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Reply 17400 of 38337, by hard1k

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Don't forget to reconnect the power cable inside the chassis! They are usually configured for 110V/60Hz

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Reply 17401 of 38337, by hard1k

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Ah disregard that, your unit is already ok

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Reply 17402 of 38337, by Batyra

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Module comes from Germany - so I thing there is 220V - am I correct?
And If I want to change wavetable card (for in. ex. Korg Ai20) do I have to do anything?

This is my second module so tell me more please.

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Reply 17403 of 38337, by hard1k

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Yes, it's already set for 230V - look on the left of your pic, there are two blocks of pins depending on the AC voltage. Yours is fine for Europe already.

Just replace it and you're set. The only limitation is the physical size of the DB, but Ai20 should fit.

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Reply 17405 of 38337, by appiah4

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Behold the bravest Sound Blaster 16 ever. It has endured the horrors of international postage inside only a flimsy bubble envelope with neither an antistatic bag nor a cardboard box to reach me in one piece and fully working. I suppose the seller was pissed that a genuine OPL3 SB16 went for 0.99 GBP 😎

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Reply 17406 of 38337, by Munx

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Not retro in itself, however should be a nice replacement for my SD card adapters in retro rigs as I keep running into problems when using SD cards as hard drives.

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Reply 17407 of 38337, by Almoststew1990

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Do you (everyone!) buy and sell your retro hardware as bundles (as in motherboard / CPU / RAM) or do you buy separately? What I would like to sell isn't particularly rare (ASUS P2B / P2 450MHz / 3x 64MB PC-100 SDRAM) but I am not sure which way is best to list it. I assume people are generally after a particular make or model (I know I was but It was my first time exploring retro PCs) of something so selling separately will get more attention...

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Reply 17408 of 38337, by cyclone3d

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Almoststew1990 wrote:

Do you (everyone!) buy and sell your retro hardware as bundles (as in motherboard / CPU / RAM) or do you buy separately? What I would like to sell isn't particularly rare (ASUS P2B / P2 450MHz / 3x 64MB PC-100 SDRAM) but I am not sure which way is best to list it. I assume people are generally after a particular make or model (I know I was but It was my first time exploring retro PCs) of something so selling separately will get more attention...

I would list it together. The key is to make sure you have a good title since that is the main search criteria.

It is just not worth it to list the other parts (RAM and CPU) separately IMO.

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Reply 17409 of 38337, by PhilsComputerLab

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Bought an untested lot of 10 GPUs off eBay Australia for AUD 40 shipped. My first time having a go at this.

Highlight was this 9800 pro. However it would shut down after a while in 3DMark, but putting on a new cooler and it completed it. It got just over 20k in 3DMark2001 on my GPU test bench. Pretty much all other cards worked, one was for Apple, a Rage 128 Pro that I can't test, and a Matrox G450 was the only card not working. Was surprised that so many cards actually worked. Packing was bad. All cards stacked on top of each other with zero protection.

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Reply 17410 of 38337, by meljor

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looking at those caps i wonder: who is the guy that marks every single capacitor in this world with his blue marker? 🤣

Why do they do that?

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Reply 17412 of 38337, by mv_cz

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meljor wrote:

looking at those caps i wonder: who is the guy that marks every single capacitor in this world with his blue marker? 🤣

Why do they do that?

Yes that crossed my mind too, must be an interesting job 😁

Reply 17413 of 38337, by c0keb0ttle

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So, I work in an electronics store and a couple of days ago a customer asked if we sold computer cables, specifically old 50-pin internal SCSI cables. Unfortunately we haven't sold those for many years, if ever, but he was hoping we had one hanging around in some old dusty forgotten corner or something. We chatted about old computer stuff and I learned he needed it for accessing some really old backup SCSI stuff at work. I told him that while we didn't have any cables like that in the store I probably had some at home and could give him one because I have no real use for them.

The next day I called him and told him I had the cable for him and he picked it up later that day. Not only was he really happy and promised to give me some of the stuff he had found in the basement at his work when he was done backing it up, but he also actually called my regional supervisor to gush about getting great service. 😀

A couple of days later the guy reappeared with the following stuff, asking me if I wanted it:

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So, do a good deed and get rewarded!

Reply 17414 of 38337, by xplus93

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c0keb0ttle wrote:
So, I work in an electronics store and a couple of days ago a customer asked if we sold computer cables, specifically old 50-pin […]
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So, I work in an electronics store and a couple of days ago a customer asked if we sold computer cables, specifically old 50-pin internal SCSI cables. Unfortunately we haven't sold those for many years, if ever, but he was hoping we had one hanging around in some old dusty forgotten corner or something. We chatted about old computer stuff and I learned he needed it for accessing some really old backup SCSI stuff at work. I told him that while we didn't have any cables like that in the store I probably had some at home and could give him one because I have no real use for them.

The next day I called him and told him I had the cable for him and he picked it up later that day. Not only was he really happy and promised to give me some of the stuff he had found in the basement at his work when he was done backing it up, but he also actually called my regional supervisor to gush about getting great service. 😀

A couple of days later the guy reappeared with the following stuff, asking me if I wanted it:
So, do a good deed and get rewarded!

Sweet, is that a scsi zip drive?

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Reply 17416 of 38337, by meljor

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Scored another Geforce 6800ultra Agp, it's a XFX and should arrive soon.

I also got a geforce2 ultra but unfortunately it isn't perfect: image is a bit dark from as soon as it posts and there is some ''banding''. It is not like the usual memory errors but i'm afraid the memory is gone. It does finish 3dmark no problem and underclocking doesn' t change anything.

It's a shame as it is one of the last Geforce's missing in my collection .

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asus p3b-f, p3-700, voodoo3 3500TV agp, awe64
asus tusl2-c, p3-S 1,4ghz, voodoo5 5500, live!
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Reply 17417 of 38337, by xplus93

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meljor wrote:

Scored another Geforce 6800ultra Agp, it's a XFX and should arrive soon.

I also got a geforce2 ultra but unfortunately it isn't perfect: image is a bit dark from as soon as it posts and there is some ''banding''. It is not like the usual memory errors but i'm afraid the memory is gone. It does finish 3dmark no problem and underclocking doesn' t change anything.

It's a shame as it is one of the last Geforce's missing in my collection .

Sounds like an analog issue. Look at the components around the vga port and see if you can see any damaged components.

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XPS B1000r|PIII-1GHz|512MB|GF2 PRO 64MB|SB Live!
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Reply 17418 of 38337, by cyclone3d

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Found a Gigabyte GA-6BXC v1.7 motherboard for an absurdly low price.. with free shipping.

Now I just need to get a Slot 1 CPU.

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Reply 17419 of 38337, by dirkmirk

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PhilsComputerLab wrote:
The other cards are nothing special, but still useful such as MX4000, 9600SE (64 bit), MX400, 9250, TNT2 M64, FX5200 (64 bit). […]
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The other cards are nothing special, but still useful such as MX4000, 9600SE (64 bit), MX400, 9250, TNT2 M64, FX5200 (64 bit).

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Any PCI cards in that lot?