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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 41960 of 45418, by debs3759

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Law212 wrote on 2022-01-19, 15:20:

Not sure if ill keep the system , because I have a 486 DX 66 , but front of the case is busted up and its ugly looking. this one looks very nice. But its a 486 SX 25.

I'd keep it just because it's a PS/1. I'd be more into it if it was a DX or a 386 though 😀

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Reply 41961 of 45418, by Law212

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debs3759 wrote on 2022-01-19, 15:57:
Law212 wrote on 2022-01-19, 15:20:

Not sure if ill keep the system , because I have a 486 DX 66 , but front of the case is busted up and its ugly looking. this one looks very nice. But its a 486 SX 25.

I'd keep it just because it's a PS/1. I'd be more into it if it was a DX or a 386 though 😀

I wish i could get a hold of a 386. I did have a 286 but i sold it ... regrets.

I also recently found an amiga 500 , cleaned it up a bit and sold it. a little regret there, but i cant keep everything.

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Reply 41963 of 45418, by Munx

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Law212 wrote on 2022-01-19, 17:15:

What is the bridging cable to link 2 voodoo cards called and where can i get one ?

https://www.vogonswiki.com/index.php/How_to_m … doo_2_SLI_cable

Here you go.

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Reply 41965 of 45418, by Law212

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Munx wrote on 2022-01-19, 17:18:
Law212 wrote on 2022-01-19, 17:15:

What is the bridging cable to link 2 voodoo cards called and where can i get one ?

https://www.vogonswiki.com/index.php/How_to_m … doo_2_SLI_cable

Here you go.

Thanks! I knew there had to be an easy way to make one.

Reply 41966 of 45418, by Law212

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Kahenraz wrote on 2022-01-19, 17:18:

The bridge I think is just called the SLI connector. The one outside the computer between the Voodoo and your 2D card is the "Medusa" cable.

Thats just the passthrough cable right? So do I need to daisy chain both cards to eachother and then to the 2D card? or do i just need one voodoo connected to the 2d card?

Reply 41968 of 45418, by Law212

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Kahenraz wrote on 2022-01-19, 17:50:

I think you only need a single passthrough cable. I don't know how you would identify which card is used for output. The SLI cable is what bridges them together.

Makes sense, thanks.

Reply 41969 of 45418, by Law212

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Kahenraz wrote on 2022-01-19, 17:50:

I think you only need a single passthrough cable. I don't know how you would identify which card is used for output. The SLI cable is what bridges them together.

Makes sense, thanks.

Last question. Can i link a diamond monster 2 3d 12MB card with a regular voodoo 2 12mb card?

Reply 41971 of 45418, by gladders

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I got a 5150 today!

It has an original HDD but I have no idea if it works. Without a contemporary monitor I don't yet have a way of viewing what's on the screen as it's CGA.

Can anyone recognise the graphics card?

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Reply 41972 of 45418, by kixs

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One more boxed item... now I have all VRAM versions: ISA, VLB and PCI boxed. This one is only 2MB and had been opened & used. Other two are still sealed 4MB versions 😁

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Reply 41973 of 45418, by BitWrangler

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gladders wrote on 2022-01-19, 22:44:

Can anyone recognise the graphics card?

Well the V6363 chip has only CGA/Herc/MDA capabilities so it will do those, but specific board is seeming hard to find.

edit: a fellow seeker has some interesting info... Looking for info about the Yamaha V6363

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Reply 41974 of 45418, by TrashPanda

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Just bought a huge Ram lot of 59 items, mostly its PC133 and DDR Dimms, mixed sizes from 128mb to 1gb, but there are 4 128mb RDRAM sticks in the lot along with a brand new internal Zip 250 drive and a pair of 80gb WD IDE drives.

Paid 47 USD for it all and if only the RIMMS work then it was worth the 40 bucks, if the Zip 250 works then it was worth twice that easy.

Might end up selling the Zip 250 as I dont have a use for it, the RDRAM might have a use if I can find a nice 428 board or a 370 board that takes Rimms, I think a nice socket 478 P4 build might be in order, I have the CPU and now the ram .. just need a good board.

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Reply 41975 of 45418, by BitWrangler

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If the 80GB drives are 800JB they're the higher cache version which are pretty swift for PATA. RAID 0 two of them and you could make believe you've got a crappy SSD 🤣

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Reply 41976 of 45418, by TrashPanda

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BitWrangler wrote on 2022-01-20, 05:26:

If the 80GB drives are 800JB they're the higher cache version which are pretty swift for PATA. RAID 0 two of them and you could make believe you've got a crappy SSD 🤣

I wont know till they get here unfortunately but if it comes to the worst I have a few WD raptors in storage I could use as pretend SSD drives 🤣. WD never made a IDE raptor right ?

Raptors sound damn cool, much cooler than some noiseless SSD.

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Reply 41977 of 45418, by BitWrangler

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I thought there were 36GB PATA Raptors but could be remembering wrong.

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Reply 41978 of 45418, by TrashPanda

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Does anyone know about the Mirage Z-128 Pro video cards ?

Ive ran across one with all docs driver disks and three ROMs for it, apparently they let it drive 61Khz, Multisync and 64Khz monitors, but I know nothing about this GPU and Wikipedia doesnt seem to have it either.

All 4 square MDRAM sockets are popped so I'm guessing its got at least 4mb of ram on it.

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Reply 41979 of 45418, by Law212

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Kahenraz wrote on 2022-01-19, 20:18:

From what I've read, maybe. It will either work or it won't.

Thats very true. Well said.

So I bought these last night for $5 each. I got them for the above computer .

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They are better than i thought just from the sellers pictures. The keyboard is nice and heavy and the mouse feels great . So....I decided to use a usb adapter and use them on my work computer.... Having a blast.

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