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Reply 14700 of 16123, by xtgold

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downloaded the netzero dialer
on that now
I had forgotten what the netzero banner looks like
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juno should be the same,same company owns both.

Reply 14701 of 16123, by Merovign

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I found a couple of Foxconn coolers for Socket 4/5 or so (need to measure/check). Going to junk a bunch of old ATX PSUs but I have to steal some cables and a fan first.

See a lot of beautiful desktop form factor machines here lately, I'm still one short though I have one now and a couple of Macs (one Mac one clone). After things loosen up a bit I may try to offer some 2-1 trades to try to get my hands on something like an XT and/or an Everex or Tristar or something.

Still doing Spring Cleaning, managed to blow a bunch of dust in my face a couple of hours ago and I still smell it and suffering some allergic response. Glad no one is watching me they'd think I was infected.

Was going to throw out one of those phone-base speaker assembles but it's pretty burly and a Klipsch, so I'm going to test it first.

Need to build some cardboard boxes to store full-height cards like I used the USPS boxes to hang sub-full cards. Need to get my storage density up (and make it easier to catalog stuff to keep or sell later).

Need to find some better way to store HDDs than stacked on anti-static wrap on a metal shelf, but that's also cheap. Trying to clear some shelf space.

Found a SyQuest ez flyer 230 external, don't have the power brick but the connector looks awful Commodore-ey.

Found my C64 Wishbringer box, so now I have C64 disks to test my 1541 and 1571 with! Have Legacy of the Ancients around somewhere I think.

It's lucky I have this huge stack of stuff to play with since I'm on "enhanced precautions" or whatever you want to call it.

Reply 14702 of 16123, by kolderman

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Finally found a voodoo2 passthrough cable that seems to work well with the monitor (no timing erros), and is not corrupting color. Harder to find than you might think, and this was a non-ideal 1m length.

Reply 14703 of 16123, by Bancho

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liqmat wrote on 2020-04-02, 16:13:

Would you do me a big favor and run 3DMark 2001. I have a very similar system I would like to compare to your results. Thanks!

I ran 2001SE for you liqmat. I'm interested to see how it compares to your machine.

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Reply 14704 of 16123, by gex85

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Attempted the Dallas RTC mod for the first time and it did in fact work out pretty well.
It's a bit of a tight fit between the VRM holder and the BIOS chip, but still OK. Board is a Shuttle HOT-541.

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Now the board is ready to be used in a new build. I think I will use it with this 286 desktop case that I got with a Gigabyte Slot 1 AT board installed. Built like a tank, labelled "Privileg" (a brand used by German mailorder pioneer "Quelle"). I don't have any real use for such a system but it should be fun to build!

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Reply 14706 of 16123, by wiretap

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kolderman wrote on 2020-04-03, 19:14:

Someone should sell those Dallas mods on eBay.

They already are, except it uses a new PCB with coin cell battery on top. However, it usually just ends up being cheaper to buy a newly manufactured Dallas chip from Mouser or Digikey since they are only $10. There are very few instances of incompatibility of a newly manufactured RTC.. if that's the case, the best option would be the coin cell mod or external battery.

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Reply 14707 of 16123, by liqmat

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Bancho wrote on 2020-04-03, 09:56:
I ran 2001SE for you liqmat. I'm interested to see how it compares to your machine. […]
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liqmat wrote on 2020-04-02, 16:13:

Would you do me a big favor and run 3DMark 2001. I have a very similar system I would like to compare to your results. Thanks!

I ran 2001SE for you liqmat. I'm interested to see how it compares to your machine.

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9268 for me, but no OC on my 1.4 like yours. I am using a 5950U though. Would you be able to easily bench without the OC? If not, no biggie. My Socket 370 gear is packed up in storage currently.

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Reply 14708 of 16123, by Horun

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Cleaned up my KR-8010, not computer but definitely vintage ! 1978 and weighs about 40-45 pounds. Have had this for quite a few years and use it in my Garage/shop area powering some early 80's Infinity towers. The cd player is a Denon DCM-360 that has worked flawlessly for decades.
https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/ken … d/kr-8010.shtml
Tomorrow will try to refurb the PSU in that Laser XT/3 with new caps but if need be will swap a newer AT psu board into the old psu case..

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

Reply 14709 of 16123, by bjwil1991

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Was attempting to fix an Original Xbox 1.6 and broke three traces (will get a board + HDD combo on eBay to replace both since the board was beyond repairs anyway), got my old Aztech Sound Galaxy NX Pro to almost work (gets detected, no sound), attempted to repair it as well without success (still no sound), and the last bad luck, attempting to reinstall Windows 95C with another CD since the other one that can take a CD key I throw at it is scratched up on my 10x 5.25" bay case Pentium 100 build so that I can get everything all sorted out (put in the 4.3GB Western Digital that was in my Packard Bell after I upgraded the BIOS to the latest one since it only liked HDDs less than 2GB) with error messages when installing the drivers for everything. Still need to get the video card drivers for Windows 95C and possibly upgrade the CD-ROM drive for multisession support, but if I want to downgrade to a 486, a double-speed CD-ROM drive (currently installed) would suffice for period correctness and install the other CD-ROM drive for multisession CD-Rs. The Aztech card needs a new thumbwheel potentiometer as the legs on the current one broke off and I cannot find my spare.

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Systems from C64 to FX-6300.

Reply 14710 of 16123, by Bancho

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liqmat wrote on 2020-04-03, 22:24:
Bancho wrote on 2020-04-03, 09:56:
I ran 2001SE for you liqmat. I'm interested to see how it compares to your machine. […]
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liqmat wrote on 2020-04-02, 16:13:

Would you do me a big favor and run 3DMark 2001. I have a very similar system I would like to compare to your results. Thanks!

I ran 2001SE for you liqmat. I'm interested to see how it compares to your machine.

hDUbsoIl.jpg

9268 for me, but no OC on my 1.4 like yours. I am using a 5950U though. Would you be able to easily bench without the OC? If not, no biggie. My Socket 370 gear is packed up in storage currently.

Just ran it stock 1.4 and i returned a score of 9732

Reply 14711 of 16123, by Bruninho

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Watching official F1 Rewind on YouTube right now, 1996 Monaco GP - A Classic race.

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JOBS, Steve.

Reply 14712 of 16123, by liqmat

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Bancho wrote on 2020-04-04, 12:43:

Just ran it stock 1.4 and i returned a score of 9732

Interesting. We're close, but running a 5950U you would think I would be doing better. Although, when I ran a stock FX5900 and a FX5950U against each other (both Gainward cards) it almost didn't register a difference. I think the 5950U got about 50 more points. The 5950U is an overrated card IMO. Also, the board I'm using it on forces it down to AGP 2x. Curious if your FX5900XT is running in 4x mode? I realize for in-game FPS counts we're close enough that I'm not going to see much difference, but I like to juice as much out of it as I can. IMO a Tualatin 1.4 system is perfect for Win98 gaming.

Reply 14713 of 16123, by andrea

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Today I mended a SB Live! that had a bum 93c46 eeprom. Unfortunately half the pads came out with the old chip.

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Despite being a Dell OEM Value version, I think that the CT4780 is one of the best all-around variants of the Live. It works with the standard Liveware3 drivers, without having to mess with inf files and stuff, it has digital out on board, if that's your kind of thing, it has connectors for both a live drive and analog front panel (although a china-special adapter is needed). And the build quality is not as awful as other Creative Value stuff is ( cough... SB PCI... ).

And it works!
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Reply 14714 of 16123, by LewisRaz

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today I decided to swap out my big compaq P2 machine in my room for my much smaller P3 compaq deskpro. I had to put it back together beforehand and managed to snap the plastic heatsink retention thing so now have to wait for a replacement cooler to arrive.

Reply 14715 of 16123, by bjwil1991

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LewisRaz wrote on 2020-04-04, 16:15:

today I decided to swap out my big compaq P2 machine in my room for my much smaller P3 compaq deskpro. I had to put it back together beforehand and managed to snap the plastic heatsink retention thing so now have to wait for a replacement cooler to arrive.

I had that happen a long time ago on a Compaq Presario tower and ordered a replacement heatsink since it had side clips, which was nice.

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Systems from C64 to FX-6300.

Reply 14716 of 16123, by Horun

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andrea wrote on 2020-04-04, 15:37:

Today I mended a SB Live! that had a bum 93c46 eeprom. Unfortunately half the pads came out with the old chip.

Despite being a Dell OEM Value version, I think that the CT4780 is one of the best all-around variants of the Live. It works with the standard Liveware3 drivers, without having to mess with inf files and stuff, it has digital out on board, if that's your kind of thing, it has connectors for both a live drive and analog front panel (although a china-special adapter is needed). And the build quality is not as awful as other Creative Value stuff is ( cough... SB PCI... ).
And it works!

Good Work. Dell has used very good parts for a long time. I have your cards little sister CT4760.

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

Reply 14717 of 16123, by buff

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This was yesterday, but I decided to try and repair an old Hercules Radeon 8500 LE 128MB. I had killed it with a vmod about 10 years ago.

I took my iron and re-melted all the solder points where I had added wires for the vmod, and cleaned the rest real well with iso. and.......it works now. Was thrilled.

I then had a "dead" Hercules 3D Prophet that I thought was an 8500 64MB. Cleaned the board with iso, and it actually posted for the first time ever. It is a GeForce 2 Ultra, which blew me away. I have wanted one for my collection for awhile, but they cost too much on the bay.

Reply 14718 of 16123, by Horun

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Being locked up and bored decided to work on my old White's Coinmaster metal detector. Is not computer related but is vintage in many ways. Originally built in 1974 using all discreet parts. Replaced a couple transistors and fixed the battery packs to accept regular 8 x AA plus a 9volt (needs a 12v and separate 9v supply). Now it works again though the trannies I used (2n2222) matched close in hfe, Ft, etc to originals, it is a bit more tricky to tune for proper use. I can post pics but a search for White CM4 TR shows what it looks like.

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

Reply 14719 of 16123, by bjwil1991

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Almost gave up on repairing the Aztech Sound Galaxy NX Pro (non-16) card. Turned out the 2 leads that go to FB2 and FB3 behind the jack had no contact. After adding some wiring (I really need 30 AWG wiring or more for trace repairs) to those SMDs and to the output jack, it lives! 1 of 3 projects fixed, need to fix the Windows 95C CD or figure out if I can rip the non-functioning CD and make a new one so that I can get my Pentium 100 to boot with all of the driversets instead of installing drivers one by one as the software crashed and I need to repair the OG Xbox board still (need 30 AWG or more wiring for trace repairs and go from there).

Discord: https://discord.gg/U5dJw7x
Systems from C64 to FX-6300.