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Reply 23940 of 38236, by blank001

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A few recent buys

  1. Intel Celeron SL6C6 1.4GHz 100MHz
  • Enermax EG495P-VE, 32A on 3.3 and 5 and 22A on the 12s! noice
  • Diamond Stealth 64 Graphics

_: K6-III+ 450apz@550, P5A-B, 128Mb CL2, Voodoo 5500 AGP, MX300, AWE64 Gold 32mb, SC-55v2.0
_: Pentium III 1400 S, TUSL2-C, 512Mb CL2, Voodoo 5500 AGP, MX300

Reply 23942 of 38236, by wiretap

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Scored a 3Dfx Voodoo 3 3000 16MB PCI and a Creative 3Dfx Voodoo 2 12MB PCI on Ebay late last night. Got the Voodoo 3 for $27, and the Voodoo 2 for $65. Both hardly appear used, stickers not yellowed and very minor dust. It looks like they were his dad's who was dumping his old computer stuff and he was just listing stuff for sale that he didn't know how to price. He also had a Voodoo Banshee AGP for cheap, but I passed on it since I already have one. Seller is serpentine_books.. Now I just need to find another cheap Voodoo 2 12MB for SLI. 😁 The seller also has a few other computer things listed, so take a look.

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Reply 23943 of 38236, by Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman

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blank001 wrote:
A few recent buys […]
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A few recent buys

  1. Intel Celeron SL6C6 1.4GHz 100MHz
  • Enermax EG495P-VE, 32A on 3.3 and 5 and 22A on the 12s! noice
  • Diamond Stealth 64 Graphics

The EG496P-VE that actually makes me drool. Nice score!

Never thought this thread would be that long, but now, for something different.....
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Reply 23944 of 38236, by dionb

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No huge hauls this time, just some targeted good stuff:

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6x 4MB 30p SIMMs (2 for my CT3670, the rest for old motherboards)
Powerleap PL-Pro/MMX Plus Ver 4.0 (with P233MMX on top)
IBM 5x86C (markings damaged, but looks like a 100)
Intel iA80386-20 (second CPU to test my weird Wyse SBC-ish motherboard, as I'm not sure the previous one works...)
Intel Celeron 300A (because I somehow never had this and want to make up for lost time)
AudioExcel AV310 (with CMI8330A chipset - for the one-card Soundblaster solution)

Now just to find the time to do something with this stuff...

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Just my luck. *Almost* every Celeron 300A ran at 450MHz. Not this one. 374MHz (4.5x 83) max :'(

Reply 23945 of 38236, by luckybob

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I'll take that powerleap module off your hands and give it a loving home. Looks like you might be missing its power cable...

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

Reply 23948 of 38236, by liqmat

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There's also the possibility that your board has some shonky half-featured pirate chipset conveniently labelled as a VIA KT133. 😜 The Gigabyte board it's a knockoff of had the real thing.

Yes. I bought that NIB Chinese Socket 370 board for strictly Windows 98SE work and it works well for just that. I only tried the single ISA slot to see if I could get away with it so I would not have to buy yet another vintage system to demo the SNAPplus. When I was building systems for a tech shop in the early 1990s I had no issues with later systems and ISA cards, BUT I never tried using an ISA video card in later P-III systems in the late 90s because there was no need to... until now. So it not working well was a surprise to me.

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Reply 23949 of 38236, by dionb

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luckybob wrote:

I'll take that powerleap module off your hands and give it a loving home. Looks like you might be missing its power cable...

You'd have to pry it from my cold dead hands first 😉

Pretty sure I'm missing a cable, but shouldn't be too much of a challenge to improvise.

Reply 23951 of 38236, by cj_reha

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Focus FK-2001 DIN keyboard (White Alps switches), $35 shipped from eBay
Apple ImageWriter II printer, $5 from thrift store

Printer initializes and then lights up the error LED, need to do some more troubleshooting. It's a beauty for sure, almost no yellowing at all. In the process of restoring the keyboard right now.

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Reply 23952 of 38236, by wiretap

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Oh man, I printed so many color banners on those ImageWriter's in elementary school, haha. I still remember the sound and how slow they were. Awesome find.

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Reply 23953 of 38236, by verysaving

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dionb wrote:
No huge hauls this time, just some targeted good stuff: […]
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No huge hauls this time, just some targeted good stuff:

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6x 4MB 30p SIMMs (2 for my CT3670, the rest for old motherboards)
Powerleap PL-Pro/MMX Plus Ver 4.0 (with P233MMX on top)
IBM 5x86C (markings damaged, but looks like a 100)
Intel iA80386-20 (second CPU to test my weird Wyse SBC-ish motherboard, as I'm not sure the previous one works...)
Intel Celeron 300A (because I somehow never had this and want to make up for lost time)
AudioExcel AV310 (with CMI8330A chipset - for the one-card Soundblaster solution)

Now just to find the time to do something with this stuff...

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Just my luck. *Almost* every Celeron 300A ran at 450MHz. Not this one. 374MHz (4.5x 83) max :'(

Just try raising VCore a little bit. I had a Celeron 366 that booted at 550 Mhz but was very unstable.
After raising VCore of just 0.1 V was perfect!

Reply 23954 of 38236, by TheAbandonwareGuy

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OldCat wrote:

How do you identify laptops with IPS screens in auctions and used hardware sales?

The general rule of thumb with Thinkpads AFAIK is to lookup the Type number and see what that sub-type was equipped with.

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Reply 23955 of 38236, by orinoko

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dionb wrote:

No huge hauls this time, just some targeted good stuff:

AudioExcel AV310 (with CMI8330A chipset - for the one-card Soundblaster solution)

That sound card was the first sound card I ever used on my first PC build back in 1999 when I was 13. I still have it! The ports are a bit broken unfortunately, from so many years of use in various machines. It's a great card! If you need drivers let me know. I have DOS and Windows 3.1 drivers.

Great thing about it is the driver loads, sets whatever it needs to set on the card, and terminates. Leaves no TSR's running in conventional memory so thats a plus. Also, FM playback is reasonable when compared to the SB16, and it supports WSS too.

To be honest, I'm quite envious you have it haha!

Enjoy!!!

Reply 23957 of 38236, by jesolo

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cj_reha wrote:
Focus FK-2001 DIN keyboard (White Alps switches), $35 shipped from eBay Apple ImageWriter II printer, $5 from thrift store […]
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Focus FK-2001 DIN keyboard (White Alps switches), $35 shipped from eBay
Apple ImageWriter II printer, $5 from thrift store

Printer initializes and then lights up the error LED, need to do some more troubleshooting. It's a beauty for sure, almost no yellowing at all. In the process of restoring the keyboard right now.

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That keyboard is an XT/AT switchable keyboard.
The switch is hidden under the "2001" cover. Look for small indentations - you can then lift up the cover to reveal the switch.

Reply 23958 of 38236, by dionb

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verysaving wrote:
dionb wrote:

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Just my luck. *Almost* every Celeron 300A ran at 450MHz. Not this one. 374MHz (4.5x 83) max :'(

Just try raising VCore a little bit. I had a Celeron 366 that booted at 550 Mhz but was very unstable.
After raising VCore of just 0.1 V was perfect!

Might try that; my main test board is a Tyan Trinity 400, which has just about every setting you can imagine - except VCore. But I have piles of Slot1 boards that need re-capping including an Abit BE6-II. If anything can get the most out of this CPU, that will 😉

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That sound card was the first sound card I ever used on my first PC build back in 1999 when I was 13. I still have it! The ports are a bit broken unfortunately, from so many years of use in various machines. It's a great card! If you need drivers let me know. I have DOS and Windows 3.1 drivers.

Thanks, but fortunately someone already uploaded a full driver set for it to vogonsdrivers.com. I briefly tested it yesterday and it works fine, with low noise - although I heard a few worrying crackly artifacts. When I have some time I'll run it side-by-side next to an SB32 and compare the two. If I'm happy enough with it, I intend to park it next to my Gravis Ultrasound Classic in my main retro box. If not, my son's DOS box gets an upgrade to SB16 compatibility 😉

Great thing about it is the driver loads, sets whatever it needs to set on the card, and terminates. Leaves no TSR's running in conventional memory so thats a plus. Also, FM playback is reasonable when compared to the SB16, and it supports WSS too.

To be honest, I'm quite envious you have it haha!

Enjoy!!!

Yep, read about all that and had been looking for one for quite a while - one of the few chips that offers SBPro and SB16 compatibility, also does SPDIF and is supposed to offer better quality than the ALS100. Looking forward to enjoying it 😀

Reply 23959 of 38236, by appiah4

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This Compaq Deskpro was for sale at a walking distance from where I live, it set me back only $10 so I grabbed it. […]
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This Compaq Deskpro was for sale at a walking distance from where I live, it set me back only $10 so I grabbed it.

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No idea what to expect in it, or what the exact model is for that matter. Anyone familiar with this case and generation of Compaqs?

This PC turned out to be a rather boring i810E mATX with a Socket 370 P3-667 and 128MB RAM. I was hoping for a Slot-1 with an ISA slot, no luck. Now I am torn between just cleaning, restoring and shelving it, or completely parting it and using the case for a more fun ATX build..

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