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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 45020 of 45991, by gerry

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Artex wrote on 2022-06-07, 00:48:
SS7 Twinsies https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/922/d5LhUA.jpghttps://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/923/WF6 […]
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SS7 Twinsies
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set them up exactly the same and race them! 😀

actually any small differences will then be a source of curiosity

Reply 45021 of 45991, by Xicor

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Just received a box full of "computer equipment". It was advertised at a local ad app like craigslist. Spend 50€ plus shipping, but I think it was wort it.

The box full of goodies and proper padding :

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Octek Mirage 64:

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A PCCHIPS MB-M550-512K V5.6A 512KB with Cyrix 686 PR200 (got tolove those gold covered ceramic cpu's) :

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Assorted IO cards..... not to exciting ....

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AWE64 and a zoltriz TV tunner :

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More yet to come .....

Reply 45023 of 45991, by PcBytes

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Xicor wrote on 2022-06-07, 12:04:

A PCCHIPS MB-M550-512K V5.6A 512KB with Cyrix 686 PR200 (got tolove those gold covered ceramic cpu's) :

A PCChips with an actual i430TX chipset, something you don't see everyday.

"Enter at your own peril, past the bolted door..."
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Reply 45024 of 45991, by Xicor

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Continuing on the "unboxing", a ASRock N68-s UCC with an underwhelming cpu, the Sempron 140:

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I'm staring to feel the urge to test the sempron under win98.

Next in the box a Jetway 663AS with a Athlon 700:

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Also a nice Aopen AX59PRO SS7 whit an k6II -400:

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Assortment of dimm and simm's (always useful to have at hand):

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Finally at the end of the box a nice assortment of IDE and floppy flat cables :

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Reply 45026 of 45991, by SteveC

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mpe wrote on 2022-06-07, 17:42:
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Some graphics pickups:

Spea Vega Plus doublet:

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and a #9 TIGA card:

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Those two Vega Plus are just asking for a race if you have a board with both VLB and PCI!

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Reply 45027 of 45991, by mpe

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SteveC wrote on 2022-06-07, 17:51:

Those two Vega Plus are just asking for a race if you have a board with both VLB and PCI!

Yes. I eventually plan to do that. I now have several bus variants combination of identical cards (ISA/PCI/VL-Bus) and some (Orchid Fahrenheit 1280) even in proprietary local bus variants and EISA.

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Reply 45028 of 45991, by TrashPanda

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Added this old girl to my P3 Tualatin collection a Recapped DFI CA-64TC RevC (Rubycons) with a PIII 1.4s

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I think this is one of the cheaper Tualatin Capable boards but I dont have a Tually board with ISA right now so this is a welcome addition next to my DDR SiS653t Tually Board, Looking to add a Gigabyte GA-6OXT with a Tualeron eventually. (Still keeping an eye out for the ultra rare Gigabyte GA-6RX which is DDR capable, have yet to see one)

Edit - This seller is great, he threw another working Tualatin board into the box as a spare at no extra charge, always happy to have an extra spare Tually board.

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Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 45029 of 45991, by mrfusion92

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Some SCSI love. Bought a Adaptec SCSI controller with cable and terminator for 25€.

I want to try to bring back to life a Tandberg tape drive taken apart from an IBM AS/400 server.

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Reply 45030 of 45991, by CrFr

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Bought a matching graphics card for this Formac ProNitron 17/500 monitor I got earlier: Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Formac ProFormance III. Probably not the greatest card ever, but having same brand monitor and graphics card pleases my autistic mind 😀 At least Unreal Tournament runs great.
Fan was loud as hell, but after one reboot, it went silent. I think it broke already, should check if it spins at all 😁
Image quality on this thing is excellent, very Matrox-like.

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Reply 45031 of 45991, by TrashPanda

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Bought two nice sound cards today via the Evil Bay for not terrible prices considering what these two usually go for.

Diamond Monster MX300 - 76 USD

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Aopen AW32 Pro S23A - 70 USD

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Going to throw the MX300 into my 98 rig with the X-FI card and see if I cant get them to play together, will be great having A3D and EAX in the same machine, the S23A will head to a SS7 rig that doesnt have a Wavetable yet. (With the two sound cards do I pipe the line out on the MX300 to the line in on the X-Fi?)

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 45032 of 45991, by Cuttoon

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From the bottom of some barrel.
Can someone tell me right away what standard the one on the left ist?
Some old notebook type?

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I like jumpers.

Reply 45033 of 45991, by TrashPanda

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Cuttoon wrote on 2022-06-08, 14:07:

From the bottom of some barrel.
Can someone tell me right away what standard the one on the left ist?
Some old notebook type?

Possibly Mac based or some kind of cache module would be my guess.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 45035 of 45991, by pancakepuppy

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Cuttoon wrote on 2022-06-08, 14:07:

From the bottom of some barrel.
Can someone tell me right away what standard the one on the left ist?
Some old notebook type?

I wonder if that's the module that goes into an HP Vectra VE 4/66
Cache and video memory upgrade questions - HP Vectra VE 4/66
Can't recall seeing any other boards with a PCI-ish connector for cache.

Reply 45036 of 45991, by Cuttoon

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SteveC wrote on 2022-06-08, 14:39:

PCI RAM 😁

hehe, it does indeed fit a PCI slot, if a bit too short, but how would that make sense?

When you look up "PCI RAM", you find this though, which is fascinating:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYbCYgYZVT8
"WTF is this thing? - RAM on a PCI Card??" - Linus Tech Tips about the Gigabyte i-RAM...

I like jumpers.

Reply 45037 of 45991, by Cuttoon

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pancakepuppy wrote on 2022-06-08, 15:09:
I wonder if that's the module that goes into an HP Vectra VE 4/66 Cache and video memory upgrade questions - HP Vectra VE 4/66 C […]
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Cuttoon wrote on 2022-06-08, 14:07:

From the bottom of some barrel.
Can someone tell me right away what standard the one on the left ist?
Some old notebook type?

I wonder if that's the module that goes into an HP Vectra VE 4/66
Cache and video memory upgrade questions - HP Vectra VE 4/66
Can't recall seeing any other boards with a PCI-ish connector for cache.

OK, I got at least one plausible google hit:
https://www.ultimateretro.net/de/motherboards/6289
It's for a prehistoric Siemens Nixdorf system. Anyone have one of those, PM me.

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Reply 45038 of 45991, by Gmlb256

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-06-08, 10:44:

the S23A will head to a SS7 rig that doesnt have a Wavetable yet.

That Acer S23A sound card has the WaveBlaster header missing, the only way to access the MPU-401 interface is thru the gameport without modding.

(With the two sound cards do I pipe the line out on the MX300 to the line in on the X-Fi?)

Yes. You could also do it the other way around: X-Fi line-out -> MX300 line-in.

This is because the MX300 (Aureal Vortex 2) has DOS drivers while the Sound Blaster X-Fi doesn't.

Reply 45039 of 45991, by TrashPanda

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Gmlb256 wrote on 2022-06-08, 19:30:
That Acer S23A sound card has the WaveBlaster header missing, the only way to access the MPU-401 interface is thru the gameport […]
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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-06-08, 10:44:

the S23A will head to a SS7 rig that doesnt have a Wavetable yet.

That Acer S23A sound card has the WaveBlaster header missing, the only way to access the MPU-401 interface is thru the gameport without modding.

(With the two sound cards do I pipe the line out on the MX300 to the line in on the X-Fi?)

Yes. You could also do it the other way around: X-Fi line-out -> MX300 line-in.

This is because the MX300 (Aureal Vortex 2) has DOS drivers while the Sound Blaster X-Fi doesn't.

According to the seller that S32A has a 1mb Wavetable Rom built into it 😀

Would be the Three extra ICs at the bottom left of the card at a guess.

That way of hooking up the cards sounds like a better Idea, will give that a shot first.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁