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Reply 17080 of 17901, by chrismeyer6

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mastergamma12 wrote on 2020-11-06, 06:31:
chrismeyer6 wrote on 2020-11-06, 06:26:
mastergamma12 wrote on 2020-11-06, 05:48:

I got XP running natively on a B450 board + a Ryzen 5 1600 with full USB support + AHCI and ACPI working.

How does XP perform on that system?

It literally flies. Only bottleneck is the Zotac 9600GT I installed.

That's seriously awesome. What did you have to do to get drivers working?

Reply 17081 of 17901, by mastergamma12

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chrismeyer6 wrote on 2020-11-06, 06:41:
mastergamma12 wrote on 2020-11-06, 06:31:
chrismeyer6 wrote on 2020-11-06, 06:26:

How does XP perform on that system?

It literally flies. Only bottleneck is the Zotac 9600GT I installed.

That's seriously awesome. What did you have to do to get drivers working?

Had to replace the acpi file that windows xp loads, had to grab a backported ahci driver and a backported usb 3 driver.

I'll post a pic later.

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Reply 17082 of 17901, by mastergamma12

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Reply 17083 of 17901, by the_ultra_code

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mastergamma12 wrote on 2020-11-06, 06:58:

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Again, nutty. Did you modify "modern" drivers to work on XP or did someone else do it?

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* USB2 PCI Card in Win98 SE
* Futuremark Result Browsers

Reply 17084 of 17901, by mastergamma12

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the_ultra_code wrote on 2020-11-06, 08:03:
mastergamma12 wrote on 2020-11-06, 06:58:

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Again, nutty. Did you modify "modern" drivers to work on XP or did someone else do it?

Someone else, Think it was Daniel K and the folks at the Win-Raid forums.

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The Final Lan Party (My Windows Xp/7 rig) (Core i7 980x, GTX 480,DFI Lanparty UT X58-T3eH8,)

Reply 17085 of 17901, by chrismeyer6

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That is just awesome nice work my friend. I wonder if it'll work for XP pro 64 to make use of 8 or 16 gigs of RAM. I know that would be way overkill for XP but it would just be awesome none the less.

Reply 17086 of 17901, by gex85

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Today I made this:

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A proprietary loop cable for the Miro Hiscore 3D Voodoo card that I bought the other day.
Soldering this 9-pin mini DIN connector was a bit of a PITA, but the result seems to be OK, now I have to set up a test system to actually test the card.

Apart from that, I continued to install Windows 98, updates, games and other software onto my newly acquired childhood PC, the 1999 Medion MT26, Pentium II 400 MHz.

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Reply 17088 of 17901, by Mister Xiado

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Ordered a pair of EIDE ISA cards from Anatek/Alltronics to see if one will sort out my 486 not liking CDROM drives. The second card is for the 486 tower I have that is all but bereft of expansion cards, and has no IDE support on the motherboard, though I will likely have to acquire more cards, since having a solitary hard drive (and requisite CDROM drive) in a system feels strange to me these days. I still need to re-DALLAS that 486 tower, as it's the worst-off of my two afflicted systems.
I've still done nothing with my first computer (AMD K6-2 300), though it could probably use a controller card in PCI form, as it hates drives larger than 20(?) GB, and most of my spares are 80GB or larger.

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Reply 17089 of 17901, by TechieDude

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chrismeyer6 wrote on 2020-11-06, 12:26:

That is just awesome nice work my friend. I wonder if it'll work for XP pro 64 to make use of 8 or 16 gigs of RAM. I know that would be way overkill for XP but it would just be awesome none the less.

I don't think overkill is something foreign to us 🤣

Reply 17091 of 17901, by mastergamma12

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I swapped out the mini itx board I was using for a B450 matx board, threw in a Audigy RX and it runs just like a Audigy 4 would. Very happy.

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The Final Lan Party (My Windows Xp/7 rig) (Core i7 980x, GTX 480,DFI Lanparty UT X58-T3eH8,)

Reply 17092 of 17901, by brostenen

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Salient wrote on 2020-11-03, 20:18:

Fired up the Amiga 1200 after years of neglect.

Still works like a charm!

Nice.... Just smell it. Please. If it has the slightest smell of fish, then recap ASAP. Commodore used cheap Chinese caps in the 1990's.
If they leak, you can quickly find yourself in a situation were the machine needs an extreme makeover (if you get my drift).
Better let the old lady age with beauty, than fixing her up with some makeup, because she had skin damage.

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

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Reply 17093 of 17901, by ragefury32

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Spent a few hours last night working on my ThinkPads -

A) Tried to install BeOS R5 on the 560E - no dice, the machine does not seem to boot off PCMCIA ATAPI, and the boot floppy does not seem to support PCMCIA CDROMs - have to find an alternative way to get the machine to boot.

B) Tried to install OpenStep 4.2 on the machine - also no dice. The drivers support PCMCIA SCSI but not ATAPI, so that’s a no-go with the CDROM drive.

C) Looks like the ThinkPad T21 developed the BoD/blink of death issue (known fault on the machines). I think I’ll need to take it apart and check the ADP3421 power regulator chip to see if the power-good pin (pin 16?) is coming in within spec. *ugh* - time to look into SMD component level repair with a hot air pencil setup.

Reply 17094 of 17901, by aha2940

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Just received a couple blank ATX shields and I had to use the dremel to make the AT keyboard and PS/2 mouse holes for the ports. I still have to find a way to make the holes for the parallel and serial ports.

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Reply 17095 of 17901, by lolo799

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ragefury32 wrote on 2020-11-07, 14:53:

Spent a few hours last night working on my ThinkPads -

A) Tried to install BeOS R5 on the 560E - no dice, the machine does not seem to boot off PCMCIA ATAPI, and the boot floppy does not seem to support PCMCIA CDROMs - have to find an alternative way to get the machine to boot.

You can try with BeWrite from http://euc.jp/beos/beware.en.html, or using the Personal Edition would also make it easy to install BeOS.

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Reply 17096 of 17901, by PTherapist

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Today I've been playing around more with my recently revived 8088 motherboard. It's fully functional now, after being a dead motherboard for about 22 years.

So I've just been playing some 80s DOS games on it to put it through it's paces. The 10MHz Siemens 8088 CPU handles stuff like After Burner II & Prince of Persia (just 2 random late 80s titles I tried) quite well and turbos down happily to 4.77MHz for earlier speed sensitive titles.

Pretty much the only issue I had was getting my CGA card working, which won't output colour. There is what looks like a potentiometer on the motherboard, but alas I don't have anything small enough to fit into it at present. I'll probably stick with VGA on this board though and leave the CGA card in my IBM XT 5160 build.

Reply 17097 of 17901, by FazzaGBR

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Today I have been servicing a couple of 17" Acer Pentium 4 Laptops (a beast of a laptop with a built-in sub-woofer and no less than 3 fans for the CPU and GPU)!

I mixed and matched parts to get one fully working and nice looking laptop and the other one has a few scratches on the lid but no sound so needs a replacement motherboard when I get around to it.

Windows XP now installed (along with the drivers), just copying WSUS Offline to a memory stick so I can install Windows/Microsoft Updates on the laptop as the official Microsoft site (just the other week) finally stopped working - luckily I saw this coming to got WSUS Offline a few months ago 😀

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Reply 17098 of 17901, by Bruninho

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Just played a bit with my QEMU VMs to tidy them up for my Mac after the iPad Pro debacle. I've set up a mitmproxy from homebrew to let macOS 9.2.1 Classilla browser access some sites that require TLS > 1.1.

Now I am fighting with a slow OS X Leopard VM to bring it up too with mitmproxy.

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Reply 17099 of 17901, by pentiumspeed

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After finding out the FPM chips from china for my cirrus logic 5436 is fake so I knew I had some other chips hiding in the bins of my video cards so searched for them long time and found 8 pieces of real deal at 50ns from other seller, not chinese so I'll solder them on at 2MB configuration.

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