Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby liqmat » 2018-12-05 @ 22:22

bjwil1991 wrote:I had almost the exact motherboard between 1994 and 2012 that had real L2 cache and an AMD AM486-DX4 120 CPU in it. That was a beast, until the BIOS chip died (Award, aka, the "Y2K bug" BIOS that was on a PROM chip).

PCChips M912 v1.7 with fake L2 cache

You can, however, desolder the fake L2 cache, remove the solder leads that serves as the L2 cache size and make it into a motherboard with real L2 cache:

PCChips M912 v1.7 with real L2 cache

And, if needed, you can desolder the BIOS chip carefully and purchase an IC socket like this: https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/ ... ND/4147603 (Digikey part number: ED3053-5-ND).

Also, I found a SIMM-72 slot: https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/ ... ND/1639981 (Digikey part number: A114049-ND) in case you're interested as well.

Oh no sir, this will be going on the hardware giveaway thread since it works fine and someone might like a project like what you speak of.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby brostenen » 2018-12-05 @ 22:47

liqmat wrote:
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Intel486dx33 wrote:I bought a Sony Mavic too last month. Mine came with a pack of floppies too.
Nice Camera's.

Then post a picture of your own and not a stock image FFS.

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Beautiful! What breeder?

This is my cat being playful. Such a silly one.

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby brostenen » 2018-12-05 @ 23:12

I have recieved these goodies the last couple of weeks. Everything except the Amiga500 trapdoor ram is brand new.

- Rom switcher that can be used for both audio equipment and Amiga's.
- 68030 40mhz CPU that can be clocked at 50 without heatsink.
- Amiga 500 512kb memory upgrade for the trapdoor.
- Speedlink controller for RetroPIE or Windows/Linux/Mac gaming.
- Various bits and pieces for repair and to create kickstart relocator with ribbon cable.

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby liqmat » 2018-12-05 @ 23:48

brostenen wrote:Speedlink controller for RetroPIE or Windows/Linux/Mac gaming.

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Will be getting one of these from Santa since you say you really like it. Will be for my Pi project as well.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby brostenen » 2018-12-06 @ 00:05

liqmat wrote:
brostenen wrote:Speedlink controller for RetroPIE or Windows/Linux/Mac gaming.

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Will be getting one of these from Santa since you say you really like it. Will be for my Pi project as well.


Close to, yet not 100% identical to a real Ps2 controller. Buttons are close to 95%, weight is a bit lower and it fits better in my hands than any controller I have tried. It has a long wire and has excellent response when pressing the buttons. If a Ps2 controller was 10/10, then I will give this 8,5 to 9 out of 10.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby dionb » 2018-12-06 @ 00:47

In between figuring out what to do with the big pile of stuff I picked up last weekend (a local computer museum was interested in the Tulip and IBM PS/2 systems, so they're getting a donation, 3/4 of the rest will be picked up over the next week or two, including an opportunity for a few beers with an old friend) and the unexpected and unwelcome news that my car failed the local MOT-type test giving me a week to find a replacement, I still found time to go pick up a piece of hardware offered very locally - three stops up the metro line:

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The original Diamond Monster Sound, with the 2MB MIDI daughterboard.

The card is generally considered a (Windows-only) piece of crap and the daughterboard isn't anythign fancy either - it ignores SYSEX volume control messages leading to awful clipping - but it's my first MIDI daughterboard so I'm happy with it :)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby appiah4 » 2018-12-06 @ 04:03

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tayyare wrote:PCChips, eh? :lol: From the same guy?


...The motherboard is an Elpina M537D (VX_Pro+) V5.2, not PCChips.


Elpina Vx Pro but not PCChips? You need to repeat your PCChips 101, because you just failed :lol:


Yeah the motherboard layout and revision silkscreen placement were giveaways.. I backed out of the deal - not worth the time to repair considering my stock of Socket 7 stuff.
1989:A500|+512K|ACA500+|C1084S
1992:HIPPO-VL+|DX2-66|8M|GD5428|CT2290|S2
1995:PCI597-1|P133|32M|Trio64|V1|CT3980/2M
1998:S1573S|K6-2/400|64M|RagePro|V2/SLI|CT4500/32M
2001:GA-6OXT|PIII-1200|512M|GF3Ti200|MX300
2004:K8V-D|3200+|2G|X1950P|SB0350
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby cyclone3d » 2018-12-06 @ 04:13

The mystery AT machine I ordered showed up today.

The person selling it apparently didn't really know what slots the motherboard has.

It is a socket 7 motherboard with 4 PCI and 3 ISA slots and an IBM 6x86L P166+ (133Mhz) CPU
It also has a 256KB Coast cache module.
The Dallas chip is dead but it is socketed.
It also supports PS/2 but it is not accessible with this case.

The sound card ended up being a CT2900 - Sound Blaster Vibra16s with OPL3, a waveblaster header and IDE that can be disabled - definitely a neat card that I didn't have a copy of yet.
The Video card is a Trident 9680.

The case is pretty nice as well.
The motherboard tray is removable and it has a 3-digit LCD display.

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby appiah4 » 2018-12-06 @ 05:12

Nice PC, but if the price is right it would have been worth it for the case and CPU IMO. The sound card is a bonus. The motherboard and VGA are worthless AFAIC..

AT this point, all clean AT cases are welcome purchases for me.
1989:A500|+512K|ACA500+|C1084S
1992:HIPPO-VL+|DX2-66|8M|GD5428|CT2290|S2
1995:PCI597-1|P133|32M|Trio64|V1|CT3980/2M
1998:S1573S|K6-2/400|64M|RagePro|V2/SLI|CT4500/32M
2001:GA-6OXT|PIII-1200|512M|GF3Ti200|MX300
2004:K8V-D|3200+|2G|X1950P|SB0350
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby canthearu » 2018-12-06 @ 05:47

appiah4 wrote:Nice PC, but if the price is right it would have been worth it for the case and CPU IMO. The sound card is a bonus. The motherboard and VGA are worthless AFAIC..

AT this point, all clean AT cases are welcome purchases for me.


Hell, any AT case in half usable state is worth a look in these days.

Lack of yellowing, dirt and surface rust is simply an unexpected bonus now.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby tayyare » 2018-12-06 @ 06:11

appiah4 wrote:Nice PC, but if the price is right it would have been worth it for the case and CPU IMO. The sound card is a bonus. The motherboard and VGA are worthless AFAIC..

AT this point, all clean AT cases are welcome purchases for me.


At least VGA has all its SOJ RAM ripe (socketed) for harvesting. :lol:
GA-6VTXE PIII 1.4+512MB
Geforce4 Ti 4200 64MB
Diamond Monster 3D 12MB SLI
SB AWE64 PNP+32MB
120GB IDE Samsung/80GB IDE Seagate/146GB SCSI Compaq/73GB SCSI IBM
Adaptec AHA29160
3com 3C905B-TX
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby cyclone3d » 2018-12-06 @ 07:31

Here is most of the lost of "scrap boards" I received today. About $3.30 for each board including shipping if I just count the motherboards.

The really old boards are: 2x 8088, 1x NEC V20, 1x 80286 -12
The board on the bottom left is dead I think. The CPU socket has burn marks in two of the pin holes and is missing the BIOS. Guessing somebody put the CPU in the socket the wrong way and powered it on. (I never had that happen to me.... :blush: )
I did get one board configuration I was wanting... PCI/ISA/VLB woohoo!
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Most of these have at least some corrosion from the barrel battery. I think most will be salvageable.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby badmojo » 2018-12-06 @ 09:02

dionb wrote:The card is generally considered a (Windows-only) piece of crap and the daughterboard isn't anythign fancy either - it ignores SYSEX volume control messages leading to awful clipping - but it's my first MIDI daughterboard so I'm happy with it :)


I actually really like that daughterboard! It's got a raw, rough-and-ready sort of a thing going on which I like for those rock-ish sound tracks in DOOM, Duke3D, etc. I've long since ditched the sound card but still have the DB :cool:
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby gravitone » 2018-12-06 @ 09:58

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The local thrift stores are usually a bust around here these days. But today after months of drought, there was a small stack of graphics cards lying around.
Snapped up all of them for 13,- Euros. The radeon 7500 AGP looks disgusting and is in dire need of some deep cleaning.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby appiah4 » 2018-12-06 @ 10:16

Oh SHIT that Powermagic 7500 reminds me of the Powermagic Radeon 8500LELE that I used to have in 2001! The memory rush, the feels! Ohhh..
1989:A500|+512K|ACA500+|C1084S
1992:HIPPO-VL+|DX2-66|8M|GD5428|CT2290|S2
1995:PCI597-1|P133|32M|Trio64|V1|CT3980/2M
1998:S1573S|K6-2/400|64M|RagePro|V2/SLI|CT4500/32M
2001:GA-6OXT|PIII-1200|512M|GF3Ti200|MX300
2004:K8V-D|3200+|2G|X1950P|SB0350
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Predator99 » 2018-12-06 @ 10:28

^^very nice cyclone3d, let us know if you get the XTs running!

I received today (no picture of the 10kg scrap above it..):

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Somebody sees why this is not working - I hvae no idea?! :dead: Unfortunatley didnt notics this on the sellers photo...




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This one is better and powers up:
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No use for this one but I like this kind of cards:
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LIBERTY II-AT Rasterex Norway :cool: Seems to be the big brother of this one:
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby appiah4 » 2018-12-06 @ 10:42

Predator99 wrote:
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Somebody sees why this is not working - I hvae no idea?! :dead: Unfortunatley didnt notics this on the sellers photo...


I didn't know a single TMU version of the Voodoo 2 existed.. :dead:
1989:A500|+512K|ACA500+|C1084S
1992:HIPPO-VL+|DX2-66|8M|GD5428|CT2290|S2
1995:PCI597-1|P133|32M|Trio64|V1|CT3980/2M
1998:S1573S|K6-2/400|64M|RagePro|V2/SLI|CT4500/32M
2001:GA-6OXT|PIII-1200|512M|GF3Ti200|MX300
2004:K8V-D|3200+|2G|X1950P|SB0350
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby brostenen » 2018-12-06 @ 11:17

Recieved this Amiga500 Trapdoor cover/lid in the mail today... (Need some good cleaning)

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Xicor » 2018-12-06 @ 11:22

DaveJustDave wrote:So i picked up a PS/1 (another one). I already had a 386 one, but wanted the original 286 one. dallas RTC is dead as expected and the floppy is malfunctioning, but it's a nice system to have.

ordinarily, not a big deal. however, see if you can spot what it came with.

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I spot the illusive ps/1 sound card....
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby jaZz_KCS » 2018-12-06 @ 13:49

We are a happy Yamaha XG family.

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- SW1000XG PCI card (as seen from picture someone once paid 1000DM / 550 EUR for it.)
- PLG100-VH vocal harmony
- PLG100-DX DX7 FM synthesis
- SW60XG ISA card (not pictured)

- software and cables seem complete.

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