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Reply 34801 of 36605, by MCGA

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I bought these 3 years ago, well a friend did. He finally had a chance to visit.

Everything is new old stock. 😀

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Reply 34802 of 36605, by EvieSigma

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I sure hope that 5200 is a full on 128-bit "Ultra" card. I don't think they made a 128MB version of the ultra-gimped base 5200 though so you're probably safe.

Reply 34803 of 36605, by ODwilly

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EvieSigma wrote on 2020-06-25, 00:34:

I sure hope that 5200 is a full on 128-bit "Ultra" card. I don't think they made a 128MB version of the ultra-gimped base 5200 though so you're probably safe.

I have 2 Dell OEM 128mb fx 5200's that Im 99% sure are 64bit. Could be wrong, il have to throw one in a machine and check!

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Retro PC: Soyo P4S Dragon, 3gb ddr 266, 120gb Maxtor, Geforce Fx 5950 Ultra, SB Live! 5.1

Reply 34804 of 36605, by EvieSigma

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ODwilly wrote on 2020-06-25, 00:44:
EvieSigma wrote on 2020-06-25, 00:34:

I sure hope that 5200 is a full on 128-bit "Ultra" card. I don't think they made a 128MB version of the ultra-gimped base 5200 though so you're probably safe.

I have 2 Dell OEM 128mb fx 5200's that Im 99% sure are 64bit. Could be wrong, il have to throw one in a machine and check!

Interesting! I have a 128MB GeForce 4MX in my Gateway Pentium 4 box, I guess some of these OEMs contracted higher VRAM but otherwise cheap cards for their computers.

Reply 34805 of 36605, by HanJammer

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luckybob wrote on 2020-06-24, 22:10:

Removeable IDE drives the conenct via USB?

What sorcery is this?

Google Tandon PAC 286 - such things were in use in the 80s too! And this Tandon PAC had the drive trays motorized - drives called Personal Data PACs were slid out of their bays by electric motors.

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Reply 34806 of 36605, by ODwilly

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EvieSigma wrote on 2020-06-25, 01:42:
ODwilly wrote on 2020-06-25, 00:44:
EvieSigma wrote on 2020-06-25, 00:34:

I sure hope that 5200 is a full on 128-bit "Ultra" card. I don't think they made a 128MB version of the ultra-gimped base 5200 though so you're probably safe.

I have 2 Dell OEM 128mb fx 5200's that Im 99% sure are 64bit. Could be wrong, il have to throw one in a machine and check!

Interesting! I have a 128MB GeForce 4MX in my Gateway Pentium 4 box, I guess some of these OEMs contracted higher VRAM but otherwise cheap cards for their computers.

It's funny because the first one I got in a random $5 bag of cards at Goodwill and the second one came in a Dimension 4600 I picked up from a family friend that was dumping it.

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Reply 34807 of 36605, by MCGA

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EvieSigma wrote on 2020-06-25, 00:34:

I sure hope that 5200 is a full on 128-bit "Ultra" card. I don't think they made a 128MB version of the ultra-gimped base 5200 though so you're probably safe.

Not sure. On the box it says 64/128 memory interface, and then there's another blurb about a 128-bit studio quality floating point precision through the entire graphic pipeline.

Originally I asked my friend if he could pick up the SB Live, as it was 5 bucks. When he texted back later, he had all 3 boxes for that price. 😀

Reply 34809 of 36605, by bjwil1991

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Bought a SAAYM (2x Philips SAA-1099 chips + Yamaha YM-2151 and YM-3012 Stereo DAC) ISA sound card from TexElec, aka, the CMS/GameBlaster Clone + Yamaha YM-2151 (found in Sharp PCs, Arcade/Pinball, and keyboards of the 1980's).

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Pics to follow once I receive the card.

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Reply 34810 of 36605, by Deksor

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Good lord that's a motherlode of librettos 😮

... and yet even 8 of them don't take that much room x)

What do you plan to do with them ?

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Reply 34811 of 36605, by hejluxom

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Deksor wrote on 2020-06-25, 09:43:

Good lord that's a motherlode of librettos 😮

... and yet even 8 of them don't take that much room x)

What do you plan to do with them ?

Quite unsure, probably will not keep them, as they need love and care since they are not in their primes. Any good ideas?

Reply 34814 of 36605, by HanJammer

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2020-06-25, 08:44:

Not retro, yet modern for retro machines: SAAYM (2x Philips SAA-1099 chips + Yamaha YM-2151 and YM-3012 Stereo DAC) ISA sound card from TexElec, aka, the CMS/GameBlaster Clone + Yamaha YM-2151 (found in Sharp PCs, Arcade/Pinball, and keyboards of the 1980's).

You are wrong 😀
This is definition of retro hardware which is a new hardware stylized/designed like an old hardware. And it's for vintage computers and not for retro computers (which are modern machines bearing reassemblance to old machines - ie. C64 Mini is a retro computer).

Anyway great purchase! I would want one for myself but price is a bit too steep for me.

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Reply 34815 of 36605, by andrea

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hejluxom wrote on 2020-06-25, 10:11:
Deksor wrote on 2020-06-25, 09:43:

Good lord that's a motherlode of librettos 😮

... and yet even 8 of them don't take that much room x)

What do you plan to do with them ?

Quite unsure, probably will not keep them, as they need love and care since they are not in their primes. Any good ideas?

Mix and match parts to get a few working better-looking ones and sell the others for parts?

Also I'm gonna leave this here:
http://www.silverace.com/libretto/overclocking.html

Reply 34816 of 36605, by OSkar000

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I just unpacked a nice little surprise here 😀

Got it cheap on an online auction and it was what I hoped for. Bad descriptions at auctions can be good sometimes...

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Athlon/K7 650, Asus K7M (the board I wanted 20 years ago), Matrox G400 and SoundBlaster Live.

Should probably put it in a better case and put a better GPU in it but close to perfect from the beginning 😀

Reply 34818 of 36605, by bjwil1991

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The one thing I need to figure out is how the AMD CPU is a wee bit close to the side of the PSU. That drives me crazy, but at the same time, that system is really nice.

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Reply 34819 of 36605, by HanJammer

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2020-06-25, 16:54:

The one thing I need to figure out is how the AMD CPU is a wee bit close to the side of the PSU. That drives me crazy, but at the same time, that system is really nice.

Definitely will have overheating issues. I had to move my Athlon 600 back in the day from similar case to Enlight 7237 because of this. Or you can replace the PSU with something more recent with 120mm fan on the bottom which will solve the problem...

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