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Reply 22340 of 22837, by JustJulião

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Getting ready to have some Tualafun with what appears to be the Queen of 440BX boards.

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Reply 22341 of 22837, by creepingnet

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V20 and 8087 were ordered for the Tandy 1000A on Friday. I decided to skip on the SmartWatch+ because the price went up, and it's not really a necessity, especially when I have SNTP on the Tandy already to set the date and time from the atomic clock.

Reinstalled some of the bigger games on the Tandy, mostly to see what improvement (if any) that V20 and 8087 will make on the one's that work, and see if I can get some others working that suddenly stopped with this HDD Reload (Ultima 5, Ultima 6) and maybe even Castlevania which has Tandy drivers but somehow is not displaying anything.

Also ran TopBench, going to bench it before and ofter mods and see where it sits.

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Reply 22342 of 22837, by debs3759

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creepingnet wrote on 2022-08-08, 15:13:

V20 and 8087 were ordered for the Tandy 1000A on Friday. I decided to skip on the SmartWatch+ because the price went up, and it's not really a necessity, especially when I have SNTP on the Tandy already to set the date and time from the atomic clock.

Reinstalled some of the bigger games on the Tandy, mostly to see what improvement (if any) that V20 and 8087 will make on the one's that work, and see if I can get some others working that suddenly stopped with this HDD Reload (Ultima 5, Ultima 6) and maybe even Castlevania which has Tandy drivers but somehow is not displaying anything.

Also ran TopBench, going to bench it before and ofter mods and see where it sits.

V20 is supposed to be faster at the same speed (how is that a valid English statement?). Better ipc (or should that be less clocks per instruction?) and extra instructions.

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Reply 22343 of 22837, by LoK

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That's Inwin V700 case.

gmaverick2k wrote on 2022-08-07, 07:38:
There is a listing on ebay at the moment for an exact same PC I had in 1999, same model serial too. ATi rage pro onboard, AMD K6 […]
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There is a listing on ebay at the moment for an exact same PC I had in 1999, same model serial too. ATi rage pro onboard, AMD K6-2 exact same monitor LG 775N. Sad to say its a six hour round trip so wont be able to buy it. Never again, same config 🙁 The only difference were the speakers, I had cheap labtec at the time...
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/175371351035
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Reply 22344 of 22837, by smtkr

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JustJulião wrote on 2022-08-08, 14:04:

Getting ready to have some Tualafun with what appears to be the Queen of 440BX boards.
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Which cooler are you using in that picture?

Reply 22345 of 22837, by bofh.fromhell

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smtkr wrote on 2022-08-09, 03:25:
JustJulião wrote on 2022-08-08, 14:04:

Getting ready to have some Tualafun with what appears to be the Queen of 440BX boards.
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Which cooler are you using in that picture?

Looks like this:
https://store.cwc-group.com/jac313c.html
Or this:
https://store.cwc-group.com/so370lowprco.html

Good looking coolers!

Reply 22346 of 22837, by BetaC

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Somewhat not-retro given the age of things, but it's something that exists for the sake of easier transferring of files to retro, so I digress. I spent today working, and installing a combination of OSX 10.4 and 10.6.8 on my recently bought Mac Mini 2007. The former is for writing directly to SD cards running HFS, and the latter for nostalgia, and practical use. It's easier to get things for snow leopard on intel than it is to do the same for tiger, which has a lot of PPC love.

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Reply 22347 of 22837, by TrashPanda

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Testing out a MX4000 with a 128bit memory bus, I didn't think this card ever came out with a bus bigger than 64bit but this card does in fact have a 128bit bus along with being PCI, quite an interesting little card its going back into storage till I have a system to dedicate to it for some benchmarks.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 22348 of 22837, by JustJulião

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smtkr wrote on 2022-08-09, 03:25:
JustJulião wrote on 2022-08-08, 14:04:

Getting ready to have some Tualafun with what appears to be the Queen of 440BX boards.
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Which cooler are you using in that picture?

I didn't know before bofh.fromhell's link but it was in an IBM SurePOS 4810-340 cooling a Via C3 1.2GHz.

bofh.fromhell wrote on 2022-08-09, 04:32:
Looks like this: https://store.cwc-group.com/jac313c.html Or this: https://store.cwc-group.com/so370lowprco.html […]
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smtkr wrote on 2022-08-09, 03:25:
JustJulião wrote on 2022-08-08, 14:04:

Getting ready to have some Tualafun with what appears to be the Queen of 440BX boards.
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Which cooler are you using in that picture?

Looks like this:
https://store.cwc-group.com/jac313c.html
Or this:
https://store.cwc-group.com/so370lowprco.html

Good looking coolers!

Nice ! I knew that supplier (and they never replied me about shipping outside the US...) but I never checked their coolers. I choosed this one among my stock because it looks gorgeous whereas I want to push the Tualatin quite far. Might be challenging, that's why I will delid it. Another comparable competitor was Evercool's copper one (with a fan of course).

I got convinced by the very thick copper base and the looks (the black part gives it a nice finished look).

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Reply 22349 of 22837, by appiah4

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Downgraded my 1996-1998 build from a Slot-1 PIII-500 to a more era appropriate SS7 K6-2/400. That will probably be enough to max the Voodoo Banshee at 800x600 anyhow.

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Reply 22350 of 22837, by Ydee

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JustJulião wrote on 2022-08-08, 14:04:

Getting ready to have some Tualafun with what appears to be the Queen of 440BX boards.
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Ah, EPOX! My beloved brand in a pretty green color... That copper cooler suits her.

Reply 22351 of 22837, by JustJulião

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Ydee wrote on 2022-08-09, 12:04:
JustJulião wrote on 2022-08-08, 14:04:

Getting ready to have some Tualafun with what appears to be the Queen of 440BX boards.
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Ah, EPOX! My beloved brand in a pretty green color... That copper cooler suits her.

Love it too. Underated IMO although prices on eBay tend to make me wrong.

Reply 22352 of 22837, by creepingnet

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When things got a little slow, I decided to re-write the entire GEM Computer Products/Micro Equip. Corp. (MEC)/C.MORE information page on my neocities site. I've been toying for a long time on doing big pages on vintage "white box" PC systems and their various regional manufacturers. It's just something I've always found interesting. Seems these guys were somewhere between "Compaq" and that little computer shop downtown that sold AMD DX4s with PC Chips M912 motherboards in them for $999. I was quite surprised to find out about them having a presence in California and Salt Lake City in the early 90's.....seems they could have joined the ranks of the Gang of Nine if they had had just a little more success.

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Reply 22353 of 22837, by DerBaum

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Sorting soundcards into new bins. Should have gotten more bins then two...
Right box Aztech, left box anything else (Creative Live! cards and Ensoniq Audio PCI will get a seperate bin).

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Reply 22354 of 22837, by pan069

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DerBaum wrote on 2022-08-09, 23:52:

Sorting soundcards into new bins. Should have gotten more bins then two...
Right box Aztech, left box anything else (Creative Live! cards and Ensoniq Audio PCI will get a seperate bin).
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Show us your Ultrasound bin 😀

Reply 22355 of 22837, by TheAbandonwareGuy

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Fellow owners of hundreds of GPUs: Does anybody have a source for good, sturdys boxes that are about the right size for graphics cards? I need around 200.

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Reply 22356 of 22837, by TrashPanda

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TheAbandonwareGuy wrote on 2022-08-10, 03:15:

Fellow owners of hundreds of GPUs: Does anybody have a source for good, sturdys boxes that are about the right size for graphics cards? I need around 200.

I think you need more than boxes here.

Your gonna need boxes to store the boxes for the GPUs.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 22357 of 22837, by Sphere478

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TheAbandonwareGuy wrote on 2022-08-10, 03:15:

Fellow owners of hundreds of GPUs: Does anybody have a source for good, sturdys boxes that are about the right size for graphics cards? I need around 200.

I think these are for sorting letters.

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Reply 22358 of 22837, by MarkP

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Sorting out software and hardware closer to the stage when I will start inventorying them. I've given my self until January next year to put the items on a spreadsheet.

Reply 22359 of 22837, by Kahenraz

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TheAbandonwareGuy wrote on 2022-08-10, 03:15:

Fellow owners of hundreds of GPUs: Does anybody have a source for good, sturdys boxes that are about the right size for graphics cards? I need around 200.

I put them in cut-to-form anti-static bags with labels and pack these into stackable plastic bins. I leave the end of the I/O shield outside of the bag to make optimal use of bin space and so that it's easier to see what ports are available while browsing.

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