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Reply 35980 of 36690, by alienmannequin

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Have been meaning to post these for many years. Anyone have an idea of what they are?

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There were a couple of 4 mb PCMCIA flash cards in the lot, which I took out and used for my 200lx and WinCE PDA, but these don't appear to fit any slots that I have.

Reply 35981 of 36690, by Cyrix200+

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alienmannequin wrote on 2020-09-15, 08:06:
Have been meaning to post these for many years. Anyone have an idea of what they are? […]
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Have been meaning to post these for many years. Anyone have an idea of what they are?

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There were a couple of 4 mb PCMCIA flash cards in the lot, which I took out and used for my 200lx and WinCE PDA, but these don't appear to fit any slots that I have.

The IBM one is this: http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/IC_DRAM_Card . Not sure about the others.

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Reply 35982 of 36690, by imi

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yeah the IBM ones are not PCMCIA compatible, the other "DRAM" cards might be third party RAM cards for IBM, see if they have the same staggered pin layout.

some of the others are probably just flash cards, what PCMCIA was originally created for ^^ just think of them as "oversized CF cards"

Reply 35983 of 36690, by Intel486dx33

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alienmannequin wrote on 2020-09-15, 08:06:
Have been meaning to post these for many years. Anyone have an idea of what they are? […]
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Have been meaning to post these for many years. Anyone have an idea of what they are?

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There were a couple of 4 mb PCMCIA flash cards in the lot, which I took out and used for my 200lx and WinCE PDA, but these don't appear to fit any slots that I have.

The BIG rectangular ones are DRAM expansion cards for OLD IBM thinkpads.
They increase the memory on the thinkpads.

They fit inside the bottom of the thinkpad. You flip open the keyboard to access the internals.

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Reply 35984 of 36690, by pete8475

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TheMobRules wrote on 2020-09-15, 07:30:

On that little board however, only the top PCI slot would be inaccessible in an mATX case, and generally you won't use more than 1 or 2 PCI slots on a 486. But I believe some customizations will be required for the standoffs and the keyboard connector as those probably won't line up.

Fair enough, I can see that working if you're willing to drill some holes for new stand-off locations. You can also buy a blank i/o shield on ebay and cut a new hole for the AT keyboard connector in that.

Reply 35985 of 36690, by HanJammer

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Some stuff that arrived today...

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For sale (2019.12.01 - new items!!!): 8088, 286 stuff | 386, 486 stuff | Socket 5-8 stuff | Old HDDs and 5.25" FDDs

Reply 35986 of 36690, by HanJammer

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And this nice ASUS motherboard with SCSI interface

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For sale (2019.12.01 - new items!!!): 8088, 286 stuff | 386, 486 stuff | Socket 5-8 stuff | Old HDDs and 5.25" FDDs

Reply 35987 of 36690, by wiretap

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pete8475 wrote on 2020-09-15, 05:38:
wiretap wrote on 2020-09-14, 23:31:

I know, it's perfection. 🤣 I love small motherboards for some reason. I should be able to put this in a small mATX case. I've been wanting to do a reverse sleeper 486 DX4 build in a nice Lian Li or Silverstone case.

Unfortunately I think you'll find that AT boards don't fit in mATX cases very well.

It will definitely fit. I only need use of 1 PCI slot.

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Reply 35988 of 36690, by pentiumspeed

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alienmannequin wrote on 2020-09-15, 08:06:
Have been meaning to post these for many years. Anyone have an idea of what they are? […]
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Have been meaning to post these for many years. Anyone have an idea of what they are?

20200915-174814-1.jpg

There were a couple of 4 mb PCMCIA flash cards in the lot, which I took out and used for my 200lx and WinCE PDA, but these don't appear to fit any slots that I have.

Compaq used that in LTE 386s/20, LTE LITE series and LTE ELITE series.
Toshiba older models used this type as well.

Best to sell these on ebay so people can expand their classic notebooks.

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Reply 35990 of 36690, by aha2940

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Intel486dx33 wrote on 2020-09-15, 11:31:
The BIG rectangular ones are DRAM expansion cards for OLD IBM thinkpads. They increase the memory on the thinkpads. […]
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alienmannequin wrote on 2020-09-15, 08:06:
Have been meaning to post these for many years. Anyone have an idea of what they are? […]
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Have been meaning to post these for many years. Anyone have an idea of what they are?

20200915-174814-1.jpg

There were a couple of 4 mb PCMCIA flash cards in the lot, which I took out and used for my 200lx and WinCE PDA, but these don't appear to fit any slots that I have.

The BIG rectangular ones are DRAM expansion cards for OLD IBM thinkpads.
They increase the memory on the thinkpads.

They fit inside the bottom of the thinkpad. You flip open the keyboard to access the internals.

@Intel486dx33 is that pic yours? that seems like a thinkpad 360C / Ce, correct? if so: do you happen to have the original restore diskettes for it?

Reply 35991 of 36690, by Vaudane

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Today the PSU for my pentium III system arrived. I originally ordered an Aopen 300W psu, but it got lost in the post. The seller sent a replacement FSP unit, the FSP300-60PNA.

Is this any good? It feels fairly solid but I've only ever heard FSP are crap in a can.

Reply 35992 of 36690, by H3nrik V!

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HanJammer wrote on 2020-09-15, 14:01:

Some stuff that arrived today...

The ELSA card, is that a flippable ISA/EISA?

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

Reply 35993 of 36690, by appiah4

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Vaudane wrote on 2020-09-15, 14:53:

Today the PSU for my pentium III system arrived. I originally ordered an Aopen 300W psu, but it got lost in the post. The seller sent a replacement FSP unit, the FSP300-60PNA.

Is this any good? It feels fairly solid but I've only ever heard FSP are crap in a can.

AOpen used to order their ATX PSUs from FSP. FSP's own PSU's are usually even better (They have Active PFC).

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Reply 35994 of 36690, by Vaudane

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-09-15, 15:05:
Vaudane wrote on 2020-09-15, 14:53:

Today the PSU for my pentium III system arrived. I originally ordered an Aopen 300W psu, but it got lost in the post. The seller sent a replacement FSP unit, the FSP300-60PNA.

Is this any good? It feels fairly solid but I've only ever heard FSP are crap in a can.

AOpen used to order their ATX PSUs from FSP. FSP's own PSU's are usually even better (They have Active PFC).

That explains why it looks so similar then.

Just cracked it open and... oh dear.

Every single capacitor is bulging and leaking (even the chonky primary side caps), the casing of a power resistor has cracked and flaked off after electrolyte has been dripping on it.

At least your message gives me faith that recapping it is a more worthwhile fate than the bin...

Reply 35995 of 36690, by pete8475

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wiretap wrote on 2020-09-15, 14:09:

It will definitely fit. I only need use of 1 PCI slot.

Yep, you will definitely have to move some standoffs though, drilling a few holes shouldn't be a big deal if you take the time to mark the new locations. Also the AT keyboard connector won't be in the standard spot so you'll need to cut a hole in a blank i/o cover or just leave that open at the back of the case.

Reply 35996 of 36690, by wiretap

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pete8475 wrote on 2020-09-15, 15:15:
wiretap wrote on 2020-09-15, 14:09:

It will definitely fit. I only need use of 1 PCI slot.

Yep, you will definitely have to move some standoffs though, drilling a few holes shouldn't be a big deal if you take the time to mark the new locations. Also the AT keyboard connector won't be in the standard spot so you'll need to cut a hole in a blank i/o cover or just leave that open at the back of the case.

Yea it should be pretty simple, I've done standoffs before in places that needed them. For the I/O shield, I will just 3D print one, once I find out where the DIN connector lands.

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Reply 35997 of 36690, by pete8475

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wiretap wrote on 2020-09-15, 15:27:

Yea it should be pretty simple, I've done standoffs before in places that needed them. For the I/O shield, I will just 3D print one, once I find out where the DIN connector lands.

Post pics when you do, I'd love to see this machine up and running.

Reply 35998 of 36690, by Xicor

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As Dr Farnsworth would say :

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I just received a beautiful waverider 32 sound card by Aztech. Sadly only the card @ a price I'm ashamed to tell.

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Love this card, it was my first wavetable capable, and it was a blast, in particular playing Descent.

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