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Reply 41340 of 44650, by BitWrangler

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mpe wrote on 2021-12-05, 11:41:
I bought this gorgeous Pentium IV era fully transparent acrylic case. Incl. transparent ATX PSU with -5V rail and decent +5V pow […]
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I bought this gorgeous Pentium IV era fully transparent acrylic case. Incl. transparent ATX PSU with -5V rail and decent +5V power...

I don't usually work with 2000+ era retro hardware. But this case made me think about doing a Socket 423 build.

However, I have another plan for a very special rare build using the case (more to come).

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I hope you're at least going to have a couple of Barracudas in your fish tank 🤣

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 41341 of 44650, by supercordo

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Brickpad wrote on 2021-11-24, 17:40:

Bought this pair of Wyse Winterm wt8440xl thin clients (socket 7). One boots according to the seller, and the other just beeps. Both come with their respective power supply. I'm hoping I can get two fully working units out of this.

Any luck getting these working?

Reply 41342 of 44650, by crazii

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Got a YMF724 with SB Link header, guess it's pretty normal stuff here.
And a pretty old QDI SX5EP 815ep mobo with sb-link too.
Pics are from seller.

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Toshiba Satellite Pro 4300 - YMF744, Savage IX
Toshiba Satellite 2805-S501 - YMF754, GeForce 2Go
IBM Thinkpad A21p - CS4624, Mobility Radeon 128
main: Intel NUC11PHKi7C Phantom Canyon: i7-1165G7 RTX2060 64G 2T760PSDD

Reply 41343 of 44650, by stef80

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Not bought today but during past month or two:

Radeon 8500 non-LE (PowerColor Evil Master II Pro):

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Sparkle GeForce FX5700 Ultra:

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Asus and Medion GeForce3 Ti 200:

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GeForce2 GTS/PRO 64M and MSI GeForce2 Ti:

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Asus GeForce256 DDR:

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Reply 41344 of 44650, by HanJammer

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crazii wrote on 2021-12-05, 20:01:

Got a YMF724 with SB Link header, guess it's pretty normal stuff here.
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A-Trend card which I had back in the 90s and I still have it although my younger stupid me threw away the original box ;/

It's one of the best YMF724 cards.

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Reply 41345 of 44650, by appiah4

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OK so I have a question.. I got an offer on a YMF754 PCI sound card. I never even knew a YMF754 existed - what is this chip and is it worth getting? Already have two cards with YMF744..

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Reply 41346 of 44650, by HanJammer

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appiah4 wrote on 2021-12-06, 07:26:

OK so I have a question.. I got an offer on a YMF754 PCI sound card. I never even knew a YMF754 existed - what is this chip and is it worth getting? Already have two cards with YMF744..

Differences are minor and regard simultaneous use of SPDIF and ZV Port and no resampling to 48kHz when recording through SPDIF In... More here Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide

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Reply 41347 of 44650, by Jed118

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I got a box of diskettes (some DD, mostly HD) with DOS 5 on 5.25s and a few ZIP100 diskettes, and they all worked 😁

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Reply 41349 of 44650, by RaiderOfLostVoodoo

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Ebay in a nutshell:

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Also:
- MSI D-Bracket with broken LEDs
- non-functional Pentium MMX 200MHz

Ebay is fun!
Time to get some refunds...

Reply 41350 of 44650, by aaronkatrini

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LubieCipy wrote on 2021-12-07, 12:14:
Bought this card few days ago, 8.5 Euro incl. shipping […]
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Bought this card few days ago, 8.5 Euro incl. shipping

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Nicely found that Savage 2000 😀

Reply 41351 of 44650, by LubieCipy

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aaronkatrini wrote on 2021-12-07, 19:46:
LubieCipy wrote on 2021-12-07, 12:14:
Bought this card few days ago, 8.5 Euro incl. shipping […]
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Bought this card few days ago, 8.5 Euro incl. shipping

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Nicely found that Savage 2000 😀

Thanks, card is functional but I don't know what to think about this chip. Looks like a strange mix of bugged hardware with shitty drivers 😀

Reply 41352 of 44650, by ODwilly

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I didn't buy this, however I noticed 500mhz K6-2's on Newegg for $25 which I thought was worth a post here.

Main pc: Asus ROG laptop. I7-6700HQ, GTX 960M 4gb, 16gb DDR4.
Retro PC: Soyo P4S Dragon, 3gb ddr 266, 120gb Maxtor, Geforce Fx 5950 Ultra, SB Live! 5.1

Reply 41354 of 44650, by HangarAte2nds!

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Bought a vintage Sony Vaio P4 laptop today. It was only $22 and is in pristine condition. All I had to do was listen to some old timer rattle his gums about the good old days. Claimed to have worked for Magnavox back in the day, specifically, the stylistic design of the case on the Odyssey. He also claimed nobody knows the real history of pong and that, upon seeing a couple of guys playing with a broken oscilloscope in the lab one day, he suggested that they make a game out of it. His version of the history of Pong implied that Nintendo owns the rights to Pong, which I am like 99.9% is not true. But since these old P4 Vaio laptops usually go for around $200 in this sort of condition, I was willing to listen to whatever BS he was spinning.
PCG-K23
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 2.80 GHz1 (512kb L2 Cache)
Front Side Bus Speed 533MHz
Chipset ATI Radeon™ IGP 345M
Hard Drive 60GB2
Integrated Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11b/g3
LCD 15.4” WXGA with XBRITE™ Technology (1280x800)
Graphics ATI Radeon™ IGP 345M
Video RAM (shared) 64MB
Memory 1GB (512MB x 2/DDR266) Recently Upgraded
Optical Drive DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo Drive4
CD Read (25.8x MAX), CD-R Write (24x MAX)
CD-RW Read (15.1x MAX), CD-RW Write (24x MAX)
DVD Read (8.3x MAX), DVD-R Read (4.2x MAX)
DVD-RW Read (4.2x MAX), DVD+R Read (4.2x MAX)
DVD+RW Read (4.2x MAX)
Modem Integrated V.90 Modem with RJ-11 interface
Ethernet 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet with RJ-45 interface
Memory Stick Media Slot Supports optional Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO media5
PC Card Slots One PCMCIA Type II/Type I card slot with CardBus support
Audio Windows® sound system compatible, Built-in stereo speakers
Audio Interface Monaural mini microphone jack, Headphone jack (stereo mini)
Graphics Interface VGA out
Other Interfaces i.LINK® connector (IEEE 1394)6,
3 USB 2.0 ports, DC in, parallel port
Pointing Device Electro-Static touch pad
Keyboard QWERTY, 86 keys with 2.7mm stroke and 19.19mm pitch
Power Requirements 135W+10%
Battery Lithium-ion battery (PCGA-BP2NY)
Estimated Battery Life
1.5 - 3 hours
Weight 8.04 lbs. with standard battery
Size (W x H x D) 14.1 x 1.6 - 2.2 x 10.9 (inches)

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Reply 41355 of 44650, by HanJammer

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HangarAte2nds! wrote on 2021-12-08, 01:27:
ODwilly wrote on 2021-12-07, 23:45:

I didn't buy this, however I noticed 500mhz K6-2's on Newegg for $25 which I thought was worth a post here.

Seems overpriced...

Yeah, that's definitely way too expensive...

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Reply 41356 of 44650, by ODwilly

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HanJammer wrote on 2021-12-08, 02:16:
HangarAte2nds! wrote on 2021-12-08, 01:27:
ODwilly wrote on 2021-12-07, 23:45:

I didn't buy this, however I noticed 500mhz K6-2's on Newegg for $25 which I thought was worth a post here.

Seems overpriced...

Yeah, that's definitely way too expensive...

They seem to go for $10 on ebay. Maybe the 50% price increase is worth it for someone that desires a new OEM CPU for their retro build?

Main pc: Asus ROG laptop. I7-6700HQ, GTX 960M 4gb, 16gb DDR4.
Retro PC: Soyo P4S Dragon, 3gb ddr 266, 120gb Maxtor, Geforce Fx 5950 Ultra, SB Live! 5.1

Reply 41357 of 44650, by bjwil1991

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Won an IBM ThinkPad 770e bundle on eBay.

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Has a lot of CDs, a boot diskette, external FDD, manuals, and charger with the cords.

Also got a Psyclone PSE1969 Guitar Hero PS2 wireless receiver on eBay since the one for my controller went missing years ago.

Used the PayPal credit (applied for that last night and got approved).

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Reply 41358 of 44650, by appiah4

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HangarAte2nds! wrote on 2021-12-08, 01:27:
ODwilly wrote on 2021-12-07, 23:45:

I didn't buy this, however I noticed 500mhz K6-2's on Newegg for $25 which I thought was worth a post here.

Seems overpriced...

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Reply 41359 of 44650, by cyclone3d

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Bought a scrap lot specifically to acquire an unknown ESS wavetable daughterboard that originally came with a motherboard in the same lot. Behold, the extremely horrid potato pics from the seller... cropped to only show the items in question on course.
Damaged MB - I should have a working copy of the motherboard although I have no plans to use it:

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ESS wavetable daughterboard:

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Yamaha YMF modified setupds and drivers
Yamaha XG resource repository - updated November 27, 2018
Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide
AW744L II - YMF744 - AOpen Cobra Sound Card - Install SB-Link Header