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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 20220 of 45407, by Ozzuneoj

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BitWrangler wrote:
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Oh wow, that's really interesting! I have a couple of i740s and neither have fans, let alone unique looking "Intel" fans. I don't recall ever hearing about an "overclocked" model of the i740, so I'm not sure why anyone would have added beefier cooling.

Pretty much what I was thinking also, they put that chip on motherboards without even a heatsink on it also. Just wondering if marketing made them put it on to make the card look more powerful 🤣... BUT it could be the i750 which was supposed to be a tad faster, they're rarer than the i740s.

I was just reading about these and that is a standard i740. The i752 is apparently very rare... I don't know if they were even sold at retail or to OEMs.

Now for some blitting from the back buffer.

Reply 20221 of 45407, by BitWrangler

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Well it does seem to have that Deskpro compatible missing bottom corner and high VGA socket.

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Reply 20222 of 45407, by Cyrix200+

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dexvx wrote:
I saw this distinctly Intel design. Probably an i740. […]
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I saw this distinctly Intel design. Probably an i740.

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I love the look of this card!

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Reply 20223 of 45407, by vlask

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dexvx wrote:
I saw this distinctly Intel design. Probably an i740. […]
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I saw this distinctly Intel design. Probably an i740.

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For sure i740 - have one....Seems to be genuine intel version, but with only 4MB of memory. Looks like many collectors searching it, because almost all cards had 8MB of memory....

http://vgamuseum.info/index.php/cards/item/195-intel-740

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Reply 20224 of 45407, by yawetaG

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Yesterday I received an Akai S2000 sampler, including extra memory, the optional output board, manual, and all original software.

It won't do General MIDI, but can play SMF files (and do a LOT more). It also has a very characteristic sound you can't get with sampling on a PC. 😎

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Reply 20225 of 45407, by KCompRoom2000

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Today I bought a few retro-computing goodies at the thrift store.

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What do we have here?
- A 3-button Serial mouse - Bought this just in case I needed another Serial mouse since I had trouble getting my 2-button mouse to work on my P1 rig, so now I have another mouse to try.

- 5-pack of NOS Maxell 650MB (74min) CD-Rs (price not pictured - $2.99) - You won't find blank 650MB discs out in the while anymore since they're mostly 700MB nowadays, so I thought this was a neat rare find.

- Sony external USB 3.5" floppy drive - I bought this specifically as a spare laptop floppy drive since I happen to have a Dell C-series floppy module that's dead, and I already have a couple USB floppy drives (including another one of these Sony drives) so I don't mind looking inside this one to see if it really is just a laptop drive behind a USB controller board.

EDIT - Regarding the Sony floppy drive: I just looked inside it and it turns out to be a real USB floppy drive with an integrated USB controller, too bad I can't use that to fix dead laptop drives but at least I have a spare USB floppy drive just in case my other ones die.

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Reply 20226 of 45407, by xeon3d

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TheAbandonwareGuy wrote:
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Mine is missing the metal shroud. […]
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Mine is missing the metal shroud.

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Here's a pic of the card w/o it's cooler:

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It seems to work in any gigabyte nforce 4 SLi motherboard.

Is it actually limited to gigabyte boards or is it the SLI chipset that's important ?

They work in any motherboard as a single 6600gt (i think, i've put up a video of it working on a bus based motherboard). The nforce4 sli requirement is to wake up the other core.

I might actually sell this one. According to the seller of another one in eBay only 1000 of them were made, and I've now only seen 3 of them.

I also think that since almost everyone thinks they only work with the specific motherboard it came bundled with, either most of them got junked if the motherboard died, adding to its rarity.

Reply 20227 of 45407, by lolo799

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What's the best to way to upgrade, downgrade or turn a computer into a x86 machine, as long as it has 2 free PCI ports?
This thing, which I just bought:

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Reply 20228 of 45407, by kanecvr

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TheAbandonwareGuy wrote:
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Mine is missing the metal shroud.

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It seems to work in any gigabyte nforce 4 SLi motherboard.

Is it actually limited to gigabyte boards or is it the SLI chipset that's important ?

It will work on any motherboard but only one GPU is detected. It will work in SLi mode (both GPUs detected) on any gigabyte nforce 4 motherboard. I haven't tried it on an nforce 4 made by another company, it should work.

Theoretically the only requirement is an nforce 4 chipset.

Reply 20229 of 45407, by BitWrangler

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lolo799 wrote:

What's the best to way to upgrade, downgrade or turn a computer into a x86 machine, as long as it has 2 free PCI ports?
This thing, which I just bought:

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Heyyyyy, I could make a decent PC out of my Pentium 60 box.... 😉

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Reply 20230 of 45407, by lolo799

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Heyyyyy, I could make a decent PC out of my Pentium 60 box.... 😉

What you'll really get is a second computer with a Socket 370 CPU up to 800MHz inside that Pentium 60 box, needing a second set of keyboard/mouse/monitor, or a kvm switch.
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Reply 20231 of 45407, by luckybob

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lolo799 wrote:

What's the best to way to upgrade, downgrade or turn a computer into a x86 machine, as long as it has 2 free PCI ports?
This thing, which I just bought:

assist pc card.jpg

*audible gasp*

I suddenly want one! and it looks complete!

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

Reply 20232 of 45407, by debs3759

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Just got a 486 motherboard with a Weitek socket. First one I've seen. Now (or when it arrives from my drop shipper) I can test my 4167 (the chip cost more than the board).

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EDIT: What is that double ISA slot at the bottom?

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Reply 20233 of 45407, by Cyrix200+

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debs3759 wrote:

Just got a 486 motherboard with a Weitek socket. First one I've seen. Now (or when it arrives from my drop shipper) I can test my 4167 (the chip cost more than the board).

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EDIT: What is that double ISA slot at the bottom?

Cool. I hope the acid damage is okay. Get rid of that battery ASAP!

I have seen a reference to that extra 'ISA' slot, but I cant seem to find it any more...

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Reply 20234 of 45407, by debs3759

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Cyrix200+ wrote:
debs3759 wrote:

Just got a 486 motherboard with a Weitek socket. First one I've seen. Now (or when it arrives from my drop shipper) I can test my 4167 (the chip cost more than the board).

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EDIT: What is that double ISA slot at the bottom?

Cool. I hope the acid damage is okay. Get rid of that battery ASAP!

I have seen a reference to that extra 'ISA' slot, but I cant seem to find it any more...

My drop shipper will remove the battery for me (it'll be in a box at his place for at least 6 months). It looks like most of the leakage and corrosion has been cleaned off.

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Reply 20235 of 45407, by BitWrangler

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Might be for a RAM expansion board.

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Reply 20236 of 45407, by Jade Falcon

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luckybob wrote:
lolo799 wrote:

What's the best to way to upgrade, downgrade or turn a computer into a x86 machine, as long as it has 2 free PCI ports?
This thing, which I just bought:

assist pc card.jpg

*audible gasp*

I suddenly want one! and it looks complete!

Same here.
Hows it work?

Reply 20238 of 45407, by KCompRoom2000

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luckybob wrote:
lolo799 wrote:

What's the best to way to upgrade, downgrade or turn a computer into a x86 machine, as long as it has 2 free PCI ports?
This thing, which I just bought:
assist pc card.jpg

*audible gasp*

I suddenly want one! and it looks complete!

Same here, that actually reminds me of those OrangePC compatibility cards that allowed Macintoshes to run Windows/DOS natively. I wonder if that Assist Card PC set could be used for the same purpose. 😎

Reply 20239 of 45407, by Cyrix200+

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debs3759 wrote:

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My drop shipper will remove the battery for me (it'll be in a box at his place for at least 6 months). It looks like most of the leakage and corrosion has been cleaned off.

It doesn't look too bad indeed. Good thing your drop shipper can remove it for you!

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