BIOS showed it as a 600MHz Pentium M) and I had to recompile the speedstep-centrino from Debian with some patches I found online that added Sonoma chips to it. Even then I'm not sure it was really operating at 1.73MHz as I don't think speedstep-centrino OCed the bus. This 1.7GHz 400MT/s Pentium M processor got recognized by the BIOS right away. Another weird thing is that it had no thermal grease betweent the processor and the heatsink. I added some when I changed the processors and now the laptop is a bit more silent.

Intel 855GM is 400MHz FSB
http://ark.intel.com/products/27704/Intel-828 … mory-Controller
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Reply 10514 of 45991, by Lukeno94

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alexanrs wrote:

A nifty upgrade for my ECS G220:

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This laptop is just weird: it uses an Intel 855GM chipset as far as I know, but had a Pentium M 740 installed (1.73MHz with a 533MT/s FSB). The BIOS did not recognize the processor (BIOS showed it as a 600MHz Pentium M) and I had to recompile the speedstep-centrino from Debian with some patches I found online that added Sonoma chips to it. Even then I'm not sure it was really operating at 1.73MHz as I don't think speedstep-centrino OCed the bus. This 1.7GHz 400MT/s Pentium M processor got recognized by the BIOS right away. Another weird thing is that it had no thermal grease betweent the processor and the heatsink. I added some when I changed the processors and now the laptop is a bit more silent.

600 MHz is the base clock speed for the Pentium Ms when they're not loaded up and on a 400 MHz FSB, so that on its own doesn't mean much. Also, a lot of laptops didn't come with thermal grease from the factory; some used pads, some used silver foil. It also seems to use the GME chipset, which supports DDR333 (but is definitely 400 MHz FSB only.)

Reply 10515 of 45991, by alexanrs

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My point exactly - why was a 533MHz FSB processor installed on that notebook? That machine belonged to my father, and as far as I know he never even opened that thing, so why would it have a processor not supported by the chipset?
Also, it worked just fine with the original install, but when my yougest brother broke it to the point of no return, I was NEVER able to make everything as seamless again - either I had to use RMClock (Windows) or a patched speedstep-centrino to get this thing above the 1.5x multi, and I could never get the battery to display its status in Win2k, XP and Linux, despite the fact the BIOS seems to be able to calibrate it just fine, and it does hold charge. Quirky thing, but I've grown attached to it.

Reply 10516 of 45991, by clueless1

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Got a 2.66Ghz Xeon 3070 for $9.25. 😀 This processor debuted at over $500 in late 2006, so I consider it a good bargain. It works perfectly in my Intel D946GZIS (a non-server board) and is otherwise identical to the Conroe C2D E6700. From what I've read, the Xeon version tends to run cooler and overclock higher. This is for my high-end XP retro machine and matches up well with the GeForce 8800GTX. It's close to the fastest possible period-correct 2007 system, at least from a gaming standpoint. The previous processor in this system was a 1.86Ghz E6300, so it will be a significant improvement (over 40%). Here is the ebay link (the seller has more):
http://www.ebay.com/itm/intel-Xeon-3070-core- … gEAAOSw-ndTmz-L

The only blemish I give it is my CPU has a green sharpie check on it. No one will ever see it, but it is unsightly when handling and viewing. 🙁
edit: it was a highlighter mark, not sharpie, so it cleaned off easily.

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Reply 10517 of 45991, by alexanrs

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Lukeno94 wrote:

600 MHz is the base clock speed for the Pentium Ms when they're not loaded up and on a 400 MHz FSB, so that on its own doesn't mean much. Also, a lot of laptops didn't come with thermal grease from the factory; some used pads, some used silver foil. It also seems to use the GME chipset, which supports DDR333 (but is definitely 400 MHz FSB only.)

I know, the problem is that the chip was stuck on 600MHz on Linux and during the bootup process - it never increased its multiplier. The new chip is recognized correctly as 1.7GHz on the POST screen, and even GRUB loads faster now. Yeah it does support DDR333 - I'm using a 1GB stick (up from the original 256MB one).

Reply 10518 of 45991, by PCBONEZ

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alexanrs wrote:
PCBONEZ wrote:

My point exactly - why was a 533MHz FSB processor installed on that notebook? That machine belonged to my father, and as far as I know he never even opened that thing, so why would it have a processor not supported by the chipset?
Also, it worked just fine with the original install, but when my yougest brother broke it to the point of no return, I was NEVER able to make everything as seamless again - either I had to use RMClock (Windows) or a patched speedstep-centrino to get this thing above the 1.5x multi, and I could never get the battery to display its status in Win2k, XP and Linux, despite the fact the BIOS seems to be able to calibrate it just fine, and it does hold charge. Quirky thing, but I've grown attached to it.

Sounds like maybe someone played "prestO-changeO" when you weren't looking.
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My laptop experience with Pentium-M is all with Toughbooks but I haven't had that many. (Favor C2D models.)
I kind of hoard Pentium-M desktop boards though. [MoDT] I have a few over a dozen now.
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Reply 10519 of 45991, by PCBONEZ

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Insofar as FSB support there is no difference between 855GM and 855GME.

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