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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 35660 of 37137, by Miphee

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Master_Shifu wrote on 2020-08-26, 19:36:

The display fading to black on the other hand... not sure yet where to look, all fuses seem fine so time to dig into the maintenance manuals

Let's hope it's not filled with proprietary components like my Bunker Ramo 2200 terminal.

Reply 35661 of 37137, by HanJammer

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flupke11 wrote on 2020-08-26, 18:42:

Nice sturdy case indeed! The insides can be quite a fast Win98 system.

Northwood is 2002 CPU, so calls rather for XP to be period correct build... I doubt I still had 98 in 2002 although I was AMD guy back then and I think I still had Athlon 1GHz (Orion core) CPU...

Check out my AmiBay and eBay for ISA and PCI card, 286/386/486 Pentium motherboards and more.

Reply 35662 of 37137, by CrFr

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I don't know if this is more "junk" than "retro", but I'll post it here anyways 😀 Bought this 2006 MacBook for five euros 😁 I don't really care for Intel macs, but at this price, it was cheap enough to buy for no reason. Maybe I'll use it as MP3 jukebox in my garage workshop or something.

It has 1.83GHz Core 2 Duo, 512MB RAM, 60GB hard drive. To my surprise, it seems to work perfectly fine. I don't have a charger for it, but the battery had 10% charge, which allowed me to take a look around. All previous owner's stuff is still there. Some people really don't seem to care what happens to their data, when they get rid of their old computers.

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Reply 35663 of 37137, by H3nrik V!

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liqmat wrote on 2020-08-26, 19:28:

My winter project this year will be getting two ALR 6x6 servers up and running and see how well Doom runs on them. 🤣

You really, really need to make a thread for that 😎

Please use the "quote" option if asking questions to what I write - it will really up the chances of me noticing 😀

Reply 35664 of 37137, by HanJammer

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CrFr wrote on 2020-08-26, 20:50:

I don't know if this is more "junk" than "retro" (...) Maybe I'll use it as MP3 jukebox (...)

Junkbox ;]

Check out my AmiBay and eBay for ISA and PCI card, 286/386/486 Pentium motherboards and more.

Reply 35665 of 37137, by debs3759

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liqmat wrote on 2020-08-26, 19:28:

VERY nice sir!!! I look forward to seeing the restore project. Of course Vcfed folks will probably be able to help you with it along the way. My winter project this year will be getting two ALR 6x6 servers up and running and see how well Doom runs on them. 🤣

You might find this article on CPUShack.com useful. It's in several parts, but describes in detail how the writer got the same system running, so it may be useful when you ned to troubleshoot problems.

http://www.cpushack.com/2019/01/12/mini-mainf … rver-from-1997/

Reply 35666 of 37137, by liqmat

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H3nrik V! wrote on 2020-08-26, 20:59:

You really, really need to make a thread for that 😎

I will over at VCF. I mostly lurk and do light commenting here nowadays.

debs3759 wrote on 2020-08-26, 21:06:

You might find this article on CPUShack.com useful. It's in several parts, but describes in detail how the writer got the same system running, so it may be useful when you ned to troubleshoot problems.

http://www.cpushack.com/2019/01/12/mini-mainf … rver-from-1997/

Yeah, I'm familiar with the link as mentioned in another thread of mine. I mostly am good to go. I'm going to have fun with it, do a few videos and we'll see where it goes from there. One nice side benefit about that Wang and these ALRs as winter projects is the heat they give off.

Reply 35667 of 37137, by bjwil1991

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Bought a Toshiba T2400CT on eBay (only bidder). Unfortunately, the photos aren't showing up on eBay, which is sad since I would love to see what's under the hood since it can take an optional sound card.

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Systems from C64 to FX-6300.

Reply 35668 of 37137, by Montaron

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EvieSigma wrote on 2020-08-26, 19:55:
imi wrote on 2020-08-26, 16:38:

I wish there was more purple hardware ^^

I miss the old PNY "Verto" video cards with the bright purple PCB. Those were cool.

New user here but long time lurker! Really glad I found vogons as to be frank my faith in modern PC games shook my appreciation of PCs as a whole. My retro collecting started a few years ago, it didn't take long to realise you need to cast your net out far or in unlikely places for some of the more desirable goods.

Anyway hopefully I can satisfy your lust for PNY Purple/Pink PCBs and prove the existence of a fabled card or two at the same time! It's a Japanese brand which is still gong I think but these are most likely PNY cards

I give you a FX5600 XT PCI 128MB (believe it to be 64bit but tbc)

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FX5700 LE PCI 128MB (FX5700 PCI !! , probably 64bit though but tbc)

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Both have aftermarket coolers attached. They were destined for keeping NEC PC 98 series machines that lacked AGP going a tad longer.

Ye already be disturbed; now leave me be. Yer company be toil enough as is.

Reply 35669 of 37137, by Montaron

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And..the top dog FX5700V 256MB PCI (Believed to 128Bit)

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Sellers pic, not yet arrived.

Looking forward to testing them all in 33mhz and 66mhz slots on a Tualatin machine!

Ye already be disturbed; now leave me be. Yer company be toil enough as is.

Reply 35671 of 37137, by H3nrik V!

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liqmat wrote on 2020-08-26, 23:42:
H3nrik V! wrote on 2020-08-26, 20:59:

You really, really need to make a thread for that 😎

I will over at VCF. I mostly lurk and do light commenting here nowadays.

vcfed.org?

Need to get me a profile, then 🤣

Please use the "quote" option if asking questions to what I write - it will really up the chances of me noticing 😀

Reply 35672 of 37137, by martinot

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Got this package yesterday 😀

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Reply 35673 of 37137, by Mut

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CrFr wrote on 2020-08-26, 20:50:

Some people really don't seem to care what happens to their data, when they get rid of their old computers.

Recently I bought a very old compaq Pentium MMX notebook on a flea market with all the the data on the 2GB hard drive, discovered that the notebook belonged to a famous writer/musician married with a famous actress here in Brazil 😜

Erased every thing anyway.

Reply 35674 of 37137, by luismcr

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Xicor wrote on 2019-09-27, 17:15:
Managed to pickup this goodies : […]
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Managed to pickup this goodies :

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A DRAM tester, and a very good at it. The cool thing is that it has a NEC v20 inside ....

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"don't turn it on, take it a part"..... Had to, 110v tranny had to be replaced.

Also a ultra rare diagnostics card for Schneider Euro-PC .... maybe 2 of them of different test types :

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A PSU for Schneider EuroPC .... in good condition:

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MOD action: translated to English with Google Translate:

My name is Luís Rodrigues, I'm from Santarém and I have a broken EuroPC that I can't deal with.
I've already lost a lot of time with it and I'm almost giving up on repairing it.

From what I see in your post you have two diagnostic cards for the Euro PC.
Are you interested in helping me out so I can try one last attempt to get it working?

my email is luismcrodrigues@hotmail.com

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Reply 35675 of 37137, by imi

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that post is a year old, you'll have better luck contacting that user directly if you need help.

also it'd be nice to everyone to use the common forum language ^^, you can just use google translate.

Reply 35676 of 37137, by dirkmirk

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Awesome Montaron!!!!!

You will have to install rivatuner and find out the specs for those cards, I thought INNO3D was the only company that made pci FX5600s.

Where did you find those cards?

I'm huge into pci graphic cards, I'm in the process of putting together a Athlon MP 2600(Barton) system together on the mpx chipset for 66mhz pci, with a voodoo 5500 Mac edition.

Great stuff!

Reply 35677 of 37137, by luismcr

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Xicor wrote on 2019-09-27, 17:15:
Managed to pickup this goodies : […]
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Managed to pickup this goodies :

Sim_Check.jpg

A DRAM tester, and a very good at it. The cool thing is that it has a NEC v20 inside ....

Sim_Check_02.jpg
"don't turn it on, take it a part"..... Had to, 110v tranny had to be replaced.

Also a ultra rare diagnostics card for Schneider Euro-PC .... maybe 2 of them of different test types :

EuroPc_diag_mod2.0.jpg

EuroPc_diag.jpg

A PSU for Schneider EuroPC .... in good condition:

EuroPc_PSU.jpg

My name is Luís Rodrigues, I'm from Santarém and I have a broken EuroPC that I can't deal with.
I've already lost a lot of time with it and I'm almost giving up on repairing it.

From what I see in your post you have two diagnostic cards for the Euro PC.
Are you interested in selling one or possibly renting one of them so I can try one last attempt to get it.?

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Reply 35678 of 37137, by liqmat

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H3nrik V! wrote on 2020-08-27, 07:13:
liqmat wrote on 2020-08-26, 23:42:
H3nrik V! wrote on 2020-08-26, 20:59:

You really, really need to make a thread for that 😎

I will over at VCF. I mostly lurk and do light commenting here nowadays.

vcfed.org?

Need to get me a profile, then 🤣

Yeah, I'm sure Luckybob will do his own ALR 6x6 build thread eventually as he has two himself from the haul. There is one member here who bought one off of me super cheap, but they are having post problems due to possible power issues. I delivered it to them in my car because I was going cross country, here in the U.S., and just happened to be going near their neck of the woods. So I have two left of the five that were saved. I have no interest in keeping them and will eventually get them good homes for cheap. No way am I shipping them though. I looked into that for a few people and it's rather expensive as you can imagine (the bare bones case approaches 45kg). Plus, getting them to their destination without damage would be challenging. I certainly don't want to deal with a "I want my money back because it got damaged in the mail" scenario. I am just on the road too much to own something this cumbersome, but I am still happy I was able to rescue them.

Reply 35679 of 37137, by Montaron

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imi wrote on 2020-08-27, 01:48:

and PCI too :0

Yeah should give a bit flexibility for a multi use retro machine I hope 😀

dirkmirk wrote on 2020-08-27, 13:14:
Awesome Montaron!!!!! […]
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Awesome Montaron!!!!!

You will have to install rivatuner and find out the specs for those cards, I thought INNO3D was the only company that made pci FX5600s.

Where did you find those cards?

I'm huge into pci graphic cards, I'm in the process of putting together a Athlon MP 2600(Barton) system together on the mpx chipset for 66mhz pci, with a voodoo 5500 Mac edition.

Great stuff!

Thanks!! I have a NEC PC 98 machine and looked at what the options are to max it out. I discovered the brand that had been keeping PC 98 fans happy called Kurouto Shikou (they also made the Change-AGP2PCI device).

Took a longgg time before they turned up on Mecari and Yahoo auctions but nabbed them along with a... Albatron 8600GT PCI which is probably pointless but it might rock with OC and 66Mhz 🤣.
Shipping was a bit expensive via a proxy.

Outstanding, I have a similar system that needs a recap based on the IWILL MPX2. Put one of these and Voodoo 4/5 in the 66Mhz slots leaving AGP for another graphics API or XP card 😁

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Ye already be disturbed; now leave me be. Yer company be toil enough as is.