Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby keenerb » 2018-2-07 @ 14:00

Yeah, they sold music/books/software, and a little bit of computer hardware.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby oeuvre » 2018-2-07 @ 14:46

Those old Dimensions were pretty cool. They were built really well until around 2001 or so.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby TheAbandonwareGuy » 2018-2-07 @ 16:36

oeuvre wrote:Those old Dimensions were pretty cool. They were built really well until around 2001 or so.


They weren't super terrible after that. Mine has an X800 Pro (which is occasionally swapped for a FX5950), 2GB RAM, and an Audigy Platinum Pro. I also added a SATA Hard Drive for game storage. Works great as a high end mid era XP machine.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Predator99 » 2018-2-07 @ 16:46

The lot I got today is mostly junk for too much money, but at least this one is running. When I see what people pay for a Socket 4 board its almost worth the money. The CPU is from my own collection however...

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby uzurpator » 2018-2-07 @ 18:41

I had this board in my first PC. I recently even almost got one, was edged by a hair.
Madly jealous, frankly. I want my PC back :(
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby AlaricD » 2018-2-07 @ 22:03

Predator99 wrote:The CPU is from my own collection however...

Does that one have the FDIV bug?
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby cyclone3d » 2018-2-08 @ 03:49

I am a sucker for sound cards with onboard wavetable.

This ISA ESS sound card with 1MB QDSP QS700 onboard wavetable and a wavetable header. Apparently there is a jumper to switch between onboard and a daughterboard.

I wonder how this ESS will do against Opti 930/931 cards with QDSP wavetable.. with/without real OPL3.

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Predator99 » 2018-2-08 @ 07:31

AlaricD wrote:
Predator99 wrote:The CPU is from my own collection however...

Does that one have the FDIV bug?


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Yes it has. Just noticed the the nose for the cooler is broken on the socket :dead: But can still use the others...
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Predator99 » 2018-2-08 @ 07:32

uzurpator wrote:I had this board in my first PC. I recently even almost got one, was edged by a hair.
Madly jealous, frankly. I want my PC back :(


For how much was it sold? ;-)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby uzurpator » 2018-2-08 @ 09:31

Predator99 wrote:For how much was it sold? ;-)


Offically, it wasn't. I made an offer, but the guy who was selling it replied to me that he gave it away to someone.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby derSammler » 2018-2-08 @ 09:39

Predator99 wrote:
AlaricD wrote:
Predator99 wrote:The CPU is from my own collection however...

Does that one have the FDIV bug?


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Yes it has.

Try Dr. Hardware, which actually tests for the bug. In that screenshot, it seems the tool doesn't even detect the presence of the FDIV opcode. Could be of course that the BIOS knowns about the bug and disables the opcode, but that's not visible by this "test".
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby badmojo » 2018-2-08 @ 10:40

cyclone3d wrote:I wonder how this ESS will do against Opti 930/931 cards with QDSP wavetable.. with/without real OPL3.


That's a great looking card - excellent SB Pro 2, ESFM, and that QDSP chipset is not bad IMO.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby OldCat » 2018-2-08 @ 10:57

Excellent haul: a rare Kontron IP-Lite Color in working condition. There are some hiccups here and there (I will post question about strange screen behaviour in some circumstances), but I have to say, it's an impressive rugged machine. Very heavy, too. Makes my Toshiba T3200SX luggable look like a proper laptop. :cool:
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Predator99 » 2018-2-08 @ 11:08

derSammler wrote:
Predator99 wrote:
AlaricD wrote:
Does that one have the FDIV bug?


IMG_0660r.jpg


Yes it has.

Try Dr. Hardware, which actually tests for the bug. In that screenshot, it seems the tool doesn't even detect the presence of the FDIV opcode. Could be of course that the BIOS knowns about the bug and disables the opcode, but that's not visible by this "test".


The name of the test is "test for CPU bugs". Therefore I assume the output means it has the FDIV bug ;-)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Predator99 » 2018-2-08 @ 11:15

Yep

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Are they rare? I have some more P60/66 I never tested as I had no S4 board before...
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby derSammler » 2018-2-08 @ 11:29

Not sure how rare they are. I own one with the FDIV bug as well. But given that Intel replaced them for free with bug-free ones, I assume there aren't that many still around.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby henryVK » 2018-2-08 @ 11:44

OldCat wrote:Excellent haul: a rare Kontron IP-Lite Color in working condition. There are some hiccups here and there (I will post question about strange screen behaviour in some circumstances), but I have to say, it's an impressive rugged machine. Very heavy, too. Makes my Toshiba T3200SX luggable look like a proper laptop. :cool:


Very cool! Looking forward to hearing more about the machine.

Because you mentioned looking for a 486 laptop, I couldn't help but notice this rare beauty in Berlin.
Expensive, but potentially worth the price ;-)

https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anz ... 8-278-9684

Who knows if it's still there after half a year, though.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby derSammler » 2018-2-08 @ 13:24

Just got another great box of goodies:

CPUs
* Pentium II 350 MHz SECC2 (!) with passive heatsink
* Pentium III 650 MHz SECC2 with passive heatsink
* Pentium 200 MHz (non-MMX) with passive heatsink
* Pentium MMX 200 MHz
* Cyrix M II-300GP
* Pentium 4 1,6 GHz

Graphics cards
* 2x no-name ATi Radeon 7000 cards
* 2x Matrox G45+ cards, one with 2x VGA, one with 1x VGA and 1x DVI
* 2x ELSA Synergy II -32

RAM
* Lots of server RAM, 1 GB DDR with ECC
* Lots of PS/2 72-pin modules, mostly standard. Cool are a couple of very late 32 MB modules from Kingston
* Some SIMM modules, one is from 1986 with 150ns
* A COAST module. That one came as a surprise, as it wasn't listed. Now I have already two of these as spare parts :)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby jaZz_KCS » 2018-2-08 @ 13:38

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Any PS/2 memory that would be compatible with the L40SX laptop model? Still searching for compatible RAM, I tried adjusting and resoldering some RAMs to make them compatible, without any success.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby derSammler » 2018-2-08 @ 13:51

What are the requirements for it to be compatible? FPM with parity?
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