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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Markk » 2012-2-17 @ 23:14

h-a-l-9000 wrote:> I bought a '89 video seven

You actually paid money for this crap? xD


Well, I liked it's color... Also, it wasn't that expensive. I think I paid 1euro for that, and 3,5 for each of the other two. And while a friend also bought quite a few from the same seller, we split the shipping cost.

When those three cards arrived, I was testing a pentium board I also got, and used that just to see if the cards work. So, I had a pentium 233MMX with a 4MB S3 Virge card, which scored 163 on 3DBench. First I replaced the Virge with the Tseng card, and it dropped down to 68. And using the other two, it was around 35....
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Markk » 2012-2-17 @ 23:16

keropi wrote:LOL I have the same v7 card too! haven't tested it though...


Let's get them together... Imagine, V7 SLI... :lol:
(thought about that because of the large feature connector...)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby maddmaxstar » 2012-2-19 @ 05:25

I scored another big haul of compy parts over the last week. I picked up a couple shifts, work was slow and I took the opportunity to do a little rummaging in the scrap heap. Plus a couple things I bought on eBay finally came.

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I found:

Motherboards:
Intel AL440LX and Asus P2L97 = 2 i440LX based boards, only 66MHz FSB sadly, but the Intel board has an onboard Yamaha YMF715 sound chip.
Biostar M7VIG (Socket A, VIA KM266), with an Athlon XP 2400+ (Thooroughbred)
Asrock P4S61 (Socket 478, SiS 661FX), with a Prescott P4 3.0HT 1MB L2

Sound Cards:
CT3910 Sound Blaster AWE32 Value IDE Non-PnP with genuine OPL3.
CT4520 Sound Blaster AWE64 Value (eBay)
CT2940 Sound Blaster Vibra 16 (I think this is the one with CQM sadly)
CT2960 Sound Blaster Vibra 16

CPUs:
Athlon XP 2100+ (Palomino)
Pentium 4 1.7GHz (Socket 423)
Pentium 4 Moblie 1.8 (S479)
Duron 1.3GHz (Morgan)
Pentium III Mobile 1.0GHz (S495)
K6-2 450AFX
K6-2 475AFX

RAM
3x 512mb PC2100 ECC Registered DIMMs.
1x 512mb DDR (unknown speed)
2x 256mb PC800-45 RIMMs
2x 256mb PC100 SODIMMs
1x 256mb PC133 SODIMM
3x 64mb PC100 SODIMMs

Video Cards:
Sapphire Radeon 9250 AGP 128mb
ATI WinCharger Mach64 PCI, 2mb I think (Not pictured.

Also, my Dallas DS1287 Clock chip/battery came in from eBay to restore my IBM PS2 55SX.
= Phenom II X6 1090T(HD4850) =
= K7-550(V3-3000) =
= K6-2+ 500(V3-2000) =
= Pentium 75 Gold(Voodoo1) =
= Am486DX4-120(3DXpression+) =
= TI486DLC-40(T8900D) =
= i386sx-16+i387(T8900D) =
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby feipoa » 2012-2-19 @ 07:48

Nice score!

What's the date code on that Dallas RTC and how much did it set you back? A lot of times Chinese eBay sellers try to get away with selling 95/96 date code RTC's, which is entirely useless since the built-in battery doesn't typically last more than 15 years.

The first two numbers on the RTC should be the year, the next two are the week.

I ordered some from a Chinese IC dealer for less than $3 each and they had 1995 date codes. I finally got a refund after going thru Paypal.

My luck with RTCs has been hit or miss. I did get some on eBay for $5 each that had 2006 date codes though. One worked and the other didn't. Again, I got a refund. If you are willing to dish out $12 per RTC, digikey sells new pieces with 2010/2011 date codes!
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby maddmaxstar » 2012-2-19 @ 18:59

I think I only paid 7$ for the Dallas, came from a US address but looks like it's originally from a Chinese dealer. The date code seems to be 9125, so looks like this thing is over 20yrs old... however it seems to be working OK. I'm not out much if it doesn't last long. I only have 1 PS/2 (I thought I had 2, but can't find my 50Z, which had a bad HDD anyway), so next time it comes around, I'll get the 12$ chip.

How do these work anyway? Are they always active from the moment they're made, or do they only work/discharge the battery when they're installed into the motherboard?
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby h-a-l-9000 » 2012-2-19 @ 20:32

The clock is off when they are shipped, the BIOS acivates it. However the batteries have a certain self-discharge so they wear out eventually even with the clock off.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby SquallStrife » 2012-2-19 @ 21:36

Markk wrote:Well, I liked it's color... Also, it wasn't that expensive. I think I paid 1euro for that, and 3,5 for each of the other two. And while a friend also bought quite a few from the same seller, we split the shipping cost.


I remember my dad having a Video7 card in his computer. Apparently it had decent AutoCAD drivers.

The reason I remember it so well is that it has the cycling rainbow-coloured text at boot-up. I thought that was pretty nifty.

It also had a decent VESA driver, that allowed me to play MechWarrior 2.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Robin4 » 2012-2-19 @ 21:57

Bought about some minutes ago:

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And

The hardly RARE to find:

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Iam very glad with both..

The roland LAPC-I iam going to use with the 80286 build.

The MCB-1 iam going to use with my 80386 system to connecting an CM-300 on..
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby sprcorreia » 2012-2-19 @ 21:59

Robin4 wrote:Bought about some minutes ago:

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And

The hardly RARE to find:

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Iam very glad with both..

The roland LAPC-I iam going to use with the 80286 build.

The MCB-1 iam going to use with my 80386 system to connecting an CM-300 on..


Very nice aquisition. How much did it cost?
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby DonutKing » 2012-2-19 @ 22:12

I saw them on ebay. I was considering buying the MCB-1 but decided I didn't really need it since I already had an LAPC-I, and MT-32 and an ISA intelligent MIDI card.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby SquallStrife » 2012-2-19 @ 22:16

Robin4 wrote:The roland LAPC-I iam going to use with the 80286 build.

The MCB-1 iam going to use with my 80386 system to connecting an CM-300 on..


How do you mean?

The MCB-1 goes along with the LAPC-I, do you have another LAPC-I to use it with?
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Robin4 » 2012-2-19 @ 22:22

sprcorreia wrote:
Robin4 wrote:Bought about some minutes ago:

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And

The hardly RARE to find:

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Iam very glad with both..

The roland LAPC-I iam going to use with the 80286 build.

The MCB-1 iam going to use with my 80386 system to connecting an CM-300 on..


Very nice aquisition. How much did it cost?


Enough, but it is it worth.. Its harder to find an CM-32L.. or so..
And mostly these cards are more about 250 euros~ priced then lower..
And the MCB-1 is the hardest to get!! Yes i can wait till i find a other or cheaper one, but then you can still keep waiting. And never finding one.
I have also an Roland IPC-T and MIDIMAN MPU interfaces.. so i always can use those too if i need to..
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Robin4 wrote:The roland LAPC-I iam going to use with the 80286 build.

The MCB-1 iam going to use with my 80386 system to connecting an CM-300 on..


How do you mean?

The MCB-1 goes along with the LAPC-I, do you have another LAPC-I to use it with?


My 80386 contains already a Roland Lapc-I card. That on i bought few months ago in germany.. but i only was still looking for an MCB-1 device so i could hook my roland CM-300 on.. Otherwise i need to a second slot to connect the cm-300 too..

Then my 80386 contains the following soundcards:

Sound blaster PRO (Acer Magic S20)
Gravis ultrasound ACE with 1024KB
Roland LAPC-I
WAVETABLE CARD NEC X385

then i would add:
Roland MCB-1 to the LAPC-I
Connecting a Roland SC-55 (CM-300) on it..
Maybe looking for an Media vision PRO Audio spectrum too..


For my 80286 rig i would have:

Creative SB 1.5 (I have already)
Gravis Ultrasound MAX with 1024 (i have already)
or maybe use the PrimaX soundstorm that i have here..

Then i could add this bought Roland LAPC too..


All the soundcards /MPU-401 i have collecting so far:

1x SB 1.5 with CMS
1x SB 2.0 ADD CMS
1x Roland SCC-1 BOXED
1x Roland MPU-IC-T with manual card / breakoutbox (10 euros)
2x Roland LAPC-I BOXED (one i need to wait for now)
1x Roland MCB1 (need to wait for)
1x Roland CM-300 (bought then for 20 euros) with powerbrick
Gravis Ultrasound ACE 1.0 1024KB UPGRADED (bought for 30 euros then)
Gravis Ultrasound MAX 1024KB UPGRADED (bought for 40 / 50 euro full boxed)
Primax Soundstorm 1024KB UPGRADED with Driver floppy and manual..
MIDIMAN MP-401 interface card

I also have:

2x SB AWE GOLD64
1x SB AWE64 PNP
1x Monstersound MX200 with daugtherboard MONSTER MIDI
1x Montersound MX 300
1x SB LIVE with I/O Digital bracket
1x SB LIVE 5.1
1x SB 16 CT 1740 V4.05 (i really dont like it at all)

Then i have two Acer magic S20 (SB PRO compatible)
Later i will look / test some other SB PRO compatible cards.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby SquallStrife » 2012-2-19 @ 22:56

Robin4 wrote:My 80386 contains already a Roland Lapc-I card. That on i bought few months ago in germany.. but i only was still looking for an MCB-1 device so i could hook my roland CM-300 on.. Otherwise i need to a second slot to connect the cm-300 too..


Ah nice.

Good collection! :)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Robin4 » 2012-2-19 @ 23:16

Yes iam very proud to find and own this stuff, and some things i could buy for a very good low price! Its not raining these hardware these days..
So iam a very lucky man over here!
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby keropi » 2012-2-20 @ 01:07

nice find Robin4!
Last year I sold my self a NOS LAPC-I and MCB-1 , both boxed... kinda miss them but all they did was sitting in my cupboard, I already have a 2nd pair of lapc/mcb :D
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby SquallStrife » 2012-2-20 @ 05:47

New in box Adaptec AHA-1520B.

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It's for my 286 portable.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby SquallStrife » 2012-2-20 @ 21:26

...and it works perfectly!

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby 7cjbill2 » 2012-2-24 @ 03:43

This is today's Thrift Store Score (TM), all for a grand total of $7.

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By cookiejarbill at 2012-02-23

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By cookiejarbill at 2012-02-23

An AT-style Aopen AV5PM Pentium 166, loaded with Windows 98. 32MB RAM, 56x CD, 2GB HDD, cheap ESS sound, a modem, CL PCI video, and an Opti USB card, but this board actually has a USB header...strange. The CPU fan was stuck solid, and the heatsink mounted with no thermal grease. Some people just should NOT touch computers AT ALL.

Once I got it blown out and cleaned up, in went the Elsa Synergy-II 32MB, SB Live!, 128MB SDRAM (4 DIMM slots and 1 SDRAM slot), and probably a 233 MMX CPU when I find it, also a Voodoo if I can scare one up cheaply.

This was the only AT-style system he had today. 2 Compaq mini-Towers, 3 Dell desktops, and a couple of generic ATX PC's that didn't interest me and I just don't have the room to collect any more of those.

What would I do without this retro-PC hobby!

This nearly rounds out my generational collection:

386DX-40 (under construction)
486-ADZ133 (awaiting new PCChips MoBo for it)
Pentium 166/233 <---purchased today!
PentiumPro w/ PII Overdrive (my OS/2 system)
PIII-850 (GLide PC)
Dual-PIII Xeon 900 (Server/Workstation)
Socket 370 1.267GHz (BIOS dead, needs re-flashed)
Socket 423 2.0GHz (for my Elsa Revelator 3D)
Will pay $$$ for:

caching ISA I/O-IDE controller

PM me for my list of trade-ables...
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Mr_Blastman » 2012-2-25 @ 22:08

I just scored this off the 'bay:

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Sure, it is a version I but from what I hear, the version I's are better with the classics than the MK II's.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Mau1wurf1977 » 2012-2-26 @ 01:04

7cjbill2 wrote:This is today's Thrift Store Score (TM), all for a grand total of $7.


Bargain!
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