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Re: Noise on pass-through of a Voodoo2 card

But swapping out the PowerColor Voodoo2 card for an STB branded one resolved the noise issue entirely. It is possible that the caps around the switching IC on the STB are better optimised. I haven't yet replaced the switching IC's cap on the PowerColor (ceramic) with the one from the dead Diamond ( …

Re: Market value for popular or rare classic computer hardware

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People too often forget that they are mortal and that death can come at any moment. Best to have a solution in place so your last living thoughts aren't, "oh crap, what about my collection!" Another idea I had for the sale of our junk is to let the buyers pay top dollar, but then donate all the …

Re: Market value for popular or rare classic computer hardware

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When it comes to addiction and impulse control, hold your ground and "Just Say No!" The consequence of giving in drives prices higher, not just for that particular item, but all around. It seems to be spiralling out of control now (but fun to watch!). For those who are in it for profit, they have it …

Re: Market value for popular or rare classic computer hardware

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I think I only paid $20 for my Banshee, but that was 4 years ago. It is entertaining to see how much people are paying for useless technology. I haven't bought anything of significant value for some time now. Now I buy things that I have interest in but also think people will pay silly amounts for …

Re: Market value for popular or rare classic computer hardware

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AMD K6-III+ 550 sells for 530 GBP, that is $729+$14 shipping = $742 USD. https://www.ebay.com/itm/313670712902 18 Sept. 2021 7 bidders and 30 bids total They went for $70 usd on CPU-World earlier this year, so that's a nice 10-fold return on investment. I find this sale one of the more shocking ones …

Re: 3 (+3 more) retro battle stations

It is hard to keep track of what your latest running conditions are. But if my test numbers are correct, running the 12715 run at 5 V is probably similar to a 12702 at 12 V, which is the unit I now have on order. Without the vasoline, do you still get water vapour condensing onto the ceramic surface …

Re: 3 (+3 more) retro battle stations

I am confused about what voltage you are running your TEC1-12715 at. I recall you saying that you use them at 12 V rather than 5 V because, empirically, they appear to work better. But in your statement on page 30, you are quoting the 5V molex connector for the peltier, implying you are now running …

Re: 3 (+3 more) retro battle stations

At any rate, you should measure the current draw on the wire that you are powering the peltier to ensure that you aren't overloading the cable. If you are close to the rated capacity, you might want to rethink how the peltier is connected, or use a less powerful peltier. I have re-confirmed that the …

Re: 3 (+3 more) retro battle stations

I was referring to the current rating of the individual wire, not the collective total for the 12 V rail on the PSU. In particular, the single wire you are using to power the peltier. See this: https://www.multicable.com/resources/reference-data/current-carrying-capacity-of-copper-conductors/ There …

Re: 3 (+3 more) retro battle stations

Those results were with UUD. My notes for SiS 496 (I think on a 4DPS) were: The BIOS menus moved really slowly like on the UMC-based motherboard. The computer past POST, however himem.sys got stuck. Further testing is required. re: peltiers If you are using the 12715, it would explain why your AT …

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