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Reply 33180 of 34254, by Artex

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-03-29, 08:55:

Artex posts and I hate life. The usual stuff.

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Reply 33181 of 34254, by rikukos

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Nice stuff on the previous page!

As it is advisable to spend more time indoors due to recent circumstances I too decided to make the best of this opportunity and perform some upgrades for my PS/2 Model 55SX (kidding..)

New BIOS chips for my "Old Spock" e. g. IBM SCSI w/cache adapter to enable support beyond 1GB and, proprietary SIMMs for upgrading to 2MB cache.

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Terminator to the internal 50-pin card-edge. This truly was a difficult part to find (or then I looked in all the wrong places..)

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I knew Reply had some complete planar (mainboard) upgrade kits for Model 55SX but, as CPU is soldered to the board, I assume not many CPU upgrade kits were ever made for this specific model. However, apparently at least this one made by IBM existed, though.

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Mathco can be added but it needs to be a 33Mhz variant.

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Some non-IBM stuff..This is a NOS Tekram(?) cache controller card.

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.WAVjammer PCMCIA sound card (sealed)..what I've read it's decent.

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Reply 33183 of 34254, by lolo799

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rikukos wrote on 2020-03-29, 22:30:
.WAVjammer PCMCIA sound card (sealed)..what I've read it's decent. […]
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.WAVjammer PCMCIA sound card (sealed)..what I've read it's decent.

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It's only one of the best best pcmcia sound cards around...

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Reply 33184 of 34254, by bjwil1991

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And for older laptops that don't have integrated sound is a plus or for those laptops with crappy integrated sound, such as Crystal audio.

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Reply 33185 of 34254, by Horun

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rikukos wrote on 2020-03-29, 22:30:

Nice stuff on the previous page!

Some non-IBM stuff..This is a NOS Tekram(?) cache controller card.

Nice ! That brings back some good memories.

Hate posting a reply and have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor. 🤣

Reply 33187 of 34254, by bjwil1991

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Welcome fellow RDRAM P4 board member. Got one myself and it has 768MB RDRAM (Socket 423, sadly, might get a 423 to 478 and install a P4 2.4GHz CPU in it for a Windows 98SE or XP system) and supports AGP pro cards (once the 6-pin AT connection is established).

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Reply 33188 of 34254, by kolderman

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2020-03-30, 06:46:

Welcome fellow RDRAM P4 board member. Got one myself and it has 768MB RDRAM (Socket 423, sadly, might get a 423 to 478 and install a P4 2.4GHz CPU in it for a Windows 98SE or XP system) and supports AGP pro cards (once the 6-pin AT connection is established).

I actually would have liked 423 for it's notorious place in history. They seem even rarer. And the 4 dimms/rimms in this one come to a grand total of 256mb. Which is fine for win98 which it will run.

Reply 33189 of 34254, by wiretap

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Snagged a Commodore 1084S-D2 this morning off Ebay for $89 + shipping. The green is not working, but it should be an easy fix. Overall physical condition looks to be great from the seller pictures. Very minimal yellowing, few scratches/dings, and the bottom front door is still there. It should be here in 2 or 3 days since it is shipping from relatively close by.

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Reply 33190 of 34254, by dionb

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Typical - less common old parts are like buses: you wait for ever for one to come along, then two arrive at once 😜

I've been messing around with an incredibly tempramental ECS VL486E for over a year and a half, but after getting it working 6 months ago it died on me again. I'd pretty much given up on it and had been looking for any remotely affordable EISA system since then. On a whim I gave it one last bash this weekend and actually got it fully working at last yesterday. Today, what turns up locally but a huge full-AT Micronics 80486 ASIC EISA 50MHz. Untested but NIB apparently. I definitely don't need two 486 EISA systems, but given how much 'fun' I'm having with the ECS board I wouldn't mind a plan B, so did a lowball offer on the off chance. It got accepted, so in a few days I should have an impressive pic to share. Worst-case it's dead, but there's no battery installed on the board, so the biggest concern isn't there, just a few tantalum caps that might prove explosive in their old age...

Reply 33191 of 34254, by brostenen

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One of these kit's.... Bought the 466-board.
https://www.tindie.com/products/bobsbits/sixt … 4-replica-pcbs/

Came across it by chance, and I have always wanted to build my own, using as new parts as possible.
So... Yeah.... A bit of soldering/building in the future. 😁

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

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Reply 33192 of 34254, by brostenen

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wiretap wrote on 2020-03-30, 14:03:
Snagged a Commodore 1084S-D2 this morning off Ebay for $89 + shipping. The green is not working, but it should be an easy fix. O […]
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Snagged a Commodore 1084S-D2 this morning off Ebay for $89 + shipping. The green is not working, but it should be an easy fix. Overall physical condition looks to be great from the seller pictures. Very minimal yellowing, few scratches/dings, and the bottom front door is still there. It should be here in 2 or 3 days since it is shipping from relatively close by.

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Sweet bongo of the congo, it is in nice condition....
I think it was that model Commodore used in their ad's for 1200's, 600's and 4000's

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

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001100 010010 011110 100001 101101 110011

Jah ich will trynen... Die Leute wie macht scheisse in dem Grünen.

Reply 33193 of 34254, by wirerogue

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kolderman wrote on 2020-03-30, 06:08:

First p4 rdram mobo

i was a little bit disappointed with my rdram.
the surface was not as hot as the warnings seemed to imply. 8-(

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Reply 33194 of 34254, by luckybob

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Found this on craigslist for the cost of gas:

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Don't know if it works yet. Got it from what looked like the original owner. He told me it worked, but sometimes you need to reseat the cpu card to get it going. Something that should be easy to fix. The origional craigslist ad only listed the cpu, monitor, and manuals. The disks and printer were a very welcome bonus. I'm thinking about retrobrite-ing it this summer, with a full tuneup.

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Reply 33197 of 34254, by CoffeeOne

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dionb wrote on 2020-03-30, 22:42:

Typical - less common old parts are like buses: you wait for ever for one to come along, then two arrive at once 😜

I've been messing around with an incredibly tempramental ECS VL486E for over a year and a half, but after getting it working 6 months ago it died on me again. I'd pretty much given up on it and had been looking for any remotely affordable EISA system since then. On a whim I gave it one last bash this weekend and actually got it fully working at last yesterday. Today, what turns up locally but a huge full-AT Micronics 80486 ASIC EISA 50MHz. Untested but NIB apparently. I definitely don't need two 486 EISA systems, but given how much 'fun' I'm having with the ECS board I wouldn't mind a plan B, so did a lowball offer on the off chance. It got accepted, so in a few days I should have an impressive pic to share. Worst-case it's dead, but there's no battery installed on the board, so the biggest concern isn't there, just a few tantalum caps that might prove explosive in their old age...

Interesting, sounds like the mainboard that I have in my 2nd 486 machine. It's external 25MHz, so with a DX/2 50 CPU? Maybe it can be changed to 33MHz.
Waiting for the pictures when you got it 😀

Reply 33198 of 34254, by dionb

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CoffeeOne wrote on 2020-03-31, 22:40:

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Interesting, sounds like the mainboard that I have in my 2nd 486 machine. It's external 25MHz, so with a DX/2 50 CPU? Maybe it can be changed to 33MHz.
Waiting for the pictures when you got it 😀

Yes, I spotted your topic. Sellers vague pics look like exactly the same board (with obscure Micronics Local Bus and all). If it's only DX2/50, not DX/50, that board is asking for a little crystal upgrade 😉

Reply 33199 of 34254, by appiah4

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luckybob wrote on 2020-03-31, 22:32:
Found this on craigslist for the cost of gas: […]
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Found this on craigslist for the cost of gas:

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Don't know if it works yet. Got it from what looked like the original owner. He told me it worked, but sometimes you need to reseat the cpu card to get it going. Something that should be easy to fix. The origional craigslist ad only listed the cpu, monitor, and manuals. The disks and printer were a very welcome bonus. I'm thinking about retrobrite-ing it this summer, with a full tuneup.

Time to catch that deal!

And COVID-19!

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