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Reply 34900 of 35098, by kepstin

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boxpressed wrote on 2020-06-17, 17:09:

Nice! Is that a miro OPL4 card? Would love to know which OPL4 cards have DOS drivers.

In many cases the OPL4 is connected to a PCM/SoundBlaster compatible sound chip on the board as a wavetable device, so it's accessible through an MPU-401 compatible interface, no special dos drivers needed. I have a system with an OPL3-SA3 + OPL4, and it's set up like that - and works nicely in dos using UNISOUND to configure the SB Pro emulation.

Reply 34901 of 35098, by PC Hoarder Patrol

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This weeks local pickup (same seller)

A Supermicro P6DGU + 2 x 1000EB P3s + 2GB PC133R + Matrox Millenium G400 32MB.

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I already have a GX-based dual board from my Data General Aviion server (L440GX+) but it lacks Coppermine & AGP (slot) support. Although the 1000EBs only run at 750MHz stock (7.5 x 100) the bios does have some OC options to up the FSB all the way to 133MHz though I'm not sure I'd risk that long-term. Slot 1 1000Es for dual running are rare & pricey and although the board will happily run a single skt 370 1000/256/100 in a slotket, it mainly refuses to run both (I did try with the MSI 6905 Masters from my P2B-DS and all my other dual-capable slotkets) - something Supermicro were aware of as their support mentions only one unnamed slotket as working in dual mode with these boards.

This was the board I was after but was also offered this to sweeten the deal

A Compaq Deskpro EP board (BX) + 700MHz slot 1 Coppermine + 512MB PC133 + Matrox Millenium G400 16MB.

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Reply 34904 of 35098, by 386SX

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Today I found this untested mainboard, great looking, old battery becoming to leak acid but still on a single metal point and I'll desolder it today. The board model says UB433-DAVE Rev 1.1 the chipset is an ALi 1429 and built around 1994, 256Kbyte L2 20ns cache, 30 pin ram sockets, "AMIBIOS 486DX ISA BIOS 1993" and there's a metal marking name it E119697 on the back of the mobo PCB ..still have to test it, probably will not even work but have someone some equivalent manual/layout known for this?
I've alread searched online, few info with the same questions and still no schematics or jumpers manual found.

EDIT: I found that the Ami identifier number of the bios (read online should be this "40-0212-001235...") tells it should be built by the Formosa Industrial Computing, isn't it simply the FIC company? Still no more info about it and many jumpers on the mainboard.

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Reply 34905 of 35098, by MKT_Gundam

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kolderman wrote on 2020-07-01, 00:18:
MKT_Gundam wrote on 2020-06-30, 23:42:

I got a V3 3000 AGP and a GF point of Veiw GT240 1gb 128bit model (https://www.techpowerup.com/108492/point-of-v … 40-accelerators). Both untested, costing 5 dollars each one.
Is the GT 240 "useful" for xp games unitl 2005?

A v3 for $5 is a steal. It appears the GT240 will handle XP games OK, although I prefer a GTX2/5 series: https://www.techpowerup.com/review/axle-gefor … -gt-240/18.html

The gt 240 at least is better than my old 64bit gt610.
I planning use it on my am3 sempron / or celeron 420 for a xp rig just for late and demanding win 98 and early XP games.

Reply 34907 of 35098, by Intel486dx33

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Cyrix Reveal Math Co-processor

Its rated at 25mhz and I am going to pair it with an AMD 386sx-33mhz.

Should be okay right ?

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Reply 34908 of 35098, by chrismeyer6

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PC Hoarder Patrol wrote on 2020-07-01, 04:46:
chrismeyer6 wrote on 2020-07-01, 04:13:

I have that same supermicro board and it's great. Super stable and great performance.

Do you have a spec of your system, Thx?

Dual P3 850mhz
1 gig ram
GeForce 2 ti
SB Live! 5.1
9 9.5 gig Seagate 7200 rpm Scsi drives in raid 5
2x WD 120 gig ata 133 drives 1 has windows 2000 sp4 the 2nd has XP Pro sp3
Pci ata 133 controller card
Intel pro 1gig Ethernet card
2x DVD burners ide
Zip 100 drive
850 watt seasonic modular pay
Generic gamer window case from 2005 when I first built the system
4x aerocool DS 120mm fans

It's a awesome system and I love using it. Sadly I haven't used it in over a year and it's currently stored with our other stuff in my in-laws basement.
Once we finish our basement and I have my own area I'll have all my systems setup.

I'm pretty sure that's the full specs. Next time we're at my in-laws I'll double check the hardware.

Reply 34909 of 35098, by 386SX

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386SX wrote on 2020-07-01, 10:20:

Today I found this untested mainboard, great looking, old battery becoming to leak acid but still on a single metal point and I'll desolder it today. The board model says UB433-DAVE Rev 1.1 the chipset is an ALi 1429 and built around 1994, 256Kbyte L2 20ns cache, 30 pin ram sockets, "AMIBIOS 486DX ISA BIOS 1993" and there's a metal marking name it E119697 on the back of the mobo PCB ..still have to test it, probably will not even work but have someone some equivalent manual/layout known for this?
I've alread searched online, few info with the same questions and still no schematics or jumpers manual found.

EDIT: I found that the Ami identifier number of the bios (read online should be this "40-0212-001235...") tells it should be built by the Formosa Industrial Computing, isn't it simply the FIC company? Still no more info about it and many jumpers on the mainboard.

As suspected the board doesn't boot but cpu, cache, vga warm up.. I've no ISA debug cards but until I find some jumper table for this is difficult to say. No traces are damaged, already desoldered the battery and under it everything is more than ok.
I was looking at the TMC PAT48AV-1.40 a similar board, different layout but clearly the same general configuration but jumpers are different even if it's the most aproximately similar mb I've found online.. I changed both cpu, vgas, ram but I just left the cache for now..

Reply 34910 of 35098, by imi

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so... I haven't posted a lot here lately... been saving up for a few bigger purchases for once ^^

not one... but two Commodore machines and my very first Amiga :3c

a Commodore PC10-III together with a beautiful green phosphor MDA screen, the screen has a surprisingly long afterglow
my phone camera doesn't do the green justice, it's a prettier shade IRL, less yellow-ish

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to top it off an original Commodore branded Cherry MX Keyboard with one of the weirdest layouts I have seen ^^

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and the single most expensive retro-purchase I have made so far, after many unsuccessful attempts of getting an Amiga 500 I just went ahead and got an Amiga 2000 instead :3
also recently bought a Microvitec Autoscan monitor that supports 15Khz perfect for the Amiga :3

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not only that though, also stumbled upon this Amiga Cherry MX Keyboard as well at the same time, the case is strikingly similar to the PC keyboard above ^^, and since the 2000 came without any accessories I bit the bullet and just bought it (it wasn't cheap)

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Reply 34911 of 35098, by imi

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...continued...

why was this A2000 so expensive though?

because it has a GVP G-Force 030 accelerator / SCSI controller combo card inside :3
with 68EC030 and 68882 @40Mhz

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and a "MacroSystem DeInterlaceCard" line doubler / flicker fixer with VGA output as well, wouldn't have needed that 15Khz monitor in hindsight, but it's still nice in case I ever decide to win the lottery and get more Amigas ^^

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Reply 34913 of 35098, by devius

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chrismeyer6 wrote on 2020-07-01, 14:32:
9 9.5 gig Seagate 7200 rpm Scsi drives in raid 5 2x WD 120 gig ata 133 drives 1 has windows 2000 sp4 the 2nd has XP Pro sp3 2x D […]
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9 9.5 gig Seagate 7200 rpm Scsi drives in raid 5
2x WD 120 gig ata 133 drives 1 has windows 2000 sp4 the 2nd has XP Pro sp3
2x DVD burners ide
Zip 100 drive

Needs more drives 😆

Reply 34915 of 35098, by MMaximus

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imi wrote on 2020-07-01, 15:49:
so... I haven't posted a lot here lately... been saving up for a few bigger purchases for once ^^ […]
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so... I haven't posted a lot here lately... been saving up for a few bigger purchases for once ^^

not one... but two Commodore machines and my very first Amiga :3c

a Commodore PC10-III together with a beautiful green phosphor MDA screen, the screen has a surprisingly long afterglow
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Great haul! Is the monitor a 76bm13? I've been looking for one of these for a while now. Somehow they don't have a DB-9 connector at the back, do they?

Congratulations on the Amiga as well - very nice machine!

Reply 34916 of 35098, by imi

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thank you, yes, 76BM13/00E it has a DIN connector on the back, but luckily the DB9 to DIN cable was included
unfortunately there are markings and paint scratched into the top of the case, going to have to clean that up somehow, probably going to have to sand that off.

there was another keyboard included with the same markings ruining the case, but the pretty Cherry MX keyboard luckily only had ink markings that did get a bit into the plastic though and needed some persuasion to come off... so there's a bit brighter spot on the top left now but no damage to the texture really and it's barely noticable.

Wolfus wrote on 2020-07-01, 16:01:

Congratulations to your first Amiga 🙂 Long live the queen!

haha, time to slide into the bottomless pit of spending on amiga stuff now... I'm still missing a mouse before I can do anything though ^^
I seem to have a hundred different mice, but not a single Amiga mouse apparently ^^

Reply 34917 of 35098, by Wolfus

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imi wrote on 2020-07-01, 16:45:

haha, time to slide into the bottomless pit of spending on amiga stuff now... I'm still missing a mouse before I can do anything though ^^
I seem to have a hundred different mice, but not a single Amiga mouse apparently ^^

I use PS2 adapter and optical mouse. To be period correct, I still keep my original Escom A1200 mouse in drawer 🙂

Reply 34918 of 35098, by PC Hoarder Patrol

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chrismeyer6 wrote on 2020-07-01, 14:32:
Dual P3 850mhz 1 gig ram GeForce 2 ti SB Live! 5.1 9 9.5 gig Seagate 7200 rpm Scsi drives in raid 5 2x WD 120 gig ata 133 drives […]
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PC Hoarder Patrol wrote on 2020-07-01, 04:46:
chrismeyer6 wrote on 2020-07-01, 04:13:

I have that same supermicro board and it's great. Super stable and great performance.

Do you have a spec of your system, Thx?

Dual P3 850mhz
1 gig ram
GeForce 2 ti
SB Live! 5.1
9 9.5 gig Seagate 7200 rpm Scsi drives in raid 5
2x WD 120 gig ata 133 drives 1 has windows 2000 sp4 the 2nd has XP Pro sp3
Pci ata 133 controller card
Intel pro 1gig Ethernet card
2x DVD burners ide
Zip 100 drive
850 watt seasonic modular pay
Generic gamer window case from 2005 when I first built the system
4x aerocool DS 120mm fans

It's a awesome system and I love using it. Sadly I haven't used it in over a year and it's currently stored with our other stuff in my in-laws basement.
Once we finish our basement and I have my own area I'll have all my systems setup.

I'm pretty sure that's the full specs. Next time we're at my in-laws I'll double check the hardware.

A nicely balanced juggernaut 😀

Reply 34919 of 35098, by flupke11

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For all the marketing bovine excrements Intel put out with their P4's, I still like the era, and S478 does have a sweet spot in my collection.

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I still have the Zalman Reserator 1, fully functional. The Abit IC7-Max3, together with the huge case, was sold not long after I moved house beginning of 2006.

It took me a while, but today I finally found an IC7-Max3 again (whee!), with a Northwood 3.2 and a whopping 4*1 GB of RAM.

Time to rebuild that 2005 pc!