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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 36080 of 36638, by imi

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Hezus wrote on 2020-09-20, 17:34:

Second one is a NEC XR385, which is a Yahama DB60XG clone. 4 mb of gorgeous MIDI soundfonts! Going to have some fun trying this in several games that support it.

awesome ^^
definitely a good box

Reply 36082 of 36638, by SpectriaForce

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Moarr S462 goodness

NOS PC CHIPS M811

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(that disclaimer at the bottom 🤣)

NOS MSI KT4 Ultra

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NOS Asus A7N266-C

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All these S462 will be recapped as far as needed (already made a inventory).

I sell 'ridiculously expensive' retro hardware to people like you. I feel sorry for that.

Reply 36083 of 36638, by SpectriaForce

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NOS Asus MEW (socket 370 PPGA only + PCI only)

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Quality board from 1999 with Japanese capacitors.

I'm not sure yet whether I'm going to pair this with a PCI FX5500, MX4000 or even a Voodoo2.

NOS PATA HDD and CPU

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I sell 'ridiculously expensive' retro hardware to people like you. I feel sorry for that.

Reply 36085 of 36638, by Horun

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Nice mobo's ! All I found this weekend was some 1.44Mb floppy disks. Box of 50 for $6.50 (was half off yellow tag price). Odd thing is the side label says 1995 and 7/95-S/H, wonder if they are that old or TDK just kept using same box style for a long time....
Anyway, you can not have too much media for vintage gear 😀

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Hate posting a reply and have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor. 🤣 Second computer a 286 12Mhz with real IDE drive ! After that came 386, 486, Pentium, P.Pro and everything after....

Reply 36086 of 36638, by darry

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As mentioned in another thread, I ordered a NOS OEM AWE64 Value (CT4520) to test whether the craptastic line-out noise performance on mine is typical or if I have an outlier .

My CT4520 unit has low volume pulsing noise (probably below -60dB, I did not measure) on line-out which my CT4520 CT4500 does not .

EDIT: Edited for clarity and to correct typos . My original post made no sense .

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Reply 36087 of 36638, by Horun

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darry wrote on 2020-09-21, 00:26:

As mentioned in another thread, I ordered a NOS OEM AWE64 Value (CT4520) to test whether the craptastic line-out noise performance on mine is typical or if I have an outlier .

My unit has low volume pulsing noise (probably below -60dB, I did not measure) on line-out which my CT4520 does not .

Which card is "My unit" ? Hope new one works ok. Have read there are some variants of the ct4520, some were worse than the earlier 4380 that it replaced.

Hate posting a reply and have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor. 🤣 Second computer a 286 12Mhz with real IDE drive ! After that came 386, 486, Pentium, P.Pro and everything after....

Reply 36088 of 36638, by EvieSigma

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Horun wrote on 2020-09-20, 00:56:
EvieSigma wrote on 2020-09-20, 00:28:
You certainly don't find 2400bps Hayes modems at Goodwill very often. Of course the annoying 9VAC power supply is missing, thoug […]
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You certainly don't find 2400bps Hayes modems at Goodwill very often. Of course the annoying 9VAC power supply is missing, though.

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Nice ! Yes Goodwill is bad at not keeping the AC adapter with the unit intended (so they can get a few extra $ selling it separate). Did you look over the shelves to see if it was in with cables and stuff ?
I keep my eye out for any external serial modem, have yet to find a decent 2400 but have found a few 28.8 and 33.6

I actually found this in the "Outlet Center" part of the store (along with a pair of Creative branded PC speakers I also grabbed) and while I found what might have been a 25-pin serial cable to go with it (that I didn't buy because I didn't know if it was serial or parallel) I could not find a power supply even after an extensive search.

Reply 36089 of 36638, by pete8475

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Horun wrote on 2020-09-20, 23:25:

Nice mobo's ! All I found this weekend was some 1.44Mb floppy disks. Box of 50 for $6.50 (was half off yellow tag price). Odd thing is the side label says 1995 and 7/95-S/H, wonder if they are that old or TDK just kept using same box style for a long time....
Anyway, you can not have too much media for vintage gear 😀

I remember buying TDK disks in that exact style of box in late 96.

Reply 36090 of 36638, by darry

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Horun wrote on 2020-09-21, 01:56:
darry wrote on 2020-09-21, 00:26:

As mentioned in another thread, I ordered a NOS OEM AWE64 Value (CT4520) to test whether the craptastic line-out noise performance on mine is typical or if I have an outlier .

My unit has low volume pulsing noise (probably below -60dB, I did not measure) on line-out which my CT4520 does not .

Which card is "My unit" ? Hope new one works ok. Have read there are some variants of the ct4520, some were worse than the earlier 4380 that it replaced.

Sorry about that.
I just re-read and corrected my post .
Basically, the CT4520 line-out is crappy. The Ct4500 line-out is much better . The CT4500 has crappy line-in . The CT4520 line-in is better .
I also ran some line-in tests on another CT4520 that I have in another machine . See Noisy AWE64 recording from any input (line in, EMU8000 MIDI, etc) + upcoming AWE64 comparison

Reply 36091 of 36638, by feipoa

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mpe wrote on 2020-09-19, 11:33:
Also arrived today. Micronics-branded dual socket 5 / 430NX. IBM part made by Micronics in full-AT form factor. […]
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Also arrived today. Micronics-branded dual socket 5 / 430NX. IBM part made by Micronics in full-AT form factor.

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I notice the board has two Intel Overdrives. Didn't Intel disable SMP in their overdrives? Or was that just the MMX overdrives?

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Reply 36092 of 36638, by mpe

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feipoa wrote on 2020-09-21, 07:12:
mpe wrote on 2020-09-19, 11:33:
Also arrived today. Micronics-branded dual socket 5 / 430NX. IBM part made by Micronics in full-AT form factor. […]
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Also arrived today. Micronics-branded dual socket 5 / 430NX. IBM part made by Micronics in full-AT form factor.

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I notice the board has two Intel Overdrives. Didn't Intel disable SMP in their overdrives? Or was that just the MMX overdrives?

This is what I am trying to find out 😀 It came with two P90's which is what it was designed for. Those I installed are Socket 5 overdrives which should be close to stock CPUs.

MMX Overdrives don't support SMP. Non-MMX might as there are hints in datasheets saying so.

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Reply 36093 of 36638, by bearking

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I've got this nice kit today for a good price(23 euro incl. shipping)

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Soyo 019R1 mobo with 128 kb cache + Cyrix Cx486DLC-40GP + Cyrix Cx87DLC-40QP + 4 Mb SIMM 30 RAM.
And also this 8-bit multi-i/o card

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Unfortunately, the board is playing dead with me; all the chips are getting warm but still no beep, no video and also nothing on the POST card... only the LED-s are light up.
PS: I've already removed the varta...

Reply 36094 of 36638, by Montaron

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Couldn't wait for Jensen to hurry up baking the next batch of 3000 series cards..

4000 series courtesy of PNY

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

Reply 36095 of 36638, by Horun

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Back to the GW to check for more media and got 150 DVD blanks for $10. They have a shelf full of unopened various brands DVD+R and some DVD-R for $3 or $4 for 50 packs or $7 or $9 for 100 packs.
The little 25 packs were also $3.... Any body need some DVD media for cheap ? These are what I left on the shelf......

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Hate posting a reply and have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor. 🤣 Second computer a 286 12Mhz with real IDE drive ! After that came 386, 486, Pentium, P.Pro and everything after....

Reply 36096 of 36638, by feipoa

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mpe wrote on 2020-09-21, 07:20:
feipoa wrote on 2020-09-21, 07:12:
mpe wrote on 2020-09-19, 11:33:
Also arrived today. Micronics-branded dual socket 5 / 430NX. IBM part made by Micronics in full-AT form factor. […]
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Also arrived today. Micronics-branded dual socket 5 / 430NX. IBM part made by Micronics in full-AT form factor.

DSC_7996-scaled.jpeg

I notice the board has two Intel Overdrives. Didn't Intel disable SMP in their overdrives? Or was that just the MMX overdrives?

This is what I am trying to find out :) It came with two P90's which is what it was designed for. Those I installed are Socket 5 overdrives which should be close to stock CPUs.

MMX Overdrives don't support SMP. Non-MMX might as there are hints in datasheets saying so.

It's a real shame about Intel removing SMP for the MMX overdrives. Please keep me informed about the non-MMX overdrives.

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Reply 36097 of 36638, by Artex

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bearking wrote on 2020-09-21, 22:25:

I've got this nice kit today for a good price(23 euro incl. shipping)

Looks great! I love that gold Cyrix printing on the chip. +15 ns cache +Cyrix FPU +Barrel removal and you're already golden. Make a new thread!

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Reply 36098 of 36638, by Horun

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Artex wrote on 2020-09-22, 00:55:
bearking wrote on 2020-09-21, 22:25:

I've got this nice kit today for a good price(23 euro incl. shipping)

Looks great! I love that gold Cyrix printing on the chip. +15 ns cache +Cyrix FPU +Barrel removal and you're already golden. Make a new thread!

Sweet ! That is a great bargain for everything.

Hate posting a reply and have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor. 🤣 Second computer a 286 12Mhz with real IDE drive ! After that came 386, 486, Pentium, P.Pro and everything after....

Reply 36099 of 36638, by happycube

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Horun wrote on 2020-09-21, 23:37:

Back to the GW to check for more media and got 150 DVD blanks for $10. They have a shelf full of unopened various brands DVD+R and some DVD-R for $3 or $4 for 50 packs or $7 or $9 for 100 packs.
The little 25 packs were also $3.... Any body need some DVD media for cheap ? These are what I left on the shelf......

I don't need them, but the Fuji +R's might (or might not) be Taiyo Yuden.