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Reply 3820 of 3911, by Joseph_Joestar

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A buddy of mine saved this Permedia 2 from the scrap pile and gave it to me some time ago:

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I initially dismissed it as a professional OpenGL card and put it in storage. However, after recently watching a video on this card, I realized that it was actually capable of running games. It's really slow and seems to have rendering issues in certain games, but that's kinda expected from a 1997 3D accelerator that isn't a Voodoo. On the plus side, it seems to support paletted textures so that's something I suppose.

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Reply 3821 of 3911, by gerry

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Joseph_Joestar wrote on 2022-06-27, 06:48:

A buddy of mine saved this Permedia 2 from the scrap pile and gave it to me some time ago:

I initially dismissed it as a professional OpenGL card and put it in storage. However, after recently watching a video on this card, I realized that it was actually capable of running games. It's really slow and seems to have rendering issues in certain games, but that's kinda expected from a 1997 3D accelerator that isn't a Voodoo. On the plus side, it seems to support paletted textures so that's something I suppose.

an interesting example of early 3d cards to have in the collection!

Reply 3822 of 3911, by PD2JK

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I am delighted to contribute to this topic. I managed to save this beautiful flat screen aquarium from the scrapyard.

My brother had one of these, the older version, the Vision Master Pro 450. One day, he decided it was a good idea to hold a fairly strong magnet close to the screen. Well, you can degauss all you want, but the stain remained. The monitor was only a few months old. Big oof....

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Reply 3824 of 3911, by weedeewee

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Sometimes you have a good day

4x 5"1/4 drive ( panasonic JU475, chinon FR506, Zx chinon FZ506 )
3"1/2 drive ( sony mpf920-e )
colorado 250MB tape drive
P3-550E ( SL3V5 )
Matrox ConvertDVI
sony vaio pcg21212m
S3 virge/DX 86c375
ati 3D rage II +DVD
Yamaha YMF719E-S
AD1816AJS ( Sound-Boostar 16/32 3D v1.5 )
Lucky Star 5V-1A v2.0 ( https://www.ultimateretro.net/en/motherboards/3486 ) with AMD K6-233ANR
IBM wifi cardbus card
unknown to me IBM device
Assortment of ram...

and best of all !
10 new in box 3"1/2 1.44MB floppy disks ! 😁

now to test all of it 🙄 , someday, soon, ....

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two oddities in the ram pile.
one module that looks like 72p yet isn't as wide. 8 chips TI TMS4C1024DJ-80( TM024EAG8 )
two tiny modules 8 chips Oki M514256a-80J Oki japan C2334-80YS8 Part 1320203 IY3001

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Reply 3825 of 3911, by chrismeyer6

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weedeewee wrote on 2022-06-29, 19:35:
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Sometimes you have a good day

4x 5"1/4 drive ( panasonic JU475, chinon FR506, Zx chinon FZ506 )
3"1/2 drive ( sony mpf920-e )
colorado 250MB tape drive
P3-550E ( SL3V5 )
Matrox ConvertDVI
sony vaio pcg21212m
S3 virge/DX 86c375
ati 3D rage II +DVD
Yamaha YMF719E-S
AD1816AJS ( Sound-Boostar 16/32 3D v1.5 )
Lucky Star 5V-1A v2.0 ( https://www.ultimateretro.net/en/motherboards/3486 ) with AMD K6-233ANR
IBM wifi cardbus card
unknown to me IBM device
Assortment of ram...

and best of all !
10 new in box 3"1/2 1.44MB floppy disks ! 😁

now to test all of it 🙄 , someday, soon, ....

Those are some really nice finds.

Reply 3826 of 3911, by Repo Man11

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My Craigslist Score for the week; Antec 900 case with an i5 4590, Gigabyte motherboard, 16 gigs of DDR3, Corsair power supply. Oddly, this case has the PSU on the bottom, but there's no air vent on the bottom of the case.

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Reply 3827 of 3911, by BitWrangler

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Nice score, the case is decent and the innards are pretty good too. Though I guess you want another couple of hundred watts in there to run any kind of worthwhile GPU.

It seems a bit like one of the cases I have, but there's some difference in the top molding, so not sure if I've got a clone or a diff model of same series or what. I am somehow totally frigging blind to case model numbers and makes.

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 3828 of 3911, by chrismeyer6

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Repo Man11 wrote on 2022-06-30, 01:51:

My Craigslist Score for the week; Antec 900 case with an i5 4590, Gigabyte motherboard, 16 gigs of DDR3, Corsair power supply. Oddly, this case has the PSU on the bottom, but there's no air vent on the bottom of the case.

That's a beautiful case and the components inside are solid as well. It'll make a serviceable gaming machine.

Reply 3829 of 3911, by RaiderOfLostVoodoo

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Repo Man11 wrote on 2022-06-30, 01:51:

My Craigslist Score for the week; Antec 900 case with an i5 4590, Gigabyte motherboard, 16 gigs of DDR3, Corsair power supply. Oddly, this case has the PSU on the bottom, but there's no air vent on the bottom of the case.

Someone gave this away for free?

Reply 3830 of 3911, by PcBytes

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Considering we're on 11th generation, it doesn't surprise me anymore.

Even if I'm fully aware Ivy Bridge and Haswell are quite potent platforms.

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Reply 3831 of 3911, by BitWrangler

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I'm only seeing Core2 given/thrown around here so far. Though I guess one anomaly was a few years back, I got a sandy bridge Pentium notebook that was only a couple of years old, because the HDD was screwed up. That still seems useable now, with 8GB in it. Also has had the least problem with win 10 updates of anything in the house, and has a TPM module so might be coaxed to install 11 🤣 .... though I guess another reason it might have been discarded is it has a wifi card that argues with some routers, goes on and off all the time... it's fine on mine... but at a relatives house it's a real pig for it.

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 3832 of 3911, by PD2JK

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PcBytes wrote on 2022-06-30, 18:53:

Considering we're on 11th generation, it doesn't surprise me anymore.

Even if I'm fully aware Ivy Bridge and Haswell are quite potent platforms.

5xxx series Intel aren't that well represented in the wild, so if you don't count them in you're right. 😁
If you do, then there are 12 generations of Core i$.

Highscreen AT: Pentium MMX 200@233 / Highscreen ATX: Athlon Classic 700

Reply 3833 of 3911, by Repo Man11

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RaiderOfLostVoodoo wrote on 2022-06-30, 18:50:
Repo Man11 wrote on 2022-06-30, 01:51:

My Craigslist Score for the week; Antec 900 case with an i5 4590, Gigabyte motherboard, 16 gigs of DDR3, Corsair power supply. Oddly, this case has the PSU on the bottom, but there's no air vent on the bottom of the case.

Someone gave this away for free?

Yes. My only concern was how it might have been a waste of my time and gasoline since I couldn't be sure it would still be there, but I got lucky. No doubt I'll no longer get things like this for free when I move to a more rural area in a state in the midwest, so I have to take advantage while I can.

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Reply 3834 of 3911, by PcBytes

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PD2JK wrote on 2022-06-30, 20:11:
PcBytes wrote on 2022-06-30, 18:53:

Considering we're on 11th generation, it doesn't surprise me anymore.

Even if I'm fully aware Ivy Bridge and Haswell are quite potent platforms.

5xxx series Intel aren't that well represented in the wild, so if you don't count them in you're right. 😁
If you do, then there are 12 generations of Core i$.

Um... isn't that Haswell Refresh you're referring to? The original Haswell is 4xxx, not 5xxx.

EDIT: Slightly stupid me. Haswell + Haswell Refresh are both 4xxx. Broadwell is the 5th generation, though I haven't seen it being given too much attention, to the point I wondered why Intel jumped from 4xxx to 6xxx with the Skylake arch.

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Reply 3836 of 3911, by Gmlb256

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PD2JK wrote on 2022-06-30, 20:11:
PcBytes wrote on 2022-06-30, 18:53:

Considering we're on 11th generation, it doesn't surprise me anymore.

Even if I'm fully aware Ivy Bridge and Haswell are quite potent platforms.

5xxx series Intel aren't that well represented in the wild, so if you don't count them in you're right. 😁
If you do, then there are 12 generations of Core i$.

Outside of HEDT and the two Core CPUs that included eDRAM (Core i7 5775C and i5 5675C), Broadwell was uncommon for consumer desktop platforms.

Reply 3837 of 3911, by PD2JK

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To make things more complicated, Intel chose to name the HEDT lineup for Broadwell the 6xxx series. Oh me lord ... Marketing dep really did it again. Same goes for the other generations.

Highscreen AT: Pentium MMX 200@233 / Highscreen ATX: Athlon Classic 700

Reply 3838 of 3911, by Repo Man11

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Repo Man11 wrote on 2022-06-25, 23:22:

Craigslist freebie: a 2011 Macbook Pro. No charger included, so I'll have to buy one to find out if it works. Wish me luck.

I bought a $20.00 knockoff charger from Amazon, and it worked! I reset the password so I could log on, but the original 5,400 RPM drive was slow when new, and the years since haven't helped, so I installed a 256 gigabyte Sandisk SSD I had salvaged from a different free computer only to face the difficulty of installing a Mac OS. After much fooling around, and failed attempts to do it by downloading a .dmg and using TransMac to make a bootable USB image, I connected an ethernet cable and booted up to the network and it installed Lion. Lion is now so old that you cannot get a secure browser, so I updated it in stages and have stopped at High Sierra. It only has four gigabytes of DDR3, so I have ordered more memory.

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Reply 3839 of 3911, by BitWrangler

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Random head-canon, I call everything after Haswell "Gravy lake", as in, keep pumping out the same old, same old to keep the gravy train running 🤣

But I guess recent gens stepped up the game a bit again.

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.