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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 8780 of 45930, by Arctic

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I have that board, it's a MSI 6168 from a Packard Bell Bora Pro with an onboard Voodoo 3 2000 AGP and 8MB.
It also has Sounblaster 128 onboard sound.
As far as I know there are two revisions. The onboard video only works with the original Packard Bell BIOS.

I got a P3B-F in its original box 😀
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Reply 8781 of 45930, by soviet conscript

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picked these up off Craigslist

nothing to special just a S7 mobo but I kind of dig the all white slots
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now the real prize.
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the monitor works fine. as for the PC if you guessed a 8088 or 286 you'd be wrong. there's actually a 486 motherboard in there and a monochrome video adapter. the guy I got it off of said he sold his IBM PC and bought a 286 but kept the IBM monitor. later he said the computer shop upgraded the 286 to a 486 but he kept on just using his monochrome card and monitor.

Reply 8782 of 45930, by brassicGamer

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soviet conscript wrote:

now the real prize.

That case is incredible! No bromine yellowing! Want!

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Reply 8783 of 45930, by brostenen

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soviet conscript wrote:
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Not only the slots that are white. Just look at all that plastic that normally would be black.
I like that board for it's look's. 😜

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

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Reply 8784 of 45930, by HighTreason

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Looks like an old ECS board. I have a TR5510-AIO which looks similar, pretty good board though mine is an earlier Socket 7 board and is pretty much maxed at around 120MHz before performance doesn't improve much anymore. Your board looks to be more recent.

I have an ATX factor one with a similar look too, but with its SiS chipset it has limited use. Said ATX model seems to have been exclusive to Time Computers back in the late 1990s.

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Reply 8785 of 45930, by soviet conscript

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brassicGamer wrote:
soviet conscript wrote:

now the real prize.

That case is incredible! No bromine yellowing! Want!

I actually have another one that looks just like it. When I got there he offered me another AT case for $10. It's still in my trunk. He said there's a 386 board in it but no psu or expansion cards. I couldn't resist a AT case for that price.

Reply 8787 of 45930, by Skyscraper

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I have bought some stuff from outside the EU the last couple of days. Now I hope that most of it will slip through the net without me having to pay 25% VAT + a ~15 Euro handeling fee for each package. A couple of years ago almost all small packages worth less than ~50 Euro (motherboards, books and stuff) got through if shipped with the state shipping companies but I just read that it isnt so any more 🙁.

With a bit of bad luck I will have to pay 150 Euro in extra fees for stuff which so far cost me 200 Euro 😜. It would have been cheaper to just buy the stuff from germoney if nothing gets through the net.

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Reply 8789 of 45930, by Skyscraper

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PeterLI wrote:

Good luck! Do the SE postal services not allow gifts to pass through for free? 😕

Not if they doubt they are gifts and from what I have read they will doubt...

I did not tell anyone to write gift on the package as I diddnt think to name one example a motherboard I payed $25 for would be a problem, it didnt use to be...

I have 4 such packages in transit and another with $40 worth of random junk from Jameco, an US shop.

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Reply 8790 of 45930, by brostenen

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PeterLI wrote:

Good luck! Do the SE postal services not allow gifts to pass through for free? 😕

Not if they doubt they are gifts and from what I have read they will doubt...

I did not tell anyone to write gift on the package as I diddnt think to name one example a motherboard I payed $25 for would be a problem, it didnt use to be...

I have 4 such packages in transit and another with $40 worth of random junk from Jameco, an US shop.

They are really greedy as well as in Denmark. They do not trust anyone, except maby if there is a letter explaining in detail, and poosible some evidence that no money is transfered. Making absolutely clear without any doubt whatsoever, that it is a gift and not a purchase.
They make every excuse possible to haul in money on everything, in order to fill up the states bank accounts. I feel like freedom is taken away. 🙁

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

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Reply 8792 of 45930, by brostenen

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PeterLI wrote:

US customs could not care less. 🤣

I know... Packages and letters are private property. Unless they of course contain illegal or dangerous stuff.
Won't be fun for a postal worker if something like a samurai sword would stick out by accident.

(And somehow I am thinking about Shadow Warrior now)

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Reply 8794 of 45930, by soviet conscript

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HighTreason wrote:

Looks like an old ECS board. I have a TR5510-AIO which looks similar, pretty good board though mine is an earlier Socket 7 board and is pretty much maxed at around 120MHz before performance doesn't improve much anymore. Your board looks to be more recent.

I have an ATX factor one with a similar look too, but with its SiS chipset it has limited use. Said ATX model seems to have been exclusive to Time Computers back in the late 1990s.

it is indeed a ECS board, a P5HX-B. supposedly can take up to a Pentium 233mhz with a BIOS update and supports up to 256MB of EDO RAM.

Reply 8795 of 45930, by HighTreason

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Actually, if it's anything like the TR5510, it would even be possible to run a K6 through an adapter. I only tested this briefly (As I don't own the adapter, I loaned it from someone a few years back) but it seemed to be stable, though it reported a "AMD 5K86" at POST of course.

Not a likely scenario. Trivial and useless information likely. But I was bored and felt like writing something.

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Reply 8796 of 45930, by mockingbird

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PeterLI wrote:

US customs could not care less. 🤣

This isn't the case.

I had someone send me a CPU through lettermail, but instead of affixing a couple of stamps to it and dropping it in a mailbox, they went to the post office. The clerk felt the envelope and refused to stamp the postage on it saying that they must use a box for rigid items (That't not true, and it's none of his business what's inside the envelope, as long as it's less than 6cm wide and under 10oz).

In the end they managed to send it, but sheesh, what a nosy USPS employee! This was in North Carolina.

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Reply 8797 of 45930, by keropi

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^ it's the same all around, I've dealt with nosy staff too and overcharged to death with customs fees some years ago...

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Reply 8798 of 45930, by BSA Starfire

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Nice selection of 68x6 CPU's 😀

286 20MHz,1MB RAM,Trident 8900B 1MB, Conner CFA-170A.SB 1350B
386SX 33MHz,ULSI 387,4MB Ram,OAK OTI077 1MB. Seagate ST1144A, MS WSS audio
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Reply 8799 of 45930, by brassicGamer

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Nice spread of CPUs there.

Right. Am I irrational to be so very excited / proud to now be the owner of an Acermate 386SX/20N? The pics I saw prior to buying it suggested it might have an oldskool sound card in it because of the game port and two 3.5mm ports on the back. Turned out they were just holes and the game port was actually an AUI port - it's an ancient 8-bit ISA network card!

Here's a pic of the mobo :

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For some reason it has two BIOS chips and it looks like VLB wasn't the only thing manufacturers used their superfluous MCA slots for - Acer have used it for the riser.

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