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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 20020 of 45991, by cyclone3d

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Found a video cross-converter that supposedly supports ALL PC resolutions up to 2048x2048, HD resolutions up to 1080 and refresh rates up to 250Hz for cheap.

Anybody care to guess what brand and model it is?

Not going to post full details until it arrives and I have a chance to test it because, if it works like it says it does, I want to order a second one to have for a backup.

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Reply 20021 of 45991, by retrofanatic

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cyclone3d wrote:

Found a video cross-converter that supposedly supports ALL PC resolutions up to 2048x2048, HD resolutions up to 1080 and refresh rates up to 250Hz for cheap.

Anybody care to guess what brand and model it is?

Not going to post full details until it arrives and I have a chance to test it because, if it works like it says it does, I want to order a second one to have for a backup.

Is it an extron unit by any chance?

Reply 20022 of 45991, by Bancho

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Radical Vision wrote:
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These two showed up today. I been looking at the Korg's for a while now and saw these two listed together for the price that NS5R's seem to be going at. Thinking of selling on the Roland to cover the cost of the Korg. Will obviously try it out and try and get some recordings before doing that.

The hell.... What is these front panels on the 5.25 place ? I like all possible front panels i can get and put on my machines, like fan controller such as Scythe Kaze master pro, Cooler Master Musketeer 2 and Musketeer 3, Creative Sound Blaster panels and other things that mostly for the looks, not the functionality...

??? These don't go in 5.25" Bays? They are General Midi Units.

Reply 20023 of 45991, by cyclone3d

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retrofanatic wrote:
cyclone3d wrote:

Found a video cross-converter that supposedly supports ALL PC resolutions up to 2048x2048, HD resolutions up to 1080 and refresh rates up to 250Hz for cheap.

Anybody care to guess what brand and model it is?

Not going to post full details until it arrives and I have a chance to test it because, if it works like it says it does, I want to order a second one to have for a backup.

Is it an extron unit by any chance?

Nope. 😈

Yamaha YMF modified setupds and drivers
Yamaha XG resource repository - updated November 27, 2018
Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide
AW744L II - YMF744 - AOpen Cobra Sound Card - Install SB-Link Header

Reply 20024 of 45991, by Cga.8086

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i saw it on a case, asked the price, she said $15, i said ok ill take it, took my screwdriver...removed from case,took heatsink off and it even came with a K6-III 400 MHz (not plus) end of story so far

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nice super socket7, and i think the revision is 2.0

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Reply 20025 of 45991, by BitWrangler

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That was a good buy, get another five.

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 20026 of 45991, by BitWrangler

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Bancho wrote:

??? These don't go in 5.25" Bays? They are General Midi Units.

So what then? You duct tape them to the side of your case and they make game soundtracks into authentic porn quality schmoozak? 😉

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 20027 of 45991, by yawetaG

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Radical Vision wrote:

The hell.... What is these front panels on the 5.25 place ? I like all possible front panels i can get and put on my machines, like fan controller such as Scythe Kaze master pro, Cooler Master Musketeer 2 and Musketeer 3, Creative Sound Blaster panels and other things that mostly for the looks, not the functionality...

Have you considered Googling the makes + models? Because these are external MIDI modules, not something you stuff into your PC. 😐

Reply 20028 of 45991, by TheAbandonwareGuy

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Cga.8086 wrote:
untested i saw it on a case, asked the price, she said $15, i said ok ill take it, took my screwdriver...removed from case,took […]
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i saw it on a case, asked the price, she said $15, i said ok ill take it, took my screwdriver...removed from case,took heatsink off and it even came with a K6-III 400 MHz (not plus) end of story so far

FIC PA-2013
nice super socket7, and i think the revision is 2.0

IMG_20.jpg

Nice motherboard. I really do need to get a SS7 board for benchmarking stuff at some point. My oldest system with AGP right now is my Pentium2

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Reply 20029 of 45991, by Cyrix200+

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Cga.8086 wrote:
untested i saw it on a case, asked the price, she said $15, i said ok ill take it, took my screwdriver...removed from case,took […]
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i saw it on a case, asked the price, she said $15, i said ok ill take it, took my screwdriver...removed from case,took heatsink off and it even came with a K6-III 400 MHz (not plus) end of story so far

FIC PA-2013
nice super socket7, and i think the revision is 2.0

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That's a nice board, I think. How much cache is that?

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Reply 20030 of 45991, by Radical Vision

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BitWrangler wrote:
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??? These don't go in 5.25" Bays? They are General Midi Units.

So what then? You duct tape them to the side of your case and they make game soundtracks into authentic porn quality schmoozak? 😉

Seems that way, i did never liked that type of hardware it is retarded, you need to find more space for them, no thanks, i prefer front panels on 5.25 bay... He will use tape to put it on the case how "nice"....

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The hell.... What is these front panels on the 5.25 place ? I like all possible front panels i can get and put on my machines, like fan controller such as Scythe Kaze master pro, Cooler Master Musketeer 2 and Musketeer 3, Creative Sound Blaster panels and other things that mostly for the looks, not the functionality...

Have you considered Googling the makes + models? Because these are external MIDI modules, not something you stuff into your PC. 😐

Not much time for that + in firt place they did look like 5.25 inch things, but external no thanks, you need to glue them on some side of the PC case not nice..

Mah systems retro, old, newer (Radical stuff)
R7 3700x/ Aorus x370 K7/ RX 6800XT/ X-Fi THD
K7 2.6/ NF7-S V2/ HD3850/ X-Fi
IBM x2 P3 1.4/ DX34R-U/Voodoo V 5.5k/ Audigy
IBM PC365 S8
Compaq DeskPro 486/33
IBM PS/2 Model 56
SPS IntelleXT 8088

Reply 20031 of 45991, by yawetaG

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Radical Vision wrote:
Seems that way, i did never liked that type of hardware it is retarded, you need to find more space for them, no thanks, i prefe […]
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BitWrangler wrote:
Bancho wrote:

??? These don't go in 5.25" Bays? They are General Midi Units.

So what then? You duct tape them to the side of your case and they make game soundtracks into authentic porn quality schmoozak? 😉

Seems that way, i did never liked that type of hardware it is retarded, you need to find more space for them, no thanks, i prefer front panels on 5.25 bay... He will use tape to put it on the case how "nice"....

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Radical Vision wrote:

The hell.... What is these front panels on the 5.25 place ? I like all possible front panels i can get and put on my machines, like fan controller such as Scythe Kaze master pro, Cooler Master Musketeer 2 and Musketeer 3, Creative Sound Blaster panels and other things that mostly for the looks, not the functionality...

Have you considered Googling the makes + models? Because these are external MIDI modules, not something you stuff into your PC. 😐

Not much time for that + in firt place they did look like 5.25 inch things, but external no thanks, you need to glue them on some side of the PC case not nice..

Please stop trolling.

Or do you also glue printers to your computer case? 🤣

Reply 20032 of 45991, by badmojo

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Radical Vision wrote:

Not much time for that + in firt place they did look like 5.25 inch things, but external no thanks, you need to glue them on some side of the PC case not nice..

You are a special one.

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Reply 20033 of 45991, by Radical Vision

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yawetaG wrote:

Please stop trolling.

Or do you also glue printers to your computer case? 🤣

Trolling ?!? Just when someone does not like stuff like that is trolling ? I don`t like external USB dacs, things like the ones from the picture and whole...
Printers are other things that at least are doing some work. And monitors, keyboard, mice, audio speakers all are doing more so no i don`t tape them, because they at least do something...

badmojo wrote:
Radical Vision wrote:

Not much time for that + in firt place they did look like 5.25 inch things, but external no thanks, you need to glue them on some side of the PC case not nice..

You are a special one.

And you even more in the ignore list **** off...

Mah systems retro, old, newer (Radical stuff)
R7 3700x/ Aorus x370 K7/ RX 6800XT/ X-Fi THD
K7 2.6/ NF7-S V2/ HD3850/ X-Fi
IBM x2 P3 1.4/ DX34R-U/Voodoo V 5.5k/ Audigy
IBM PC365 S8
Compaq DeskPro 486/33
IBM PS/2 Model 56
SPS IntelleXT 8088

Reply 20034 of 45991, by yawetaG

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Radical Vision wrote:
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Please stop trolling.

Or do you also glue printers to your computer case? 🤣

Trolling ?!? Just when someone does not like stuff like that is trolling ? I don`t like external USB dacs, things like the ones from the picture and whole...
Printers are other things that at least are doing some work. And monitors, keyboard, mice, audio speakers all are doing more so no i don`t tape them, because they at least do something...

You have no clue what you are talking about, do you? Stupidity or trolling, when it becomes disruptive there's not much difference.

Reply 20035 of 45991, by Radical Vision

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What about i don`t care about external things ? I just put sound card inside the PCI, maybe a front panel and that is nothing more so ? I did ask if that are front panels, because they did look like ones, if they ar enot i don`t care at all. And i don`t care about them "improving" the audio quality because is total crap, and i don`t bite that simple as that.......

Mah systems retro, old, newer (Radical stuff)
R7 3700x/ Aorus x370 K7/ RX 6800XT/ X-Fi THD
K7 2.6/ NF7-S V2/ HD3850/ X-Fi
IBM x2 P3 1.4/ DX34R-U/Voodoo V 5.5k/ Audigy
IBM PC365 S8
Compaq DeskPro 486/33
IBM PS/2 Model 56
SPS IntelleXT 8088

Reply 20036 of 45991, by Cyrix200+

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What about i don`t care about external things ? I just put sound card inside the PCI, maybe a front panel and that is nothing more so ? I did ask if that are front panels, because they did look like ones, if they ar enot i don`t care at all. And i don`t care about them "improving" the audio quality because is total crap, and i don`t bite that simple as that.......

It is my opinion that the way you communicate is direct, argumentative and a bit rude. You might want to consider toning it down a bit, you are not making many friends.

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Reply 20037 of 45991, by kanecvr

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Radical Vision wrote:

What about i don`t care about external things ? I just put sound card inside the PCI, maybe a front panel and that is nothing more so ? I did ask if that are front panels, because they did look like ones, if they ar enot i don`t care at all. And i don`t care about them "improving" the audio quality because is total crap, and i don`t bite that simple as that.......

@yawetaG @badmojo @BitWrangler @Bancho - give him a break guys. Most young people going into the hobby are not going to know what an external midi module is.

@Radical Vision - those are external midi synths. They greatly increase music quality in games with midi music. They contain realistic samples of instruments. Here's a video about these external synths: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMmFcs-_4x4

Here's duke 3d on opl3 (generic sound card) vs various external and internal synths like the SC55, MT32 and so on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFX63IGmbwY

They can really make games like Dune 2 or Monkey island sound much, much better. Here's what the Dune 2 soundtrack sounds like on a MT-32: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQADZeB-z8M&t=842s - my favorite example - and here is the same soundtrack played by a generic OPL3 sound card (adlib in this case): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WKBjmJCBHw&t=740s

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It is my opinion that the way you communicate is direct, argumentative and a bit rude. You might want to consider toning it down a bit, you are not making many friends.

^this. Although some forum member's reaction is a bit offensive.

Lets try to inform and educate, not belittle.

Reply 20038 of 45991, by Radical Vision

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Cyrix200+ wrote:
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What about i don`t care about external things ? I just put sound card inside the PCI, maybe a front panel and that is nothing more so ? I did ask if that are front panels, because they did look like ones, if they ar enot i don`t care at all. And i don`t care about them "improving" the audio quality because is total crap, and i don`t bite that simple as that.......

It is my opinion that the way you communicate is direct, argumentative and a bit rude. You might want to consider toning it down a bit, you are not making many friends.

Im not sure why you did get to that conclusion just after my comments, my nick name is there it is explain everything...
And about the friends, you think i care ? I did reg. here just to find more intel about some systems and parts, not to make friends, and to show my progress on whatever i do, because i think to make one day some museum, real or internet based one with galleries, while most people here and most sites and places are collecting all of the items just for themselves, while i don`t....
I have my ways to find great hardware, while i don`t pay much money, or no money at all, do you think i need friends, or im better alone....

Mah systems retro, old, newer (Radical stuff)
R7 3700x/ Aorus x370 K7/ RX 6800XT/ X-Fi THD
K7 2.6/ NF7-S V2/ HD3850/ X-Fi
IBM x2 P3 1.4/ DX34R-U/Voodoo V 5.5k/ Audigy
IBM PC365 S8
Compaq DeskPro 486/33
IBM PS/2 Model 56
SPS IntelleXT 8088

Reply 20039 of 45991, by TheAbandonwareGuy

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Radical Vision wrote:
Im not sure why you did get to that conclusion just after my comments, my nick name is there it is explain everything... And abo […]
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Cyrix200+ wrote:
Radical Vision wrote:

What about i don`t care about external things ? I just put sound card inside the PCI, maybe a front panel and that is nothing more so ? I did ask if that are front panels, because they did look like ones, if they ar enot i don`t care at all. And i don`t care about them "improving" the audio quality because is total crap, and i don`t bite that simple as that.......

It is my opinion that the way you communicate is direct, argumentative and a bit rude. You might want to consider toning it down a bit, you are not making many friends.

Im not sure why you did get to that conclusion just after my comments, my nick name is there it is explain everything...
And about the friends, you think i care ? I did reg. here just to find more intel about some systems and parts, not to make friends, and to show my progress on whatever i do, because i think to make one day some museum, real or internet based one with galleries, while most people here and most sites and places are collecting all of the items just for themselves, while i don`t....
I have my ways to find great hardware, while i don`t pay much money, or no money at all, do you think i need friends, or im better alone....

This community isn't your personal library or e-Display case. If you have nothing to contribute to the community your just a drain. We have enough of those as it stands.

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