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Reply 42660 of 45448, by RaiderOfLostVoodoo

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-02-20, 09:24:

Keyboard tray looks nice but seems like it might be rather uncomfortable to actually use the keyboard with it there.

Yeah, the parents of a friend used to have something like that.
Really uncomfortable.

Reply 42661 of 45448, by CrFr

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Hercules Stingray 128/3D

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Did they make this card in two different memory sizes? I see all the cards in ebay have only half of the mem spots populated on the right side of the 3dfx chips.

Reply 42662 of 45448, by BitWrangler

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creepingnet wrote on 2022-02-20, 08:32:

Snagged this keyboard tray at Savers for $6. They also had a CPU "tower" stand with a PS/2 model 30 on the front of the box I passed up for $4.99. Also got a 387SX coming in from France for the Compaq.

TrashPanda wrote on 2022-02-20, 09:24:

Keyboard tray looks nice but seems like it might be rather uncomfortable to actually use the keyboard with it there.

RaiderOfLostVoodoo wrote on 2022-02-20, 12:28:

Yeah, the parents of a friend used to have something like that.
Really uncomfortable.

They are situation-ally useful... my Fellowes unit is sitting boxed up because I don't have such a situation at the moment. Two moves ago I had another one, which is unaccounted for... but was useful when I had a narrow table beside the bed with a machine on, and keyboard could "reach out" toward me on/in it. You don't have to have them too high, maybe this isn't creepingnet's first rodeo because we see the desk surface beside this machine is a little higher.

Possibly mine might get deployed for a "just a pile of machines" workstation, sitting on like 4 desktops, or 2 midis with a desktop on top, or two full towers, plonk keeb tray on it, monitor on keeb tray, KVM and monitor on it.

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 42663 of 45448, by imi

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CrFr wrote on 2022-02-20, 14:41:

Hercules Stingray 128/3D

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Did they make this card in two different memory sizes? I see all the cards in ebay have only half of the mem spots populated on the right side of the 3dfx chips.

yeah, there's a 6MB and an 8MB version

Reply 42664 of 45448, by MCGA

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creepingnet wrote on 2022-02-20, 08:32:

Snagged this keyboard tray at Savers for $6. They also had a CPU "tower" stand with a PS/2 model 30 on the front of the box I passed up for $4.99. Also got a 387SX coming in from France for the Compaq.

The one I found is beige on the outside and the drawer is a dark gray. Yours looks to be the opposite? 😀

Reply 42665 of 45448, by stamasd

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A KT400 motherboard, ASUS A7V8X-X. Complete with Barton 3000+

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I/O, I/O,
It's off to disk I go,
With a bit and a byte
And a read and a write,
I/O, I/O

Reply 42666 of 45448, by BitWrangler

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Nice, pretty close to peak socket A. Is it getting a badass GPU?

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 42667 of 45448, by stamasd

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GF7800GS, methinks. Or maybe a Radeon HD3450. Will have to try them both.

(edit) Wait, no, it's a 3850 not a 3450. Even better. 😀

I/O, I/O,
It's off to disk I go,
With a bit and a byte
And a read and a write,
I/O, I/O

Reply 42668 of 45448, by RetroPC_King

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This is what retro hardware I got:
ASUS A7V880 VIA KT880 motherboard + AMD Sempron 2400+ 1.667 GHz CPU with it's AMD stock cooler (AVC AV112C86) and MB I/O Shield
AMD Sempron 2600+ 1.6GHz 128KB L2 (rev. D) Socket 754 CPU with cooler
CMOS Batteries for each motherboard
2x USB2.0 bracket
3x ViPowER Super Rack (2 with 1 fan, 1 with 2 fans)
Maxtor 40GB HDD (in one of the Super Racks)
Western Digital Caviar 40GB HDD (in one of the Super Racks)
ECS K7VZA 3.0 VIA KT133A motherboard + AMD Duron 1GHz CPU with CoolitY CPU cooler + 256MB PC133 SDRAM
ASUS M2N-E NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra motherboard + AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2GHz single core CPU with AMD stock cooler + 4GB DDR2-800 and MB I/O Shield
A black Sony MPF920 FDD with a floppy cable
ASUS A7V400-MX VIA KM400A motherboard + AMD Sempron 2200+ 1.5 GHz CPU with AMD stock cooler (same AVC AV112C86) and MB I/O Shield
InnoDV PCI IEEE 1394 2+1 port FireWire PCI card
ASUS CD-S520/A 52X CD-ROM
ASUS K8V-VM motherboard (unfortunately without I/O Shield)
ASUS K8V-MX motherboard (sadly without I/O Shield)

Any opinions about what I got?

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Reply 42669 of 45448, by Cuttoon

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Always wanted a pizza box, now I have a pizza box.

Plate says 486-33, inside is a VLB board with an ISA riser and an AMD DX-40, because, whatever?

Doesn't boot so far, but nobody is perfect.

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I like jumpers.

Reply 42670 of 45448, by chrismeyer6

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RetroPC_King wrote on 2022-02-21, 04:31:
This is what retro hardware I got: ASUS A7V880 VIA KT880 motherboard + AMD Sempron 2400+ 1.667 GHz CPU with it's AMD stock coole […]
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This is what retro hardware I got:
ASUS A7V880 VIA KT880 motherboard + AMD Sempron 2400+ 1.667 GHz CPU with it's AMD stock cooler (AVC AV112C86) and MB I/O Shield
AMD Sempron 2600+ 1.6GHz 128KB L2 (rev. D) Socket 754 CPU with cooler
CMOS Batteries for each motherboard
2x USB2.0 bracket
3x ViPowER Super Rack (2 with 1 fan, 1 with 2 fans)
Maxtor 40GB HDD (in one of the Super Racks)
Western Digital Caviar 40GB HDD (in one of the Super Racks)
ECS K7VZA 3.0 VIA KT133A motherboard + AMD Duron 1GHz CPU with CoolitY CPU cooler + 256MB PC133 SDRAM
ASUS M2N-E NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra motherboard + AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2GHz single core CPU with AMD stock cooler + 4GB DDR2-800 and MB I/O Shield
A black Sony MPF920 FDD with a floppy cable
ASUS A7V400-MX VIA KM400A motherboard + AMD Sempron 2200+ 1.5 GHz CPU with AMD stock cooler (same AVC AV112C86) and MB I/O Shield
InnoDV PCI IEEE 1394 2+1 port FireWire PCI card
ASUS CD-S520/A 52X CD-ROM
ASUS K8V-VM motherboard (unfortunately without I/O Shield)
ASUS K8V-MX motherboard (sadly without I/O Shield)

Any opinions about what I got?

That's quite the nice haul you got there. Lots of fun can be had with that hardware.

Reply 42671 of 45448, by BitWrangler

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RetroPC_King wrote on 2022-02-21, 04:31:

Any opinions about what I got?

The Sempron 2600 will make a good board tester. 🤣

Nah, it's a good haul, got the early '00s very well covered there.

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 42672 of 45448, by RetroPC_King

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that socket 754 Sempron 2600+ will be the component of my future ASUS K8V-VM budget 2006-2007 build.
That M2N-E will be a historical 2006-2007 build on AM2 platform in future.
ECS K7VZA i bought it to temporary replace my dead GIGABYTE GA-7DXE until I recap it.

Any opinions about ASUS A7V880 and ASUS A7V400-MX?

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Reply 42673 of 45448, by RetroPC_King

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chrismeyer6 wrote on 2022-02-21, 05:06:
RetroPC_King wrote on 2022-02-21, 04:31:
This is what retro hardware I got: ASUS A7V880 VIA KT880 motherboard + AMD Sempron 2400+ 1.667 GHz CPU with it's AMD stock coole […]
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This is what retro hardware I got:
ASUS A7V880 VIA KT880 motherboard + AMD Sempron 2400+ 1.667 GHz CPU with it's AMD stock cooler (AVC AV112C86) and MB I/O Shield
AMD Sempron 2600+ 1.6GHz 128KB L2 (rev. D) Socket 754 CPU with cooler
CMOS Batteries for each motherboard
2x USB2.0 bracket
3x ViPowER Super Rack (2 with 1 fan, 1 with 2 fans)
Maxtor 40GB HDD (in one of the Super Racks)
Western Digital Caviar 40GB HDD (in one of the Super Racks)
ECS K7VZA 3.0 VIA KT133A motherboard + AMD Duron 1GHz CPU with CoolitY CPU cooler + 256MB PC133 SDRAM
ASUS M2N-E NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra motherboard + AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2GHz single core CPU with AMD stock cooler + 4GB DDR2-800 and MB I/O Shield
A black Sony MPF920 FDD with a floppy cable
ASUS A7V400-MX VIA KM400A motherboard + AMD Sempron 2200+ 1.5 GHz CPU with AMD stock cooler (same AVC AV112C86) and MB I/O Shield
InnoDV PCI IEEE 1394 2+1 port FireWire PCI card
ASUS CD-S520/A 52X CD-ROM
ASUS K8V-VM motherboard (unfortunately without I/O Shield)
ASUS K8V-MX motherboard (sadly without I/O Shield)

Any opinions about what I got?

That's quite the nice haul you got there. Lots of fun can be had with that hardware.

How can I have fun with that components?

Reply 42674 of 45448, by creepingnet

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MCGA wrote on 2022-02-20, 22:30:
creepingnet wrote on 2022-02-20, 08:32:

Snagged this keyboard tray at Savers for $6. They also had a CPU "tower" stand with a PS/2 model 30 on the front of the box I passed up for $4.99. Also got a 387SX coming in from France for the Compaq.

The one I found is beige on the outside and the drawer is a dark gray. Yours looks to be the opposite? 😀

Nope, 100% beige and like new. Also works well on my setup as its comfy enough to shoot videos with.

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Reply 42676 of 45448, by mpe

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Matrox MGA Impression Lite VLB:

Hope that's the right model as it is quite right to find out details about early Matrox cards.

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Reply 42677 of 45448, by debs3759

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Just received two ISA graphics card. A WDC WD90C31 based card made by Philips Multimedia Production Group and a Graphics Ultra Pro ISA from ATI.

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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 42678 of 45448, by mpe

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debs3759 wrote on 2022-02-21, 10:05:

Just received two ISA graphics card. A WDC WD90C31 based card made by Philips Multimedia Production Group and a Graphics Ultra Pro ISA from ATI.

I believe your ATI card is in fact "Graphics Ultra +" as there are FPM DRAM chips as opposed to dual-ported VRAM on the Pro model. I do have the Pro model somewhere with 16 x ZIP28 chips.

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Reply 42679 of 45448, by gerry

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RetroPC_King wrote on 2022-02-21, 04:31:
This is what retro hardware I got: ASUS A7V880 VIA KT880 motherboard + AMD Sempron 2400+ 1.667 GHz CPU with it's AMD stock coole […]
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This is what retro hardware I got:
ASUS A7V880 VIA KT880 motherboard + AMD Sempron 2400+ 1.667 GHz CPU with it's AMD stock cooler (AVC AV112C86) and MB I/O Shield
AMD Sempron 2600+ 1.6GHz 128KB L2 (rev. D) Socket 754 CPU with cooler
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Any opinions about what I got?

solid enough performers with the early mid 2000's stuff there, these single core sempron's are sometimes neglected for being out of step with the advent of the dual core era and all the exciting 775 stuff but i think they're still good 😀