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Reply 43020 of 45448, by TrashPanda

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Not really a huge thing but bought two brand new Cak II - 38 socket 370 coolers, one will be heading to a Tually 1.4s and the other a XP 3200+ 462 box, I think these Cak coolers should work really well on the 3200+ since its unlocked and I would like to see how high I can get it, I think 2.4 is the average for air so Im not expecting it to pull crazy numbers.

Not sure about overclocking the Tually, but should it hit 1.6ghz with one of these coolers ?

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Reply 43021 of 45448, by BitWrangler

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Tualatin overclocking is often about fighting the board as much as the chip.

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 43022 of 45448, by TrashPanda

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BitWrangler wrote on 2022-03-05, 15:29:

Tualatin overclocking is often about fighting the board as much as the chip.

hmm, its a SiS 635t board so it should be plenty fast enough on its own, but if the bios will let me Ill see what options it gives me for overclocking.

On a side note I got given a bunch of AMD stuff, CPUs, Motherboards and memory so once I find a little spare time on my days off I will go thought it all and list it here, I dont have a lot of experience with 939/AM2 era AMD stuff and pointers for what parts would make a good AMD retro rig would be good.

I know there is an ASUS A8N-SLI-SE board in there which might be a good board to start with.

Heh since they were in a box near by

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Asus A8N-SLI-SE - Athlon 64 X2 4200+
Spare Athlon 64 3000+ (Venice Single Core model)
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Asus M2N6B-VM - Athlon 64 X2 4200+
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Asrock AOD790GX/128M - Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition ...This is an AM3 CPU in an AM2+ I think I might find it an AM3 board.

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Reply 43023 of 45448, by bofh.fromhell

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Found myself a load of these beauties.
That's two Global WIN CAK38, and six (!) CAK-II 38.
Brand new in boxes no less.

Different generations and very different manufacturing processes.
The CAK38's look's like a solid block of copper was machined to get fins, fairly crudely sawed fins too.
The CAK-II 38's on the other hand are skived and much better looking.
They all come with screaming 7k RPM fans tho, fortunately with fan-guards.

Been on the lookout for some good S370/Socket A coolers for a long time now, guess I'm sorted for a while =)
Ended up paying about 3€ each for them, not to bad!

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Reply 43024 of 45448, by BitWrangler

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Some of the screamy gets mitigated if you space the fan away from top of the fins and the fan guard away from the top of the fan a bit.

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 43025 of 45448, by bofh.fromhell

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BitWrangler wrote on 2022-03-05, 16:54:

Some of the screamy gets mitigated if you space the fan away from top of the fins and the fan guard away from the top of the fan a bit.

Yea I have no intention of using 7k fans ever again...
Thankfully Fractal Design still sells decent 60mm 3k RPM'ish fans.
They cost more then the coolers o.f.c, but then again can you put a price on sanity? =)

Reply 43026 of 45448, by cyclone3d

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Main reason I bought a scrap lot:

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Some more cards:

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And an interesting ISA VGA card:

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Reply 43027 of 45448, by cyclone3d

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Couldn't really tell exactly what motherboards were in this lot, but I was happy when I saw what was in there:
M919 with COAST module

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Socket 5 - TIM-PENTIUM-AVIO - Has an 80Mhz fsb setting, onboard CL 5434 and can take up to 1MB L2 cache. Have not been able to find much about this board at all. Anybody have any real info? What about a manual? Wim's scammy BIOS page says it was made by Tae il (Newmax).
After looking a bit, it looks like this was a Korean company that went bankrupt in 1998.
https://web.archive.org/web/19970401003028/ht … ://taeil.co.kr/
https://web.archive.org/web/19970401021029fw_ … entium-m.html#1

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ABIT BE6-II

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386DX-40 - has battery damage

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Reply 43028 of 45448, by BitWrangler

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That was a nice variety pack, intrigued by the UMC pentium board, never ran one.

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Reply 43029 of 45448, by Meatball

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Today's update is a Matrox G400 MAX... actually, the Windows 98 driver identifies the card as a G400 Dual Head. The model number is G4+MMDHA32G. The performance capabilities come up the same as the G400 MAX with Power strip; 151MHz clock and 201MHz SGRAM. I reviewed the .inf file, and there is a separate section and description for the G400 MAX. I don't see any marking to indicate this one is a Dell version. It's probably some other OEM release? Are there any differences besides the name and model number? Or are those just cosmetic? The G400 MAX and G400 Dual Head are basically the same card?

I found it on eBay because of them recommending it as something I might "like." It is unlikely I would have found the card otherwise; the listing did not have "G400" or "MAX" or "Millennium" in the title or description. Seeing the fan made me snap it up (after the seller accepted my offer).

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Reply 43030 of 45448, by Brawndo

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Won an ebay auction for this beauty, a Gateway VX900T 19" CRT (Sony Trinitron tube) in what looks to be beautiful condition. It wasn't cheap, but man they're rare and it looks clean, and the image looks straight as can be. It'll likely end up being the primary monitor for my P3/Voodoo 5500 Win98 system to rock those 3dfx titles at 1600x1200, maybe dual purpose for one of my 2000 or early XP systems. Unfortunately I won't be able to play with it for a few months as it's back east and I had a family member pick it up and hold it for me, so have to wait until summer. 🙁

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Reply 43031 of 45448, by BitWrangler

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The weekly BitWrangler gets more useless junk post...

Grabbed a Samtack ComStar external USB/network drive aka a XiMeta Netdisk... 320GB version maybe... IDK I'm still tryna open it, power connector is weird PSU was AWOL. I thouuuuuught it would have some dirt simple SMB server on there, but nope it uses some proprietary driver that mounts it as external SCSI on XP, 98 drivers promised but not sure if they showed up. So don't know if it would be worth using for what I thought, dumb NAS just plug it in to a cluster of retro boxes on their own hub and you've got shared storage.... which would sorta work if all your retro machines are XP, so it's just really an extra clunky USB external now, if I can get it working. However, alt plan is to dig the PATA drive out of it, which is fairly decent size for PATA. Seems to need 3 or 4 hands to spring open though, push tabs in holes either side at the same time while pushing and sliding on top transitioning to a lifting action... hooooooooooookay.

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Reply 43032 of 45448, by kohellus@gmail.com

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Hi,

Got this, payed too much for a whole PC a pentium 90 that was a socket 7. If it were a socket 5 though but in the pics were this sound blaster. Nothing to it but the chip it had. Mostly i find the slot empty or no socket at all and they are not sold in any stores i can find. Good find or what?

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Reply 43033 of 45448, by BetaC

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kohellus@gmail.com wrote on 2022-03-06, 13:21:

Hi,

Got this, payed too much for a whole PC a pentium 90 that was a socket 7. If it were a socket 5 though but in the pics were this sound blaster. Nothing to it but the chip it had. Mostly i find the slot empty or no socket at all and they are not sold in any stores i can find. Good find or what?

That’s not a bad find, as it’s not too common to find the DSP chip. They weren’t used all too often.

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Reply 43034 of 45448, by Cuttoon

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kohellus@gmail.com wrote on 2022-03-06, 13:21:

Good find or what?

Good find. Now that you mention it, they apparently shipped quite a lot of these with that vacant socket and very few people bothered to pay a king's ransom for that powerful, versatile if not essential piece of circuity.
Poor schmucks. How are they going to enjoy TFX without one?

The 2230 multi CD appears to be one of the more numerous specimen. Always wondered how many of those proprietary drives are still out there, in working order. Impossible to find because no one recognizes them...

They started integrating IDE controllers pretty soon after, it seems.

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And yes, that ASP chip reads "MALTA BABE", indeed.

I like jumpers.

Reply 43035 of 45448, by appiah4

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cyclone3d wrote on 2022-03-05, 17:15:
Main reason I bought a scrap lot: AWE64D-CT4600.jpg […]
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Main reason I bought a scrap lot:
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Some more cards:
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And an interesting ISA VGA card:
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You bought a lot with a CT1350B and the AWE64 PCI was the reason? May I have the 1350B?

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Reply 43036 of 45448, by Skanque

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Long time since my last find, but its worth the wait.

ASUS AGP-V3400TNT - RIVA TNT 16 MB AGP

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The card and CD seem like new, but the manual is missing, so have to source that one.

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Have a nice day

Reply 43037 of 45448, by Intel486dx33

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Cool, I just picked up a Riva TNT2 card the other day.
From what I remember back in 1990’s these had Better Graphics resolution and colors than most of the other video cards.

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Reply 43038 of 45448, by Cuttoon

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Intel486dx33 wrote on 2022-03-06, 17:23:

From what I remember back in 1990’s these had Better Graphics resolution and colors than most of the other video cards.

Think it was a close race with the Voodoo3 but the Voodoo won't do 32 bit colors.
If one were to mess around with such things, that conexant video out chip there is one of the better ones and not that common on a riva.

I like jumpers.

Reply 43039 of 45448, by cyclone3d

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appiah4 wrote on 2022-03-06, 16:18:
cyclone3d wrote on 2022-03-05, 17:15:
Main reason I bought a scrap lot: AWE64D-CT4600.jpg […]
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Main reason I bought a scrap lot:
AWE64D-CT4600.jpg

Some more cards:
cards.jpg

And an interesting ISA VGA card:
HM86305_VGA.jpg

You bought a lot with a CT1350B and the AWE64 PCI was the reason? May I have the 1350B?

Been looking for an AWE64 D or PCI for a few years. Last person I found that had them for sale wanted me to make an offer so I offered $50 a piece. Then they said they were worth a lot more and when I asked how much they wanted they never gave me an answer.

I kinda spent way too much on that lot (around $200) to just give any parts away. Figured I could try to make some of that money back by selling the parts I didn't want.

Back before parts were insanely priced, CT1350B cards were basically dropping into my lap as parts of scrap lots.

Pretty sure I also got at least 2 of them when I found somebody that had a small online shop and was selling
grab bags of ISA sound cards.

Yamaha YMF modified setupds and drivers
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