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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby amadeus777999 » 2018-3-08 @ 09:05

Skeletor's got a new home - an iiyama Pro510.

And finally an ARK1000 - with the PMMX it is slightly slower(~3%) than the Riva128PCI in Doom, but still a screamer for such an "old" card.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby TheAbandonwareGuy » 2018-3-08 @ 09:49

appiah4 wrote:
badmojo wrote:
TheAbandonwareGuy wrote:The 9800XT I got for $25 is dead.


Everything you buy seems to be dead.


If a deal sounds too good to be true it more often than not isn't.


This Gateways power supply isnt labeled with a rating (well, not one I can see but this case has an upside down mount so it's probably on the otherside) but it has 8 molex connectors and two floppies and this machine was Gateways entry level gaming tower for that model year. I can only assume it to be of reasonable build quality. 9800XTs don't take an astronomical amount of power anyways. I'll throw it into another system with a power supply that I know can take the load later. This gateway is kinda weird anyways being a Socket 478 RD-RAM eATX machine. The other guys idea about a BIOS conflict might be worth a thought.

The reason I say it's memory is because the letters on the bootscreen keep changing. Like an X will turn into a P, then an %, then an 0, then a T. Lots of letters do this all at once.

There's also the usual grid pattern artifact doting you see with failed memory.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby derSammler » 2018-3-08 @ 12:01

Got an Atari VCS today. :)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Munx » 2018-3-08 @ 12:32

TheAbandonwareGuy wrote:The 9800XT I got for $25 is dead. Artifacts everywhere on startup.

I'm so pissed. Everytime a top end part finds its way to my hands at a reasonable price ($25 is what it's worth, no video card from a decade ago is worth more. Not even a V5 5500 IMO) it seems to be dead.

Off to demand my refund and leave a scathing review I suppose. There are times I wonder if items listed as tested and working are ever actually tested.


This sort of thing seems to be very common with R300 cards. I'm guessing the small gpu heatsinks and no cooling at all for the memory is the main culprit.
derSammler wrote:Got an Atari VCS today. :)

Console heathen!!! :lol:

I'd really like to at least play one once, however the prices are way out of my reach :dead: I've only seen one once.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby oeuvre » 2018-3-08 @ 16:22

yesss glad to see you guys are following the Skeletor rule
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby nforce4max » 2018-3-08 @ 19:22

TheAbandonwareGuy wrote:The 9800XT I got for $25 is dead. Artifacts everywhere on startup.

I'm so pissed. Everytime a top end part finds its way to my hands at a reasonable price ($25 is what it's worth, no video card from a decade ago is worth more. Not even a V5 5500 IMO) it seems to be dead.

Off to demand my refund and leave a scathing review I suppose. There are times I wonder if items listed as tested and working are ever actually tested.


If all else bake the damn thing, I had to bake one of my 9800 XTs and it worked. The stock cooler just sucks even though it looks nice as is these cards kill themselves when neglected.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby keropi » 2018-3-08 @ 19:27

oeuvre wrote:yesss glad to see you guys are following the Skeletor rule


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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby badmojo » 2018-3-08 @ 20:19

derSammler wrote:Got an Atari VCS today. :)


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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby derSammler » 2018-3-08 @ 20:39

Solaris, mainly. :D
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby bjwil1991 » 2018-3-08 @ 20:40

derSammler wrote:Got an Atari VCS today. :)

That was my mom's first video console. I played some games back then, and it was amazing.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby okenido » 2018-3-08 @ 21:02

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Bought this slot 1 retention bracket for 14 €. So f**** expensive. But I'm just attracted by unusual stuff...
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby CkRtech » 2018-3-08 @ 21:26

derSammler wrote:Solaris, mainly. :D

Check out some of the awesome homebrew that is out there these days, too!
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Katmai500 » 2018-3-08 @ 21:45

x0zm_ wrote:Bought a bunch of Pentium II's for around $20 the other day. Also some SECC PIIIs and Celerons, but didn't take pics of those. Took some pics of the PIIs though, thought I'd share here.

Parts:

SL2QA: 233MHz x 3
SL2QB: 266MHz x 1
SL2QC: 300Mhz x 1
SL3U3: 350MHz x 2

SL37C: 450MHz x 3 (PIII)

I am unsure of the Celeron model, but it was two of the same.

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One cannot simply have too many Slot 1 CPUs. Those are some awesome shots to really show off the SECC package! Also, having those sequential S-spec's (SL2QA, B, and C) is pretty cool.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby okenido » 2018-3-08 @ 22:23

Ooh nice ! Do you have a fetish for Slot1 CPUs too ? :-D
I find PIII's more useful but I like PII's cartridges more. Sturdier, better finish, very high quality feel.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Deksor » 2018-3-08 @ 22:26

Old P2s can have some use : performs well and can be underclocked/slowed down by disabling L2 or L1 cache or both a bit like K6-x+ (except that you need to go through the BIOS for that :/)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Katmai500 » 2018-3-08 @ 22:35

okenido wrote:Ooh nice ! Do you have a fetish for Slot1 CPUs too ? :-D
I find PIII's more useful but I like PII's cartridges more. Sturdier, better finish, very high quality feel.


Most definitely. :-D The SECC Pentium II is a bit cooler looking than SECC 2 PII's and PIII's.

I think my fondness for Slot 1 and Slot A CPUs is because they were the fastest x86 CPUs available when I was first getting into computers as a kid, and because they represent an interesting engineering compromise at the transition point between on-motherboard and on-die L2 cache. I also have a lot of fond memories of Windows 98 gaming on a Pentium III. I must have at least 40 or 50 Slot 1 CPUs at this point, including a whole bunch of engineering samples.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby KCompRoom2000 » 2018-3-08 @ 22:47

okenido wrote:s-l1600 (3).jpg

Bought this slot 1 retention bracket for 14 €. So f**** expensive. But I'm just attracted by unusual stuff...

Judging by its translucent blue color, it was definitely worth the price, that bracket surely has a place in a Slot 1 build that's housed in a multi-colored case like the ones shown in this thread.
oeuvre wrote:yesss glad to see you guys are following the Skeletor rule

That's funny, I managed to find a picture of Skeletor in an old backup folder on my external hard drive, maybe I should've posted a picture of my Dell Dimension 4600 running with Skeletor on the monitor?
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby okenido » 2018-3-08 @ 23:36

Katmai500 wrote:
okenido wrote:Ooh nice ! Do you have a fetish for Slot1 CPUs too ? :-D
I find PIII's more useful but I like PII's cartridges more. Sturdier, better finish, very high quality feel.


Most definitely. :-D The SECC Pentium II is a bit cooler looking than SECC 2 PII's and PIII's.

I think my fondness for Slot 1 and Slot A CPUs is because they were the fastest x86 CPUs available when I was first getting into computers as a kid, and because they represent an interesting engineering compromise at the transition point between on-motherboard and on-die L2 cache. I also have a lot of fond memories of Windows 98 gaming on a Pentium III. I must have at least 40 or 50 Slot 1 CPUs at this point, including a whole bunch of engineering samples.



I never had any slot1 cpu in my childhood (only a PIII socket 370), so I shouldn't have any nostalgia, but still like them ! I look on ebay every few days to see if there are some interesting models... recently I've found a 850mhz fsb100


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okenido wrote:s-l1600 (3).jpg

Bought this slot 1 retention bracket for 14 €. So f**** expensive. But I'm just attracted by unusual stuff...

Judging by its translucent blue color, it was definitely worth the price, that bracket surely has a place in a Slot 1 build that's housed in a multi-colored case like the ones shown in this thread.


Old ugly things that become attractive twenty years later :-D Would be fun to find the matching case
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Pabloz » 2018-3-09 @ 00:24

the $25 retrobuy of the day

its incredible how fragile the yellow old apple plastic is.

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Pabloz » 2018-3-09 @ 00:31

what kind of memory expansion goes into that ati 3d rage II ?
is that even found?
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