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Reply 22380 of 22837, by debs3759

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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. 😏

Most of my graphics cards are stored in comic book storage boxes. Super strong and stackable, but hard to find anything specific. I'll be putting everything in smaller shipping boxes soon, and testing / cataloging everything. Got to get organised so I can start selling duplicates to pay the UK's extortionate power bills 🙁

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Reply 22381 of 22837, by DerBaum

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

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

This is not just a regular random stack of Live! cards...
Its the assimilation of Ensoniqs Audio PCI to Creative Soundblaster 128.
The death of Ensoniq.

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Reply 22382 of 22837, by creepingnet

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All my excess hardware lives in an old pinfeed printer paper box that a friend in Seattle gave me when I gave me a bunch of his stuff years ago. All my cards live in there as well (I don't have a lot of cards, I prefer to fix stuff up these days when I can).

Last night, did even more work on the Tandy. V20 is working, and I FINALLY figured out why Ultima V and Ultima VI were not running (and Castlevania) - because my XUB (XT-IDE) was conflicting with the Tandy's CGA VRAM. Apparently some part of the old version I was using was leaking into the CGA/TGA memory space. Once I upgraded to the latest release using IDE_XTPL.BIN, no more issues.

Benchmarks show the V20 being faster than a 6MHz 1000EX which is a bit surprising to me. Also explains why this thing feels more like my first computer (1000 SX) now.

And finally, the 8087 shipped, ordered it on the 6th, went out yesterday. So soon I'll have that. I have some games that use that (CYAFT, MSFS, Sim City), and I think DOSLynx can leverage it as well.

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Reply 22383 of 22837, by liqmat

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Packing up a 14" CRT for shipment. If it doesn't bounce like a beach ball, it's not fit to ship.

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Reply 22384 of 22837, by pentiumspeed

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CAUTION! I had sellers heavy items shipped to me, in bubble wrap and was not enough in my experience. Bubble wrap popped and deflated.
Actually needs more packing with care. Bubble wrap is too weak and amount used is not *ENOUGH* for heavy CRT. Need to double box that with tight padding in between.

Cheers,

Great Northern aka Canada.

Reply 22385 of 22837, by Shreddoc

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If you can't drop it onto concrete from one metre high and have reasonable confidence it'll survive, then it's not packed enough.

Because there's every chance that's exactly what'll happen to it.

I've received before, a CRT with metal frame smashed in, from the massive blows it clearly took during shipping.

Now, I'd go with no less than 10cm thickness of firm industrial foam battens, times 2 (i.e. double boxed and padded).

Reply 22386 of 22837, by liqmat

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pentiumspeed wrote on 2022-08-12, 00:43:

CAUTION! I had sellers heavy items shipped to me, in bubble wrap and was not enough in my experience. Bubble wrap popped and deflated.
Actually needs more packing with care. Bubble wrap is too weak and amount used is not *ENOUGH* for heavy CRT. Need to double box that with tight padding in between.

Cheers,

I've shipped many. Haven't lost one yet.

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Reply 22387 of 22837, by TrashPanda

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Not really retro but related, had to buy a new Multimeter today ...old one finally gave up the ghost but I might be able to repair it since its one of the probe sockets thats broken. Also stocked up on Iso, PCB Cleaner and contact cleaner, I've got another bunch of PCI&AGP GPUs on the way that will need cleaning and testing before I throw the ones I dont keep back into the pool to be sold.

I want to get a Oscilloscope and Ultrasonic cleaner eventually and try my hand at reviving boards with Varta Leprosy.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 22388 of 22837, by debs3759

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Been doing more organising. I think I've sorted about half my collection now. Just can't stop hoarding though 😄

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See my graphics card database at www.gpuzoo.com
Constantly being worked on. Feel free to message me with any corrections or details of cards you would like me to research and add.

Reply 22389 of 22837, by liqmat

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debs3759 wrote on 2022-08-12, 02:18:

Been doing more organising. I think I've sorted about half my collection now. Just can't stop hoarding though 😄

Looks like you have a rather extensive motherboard collection going on.

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Reply 22390 of 22837, by Kahenraz

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holdencars11 wrote on 2022-08-11, 11:58:
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 🤣

Dunk it into a container or cheap vinegar or ketchup. 😀

Reply 22391 of 22837, by debs3759

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liqmat wrote on 2022-08-12, 02:37:
debs3759 wrote on 2022-08-12, 02:18:

Been doing more organising. I think I've sorted about half my collection now. Just can't stop hoarding though 😄

Looks like you have a rather extensive motherboard collection going on.

Yeah, about 150. Going to start testing soon, and thin it out to one or two for each socket (maybe 3 or 4 for sockets that a long life cycle, so I cover all CPUs)

See my graphics card database at www.gpuzoo.com
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Reply 22392 of 22837, by davidrg

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I got briefly distracted from adding SSH support to C-Kermit for Windows by the question: "It builds with Visual C++ 6 SP6, will it build with Visual C++ 5?"

With a few features turned off at compile time (NTLM Auth, and authentication in general), yes it does build with Visual C++ 5.0! Then I wondered about Visual C++ 4.0. A few minor adjustments and it builds there too! So what about Visual C++ 2.0... Well, that took a lot of work and a lot of features turned off (modem/TAPI support, the toolbar, anything using the rich edit control) and whole lot of "if Visual C++ 2.0 or older, do this thing slightly differently" or, in the case of window resize events, do nothing. But it builds and runs. Perhaps the first time C-Kermit has ever run on Windows NT 3.50?

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Perhaps someday I'll reimplement the resize code for NT 3.50/3.1 and figure out why kermit file transfers are broken when built with Visual C++ 5.0 or older. But it was an interesting exercise and I finally got to exercise my collection of vintage versions of Visual C++! I did start on getting it to build with Visual C++ 1.0 32-bit Edition and while the compiler handles the code fine I think the included Win32 SDK will take a fair bit of effort if its possible at all as it was complaining about code to do with serial connections. Perhaps a project for another day once I've dealt with all the things necessary to make this useful for modern work.

Reply 22393 of 22837, by JustJulião

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Installed a DVD burner and a FDD/SD combo that fit my old Lian Li case (the one that hosts the Soyo P4s Dragon Ultra and the Voodoo 5).

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Reply 22394 of 22837, by Meatball

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JustJulião wrote on 2022-08-12, 14:28:

Installed a DVD burner and a FDD/SD combo that fit my old Lian Li case (the one that hosts the Soyo P4s Dragon Ultra and the Voodoo 5).
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What a great looking system outside (and I presume inside). This is the kind of machine that would make me think: "That's it... there' no better retro machine than this... I'm done with buying up hardware."

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Reply 22395 of 22837, by liqmat

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JustJulião wrote on 2022-08-12, 14:28:

Installed a DVD burner and a FDD/SD combo that fit my old Lian Li case (the one that hosts the Soyo P4s Dragon Ultra and the Voodoo 5).
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Yeah, that's a flat out gorgeous looking system.

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Reply 22396 of 22837, by JustJulião

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Thank you guys !

Meatball wrote on 2022-08-12, 14:32:
JustJulião wrote on 2022-08-12, 14:28:

Installed a DVD burner and a FDD/SD combo that fit my old Lian Li case (the one that hosts the Soyo P4s Dragon Ultra and the Voodoo 5).
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What a great looking system outside (and I presume inside). This is the kind of machine that would make me think: "That's it... there' no better retro machine than this... I'm done with buying up hardware."

Not so good with all these cables, but parts sure look good !
What you say is exactly what I have in mind, I have several of this "definitive" projects, but covering every aspect takes time and is expansive. For this one I might add a fan controller (grey too, of course) because Molex fans are noisy.

Reply 22397 of 22837, by psychz

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A few years ago (~2018?) I was on the lookout for red PCB hardware to make a build. Back then I scored a Iwill P4HT2 i845PE s478 motherboard and a Powercolor R96-HD3 (Radeon 9600/256MB) for next to nothing, but both were shot so I quit the idea. Three days ago I found them in the storage and decided to give them more time before throwing away.

Turns out that the motherboard had a corrupt BIOS. After I flashed with the TL866 the latest image I got off the net, I actually got the POST card to show something useful and tested it with a PCI S3 card. Then I cleaned thoroughly all the slots/contacts on that thing and I got it to boot consistently every time. Took out of my CPU box a nice SL6EF 2.4GHz FSB533 Northwood to run it with. As for the GFX card, it had three blown 1000uf electrolytics which had to be replaced. After cleaning the HS, lubing the fan and changing the old yellow thermal paste residue to fresh MX4, I got it all to work.

I'm thinking of making it a Win98SE box, though I wonder about 9600's DOS game compatibility. For sound, I plan to disable the on-board ALC, might pair it either with a SB Live! or a Yamaha WaveForce 192XG.

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Its not like components found in trash after 20 years in rain dont still work flawlessly.

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Reply 22398 of 22837, by chrismeyer6

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JustJulião wrote on 2022-08-12, 15:12:
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Thank you guys !

Meatball wrote on 2022-08-12, 14:32:
JustJulião wrote on 2022-08-12, 14:28:

Installed a DVD burner and a FDD/SD combo that fit my old Lian Li case (the one that hosts the Soyo P4s Dragon Ultra and the Voodoo 5).
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What a great looking system outside (and I presume inside). This is the kind of machine that would make me think: "That's it... there' no better retro machine than this... I'm done with buying up hardware."

Not so good with all these cables, but parts sure look good !
What you say is exactly what I have in mind, I have several of this "definitive" projects, but covering every aspect takes time and is expansive. For this one I might add a fan controller (grey too, of course) because Molex fans are noisy.

I've always Loved that Lian Li case. It's just so simple but also beautiful and elegant. It reminds me of the simple and clean looks of Case Labs cases.

Reply 22399 of 22837, by creepingnet

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Explaining for the 1001th time on my lunch break to people that my job sits in the flight path of a airport, has 1 bar of cell reception, and has a heavily restricted wifi network due to a "security event" a couple years ago and the knee-jerk reaction that went from WFWG 311 level security to security that often breaks/restricts actual work from happening making any sort of use of a cellular device tricky at best.

Jeesus, and people wonder why us I.T. people are cranky all the damn time. Yeah, remember yesterday, when I told you the same thing? Shoot, they'd be the ones standing in the middle of a remote region looking at their cell phone shedding a tear because they don't know what to do - I'd be the one who'd just walk away and listen for predators as I try to find a way out of my situation.

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