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Reply 44761 of 45387, by OMORES

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This IBM CGA card, but I don't know what I'm supposed to do with it...

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Reply 44763 of 45387, by Gmlb256

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OMORES wrote on 2022-05-24, 20:24:

This IBM CGA card, but I don't know what I'm supposed to do with it...

A real "old-style" IBM CGA card that can be used to watch 8088 MPH, provided that the composite output is used and is connected to a real IBM PC or 100% compatible clone. 😉

BTW, very funny filename for the picture of showing the IBM CGA card. 🤣

Reply 44764 of 45387, by HanJammer

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OMORES wrote on 2022-05-24, 20:24:

This IBM CGA card, but I don't know what I'm supposed to do with it...

Super useful for testing 8086/88 and 286 motherboards using diag ROMs (landmark/ruud's and so on). It has composite-out so just hook it up to any modern monitor which has one or portable LCD TV.

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Reply 44765 of 45387, by HanSolo

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iPonRMA wrote on 2022-05-24, 17:02:
HanSolo wrote on 2022-05-24, 14:21:

Similar question: does anyboy know what kind of video-card this is? It seems to have a composite out and on the top right is says 'Audio in'. And there are 'RF Out' contacts on the board. I did not find anything on the web.

I bet this one is an OAK OTI-037 without TV tuner equipment.

Any OAK OTI 037 that I found on the web doesn't look similar. You have any site at hand?

Reply 44766 of 45387, by bofh.fromhell

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Stumbled on 5 16GB 44 pin DOM modules on a local site, labeled as "old computer memory".
Grabbed them instantly ofc, and now I need a few neat 44 to 40 pin adapters.
The DOM's have female connectors, so I guess I should also get a few 44 pin gender changers so I can use them in laptops.

Reply 44767 of 45387, by Horun

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PC Hoarder Patrol wrote on 2022-05-24, 13:30:
BreakPoint wrote on 2022-05-24, 13:12:

Does anyone knows what is this video card? Never seen dual head ISA card before.

Seems they specialised in these multi monitor cards - https://web.archive.org/web/19990127223702/ht … r.com/About.htm

yeah, looks like most of their old stuff was on ftp 🙁

Hate posting a reply and then have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor.

Reply 44768 of 45387, by appiah4

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keropi wrote on 2022-05-24, 19:41:
just received a TB Maui […]
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just received a TB Maui

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Wow so cool!

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Reply 44769 of 45387, by badmojo

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keropi wrote on 2022-05-24, 19:41:

just received a TB Maui

Would you please STOP distracting me while I'm trying to work.

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Reply 44770 of 45387, by iPonRMA

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HanSolo wrote on 2022-05-24, 21:39:
iPonRMA wrote on 2022-05-24, 17:02:
HanSolo wrote on 2022-05-24, 14:21:

Similar question: does anyboy know what kind of video-card this is? It seems to have a composite out and on the top right is says 'Audio in'. And there are 'RF Out' contacts on the board. I did not find anything on the web.

I bet this one is an OAK OTI-037 without TV tuner equipment.

Any OAK OTI 037 that I found on the web doesn't look similar. You have any site at hand?

I remember my Peanut-stickered VGA. The area of the crystals are very similar, that also was OTI-037. The memory site is 256k, so my other guesses was Realtek 3102, but that one equipped with more components, and Trident 8800BR, but the VGA chip seems different and i never seen that one with four crystal oscillators, max three of them.

Reply 44771 of 45387, by HanJammer

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HanSolo wrote on 2022-05-24, 21:39:
iPonRMA wrote on 2022-05-24, 17:02:
HanSolo wrote on 2022-05-24, 14:21:

Similar question: does anyboy know what kind of video-card this is? It seems to have a composite out and on the top right is says 'Audio in'. And there are 'RF Out' contacts on the board. I did not find anything on the web.

I bet this one is an OAK OTI-037 without TV tuner equipment.

Any OAK OTI 037 that I found on the web doesn't look similar. You have any site at hand?

OTI-037 is just a chip. This card has all correct chips to be a proper OAK-based SVGA. Although I would argue it's missing TV tuner equipment - in my opinion it's rather missing a TV modulator - otherwise it wouldn't have RF-Out and an adjust potentiometer, but rather RF-in. Certainly very uncommon thing anyway, but a bit sad it's missing RF stuff.

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Reply 44772 of 45387, by Bancho

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keropi wrote on 2022-05-24, 19:41:
just received a TB Maui […]
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Cool! Yours appears to have the waveblaster connect (although i don't think it is WB compatible!) I have 2 of these both without the populated connector. One boxed and an unboxed one. I think one came with 8mb!

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Reply 44773 of 45387, by keropi

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Bancho wrote on 2022-05-25, 09:42:

Cool! Yours appears to have the waveblaster connect (although i don't think it is WB compatible!) I have 2 of these both without the populated connector. One boxed and an unboxed one. I think one came with 8mb!

yeah it's "useless" so no loss
I wish I had the manual at least, it would explain some things better than the various FAQs that assume you have the manual 🤣

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Reply 44774 of 45387, by kitten.may.cry

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Bancho wrote on 2022-05-25, 09:42:
Cool! Yours appears to have the waveblaster connect (although i don't think it is WB compatible!) I have 2 of these both without […]
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keropi wrote on 2022-05-24, 19:41:
just received a TB Maui […]
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just received a TB Maui

njki4j9.png

Cool! Yours appears to have the waveblaster connect (although i don't think it is WB compatible!) I have 2 of these both without the populated connector. One boxed and an unboxed one. I think one came with 8mb!

XiYHh71l.jpg
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oh my hecking dog, wat a beaut

Reply 44775 of 45387, by Bancho

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keropi wrote on 2022-05-25, 09:46:
Bancho wrote on 2022-05-25, 09:42:

Cool! Yours appears to have the waveblaster connect (although i don't think it is WB compatible!) I have 2 of these both without the populated connector. One boxed and an unboxed one. I think one came with 8mb!

yeah it's "useless" so no loss
I wish I had the manual at least, it would explain some things better than the various FAQs that assume you have the manual 🤣

I can get some photos of specific info if you need? I think the manual has mistakes in regards to Jumpers corrisponding to Addresses 😂

Reply 44776 of 45387, by keropi

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Bancho wrote on 2022-05-25, 10:06:

I can get some photos of specific info if you need? I think the manual has mistakes in regards to Jumpers corrisponding to Addresses 😂

haha yeah someone already posted that page - so very wrong!
it would be nice to have the sections about SETUPSND where it explains a little more (hopefully) the options
and the section about the DB9 midi connector diagram - just for the shake of completeness 😀

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Reply 44777 of 45387, by darry

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darry wrote on 2022-05-14, 17:46:

Got an ECS 865PE-A7 REV 1.0 with some 2.8GHz P4 on it and various other items salvaged from a dirty and rusty (on the outside) case . It might become a project to try to get PC/PCI working by tapping signals from the ICH5 southbridge . No idea if a BIOS mod would be required .

No idea if anything works yet. The caps are OSTs and others from the bad old days, but that system had extensive cooling (fans) and what looked like a fan controller, so it might still work, but even so, it's probably only a matter of time before recapping is unavoidable.

It boots to BIOS and even to Windows 98 . CPU is a Pentium 4 520 .

I hooked it up to a new PSU that I got for 40 CAN$ brand new at retail : a Deepcool DA500 . https://www.deepcool.com/products/PowerSupply … 021/11380.shtml

That PSU is the cheapest legitimately branded PSU (let's pretend Orion does not exist 😉 ) I could find. according to this https://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/DeepCool.htm , it is likely a CWT design/build and comes with 3-year warranty .

Anyway, I am now inspired to build the cheapest possible (but reasonably safe) Pentium 4 setup I can with as many new parts as possible.

Reply 44778 of 45387, by bjwil1991

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Tru Form Keyboard CIB and an ECS K7S5A DDR/SD-RAM Socket 462/A with a Sound Blaster Live! card.

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Reply 44779 of 45387, by gerry

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2022-05-26, 04:19:
Tru Form Keyboard CIB and an ECS K7S5A DDR/SD-RAM Socket 462/A with a Sound Blaster Live! card. […]
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Tru Form Keyboard CIB and an ECS K7S5A DDR/SD-RAM Socket 462/A with a Sound Blaster Live! card.

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these are good! is there going to be a new 462 based pc with a cool keyboard soon?