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Reply 45160 of 46019, by HanSolo

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Radical Vision wrote on 2022-06-15, 11:39:
I think it is common sense, that WHEN someone sell something it is HIS responsibility to take HIS time and effort to REsearch wh […]
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HanSolo wrote on 2022-06-15, 11:18:
All your stories have one red line: - you found somebody who offered some stuff without having the slightest idea how much they […]
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Radical Vision wrote on 2022-06-15, 10:22:
That is how i lost Diamond Monster MX300 Aureal VorteX II... Some guy saw my AD ( i have ADs on local sites, that i buy off and […]
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That is how i lost Diamond Monster MX300 Aureal VorteX II... Some guy saw my AD ( i have ADs on local sites, that i buy off and look for retro) and we did talk business, he wanted like 10-13 euro for that card i was fine with that ofc the card was in pristine condition even better... But since i ask every single guy that shows me something good, or if i spot some goods on AD i ask every time if the serller have more stuff that he did not add to the AD, and i wait if they do have to make pictures so i can see if i will get lucky... Sadly that Diamond MX300 guy was one of the smart ones after 1 day only he send some more pictures but he did got the idea there is ebay, and that these old parts are not as useless as he did think, so he did cancel the sell, later on i saw the same card costing 60 euros and i was like FK that guy...

One time i saw IBM Aptiva 486 (did not need such system, BUT for trades was going to be nice weapon/ ace in the sleeve) it did cost only the funny 15 euros i called the seller saying i will buy the machine, but was later and the seller wanted to be on the next day fine with me.. And what to see 2 hours later the same IBM Aptiva was changed price 3 fucking times 15>40>140 euros i was like what the actual FK.... I called the seller, he acted like he did not talk with me, or the price was not 15 euros i was mad... Talked 15 minutes with him could not make him agree on the fucking price HE did use cursed him good and told hiom to go fuck himself and to lose all the money he will earn from that system and even more. And it was clear it was not mistake, as he rised the price in 2 hours 3 times wtf....

Or a guy that did send me message with Voodoo III 2K AGP and the offer of 3 euro for the card (seems he did think that card is some old garbage) i did accept the generous offer of him ofc, and as usual asked if there are more parts, he said to wait 2-3 days for him to look arround... Then 2 days later he also same as the VorteX II seller, had got the idea these 3Dfx cards was expensive on ebay, he showed me Voodoo Banshee black one as well, and said he will cancer the deal i got really mad started to swear him, and since i did write alot of swears like 5-6 minutes did pass, in that time my anger cooled and i started thinking wtf to do to get at least the closed deal on the Voodoo III as he did offer 3 euros and i did accept meaning the deal is ON, no matter if he wants to backpedal from the deal.. Literally told the guy to act like man and to keep on his word, not like a c**t to backpedal as if he did come to me and ask from the beginning 50-60 euros was going to be whole different story, and literally commanded him to send me the promiced Voodoo III, and to keep the Banshee and sell it on whatever price he wants.. Lickly for me the guy at least acted like a man and sended the Voodoo III card for 3 euros as promised and shanken hands....

One time there was AD for Voodoo Rush Acorp priced only 10 euros, i contacted the seller wanting to purchase the card ofc.. He was like the card is sold, i was like ok. And what to see year later that same piece of lying SHIT selling the same exact card, same exact pictures but the price is now 70 euros, and i know it is him, as i remember the name, saved the account from the previous time, and the pictures are exatly the same... Contacted that lying piece of shit to tell him that i want my card for 10 euros, he was like we did never talk, and he prob does not remember as was like 8 months ago or more... Clever and nasty mother fucker that seller is, to lie the card is sold, instead of sending it, or say he wont sell it to me for 10 euros, cuz he saw it cost alot more.... Whatever sweared him too and told him, the karma is bitch and he will get the same crap from someone else, and feel bad fuck him...

All your stories have one red line:
- you found somebody who offered some stuff without having the slightest idea how much they are worth.
- They found out about the real value after you contacted them and they backed out of the deal.
- Now you are pissed that you didn't get the stuff WAY under its market value.

Yes, one should not act like an idiot and pretend a conversation never happened. At least be honest about it - I give you that.

But 'act like a man and keep to his word' has limits. And if somebody realizes he's about to give away things literally for free that are worth quite some amount of money those limits are reached.

Radical Vision wrote on 2022-06-15, 10:58:

After all when you buy/ sell things both sides need to be correct and keep on their word, and not to pull some nasty tricks and try to screw eatch other..

Nice words. Do they also apply to you? As a buyer? Are you man enough to tell somebody that the price he's asking is unrealistically low? From all the stuff you posted I think I know the answer..

I think it is common sense, that WHEN someone sell something it is HIS responsibility to take HIS time and effort to REsearch what he have, what value it holds if any, and THEN to come and contact me/ make AD and price the thing he have for the price he want... You cant blame me for being "dishonest" for grabbing every single 3Dfx card for dirt cheap or other stuff, as i did spend time to learn about retro PC HW, and i can give a hand and say about real value of something to a friend, or family or someone close to me... 99% of this forum and mother earth even if you want, will think the same, or better to say if they find local AD, ebay or whatever for 5$ Voodoo 1,2,3 card or like 20-30$ Voodoo 5 they will JUST buy it, and wont go straight to tell the seller, he cna get like 600$ instead.... I bet you will do that as well... What i said was meant to WHEN me and some seller cut a deal and shake hands, they are not allowed to backpedal on the deal as they did agree on the price and i did as well.. If they do backpedal that mean they are scumbag...

I did took my time to learn about old computers, and did reasearch this forum, and all over the internet, you tube and whatever, i did my part in knowing stuff.. If some seller sells something no matter what it is for dirt cheap, and that thing costs ALOT he can blame only himself for being ignorant.. Or you want to tell me that is not the case ? Sure eveyrone have different views about life, money and whatever, but still..

They apply when i contact sellers i say i will buy something i buy it, not to backpedal if i decide later i dont need the thing, i ask also dor money back if the thing turns out to be bad or totally dead, and i do the same as seller too i give 20 days money back if the thing i sold turns to crap.. I dont know why YOU think me or anyone needs to tell the real price of something, that some seller sells for dirt cheap, after all i did NOT tell the seller to sell it for dirst cheap, he decided to put some small amount of money... Hell i even do overpay/ overtrade when i get something good for cheap.. For example when i did buy bunch of ISA cards there was AWE64 Value and SB16 with OPL3, Yamahas and others, the total cost of all cards was like 50 euros, i did overpay 20 euros extra....

HanSolo wrote on 2022-06-15, 11:18:

But 'act like a man and keep to his word' has limits. And if somebody realizes he's about to give away things literally for free that are worth quite some amount of money those limits are reached.

What you said is like that, BUT if i did cut a deal and we both did agree on the price the seller WAS ASKING, and then he to backpedal and start acting like a c**t and wanting 2,3,4 the amount of money that is BS and he did not keep his man`s word.... In that case the seller is WRONG and VERY wrong he did:
1. not take his time to do his reasearch and was ignorant
2. cut a deal for the amount of money HE firstly wanted
3. later he found the price of that thing is way more, and cancels the deal, while the deal was CUT and we did shake hands on another price.......

If i start to advice every ignorant seller, they need to sell that Voodoo 1,2,3 card for ALOT more and give me 50% of the amount they sold it for, cuz if was not fore me, they was going to get 10 euro, instead of 100/200 .....

Whatever. I already learnt from your posts that you completely lack any form of empathy, have a very egocentric view of 'honesty' and that everybody who gets in your way of making a bargain is a piece of shit, retarded or should be tortured with acid (your words).
But I'm not here to educate you so I'm done with this topic
Cheers

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Reply 45161 of 46019, by Radical Vision

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Sure i am not the nicest person, not even close, but when i sell/ buy stuff i try to be as correct and good as possible... I may charge premium, but i give some warranty to the buyer, i give them free stuff only cuz they did choose to buy from me. Meanwhile on ebay sellers sell dirty parts, some even try to lie if they get the chance, they pack the things like baboons and the part gets trashed or even destroyed, i never do that, and i guess most of them dont give presents above some price point... + also i do collect stuff myself, so i look for the best deal, in order to have bigger collection, and salvage and save more parts from ppl that see them as garbage...

Well u got some part of them getting in my way being scumbags wrong.. SURE i am rude, BUT i did my part of the deal we cut, they did not, who is wrong then ? Also the so called my way is MORE justified, as i will get the part in my collection and preserve it, i dont look to these pieces of HW just as piggy banks, i enjoy to clean, fix, and picture parts, store them, mod them some times and build great systems with them, so YES my way is more right, then on some nasty seller that wants just profit, and also was WRONG die to wanting 10$ original price, not 100-200 or whatever, then i cut deal with him, and later on he decides that the original 10$ HE DID PUT a fucking price tag is not reasonable, and cancel the whole deal... Imagine in the corporate world there are consequences when someone cut a deal, and then they backpedal and try to cancel, they pay alot of money, they even may get sued and totally messed up, or even jail time... So that said you can see HOW wrong it is to cut a deal with someone for something, and then to chicken out, in the world of the companies and corporations, the ones that dare to cross the line and back off their words after they did shake heands on some deal, they will be ripped off, from the lawyers............

And the acid was for the scrappers, as they love acid and destroying precious stuff, or do u agree a filthy scrapper destroying socket 8 mobo with Pentium pro, 3Dfx cards, ISA high end cards ect and ect is fine and is something good... Or to take apart some nice working IBM or Compaq or any system with like pentium/ pro, 486, 386 and others and destroy it for the sake to extract the gold... Destroying working scrap such as shuttle, AXLE, QDI ect is whatever, but when they trash the rares and exotics that should be punished, and that are not only my words, other collectors (not here) said the same, about jail time and pursuit by the law...

I think u did want to make a point about how buyiers and sellers need to be more honest, but the whole rant, seems to be covered hate over me...... In the end everyone is right for himself, but still there are some rules that distinguish us from the animals right.?!?

Mah systems retro, old, newer (Radical stuff)
R7 3700x/ Aorus x370 K7/ RX 6800XT/ X-Fi THD
K7 2.6/ NF7-S V2/ HD3850/ X-Fi
IBM x2 P3 1.4/ DX34R-U/Voodoo V 5.5k/ Audigy
IBM PC365 S8
Compaq DeskPro 486/33
IBM PS/2 Model 56
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Reply 45162 of 46019, by TrashPanda

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Shnur wrote on 2022-06-15, 12:24:
Ah, that’s so disappointing.. could you possibly give it just single launch to check BIOS revision number? Latest for Asus II Ex […]
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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-06-15, 11:47:

Sorry I missed your quote, Right now Quadzilla is in storage while I work on other projects but as soon as I can free up desk space I will for sure get you some details.

So bear with me, got a lot of retro gear to work through first, Wish desk space was as easy to get as my retro gear.

Ah, that’s so disappointing.. could you possibly give it just single launch to check BIOS revision number? Latest for Asus II Extreme was BIOS 1402, but it refused to work with 16gb of ram, i tried both 4*4 and 2*8 combinations.
If you could tell me what bios you have in your Quadzilla working with 16gb of ram - would be a huge relief, i might even help you with Xeon mod since i plan on doing it for myself also.

Thanks!

https://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thread-ASUS-S … IKER-II-EXTREME

I just remembered what was done to mine, it’s running an EVGA modded bios.

Hopefully this gives you something to work with till I can get her out of storage.

Personally I don’t normally link people to BIOS modding stuff as It can and will brick a board, it worked on mine but YMMV.

Also make sure the ram you use can handle high voltage as you’ll need to feed it more than normal ddr3.

I also have a 790i ultra Digital PWM board that runs with the same 16gb as the Striker, have you considered getting a 790i ultra SLI ?

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Reply 45163 of 46019, by HanSolo

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ChrisK wrote on 2022-06-15, 12:39:

And you? Would you let a deal go because you think "man, I would take more if I was to sell this or that"? Or would you take it and be happy luck was on your side this time?
Wouldn't you prefer to buy your piece of pork while on sale instead of the "normal" price (which is still much too low anyways)?

My point was: I can understand that a seller backs out of a trade if he learns the real value of the item is way higher than he thought. This happens all the time with classified ads.
How we both handle this situation is a different thing. As I already wrote: pretending a conversation never happened is BS, but insisting on the original price lacks empathy.
More than once I paid more money even afterwards.

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About your example: In fact, ususally I don't buy inexpensive meat exactly because I think it's immoral 😀

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Reply 45164 of 46019, by Kahenraz

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Let's keep it civil. We don't want to risk this thread getting locked. We would have to start all over again!

NyLan wrote on 2022-06-15, 11:42:

I don't know how the situation is outside of Europe, but here it's very difficult to get a "well working" IDE DVD Player in Glorious Beige. I bought lot of IDE players, writers, etc... very cheap but I'm always having issues or noises. And I can't stand putting a black one in my retro rigs.
So... when I found a new old stock of SH-D162D I decided to buy a box with 10 of them 😆

I feel you. I've been using some of my disc drives lately and found that several have issues with the tray ejecting (or not). Replacot the belt didn't work, so maybe it's a motor thing. These are not replaceable, in my experience.

Just this past week, I thought that I had a faulty disc in a machine I was bulding, but it turned out that that disc drive could read the disc sometimes, and was able to play music, but would fault when copying data or trying to make an image.

This was a very good purchase. The drives I have left are are black.

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Reply 45165 of 46019, by ChrisK

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HanSolo wrote on 2022-06-15, 13:10:
My point was: I can understand that a seller backs out of a trade if he learns the real value of the item is way higher than he […]
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ChrisK wrote on 2022-06-15, 12:39:

And you? Would you let a deal go because you think "man, I would take more if I was to sell this or that"? Or would you take it and be happy luck was on your side this time?
Wouldn't you prefer to buy your piece of pork while on sale instead of the "normal" price (which is still much too low anyways)?

My point was: I can understand that a seller backs out of a trade if he learns the real value of the item is way higher than he thought. This happens all the time with classified ads.
How we both handle this situation is a different thing. As I already wrote: pretending a conversation never happened is BS, but insisting on the original price lacks empathy.
More than once I paid more money even afterwards.

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About your example: In fact, ususally I don't buy inexpensive meat exactly because I think it's immoral 😀

I don't think we handle those situations that different: if a seller backs off I'm sorry but I can stand it (never had that situation though).
I see a deal closed when it arrives at my door. Everything before that point just keeps the anticipation.
My whole story here was just about that money making thing. No bad words with any seller.
Didn't want to start WWx 😀

Reply 45167 of 46019, by brostenen

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Uhhh.... Mud throwing. Yeah, we dont need that here. But I will go through and see what I missed. 😁

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

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Reply 45168 of 46019, by Shnur

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-06-15, 13:06:
https://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thread-ASUS-S … IKER-II-EXTREME […]
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Shnur wrote on 2022-06-15, 12:24:
Ah, that’s so disappointing.. could you possibly give it just single launch to check BIOS revision number? Latest for Asus II Ex […]
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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-06-15, 11:47:

Sorry I missed your quote, Right now Quadzilla is in storage while I work on other projects but as soon as I can free up desk space I will for sure get you some details.

So bear with me, got a lot of retro gear to work through first, Wish desk space was as easy to get as my retro gear.

Ah, that’s so disappointing.. could you possibly give it just single launch to check BIOS revision number? Latest for Asus II Extreme was BIOS 1402, but it refused to work with 16gb of ram, i tried both 4*4 and 2*8 combinations.
If you could tell me what bios you have in your Quadzilla working with 16gb of ram - would be a huge relief, i might even help you with Xeon mod since i plan on doing it for myself also.

Thanks!

https://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thread-ASUS-S … IKER-II-EXTREME

I just remembered what was done to mine, it’s running an EVGA modded bios.

Hopefully this gives you something to work with till I can get her out of storage.

Personally I don’t normally link people to BIOS modding stuff as It can and will brick a board, it worked on mine but YMMV.

Also make sure the ram you use can handle high voltage as you’ll need to feed it more than normal ddr3.

I also have a 790i ultra Digital PWM board that runs with the same 16gb as the Striker, have you considered getting a 790i ultra SLI ?

I’ve seen this topic at bios-mods as well as many others, and although there are few mentions of AIIE owners flashing their board with XFX bios, i personally didn’t like the idea and wanted to find “native” Asus BIOS with 16gb support.. there has been a Xeon mod for XFX P09 bios (revision with 16gb support) for quiet some time already, here for example - https://www.overclock.net/threads/xeon-microc … 9/post-27042913

How long have you been running “alien” bios on striker II mobo? Have you experienced any bugs/glitches?

Reply 45169 of 46019, by Tetrium

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brostenen wrote on 2022-06-15, 14:01:

Uhhh.... Mud throwing. Yeah, we dont need that here. But I will go through and see what I missed. 😁

Agreed 🙂

Stuff like this happens. Just recently several items I had wanted to buy, when I asked then suddenly it was already sold (and one advertisement was set to "sold" AFTER I had asked if the item was still available, the seller even said the item had just been sold to somebody else like in perhaps just an hour earlier or something, yes I was just so unlucky if only I had bought it weeks earlier). Or I get no response at all from the seller. I don't get upset about it because getting upset about something like this is not worth it. It happens. Shit also happens. I just shrug it off, next! 😋

(yes they were nice items 😒 but oh well)

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Reply 45170 of 46019, by Radical Vision

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These days i have much HW and stuff to play with so i dont get upset as well or mad, that was from some years ago when i did not have so many things...
But i may get mad not cuz i need the item as much, but because i am right, and the seller that did back off was not is about the right mostly, as these days most of the things i have or have even better models of them..
Back in the days many years ago i did get here and there mad, but back then i did not have so many things... These days even losted Voodoo card wont make me angry or something.. There was AD for Voodoo 1 with box even the price was set to 5 euro, but ofc that was not the real price he wanted prob like 100-150 euros did not even bother... BUT ppl that sell cheap stuff like 3Dfx cards and others, and when i want to buy it they are fine, and later on they cancel da deal or never send the item or something that is supreme BS, and that is what piss me, i wont get the item fine whatever, but that scumbag behaviour of some ppl is disgusting and need NOT to be tolerated at all...

If a seller was ignorant and did not bother to take 5 minutes to research, it should be on his account when he loses money, not on the buyer side.. I believe if in Ebay seller sells some rare item for cheap, cut a deal and the buyer gives shipping information, and then the seller cancel, then the buyer needs to open ticket to ebay and to want his money back + extra 50% refund... After all ignorance, shenanigans and BS needs to be punished, so the next time ppl not to try nasty stuff like that.. As i said early in the corporate world if someone cuts a deal then they make a contract, and if one of the sides decide to back off they need to pay for that and suffer money loss, after all the time of no one is for free, so a scummy seller loses my time he deserves to lose money for that, because HE made mistake...

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Mah systems retro, old, newer (Radical stuff)
R7 3700x/ Aorus x370 K7/ RX 6800XT/ X-Fi THD
K7 2.6/ NF7-S V2/ HD3850/ X-Fi
IBM x2 P3 1.4/ DX34R-U/Voodoo V 5.5k/ Audigy
IBM PC365 S8
Compaq DeskPro 486/33
IBM PS/2 Model 56
SPS IntelleXT 8088

Reply 45172 of 46019, by HanSolo

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Radical Vision wrote on 2022-06-15, 12:58:
Sure i am not the nicest person, not even close, but when i sell/ buy stuff i try to be as correct and good as possible... I may […]
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Sure i am not the nicest person, not even close, but when i sell/ buy stuff i try to be as correct and good as possible... I may charge premium, but i give some warranty to the buyer, i give them free stuff only cuz they did choose to buy from me. Meanwhile on ebay sellers sell dirty parts, some even try to lie if they get the chance, they pack the things like baboons and the part gets trashed or even destroyed, i never do that, and i guess most of them dont give presents above some price point... + also i do collect stuff myself, so i look for the best deal, in order to have bigger collection, and salvage and save more parts from ppl that see them as garbage...

Well u got some part of them getting in my way being scumbags wrong.. SURE i am rude, BUT i did my part of the deal we cut, they did not, who is wrong then ? Also the so called my way is MORE justified, as i will get the part in my collection and preserve it, i dont look to these pieces of HW just as piggy banks, i enjoy to clean, fix, and picture parts, store them, mod them some times and build great systems with them, so YES my way is more right, then on some nasty seller that wants just profit, and also was WRONG die to wanting 10$ original price, not 100-200 or whatever, then i cut deal with him, and later on he decides that the original 10$ HE DID PUT a fucking price tag is not reasonable, and cancel the whole deal... Imagine in the corporate world there are consequences when someone cut a deal, and then they backpedal and try to cancel, they pay alot of money, they even may get sued and totally messed up, or even jail time... So that said you can see HOW wrong it is to cut a deal with someone for something, and then to chicken out, in the world of the companies and corporations, the ones that dare to cross the line and back off their words after they did shake heands on some deal, they will be ripped off, from the lawyers............

And the acid was for the scrappers, as they love acid and destroying precious stuff, or do u agree a filthy scrapper destroying socket 8 mobo with Pentium pro, 3Dfx cards, ISA high end cards ect and ect is fine and is something good... Or to take apart some nice working IBM or Compaq or any system with like pentium/ pro, 486, 386 and others and destroy it for the sake to extract the gold... Destroying working scrap such as shuttle, AXLE, QDI ect is whatever, but when they trash the rares and exotics that should be punished, and that are not only my words, other collectors (not here) said the same, about jail time and pursuit by the law...

I think u did want to make a point about how buyiers and sellers need to be more honest, but the whole rant, seems to be covered hate over me...... In the end everyone is right for himself, but still there are some rules that distinguish us from the animals right.?!?

Ok, sorry, let's end this conversation in a nicer way 😀

You already mentioned sometimes how you act as a seller which is indeed a lot better than what many others do. I totally aggree that a good packaging is the least one can expect (and many even fail on that) and I do honour if a seller cares about me as as customer or at least shows he cares about what he sells.

I only wanted to point out that we (as experts for prices of retro hardware) should show some sympathy if somebody realizes he's making a big mistake that he'll regret. But of course then he should be open about it and not act like an idiot (I too have experienced both types of behaviour). In the end we are all private buyers/sellers and not companies so I personally think the rules are different than in the 'hardcore capitalistic world'
Peace 😀

Reply 45173 of 46019, by Radical Vision

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Well whatever i dont want to start dramas and stuff, i just have point of view that is way too radical i guess.... But as a pessimist i see the glass always half empty so it is easy to judge this or that...
I also clame that ASUS is a garbage brand, many will look me the bad way cuz of that...

Mah systems retro, old, newer (Radical stuff)
R7 3700x/ Aorus x370 K7/ RX 6800XT/ X-Fi THD
K7 2.6/ NF7-S V2/ HD3850/ X-Fi
IBM x2 P3 1.4/ DX34R-U/Voodoo V 5.5k/ Audigy
IBM PC365 S8
Compaq DeskPro 486/33
IBM PS/2 Model 56
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Reply 45174 of 46019, by TrashPanda

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Shnur wrote on 2022-06-15, 14:14:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-06-15, 13:06:
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Shnur wrote on 2022-06-15, 12:24:

Ah, that’s so disappointing.. could you possibly give it just single launch to check BIOS revision number? Latest for Asus II Extreme was BIOS 1402, but it refused to work with 16gb of ram, i tried both 4*4 and 2*8 combinations.
If you could tell me what bios you have in your Quadzilla working with 16gb of ram - would be a huge relief, i might even help you with Xeon mod since i plan on doing it for myself also.

Thanks!

https://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thread-ASUS-S … IKER-II-EXTREME

I just remembered what was done to mine, it’s running an EVGA modded bios.

Hopefully this gives you something to work with till I can get her out of storage.

Personally I don’t normally link people to BIOS modding stuff as It can and will brick a board, it worked on mine but YMMV.

Also make sure the ram you use can handle high voltage as you’ll need to feed it more than normal ddr3.

I also have a 790i ultra Digital PWM board that runs with the same 16gb as the Striker, have you considered getting a 790i ultra SLI ?

I’ve seen this topic at bios-mods as well as many others, and although there are few mentions of AIIE owners flashing their board with XFX bios, i personally didn’t like the idea and wanted to find “native” Asus BIOS with 16gb support.. there has been a Xeon mod for XFX P09 bios (revision with 16gb support) for quiet some time already, here for example - https://www.overclock.net/threads/xeon-microc … 9/post-27042913

How long have you been running “alien” bios on striker II mobo? Have you experienced any bugs/glitches?

It originally came from the seller with an earlier revision of the EVGA bios which I flashed back to stock, it was a couple of years later when I got my hands on some 4gb 1.8/1.9v DDR3 sticks that I started using a modded BIOS.

No shade on ASUS but their stock bios had a ton of issues and weird limitations due to being unfinished, I’m guessing their devs were not that familiar with the 790i chipset.

I’ve had no show stopping problems with the EVGA bios, less issues than the stock ASUS one.

I can understand the feeling of using a bios not intended for the board, it’s certainly not something I would suggest doing if there was an ASUS bios for it.

You could grab a cheap 790i Dell board, they also work with the EVGA bios and generally go for cheaper prices than other versions.

Then you can keep the ASUS board unmodded and not risk bricking it.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 45176 of 46019, by Kahenraz

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Maybe your memory issue had to do with the density of bank arrangement. This was always a problem with SDRAM. I'm not sure about DDR though. You could also try lowering the timings. Some boards won't work maxed out at the fastest speeds.

Reply 45177 of 46019, by chrismes

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This is a different kind of haul. I was looking for CF cards for a few adapters I have ordered from China. The seller also had some CD-Rs for sale I could use, since my stash was almost empty. This should last for a while.

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Reply 45178 of 46019, by Shagittarius

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chrismes wrote on 2022-06-15, 15:38:

This is a different kind of haul. I was looking for CF cards for a few adapters I have ordered from China. The seller also had some CD-Rs for sale I could use, since my stash was almost empty. This should last for a while.

I always pick up recordable CDs and DVDs when I see stacks off them for a couple dollars at thrift stores.

Reply 45179 of 46019, by TrashPanda

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Kahenraz wrote on 2022-06-15, 15:25:

Maybe your memory issue had to do with the density of bank arrangement. This was always a problem with SDRAM. I'm not sure about DDR though. You could also try lowering the timings. Some boards won't work maxed out at the fastest speeds.

Nag these were some of the first boards to support DDR3 and it wasn’t always implemented for 16gb to function right. This was back when the north bridge had the memory controller and wasn’t particularly powerful, at best if you got 16gb to work then it wouldn’t clock past pc3 8500 speeds.

8gb works perfectly however.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁