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Reply 42540 of 45448, by mrfusion92

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A Mitac 5033

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CPU AMD K6-2 @ 366Mhz
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VIDEO Trident 9660 2 MB VRAM
SOUND ESS 1869

Yes, it's ugly.
Yes, that's tape.
Yes, the plastic breaks while just looking at it.
Yes, it was very cheap.

But I love it! I've installed DOS 6.22 and Win 3.1. Good sound support in DOS using drivers found here.
I've got running every dos game i throwed it with no performance issues at all. Only Need for Speed crashes when a race is started (but I suspect I've bad files).

I don't care about the appearance, I wanted a working dos laptop. Besides there are near to zero spare parts available and what I found is in bad conditions as mine. So tape is only way to go!

Reply 42541 of 45448, by cyclone3d

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mrfusion92 wrote on 2022-02-12, 15:51:
A Mitac 5033 […]
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A Mitac 5033

20220212-153457.jpg

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CPU AMD K6-2 @ 366Mhz
RAM 96 MB
VIDEO Trident 9660 2 MB VRAM
SOUND ESS 1869

Yes, it's ugly.
Yes, that's tape.
Yes, the plastic breaks while just looking at it.
Yes, it was very cheap.

But I love it! I've installed DOS 6.22 and Win 3.1. Good sound support in DOS using drivers found here.
I've got running every dos game i throwed it with no performance issues at all. Only Need for Speed crashes when a race is started (but I suspect I've bad files).

I don't care about the appearance, I wanted a working dos laptop. Besides there are near to zero spare parts available and what I found is in bad conditions as mine. So tape is only way to go!

Sounds like it is time to start 3d printing replacement plastics.

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Reply 42542 of 45448, by Meatball

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Brawndo wrote on 2022-02-12, 03:49:
Meatball wrote on 2022-02-11, 00:02:

Canopus Pure3DII LX Voodoo2 SLI

Awesome set! I've been casually on the lookout for a pair of Canopus Voodoo2 boards (I already have several Diamond and STB boards), only time I found a pair for sale on ebay they were boxed and sold for around $600 USD, far too rich for my blood. Hopefully you got a better deal than that.

I paid about a bit more than 1.5x that amount. I have a different tack. I'd rather pay the money when I see something I want, rather than wait years for it to show up again at wishful pricing. These things don't tend to get cheaper, either, as time goes on... if they even show up at all. I suppose waiting for a dummy to come along and sell it for cheaper is another strategy or finding a set which is trashed and spending weeks trying to fix it is another; but I don't have the patience (or the desire to obtain the skills for repair... replacing caps is already a pain in my rear). I prefer to be the dummy now with bottomless pockets of money. I will never have bottomless pockets of time. The best part is I'm probably not even going to use these. I tested them, they work, and now they're going back in the box. I just wanted them is all.... but wait!......I'm actually going to spend even more money on them and have them shipped to Oscar for custom heatsink/fan mounting.

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Reply 42543 of 45448, by mrfusion92

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cyclone3d wrote on 2022-02-12, 16:07:
mrfusion92 wrote on 2022-02-12, 15:51:
A Mitac 5033 […]
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A Mitac 5033

20220212-153457.jpg

Here other pics.

CPU AMD K6-2 @ 366Mhz
RAM 96 MB
VIDEO Trident 9660 2 MB VRAM
SOUND ESS 1869

Yes, it's ugly.
Yes, that's tape.
Yes, the plastic breaks while just looking at it.
Yes, it was very cheap.

But I love it! I've installed DOS 6.22 and Win 3.1. Good sound support in DOS using drivers found here.
I've got running every dos game i throwed it with no performance issues at all. Only Need for Speed crashes when a race is started (but I suspect I've bad files).

I don't care about the appearance, I wanted a working dos laptop. Besides there are near to zero spare parts available and what I found is in bad conditions as mine. So tape is only way to go!

Sounds like it is time to start 3d printing replacement plastics.

The whole enclosure should be printed then! Sadly I'm not capable of 3D drawning

Reply 42544 of 45448, by Brawndo

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Meatball wrote on 2022-02-12, 16:10:
Brawndo wrote on 2022-02-12, 03:49:
Meatball wrote on 2022-02-11, 00:02:

Canopus Pure3DII LX Voodoo2 SLI

Awesome set! I've been casually on the lookout for a pair of Canopus Voodoo2 boards (I already have several Diamond and STB boards), only time I found a pair for sale on ebay they were boxed and sold for around $600 USD, far too rich for my blood. Hopefully you got a better deal than that.

I paid about a bit more than 1.5x that amount. I have a different tack. I'd rather pay the money when I see something I want, rather than wait years for it to show up again at wishful pricing. These things don't tend to get cheaper, either, as time goes on... if they even show up at all. I suppose waiting for a dummy to come along and sell it for cheaper is another strategy or finding a set which is trashed and spending weeks trying to fix it is another; but I don't have the patience (or the desire to obtain the skills for repair... replacing caps is already a pain in my rear). I prefer to be the dummy now with bottomless pockets of money. I will never have bottomless pockets of time. The best part is I'm probably not even going to use these. I tested them, they work, and now they're going back in the box. I just wanted them is all.... but wait!......I'm actually going to spend even more money on them and have them shipped to Oscar for custom heatsink/fan mounting.

I get it, if you have the discretionary scratch then go for it. I will spend whatever it takes to get some hard to find things. I paid around $150 for an old Thermaltake Xaser V tower on ebay because I HAD to have that exact one to recreate my very first custom built gaming PC, and while that's a lot to pay for an empty tower, I don't regret it one bit, as that's the only one I've ever seen for sale and I haven't seen another one since. And you're right, this stuff will only get harder to find. Thanks, now I'm regretting not buying those Canopus cards when they were up for auction. 🤣

Reply 42545 of 45448, by Jed118

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I bought 30 44256 45 ns DIP RAM by accident. I meant to buy 10, but somehow the page refreshed or something and by the time I saw what happened, eh, I'll keep them. There's a few cards around here that can take advantage of them, worst case I'll sell any extras - if I can get even half of what they're going for on eBay, I'll more than cover my mistake.

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Reply 42546 of 45448, by BitWrangler

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Jed118 wrote on 2022-02-13, 04:51:

I bought 30 44256 45 ns DIP RAM by accident. I meant to buy 10, but somehow the page refreshed or something and by the time I saw what happened, eh, I'll keep them. There's a few cards around here that can take advantage of them, worst case I'll sell any extras - if I can get even half of what they're going for on eBay, I'll more than cover my mistake.

Page 33 here... https://worldradiohistory.com/Archive-Radio-E … /EN-1995-09.pdf ... use them to make zero wait state SIMMs 😁

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Reply 42547 of 45448, by KCompRoom2000

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I bought the bottom half of a Dell Latitude CPi D266XT laptop to use for a restoration project for my Dell Latitude CP M166ST laptop. The M166ST was suffering from plastic damage on its palmrest and bottom casing, so I thought the donor D266XT would be perfect for replacing those parts. I'll include more details in a post on the Retro Activities thread.

Reply 42548 of 45448, by Jed118

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BitWrangler wrote on 2022-02-13, 04:58:
Jed118 wrote on 2022-02-13, 04:51:

I bought 30 44256 45 ns DIP RAM by accident. I meant to buy 10, but somehow the page refreshed or something and by the time I saw what happened, eh, I'll keep them. There's a few cards around here that can take advantage of them, worst case I'll sell any extras - if I can get even half of what they're going for on eBay, I'll more than cover my mistake.

Page 33 here... https://worldradiohistory.com/Archive-Radio-E … /EN-1995-09.pdf ... use them to make zero wait state SIMMs 😁

Hmm.... the 60NS ones I have in the only system that I use work as 0 WS, but this link is definitely interesting. I'd need to go see if I have 256k x1 (I might have 64kx4 ones from an old video card) but at the very least, bookmakred for a read 😉

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Reply 42549 of 45448, by BitWrangler

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You might not need them, depending on the board you use, if parity can be turned off.

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 42550 of 45448, by pentiumspeed

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Jed118 wrote on 2022-02-13, 04:51:

I bought 30 44256 45 ns DIP RAM by accident. I meant to buy 10, but somehow the page refreshed or something and by the time I saw what happened, eh, I'll keep them. There's a few cards around here that can take advantage of them, worst case I'll sell any extras - if I can get even half of what they're going for on eBay, I'll more than cover my mistake.

Was they were from germany and is NPX brand chips?

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Reply 42551 of 45448, by HanSolo

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More stuff that arrived last week:
Sound Blaster 16 CT 2290. Not that I need one, but you don't reject a good deal on ISA-Soundcards 😉

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And some software. Yes that's the ReelMagic-version of Dragon's Lair and unfortunately I don't have such a card. I don't know if I find one some day, but if so I want to have this game at hand. When I was a child I saw the archade machine and developed an emotional connection to the game 😁

Reply 42552 of 45448, by HanJammer

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KCompRoom2000 wrote on 2022-02-13, 05:03:

I bought the bottom half of a Dell Latitude CPi D266XT laptop to use for a restoration project for my Dell Latitude CP M166ST laptop. The M166ST was suffering from plastic damage on its palmrest and bottom casing, so I thought the donor D266XT would be perfect for replacing those parts. I'll include more details in a post on the Retro Activities thread.

Hardly worth it. And 60ns 30pin SIMMs will work in 0ws mode in most systems using them.
Although 45ns may be possibly used in ISA video adapters to make them significantly faster (although I'm not sure if some other things wouldn't need to be modified as well).

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Reply 42553 of 45448, by Jed118

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pentiumspeed wrote on 2022-02-13, 19:49:
Jed118 wrote on 2022-02-13, 04:51:

I bought 30 44256 45 ns DIP RAM by accident. I meant to buy 10, but somehow the page refreshed or something and by the time I saw what happened, eh, I'll keep them. There's a few cards around here that can take advantage of them, worst case I'll sell any extras - if I can get even half of what they're going for on eBay, I'll more than cover my mistake.

Was they were from germany and is NPX brand chips?

Cheers,

No idea, they'll come in in about a week or two. PM me if you're interested, I have either a graphics card to test them on, or a 386 😁

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Reply 42554 of 45448, by H3nrik V!

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mrfusion92 wrote on 2022-02-12, 15:51:

I've got running every dos game i throwed it with no performance issues at all. Only Need for Speed crashes when a race is started (but I suspect I've bad files).

Isn't that a symptom of CIH virus?

Please use the "quote" option if asking questions to what I write - it will really up the chances of me noticing 😀

Reply 42555 of 45448, by NyLan

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Received some stickers from Vath Ventures. It's expensive but I prefer to get some while we can.

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Reply 42557 of 45448, by Big Pink

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Getting it to this hemisphere cost three times the value of the card, but now I have a Diamond SupraSonic II Shotgun modem. What in the hell do I want this dial-up modem for? I've been quietly working on a project since Cathode Ray Dude put up his 'Dialing Up At Home' video.

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Reply 42558 of 45448, by BitWrangler

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Well dual 33.6k unless you've got ISP 56k equipment to connect to at the other end. Still kinda cool though. I would have liked to revisit diallup, but the local state of the copper lines was getting so bad that VoIP was actually an improvement when we ditched the real landline a decade back.

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Reply 42559 of 45448, by liqmat

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NyLan wrote on 2022-02-14, 15:58:

Received some stickers from Vath Ventures. It's expensive but I prefer to get some while we can.

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37$ including shipping to Europe

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