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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 30880 of 33310, by imi

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appiah4 wrote:

I also fail to understand why this is a less acceptable way of posting images.

disregarding the fact that removing images can break the context of a lot of threads, most image hosting services are bloated to oblivion and not very resource friendly, and then there's the issue with loads of advertising trackers and the like being included as well.

I always like when forums include the option to directly upload images for these reasons.

on topic: I just got a box full of new socket 7 coolers and AT-extension cables 😀
also some PCI and AGP risers for experimenting with compact builds.

Reply 30881 of 33310, by appiah4

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I may post it here but it is still my photo and my content and I like control over whether I want it to be online or not, so *shrug*..

I was running short on CF-IDE adapters, by the way. 😎

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Reply 30882 of 33310, by Benetton93

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Not posted here in a while. Anyways, recently i bought a IBM Thinkpad R31. I'm not quite into laptops, but i love design of retro IBM products. And... i planned sooner or later to get one of these.
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It's quite good for retrogaming, since there's Pentium III-1133, graphics provided by Intel 830MG. That means i can play games that was released till 2002-2003.
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The only problem with it - there's no MIDI music in DOS games (however, Sim City 2000 plays MIDI songs just fine). And there's also dead battery, but whatever. DVD-drive and HDD (30Gb) works great. But i prefer to drop games and applications from my main PC via ethernet. 😎

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Reply 30883 of 33310, by Warlord

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may want to look into docking station for your thinkpad, IBM usually supplied PCI slots and on very old think pads ISA slots in docking stations. I have a slectadock 2 for my 770x and it has pci and isa slots, on my t41 and t43 I have a newer dock that has 1 pci slot inside. You can add a real sound card then and even add a voodoo. 😵

Reply 30884 of 33310, by oeuvre

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Reply 30885 of 33310, by Horun

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Nice laptop and vid card ! All I could find of value in the last few days at the thrifts stores was a MS original Intellimouse (Serial and PS/2 compat w/adapter), a box of unopened Sony 5.25" HD floppies and a NSHL468 ethernet cable tester. $12 total but last month got a Leading Edge DC-2014 XT KB for $5 works perfectly. Just not much good stuff in my area..

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Reply 30886 of 33310, by henryVK

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Horun wrote:

Nice laptop and vid card ! All I could find of value in the last few days at the thrifts stores was a MS original Intellimouse (Serial and PS/2 compat w/adapter), a box of unopened Sony 5.25" HD floppies and a NSHL468 ethernet cable tester. $12 total but last month got a Leading Edge DC-2014 XT KB for $5 works perfectly. Just not much good stuff in my area..

Which MS mouse was the first to be officially called "IntelliMouse", though?

I was wondering that the other day because I kept seeing people refer to these (which I love and have two of) or the first MS scrollwheel ones as IntelliMouse. I got this one in the 2000's and it was sold as a IntelliMouse 1.1...

Reply 30887 of 33310, by gex85

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henryVK wrote:
Horun wrote:

Nice laptop and vid card ! All I could find of value in the last few days at the thrifts stores was a MS original Intellimouse (Serial and PS/2 compat w/adapter), a box of unopened Sony 5.25" HD floppies and a NSHL468 ethernet cable tester. $12 total but last month got a Leading Edge DC-2014 XT KB for $5 works perfectly. Just not much good stuff in my area..

Which MS mouse was the first to be officially called "IntelliMouse", though?

I was wondering that the other day because I kept seeing people refer to these (which I love and have two of) or the first MS scrollwheel ones as IntelliMouse. I got this one in the 2000's and it was sold as a IntelliMouse 1.1...

Wikipedia has all the details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IntelliMouse

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Reply 30889 of 33310, by gex85

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henryVK wrote:

Cheers! Don't know how I overlooked that.

You're welcome 😉

By the way, on eBay US a new listing popped up with someone selling Pentium III 1GHz (100 MHz FSB) CPUs for a very reasonable price of just about 20$ each. He seems to have about 50 pcs in stock: 123622660677
If shipping wasn't so expensive to Europe, I would have hit "Buy it now" within seconds 😁
Maybe an interesting opportunity for those of you located in the US, these things don't show up too often, let alone at this price point.

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Reply 30891 of 33310, by twilliamc

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I purchased my childhood computer in an unknown condition. An HP Pavilion 5010. Unfortunately the motherboard appears to be toast (ebay seller said it powered on but had not post). The ISA modem had a nice black spot on it that must have made it back to the board killing it. Thankfully this replacement motherboard was available on eBay and posts just fine. Maybe I will get around to attempting a repair on the old board...

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Reply 30893 of 33310, by Xicor

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In the past days I received a couple of treats, namely a Simcheck adapter for plcc/soj Dram and a pair of GTX690. Probably these graphics cards are not yet vintage for my definition but surely matches some hardware vendors ("Vintage products are those that have not been manufactured for more than 5 and less than 7 years ago"). Nevertheless, time will make it so.

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At last, but not the least, managed to save a cool computer from the scrap yard, it has a Acorp 5ALI61 Mobo paired with a AMD K6-II 450 AFX. After replacing the leaking capacitors it sprigged back to life 😎

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I'm thinking that it may be a good candidate to pair with my voodoo banshee.

Reply 30894 of 33310, by liqmat

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Xicor wrote:

...a pair of GTX690. Probably these graphics cards are not yet vintage for my definition but surely matches some hardware vendors ("Vintage products are those that have not been manufactured for more than 5 and less than 7 years ago"). Nevertheless, time will make it so.

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Yeah, those have a great industrial look to them actually. Thumbs up.

Reply 30895 of 33310, by cyclone3d

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Ooooh, nice. I've been wanting to get a couple GTX 690 but the prices are just too high to justify it.

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Reply 30896 of 33310, by Vynix

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cyclone3d wrote:

Ooooh, nice. I've been wanting to get a couple GTX 690 but the prices are just too high to justify it.

There's a guy in Scunthorpe who's selling some for roughly 50 bucks or so, but they appear to be non-functional. I'll grab one soon enough just for shit and giggles for my collection.

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Reply 30897 of 33310, by Xicor

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Vynix wrote:
cyclone3d wrote:

Ooooh, nice. I've been wanting to get a couple GTX 690 but the prices are just too high to justify it.

There's a guy in Scunthorpe who's selling some for roughly 50 bucks or so, but they appear to be non-functional. I'll grab one soon enough just for shit and giggles for my collection.

I was thinking that I overpaid @ 75€ a pop, but taking in account the crazy market outhere and the fully functional state of those 2 gorgeous beast, I jumped to the deal. Buyer's remorse, but not really, I will have a bunch of fun rigging a 4 way SLI 😀

Reply 30899 of 33310, by Merovign

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Xicor wrote:

In the past days I received a couple of treats, namely a Simcheck adapter for plcc/soj Dram and a pair of GTX690. Probably these graphics cards are not yet vintage for my definition but surely matches some hardware vendors ("Vintage products are those that have not been manufactured for more than 5 and less than 7 years ago"). Nevertheless, time will make it so.

It's kind of funny to think about it, but a few years after quantum computing takes off, perhaps, almost everything people have now will be "instant vintage." It will take a little while for that to happen, depending on the economics of the situation. And how long it takes people to make usable software for them...