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Reply 2961 of 45929, by keropi

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I received some nice gifts from a friend:

a nice looking baby-at tower, just needs a little cleaning 😀

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and inside it has a mobo , it's a "486SLE" model (no idea what make or if it's any good) and is a VLB/ISA one... it was an Award BIOS that really makes me wish it works (untested) ... also a 486/66 cpu, a very basic realtek vga and an isa I/O controller

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also this SOYO s7 mobo with a Pentium 75mhz cpu, couldn't find a model and it's untested as well...

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truth is I only got this bundle for the baby-at tower since they are hard to find, the mobo inside is a nice bonus, I hope it works 😀

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Reply 2962 of 45929, by Mau1wurf1977

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Nice find! SIS chipset boards should always be decent. The battery looks fine, maybe even replaced.

The S7 board has an ODIN RTC. So either needs a mod or replacement if you get a battery error.

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Reply 2963 of 45929, by Robin4

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I bought a set of 4 x 4 MB 30 pins simms like new.

Samsung Spinpoint SV2046D - 20 GB just for 1 euro, and 10 euro shipping from germany.
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Two Western Digital 40GB Internal IDE / 7200rpm 8.50 euros for both drives.
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Two Western Digital 80GB Internal IDE /7200rpm
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Reply 2964 of 45929, by badmojo

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keropi wrote:

I received some nice gifts from a friend:

a nice looking baby-at tower, just needs a little cleaning 😀

Love that case, it should clean up really well. It's always good to get the original drive covers and a fake floppy drive cover always brings a smile to my dial 🤣

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Reply 2965 of 45929, by Old Thrashbarg

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Some of my latest freebies:

Epox P55-VX Socket 7 board, with a P166 and (I think) 96MB worth of EDO RAM.

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Intel Plato 430NX board, with a gold-top P90 and some unknown RAM... probably 4MB sticks.

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STB Lightspeed 128 (Tseng ET6000 2MB), STB Powergraph Pro (S3 864 2MB), STB Powergraph 64V (S3 Trio64 2MB), plus some random ISA NICs and a Yamaha YMF-71x card.

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One of those cool Epson combo floppy drives, and a Newtronics/Mitsumi 1.2MB drive with an unusual faceplate.

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A SCSI internal Zip drive. I'm really happy about this one... the ATAPI ones are common as dirt, but the SCSI ones are damned hard to come by.

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And finally, a Pentium MMX 200 Overdrive and a neat K6-2 case badge.

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Not a bad haul, I'd say. 😎

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also this SOYO s7 mobo with a Pentium 75mhz cpu, couldn't find a model and it's untested as well...

IIRC the model is a 5TC2. I used to have one of those... I may even still have the manual for it around here somewhere. I remember it being decent enough as far as 430FX boards go...

Reply 2968 of 45929, by Artex

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Thunderboard? Nice work!

Not quite as good of a deal as yours, but I nabbed one this am as well!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/231122269580

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Reply 2969 of 45929, by Nahkri

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Some stuff i picked up lately:

3 SS7 motherboards,all with the Via Mvp3 chipset:

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PcChips M577
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Acorp 5Via77
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Voodoo 3 3000,i already have 1
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Intel 740 videocard,unknown manufacturer with 8 mb of ram
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Diamond Monster 3D Voodoo Graphics 4mb ram
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Stb Nitro 3D S3 Virge Gx 4mb ram
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Creative SoundBlaster Awe64
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Reply 2970 of 45929, by bristlehog

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Artex wrote:

Thunderboard? Nice work!

Not quite as good of a deal as yours, but I nabbed one this am as well!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/231122269580

It's not the card that was BIN'ed in USA at $20. I bought mine in Ukraine using a middleman.

My card is rev 03D, that one which went for $20 is rev 03, yours should be 03F if I get it correctly from ebay pics.

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Reply 2971 of 45929, by Mau1wurf1977

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Nice gear guys!

I can see a lot of AT based Socket 7 gear being sold and bought. Very nice 😀

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Reply 2973 of 45929, by Mau1wurf1977

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Got this a while ago but only now the time to test it 😀

The ET4000 is old however and works fully.

Today I played with VLB for the first time. Foxed up a Biostar motherboard, got all the manuls, jumpered it correctly with a 486SX 25MHz, de-soldered the RTC, and installed a socketed Dallas, installed 256KB Cache and it's working again. I did have a VLB IDE controller and that also works.

But now I tested these two VLB graphics cards. Funny enough the ISA ET4000 beats the VLB card. The Trident card has memory missing. What chips would I need?

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Slower than ISA ET4000 VLB card:

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Reply 2974 of 45929, by keropi

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^ that weitek chip IIRC is a gui accelerator or something , it could be a fast win3x vga

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Reply 2975 of 45929, by Mau1wurf1977

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keropi wrote:

^ that weitek chip IIRC is a gui accelerator or something , it could be a fast win3x vga

Oh I See 😀

So I stole some memory from my Acer 486, which has an onboard ATI but the Trident VLB isn't any better. Same score as the ISAET4000 with a 486SX-25 that is.

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Reply 2976 of 45929, by keropi

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have a look here, I think that's the drivers: http://www.weitek.com/textual/support/driver.html

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Reply 2977 of 45929, by badmojo

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keropi wrote:

^ that weitek chip IIRC is a gui accelerator or something , it could be a fast win3x vga

Yes that's my understanding too, I have a massive PCI card which uses the weitek chipset which has heatsinks and generally looks very impressive, but the DOS performance is awful.

Your viper would have cost a bomb back in the day though!

That trident is the lowest of the low. Great compatibility I think but I've tried a few recently and they all have shocking output quality.

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Reply 2978 of 45929, by Mau1wurf1977

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badmojo wrote:
Yes that's my understanding too, I have a massive PCI card which uses the weitek chipset which has heatsinks and generally looks […]
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keropi wrote:

^ that weitek chip IIRC is a gui accelerator or something , it could be a fast win3x vga

Yes that's my understanding too, I have a massive PCI card which uses the weitek chipset which has heatsinks and generally looks very impressive, but the DOS performance is awful.

Your viper would have cost a bomb back in the day though!

That trident is the lowest of the low. Great compatibility I think but I've tried a few recently and they all have shocking output quality.

Ah I see it now!

The Viper has a separate chip for DOS from OAK. OAK must have made the slowest VGA cards for DOS 😀

PS: Are there decent benchmarks to test these "Windows acceleration" features?

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Reply 2979 of 45929, by sliderider

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Got a Cyrix MII 366GP 100x2.5 for a good price. I'd been eyeing one of these for a while since the 400GP and 433GP versions are so hard to find. I finally found one listed for about 25% below the usual price they are listed for and with free shipping.