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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 43380 of 45407, by Meatball

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Quantum3D Obsidian 200SBi has arrived.

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Reply 43381 of 45407, by SETBLASTER

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Repo Man11 wrote on 2022-03-19, 00:55:

I think I bought my 9800 SE from this guy. I hope he's okay. I'm reminded of how I sold a motherboard on Ebay the day of the Camp Fire, and I had to message the buyer that I couldn't get to it, I didn't know when I would be able to get to it, and I might find that it (and everything else I owned) had been destroyed by the fire. Anyway, yeah, doesn't seem like a prudent time to try and buy something from that part of the world.

or russia
many cards are sold from russia too
i think paypal banned them

Reply 43382 of 45407, by Repo Man11

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SETBLASTER wrote on 2022-03-19, 04:31:
or russia many cards are sold from russia too i think paypal banned them […]
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Repo Man11 wrote on 2022-03-19, 00:55:

I think I bought my 9800 SE from this guy. I hope he's okay. I'm reminded of how I sold a motherboard on Ebay the day of the Camp Fire, and I had to message the buyer that I couldn't get to it, I didn't know when I would be able to get to it, and I might find that it (and everything else I owned) had been destroyed by the fire. Anyway, yeah, doesn't seem like a prudent time to try and buy something from that part of the world.

or russia
many cards are sold from russia too
i think paypal banned them

Yeah, I bought a 6800GS AGP from an Ebay seller in Dzerzhinsk in 2020 for a good price. He even threw in a chocolate bar! It took forever to get here, he said it was mistakenly sent on a ship and he even offered to give me a refund, but I was willing to wait. He shipped it on September third, I finally got it the end of November. Crazy times we live in.

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Reply 43383 of 45407, by bjwil1991

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Won this Shuttle AK32A Rev 2.1 board with a Duron CPU installed. Can take either SD-RAM or DDR RAM up to 2GB, which is nice. No ISA, sadly.

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Reply 43384 of 45407, by mastergamma12

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acl wrote on 2022-03-18, 22:05:
mastergamma12 wrote on 2022-03-18, 21:56:

GDDR3 or GDDR4 2900 XT?

Unfortunately 512 Mb GDDR3. I think that the later models were 1Gb GDDR4. (GPU-Z)

(All my parts are listed with doc/drivers/screenshots/pictures on my server (link in my signature) : https://retro.user-unfriendly.net)

You'd be correct, I've got a 1GB GDDR4 version.

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Reply 43385 of 45407, by dr.zeissler

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Meatball wrote on 2022-03-19, 01:52:

Quantum3D Obsidian 200SBi has arrived.

How much have you paid for it?

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Reply 43386 of 45407, by TrashPanda

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SETBLASTER wrote on 2022-03-19, 04:31:
or russia many cards are sold from russia too i think paypal banned them […]
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Repo Man11 wrote on 2022-03-19, 00:55:

I think I bought my 9800 SE from this guy. I hope he's okay. I'm reminded of how I sold a motherboard on Ebay the day of the Camp Fire, and I had to message the buyer that I couldn't get to it, I didn't know when I would be able to get to it, and I might find that it (and everything else I owned) had been destroyed by the fire. Anyway, yeah, doesn't seem like a prudent time to try and buy something from that part of the world.

or russia
many cards are sold from russia too
i think paypal banned them

for me any Russia seller is away till 2030, same for Belarus sellers.

Ebay didnt ban them outright but they are all away and no longer ship outside Russia.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 43388 of 45407, by Cuttoon

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2022-03-19, 06:24:

Won this Shuttle AK32A Rev 2.1 board with a Duron CPU installed. Can take either SD-RAM or DDR RAM up to 2GB, which is nice. No ISA, sadly.

IIRC, ISA and DDR occured together on very few boards, if any. Some had early USB 2.0.

Still glad I got the "gold" before it hit the two figure price range, but I'm wondering what was inferior about the "value" AWE64.
Half the onboard RAM? (didn't check the fine print on that one chip.)
No useless spdif header, no RCA connectors, no blingbling. But strangely, that one found time to install an IDE controller.
Little 15 mm green cable hand soldered besides the main chip. They did even worse on the ISA video blaster plus, but by 1996, one would have thought they knew how to design circuitry?

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Reply 43389 of 45407, by bearking

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Was a good day today at the local flea market.
Found 3 PCI Radeon 9250 cards, bought them because I'm looking for a newer PCI graphics card for more then two years... as for the new, seald mobile rack, I just couldn't leave it for just 4 Euros.

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Also found these two gems:

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- Geforce 256 DDR from Creative, CT6970 3D Blaster Annihilator Pro
- Geforce2 TI from Prolink, if I'm right...

Paid for all and a HP 18.5 V laptop charger 33 euros. Still need to test the cards, I don't have high hopes for the CT6970, because it has a few missing SMD caps on the rear side 🙁

Reply 43390 of 45407, by Kahenraz

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RaiderOfLostVoodoo wrote on 2022-02-06, 20:29:

All untested. So if they're not working, I'm screwed. Wish me luck.

How did these boards turn out?

bearking wrote on 2022-03-19, 11:42:

I don't have high hopes for the CT6970, because it has a few missing SMD caps on the rear side 🙁

Those capacitors can easily be repaired by someone with the right equipment. Don't throw them away if they don't work.

The GeForce 256 DDR is an especially nice find. They seem to be quite rare.

Reply 43391 of 45407, by Cuttoon

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bearking wrote on 2022-03-19, 11:42:
Was a good day today at the local flea market. Found 3 PCI Radeon 9250 cards, bought them because I'm looking for a newer PCI gr […]
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Was a good day today at the local flea market.
Found 3 PCI Radeon 9250 cards, bought them because I'm looking for a newer PCI graphics card for more then two years... as for the new, seald mobile rack, I just couldn't leave it for just 4 Euros.
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Also found these two gems:
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- Geforce 256 DDR from Creative, CT6970 3D Blaster Annihilator Pro
- Geforce2 TI from Prolink, if I'm right...

Paid for all and a HP 18.5 V laptop charger 33 euros. Still need to test the cards, I don't have high hopes for the CT6970, because it has a few missing SMD caps on the rear side 🙁

Give that CT6970 a chance, GF 256 in general have become rather rare. And CL included DVI and a good TV-out chip by Conexant. Nice find.

I like jumpers.

Reply 43392 of 45407, by bearking

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I will not throw out the card for sure, if I can't repair it, it will be a nice display item.
I have all the equipment I need, including a hot air station, just need to find out what caps I need. In total I found to be missind 6 SMDs, all from the back of the GPU and the surrounding area. 3 big yallow caps, 2 smaller ones and one resistor...

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Reply 43393 of 45407, by Joakim

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A little silly, but I finally found a VGA loop back cable for my voodoo 2 pentium 2 rig in a thrift store. I was using a manual, passive VGA switch before but I wanted to use it with my Compaq Prolinea instead.

Oh and I can finally see the spinning 3dfx logo when I play Tomb Raider. 😀

Reply 43394 of 45407, by Doornkaat

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bearking wrote on 2022-03-19, 12:57:

I will not throw out the card for sure, if I can't repair it, it will be a nice display item.
I have all the equipment I need, including a hot air station, just need to find out what caps I need. In total I found to be missind 6 SMDs, all from the back of the GPU and the surrounding area. 3 big yallow caps, 2 smaller ones and one resistor...
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Good luck repairing the card! 😃👍 Just a heads up: C164 has a corner chipped off as well.

Reply 43395 of 45407, by bearking

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Doornkaat wrote on 2022-03-19, 13:10:
bearking wrote on 2022-03-19, 12:57:

I will not throw out the card for sure, if I can't repair it, it will be a nice display item.
I have all the equipment I need, including a hot air station, just need to find out what caps I need. In total I found to be missind 6 SMDs, all from the back of the GPU and the surrounding area. 3 big yallow caps, 2 smaller ones and one resistor...
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Good luck repairing the card! 😃👍 Just a heads up: C164 has a corner chipped off as well.

Hey, thanks! I didn't saw that!

Reply 43396 of 45407, by BitWrangler

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bearking wrote on 2022-03-19, 12:57:

I will not throw out the card for sure, if I can't repair it, it will be a nice display item.
I have all the equipment I need, including a hot air station, just need to find out what caps I need. In total I found to be missind 6 SMDs, all from the back of the GPU and the surrounding area. 3 big yallow caps, 2 smaller ones and one resistor...
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I've got a card where they're messed up in that area too... coincidence? Or do they fall off if the GPU overheats???

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Reply 43397 of 45407, by dr.zeissler

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bearking wrote on 2022-03-19, 11:42:

Was a good day today at the local flea market.
Found 3 PCI Radeon 9250 cards, bought them because I'm looking for a newer PCI graphics card for more then two years... as for the new, seald mobile rack, I just couldn't leave it for just 4 Euros.

Great cards, the 256MB versions are 128Bit.

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Reply 43398 of 45407, by Big Pink

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BitWrangler wrote on 2022-03-19, 15:57:

I've got a card where they're messed up in that area too... coincidence? Or do they fall off if the GPU overheats???

The yellow caps on the back stick out quite a bit. Probably mechanical damage from poor storage conditions.

I thought IBM was born with the world

Reply 43399 of 45407, by Kahenraz

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Poor storage, yeah. I did a repair recently on a GeForce 4 To 4200 where I had to replace about a dozen mm size capacitors. This kind of damage is easily repaired with with the right tools and experience.

NVIDIA GeForce 4 Ti 4200 triage and repair