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Reply 22360 of 22837, by DerBaum

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pan069 wrote on 2022-08-10, 02:43:

Show us your Ultrasound bin 😀

Im not interested in the overpriced rare ones. I like the cheap janky offbrand cards that nobody cares for.
I will never in my life pay hundreds of euros for a card that i have no connection to.

Where is the fun to already know how it will sound and that it works perfectly?
Each one of these cards sound slightly different, and it is real joy to figure them out...

What i can show you is this:

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This is probably the most interesting and expensive (30 €) soundcard i own.
It is a Aztech Sound Galaxy NX II (MMSD801) .
Its the first card of Aztech using the "new" style of FCC ids. But it doesnt use "MMSN" prefix like all other Aztech cards (ecxept of one other card).
It is also the last card of Aztech using a OPL2 (Yamaha YM3812).
It supports Soundblaster, Adlib, Covox Speech thing and Disney Sound source.
And it looks pretty good with all the smd resistors lining up in rows.

Reply 22361 of 22837, by bjwil1991

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I have the NX Pro and NX Pro 16 variants (the NX Pro was free and the NX Pro 16 was about $76 NIB) and they're both amazing. If I can find a SCSI drive addon for the card, I might get a schematic done and make new ones. However, they are unicorns and hard to find.

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Reply 22362 of 22837, by TheAbandonwareGuy

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Sphere478 wrote on 2022-08-10, 05:17:
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.

This image gives me nightmares about missing Surface Mount Devices on those boards. I'm pretty meticulous about my GPU storage, I put them into an anti static shield bag (the silver metallic type), then into a pink anti static bag, then into a container. What I don't have are small boxes to put them in so I can fit 10+ of those boxes into a larger box and get some sort of organizational system going. As it stands, they spread out all over. I found 5 GPUs in a box that I forgot I even owned the other day.

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Reply 22363 of 22837, by appiah4

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Haha VOGONS would have a heart attack if I shared photos of my hardware stacked inside plastic crates with absolutely no protection. I mean, I would get boxes and bags for all, but then I would need twice or thrice the storage space, and I don't have that.

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Reply 22364 of 22837, by PD2JK

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As long as you don't touch it, it will be fine. 😉

Today I did something really stupid. I stopped a spinning CPU fan and then probably a transistor blew on an AOpen MX3S-T board. Sigh...

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Reply 22365 of 22837, by Shreddoc

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People with perfectly organised collections don't do enough Using. People with fully messy collections don't do enough Organising. I'm sure there's a healthy middle ground in there somewhere. But don't look at me, I haven't found it.

Reply 22366 of 22837, by creepingnet

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NEC V20 came in today - holy crap I did not expect that kind of Speed Boost out of a Tandy 1000A. Monkey Island (in 16-color TGA) is actually playable now.

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Reply 22367 of 22837, by chrismeyer6

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creepingnet wrote on 2022-08-11, 01:41:

NEC V20 came in today - holy crap I did not expect that kind of Speed Boost out of a Tandy 1000A. Monkey Island (in 16-color TGA) is actually playable now.

The NEC V20 is a hell of an upgrade for 8088 based systems. I had one in my PCJr I went slightly crazy with upgrades and I regret selling that system.

Reply 22368 of 22837, by TrashPanda

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chrismeyer6 wrote on 2022-08-11, 01:52:
creepingnet wrote on 2022-08-11, 01:41:

NEC V20 came in today - holy crap I did not expect that kind of Speed Boost out of a Tandy 1000A. Monkey Island (in 16-color TGA) is actually playable now.

The NEC V20 is a hell of an upgrade for 8088 based systems. I had one in my PCJr I went slightly crazy with upgrades and I regret selling that system.

Ouch

I know that feeling.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 22369 of 22837, by holdencars11

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Polishing the fins on a Zalman Socket 462 cooler...

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Reply 22371 of 22837, by PD2JK

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PD2JK wrote on 2022-08-10, 21:12:

Today I did something really stupid. I stopped a spinning CPU fan and then probably a transistor blew on an AOpen MX3S-T board. Sigh...

Repaired it today. Salvaged from a donor Asus P5S800-VM; I took a transistor next to the fan header and it works.

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Reply 22372 of 22837, by dormcat

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Tried installing Peppermint 32-bit on my MSI Wind U100 netbook. The result was far worse than my previous attempt with Raspberry Pi Desktop: always got "unknown filesystem" error message followed by the GRUB Rescue prompt. Tried many ways but just couldn't fix the problem.

Guess I'll just leave my U100 with WinXP. 🙄

Reply 22373 of 22837, by kdr

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Spent the evening getting the new AREA 5150 demo running on my IBM PC. After all, it's not every day that there's new software released for the 8088!

The demo is meant to be run from a hard drive but I keep my 5150 in its original state: just the dual 360K floppy drives. Managed to get it working in the end, thanks to DOS 3.30 and the APPEND command: spread the demo files across two floppies and APPEND them together to turn it into a gigantic 720K virtual drive!

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And wow, these graphics are insane! The CGA can't do that!

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...and yet somehow, yes, the CGA can do that!

Here's a (not very good) video capture of the demo release with audience reactions:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xJZ9I4iqg8

Reply 22374 of 22837, by holdencars11

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Kahenraz wrote on 2022-08-11, 05:48:

I find it easier to dunk it under the faucet and use a nylon brush with some mild detergent. There are way too many tiny crevices to try and clean each individually with a flower fan.

Already done that... the copper and aluminium were very heavily oxidised.. I want it to shine again 🤣

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Reply 22375 of 22837, by DerBaum

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I have heard that some people are really triggered from storing cards without antistatic bags.
So i bought even smaller bins and put even more cards inside. 😏

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Reply 22377 of 22837, by canthearu

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DerBaum wrote on 2022-08-11, 12:41:

I have heard that some people are really triggered from storing cards without antistatic bags.
So i bought even smaller bins and put even more cards inside. 😏

Yeah, but everyone has a huge stack of Live! cards .....

Do that with a huge stack of voodoo 1 cards and watch the internet rage!

Reply 22378 of 22837, by appiah4

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canthearu wrote on 2022-08-11, 12:59:
DerBaum wrote on 2022-08-11, 12:41:

I have heard that some people are really triggered from storing cards without antistatic bags.
So i bought even smaller bins and put even more cards inside. 😏

Yeah, but everyone has a huge stack of Live! cards .....

Do that with a huge stack of voodoo 1 cards and watch the internet rage!

Voodoo 1? Meh. Do it with Voodoo 5 5500 PCIs.

I'd trade a working Voodoo 1 for a working Voodoo Rush PCI. Am I crazy?

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Reply 22379 of 22837, by MarkP

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I acquired an Amiga A600 many years ago. Apart from making sure everything is okey dokey I haven't done much with it.

This afternoon I started to have a gander. Having a great time playing with it. I have it hooked up to a SANYO LCD TV via AV cables. Sound is crisp from the LCD TVs speakers. I've got a SMART PCMIA 2 2meg flash card using PrepCard in the Tools Draw on the "Extras" disk I can use the flash card as permanent storage or use it as RAM. Quite neat.

I have two external fdds which makes life a bit easier the just the internal fdd.

I've got WorkBench 2.1 with installation disk. I am going to make non volition storage via the internal IDE port.

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