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Re: Upgrading Trident VLB card.

Minor breakthrough. I have found a picture of another card with the Ram done the other way, with the two big chips making up the one 1MB. What's better is I can also discern what pretty much all though other components are due to using through hole technology.

Re: Upgrading Trident VLB card.

Just popped those chips out and added two different chips. Still nothing. I may just buy more resistors and add them and see what happens, though I'm kind of leery of tearing it up. This card is surprisingly quick, and gave up very little to the Hercules S3 Trio64, may it rest in peace.

Upgrading Trident VLB card.

I have a late model VLB Trident TGUI9440-1 (9641, Bios 5.7) that I would like to upgrade from 1MB to two, but I do not understand the silk-screened instructions on the PCB. I have also never seen 'resistor packs' done like this before.

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

in Milliways
Not much of a confession, but I have trouble settling for good enough . I have this compulsion to try every (practically) possible scenario to determine what works best . It's a curse and a blessing . Change setting Boot Quake Time Demo Reboot Change setting Quake Time Demo Reboot Change Setting …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

in Milliways
I've picked up a Pentium II 400 with a voodoo 3 2000 last year, but I only kind of regard it as part of my retro pc collection. I guess it's because every game it's meant for requires Windows and deep in my heart I'm a DOS gamer. By 1998 the golden age of MSDOS games was over, so that's why that's …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

in Milliways
Hezus wrote on 2020-11-08, 19:24: Ok, here it comes: I don't consider anything after 2000 to be retro. Sorry guys. I consider P4 with XP to be the official cut-off, though it started a few years before that.

Retro confessions. What are yours?

in Milliways
I confess that I think those Roland speakers everyone has to have are overpriced and over rated and I refuse to buy them. I also never cared for the Doom level 1 theme and think it is mildly catchy at best.

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