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Reply 30800 of 34167, by liqmat

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First consumer CD Recorder sold for under $1000 ($999 that is). I really love its colors.

Yes, a friend of mine bought his for roughly $800 back then and unfortunately those early drives spit out a lot of drink coasters. Probably had more to do with early media (which was also very expensive), but frustrating just the same.

Reply 30801 of 34167, by oeuvre

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Ordered a Dell Slot 1 motherboard to restore my Dell Dimension XPS T500 to glory (case was empty, the original parts are long gone).

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Instead I got this... seller sent the wrong item. To be fair, they're both Dell motherboards with E139761 written on them but I wanted the Slot 1 one. I have no Socket 7 stuff lying around anyways. Seller said he'll check to see if he has the proper board.

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Reply 30802 of 34167, by jaZz_KCS

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Is that an AN430TX? Seems to have a Vibra 16C and the spot for the integrated GPU seems to be vacant. It probably would have been an integrated ATI Rage II + DVD, or something similar.

Reply 30803 of 34167, by dionb

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jaZz_KCS wrote:

Is that an AN430TX? Seems to have a Vibra 16C and the spot for the integrated GPU seems to be vacant. It probably would have been an integrated ATI Rage II + DVD, or something similar.

Nope, that's a VX chipset. More likely to be TE430VX.

Reply 30804 of 34167, by Unknown_K

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imi wrote:

stop making me all jealous 😁

No. 😜

How you like this one:

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First consumer CD Recorder sold for under $1000 ($999 that is). I really love its colors.

Are you sure about that? I purchased a HP 4020i (bare drive) for around $1100 at Bestbuy and it dropped to $999 within a month (I got a rebate for the price difference). I would expect the external drive you show to cost at least $100 more then the bare drive I got.

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Reply 30805 of 34167, by derSammler

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Yes, I'm sure. This thing was made to be budget.

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You are right that the external version was more expensive. But that model was the first one to have an SRP of under $1000.

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Reply 30806 of 34167, by oeuvre

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jaZz_KCS wrote:

Is that an AN430TX? Seems to have a Vibra 16C and the spot for the integrated GPU seems to be vacant. It probably would have been an integrated ATI Rage II + DVD, or something similar.

I think it's a VX but yes it does have a Vibra 16C onboard.

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Reply 30807 of 34167, by Repo Man11

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imi wrote:

after not having luck with any of the scrap boxes full of motherboards and cpus I decided to just order one after all 😁

what fancy packaging...

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It looks as though I bought one from the same seller, as mine came in the same sort of case. Not long after buying that one, Ebay informed me that a K6-2+ 533 I had looked at had been relisted at a lower price ($11.45), so I bought that one as well. Which is fine, I have two Socket 7 boards.

Reply 30808 of 34167, by xjas

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It looks as though I bought one from the same seller, as mine came in the same sort of case. Not long after buying that one, Ebay informed me that a K6-2+ 533 I had looked at had been relisted at a lower price ($11.45), so I bought that one as well. Which is fine, I have two Socket 7 boards.

^^ Oh YOU bought that 533. I was about to hit the button on it, but chickened out as I'd have to resistor-mod my P5A-B in order to get it to run properly, and couldn't decide if I felt like going to that level of messing-around on a system that's running great as-is. When I went back to check it again it was already sold. 😜

I might still grab one of those 550s from the Chinese seller. They seem to have quite a few left.

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Reply 30809 of 34167, by Vegge

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Some random stuff I bought over the last few weeks.
Two Socket 4 CPUs, with and without the FDIV bug.

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Some memory and cache.

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And now for the free stuff.
PCI-X SCSI card.

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And an old laptop, Toshiba T1200. Haven't tested it yet though.

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Reply 30810 of 34167, by H3nrik V!

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Vegge wrote:

Some random stuff I bought over the last few weeks.
Two Socket 4 CPUs, with and without the FDIV bug.

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Wow, great condition on those Socket 4's! Congratulations on that find. I wouldn't dare putting coolers on those, with that nice condition of the printing ..

Reply 30811 of 34167, by imi

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xjas wrote:
Repo Man11 wrote:

It looks as though I bought one from the same seller, as mine came in the same sort of case. Not long after buying that one, Ebay informed me that a K6-2+ 533 I had looked at had been relisted at a lower price ($11.45), so I bought that one as well. Which is fine, I have two Socket 7 boards.

^^ Oh YOU bought that 533. I was about to hit the button on it, but chickened out as I'd have to resistor-mod my P5A-B in order to get it to run properly, and couldn't decide if I felt like going to that level of messing-around on a system that's running great as-is. When I went back to check it again it was already sold. 😜

I might still grab one of those 550s from the Chinese seller. They seem to have quite a few left.

well at least some of those chinese sellers have realized these are collectibles and aren't just scrapping them all... and the prices are somewhat reasonable at least too ^^

Reply 30812 of 34167, by FAMICOMASTER

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I bought a boxed memory expansion card a while back and it came in yesterday. It's a full height, full length 16-bit ISA card and it will give 640K with 4164s and 2.5M with 41256s. Of course, it's fully populated with 41256s!

I don't know anything about it, however, I can't even find record of this board. I can find a few mentions of Cheetah, but never this card itself. It didn't come with manuals or diskettes, and the box is very plain aside from the Cheetah logos. Would love to use this in my AT clone!

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Reply 30814 of 34167, by FAMICOMASTER

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oeuvre wrote:

woah that's a dope lookin' card... what're you gonna do with all that cache?!

XMS, not cache. Unless you were talking to the guy with COAST modules, oops.

Reply 30815 of 34167, by Merovign

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And an old laptop, Toshiba T1200. Haven't tested it yet though.

The T1200, like most early Toshibas, *MAY* requires a working battery to start up. *Or* you can wire around the battery - basically the charger *just* charges the battery.

Some of them (like mine) seem to and some don't - maybe the ones that don't are T1200 XLs?

Luckily C-cell nicads are still available, so you can make one pretty cheap. The batteries tend to leak but IIRC they are in a plastic tub so if it was stored flat it shouldn't have leaked onto the motherboard.

IIRC also they have a barrel-type CMOS battery which may have leaked.

Here's a manual if you haven't found it yet: http://www.minuszerodegrees.net/manuals/Toshi … ce%20Manual.pdf

Reply 30816 of 34167, by Zero_sugar

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Pretty happy to find these today. Geforce256 work as far as I can tell. The Quadro4, on the other hand, does not post. Both of the top caps show damage. Not bad for digging them out of a bin.

Reply 30817 of 34167, by dionb

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Merovign wrote:
The T1200, like most early Toshibas, *MAY* requires a working battery to start up. *Or* you can wire around the battery - basica […]
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And an old laptop, Toshiba T1200. Haven't tested it yet though.

The T1200, like most early Toshibas, *MAY* requires a working battery to start up. *Or* you can wire around the battery - basically the charger *just* charges the battery.

Some of them (like mine) seem to and some don't - maybe the ones that don't are T1200 XLs?

Luckily C-cell nicads are still available, so you can make one pretty cheap. The batteries tend to leak but IIRC they are in a plastic tub so if it was stored flat it shouldn't have leaked onto the motherboard.

IIRC also they have a barrel-type CMOS battery which may have leaked.

Here's a manual if you haven't found it yet: http://www.minuszerodegrees.net/manuals/Toshi … ce%20Manual.pdf

I have one of those too. Not been able to get it working yet, even after attempting to fake a battery in there. Unfortunately the casing is in very bad shape (plastic just crumbles), but would very much like to get it running, its HardRAM is a feature I'd love to play around with. It actually has three separate batteries - the main one, the CMOS one and a third keeping the HardRAM powered.

Reply 30818 of 34167, by derSammler

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You can simply connect a PSU to the battery terminals. That's what I did on mine when I got it and did a first test.

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These are more curiosities for a project than solutions I'll use, as they're outclassed by other heatsinks on their respective platforms:

Thermaltake Silent Tower circa 2004

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Thermaltake V1 circa 2008. Much older brother to the Zalman CNPS 6000cu.

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