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Reply 41241 of 42038, by RaiderOfLostVoodoo

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PD2JK wrote on 2021-11-27, 07:51:

And do I see a GUS for a Mac? (joking)
what is that red NUBUS-like card?

Found one of it on Ebay:
https://www.ebay.de/itm/233882196464
Will gladly trade it against a GUS! 🤣

Didn't do research yet on all these items.
The Voodoo was the primary reason why I did bid on this lot. The heatspreader did seem familiar. A quick Google search revealed that it is indeed a Voodoo Banshee, as I assumed.
Although the Voodoo is broken (but not beyond repair) it's still a great haul imho.

Reply 41242 of 42038, by fosterwj03

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If you consider hardware older than a decade retro, I got this GeForce GTX 285 OC in the mail yesterday. I got it for my Overkill yet vanilla Windows 2000 build. So far, it works with the last Win2k-compatible nVidia drivers in my test system. I'm going to put it in the Overkill system this afternoon.

Despite being a blower, the fan is actually pretty quiet even under full load. I think I'm going to like this card in Windows 2000 quite a bit.

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Reply 41243 of 42038, by luckybob

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fosterwj03 wrote on 2021-11-27, 18:18:

If you consider hardware older than a decade retro...

i like to promote the idea; if the only reason to use a piece of hardware is nostalgia, its "retro".

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

Reply 41244 of 42038, by Droidekafan

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I have a friend that I buy parts from who has a sizeable hoard of old stuff. Sometimes I find wierd and obscure things in there and this is one of them. I haven't bought it as I have no use for it but I thought it might be interesting for everyone to see. It's labelled a Compaq Goldrush kit. I didn't read the documents inside the box but it's some kind of CPU upgrade kit for Contura laptops. It has an interesting/odd of a name for just a random CPU upgrade kit and I can't find any info on Google about it.

Edit: Something I actually did buy was a Soundblaster 16 ct1740 with no hanging note bug. Was after one of them for ages

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Reply 41245 of 42038, by debs3759

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fosterwj03 wrote on 2021-11-27, 18:18:

If you consider hardware older than a decade retro,

At a pinch I could accept 10 years as retro - that means I have one build that isn't retro (although do plan some more recent builds like 1156/2011 and later, AM3 and later), but by that criteria one of my current 2 daily drivers is retro (FM1, my secondary PC)

See my graphics card database at www.gpuzoo.com
Constantly being worked on. Feel free to message me with any corrections or details of cards you would like me to research and add.

Reply 41246 of 42038, by RaiderOfLostVoodoo

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Got new RAM for my overkill build:
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Looks so nice with the red PCB.

Then this happened:
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The sticks are fine. I checked them on a KT400 board.
It's the board which can't handle more than 2GB. My buddy has the same problem on his KT3 Ultra2 with OCZ sticks. Underclocking or raising timings/voltage didn't help.
We also found threads were people had the same problem with other sticks (Kingston, Corsair). Is this a common problem on KT333 or does it just affect the KT3 Ultra2?

Reply 41247 of 42038, by Nexxen

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The guy didn't bring all the cases but good bunch.

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Reply 41248 of 42038, by Aublak

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Found this at ewaste. Missing some capacitors, but otherwise in pretty good shape. Hope it still works.

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Reply 41249 of 42038, by canthearu

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RaiderOfLostVoodoo wrote on 2021-11-27, 22:44:

It's the board which can't handle more than 2GB. My buddy has the same problem on his KT3 Ultra2 with OCZ sticks. Underclocking or raising timings/voltage didn't help.
We also found threads were people had the same problem with other sticks (Kingston, Corsair). Is this a common problem on KT333 or does it just affect the KT3 Ultra2?

Have you programmed in the 2.7V DRAM requirement for these chips?

Also try slower clocks. I have found some motherboards/CPUs don't like full speed when all the memory slots are full.

Reply 41250 of 42038, by RaiderOfLostVoodoo

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RaiderOfLostVoodoo wrote on 2021-11-27, 22:44:

Underclocking or raising timings/voltage didn't help.

canthearu wrote on 2021-11-27, 23:05:

Have you programmed in the 2.7V DRAM requirement for these chips?

Also try slower clocks. I have found some motherboards/CPUs don't like full speed when all the memory slots are full.

We tried everything.

2 sticks run fine with 333MHz, 2-2-2-5 timings and 2.5V.

Reply 41251 of 42038, by BitWrangler

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Droidekafan wrote on 2021-11-27, 21:42:

I have a friend that I buy parts from who has a sizeable hoard of old stuff. Sometimes I find wierd and obscure things in there and this is one of them. I haven't bought it as I have no use for it but I thought it might be interesting for everyone to see. It's labelled a Compaq Goldrush kit. I didn't read the documents inside the box but it's some kind of CPU upgrade kit for Contura laptops. It has an interesting/odd of a name for just a random CPU upgrade kit and I can't find any info on Google about it.

Interesting... I managed to pull this up
http://www.1000bit.it/ad/bro/compaq/Compaq-Co … yQuickSPECs.pdf
Shows it's a dx2/50 upgrade for the dx2/40 in those models.

I tried slightly hard to find that, because I've got a Contura... but it's the wrong model. However, it's also possible you've got a box of DX2/40 pulls after the DX2/50s were deployed. DX2/40 though... weird.

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 41252 of 42038, by BitWrangler

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Nexxen wrote on 2021-11-27, 22:51:

The guy didn't bring all the cases but good bunch.

Great. Nice variety to be going on with. I maybe only have one or two very similar ones, but the overall impression is about the same as it would look if I stacked all my pre-ATX stuff together 🤣

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 41253 of 42038, by pan069

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Nexxen wrote on 2021-11-27, 22:51:

The guy didn't bring all the cases but good bunch.

I hope he brought the top-left one under the Hyundai (the one with triple 5 1/3 inch drive bays), what a beauty. I have two low-profile versions on that case. And the 486 mini-tower lower right corner (with the "fat belly"). I used to have one of those, very sad I threw it out. I was a fool when I was younger (probably still am...)

Edit: that top-left one, on its side also looks like a nice case. XT or AT? I think I've seen those as XT with a mechanical top (opens like the bonnet of a car).

Reply 41254 of 42038, by BetaC

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Today I managed to snag a working 5.25 Mitsubishi FDD for $5, and 16MB of 30 pin ram for $10. So now I have a way to read just the driver disk for my almost-working serial mouse both kinds of floppies, and have way too much ram for what a SX2-66 can actually run.

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Reply 41255 of 42038, by Nexxen

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BetaC wrote on 2021-11-28, 08:06:

Today I managed to snag a working 5.25 Mitsubishi FDD for $5, and 16MB of 30 pin ram for $10. So now I have a way to read just the driver disk for my almost-working serial mouse both kinds of floppies, and have way too much ram for what a SX2-66 can actually run.
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WOW!!

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Reply 41256 of 42038, by Nexxen

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pan069 wrote on 2021-11-28, 00:34:
Nexxen wrote on 2021-11-27, 22:51:

The guy didn't bring all the cases but good bunch.

I hope he brought the top-left one under the Hyundai (the one with triple 5 1/3 inch drive bays), what a beauty. I have two low-profile versions on that case. And the 486 mini-tower lower right corner (with the "fat belly"). I used to have one of those, very sad I threw it out. I was a fool when I was younger (probably still am...)

Edit: that top-left one, on its side also looks like a nice case. XT or AT? I think I've seen those as XT with a mechanical top (opens like the bonnet of a car).

AT case, if sticker isn't wrong (sold in 1992). I have a keyboard with a switch for XT and AT.
It has metal buttons on the sides to open the cover. Handy!

The Hyundai is for a SUPER-286X 😀

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Reply 41257 of 42038, by Nexxen

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BitWrangler wrote on 2021-11-27, 23:32:
Nexxen wrote on 2021-11-27, 22:51:

The guy didn't bring all the cases but good bunch.

Great. Nice variety to be going on with. I maybe only have one or two very similar ones, but the overall impression is about the same as it would look if I stacked all my pre-ATX stuff together 🤣

Unfortunately I'm not going to keep all of them as I don't have enough space (even in the basement).
It looks beautiful though.
The guy made a good deal if I took all of them, and I took all of them. Retro guy meets retro stuff: what should I have done??? 🤣
He forgot to bring one and one more keyboard but it's ok even so.

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Reply 41258 of 42038, by Droidekafan

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Nexxen wrote on 2021-11-27, 22:51:

The guy didn't bring all the cases but good bunch.

Those are some fine looking cases, I can never seem to find good at cases around where I live

Reply 41259 of 42038, by mastergamma12

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fosterwj03 wrote on 2021-11-27, 18:18:

If you consider hardware older than a decade retro, I got this GeForce GTX 285 OC in the mail yesterday. I got it for my Overkill yet vanilla Windows 2000 build. So far, it works with the last Win2k-compatible nVidia drivers in my test system. I'm going to put it in the Overkill system this afternoon.

Despite being a blower, the fan is actually pretty quiet even under full load. I think I'm going to like this card in Windows 2000 quite a bit.

What driver?

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The Tuala-Bus (My 9x/Dos Rig) (Pentium III-S 1.4ghz, AWE64G+Audigy 2 ZS, Voodoo5 5500, Chieftec Dragon Rambus)

The Final Lan Party (My Windows Xp/7 rig) (Core i7 980x, GTX 480,DFI Lanparty UT X58-T3eH8,)