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Reply 680 of 718, by Robert B

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@brt02 - You were very quick and correct. I knew that vogons users are going to sniff this out from a mile away. 😁

It seems it takes an OR840 user to know that I/O panel. Indeed this is an IBM IntelliStation M Pro (Type 6868) Intel OR840 motherboard.

... or should I say that there are two of them with all the bells and whistles 😁

OR840-01.jpg OR840-02.jpg OR840-03.jpg OR840-04.jpg OR840-05.jpg OR840-06.jpg OR840-07.jpg OR840-08.jpg OR840-09.jpg OR840-10.jpg OR840-11.jpg OR840-12.jpg OR840-13.jpg OR840-14.jpg OR840-15.jpg OR840-16.jpg OR840-17.jpg OR840-18.jpg OR840-19.jpg OR840-20.jpg OR840-21.jpg OR840-22.jpg OR840-23.jpg

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Reply 681 of 718, by brt02

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Very nice find. Strangely enough it was the audio ports that gave it away, and the hint about RDRAM.

Very interesting and unique board even amongst all the other cool stuff you've gotten your hands on.

As a bonus they don't look like they need fixing or much cleaning (if at all).

Having said that, judging by the rest of this thread, I'm sure they will get cleaned anyway 😀

If you haven't come across it already, @silvercr has a link to files for the IBM system in the first post of his build thread Outrigger: an ongoing adventure with the OR840.

Looking forward to the updates!

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Reply 682 of 718, by Robert B

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I downloaded all the files from that thread since last year and at that time I thought that I might never find an OR840 let alone 2! The stuff in that thread is beyond epic. That made me want and OR840.

Yep. I'll give them a once over just to be sure. 😁

I need to buy new CR2450 batteries and when the time is right I'll ask them the important question: Where does it hurt? 😁

They are working as I received videos before the purchase. The PSUs and the graphic cards were a bonus. I must say that the PSUs were a gift from above as I didn't have too many options available.

The seller also had 4 x P3/1GHz/133 CPUs but those were waaaaayyy more expensive so I had to pass on them.

I plan to use two generic slotkets with P3s 1GHz/133 S370 CPUs. The slotkets worked well on my SuperMicro P6DLS motherboard. If this won't turn out well I have a pair of P3 600E CPUs that might do the trick.

Reply 683 of 718, by Robert B

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Dumitru Farcas - Doina

This day will forever remain in my memory. My hands are still shaking. As soon as I identify all the cards that I got today I'll upload pics and detailed specs.

Legendary Flea Market loot. The stuff of dreams. I never thought that I'll find such loot there!

More later.

Reply 684 of 718, by Robert B

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Here's the LOOT! I'll post better pictures and I'll present the full specs at a later date.

Now I need a couple of beers to celebrate!

  1. Albatron GeForce FX 5700 Ultra
  2. Abit Siluro GF4 Ti4200 OTES
  3. Intel 752 Reference Board
  4. WinFast PX6800 Ultra
  5. Imagination Technologies Videologic Vivid! 32MB KYRO
  6. VideoLogic Vivid! XS 32MB KYRO II
  7. Hercules Terminator BEAST Supercharged S3 Savage 3D
  8. AMD K7 Slot A - AMD-K7800MPR52B A
  9. AMD K7 Slot A - AMD-A0700MPR24B A
  10. AMD K7 Slot A - AMD-K7800MPR52B A
  11. AMD K7 Slot A - AMD-K7700MTR51B A
  12. Intel Celeron 266MHz 266/66 Q525 ES A4 - Intel Confidential Engineering Sample
  13. Powerleap PL-IP3/T PL-IP3T Slot 1 to 370 Slocket Adapter Converter Card + Pentium III 1GHz 1000/256/133

Dream-01.jpg Dream-02.jpg Dream-03.jpg Dream-04.jpg Dream-05.jpg Dream-06.jpg Dream-07.jpg Dream-08.jpg Dream-09.jpg Dream-10.jpg Dream-11.jpg Dream-12.jpg Dream-13.jpg Dream-14.jpg Dream-15.jpg Dream-16.jpg

There was so much stuff but I couldn't buy everything that I wanted.

Anyway, I'll always remember the white van that brought this treasure to our flea market. 😁

More later.

Reply 686 of 718, by Robert B

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I'm still numb and the adrenaline still flows through my veins. I stayed there for 5 hours until all the parts have been taken out of the van. I have even become friends with the dudes. 😁

This was an extremely lucky encounter. 6 years I went there and from time to time I found bits and pieces but never ever something like this. This shows that regardless of what you do in life, perseverance is rewarded. If you want something you have to go get it!

Reply 688 of 718, by Robert B

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I've met a lot of people during these years and it pays off to be civilised no matter the circumstances. Heck, once I was surrounded by a few guys looking for trouble when I asked why the price is non-negotiable and because I didn't react in a bad way or spoke what must not be said nothing happened. Usually the people are alright there.

Knowing people there is a plus. All the regulars spot me from a mile away and know what I want. 😁

Time will tell if I'll meet them again with their white van and all 😁 ... they weren't from here and they only came because the flea market from their city was closed due to COVID.

Reply 689 of 718, by devius

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Robert B wrote on 2021-01-30, 12:30:

Intel 752 Reference Board

Very nice! As far as I know these are not easy to come by.

Robert B wrote on 2021-01-30, 12:30:

Intel Celeron 266MHz 266/66 Q525 ES A4 - Intel Confidential Engineering Sample

If it's confidential why are you posting pictures of it online? 😨

Reply 690 of 718, by dkjr

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devius wrote on 2021-01-31, 14:27:

If it's confidential why are you posting pictures of it online? 😨

Watch out for the men in the black van outside your house.

Reply 691 of 718, by Robert B

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Dang! That is why I keep hearing helicopters circling around and I see strange shadows at my windows! 😁 I guess that they are past the black van phase. 😁

This weekend was seriously awesome. I'm pretty sure that this was a once in a lifetime event!

I took the i752 card from the pile as soon as I saw it. At that time I didn't know what it was. In the heat of the moment all I could see was 752 and I remembered the fact that Intel made a few of them. I wasn't expecting it to be this rare. 😀 A welcomed bonus form me!

I still need to really inspect all of the cards and test them.

As I've heard i752 drivers are hard to come by. I'll dig deeper into the matter. Also I won't restore this card and I'll keep it as is. The only thing that I'm going to do it is going to be a little dust off and that is it.

Reply 692 of 718, by bjwil1991

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Has anyone seen something like this on a motherboard after letting it dry from the alcohol treatment?

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All I have is 91% at the moment due to a few things that keep popping up here and there and I'm out of DeoxIt D5. I know 99.9% is better, but hard to find at Microcenter, but easy to find on Amazon.

I did use baking soda, some 91% Isopropyl Alcohol, and a toothbrush to scrub those areas and it looks a bit better than the picture above.

The dust or whatever it is comes off when I use my finger to get it off or a Q-tip soaked in alcohol and the other end to dry the area. I'd use my sink water, but there's so much crud in that it's not safe for motherboards, even the dishwasher isn't safe either since it only has 1 heat setting: hot.

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Reply 693 of 718, by pshipkov

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Don't drench PCBs in alcohol. It can make them "foggy".
Sometimes even rubbing alcohol on them is enough to cause it.
With that said, never tried to find-out why some PCBs react that way ...

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Reply 694 of 718, by bjwil1991

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I didn't drench the board in alcohol. Just sprinkled some on the board to clean the bottom since it had corrosion and wanted to clean the bottom of the board from the vinegar to prevent that from peeling the silkscreen.

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Reply 696 of 718, by H3nrik V!

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Robert B wrote on 2021-01-30, 12:30:

[*]Powerleap PL-IP3/T PL-IP3T Slot 1 to 370 Slocket Adapter Converter Card + Pentium III 1GHz 1000/256/133

It's even the Tualatin version, isn't it?

Please use the "quote" option if asking questions to what I write - it will really up the chances of me noticing 😀

Reply 697 of 718, by brt02

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Robert B wrote on 2021-01-31, 21:03:

As I've heard i752 drivers are hard to come by. I'll dig deeper into the matter.

IIRC the i752 ended up integrated into 810 chipsets, so you might have joy extracting drivers from intel's 810/815 graphics driver installer.

Robert B wrote on 2021-01-31, 21:03:

The only thing that I'm going to do it is going to be a little dust off and that is it.

A little dust off? yeah right - I'll wait here for the full RobertB treatment 😀.

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Reply 698 of 718, by imi

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pshipkov wrote on 2021-02-01, 07:17:

Don't drench PCBs in alcohol. It can make them "foggy".
Sometimes even rubbing alcohol on them is enough to cause it.
With that said, never tried to find-out why some PCBs react that way ...

I have drenched many boards in 99.9% IPA after vinegar treatment and just let them stand upright to airdry, never had that happen before 😮

Reply 699 of 718, by appiah4

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imi wrote on 2021-02-01, 11:01:
pshipkov wrote on 2021-02-01, 07:17:

Don't drench PCBs in alcohol. It can make them "foggy".
Sometimes even rubbing alcohol on them is enough to cause it.
With that said, never tried to find-out why some PCBs react that way ...

I have drenched many boards in 99.9% IPA after vinegar treatment and just let them stand upright to airdry, never had that happen before 😮

Same here, the only time I had this happen was if the board had weird gunk or flux residue on it that the IPA could not dissolve completely, and it would get smeared across the solder mask during drying. Wiping would make it even worse. I had to take dishwasher soap and toothbrush to some to remove the weird layer.

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