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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 47721 of 47785, by Ozzuneoj

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kixs wrote on 2023-01-23, 19:29:
Something new for my collection :D […]
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Something new for my collection 😁

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Oh cool! I've never seen a boxed Maxi Sound like that.

Seems vaguely like the card I got recently, except yours has that fantastic ESS Audiodrive built in and is probably far easier to get working in DOS. 😀

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Now for some blitting from the back buffer.

Reply 47722 of 47785, by Nexxen

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Robert B wrote on 2023-01-23, 16:15:
CREATIVE! Sound BLASTER! 16!!! SCSI!!!!!!!!!!!! CT1770. […]
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CREATIVE! Sound BLASTER! 16!!! SCSI!!!!!!!!!!!! CT1770.

Delivering EARTH shattering sound quality! Prepare to have your socks blown off! (not). 😁

Damn animals ... though, belive it or not I still have a plan to rescue this basket case. Some time down the line an episode will pop up on my thread. 😁

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Crackling sound? Like in a pipe?

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Reply 47723 of 47785, by Shponglefan

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Acquired another Media Vision Thunder Board. IMHO these are very unrated sound cards for their era.

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Reply 47724 of 47785, by Vanessaira

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Doornkaat wrote on 2023-01-23, 08:34:
Vanessaira wrote on 2023-01-22, 19:41:
Yeah, my friends and I were wondering the same. […]
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Doornkaat wrote on 2023-01-22, 15:07:

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Nice find!👍 Any idea why the lower ISA slot is missing?

Yeah, my friends and I were wondering the same.

Does not appear to be missing components from other versions that have the second slot.
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Oh, that looks like the connector has been desoldered. The through holes are a little damaged and one via on the left took a bit of a beating from what looks like someone leveraging the connector with a flat head screw driver but it doesn't look like anything is too damaged to just solder a new connector back in.
Makes me wonder why this board was chosen as a donor. Have you tested it yet? Fingers crossed for it to work!

Don't know. Got it from a PC recycling center. Will test it soon though. Definitely planning to solder in a new ISA.

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Reply 47725 of 47785, by Vanessaira

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AlessandroB wrote on 2023-01-23, 19:24:

It arrived today, I wasn't looking for this model but a simple Sound Blaster 16. Instead, I found this on a sales site at a price that was not very low but not even close to the stellar one found on Ebay. Going back to the Sound Blaster, some say it's the spearhead of OPL cards. The card is incredibly long and unexpectedly does not reach the case supports…

I multiple AWE32's. Including the same CT3980 you have as well as several CT2760s and a CT3900. The 3980 is a solid choice, and with UNISOUND. It makes dealing with its PnP much easier.

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Reply 47726 of 47785, by kixs

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Ozzuneoj wrote on 2023-01-23, 19:57:
Oh cool! I've never seen a boxed Maxi Sound like that. […]
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kixs wrote on 2023-01-23, 19:29:
Something new for my collection :D […]
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Something new for my collection 😁

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Oh cool! I've never seen a boxed Maxi Sound like that.

Seems vaguely like the card I got recently, except yours has that fantastic ESS Audiodrive built in and is probably far easier to get working in DOS. 😀

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I saw your post. True, it looks very similar design.

DOS setup is very simple. There are two programs, loads sound bank to memory and it's ready to use. I like NOS/CIB stuff as you get correct drivers with it 😉

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Reply 47727 of 47785, by TrashPanda

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Finally tracked down a 256Mb PCI X1550 for 10 bucks, this care is rather rare and this is the first I have seen show up on Evilbay in a number of years, its going into the dual Tualatin box to upgrade the X1300. Its one of the Visiontek SFF models but has both DVI and VGA which is better than the DMS the X1300 has.

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Reply 47728 of 47785, by BitWrangler

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Shponglefan wrote on 2023-01-23, 22:47:

Acquired another Media Vision Thunder Board. IMHO these are very unrated sound cards for their era.

Just got round to looking that up, since I hadn't come across them, yah I'll take 5 of them 🤣 .... I jest, maybe have enough pro clones to take care of 286es but wouldn't mind a couple for XTs.

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Reply 47730 of 47785, by DW12

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My small collection of GPUs is growing. Here are my recent pick ups from online auctions:
- Aopen Geforce4 Ti4200
- Ati All-in-Wonder Pro
- Ati All-in-Wonder Radeon 9000
- MSI Geforce2 Ti (MS-8855)

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Reply 47731 of 47785, by HanJammer

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AlessandroB wrote on 2023-01-24, 18:20:

This, before they become unobtainable…

They never will. Or at least not in our lifetime. They will become more obtainable if anything (people get more aware of their value so they will try to sell them more instead of throwing them away). And once the market is saturated the prices will go down as well. Keep in mind that chips from late 70s are not that hard to obtain yet they made much less of them compared to the 486s...

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Reply 47732 of 47785, by BitWrangler

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25 and 33 Mhz DX and SX you can get by the shovelful but 50Mhz DX not DX2 was never super common, and while collectors go nuts about numbering and marking differences on chips that all perform the same, the DX50 will remain about the rarest speed grade Intel 486 that anyone wants (16 and 20Mhz be damned). IMO the DX50 uncommoness has been known in hardware circles for many years, so these may have been set aside and been preferentially saved, but still that didn't make them much easier to find currently.

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Reply 47734 of 47785, by TrashPanda

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BitWrangler wrote on 2023-01-24, 22:26:

25 and 33 Mhz DX and SX you can get by the shovelful but 50Mhz DX not DX2 was never super common, and while collectors go nuts about numbering and marking differences on chips that all perform the same, the DX50 will remain about the rarest speed grade Intel 486 that anyone wants (16 and 20Mhz be damned). IMO the DX50 uncommoness has been known in hardware circles for many years, so these may have been set aside and been preferentially saved, but still that didn't make them much easier to find currently.

Even though you say rare ..there are still a good number of 486 DX2-50 CPUs up on the bay for not stupid prices (15 USD - 30USD) ...the 486 DX4-75 which is technically an OD CPU is much harder to source and exponentially more expensive 100 - 150 USD and up, the few I have seen are all being sold by collectors so that's likely inflating the prices.

That said, both models are uncommon but of the two the 50 isnt hard to get if you really want one.

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Reply 47735 of 47785, by BitWrangler

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BitWrangler wrote on 2023-01-24, 22:26:

50Mhz DX not DX2

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Reply 47736 of 47785, by TrashPanda

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BitWrangler wrote on 2023-01-25, 01:30:

I do believe I missed that tiny detail, apologies.

Looking at whats up .. there is a number of DX-50s as well, though about twice the price of the DX2-50, one seller seems to have a tray of NOS DX-50s.

Might grab a couple for myself for the collection.

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Reply 47737 of 47785, by BetaC

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I finally have something terrible, and I might someday build something around it.

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Yeah baby, 1.3 GHz.

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Reply 47738 of 47785, by pete8475

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BetaC wrote on 2023-01-25, 02:29:

I finally have something terrible, and I might someday build something around it.
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Yeah baby, 1.3 GHz.

Awesome, the worst one!

Are there socket 423 SD-RAM boards? 🤣

Reply 47739 of 47785, by BetaC

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pete8475 wrote on 2023-01-25, 02:41:
BetaC wrote on 2023-01-25, 02:29:

I finally have something terrible, and I might someday build something around it.
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Yeah baby, 1.3 GHz.

Awesome, the worst one!

Are there socket 423 SD-RAM boards? 🤣

Why would I want anything but RDRAM for a 1.3?

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