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Reply 41100 of 45433, by Thermalwrong

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2021-11-11, 21:09:

Bought a Panasonic KXL-D745A with the interface card, manual, driver diskette, power brick, etc for a bit less than the asking price.

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Ooh, it's the one with sound, those are so hard to come across 😀 Wish I had at least one PCMCIA with sound, my selection of 486 laptops could use a soundcard to share between them (might get a covox thingy at somepoint)

Reply 41101 of 45433, by EvieSigma

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2021-11-12, 21:33:

W1D is the common model. My Austin 312 laptop has the same drive.

Yep, W1D is indeed what I have.

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Reply 41102 of 45433, by Munx

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Found a Voodoo3 1000 and a Yamaha YMF719 sound card in a box-o-junk for sale.
Also an in-box Radeon x1950 pro AGP, although the box was completely trashed. While not a "real" agp card, it will certainly come in handy.

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My builds!
The FireStarter 2.0 - The wooden K5
The Underdog - The budget K6
The Voodoo powerhouse - The power-hungry K7
The troll PC - The Socket 423 Pentium 4

Reply 41103 of 45433, by MN_Moody

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Thermalwrong wrote on 2021-11-12, 22:43:
bjwil1991 wrote on 2021-11-11, 21:09:

Bought a Panasonic KXL-D745A with the interface card, manual, driver diskette, power brick, etc for a bit less than the asking price.

Seller's photo:

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Ooh, it's the one with sound, those are so hard to come across 😀 Wish I had at least one PCMCIA with sound, my selection of 486 laptops could use a soundcard to share between them (might get a covox thingy at somepoint)

I've found the Serdaco parallel port sound solutions well suited to old 386/486 laptops, while you don't get the digital audio features (rare among already rare PCMCIA sound cards also) you can get OPL2/OPL3, Covox, Tandy-3 voice or even General MIDI music capabilities at a reasonable price.

Reply 41104 of 45433, by MN_Moody

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This was a scrap bin rescue, regrettably the rest of the machine around it was likely crushed to bits a few days earlier. I've never come across another 2" floppy drive, looks like this came out of a laptop of some sort. Top cover and bezel are slightly smashed but I was able to eject the disk for the photo, 2.5" SSD shown for scale.

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Reply 41106 of 45433, by Turbo ->

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Munx wrote on 2021-11-13, 13:02:

Also an in-box Radeon x1950 pro AGP, although the box was completely trashed. While not a "real" agp card, it will certainly come in handy.

What are you talking about? That card is beautiful.

Reply 41107 of 45433, by subnet_zero

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Was at a local thrift shop today and got this A4Tech WinEasy 4D Mouse with 3 Buttons, 2 wheels and 1 ball for 2.50 €. It is working fine and after searching for the right drivers, also the second wheel works as intended.
It looks quite dodgy for me with those two wheels, but it feels very well while using it. The software lets you choose what function the 2th and 3th button should have, including opening up a customizable shortcut menu.
What fun little device.

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Reply 41108 of 45433, by subnet_zero

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I also bought new old speakers in the box: Quadral SM 480. I have no clue if they sound any good, the box says that they have 20/30 watt (DIN) and 480 Watt (PMPO). They are huge (30cm), but don't weight much. Back in the day this was a bad indicator. I remember all speakers I could afford were cheap and only with PMPO watts marketed. But those speakers were not cheap back then, 149.00 DM says the label on the side of the box. The speakers might be from 99/2000, then that's 105 € (120 USD) today.
However they are beige, unused, in excellent condition and doesn't look half bad as other speakers from end of the 90ies early 2000 I could get here, so I bought them.
I'm not sure what to do with them, use them regular or keep them original in the box? 🤔 Maybe I will try them out and put them back in the box.

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Reply 41109 of 45433, by Claris

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Munx wrote on 2021-11-13, 13:02:

Found a Voodoo3 1000 and a Yamaha YMF719 sound card in a box-o-junk for sale.
Also an in-box Radeon x1950 pro AGP, although the box was completely trashed. While not a "real" agp card, it will certainly come in handy.P_20211113_125313.jpgP_20211113_125308.jpg

Whats up with Voodoo 3s ending up in alot of junk/untested bins? I found one at RE PC a few days ago. You got yours from a bin. Iv hears of other people stumbling across Voodoo 3s in a similar manner.

Are V3s just not as desirable as V1/2?

Reply 41113 of 45433, by MN_Moody

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Claris wrote on 2021-11-13, 17:56:
Munx wrote on 2021-11-13, 13:02:

Found a Voodoo3 1000 and a Yamaha YMF719 sound card in a box-o-junk for sale.
Also an in-box Radeon x1950 pro AGP, although the box was completely trashed. While not a "real" agp card, it will certainly come in handy.P_20211113_125313.jpgP_20211113_125308.jpg

Whats up with Voodoo 3s ending up in alot of junk/untested bins? I found one at RE PC a few days ago. You got yours from a bin. Iv hears of other people stumbling across Voodoo 3s in a similar manner.

Are V3s just not as desirable as V1/2?

For the uninitiated it's pretty easy to overlook Voodoo 3 & Banshee cards, a lot of cards in that same era used similar looking heatsinks or fans (in the case of the Banshee) ... the little 3dfx logo on the back can be the only tell sometimes that you're dealing with one. The earlier cards didn't have heatsinks covering the chipset that prominently displays the 3dfx logo.

Also, keep in mind that these cards tended to overheat in poorly ventilated cases, a lot of them went into scrap bins for a reason.

Reply 41114 of 45433, by Joakim

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Bought a slot 1 system with a beat up case from an old lady. These were the components.
Epox EP-BX3 (needs a recap)
p3 450 MHz
Nvidia tnt2 64 32 mb
Ct4810

surprised me that it had a the ata133 card. Is it faster than the mb connectors maybe.

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Reply 41115 of 45433, by Munx

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Claris wrote on 2021-11-13, 17:56:
Munx wrote on 2021-11-13, 13:02:

Found a Voodoo3 1000 and a Yamaha YMF719 sound card in a box-o-junk for sale.
Also an in-box Radeon x1950 pro AGP, although the box was completely trashed. While not a "real" agp card, it will certainly come in handy.P_20211113_125313.jpgP_20211113_125308.jpg

Whats up with Voodoo 3s ending up in alot of junk/untested bins? I found one at RE PC a few days ago. You got yours from a bin. Iv hears of other people stumbling across Voodoo 3s in a similar manner.

Are V3s just not as desirable as V1/2?

In my experience, Ive found about as many Voodoo 1s in scrap electronics piles as Voodoo 3s. Not Voodoo 2s, though. Only found 1 localy and it came with its passthrough cable and driver disk.

My builds!
The FireStarter 2.0 - The wooden K5
The Underdog - The budget K6
The Voodoo powerhouse - The power-hungry K7
The troll PC - The Socket 423 Pentium 4

Reply 41116 of 45433, by HanJammer

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PdXY wrote on 2021-11-13, 18:12:

I found this cl5426 card, german but unknown to me:IMG_20211113_190819.jpg

Wow, I love how the RAM is installed in a SIMM module. I was thinking today that I've never seen a graphics adapter with memory in SIMMs... and here it is a few hours later in this thread 🤣 😁

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Reply 41117 of 45433, by PC@LIVE

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Purchased a batch of motherboards to be repaired, most are SKT478, an LGA775 and a SKT462 / A, also there is a VIA chipset which I don't know if it's a 370 or a 462. In a couple there are CPUs, I don't know however what they are, most have capacitors to replace.
These are the models that I detect looking at the images:
Asus P4S800-MX
Intel 865 Perl
NSI Siemens?
ECS P4M890T-M2
ASRock K7VT4A PRO
SKT 370 ???
They cost € 3 each including shipping, about the equivalent of $ 15 or less.
I think if they only have a capacitor problem, they can fix at least half of them, or more.
When they arrive I'll try to try the ECS, which visually looks fine.
In the next few days the seller should ship.

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AMD 286-16 287-10 4MB HD 45MB VGA 256KB
AMD 386DX-40 Intel 387 8MB HD 81MB VGA 256KB
Cyrix 486DLC-40 IIT387-40 8MB VGA 512KB
AMD 5X86-133 16MB VGA VLB CL5428 2MB and many others
AMD K62+ 550 SOYO 5EMA+ and many others
AST Pentium Pro 200 MHz L2 256KB

Reply 41118 of 45433, by Brawndo

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Munx wrote on 2021-11-13, 13:02:

Also an in-box Radeon x1950 pro AGP, although the box was completely trashed. While not a "real" agp card, it will certainly come in handy.P_20211113_125313.jpgP_20211113_125308.jpg

Is that two 4-pin power connectors I see on the end? I have an X1950 Pro as well (HIS if memory serves) and it has a single 6-pin power connector.

Reply 41119 of 45433, by BitWrangler

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Looks like. Makes sense though an AGP only system might not be expected to have PCI-E power connectors

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