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Reply 17480 of 46529, by TheAbandonwareGuy

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dexvx wrote:
I've tried both ports. I've had Parhelia PCI-X, and it would only work with the bottom port on boot up. So I assume that's what […]
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Also, on a side note. I got a Matrox Parhelia, PH-A128R. This is the second Parhelia I got, and the second one that has arrived DOA. Packaging was good. Unit looks like its in good condition; very little dust build up. Fan spins up properly. I'm using a VGA -> DVI-I adapter. Am I possibly doing anything wrong? This is the card in question:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Matrox-MGI-PH-A128R-V … ty/252935131542

I see that the inductor on the bottom right has its top plastic piece cracked, but the coils look good.

Did you connect the DVI -> VGA adapter to Port A?

I've tried both ports. I've had Parhelia PCI-X, and it would only work with the bottom port on boot up. So I assume that's what you mean Port-A is.

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I have a GF3-Ti500, but I'd only trade it towards a GF256 DDR 😀

I have an Elsa Gloria II (Erazor-X Quadro) coming in. Somewhat of a pity that the Gloria II Pro (DDR version) is AGP Pro slot.

Trading a DDR for a Ti500 would basically be ripping oneself off. Ti500s are like 50ish on eBay. There's actually a PNY model for $50 BIN with free shipping from TVRSales right now and another that's 2 days from ending sitting at $60 with zero bids. They aren't unobtanium. There are absolutely no GeForce256 cards listed and all the ended listings recently are north of 80 dollars just for SDR cards. I suspect a DDR would be worth more than 100.

The tvrsales one is most certainly not a Ti500. It's either a vanilla GF3 or a Quadro DCC. If this is the one you're talking about:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NVIDIA-180-P0050-0000 … D-/262845115112

There's one seller that had 4 Dell GF3 Ti500's for $30 shipped 2 weeks back, but that sold within a day. I certainly concede the Ti500's are more common than GF256's, but the SDR value is a fraction of the DDR value because it simply isn't the best of that generation. I've sold a GF256 SDR, and they only sell for about $30 + shipping. There's a Guillemot GF256 SDR that is going for under $30 that's been sitting for over a week (with reasonable international shipping). I've also posted here on Vogons about a Guillemot GF256 SDR in a bundle that only went for $10 (+shipping).

Yeah, you want to know where that seller got the Ti 500s? I'm guessing he's the guy that bought the last 4 of a listed under model number lot that I had been watching waiting until I had funds. But no hilariously enough that's not it. The one I'm referring to is a PNY Model. I posted a link in the eBay thread.

How much do you estimate a DDR to be worth then? I think I'll find one listed incorrectly or in a bundle very soon. I'm getting quite adept at identifing cards based on poor eBay pictures.

Either way, my point stands trading a DDR for a TI 500 would be a bad deal. It would also probably be a bad deal for a GeForce2 Ultra as there are still a sufficient number of those in OEM format floating around. A DDR should net you a Voodoo3 or a TNT2 Ultra (which is actually more common. I already own one and I see the creative OEM model quite often on eBay)

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Reply 17481 of 46529, by clueless1

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Back on page 872 I mentioned the MT-32 I got, then posted photos of V2 SLI, V5, V3 3500TV, and Voodoo TV 200. Here's my pride and joy from the group, a like-new MT-32 (Old):

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Of course, I had to go through and listen to all my MT-32 supporting games on it first. Now I'm playing World of Xeen, which I'm close to finishing. Apparently this game sounds best on a CM-32L, but still sounds pretty good on this baby.

I'll be honest, I've gotten so used to FM music on my Audician 32 Plus, and in many of my games, I like the FM music as much, more, or just slightly less than the MT-32 version. But some games are so much better on the MT-32 (Wing Commander 1-2, Ultima VII Pt1-2, Underworld 1-2, 1942: PAW, Aces and Red Baron to name a few), and the nostalgia factor puts it so far over the top that it's a no-brainer to use it whenever possible. 😊

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Reply 17483 of 46529, by PhilsComputerLab

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clueless1 wrote:

Here's my pride and joy from the group, a like-new MT-32 (Old):

Nice!

Good to see you got it up and running. It really is a special experience trying out known DOS games and listening to how they sound on the Roland.

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Reply 17484 of 46529, by Predator99

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20 kg lot arrived today...mainly junk and damaged hard-disks.

However, some interesting cards.

CT3990 in worse condition.

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8-bit OPL2 Soundcard with Line-in and PC-Speaker Connector? SS701 Chip. Should be able to restore...

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Mach32 ATI EISA; ISA MFM Controller, Suncom Game Card, Mach64 with memory extension, ET4000AX ISA.

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Reply 17485 of 46529, by appiah4

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Found a Diamond MX300 Aureal Vortex 2 PCI for $15 not sure if worrh it though..

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Reply 17486 of 46529, by CkRtech

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Found a Diamond MX300 Aureal Vortex 2 PCI for $15 not sure if worrh it though..

Tear the SBLive out of your 1998 machine, throw it away, and put in the MX300.

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Reply 17488 of 46529, by deleted_Rc

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If no buyout and the auction has decent exposure, I'm guessing a lone GF256 DDR to go for around $100. More than a V3 (unless PCI or Quantum3D) and TNT2U.

That's bull. A Geforce 256 isn't worth that much "yet" , dunno who this info is coming from buts that's just upping the imaginary value....
2x asus v6800 geforce 256 DDR
http://m.ebay.nl/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=As … ete=1&LH_Sold=1

Bought my own elsa erazor x2 on amibay not even near that price.

Most of the geforce 256 go for around 20-40 for 32mb ones.
I had my GeForce 256 SDR relisted 4 times for €30 before I sold it locally (every important information was there)

There's a Guillemot GF256 SDR that is going for under $30 that's been sitting for over a week (with reasonable international shipping). I've also posted here on Vogons about a Guillemot GF256 SDR in a bundle that only went for $10 (+shipping).

That guillemot was mine 😀 , I sold it to another vogon er locally

Reply 17489 of 46529, by keropi

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got a CHIPS ega card and decided to dump it's BIOS because the eprom looked beaten up:

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Reply 17490 of 46529, by oeuvre

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Reply 17491 of 46529, by jheronimus

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Got a bunch of motherboards today. Most are usual Socket 7 stuff by Asus and Lucky Star, but this board is something I don't have in my collection. It's a Retcon RT-4S3, also known as Kaimei KM-S4-1. It's really similar to Lucky Star LS-486e or Zida 4DPS: a SIS497 chipset, 3PCI/3ISA, onboard IDE, PS/2 and I/O and really small.

It came with an AMD DX4-100, some FPM RAM and cache, but I want to switch it to AMD 5x86 if I can figure out the jumpers (the manual doesn't have settings for this CPU). It should also support EDO RAM.

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Reply 17492 of 46529, by Deksor

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I wonder if that card could be fixed, maybe the traces aren't damaged too badly and all it would need would be a good cleaning ?

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Reply 17493 of 46529, by CkRtech

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Deksor wrote:

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I wonder if that card could be fixed, maybe the traces aren't damaged too badly and all it would need would be a good cleaning ?

It looks like it could be quite a challenge - he could clean the corrosion and rust off and see what is still left underneath...

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Reply 17494 of 46529, by dexvx

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That's bull. A Geforce 256 isn't worth that much "yet" , dunno who this info is coming from buts that's just upping the imaginar […]
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That's bull. A Geforce 256 isn't worth that much "yet" , dunno who this info is coming from buts that's just upping the imaginary value....
2x asus v6800 geforce 256 DDR
http://m.ebay.nl/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=As … ete=1&LH_Sold=1

Bought my own elsa erazor x2 on amibay not even near that price.

Most of the geforce 256 go for around 20-40 for 32mb ones.
I had my GeForce 256 SDR relisted 4 times for €30 before I sold it locally (every important information was there)

And they're gone. Yes, if you snipe eBay auctions you can get a lot of stuff for cheap, doesn't mean thats the going rate. Also, my Asus V6800 filter might be broken. 2nd time one has gotten away where it doesn't even show up.

Reply 17495 of 46529, by xjas

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I scored a pair of great condition, sequential-numbered Realistic Minimus 7s in white for a few bucks at a garage sale. These are surprisingly well-respected little speakers that have something of a following online. All metal casings and un-ported (they made a later revision with ports.) Pretty pleased with that find.

Naturally I had to find something to drive them. A visit to a thrift shop produced this cute Panasonic CD/minidisc/tape deck that will do the job:

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This combo sounds great! The deck is actually a Japanese model (100V) and looks like it was a pretty good one for 2001. It even has a USB-B input on top which is not something I've ever seen before. Haven't tried it yet to see what it does. (Does it read files off a disk or act as a USB audio device?) Not a huge amount of docs in English for this thing.

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The same thrift shop also yielded a new floppy drive to replace the failing one for my Thinkpad and an external LS120 drive. Surprisingly. This shop usually never has anything interesting for computer parts and half of what they do have should have gone in the bin instead. These were cheap enough that even if they don't work it was worth the gamble.

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^^ The LS120 is a "USB" version clearly intended to go with the original iMac after Apple had the audacity to remove the floppy drive. Unfortunately it needs a USB cable that connects to this ... thing. Nothing of the sort was to be found at the shop, because of course not. I'm hoping if I open it up it will be a standard SCSI interface or something on the inside.

Finally the walkman and matching discman came from somebody's trash. Got the AC adapters too. Yes, they work. Why would you throw these out??

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Reply 17496 of 46529, by luckybob

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the ls-120 drive will be IDE. The dongle is a "standard" usb>ide adapter, with a special connector.

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Reply 17497 of 46529, by xplus93

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xjas wrote:
Naturally I had to find something to drive them. A visit to a thrift shop produced this cute Panasonic CD/minidisc/tape deck tha […]
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Naturally I had to find something to drive them. A visit to a thrift shop produced this cute Panasonic CD/minidisc/tape deck that will do the job:

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This combo sounds great! The deck is actually a Japanese model (100V) and looks like it was a pretty good one for 2001. It even has a USB-B input on top which is not something I've ever seen before. Haven't tried it yet to see what it does. (Does it read files off a disk or act as a USB audio device?) Not a huge amount of docs in English for this thing.

mini-hifi-2.jpg

As long as it adheres to the usb spec (yeah, right!) it should mean that the system is a usb "device" and connects to a usb host. There are two possibilities for what that is for. Either its for use as a DAC which is unlikely, or what it probably is. I'm guessing that's for you to connect the minidisc portion to your computer just like an MD walkman. Pretty neat if you're into that.

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Reply 17498 of 46529, by Pabloz

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bought this 6800xt
i cant belive it still works, seller replaced the cooler in the middle because it died, and took 2 screws off the heatsink, replaced one of those screws with a bigger that almost ruined the traces in the pcb. But i will change the heatsink with a 3rd party one because on idle it gives 54degrees C, and when 3dmark runs it reaches 74 degrees C.

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Reply 17499 of 46529, by gdjacobs

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xplus93 wrote:
xjas wrote:
Naturally I had to find something to drive them. A visit to a thrift shop produced this cute Panasonic CD/minidisc/tape deck tha […]
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Naturally I had to find something to drive them. A visit to a thrift shop produced this cute Panasonic CD/minidisc/tape deck that will do the job:

mini-hifi.jpg

This combo sounds great! The deck is actually a Japanese model (100V) and looks like it was a pretty good one for 2001. It even has a USB-B input on top which is not something I've ever seen before. Haven't tried it yet to see what it does. (Does it read files off a disk or act as a USB audio device?) Not a huge amount of docs in English for this thing.

mini-hifi-2.jpg

As long as it adheres to the usb spec (yeah, right!) it should mean that the system is a usb "device" and connects to a usb host. There are two possibilities for what that is for. Either its for use as a DAC which is unlikely, or what it probably is. I'm guessing that's for you to connect the minidisc portion to your computer just like an MD walkman. Pretty neat if you're into that.

It's a DAC. You can find more information below.
http://www.minidisc.org/part_Panasonic_SC-PM37MD.html

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