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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby dionb » 2019-5-15 @ 12:47

oeuvre wrote:[...]

connect it to a USB 3.0 motherboard header

Nah, I think an ST-506 data connector would be more period correct :P
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby appiah4 » 2019-5-15 @ 12:57

appiah4 wrote:Ran into these for $10 and $4. The MAXX was a card I wanted for a long time so auto purchase. The Edison Gold-16 is a card I just KEEP running into; found and bought four so far, flipped two of them, now this is the fifth I've come across and the third in my collection currently. It's a decent non-pnp true OPL3 card so why not..

Seller pics below; I'll post better ones once I get and clean them.

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The Edison Gold-16 is here and.. I just love this card, no idea why. I have three of them now.

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby rikukos » 2019-5-15 @ 19:46

Copy II PC Deluxe Option Board (sealed)

Been looking for this for some time..Should be fairly good in backing up some old (copy-protected) Taito games I have.

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby luckybob » 2019-5-15 @ 19:56

That's a rare gem!

"backup"

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Zero_sugar » 2019-5-15 @ 21:07

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I was pretty stoked to find these today. 3850 AGP and a Gainward ti4200 128MB. Here's hoping they work.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Foambox » 2019-5-15 @ 21:36

Artex wrote:There are some on eBay right now if you are interested!


Oh man I saw those! So tempting lol

Can't say I can do quite that much but would still love to make an offer if you're open to it

Think I still need a few more posts before I can PM (sorry guys)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby TheMLGladiator » 2019-5-15 @ 23:23

Zero_sugar wrote:I was pretty stoked to find these today. 3850 AGP and a Gainward ti4200 128MB.

I came across one of those 3850 cards as well. Its supposed to be one of the best consumer AGP cards. Just make sure you have a PSU with an 8 pin connector. Also make sure the jumper on the card is set to the correct region (NTSC/PAL). This might help with the thermals, as (my card at least) gets very hot.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Deunan » 2019-5-15 @ 23:24

Posting for bragging rights and because I have some questions about these two cards:

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I found a scanned manual (if you can call it that) for the ATI card, but it doesn't explain what the DIP switches 5-8 are for, or what is the purpose of the 6-pin connector in the right upper corner. Anyone knows?
The 4-pin connector is composite output, but mono. So actually luma only, not composite, stricly speaking. Before anyone mentions possible NTSC vs PAL issues, no, there isn't even color carrier in the signal, I checked. The pinout is (top to bottom): 12V, key (missing pin), video, ground.

I haven't been able to find any manuals for the ES688 that would match this model. There's way too many jumpers to be trying all combinations... help?
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Anonymous Coward » 2019-5-15 @ 23:49

I believe the purpose of the header is for making an internal monitor connection, such as on the IBM 5155 luggable computer.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby badmojo » 2019-5-15 @ 23:55

Deunan wrote:I haven't been able to find any manuals for the ES688 that would match this model. There's way too many jumpers to be trying all combinations... help?


The important jumper deets are screen printed onto the card, why do you need to mess with the others? Is it not working?
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Zero_sugar » 2019-5-16 @ 02:06

TheMLGladiator wrote:Just make sure you have a PSU with an 8 pin connector.


Just went to go test these cards in my AthlonXP rig. Doesn't have 8-pin :blah:

My other AGP computer is my socket 7 compter which has an 8-pin PSU. I am not about to pair that computer with the 3850.

The ti4200 seems to work okay. I only checked that it POSTs and doesn't artifact in the BIOS. $6 for both of them was a heck of a deal even if they're broken.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Bige4u » 2019-5-16 @ 02:56

Zero_sugar wrote:Image

I was pretty stoked to find these today. 3850 AGP and a Gainward ti4200 128MB. Here's hoping they work.


I have that same exact GAINWARD GF4 ti4200 video card, but i missed bidding on the ATI HD3850 as shown here because i totally forgot to check it when it was down to its final hours.... but i do have one like it already, but the IceQ 3 model, HIS Turbo AGP8X retail boxed version.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby PC Hoarder Patrol » 2019-5-16 @ 04:48

HP Vectra VEi8 Slot 1 board (x 2)

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby appiah4 » 2019-5-16 @ 08:01

PC Hoarder Patrol wrote:HP Vectra VEi8 Slot 1 board (x 2)

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Very nice board, I also obtained one only last week. What CPU did it come with?
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Deunan » 2019-5-16 @ 08:29

Anonymous Coward wrote:I believe the purpose of the header is for making an internal monitor connection, such as on the IBM 5155 luggable computer.

Hm, could be. But there's 5 pins (one of the 6 is a key = missing pin) and 3 out of that are +12V, ground, +5V. That leaves 2, one of which I traced to a PAL chip. So at most it would be some auxilary signals, not the full video output I think.

badmojo wrote:The important jumper deets are screen printed onto the card, why do you need to mess with the others? Is it not working?

Haven't tested yet, was sold to me as working. I think I can get the audio part working on my own eventually but there are 4 CD-ROM connectors on this card. I was rather hoping the IDE one could be used for something interesting like a second CF card maybe - but before I start messing around with it I'd like to be sure it's actually properly set up and working.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby jaZz_KCS » 2019-5-16 @ 08:31

appiah4 wrote:
PC Hoarder Patrol wrote:HP Vectra VEi8 Slot 1 board (x 2)

VectraVEi8_MB.jpg


Very nice board, I also obtained one only last week. What CPU did it come with?



From what I can gather from the picture, it seems to have come with a 750/256/100 processor.
I have gathered two of these boards as well, as spare parts for whenever something goes awry. I am using the Vectra as Yamaha synth PC with all kinds of Yamaha synth and studio cards and wanted some backup motherboards. My board runs a 800/256/100 processor without issues, considering it's lett TDP than the original CPU these boards came with (550/256/100, I believe)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby RandomStranger » 2019-5-16 @ 10:26

appiah4 wrote:
PC Hoarder Patrol wrote:HP Vectra VEi8 Slot 1 board (x 2)

VectraVEi8_MB.jpg


Very nice board, I also obtained one only last week. What CPU did it come with?

Yeah, It's a fine board. I also have a working and a (probably) dead one with it's original a 500MHz Katmai and network card.
I'm planning get it's original case and beef it up with with a PCI Matrox G450 I already have.

My only problem is the lack of AGP ports.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby PC Hoarder Patrol » 2019-5-16 @ 11:08

appiah4 wrote:Very nice board, I also obtained one only last week. What CPU did it come with?


Came as a single lot - the one pictured had a passive P3 750/256/100 SL4BZ (spotted by @jaZz_KCS) and 256MB of Micron PC100, the other with a P3 500/512/100 SL35E & active Intel cooler and a single 128MB stick of no name PC100. Both P3s were mis-reported by the out of date bios, but I got the latest official one and all the support drivers / utils off the HP ftp site. There is a modded bios to fix the 33GB hdd limit which I may try later.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby appiah4 » 2019-5-16 @ 11:19

Ahh, nice fast Slot-1 CPU, those are getting rare.. The fastest I have is a 700, though I do have Socket 370 P3 850/256/100 and Celeron 900/128/100 I could use with a Slocket I suppose..
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby assasincz » 2019-5-16 @ 17:52

Got this '92 K208 Monterey keyboard. Nothing fancy, just rubber dome with slider, but it was worth getting for its Alps-compatible keycaps and 7U spacebar - 4 bucks
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