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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 45720 of 47864, by Meatball

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Picked up a new in the box LS-120 Drive w/a box of new disks, a Radeon 7000 32MB DDR, and the Quake3t0theMax Grand Prize has arrived (Voodoo3 3000)! I'm confident any machine I can install this card into will be unstoppable!

Thank you, Necrodude!

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***->WINNER, 1ST PLACE<-***
2022 #QUAKE3totheMAX -560.5fps-
Brain Drain Retro LAN https://discord.com/channels/799008837918261328
Windows ME
NForce2 A7N8X-E DLX
Athlon 848/154MHz
DDR@411MHz (2-3-3-3)
GeForce 256 DDR@144/344MHz
ESS Maestr0-1

Reply 45721 of 47864, by BitWrangler

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SuperDisk!!! ... of course the big problem nowadays with them is that every time you switch between the 3.5" Floppy disk and the LS-120 disk it's got to run at least 20 miles to find a phone booth to change in. 🤣

But a 10 pack of fresh media too?!? I'm jelly.

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 45722 of 47864, by drosse1meyer

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Meatball wrote on 2022-07-25, 20:48:

Picked up a new in the box LS-120 Drive w/a box of new disks, a Radeon 7000 32MB DDR, and the Quake3t0theMax Grand Prize has arrived (Voodoo3 3000)! I'm confident any machine I can install this card into will be unstoppable!

Thank you, Necrodude!

Lucky man (or woman), congrats!

P1: Packard Bell - 233 MMX, Voodoo1, 64 MB, ALS100+
P2-V2: Dell Dimension - 400 Mhz, Voodoo2, 256 MB
P!!! Custom: 1 Ghz, GeForce2 Pro/64MB, 384 MB

Reply 45723 of 47864, by EvieSigma

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Funny, I also got a SuperDisk drive today, albeit the external version and with no power adapter. Still nice to have.

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Reply 45724 of 47864, by Jccwu

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Best 486 laptop ever
Active TFT matrix
1Mb memory vga adapter
8mb ram
ESS688 Sound Card
Easy change/extract HDD box
Full AMIBIOS with HDD autodetection and PCMCIA Boot function

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Reply 45725 of 47864, by mpe

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smtkr wrote on 2022-07-25, 14:48:
sirotkaslo wrote on 2022-07-25, 05:53:

Finally got the MSI BX Master again, had this back in 2000 running the celeron 633@950 and the Abit BH-6, both nice bx motherboards. MSI is in bad need for new caps, most seem bulged.

What's the difference between a BH6 and a BX6R2? It looks like 1 RAM slot?

I remember BX had extra one DIMM and buffered RAM. Thus BH6 could be better for overclocking/tuning and BX more stable at normal speeds.

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Reply 45726 of 47864, by bjwil1991

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Jccwu wrote on 2022-07-27, 07:40:
Best 486 laptop ever Active TFT matrix 1Mb memory vga adapter 8mb ram ESS688 Sound Card Easy change/extract HDD box Full AMIBIOS […]
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Best 486 laptop ever
Active TFT matrix
1Mb memory vga adapter
8mb ram
ESS688 Sound Card
Easy change/extract HDD box
Full AMIBIOS with HDD autodetection and PCMCIA Boot function

I have a similar laptop, however, I don't have the power adapter for it.

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Reply 45727 of 47864, by Meatball

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Somewhat large lot of graphics cards obtained. Here's the 1st half:

Diamond Stealth64 2001 Ark2000PV 4MB
WinFast S3 Virge/325 2MB
Best Data 3dfx Voodoo Graphics 4MB
SiS 6326AGP 8MB
Trident Blade3D 9880 Turbo 8MB
Trident Blade T16 16MB
Vanta 8MB (x2)
Riva TNT2 M64 16MB (x2)
Riva ZX 8MB
Riva TNT 16MB (x2, one of them looks like a Voodoo3)
Riva TNT2 Pro 16MB

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***->WINNER, 1ST PLACE<-***
2022 #QUAKE3totheMAX -560.5fps-
Brain Drain Retro LAN https://discord.com/channels/799008837918261328
Windows ME
NForce2 A7N8X-E DLX
Athlon 848/154MHz
DDR@411MHz (2-3-3-3)
GeForce 256 DDR@144/344MHz
ESS Maestr0-1

Reply 45728 of 47864, by BitWrangler

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1998 STB systems was one of largest nVidia customers... Dec 1998 bought by 3DFX.... residual contracts fulfilled and through 1999 became the big Voodoo3 producer. So 1998 card, 95% likely to be nVidia, and if it's voodoo it's a banshee.

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 45729 of 47864, by Meatball

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BitWrangler wrote on 2022-07-28, 02:58:

1998 STB systems was one of largest nVidia customers... Dec 1998 bought by 3DFX.... residual contracts fulfilled and through 1999 became the big Voodoo3 producer. So 1998 card, 95% likely to be nVidia, and if it's voodoo it's a banshee.

I just pointed it out is all. It's definitely a TNT.

***->WINNER, 1ST PLACE<-***
2022 #QUAKE3totheMAX -560.5fps-
Brain Drain Retro LAN https://discord.com/channels/799008837918261328
Windows ME
NForce2 A7N8X-E DLX
Athlon 848/154MHz
DDR@411MHz (2-3-3-3)
GeForce 256 DDR@144/344MHz
ESS Maestr0-1

Reply 45730 of 47864, by TrashPanda

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Received a huge lot of gear today via the postie so I have my testing queue filled out for the next few weeks 🤣, most of it has been posted here recently so no need to cover it again but the GPUs are the most interesting to me right now, especially the BFG 6800 Ultra OC AGP which looks almost new with how clean it is.

Fingers Crossed it works as it'll be a killer 775 P4/Early Core2 GPU.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 45731 of 47864, by Meatball

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2nd half of the bunch:

ATI Rage Pro Turbo 8MB
ATI Rage 128 16MB
ATI Radeon 7200 32MB SDR
ATI Radeon 8500 LE 64MB DDR
ATI Radeon 9600 XT 128MB SDR

GeForce MX 200 32MB SDR
GeForce MX 400 64MB SDR
GeForce MX 420 64MB DDR
GeForce MX 460 64MB DDR

GeForce 256 32MB SDR
GeForce2 GTS 64MB DDR (Deluxe)
GeForce2 Pro 64MB DDR (Pure)
Elsa Gloria III Quadro2 Pro 64MB DDR
GeForce3 Ti500 64MB DDR

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***->WINNER, 1ST PLACE<-***
2022 #QUAKE3totheMAX -560.5fps-
Brain Drain Retro LAN https://discord.com/channels/799008837918261328
Windows ME
NForce2 A7N8X-E DLX
Athlon 848/154MHz
DDR@411MHz (2-3-3-3)
GeForce 256 DDR@144/344MHz
ESS Maestr0-1

Reply 45732 of 47864, by pancakepuppy

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Meatball wrote on 2022-07-28, 02:36:
Somewhat large lot of graphics cards obtained. Here's the 1st half: […]
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Somewhat large lot of graphics cards obtained. Here's the 1st half:

Diamond Stealth64 2001 Ark2000PV 4MB
WinFast S3 Virge/325 2MB
Best Data 3dfx Voodoo Graphics 4MB
SiS 6326AGP 8MB
Trident Blade3D 9880 Turbo 8MB
Trident Blade T16 16MB
Vanta 8MB (x2)
Riva TNT2 M64 16MB (x2)
Riva ZX 8MB
Riva TNT 16MB (x2, one of them looks like a Voodoo3)
Riva TNT2 Pro 16MB

Dang, nice. I've been trying to find one of those AGP Trident Blade Ts, they're fairly sparse 🙁 Found a 32MB PCI one though!

Reply 45734 of 47864, by badmojo

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Brawndo wrote on 2022-07-28, 23:49:

Just in off the boat (and by boat I mean delivery truck) a Yamaha YMF719E-S based sound card. Still gotta test it, hopefully it works as I plan to use it straight away.

That's a great implementation of a great chipset - there are some improvements that can be made however with a little bit of work: Re: Yamaha YMF71x SB Pro Mixer Bug Issue Fix

Life? Don't talk to me about life.

Reply 45735 of 47864, by MarkP

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I got this Internet Mini-Gateway by SURECOM . Cool bit it of kit with firewall, proxy and gateway functionality for PPP/leased or IDSN. Everything was in the box including software which is accessed via your ye olde Web Browser on any OS.

Has BNC and RJ45 connections and two com port connection. Pretty redundant these days but I like picking up unusual kit like this.

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Reply 45736 of 47864, by TrashPanda

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Not hardware per-say but rather a full set of unopened sealed Dos 6.22 and Windows 3.11 WFW disks, I dont actually own a nice new set of these disks, also got given a Pentium Gold G640 which I believe is a SandyBridge CPU 2core 2 threads so might actually be worth overclocking the snot out of it to see what it can do 🤣.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 45737 of 47864, by fool

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I have been "offline" from vintage computer purchases&activity some months. Saw some easy picks I could no more pass.

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XTec AGX016A VLB
Cirrus Logic GD5428 VLB
Media Vision "Thunder Board" 😁 8-bit slot sound card + disks
HP IDE/Floppy controller
486 DX2 50 and Pentium 90 gold cap.
(+supposedly broken Gravis Ultrasound I have not received yet)

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Toshiba T8500 desktop
SAM/CS9233 Wavetable Synthesizer daughterboard
Coming: 40-pin 8MB SIMM kit, CS4232 ISA wavetable sound card

Reply 45739 of 47864, by Kahenraz

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Meatball wrote on 2022-07-28, 22:14:
2nd half of the bunch: […]
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2nd half of the bunch:

ATI Rage Pro Turbo 8MB
ATI Rage 128 16MB
ATI Radeon 7200 32MB SDR
ATI Radeon 8500 LE 64MB DDR
ATI Radeon 9600 XT 128MB SDR

GeForce MX 200 32MB SDR
GeForce MX 400 64MB SDR
GeForce MX 420 64MB DDR
GeForce MX 460 64MB DDR

GeForce 256 32MB SDR
GeForce2 GTS 64MB DDR (Pure)
GeForce2 GTS 64MB DDR (Deluxe)
Elsa Gloria III Quadro2 Pro 64MB DDR
GeForce3 Ti500 64MB DDR

It's important to find out what the memory bit width is of those MX cards. It will make a big difference in classifying them in your collection.