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Reply 35680 of 37128, by martinot

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I love the sound of Spanish/French/Italian, but so far I currently only speak Swedish, Norwegian and English (and just a little German).

Would love to learn Spanish/French/Italian in the future (love those countries, and their cuisine) if I can get time and priority for it (and Japanese as well, love that country as well).

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Reply 35681 of 37128, by vetz

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Reply 35682 of 37128, by Xicor

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luismcr wrote on 2020-08-27, 13:14:
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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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Viva,

Chamo-me Luís Rodrigues, sou de Santarém e tenho um EuroPC avariado que não consigo dar com a avaria.
Já perdi imenso tempo com o mesmo e estou quase a desistir de repará-lo.

Pelo que vejo no seu post tem duas placas de diagnóstico para o Euro PC .
Está interessado em vender alguma ou eventualmente alugar uma delas para eu tentar uma ultima tentativa de raparo do mesmo.?

o meu email é lusimcrodrigues@hotmail.com

Com os melhores cumprimentos,
Luís Rodrigues

Hello Luís, I'm going to respond in English so I don't break the rules.

Unfortunately I'm not interested in selling, and I doubt the utility of the card because i think they are intended to test the first variant. The diagnostic cards assumes that the machine maintains a limited capability (that's why they have roms), similarly to the ibm Supersoft/Landmark Diagnostic ROM's (http://www.minuszerodegrees.net/supersoft_lan … dmark%20ROM.htm). In my 2 machines the damage was so sever that they fail to execute.

The second iteration of the euro PC has a lot of differences that may play against :

1 Memory "encoding" (not really but different glued logic) of 640k
2 The "big jim" (cpld of sorts) that controls setup of video modes,joystick/mouse port, and select lines
3 U7 (also cpld of sorts), that I don't have a clue of the function
4 keyboard/reset controller (68705 masked microcontroller in my euro-PC)
5 The Euro-pcII has a strange dc-dc converter onboard

And the most important reason is that I'm still working on a new MB for the Euro-PC (not the II). I will have some goodies coming in the next month that may push to the conclusion of the project. I will create a new topic as soon as I put my Frankenstein of a programmer working correctly to burn the 68705-u3.

Be patient, don't give up! Just to make a new MB I had to check every single via and pad multiple times, and still managed to make some mistakes , but then again, that's how you learn.

Reply 35683 of 37128, by luismcr

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Thanks for reply.

I have some classic computers that i recovered along last 3 years to my personal colection like:
Euro PC I, Sharp MZ700, Oliveti M310, ATARI ST520, Amiga600, Spcetrum ZX81, 48K, 128K +2A and +3, Timex2068, Pong Machine from 1974.

Best regards and thanks for reply.
Luis Rodrigues

Reply 35684 of 37128, by luckybob

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Butt seriously, I was actually going to make a post here without being summoned from my dank liar of memes and old computers. Because...

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Found this nice (but dusty) P3-500 Gateway machine with monitor on Craigslist for free. No idea if it works yet. I normally don't pickup monitors, but the 19" matching monitor looked too nice to pass up. I'll probably get this little beauty roadworthy again and see if someone local wants a dosbox machine.

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

Reply 35686 of 37128, by liqmat

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luckybob wrote on 2020-08-27, 18:52:

Found this nice (but dusty) P3-500 Gateway machine with monitor on Craigslist for free. No idea if it works yet. I normally don't pickup monitors, but the 19" matching monitor looked too nice to pass up. I'll probably get this little beauty roadworthy again and see if someone local wants a dosbox machine.

Sweet cherry pie. Got one just like it about a year ago for $20 minus the CRT. Just needed a little cleanup and it worked like a charm. Yours looks the same, just needs a good cleanup. I'll send the official Gateway restoration CD your way that I imaged for that system. Should make your life a tad easier getting it back to factory default. Mine came out quite nice after cleanup. Gave it to a guy who wanted it for some travels down memory lane.

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Reply 35687 of 37128, by aha2940

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2020-08-27, 23:12:

Free is the best price.

It's even better when someone pays you to "throw their trash" but they do not know that their trash is your treasure 😁

Reply 35689 of 37128, by solidus

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Found 2 desktops for sale on Facebook marketplace today. No real details were posted but I saw that each had dedicated sound cards and GPUs.. so I went for it. One was a Dell Dimension 8000 series and the other was a custom build. Paid $30 total and wound up with all this after gutting:

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No really too retro.. the Dell had a pentium 4 and the custom rig had an Opteron. I got a soundblaster live sound card, a bunch of DVD RWs, 9500GT GPU and what I think is an ATI 9000, motherboard, PSUs, etc. Not bad for $30.

Ive been wanting to build up a decent parts bin for tinkering so these will go nicely with some test builds

Reply 35690 of 37128, by devius

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You know that feeling that you don't have enough ISA network cards?

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Reply 35691 of 37128, by Mut

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Bought two Cyrix 5x86 on local flea market for next to nothing.

The IBM one the pins are completely darkned and I nedd to find a away to clean then.

The Cyrix one has 1 pin missing, luckily is a VSS pin.

Both are working.

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Reply 35693 of 37128, by solidus

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Mut wrote on 2020-08-28, 21:24:
Bought two Cyrix 5x86 on local flea market for next to nothing. […]
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Bought two Cyrix 5x86 on local flea market for next to nothing.

The IBM one the pins are completely darkned and I nedd to find a away to clean then.

The Cyrix one has 1 pin missing, luckily is a VSS pin.

Both are working.

Flea market + Cyrix CPUs... thats something I dont ever expect to find. My flea markets are awful

Reply 35695 of 37128, by mastergamma12

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solidus wrote on 2020-08-28, 19:39:
Found 2 desktops for sale on Facebook marketplace today. No real details were posted but I saw that each had dedicated sound car […]
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Found 2 desktops for sale on Facebook marketplace today. No real details were posted but I saw that each had dedicated sound cards and GPUs.. so I went for it. One was a Dell Dimension 8000 series and the other was a custom build. Paid $30 total and wound up with all this after gutting:

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No really too retro.. the Dell had a pentium 4 and the custom rig had an Opteron. I got a soundblaster live sound card, a bunch of DVD RWs, 9500GT GPU and what I think is an ATI 9000, motherboard, PSUs, etc. Not bad for $30.

Ive been wanting to build up a decent parts bin for tinkering so these will go nicely with some test builds

Very nice

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(The Tuala-Bus) Pentium III-S 1.4ghz, AWE64G+Audigy 2 ZS, Voodoo5 5500, Chieftec Dragon Rambus rig

The Final Lan Party (My New Windows Xp/7 rig) (Core i7 980x, GTX 480,DFI Lanparty UT X58-T3eH8,)

Reply 35696 of 37128, by gdjacobs

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Artex wrote on 2020-08-22, 22:14:
Hello friends! So, a few days back I provided a sneak preview of some of the goodies I've recently picked up. It's been an abs […]
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Hello friends! So, a few days back I provided a sneak preview of some of the goodies I've recently picked up. It's been an absolutely crazy few weeks where I've acquired some pretty cool stuff.

So first, let's start with 3Dfx (oh, how I LOVE 3Dfx!).. The first is the set of 4x Quantum3D Obsidian2 SB200 cards... WITH FANS. These are the pro versions of the X-24 "SLI on a card" .. cards... are hard to come by by themselves, but then finding them with the optional cooling fan is even more insane. All of these tested just fine and are in pristine condition.

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But wait, there's more..

I then found a 125Mhz (i.e. GREEN) version of the Quantum3D Obsidian2 200SBi. This is the later, faster version of the 100Mhz Memory 200SBi single-planar card and is 1/4th of a 3Dfx Mercury Brick. Check out that beast-mode heatsink!
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And then this popped up and hurt the wallet a bit ....(gulp). BUT, it's complete (software and Medusa Cable) and in great shape so I couldn't pass it up.

3DFX Voodoo2 (x2) - Quantum3D Obsidian2 X-24 24MB PCI (Complete) (Boxed) (1998)

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3DFX Banshee - Gainward Dragon 4000 (ICUVGA-GW816D) 16MB AGP (Boxed) (1998)

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How about a bare 8-bit Ad Lib ISA (1987)?!

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ATI Rage 128 GL - ATI Rage Fury 32MB AGP (NOS) (1999) ... just cuz it's kinda cool and I already have a sealed Rage Fury MAXX.

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Creative CT2760 (Sound Blaster AWE32) ISA (Boxed) (1994) (Who doesn't love a CT2760!?)

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Ensoniq SoundScape OPUS - NEC Harmony 1MB Patch ROM ISA (1995) (Don't see these too often, and I do love me some Ensoniq, even if it's the ole 'COW CHIP' Opus wavetable).

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DOMED Case Badges! I just finished some case Retr0brighting projects so it's time to give these a few homes. 😀

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NVIDIA RIVA 128 - Diamond Viper V330 4MB PCI (NV3) (1997) (NOS)

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TSENG ET6000 - STB LightSpeed 128 v1.2 2MB PCI (Boxed) (1996)

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And finally... the Big Kahuna. And the same evening this happened. Coincidence? I think not.

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A Creative CT6200 (3D Blaster VLB) 2MB (*****SEALED*****) (1995)

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Another amazing haul, Artex. Is it weird that I'm thinking about how to go to Milwaukee and invade your basement, like a pilgrimage to see some miraculous relics?

Nah, I'll just stay here and drool over your pictures. 😀

All hail the Great Capacitor Brand Finder

Reply 35698 of 37128, by Artex

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Another amazing haul, Artex. Is it weird that I'm thinking about how to go to Milwaukee and invade your basement, like a pilgrimage to see some miraculous relics?

Thanks! Cheers! 😀

Click [here] to see my collection of retro bliss!
Click [here] to see my "I just gotta have it"' list!
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