I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Discussion about old PC hardware.

Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby appiah4 » 2019-5-19 @ 20:30

x0zm_ wrote:
appiah4 wrote:If you have any 3.5” ones for Dell Dimension Xps D series (they are not standard) please let me know :)


Got any photo of the exact one you're after? I can try sort through it and see.


I will get you a photo next weekend if you can hold on until then :)
A500:Rev6|+512K|ACA500+|C1084S
i386:Am386SX25|4M|GD5402|ES688|MuntPi3
i486:U5S33|8M|GD5428|YMF719|DB-S2
i586:P133|32M|T64+/MX2|V1|CT3980/32M
i686:K6-2/400|128M|V2/SLI|CT4520/32M
S370:P3-1200|384M|GF4-4200|MX300
S754:A3700+|2G|X1950PRO|SB0350
User avatar
appiah4
l33t
 
Posts: 4044
Joined: 2017-2-19 @ 07:36

Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby chinny22 » 2019-5-23 @ 23:46

Got these off freecycle last weekend

Image

The post just said 3 working computers, hard drives removed. It was the beige dell that got my attention but the pic in the post wasn't clear enough to work out model numbers.

So what did I get?

Dell Inspiron 530s
Image

I liked the case but it doesn't turn on so its getting parted out.
The motherboard gets power so will sell the PSU, someone might want that. DVD drive is going to my XP PC as its drive died last month. Also keeping the 2 sticks of 1GB RAM, the E4500 CPU and the card reader as they sell cheaper then shipping but may be useful

The Fujitsu is even more boring but maybe slightly more "useful"
Socket 478 Celeron 2800, 256MB ram, Asus P4GE-FSC motherboard.
It turns on and has a AGP slot so will probably just dump it in storage for now.

and best for last the Dell 4100
Image
P3 1Ghz, 2x 128MB ram, ES1373 Sound, NEC D720101GJ USB 2.0 card with internal USB port, Ati Rage 128 Pro AGP, Realtec Nic, and a 20GB HDD?
oh and dust
Image
Starting that up was a real step back in time. Looking at the WinXP logs looks like it was used till 2006 and had the typical software back then. Office XP, LimeWire, dial up ISP software, jokes in powerpoint you would email each other. Guess he thought anything over 10 years old doesn't matter anyway. After 5 minutes of poking round I was board and started stripping it down to clean.

Also got a pair of those Cambrige Creative speakers every OEM were giving away back then a 4:3 15" no name and a 16:9 or something dell screen. I'll keep the dell as I'm still using 5:4 17" on my desk, but the 15" and cheap filthy keyboards will get chucked
User avatar
chinny22
l33t
 
Posts: 2469
Joined: 2011-8-26 @ 12:02
Location: Australian but living in the UK for now

Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby Merovign » 2019-5-24 @ 06:20

SSTV2 wrote:Dug up today a PCChips M912 V1.4 motheboard with AMD 486DX-40 CPU and SIMM30 memory at the same thicket where I've found IBM XT clone PC. Looks like it'll have to undergo some serious forensic examination :lol:


Great, now I'm going to be staring suspiciously at thickets everywhere I go.
Merovign
Member
 
Posts: 315
Joined: 2018-6-25 @ 05:39

Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby luckybob » 2019-5-24 @ 06:34

Merovign wrote:
SSTV2 wrote:Dug up today a PCChips M912 V1.4 motheboard with AMD 486DX-40 CPU and SIMM30 memory at the same thicket where I've found IBM XT clone PC. Looks like it'll have to undergo some serious forensic examination :lol:


Great, now I'm going to be staring suspiciously at thickets everywhere I go.


Image
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
User avatar
luckybob
l33t
 
Posts: 3875
Joined: 2009-4-30 @ 04:43

Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby liqmat » 2019-5-24 @ 10:47

Merovign wrote:
SSTV2 wrote:Dug up today a PCChips M912 V1.4 motheboard with AMD 486DX-40 CPU and SIMM30 memory at the same thicket where I've found IBM XT clone PC. Looks like it'll have to undergo some serious forensic examination :lol:


Great, now I'm going to be staring suspiciously at thickets everywhere I go.

I once found an Amiga 500 bundle at a garage sale years ago for $50. As far as I'm concerned, forever that street's name is

IMG_3973.PNG
IMG_3973.PNG (6.71 KiB) Viewed 1181 times

and now I have magic pie bushes to worry about. Wonderful.
Last edited by liqmat on 2019-5-27 @ 00:54, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
liqmat
Oldbie
 
Posts: 1693
Joined: 2015-7-07 @ 21:59

Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby Merovign » 2019-5-27 @ 00:40

I don't even have any history with Amigas and I'd take an Amiga for $50.

Heck, I'd even take two!
Merovign
Member
 
Posts: 315
Joined: 2018-6-25 @ 05:39

Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby detritus olentus » 2019-5-27 @ 16:43

Found what I think is a G5 Proliant in municipal recycle today.
Attachments
20190527_123548-1.jpg
Image
https://archive.org/details/@detritus_olentus
Where are my other retro New Jersey Folk?
AIM Phoenix: novusrexrgis
User avatar
detritus olentus
Newbie
 
Posts: 89
Joined: 2018-8-13 @ 20:02
Location: New Jersey

Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby gdjacobs » 2019-5-28 @ 03:11

detritus olentus wrote:Found what I think is a G5 Proliant in municipal recycle today.

Score! ML350 G5? Load it up with FreeNAS and SATA drives. Don't use the SmartArray controller -- either stick with onboard or find a used LSI SAS HBA that allows raw JBOD access.
User avatar
gdjacobs
l33t++
 
Posts: 6588
Joined: 2015-11-03 @ 05:51
Location: The Great White North

Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby detritus olentus » 2019-5-28 @ 03:28

ML350 indeed! Already switched to onboard because I followed the diagrams inside the case and it appeared redundant not to! Drive trays were gone so I slid a spare sata drive in loose just to test it out and it runs nice.
Attachments
20190527_232521-1.jpg
Last edited by detritus olentus on 2019-5-28 @ 04:15, edited 1 time in total.
Image
https://archive.org/details/@detritus_olentus
Where are my other retro New Jersey Folk?
AIM Phoenix: novusrexrgis
User avatar
detritus olentus
Newbie
 
Posts: 89
Joined: 2018-8-13 @ 20:02
Location: New Jersey

Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby gdjacobs » 2019-5-28 @ 03:56

Very sweet!
User avatar
gdjacobs
l33t++
 
Posts: 6588
Joined: 2015-11-03 @ 05:51
Location: The Great White North

Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby chinny22 » 2019-5-28 @ 08:28

detritus olentus wrote:ML350 indeed! Already switched to onboard because I followed the diagrams inside the case and it appeared redundant not to! Drive trays were gone so I slid a spare sata drive in loose just to test it out and it runs nice.


What was the add on card? I'm assuming must off been some reason for it? more RAM, battery backup or something. Although even the on board can do this.

I've just about finished my ML350 G5 build as well :) I went with Windows 2000, overkill I know but it is still officially supported :)
User avatar
chinny22
l33t
 
Posts: 2469
Joined: 2011-8-26 @ 12:02
Location: Australian but living in the UK for now

Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby detritus olentus » 2019-5-28 @ 12:54

The card appears to have a 256mb ram module attached to it though I'm really not well versed in the arcane art of servers yet.
Image
https://archive.org/details/@detritus_olentus
Where are my other retro New Jersey Folk?
AIM Phoenix: novusrexrgis
User avatar
detritus olentus
Newbie
 
Posts: 89
Joined: 2018-8-13 @ 20:02
Location: New Jersey

Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby gdjacobs » 2019-5-28 @ 13:40

I suspect it's cache, perhaps with a battery backup.
User avatar
gdjacobs
l33t++
 
Posts: 6588
Joined: 2015-11-03 @ 05:51
Location: The Great White North

Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby chinny22 » 2019-5-28 @ 15:12

Ah that'll be it.
The onboard E200i only supports 128MB. You can see it's battery in the slot right at the bottom of the motherboard marked with 01/07 Rev 1
I'm guessing the card is a Smart Array P400 or P800 which will give faster I/O but doubt even the onboard will be a bottleneck on a home network.

If you configure iLo, the virtual DVD drive works really well for installing whatever OS you choose. Think of it as daemon tools but at the bios level
User avatar
chinny22
l33t
 
Posts: 2469
Joined: 2011-8-26 @ 12:02
Location: Australian but living in the UK for now

Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby gdjacobs » 2019-5-28 @ 17:31

For this kind of task, I generally boot via PXE or USB anyway.
User avatar
gdjacobs
l33t++
 
Posts: 6588
Joined: 2015-11-03 @ 05:51
Location: The Great White North

Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby Turbo -> » 2019-5-28 @ 19:25

These speakers were intended for dumpster, until I came along and saved them.
Attachments
IMG_8129.JPG
User avatar
Turbo ->
Newbie
 
Posts: 92
Joined: 2016-7-29 @ 17:14
Location: Europe

Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby HanJammer » 2019-6-03 @ 17:30

I didn't really found them, but they were donated to me by my coworker... around two hundred of 5,25" disks he used in 80s/early 90s (only a bunch from a big box presented on the photo)... supposedly some interesting software on them... some of them are original driver disk for some 286 motherboards and isa video cards (hopefully not overwritten).
Attachments
WP_20190603_19_21_26_Pro.jpg
User avatar
HanJammer
Member
 
Posts: 478
Joined: 2018-8-21 @ 15:02
Location: Warsaw, Poland

Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby keenmaster486 » 2019-6-04 @ 01:34

Hey @x0zm_, I just now noticed you got a Thinkpad 600E at almost exactly the same time as I did.

My approach to the finish was to scrape off the old, then apply 5 or 6 heavy coats of PlastiDip. Did the trick nicely.
I flermmed the plootash just like you asked.

http://classictechnology.herokuapp.com
http://keenmaster486.github.io
IBM Thinkpad 600E, 560X, 365CD
User avatar
keenmaster486
Oldbie
 
Posts: 1813
Joined: 2016-2-16 @ 02:04
Location: Atroxus

Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby Merovign » 2019-6-04 @ 03:29

HanJammer wrote:I didn't really found them, but they were donated to me by my coworker... around two hundred of 5,25" disks he used in 80s/early 90s (only a bunch from a big box presented on the photo)... supposedly some interesting software on them... some of them are original driver disk for some 286 motherboards and isa video cards (hopefully not overwritten).


(eyes bug out)
(pulse races)

I shouldn't complain, while it's untested and still in the car I found a Dell Precision 420 Dual Pentium III today, looks complete, weighs like 6.5 metric tons ('swhy it's still in the car).

I can never find floppy lots that aren't insanely priced or gone when I get there. I had to buy a few boxes recently.

Edit 420 no power. Some sign of metal corrosion, probably stored in a damp place. Mobo looks clean, probably (proprietary) PSU. Meh.
Merovign
Member
 
Posts: 315
Joined: 2018-6-25 @ 05:39

Re: I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread.

Postby xjas » 2019-6-05 @ 03:21

Been a while since I went on a good recycle safari. Last weekend I scored these:

CameraZOOM-20190604193803854.jpg

an ASUS TX97-E with the north & southbridge removed, for some reason, and a huge burn mark (WTF) underneath where the 2032 battery holder used to be:

CameraZOOM-20190604193820015.jpg
CameraZOOM-20190604193834031.jpg

...and an ECS P6BX-A+ with a missing clip from one DIMM slot, the ATX power header neatly de-soldered, and an interestingly-shaped row of front panel connectors:

CameraZOOM-20190604193911323.jpg

I'm actually fine with this; I can sacrifice the ASUS to save the ECS which is a pretty nice board, and harvest its ISA slots for a different project. I have precious few Socket 7/AT spare parts, but Slot 1 CPUs and ATX cases are coming out my ears, so I can make the ECS into a solid little machine. I might even swap it in place of my P2L97-S (LX) if it runs well, since I have an underclocked 100FSB P3 in there anyway.

Looks like it has a PC/PCI (SB-Link) header too, so bonus win.

CameraZOOM-20190604194002717.jpg

This was actually the first part of a bigger haul with some choice goodies. More to come later. B)

chinny22 wrote:and best for last the Dell 4100
[ ... ]
P3 1Ghz, 2x 128MB ram, ES1373 Sound, NEC D720101GJ USB 2.0 card with internal USB port, Ati Rage 128 Pro AGP, Realtec Nic, and a 20GB HDD?
oh and dust
[ ... ]


When I got my XPS T550 (same case) it was totally clogged up with dust too. Not quite as bad as yours, but pretty gross; I had to do a complete teardown and vacuum-out before I even let it into my apartment. Something about that case design just cakes it in everywhere it can & never lets it go.
User avatar
xjas
l33t
 
Posts: 2138
Joined: 2015-9-07 @ 02:29

PreviousNext

Return to General Old Hardware

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: MMaximus, MSN [Bot] and 13 guests