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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby JidaiGeki » 2018-3-09 @ 00:40

Pabloz wrote:what kind of memory expansion goes into that ati 3d rage II ?
is that even found?


It's a VRAM SO-DIMM, and shouldn't be too hard to locate. Maximum is 4MB.

e.g. https://www.ebay.com/i/263523875514?rt=nc
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby luckybob » 2018-3-09 @ 00:42

its easy to get. i have one in my g3. same part is used in the pci version for the pc. expands vram from two to six mb.

well worth it, imho.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Pabloz » 2018-3-09 @ 01:11

ill try to find it so i can upgrade it.

the sad thing is that there were 3 revivions of this mac, and i got the first revision. (other revisions got the ati rage pro turbo)
and i cant remember what the problem was with this revision, something about the IDE, but i dont care i just want to run old mac games.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby derSammler » 2018-3-09 @ 12:57

CkRtech wrote:
derSammler wrote:Solaris, mainly. :D

Check out some of the awesome homebrew that is out there these days, too!

Anything you can recommend?

First thing it needs is a composite video-out mod, however. :D
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby dionb » 2018-3-09 @ 13:12

Pabloz wrote:ill try to find it so i can upgrade it.

the sad thing is that there were 3 revivions of this mac, and i got the first revision. (other revisions got the ati rage pro turbo)

Wouldn't worry about that:
In February 1998, ATI introduced the 2x AGP version of the Rage Pro to the OEM market and attempted to reinvent the Rage Pro for the retail market, by simultaneously renaming the chip to Rage Pro Turbo, and releasing a new Rage Pro Turbo driver-set (4.10.2312) that supposedly increased performance by 40%.

The 'Turbo' was pure marketing, it's the same chip.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Srandista » 2018-3-09 @ 13:16

My first Nvidia card (and I mean first, not first retro :lol: )!

I wanted card with DVI connection, that's the reason, why this specific one.

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby appiah4 » 2018-3-09 @ 13:23

Srandista wrote:My first Nvidia card (and I mean first, not first retro :lol: )!

I wanted card with DVI connection, that's the reason, why this specific one.

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Remember to mount a heatsink on that GPU before you run that. Just saying. :blush:
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Katmai500 » 2018-3-09 @ 14:27

okenido wrote:
Katmai500 wrote:
okenido wrote:Ooh nice ! Do you have a fetish for Slot1 CPUs too ? :-D
I find PIII's more useful but I like PII's cartridges more. Sturdier, better finish, very high quality feel.


Most definitely. :-D The SECC Pentium II is a bit cooler looking than SECC 2 PII's and PIII's.

I think my fondness for Slot 1 and Slot A CPUs is because they were the fastest x86 CPUs available when I was first getting into computers as a kid, and because they represent an interesting engineering compromise at the transition point between on-motherboard and on-die L2 cache. I also have a lot of fond memories of Windows 98 gaming on a Pentium III. I must have at least 40 or 50 Slot 1 CPUs at this point, including a whole bunch of engineering samples.



I never had any slot1 cpu in my childhood (only a PIII socket 370), so I shouldn't have any nostalgia, but still like them ! I look on ebay every few days to see if there are some interesting models... recently I've found a 850mhz fsb100


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okenido wrote:s-l1600 (3).jpg

Bought this slot 1 retention bracket for 14 €. So f**** expensive. But I'm just attracted by unusual stuff...

Judging by its translucent blue color, it was definitely worth the price, that bracket surely has a place in a Slot 1 build that's housed in a multi-colored case like the ones shown in this thread.


Old ugly things that become attractive twenty years later :-D Would be fun to find the matching case


An 850/100 Slot 1 is a great find! They are pretty rare these days.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby cyclone3d » 2018-3-09 @ 16:31

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby chose007 » 2018-3-09 @ 20:49

NIce, you got better than mine :-D

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and few more things like Asus slot1

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or AGP 1950 PRO

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Laptop by Highscreen without adapter, need watch in what is it.

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seller was using S3 Trio in PCI :-D

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I'am happy that this KT333 board can run GF MX 4. My 64bit MX420 is ready.

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman » 2018-3-10 @ 16:11

The laptop has TURBO light indicator. How old is it?
Never thought this thread would be that long, but now, for something different.....
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby chose007 » 2018-3-10 @ 17:36

386 DX 25MHz and SIPPs

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby cyclone3d » 2018-3-10 @ 21:10

The box of cards I bought arrived today. The two sounds cards I thought were definitely in there were. (Sound Blaster 2.0 CT1350B and Sound Blaster 16 CT2290).
Some of the video cards are pretty nice for ISA, and the VLB I/O controller has SCSI 2 on it which is pretty unusual.
The last picture includes a couple cards (modem and Winchester controller) that were damaged as well as a PCMCIA controller card that looks fried.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby CkRtech » 2018-3-10 @ 21:13

Amazing haul, cyclone3d - Just as we all probably knew it would be. That lot ought to keep you busy for awhile! What are your plans for it?
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby CkRtech » 2018-3-10 @ 21:35

Cheap thrills - Some Creative speakers for the workbench, a 4 port switcher with serial mouse support, AWE64 (CT4520) and an ESS AudioDrive ES1868F (kinda been wanting to mess with one of these for awhile)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby cyclone3d » 2018-3-10 @ 23:06

CkRtech wrote:Amazing haul, cyclone3d - Just as we all probably knew it would be. That lot ought to keep you busy for awhile! What are your plans for it?


Well, I have I think 4 Sound Blaster 2.0 cards now. Planning on probably keeping 2 of them and then upgrading the other 2 with CMS and selling them.

For everything as a whole... at least video and sound cards, I a planning on doing reviews of old hardware. Will probably be posting video reviews on youtube or similar and on a web page.

As for keeping the ISA video cards, I'll probably use one for a 386 build and maybe keeping a couple for spares and end up selling the rest once I do reviews.

I finished using up my latest pack of 100 anti-static bags if that is any indication of how many cards I have accumulated thus far.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby TheAbandonwareGuy » 2018-3-11 @ 10:19

chose007 wrote:NIce, you got better than mine :-D

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and few more things like Asus slot1

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or AGP 1950 PRO

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Laptop by Highscreen without adapter, need watch in what is it.

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seller was using S3 Trio in PCI :-D

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I'am happy that this KT333 board can run GF MX 4. My 64bit MX420 is ready.

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That heatsink is absolutely retarded. What is even the point of something that blocks half the expansion slots even on a full ATX board.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby JidaiGeki » 2018-3-11 @ 11:00

TheAbandonwareGuy wrote:
chose007 wrote:seller was using S3 Trio in PCI :-D

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That heatsink is absolutely retarded. What is even the point of something that blocks half the expansion slots even on a full ATX board.


It's not the heatsink that's retarded, it's the RAM slots being parallel to the expansion slots that makes it difficult to properly align the cooler (and possibly the CPU socket mounting holes as well). Here's a variant of the cooler that's properly installed, you can see the overhang above the RAM slots in their usual location:

http://www.hexus.net/tech/features/cool ... ok/?page=3
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby elod » 2018-3-11 @ 11:09

TheAbandonwareGuy wrote:That heatsink is absolutely retarded. What is even the point of something that blocks half the expansion slots even on a full ATX board.


Could you please erase the parts of quoted messages that are not relevant to your reply?
Thank you!
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby chose007 » 2018-3-11 @ 13:16

It was joke :-D

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