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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 7340 of 45887, by badmojo

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vetz wrote:

Quite a haul the last days, so here we go

I'm with ya vetz! Great haul - I love that ISA 486 board, looking forward to hearing more about it.

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Reply 7341 of 45887, by luckybob

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@VETS

golly, those caching hdd cards are GLORIOUS. I had a similar one and with old drives it made a lot of difference, but not in all cases did it make a difference.

The cache is for drives that are slow to WRITE. If you use a new fast drive on an old system you will see little to no benefit. That said, they are very helpful if you decide to run on CF cards. The cards make fast access times and fast reads, but most are rather slow at writes. Also, the cache will increase the life of the cf card. Not that it matters a whole lot, but its still a thing.

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

Reply 7342 of 45887, by vetz

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badmojo wrote:
vetz wrote:

Quite a haul the last days, so here we go

I'm with ya vetz! Great haul - I love that ISA 486 board, looking forward to hearing more about it.

Post will come in System builds 😀 Just need the battery fixed. Also misspelled your name, sorry about that.

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FYI for you, those 4030-plus VLB cards, you can connect newer 40GB and 80GB IDE Drives to them, and while they will only support up to 8.1 or 8.4 GB out of the total drive's space, the drives will work natively with those cards, using the 8 GB out of it, and you get much much newer drive performance on 486's. Also you can load them up to 32 MB of ram using 4 x 8 MB sticks. It's not documented in the manual but I'm doing it on mine and it works fantastically. I've been wanting to try some of those 16MB chips and try 64MB in it, but I've just never gotten around to it.

I figured they would only support 8.4GB on them, but that's more than enough space for me in a 486 😀 Thanks for the RAM tip, will look into that!

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@VETS

golly, those caching hdd cards are GLORIOUS. I had a similar one and with old drives it made a lot of difference, but not in all cases did it make a difference.

The cache is for drives that are slow to WRITE. If you use a new fast drive on an old system you will see little to no benefit. That said, they are very helpful if you decide to run on CF cards. The cards make fast access times and fast reads, but most are rather slow at writes. Also, the cache will increase the life of the cf card. Not that it matters a whole lot, but its still a thing.

I know they dont give much difference on newer drives or on CF cards, but I'm at a point in my collection that I love oddware and incorporating that stuff into my builds. So this is just to make it interesting 😀

EDIT: If anyone is interested in those (new, old stock) HDD cache controllers, they are still in supply for 8.5 dollars each + shipping. http://page6.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/f145175526

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Reply 7343 of 45887, by dogchainx

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Hmm...this Sound Blaster 16 card has some odd little extra hardware one it. Maybe I should throw away the extra? 😎

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I remember forking out a TON of money for this thing when I was young. Then I was really ticked off when there was the hanging note bug.

But, its nice to have back in the collection!

386DX-40MHz-8MB-540MB+428MB+Speedstar64@2MB+SoundBlaster Pro+MT-32/MKII
486DX2-66Mhz-16MB-4.3GB+SpeedStar64 VLB DRAM 2MB+AWE32/SB16+SCB-55
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Reply 7344 of 45887, by easy_john

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Looks like roland scb-55 for me.
Nice and well balanced wavetable db. Still looking for same board, so let me know, if you wish to throw away :)

Pentium2 450/256mb/4gb/ati rage 128+voodoo2/SB awe32 8mb+db50xg/GUS PnP 8mb/TB Tropez 2mb
486 DX2-66/32mb/8gb/tseng4000 2mb/SB 16+WB/GUS 1mb/LAPC-I
286 12mhz/4mb/512mb/Vga 1mb/SB 2.0+Covox
PegasosII G4 / Amiga 4000 / Amiga1200 / Amiga 600

Reply 7345 of 45887, by nemail

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kind of completed my cpu collection today. 180€ everything together 😀

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edit: 40mhz 386DX + 40mhz coprocessor for my latest 386 build included 😀

Reply 7346 of 45887, by badmojo

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dogchainx wrote:

I remember forking out a TON of money for this thing when I was young. Then I was really ticked off when there was the hanging note bug.

The CT2230 doesn't have the hanging note bug in my experience, have you tested it?

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Reply 7347 of 45887, by dogchainx

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badmojo wrote:
dogchainx wrote:

I remember forking out a TON of money for this thing when I was young. Then I was really ticked off when there was the hanging note bug.

The CT2230 doesn't have the hanging note bug in my experience, have you tested it?

Will test it either this weekend or next. Tax day is soon.....gotta pay the taxman. 😒

I had a SB16 SCSI ASP card a long time ago that had the hanging note bug. I'm hoping this isn't as severe.

386DX-40MHz-8MB-540MB+428MB+Speedstar64@2MB+SoundBlaster Pro+MT-32/MKII
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Reply 7348 of 45887, by candle_86

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I got a few goodies.

NiB Antec Truepower 380
NiB Antec Truepower 430
2x NiB PNY Optimia DDR400 2.5-3-3-7
NiB Visontek Xtasy 9600Pro 128mb

best part got it all for 14 dollars 😁

Reply 7349 of 45887, by Kodai

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If I remember the CT2230 does have the hanging note bug, but it rarely shows up and its almost always the simple hanging note bug. You know, where just a note or two hangs for a level and tends to go away on the next level. Not like some of the really bad ones that can cause hard lockups and ear piercing screechings until you power off the rig.

So tell us dogchainx, does your "extras" include the ASP chip? 😄

Reply 7350 of 45887, by easy_john

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badmojo wrote:

The CT2230 doesn't have the hanging note bug in my experience, have you tested it?

CT2230 don't have "Illegitimate hanging notes bug", since it use ct1747 bus chip.
But it can be some-times affected by "Legitimate hanging notes bug".
http://www.vogonswiki.com/index.php/Hanging_note_bug

Pentium2 450/256mb/4gb/ati rage 128+voodoo2/SB awe32 8mb+db50xg/GUS PnP 8mb/TB Tropez 2mb
486 DX2-66/32mb/8gb/tseng4000 2mb/SB 16+WB/GUS 1mb/LAPC-I
286 12mhz/4mb/512mb/Vga 1mb/SB 2.0+Covox
PegasosII G4 / Amiga 4000 / Amiga1200 / Amiga 600

Reply 7351 of 45887, by RacoonRider

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Kodai wrote:

Not like some of the really bad ones that can cause hard lockups and ear piercing screechings until you power off the rig.

I only managed to read it from the third try and my mind still pictures a bloody earring screeching my neck.

Reply 7352 of 45887, by Munx

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Got this 17" CRT today. For 5 Euros!

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Doesn't show up on camera but holy crap does everything look so much better.

My builds!
The FireStarter 2.0 - The wooden K5
The Underdog - The budget K6
The Voodoo powerhouse - The power-hungry K7
The troll PC - The Socket 423 Pentium 4

Reply 7355 of 45887, by Callahan

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Got this AT&T (NCR) globalyst 590 desktop for 12$:
Intel premiere/pci lp motherboard (Robin) Pentium 66 SX950, fully working with w95b installed.
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Cpq: ap550(2x1G/256k), sp750(2x900/2MB), 4100@PODP5V83, 5100(2xpII300),w8000(2x2.8).
HP Vectra XU 6/200 2x PIIOD 512MB FPM
Super S2DG2@550/1MB SCSI 15k V5 5500
P4T533-C P4 3,06 Ti4600
V3 3500 AMD k6-III+ GA-5AX
PR440FX-2x PIIOD Voodoo 4500 PCI r320 CT1920

Reply 7356 of 45887, by Anonymous Coward

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Very nice Pee66, with an era appropriate integrated SVGA controller. It's kind of weird that they went with VRAM though. I always felt PCI kind of killed the need for VRAM.

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Reply 7357 of 45887, by vetz

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Callahan wrote:

Got this AT&T (NCR) globalyst 590 desktop for 12$:
Intel premiere/pci lp motherboard (Robin) Pentium 66 SX950, fully working with w95b installed.

Love early Pentium systems! Great price as well!

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Reply 7359 of 45887, by Lukeno94

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Well, I've discovered that the Dell Inspiron 8100 and 8000 have different CPU sockets, which sucks... as the dead Inspiron 8100 had a lovely 1.2 GHz PIII in it! Just got a battery, HDD connector and Dell PA6 charger for the Inspiron 8000.

By the way, if you were wondering what killed the Inspiron 8100, well, take a gander at this:

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