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Reply 19560 of 45945, by debs3759

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Got this a while back, bought it because it wa cheap and I never had one. Did not realise that I bought a PCI version until I got it.

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Looks like a clone of the nVidia GeForce MX 4000 Series cards. I have the MX 4000 PCI myself, and it sucks. Luckily, I got a new heatsink and the card still works, even with one cap broken off.

Well I never had a Kyro card, so I am going to try it out. It probably won't be great though.

Kyro is a chipset from SGS Thomson. The graphics chip will be STG4000 or STG4003.

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Reply 19561 of 45945, by Vegge

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Got this in a trade the day before yesterday 😀

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Reply 19562 of 45945, by appiah4

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Oooooh an Amiga 500! My favorite system of all time, good times 😀 Enjoy!

I found a bunch of stuff in a junkyard sale. I'll admit that this was the first time I actually washed a piece of hardware with dishwashing soap and scrubbed it - the VGA card had every kind of dirt on it including rat piss. I also got an ALS120 sound card in addition to the below but no amount of washing and scrubbing would get rid of the dirt and corrosion, it just didn't work.

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Taken PCI597-1 Socket 7 Motherboard, trying to figure out the jumper configuration for this thing, it's nowhere to be found on the internet.

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Pentium 166 MMX CPU, ceramic package, pretty mundane stuff.

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Cirrus Logic CL-GD5401 256K ISA VGA.  My daily driver has an RX480 with 8GB VRAM on it inside, and so I thought about it, in 25 years the average VRAM on a video card has increased by 32,768 times. Just WOW.

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Reply 19563 of 45945, by brostenen

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Congrats on the Amiga500. It's a nice system. 😜

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

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Reply 19564 of 45945, by brostenen

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Recieved that monitor wich are supposed to sync to 15khz. Looking forward to test it with my Amiga600.
The monitor was packed extremely well. If it works, then it is not bad for 38 US Dollars.
Some minor marks and scuffs. Nothing serious and to expected for a second hand tested monitor.

Sorry for bad pictures... Better ones will come if tested to work on the Amiga.

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Those cakes make you sick....

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Reply 19565 of 45945, by badmojo

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Vegge wrote:

Got this in a trade the day before yesterday 😀

Wow what did you trade, your soul?! That's a nice score, congrats!

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Reply 19566 of 45945, by BloodyCactus

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brostenen wrote:

Recieved that monitor wich are supposed to sync to 15khz. Looking forward to test it with my Amiga600.
The monitor was packed extremely well. If it works, then it is not bad for 38 US Dollars.
Some minor marks and scuffs. Nothing serious and to expected for a second hand tested monitor.

I have a 1970nx here right now I use for my dos + amiga stuff! very nice monitor.

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Reply 19567 of 45945, by Vegge

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badmojo wrote:
Vegge wrote:

Got this in a trade the day before yesterday 😀

Wow what did you trade, your soul?! That's a nice score, congrats!

An old Honda mt5 moped 😎

Reply 19568 of 45945, by appiah4

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Vegge wrote:
badmojo wrote:
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Got this in a trade the day before yesterday 😀

Wow what did you trade, your soul?! That's a nice score, congrats!

An old Honda mt5 moped 😎

You've done good. Who needs to go anywhere when they have an Amiga 500 and an IBM XT to play with.

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Reply 19569 of 45945, by amadeus777999

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Got these two nice chips - they were quite the steal too.

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Reply 19570 of 45945, by bjwil1991

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I won a Socket 370 motherboard bundle on eBay that has the following:

Motherboard: Shuttle Spacewalker AV18 V3 (VIA Apollo Pro 133A) ATX
512MB SD-RAM (1.5GB maximum, unlike Intel Chipsets that support up to 512MB)
VIA C3 700MHz CPU <-- Going to upgrade to a Pentium III 933 SL52Q with a new Heatsink with a fan
VisionTek NV996.0 AGP Rev. B (nVidia Riva TNT2 clone) 32MB
D-Link DFE-530TX+ Rev. D2 FastEthernet PCI
Integrated Sound + GamePort/MIDI (RealTek/VIA AC'97) <-- Going to disable since it's probably not Sound Blaster compatible (I'll be amazed if it is, but, wonders never cease).
2x RS-232 ports and a Parallel Port
PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse ports
USB 1.1

I have a couple of ATX cases the system is going to use, plus my FX-6300 system, and the ports will line up nicely with the I/O shield with the board I'm getting.

The reason why is because my K6-2 machine isn't up to the challenge for H&L games, and some of the games run too slow. Best $22.55 I spent. Going to receive it either today or tomorrow.

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Reply 19571 of 45945, by xeon3d

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I have "secured" (I really don't know the English word for it, in my home language is "apalavrei") a apparently non-working PPro brand machine with filled RAM Slots (EDO), a SB CT2980, Matrox VGA, should have SCSI too and a couple more expansion cards... for €10. I'm hoping the disk is a 50-pin SCSI so I can make my PM6100 work again.

Apart from that, I've also "secured" 20 or so SCSI HDDs (68-pin) and a dozen or so cards of all kinds for €50.

Almost forgot.... I got this for €7 or €7.50:

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I'll edit this post when stuff arrives.

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Reply 19572 of 45945, by bjwil1991

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xeon3d wrote:

I have "secured" (I really don't know the English word for it, in my home language is "apalavrei") a apparently non-working PPro brand machine with filled RAM Slots (EDO), a SB CT2980, Matrox VGA, should have SCSI too and a couple more expansion cards... for €10. I'm hoping the disk is a 50-pin SCSI so I can make my PM6100 work again.

Apart from that, I've also "secured" 20 or so SCSI HDDs (68-pin) and a dozen or so cards of all kinds for €50.

I'll edit this post when stuff arrives.

The English word could also be either scored or acquired/purchased, if my RAM serves me right.

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Reply 19573 of 45945, by xeon3d

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Not really, those words are easily remembered... what I meant was that It's already being kept for me to buy, so not for sale anymore, but not sold yet...

Reply 19575 of 45945, by luckybob

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xeon3d wrote:
I have "secured" (I really don't know the English word for it, in my home language is "apalavrei") a apparently non-working PPro […]
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I have "secured" (I really don't know the English word for it, in my home language is "apalavrei") a apparently non-working PPro brand machine with filled RAM Slots (EDO), a SB CT2980, Matrox VGA, should have SCSI too and a couple more expansion cards... for €10. I'm hoping the disk is a 50-pin SCSI so I can make my PM6100 work again.

Apart from that, I've also "secured" 20 or so SCSI HDDs (68-pin) and a dozen or so cards of all kinds for €50.

Almost forgot.... I got this for €7 or €7.50:

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I'll edit this post when stuff arrives.

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make a new post!

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Reply 19578 of 45945, by TheAbandonwareGuy

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Cyrix200+ wrote:
bjwil1991 wrote:
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Got this a while back, bought it because it wa cheap and I never had one. Did not realise that I bought a PCI version until I got it.

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Looks like a clone of the nVidia GeForce MX 4000 Series cards. I have the MX 4000 PCI myself, and it sucks. Luckily, I got a new heatsink and the card still works, even with one cap broken off.

Well I never had a Kyro card, so I am going to try it out. It probably won't be great though.

IIRC Kyro is about on part with the TNT2 Ultra. Kyro 2 supposedly is in GeForce2 range.

BTW as I write this I'm watching StarGate SG-1. Did NEC sponser the show or something? It seems like EVERY monitor in the SGC is a NEC MultiSync

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Reply 19579 of 45945, by dexvx

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TheAbandonwareGuy wrote:

IIRC Kyro is about on part with the TNT2 Ultra. Kyro 2 supposedly is in GeForce2 range.

No, Kyro I is much stronger than TNT2U overall. Kyro is difficult to characterize performance wise because of its tile rendering. In lower resolutions and 16-bit color, it's no better than a TNT2U. At higher resolutions (1024x768 was higher back in the day) and 32-bit color, it's more like a GeForce DDR.

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Kyro II was actually a little disappointing. Other than a clock speed bump (125 -> 175), it didn't bring much else. If they went with a T&L engine like they did in the unreleased Kyro III, it probably would've fared much better.