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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 24660 of 37114, by DaveJustDave

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I have the same board on my AT. it took a little bit of fiddling with the drivers to get it up and running, but I do like it better than the intel aboveboard i had prior. So much easier swapping simms if something goes wrong rather than testing it chip by chip.

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First time I've seen it. There are a few on eBay though. It offers up to 8mb but according to the box, this one is 2mb […]
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Interesting to see something like that. And 8MB of RAM? That's amazing, man.

First time I've seen it. There are a few on eBay though.
It offers up to 8mb but according to the box, this one is 2mb

@OldCat: I was sarcastic 😀 I hate it when people send stuff like this! I guess I was lucky that it wasn't crushed.
I ship the way you propose.

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Reply 24661 of 37114, by liqmat

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No, it's not. 😈 Good but not great. If I was packing it, I would have put it in cardboard box with some insulation layer in between the boxes (bubble wrap, probably) and then wrapped the external box. But that's me, I become a bit OCD and paranoid when packing and sending old hardware.

I completely agree with you on this point. The original box is as important as the product inside IMO (if the original box is in good shape) and a box within a box is the only way I ship my vintage hardware.

Reply 24662 of 37114, by liqmat

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Slightly hardware since it includes an adapter cable. Saw this new in box for $3 at a dingy thrift store and at first glance it does not look like much. It's a piano tutor software package from Roland for Windows 95/98. It includes a serial cable that connects an electronic piano to your PC circa 1999.

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On closer inspection, though, it also includes Roland's VSC-88 software synth which is what I bought it for. Tried to install the software synth on Windows 7 64 and even with compatibility mode no dice, but this will work fine on my 98 SE box.

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Roland still sells a modern version of this soft synth, but not for $3.

https://www.roland.com/global/products/sound_canvas_va/

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Reply 24663 of 37114, by havli

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Collecting 3dfx HW is difficult these days. Anyway this one was a must have to fit the Voodoo4 line. Now I'm only missing the V4 MAC. 🤣

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Reply 24664 of 37114, by perkyagnostic

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Today I received a computer I bought a few days ago. The only thing I knew was that it's a Pentium III, a bunch of PCI cards and an AGP graphics card are installed and that the case is completely destroyed, but everything works (according to the seller). I only paid 15€ for it so I took the risk.

It was loosely packed in news paper, so the case is now completely screwed up but I don't care about it anyway. But this is what I found inside the case:

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The poor Pentium III looks completely scuffed. The cooler fell off and probably banged against it during shipping. Also it seems that no thermal paste was applied whatsoever. I wonder if it still works? It's an 866 Mhz, I think I could get a replacement for the cheaps..

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However, the main board seems to be quite substantial, it's an ASUS CUSL2. The AGP card is an ATI Rage IIc, so yet another Rage card I have no use for, just like the two networking cards that also came with it. The sound card is a creative CT4750 (Sound Blaster 128 PCI?). The CPU cooler is not too bad either and three 128mb PC133 SDRAM sticks made by Infineon are also useful.
Interestingly enough, although the case smells moldy and contained a small amount of debris all of the parts look like brand new:

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For 15€ not too bad of a deal I guess, what do you think?

Reply 24665 of 37114, by dickkickem

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I got one last item before I'm off to uni soon:
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I got yet another Lifebook, but this one's a C352 model. Got it for $28 total ($10 + $18 shipping), was listed as a "parts only" unit, but it just needs RAM, which is only $6. All the stuff in the background came with it too. This was my best find yet.

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Reply 24667 of 37114, by bjwil1991

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@havli Nice L-shape V4 :) I have the same problem, I also dont have a V4 MAC yet 8) […]
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Nice L-shape V4 😀
I have the same problem, I also dont have a V4 MAC yet 😎

a few weeks ago I managed to find an STB Blackmagic Voodoo2 with 12MB 😀

I have the same VooDoo2 card as well. I was lucky to get it for $25 or so and it works very well.

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Reply 24668 of 37114, by Nprod

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perkyagnostic wrote:

Today I received a computer I bought a few days ago. The only thing I knew was that it's a Pentium III, a bunch of PCI cards and an AGP graphics card are installed and that the case is completely destroyed, but everything works (according to the seller). I only paid 15€ for it so I took the risk.

I find it interesting that Socket370 stuff is starting to become retro now, a couple of years ago it would've been considered absolute trash. How much do PIII's normally go for these days?

Reply 24669 of 37114, by perkyagnostic

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@Nprod: Well .. Socket 370 stuff is now about 20 years old so it's at least not contemporary .. It may not be that desirable for collectors but it's a cheap (here in Germany most Pentium IIIs can be had for about 5€ or less) and easy way to get into retro gaming - not necessary DOS gaming but Windows 98SE-stuff for sure. Actually I don't know what your point is exactly, a Voodoo 5 5500 for instance is from the exact same time period?

Reply 24670 of 37114, by liqmat

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Picked up two CRT monitors and a 16-bit ISA network card for free off of Letgo. All works perfect.

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Reply 24671 of 37114, by stamasd

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Diamond FireGL 1000 Pro PCI, Permedia2 chipset. I need this for the project I'm working on. Right off the bat you can see a popped capacitor between the chip and the VGA connector. The card and CDs also reek of cigarette smoke, bleh. Will need some serious cleaning and fixing before powering up.

Also until today I hadn't seen a video card where the voltage regulator has a bigger heatsink than the chipset. Or a video card with IBM-branded memory chips.

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I/O, I/O,
It's off to disk I go,
With a bit and a byte
And a read and a write,
I/O, I/O

Reply 24672 of 37114, by Mut

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Bought last week
PowerBook 1400cs, lcd in bad shape and broken case, but working - us$ 5.
Awe32 ct3600, crystal isa sound Card , st238r mfm hdd, trident pci and a complete pc xt clone - us$ 25.
New old stock pcchips m326, cx486dlc 40, iit387 - us$ 20 (not pictured)

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Reply 24674 of 37114, by yawetaG

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perkyagnostic wrote:

However, the main board seems to be quite substantial, it's an ASUS CUSL2. The AGP card is an ATI Rage IIc, so yet another Rage card I have no use for, just like the two networking cards that also came with it. The sound card is a creative CT4750 (Sound Blaster 128 PCI?). The CPU cooler is not too bad either and three 128mb PC133 SDRAM sticks made by Infineon are also useful.

The main board should be a good one if it works. Asus boards of that time have quite a lot of tuning options.

Reply 24675 of 37114, by God Of Gaming

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picked up a cheap 6800 GT locally, haven't tested it yet, hope it works

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Reply 24676 of 37114, by kixs

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While on vacation and not looking at my favorite searches all the time... I missed by some minutes a NIB and sealed Diamond Stealth64 Trio64 based vlb card 🙁

But somehow managed to get a long time elusive M919 cache module in a lot of 7 sram modules. The rest are for Socket 7 boards. I just hope if works 😀

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Reply 24677 of 37114, by TheAbandonwareGuy

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God Of Gaming wrote:
picked up a cheap 6800 GT locally, haven't tested it yet, hope it works […]
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picked up a cheap 6800 GT locally, haven't tested it yet, hope it works

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If you value your hearing make damn sure it's getting enough molex power.

The squelling of death those 6 and 7 series cards make when they detect insufficient current from auxiliary power is absolutely hellish. Easily the worst sound I've ever heard.

Also, make sure the thermal paste is good. Lest ye invoke the curse known as bumpgate early.

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Reply 24678 of 37114, by Murugan

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My haul from yesterday:

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All the cards are confirmed working. The fan of the Ultra needed some TLC. I threw the TV card away though. That is useless for me.
The boxes also contained some optical drives, floppy drive, PSU's, DVD/R-CD-R/CD-RW.
I am planning on flashing the Crosshair with custom BIOS and slapping an Phenom II X4 940 on it. This should be the max this board can take then.

Bought the 5160 as is. Seller thought it was the PSU but I followed basic diagnostics from minuszerodegrees and according to the site, the problem lies in the 12v part of the motherboard. Tested it with another XT psu and an AT one, and the same results all the time.
Guess I'll need to look for some replacement caps and find someone to replace the 2 culprits.
No luck so far with the 2 XT's I bought.

Still happy with the model M and the 5153 😀
Can't test them for now but the monitor turns on.

My retro collection: too much...

Reply 24679 of 37114, by Turbo ->

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Got some nice Zalman heatsinks this week.

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