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Reply 33620 of 38820, by devius

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imi wrote on 2020-04-28, 10:11:

thank you :3

this will go nicely with my Hercules ProphetView 920DVI... going to have to make a build around that with a Hercules 9800Pro ^^ gotta get some Hercules speakers too. any other suggestions? x3

Watch 1995's Hercules show while you do all that.

Reply 33621 of 38820, by dave343

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SodaSuccubus wrote on 2020-04-27, 20:02:
How has shipping and parcels arriving been for you fellow Vogoners? Mail systems are backed up to hell here in Canada due to C […]
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How has shipping and parcels arriving been for you fellow Vogoners?
Mail systems are backed up to hell here in Canada due to Covid-19 and everyone seems to be a bit paranoid as to weather things are gonna arrive or not.

Had a bit of free coin and picked up a few 486 items, including a nice Lucky-Star 5x86 Combo. Allready bought a Cirrus Logic for my existing VLB board, but i thought i'd pickup a PCI mobo while at it.
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I know the 'bay is probably the worst place to get good deals on 486, but sometimes one sees something cool and caves ;-;

As a fellow Canadian I feel your pain dealing with Canada Post... took over 1 month to received my ATX to AT adapter that was shipped USPS Priority from New Orleans to Toronto. USPS was super fast, took less than a week to move from New Orleans to Canada with lots of updates. Once it hit Canada Post, no updates, and took weeks.
Anyways, curious where did you order the 486/PCI board and CPU combo from on eBay? Most of those I find on eBay are either in Eastern Europe, Ukraine etc... and I’m worried about ordering anything from there, mind you the prices are pretty good, but also there seems to be many Quebec sellers on eBay selling 486 boards but for over $200 Cnd!

Reply 33622 of 38820, by LHN91

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dave343 wrote on 2020-04-28, 15:31:
SodaSuccubus wrote on 2020-04-27, 20:02:
How has shipping and parcels arriving been for you fellow Vogoners? Mail systems are backed up to hell here in Canada due to C […]
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How has shipping and parcels arriving been for you fellow Vogoners?
Mail systems are backed up to hell here in Canada due to Covid-19 and everyone seems to be a bit paranoid as to weather things are gonna arrive or not.

Had a bit of free coin and picked up a few 486 items, including a nice Lucky-Star 5x86 Combo. Allready bought a Cirrus Logic for my existing VLB board, but i thought i'd pickup a PCI mobo while at it.
5x86.png
I know the 'bay is probably the worst place to get good deals on 486, but sometimes one sees something cool and caves ;-;

As a fellow Canadian I feel your pain dealing with Canada Post... took over 1 month to received my ATX to AT adapter that was shipped USPS Priority from New Orleans to Toronto. USPS was super fast, took less than a week to move from New Orleans to Canada with lots of updates. Once it hit Canada Post, no updates, and took weeks.
Anyways, curious where did you order the 486/PCI board and CPU combo from on eBay? Most of those I find on eBay are either in Eastern Europe, Ukraine etc... and I’m worried about ordering anything from there, mind you the prices are pretty good, but also there seems to be many Quebec sellers on eBay selling 486 boards but for over $200 Cnd!

Don't know how good they are yet (I haven't ordered anything as of yet) but this place in Hamilton seems to exist: http://www.legacycomputersnparts.com/catalog/

Reply 33623 of 38820, by Daniël Oosterhuis

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Forgot to post about this little system I got last week. Truth be told, I bought it mainly for the case, and most of this system will likely be re-built into different systems (with this case likely housing a 486 if repairs on my LS-486E go well), but it's a nice set of hardware regardless. Using the seller's pictures here, so the minor error in the card specs aren't mine!

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It's a Pentium 120 Socket 7 system, with I believe 64MB of RAM, on a FIC PA-2002 board. It has a Matrox Millenium P650 64MB PCI video card, a modem card, Seagate Medalist HDD, 3.5" floppy drive, Hitachi CDR-7730 CD-ROM drive, and for some reason a Goldstar Prime 2C (the same model I got another one of, that I posted about in here last week). No idea why, this board doesn't need it at all, but it'll make a nice spare, so I don't mind having it. Finally, there's the sound card, which is what I believe to be the Miss Melody, an ES688F based sound card with real OPL3. Well, in this case those LS-2x2 clone chips, but real FM synthesis nonetheless. It might go into my hopefully future 386DX40 build, as I think its features, compatibility and real FM synth lends itself well in such a system.

I really like this case, and its three digit display will make nicely for the Am486DX4-100, if and when I get the LS-486E board fixed, and see if I can figure out the display jumpers 😉

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Reply 33626 of 38820, by Cyrix200+

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Daniël Oosterhuis wrote on 2020-04-28, 17:13:
Forgot to post about this little system I got last week. Truth be told, I bought it mainly for the case, and most of this system […]
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Forgot to post about this little system I got last week. Truth be told, I bought it mainly for the case, and most of this system will likely be re-built into different systems (with this case likely housing a 486 if repairs on my LS-486E go well), but it's a nice set of hardware regardless. Using the seller's pictures here, so the minor error in the card specs aren't mine!

wApPKfq.jpg?1
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It's a Pentium 120 Socket 7 system, with I believe 64MB of RAM, on a FIC PA-2002 board. It has a Matrox Millenium P650 64MB PCI video card, a modem card, Seagate Medalist HDD, 3.5" floppy drive, Hitachi CDR-7730 CD-ROM drive, and for some reason a Goldstar Prime 2C (the same model I got another one of, that I posted about in here last week). No idea why, this board doesn't need it at all, but it'll make a nice spare, so I don't mind having it. Finally, there's the sound card, which is what I believe to be the Miss Melody, an ES688F based sound card with real OPL3. Well, in this case those LS-2x2 clone chips, but real FM synthesis nonetheless. It might go into my hopefully future 386DX40 build, as I think its features, compatibility and real FM synth lends itself well in such a system.

I really like this case, and its three digit display will make nicely for the Am486DX4-100, if and when I get the LS-486E board fixed, and see if I can figure out the display jumpers 😉

Don't get rid of the case badge, I've been wanting one of those myself also. I think the seller also is a retro computer fan!

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Reply 33627 of 38820, by gdjacobs

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Daniël Oosterhuis wrote on 2020-04-28, 17:13:
Forgot to post about this little system I got last week. Truth be told, I bought it mainly for the case, and most of this system […]
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Forgot to post about this little system I got last week. Truth be told, I bought it mainly for the case, and most of this system will likely be re-built into different systems (with this case likely housing a 486 if repairs on my LS-486E go well), but it's a nice set of hardware regardless. Using the seller's pictures here, so the minor error in the card specs aren't mine!

wApPKfq.jpg?1
DoWtcrH.jpg?1
HVtwdEv.jpg

It's a Pentium 120 Socket 7 system, with I believe 64MB of RAM, on a FIC PA-2002 board. It has a Matrox Millenium P650 64MB PCI video card, a modem card, Seagate Medalist HDD, 3.5" floppy drive, Hitachi CDR-7730 CD-ROM drive, and for some reason a Goldstar Prime 2C (the same model I got another one of, that I posted about in here last week). No idea why, this board doesn't need it at all, but it'll make a nice spare, so I don't mind having it. Finally, there's the sound card, which is what I believe to be the Miss Melody, an ES688F based sound card with real OPL3. Well, in this case those LS-2x2 clone chips, but real FM synthesis nonetheless. It might go into my hopefully future 386DX40 build, as I think its features, compatibility and real FM synth lends itself well in such a system.

I really like this case, and its three digit display will make nicely for the Am486DX4-100, if and when I get the LS-486E board fixed, and see if I can figure out the display jumpers 😉

Matrox never made the Millenium or Millenium 2 with 64 mb of RAM. The Matrox P650 is a Parhelia GPU intended to compete with Geforce 4x00 GPUs. If it is, in fact, a Parhelia then you've got a nice little unicorn.
https://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/l … ries/p650lppci/

All hail the Great Capacitor Brand Finder

Reply 33628 of 38820, by nhattu1986

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got this dual slot 1 board from oversea proxy service, the capacitor look okay but the brand (D.S) sound fishy for me so i will recap it in the future.
seller say this is not tested, board is a little damaged in transit but it work just fine

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Reply 33629 of 38820, by PC Hoarder Patrol

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nhattu1986 wrote on 2020-04-28, 18:52:

got this dual slot 1 board from oversea proxy service, the capacitor look okay but the brand (D.S) sound fishy for me so i will recap it in the future.
seller say this is not tested, board is a little damaged in transit but it work just fine

Nice 😀

According to Wims Bios site, it's a Tekram board

https://web.archive.org/web/20000622091149/ht … oduct=P6B40D-A5

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Reply 33630 of 38820, by cyclone3d

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gdjacobs wrote on 2020-04-28, 18:42:
Daniël Oosterhuis wrote on 2020-04-28, 17:13:
Forgot to post about this little system I got last week. Truth be told, I bought it mainly for the case, and most of this system […]
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Forgot to post about this little system I got last week. Truth be told, I bought it mainly for the case, and most of this system will likely be re-built into different systems (with this case likely housing a 486 if repairs on my LS-486E go well), but it's a nice set of hardware regardless. Using the seller's pictures here, so the minor error in the card specs aren't mine!

wApPKfq.jpg?1
DoWtcrH.jpg?1
HVtwdEv.jpg

It's a Pentium 120 Socket 7 system, with I believe 64MB of RAM, on a FIC PA-2002 board. It has a Matrox Millenium P650 64MB PCI video card, a modem card, Seagate Medalist HDD, 3.5" floppy drive, Hitachi CDR-7730 CD-ROM drive, and for some reason a Goldstar Prime 2C (the same model I got another one of, that I posted about in here last week). No idea why, this board doesn't need it at all, but it'll make a nice spare, so I don't mind having it. Finally, there's the sound card, which is what I believe to be the Miss Melody, an ES688F based sound card with real OPL3. Well, in this case those LS-2x2 clone chips, but real FM synthesis nonetheless. It might go into my hopefully future 386DX40 build, as I think its features, compatibility and real FM synth lends itself well in such a system.

I really like this case, and its three digit display will make nicely for the Am486DX4-100, if and when I get the LS-486E board fixed, and see if I can figure out the display jumpers 😉

Matrox never made the Millenium or Millenium 2 with 64 mb of RAM. The Matrox P650 is a Parhelia GPU intended to compete with Geforce 4x00 GPUs. If it is, in fact, a Parhelia then you've got a nice little unicorn.
https://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/l … ries/p650lppci/

The P650 and P750 were branded Millenium - They are Parhelia based but with only a 128-bit instead of a 256-bit memory bus:
https://icrontic.com/article/matrox_millenniu … deo_card_review

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Reply 33631 of 38820, by Hamby

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While surfing ebay the other day, I stumbled across this rarity: Tandy Deluxe Mouse for the 1000-series (and presumably Color Computer).
I've been trying to figure out a way to kludge together an analog joystick adapter to serve as a mouse connected to my 1000HX's joystick port(s), and then this just appeared on ebay. Wasn't really any more expensive than PC mice, either.

Haven't had a chance to try it out yet, hope to do so tomorrow (I've got Lemmings on 3.5" to play with), once I get the needed driver files installed. Then I'll get Personal Deskmate 2 installed so I can play with it. It's a cute lil thing...

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Reply 33632 of 38820, by gex85

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I finally got the chance to acquire a system that comes very close to two of my childhood systems.
It's a Vision Line DT 5/120 by dutch manufacturer Tulip. First PC we had in our home was an Impression Compact with a 486 DX2-66 in a very similar case. Some time later I got a Vision Line DT 5/200 that got decommissioned at my dads work. It must have been one generation newer than the DT that I'm going to get now, because it had a P200 MMX and a different front bezel. Great thing about these machines is that they have VGA, Ethernet and USB on-board and still have three free expansion slots.

I have been looking for one of these machines for a very long time and have finally found one. It was listed as "pick up only", but I could convince the seller to ship it - now I just hope it survives shipping. Price was 30€ + shipping, very cheap given the amount of nostalgia attached to it 😄

Here are some photos that the seller took for me - needs a thorough cleaning and a good scrub with baking soda but otherwise it seems in good condition, apart from some yellowing on the top and a missing hard drive. Let's hope it works. It gets shipped tomorrow and should arrive at my doorstep within a few days.

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Some other goodies I received within the last few days:

  • M-Audio Delta 24/96 "audiophile" audio interface card
  • Terratec DMX 6fire 24/96 complete with front panel
  • Fujitsu-branded Freecom Traveller 24x CD-ROM with PCMCIA connector
  • A total of four Diamond Monster 3D II Voodoo 2 12MB cards for various builds, three of them working, one not (yet)
  • Two P3 coppermine 1000 MHz CPUs, one 100 MHz FSB variant and one 133 MHz
  • A GTX 285 and some RAM for my late 2008 / early 2009 build

1992 - i486DX2-66 // 1997 - P1-233 MMX // 1998 - P2-350 // 2000 - P3-650 // 2001 - Athlon 1400 // 2003 - Athlon XP 3200+ // 2008 - Xeon E5450 // 2015 - Xeon E3-1240v5

Reply 33633 of 38820, by Nvm1

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boxpressed wrote on 2020-04-26, 23:16:

I bought this NOS ASUS MediaBus VGA/Audio card without even owning a MediaBus motherboard. It's just so strange that I had to have it for my collection: S3 Vision868 and Creative Vibra16 (and OPL3) on the same card. Maybe one day I'll build a system around it.

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I have this card and the motherboard that fits it, but I somehow cannot find a mediabus 2.0 card with sound+vga for one of my mediabus 2.0 motherboards.. and that is kinda frustrating.

Reply 33634 of 38820, by gatorrea

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Today I got these pci cards

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Fist s3 vision in my collection

and agp cards

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The 6600 gt has bulged caps

... that, my liege is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped.

Reply 33635 of 38820, by devius

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Got a nice little IBM Thinkpad T41p in great condition for free:

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Also came with the docking station and an official IBM adapter to use a 2.5" HDD in the optical drive bay:

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Reply 33636 of 38820, by brostenen

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gex85 wrote on 2020-04-28, 19:39:
I finally got the chance to acquire a system that comes very close to two of my childhood systems. It's a Vision Line DT 5/120 b […]
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I finally got the chance to acquire a system that comes very close to two of my childhood systems.
It's a Vision Line DT 5/120 by dutch manufacturer Tulip. First PC we had in our home was an Impression Compact with a 486 DX2-66 in a very similar case. Some time later I got a Vision Line DT 5/200 that got decommissioned at my dads work. It must have been one generation newer than the DT that I'm going to get now, because it had a P200 MMX and a different front bezel. Great thing about these machines is that they have VGA, Ethernet and USB on-board and still have three free expansion slots.

I have been looking for one of these machines for a very long time and have finally found one. It was listed as "pick up only", but I could convince the seller to ship it - now I just hope it survives shipping. Price was 30€ + shipping, very cheap given the amount of nostalgia attached to it 😄

Here are some photos that the seller took for me - needs a thorough cleaning and a good scrub with baking soda but otherwise it seems in good condition, apart from some yellowing on the top and a missing hard drive. Let's hope it works. It gets shipped tomorrow and should arrive at my doorstep within a few days.

tulip2.jpg
tulip4.jpg

Some other goodies I received within the last few days:

  • M-Audio Delta 24/96 "audiophile" audio interface card
  • Terratec DMX 6fire 24/96 complete with front panel
  • Fujitsu-branded Freecom Traveller 24x CD-ROM with PCMCIA connector
  • A total of four Diamond Monster 3D II Voodoo 2 12MB cards for various builds, three of them working, one not (yet)
  • Two P3 coppermine 1000 MHz CPUs, one 100 MHz FSB variant and one 133 MHz
  • A GTX 285 and some RAM for my late 2008 / early 2009 build

Uhhh... A meat-machine.... No seriously, we had a slaughterhouse here in Denmark, that was named Tulip. 😳
You know... Tulip bacon, Tulip spam and so on. Else. I love that machine you got. Good catch.

EDIT:
Just to demonstrate..... Whenever I see such a machine I get hungry. (Wonder why?)

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

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Reply 33637 of 38820, by brostenen

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Bought my self two MOS 6526 CIA chips.

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

My blog: http://to9xct.blogspot.dk
My YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brostenen

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Reply 33638 of 38820, by 2Mourty

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Very nice devius I love old thinkpads. My wife wishes I didn't have so many. Did the t41p every have an ips display option or did that start with the t42?

Reply 33639 of 38820, by babtras

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"New" 486 arrived for my birthday yesterday. Epson ActionNote 650 (Epson branded Compal TS30A). Cyrix 486DX2-50.
It fills the vacant slot in my wishlist for a 486 and is up and running with the least amount of effort of any retro PCs I've done lately.
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