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Reply 2140 of 2806, by luckybob

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- *Really* cheap crap ATX miditower - LC-Power "300W" timebomb - PC Chips M789CLU v1.2 FlexATX board with Via C3 Samuel 2 "1500+ […]
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- *Really* cheap crap ATX miditower
- LC-Power "300W" timebomb
- PC Chips M789CLU v1.2 FlexATX board with Via C3 Samuel 2 "1500+"
- 2x 256MB PC2100 DDR

ironically, that's probably the most interesting board in the lot. What was in the towers? Those things are keepers imho.

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Reply 2141 of 2806, by dionb

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ironically, that's probably the most interesting board in the lot.

Not sure, that i430FX board with PLB and five ISA slots is pretty unusual, I was having trouble finding anything with more than four and most things with lots of ISA only have asynch. Let's hope it and the PC Chips thing actually work.

What was in the towers? Those things are keepers imho.

They were numbers 6 & 7. Nothing too special. The towers themselves were a bit rusty. I have an AOpen HQ8 which is internally the same tower, just a different front. Won't be keeping these two myself, but they look suitably impressive for school purposes. Plus good build quality and no hand-shredding sharp edges. That case that the M789 came in is another story. Wafer-thin and cutting edges galore. It's going straight to recycling. I might be using the miditower I suspect is an Inwin case (#4, now containing the P3) myself. My son's retro PC is in a very similar case, but with detachable motherboard tray. Sounds great, but for some reason it was combined with a big U-shaped case cover without detachable side panels. I like motherboard trays, but I like side panels even more. I think I'll be swapping stuff round. Either way it leaves another very sturdy case for the children at school not to cut themselves on.

Reply 2142 of 2806, by x0zm_

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Had some good luck today while walking back from the shops. Someone seemed to be throwing out some old home office equipment and documents. From the pile, I collected the following:

1) Microsoft Office Professional 4.3 Boxed
2) Panasonic KX-P2123 Dot Matrix Printer.

There were some other goodies there too but they didn't interest me - mainly late 90s or early 00s scanner and inkjets, which is sadly a bit too late for my tastes.

The reason the printer is amusing was because I recently acquired a KX-P1123, a printer I had used a lot in the past. It works, but it wasn't complete. The top cover for paper feeding was missing.

This printer is in great condition. Not yellowed, very clean, has all the components attached. It works too after doing a quick self-test.

The boxed copy of Office seems to be missing something. I'm not sure what as I don't have anything else to reference it too. Possibly the disks. All the manuals seem to be inside though. I could find out with a bit of searching.

I tried digging through the other piles of paper there to see if there was anything else, but the further down I got the more it smelt like cat piss, and that wasn't something I felt like dealing with at 10pm in front of a strangers house.

Both will require some cleaning from dust and stuff, but hey, it's free!

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And some sloppily inserted, incorrectly selected paper size A4 paper for a quick test print, which is now blurry because the paper moved while taking the photo 🤣

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Reply 2143 of 2806, by chinny22

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Nice, you probably already know but just in case you don't, 4.3 is the last version to support Win3x

Reply 2144 of 2806, by appiah4

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chinny22 wrote:

Nice, you probably already know but just in case you don't, 4.3 is the last version to support Win3x

What is the last version of Works for Win3x?

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Reply 2145 of 2806, by chinny22

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Nice, you probably already know but just in case you don't, 4.3 is the last version to support Win3x

What is the last version of Works for Win3x?

Works 3 by the looks of it (which is what I run for nostalgic reasons)
You can just make out the system requirements for Works 4 here
https://goughlui.com/2013/09/08/tech-flashbac … t-v4-0-upgrade/

Reply 2146 of 2806, by appiah4

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I use Works 3 as well. I didn't start using Word until I moved on to Windows 98; I was a Works guy up until then (used Works 3 under OS/2 Warp 3 during the Windows 95 era, that OS simply does not exist to me, I think I used it only briefly, for half a year at most)

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Reply 2147 of 2806, by liqmat

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x0zm_ wrote:

I tried digging through the other piles of paper there to see if there was anything else, but the further down I got the more it smelt like cat piss, and that wasn't something I felt like dealing with at 10pm in front of a strangers house.

This, right here, is one of the greatest, most fantastic paragraphs ever to grace Vogons forums. 🤣

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Reply 2148 of 2806, by King_Corduroy

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dionb wrote:
Today responded to a 'come save this stuff from 486 to P4 from the dumpster' ad. It was worth it: […]
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Today responded to a 'come save this stuff from 486 to P4 from the dumpster' ad. It was worth it:

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Nine systems, from AT minitower via OEM cases to ATX bigtowers. Will take stock & pics of what I have here later this evening.

Wow that system on the bottom right is pretty nice looking. 😁

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Reply 2149 of 2806, by Tetrium

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dionb wrote:

Right, here goes, first impression (no testing or disassembly, just what I could see):

This is a really good haul! 😁

The Chaintech 6BTM0 is a board I worked with quite a lot. Some don't support Coppermine but some do, though I can't remember the details about which ones could and which ones couldn't.

The 4 RAM slots is nice and I always found it to have a good mix of expansion slots.

I used one of these to test the free multipliers on a Deschutes 333 years ago 😀

Loved working with these boards 😁

I'm maybe a little bit jealous of your GF1, I never got around to get me one of those (even not an SDR version of the card).

I had also build a couple rigs around MSI A64 boards, one which seems awfully familiar to your s754 board.
The memory should be DDR1, PC6400 sounds as if it's supposed to be DDR2 😜
I had this board (or one very similar to it) as it has AGP.

The southbridge comes in a couple different varieties, some had a bugged SATA controller which may give some troubles with SATA2 drives.

I also liked this board a lot, it was very dependable as one of my main LAN rigs and it basically worked flawless for years 😁

I'm not 100% sure this is my exact board, but it's very similar 😜

Also love the FSP PSUs in there. Too bad these have gotten very old now, but even the second hand ones were very dependable.

Very nice haul! 😁

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Reply 2150 of 2806, by xjas

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Not from a dumpster. I "found" this when going through some boxes I packed up more than a decade ago. My old MP3/CD/VCD player from undergrad days. Yes, VCD, as in VideoCD. It has a composite video jack on the side next to the headphone out. 😎 I used to lug this thing everywhere but still managed to keep it pristine. Dunno what I'm gonna do with it, but nice to see it still works.

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^^ Still funny to find NCIX.com warranty tags attached to things, after their rather spectacular failure & bankruptcy last year. Gone but not forgotten. I think I ordered this from them around 2000.

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^^ Surprisingly the 15+ year old CR2032 battery in the remote still works fine. Also surprisingly, someone bothered to make a portable CD player with a remote. (IIRC it was actually useful when playing an MP3-CD with hundreds of files...)

I also found my old VHS camera and a stack of tapes. Charging the battery now, but who knows how much life it'll give. The tapes are most likely full of early-2000s amateur motorsports footage and car meets. Will have some fun going through them.

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Not sure what I'm gonna do with this either; guess it's handy to have around in case I need to make vaporwave.

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Reply 2151 of 2806, by bjwil1991

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Huh. I found my mom's old Sony DCR-TRV260 HandyCam that I currently have in my room and the camera's video heads need a cleaning again, and I have no idea how much battery life is left on either the extended battery or the other battery. My plan is to buy blank DVDs, setup my iMac G4/800 with the keyboard, mouse, and the Sony iLink FireWire cable to archive the tapes onto DVDs (that should be fun).

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Reply 2152 of 2806, by Baoran

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I saw a creative pci card in the bin today. It was CT7260. I didn't know what it was so I took it. Did some checking at home and realized that it isn't very useful card without any cables.
It will probably have to go back in the bin.

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Reply 2153 of 2806, by bjwil1991

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Looks like an MPEG2 encoder card for watching DVDs and MPEG2 videos since the older PCI video cards didn't support hardware encoding for MPEG2 until later on.

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Reply 2154 of 2806, by Baoran

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bjwil1991 wrote:

Looks like an MPEG2 encoder card for watching DVDs and MPEG2 videos since the older PCI video cards didn't support hardware encoding for MPEG2 until later on.

Yeah and because I don't have the cable to connect video card to this card, it is probably useless like I said. I was hoping I found something interesting, so it is too bad.

Reply 2155 of 2806, by Skyscraper

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Baoran wrote:

I saw a creative pci card in the bin today. It was CT7260. I didn't know what it was so I took it. Did some checking at home and realized that it isn't very useful card without any cables.
It will probably have to go back in the bin.

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You can use the card for decoding mpeg1/mpeg2 without the pass through cable by hooking it up to a TV or other monitor with a suitable input (S-Video/Composite).

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Reply 2156 of 2806, by tayyare

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As far as I can understand, it only requires a VGA pass thru cable (like the ones used for Voodoo2 cards) and it is cheaply available in ebay and similar places. It's basicly a very short VGA extender cable (with female and male connectors at each end).

I have the CT7160 version of this card and it uses feature connector to connect to a VGA card and only supports a limited set of VGA chipsets so its basicly useless. But this one looks promising (it even has a TV capture function I guess - that Bt865 chip)

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Reply 2157 of 2806, by dionb

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Not quite. That VGA port is VGA out. VGA in goes via a proprietary mini-DIN connector. Shouldn't be that hard to find, but a bit less simple than a Voodoo1/2-style cable.

Reply 2158 of 2806, by sf78

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Someone dropped this at work. Looks pretty neat, but the awful Toshiba 4200 rpm HDD with that stupid LIF connector makes upgrading it a pain in the ass and not really worth the effort. Also I think the RAM limit is 2 Gb, but should be enough for XP.

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Reply 2159 of 2806, by tegrady

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Baoran wrote:

I saw a creative pci card in the bin today. It was CT7260. I didn't know what it was so I took it. Did some checking at home and realized that it isn't very useful card without any cables.
It will probably have to go back in the bin.

Don't throw it away. Sell it on eBay (or somewhere else). I'm sure someone out there wants one of those.