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Reply 44840 of 45925, by Xicor

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PTherapist wrote on 2022-05-27, 16:49:
Xicor wrote on 2022-05-27, 12:07:

More findings ........

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More to come .....

The MSX is looking in a bit of a sorry state, but does it work?

Finding replacement keys for that would probably be a bit tricky though.

The photo doesn't do justice to the MSX, it was dirty but it came to be quite good looking after a proper clean. It does work fine, and it has the FM synthesizer.

The keys themselves don't pose a challenge, one ca 3d print them, but the stems, that's a different story. I'm thinking that a DLP printer may be a good way to get the right tolerances.

Reply 44841 of 45925, by SteveC

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NyLan wrote on 2022-05-27, 17:07:
SteveC wrote on 2022-05-27, 11:56:
NyLan wrote on 2022-05-27, 07:28:

You are completely right, my mistake when I put this screen in place. As I'm left handed I put the speaker with knobs on left... It's fixed now 😀

For the story, I had the same... back in 1997 with my Pentium 120, that's why I really wanted to get it 😀
I found this one on eBay by searching for "AC-691N" and then I found a clone completely by accident in a store, marked "Advance SP-120B"

Mine just turned up in their original box!

Hey, that's awesome ! Are they still white ?

Yep, almost pristine! Even have bubble wrap sleeves! Only thing is a wire was resting against the top front and has left a slight imprint but it's hardly noticeable 😀

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Reply 44842 of 45925, by NyLan

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SteveC wrote on 2022-05-27, 20:19:
NyLan wrote on 2022-05-27, 17:07:
SteveC wrote on 2022-05-27, 11:56:

Mine just turned up in their original box!

Hey, that's awesome ! Are they still white ?

Yep, almost pristine! Even have bubble wrap sleeves! Only thing is a wire was resting against the top front and has left a slight imprint but it's hardly noticeable 😀

So jealous ❤️

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Reply 44843 of 45925, by bjwil1991

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Ordered a replacement 720KB drive for my IBM PS/2 Model 25 since the original one doesn't work and the bottom head snapped off.

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Reply 44844 of 45925, by lavadrop

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Found these for about 25 USD.

AMD Athlon XP 1800+ (Palomino)
Asus A7S333 with I/O panel and extra USB port card (Asus original), manuals, motherboard diagram sticker, SiS 745 driver CD (cracked at the center, unfortunately).
128 mb PC2100 DIMM

I’m finding it difficult hunting for a good modern PSU that can handle that plus a GeForce2 MX200 64 Mb.

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Reply 44845 of 45925, by Tetrium

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flupke11 wrote on 2022-05-27, 07:12:
Tetrium wrote on 2022-05-26, 16:30:
flupke11 wrote on 2022-05-26, 14:26:
Some last AGP-era gear (sellers pictures, but all arrived very well packed - still need to test everything): […]
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Some last AGP-era gear (sellers pictures, but all arrived very well packed - still need to test everything):

This is a seller who knows his stuff. All boards were recapped, the Core Dual Sata even has copper heatsinks on all vrm's.

-Asrock 4 Core Dual Sata2, E7600, 2x2gb ram, fully recapped
-Asrock 775Dual-Vsta,E5800, 2x2gb ram, fully recapped
-AM2NF3-Vsta
-HIS ATI 3850 AGP custom bridge chip heatsink and very well made
-Club3d ATI 4670 AGP custom bridge chip heatsink
+ some various bits and pieces

Could you please show some pics of the backside of the 2 AGP cards so I can see the bridge chip mod?
I'm especially interested in the Club3D one as I also have this card 🙂

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These heatsinks are using the mounting holes for the GPU heatsink?
Interesting. I'd take it these bridge chip heatsinks aren't just for show.

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Reply 44846 of 45925, by chrismeyer6

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Tetrium wrote on 2022-05-28, 02:19:
flupke11 wrote on 2022-05-27, 07:12:
Tetrium wrote on 2022-05-26, 16:30:

Could you please show some pics of the backside of the 2 AGP cards so I can see the bridge chip mod?
I'm especially interested in the Club3D one as I also have this card 🙂

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These heatsinks are using the mounting holes for the GPU heatsink?
Interesting. I'd take it these bridge chip heatsinks aren't just for show.

Those bridge chips get stupid hot. I fixed a friend's card back in the day that had a weird instability but putting a heatsink on the bridge chip. After that the card worked flawlessly for years.

Reply 44847 of 45925, by canthearu

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Well, I've been away for a while, indulging in building a brand new computer and playing with that for several months!

However, back to doing some retro stuff, I finally swallowed my pride and just paid outright ($160AU) for one of these cases off the bay:

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(sellers photos)

Of course, the main feature of this series of AT cases is the hinged top. Comes with the obligatory 200W PSU. I do not fully understand why I want a case like this so bad ... but I do and I must have one!

Just have to remember not to short the PSU, they don't like it, it is how I killed the original one I had back in the day.

Hopefully it arrives intact!

Reply 44848 of 45925, by Tetrium

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chrismeyer6 wrote on 2022-05-28, 02:22:
Tetrium wrote on 2022-05-28, 02:19:
flupke11 wrote on 2022-05-27, 07:12:

Here goes:

These heatsinks are using the mounting holes for the GPU heatsink?
Interesting. I'd take it these bridge chip heatsinks aren't just for show.

Those bridge chips get stupid hot. I fixed a friend's card back in the day that had a weird instability but putting a heatsink on the bridge chip. After that the card worked flawlessly for years.

Cheers 🙂

But just to be clear, these are chipset heatsinks mounted using the already present mounting screws? I'm definitely gonna look up some guides today so I'll know what I need as I was gonna order some stuff today anyway 😋

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Reply 44849 of 45925, by chrismeyer6

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Tetrium wrote on 2022-05-28, 10:07:
chrismeyer6 wrote on 2022-05-28, 02:22:
Tetrium wrote on 2022-05-28, 02:19:

These heatsinks are using the mounting holes for the GPU heatsink?
Interesting. I'd take it these bridge chip heatsinks aren't just for show.

Those bridge chips get stupid hot. I fixed a friend's card back in the day that had a weird instability but putting a heatsink on the bridge chip. After that the card worked flawlessly for years.

Cheers 🙂

But just to be clear, these are chipset heatsinks mounted using the already present mounting screws? I'm definitely gonna look up some guides today so I'll know what I need as I was gonna order some stuff today anyway 😋

Unfortunately I can't answer that question. On the card I fixed I had to use Artic silver thermal epoxy as the Nvidia card had no mounting holes.

Reply 44850 of 45925, by PcBytes

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IIRC ATI cards I've had with bridge chips required me to add a very small dab of paste then literally superglue a slightly modified southbridge heatsink (like those found on some 775 era Gigabyte mobos) to cool them.

Not the best way of action, but I managed to save an Sapphire X1650 Pro that way, and it's been running sweet since then.

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Reply 44851 of 45925, by T.J

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Got given a couple of boxes of bit and compete system of unknown spec a few days ago.. Lots of cables, wi-fi adaptors etc but came across these interesting bits...

Unknown socket 7 ATX motherboard with an AMD K6-II 450
Shuttle motherboard with an AMD Duron 950
Bag containing a mix of 30 and 72 pin SIMMS, must be a couple of dozen in total, been a long time since I've seen a 30 pin module.
Some low capacity IDE drives including a Caviar 80mb.

The system itself must have been someone's pride an joy back in the day, been told it was tested working a couple of months back but not checked yet. Anyway its based around a Gigabyte GA-K8N-SLI, not sure on CPU but it has a huge after-market cooler, all four RAM slots are full and a branded 650w PSU. The biggest surprise is the video cards(!), there are two 6800GTs in a SLI configuration which must have set the original buyer back a fair bit.

Going to get it all powered up, keen to see what the CPU is but guessing it will be be something near the top end of whatever family it is.

As for the two motherboards, it looks like the shuttle board can accept both pc 133 and DDR so I can test this with DDR at least but will have to track down some PC100 / PC133 for the K6-II.

Testing the mixed bag of SIMMS is going to be a mare though, years ago I'd have had no end of suitable systems to hand but not any more - at one point I had everything from a genuine IBM XT through to a Slot A Athlon 🙁 Will keep an eye out for a motherboard and see what happens.

Reply 44852 of 45925, by flupke11

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Tetrium wrote on 2022-05-28, 10:07:
chrismeyer6 wrote on 2022-05-28, 02:22:
Tetrium wrote on 2022-05-28, 02:19:

These heatsinks are using the mounting holes for the GPU heatsink?
Interesting. I'd take it these bridge chip heatsinks aren't just for show.

Those bridge chips get stupid hot. I fixed a friend's card back in the day that had a weird instability but putting a heatsink on the bridge chip. After that the card worked flawlessly for years.

Cheers 🙂

But just to be clear, these are chipset heatsinks mounted using the already present mounting screws? I'm definitely gonna look up some guides today so I'll know what I need as I was gonna order some stuff today anyway 😋

Yes, the seller made a custom heatsink and new screws to fit the existing holes.

Reply 44853 of 45925, by bjwil1991

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canthearu wrote on 2022-05-28, 09:42:
Well, I've been away for a while, indulging in building a brand new computer and playing with that for several months! […]
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Well, I've been away for a while, indulging in building a brand new computer and playing with that for several months!

However, back to doing some retro stuff, I finally swallowed my pride and just paid outright ($160AU) for one of these cases off the bay:

s-l1600.jpg
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(sellers photos)

Of course, the main feature of this series of AT cases is the hinged top. Comes with the obligatory 200W PSU. I do not fully understand why I want a case like this so bad ... but I do and I must have one!

Just have to remember not to short the PSU, they don't like it, it is how I killed the original one I had back in the day.

Hopefully it arrives intact!

Now that's a case. Put a sticker on it saying hood release.

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Reply 44854 of 45925, by chrismes

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canthearu wrote on 2022-05-28, 09:42:
Well, I've been away for a while, indulging in building a brand new computer and playing with that for several months! […]
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Well, I've been away for a while, indulging in building a brand new computer and playing with that for several months!

However, back to doing some retro stuff, I finally swallowed my pride and just paid outright ($160AU) for one of these cases off the bay:

s-l1600.jpg
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(sellers photos)

Of course, the main feature of this series of AT cases is the hinged top. Comes with the obligatory 200W PSU. I do not fully understand why I want a case like this so bad ... but I do and I must have one!

Just have to remember not to short the PSU, they don't like it, it is how I killed the original one I had back in the day.

Hopefully it arrives intact!

I can totally relate and have seen several of these cases from all over the world. Mine came with an 80W PSU and after that one blew up I modded it for ATX. The keyboard lock key became the ignition key.

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Reply 44855 of 45925, by A001

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I have more trouble finding a proper MX440 than 256 DDRs... This one is not 3D stable on stock clocks but might be possible to fix.

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Reply 44856 of 45925, by keropi

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received a very nice Amstrad 486slc system:

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super clean and by the looks of it had light use as a typewriter

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Reply 44857 of 45925, by canthearu

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2022-05-28, 14:21:

Now that's a case. Put a sticker on it saying hood release.

Will I need to install a latch release cable? But yeah, I think these flip top cases are among the coolest of the old AT cases.

Although, the chunky red power switches on the sides of old XT based computers are stupidly satisfying to operate. Big CLUNK, then the computer whirs into life!

Reply 44858 of 45925, by appiah4

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keropi wrote on 2022-05-28, 15:58:
received a very nice Amstrad 486slc system: […]
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received a very nice Amstrad 486slc system:

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super clean and by the looks of it had light use as a typewriter

Oh wow so cool. I bwliwve RMC did a video on those..

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Reply 44859 of 45925, by keropi

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appiah4 wrote on 2022-05-28, 17:27:

Oh wow so cool. I bwliwve RMC did a video on those..

he did? I know about the megapc videos but not about this I will have to search for it now
this system can be used as parts for a megapc or upgrade it to a 486slc megapc with a board swap .
I initially thought I would upgrade my 2nd megapc to be 486slc too but seeing how nice and clean this system is I don't think I'll harvest it's mobo 🤣 🤣 🤣

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