bearking wrote on 2022-07-23, 13:28:
Radeon 9700(PRO ??) 128 MB - dead
Leadtek GeForce 7600 GT 256 MB - dead
Sapphire X1950 GT 265 MB - dead
🙁 didn't had a lot of luck in the last couple of months... But hey, at least they didn't cost a fortune, 2 euro for the last one...
Also bought a gtx 260, a gtx 275, a hd 5850 and a hd 5870. The 260 and the 5870 are working, the other two are dead.
So far this summer wasn't my "best GPU summer" at all.
Well nVIDIA is shitty company they tend to die ALOT more then any ATi/ Radeon card it is known... But yes the 9700 Pro you need to be very lucky to get one of these working, they did made them the dumb way, so the protection bracket for the GPU die was higher then the die itself, so that made the cooler not to touch the GPU die, that made about 90%+ of the cards dead sadly and it is sad, as this card was ATi`s first fame model, that made nVIDIA look very dumb... On other side most nVIDIA cards i got are all working, seems i am lucky, no matter if we talk about GEforce 7800GS AGP, 6800 Ultra AGP, FX5950 Ultra (the second one i got for free have hard artifacts Leadtek model), GEforce 7950 GX2... Will see at some point i will want to get AT least 8800GTX (GTS is fine too) as the card is legend, no matter i dont like nVIDIA at all, i like to collect their HW, and any Legendary part or company...
Meatball wrote on 2022-07-23, 20:59:
I've picked up a ton... a TON... of stuff recently, but for now I'll just post my favorites.
A couple of Voodoo3 3000s PCIs (both untested - one worked fine, the other just needed a BIOS re-flash and it works perfectly), a Compaq V3 V3000 running at 3500 speeds (FINALLY I GOT ONE!), and a Voodoo3 2000 which I understand is one of the last 3dfx cards ever produced (2002), only V3 in a blue PCB, and was used in arcade units from Incredible Technologies. It has no BIOS chip (it's on the motherboard of the arcade unit or something), so it is unusable [to the best of my abilities and from what I have read at Dodge Garage and Varus(?)'s sites]. Windows recognizes the card, and I can get drivers installed, but that's as far as it will go - it behaves just like the PCI Voodoo 3 3000 I also have in this lot, which didn't work, before I re-flashed the BIOS. I don't plan to modify, add to, or fix this card. It's a collector's piece for sure. The same seller listed another, but that one had a BIOS.
Rounding up the lot is my new favorite 2D card - Trident ProVidia 9685 w/2MB VRAM expansion (4MB total) & video-out modules.
How much did u pay for these 4 i wonder. How is that nice blue colored PCI Voodoo III 2K UNusable dafuq... There is clear where the spot on the PCB is of the UNsoldered BIOS chip, so when you solder BIOS chip with the V3 bios you are good to go...
Meatball wrote on 2022-07-28, 22:14:
2nd half of the bunch: […]
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
U found alot of good stuff nice for u. But from what i see GEforce 4 TI4600/ TI4800 and GEforce 2 Ultra both are very rare, dont see them here, dont see also ppl here to find some of them as much as they find GEforce 3 cards, GEforce 5, GEforce 256... Not sure what the deal is specially with TI4600..
Mah systems retro, old, newer (Radical stuff)
W3680 4.5/ GA-x58 UD7/ R9 280x
K7 2.6/ NF7-S/ HD3850
IBM x2 P3 933/ GA-6VXD7/ Voodoo V 5.5K
Cmq P2 450/ GA-BX2000/ V2 SLI
Cmq DeskPRO 486/33
IBM PS/2 Model 56
SPS IntelleXT 8088