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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 20420 of 46496, by bjwil1991

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appiah4 wrote:
Winfast GeForce 2 GTS […]
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Winfast GeForce 2 GTS

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I used to own a GeForce 2 Ultra in the early Athlon XP days, after owning a Voodoo 3 and before moving onto a Radeon 8500. Never owned a GeForce 2 GTS though. Seems to be a 32MB version. Amazing how quickly this card obsoleted the GeForce 256, which obsoleted the TNT2, all in the matter of what - 12 months? 6 month GPU cycles were crazy.

The reason why they did that was because certain games were coming out that required TnL since the older cards (TNT2 and lower) didn't have TnL whatsoever. I have a Riva TNT2 M64 (ASUS brand) and it's great to some extent, but some games work with TnL graphics cards only, which those games are going to be played on my HP Pavilion 7955 after backing up the data that's on there and give the data to the original owner(s).

Also, I've received the sound card lot that I bought last week (fast shipping as well). Going to install the CT2740 with the DB50XG in either my K6-2/300 system or Packard Bell Pack-Mate 28 Plus and keep the CT1740 as a spare for my Packard Bell if the sound card that's in it right now goes out again.

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Reply 20421 of 46496, by meljor

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Just bought this box for 10€ at Ebay...you see the reason. Hope it still works 😀

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Nice find. Since it is in a box with other cards and can be damaged easily make sure to check all the tiny legs of the three 3dfx chips first before testing the card. Shorting on any of these pins will cause the card not to function or function properly. They bend very easily.

Before powering the card it is an easy fix with a needle point and a good set of eyes (or magnifier). Not checking this first can destroy the card.

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Reply 20422 of 46496, by ElementalChaos

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$60 on eBay for an Asus P5A-B listed as "PSA-8". (Quite) a bit more than I'd usually spend on a retro motherboard, but good SS7 AT boards like these are stupidly hard to find, they usually go for even more, and I've been itching to do a Phil-style "time machine" build utilizing SetMul for the longest time.

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Reply 20423 of 46496, by Qjimbo

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ElementalChaos wrote:

$60 on eBay for an Asus P5A-B listed as "PSA-8". (Quite) a bit more than I'd usually spend on a retro motherboard

Don't feel bad, last Friday I spent $140 (CAD) on a ASRock 939-Dual - it's coming with the original box, backplate, an Athlon 4200+ and cooler, 4GB RAM and two 80GB SATA drives though, so I figured the time it will save me sourcing those parts individually is worth the slightly premium price tag.

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Reply 20424 of 46496, by luckybob

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Well, I just spent $100 on this:

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I didn't have that monitor, I needed the floppy drive and everything else was just icing on the cake! Yay! Now I don't have grocery money for next month!

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Reply 20425 of 46496, by AlaricD

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luckybob wrote:

Well, I just spent $100 on this:

I didn't have that monitor, I needed the floppy drive and everything else was just icing on the cake!

That's a pretty good score right there!

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Reply 20426 of 46496, by liqmat

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luckybob wrote:
Well, I just spent $100 on this: […]
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Well, I just spent $100 on this:

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I didn't have that monitor, I needed the floppy drive and everything else was just icing on the cake! Yay! Now I don't have grocery money for next month!

The IIe is in gorgeous shape. I'd say a good deal. Does it work?

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Reply 20428 of 46496, by Eleanor1967

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On the topic of spending to much money for old hardware.. I paid over 70€ for this thing. It arrived today aaaannd suprise the cache doesn't really work... On post it tells me that 256K are detected (with and AMD DX4 anyway, with my Cyrix it only says 64k), but speedsys and cachechk both tell me that there is no L2 present.

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Reply 20432 of 46496, by TheMobRules

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Eleanor1967 wrote:

On the topic of spending to much money for old hardware.. I paid over 70€ for this thing. It arrived today aaaannd suprise the cache doesn't really work... On post it tells me that 256K are detected (with and AMD DX4 anyway, with my Cyrix it only says 64k), but speedsys and cachechk both tell me that there is no L2 present.

Try tightening the cache timings in the BIOS... with my PCChips M921, I noticed the chipset auto-configuration settings in the horrible WinBIOS are so slow that cachechk is not able to detect any cache, I need to manually set it to a reasonable value such as 2-1-2 for the cache to be detected.

Reply 20433 of 46496, by dexvx

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Brand new sealed Canopus Spectra X21 (GeForce 3 Ti500). I bought this not knowing it was still sealed. Looks like a white box OEM unit, with some manuals in Japanese and even a receipt. I ripped maybe 1/5 of the seal before pondering my decision... I'm thinking about keeping it sealed. And yes, I did try to open the tape without trying to damage it. However, it is heavily perforated and IMO, not possible.

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Reply 20434 of 46496, by x0zm_

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My portion of the 586 CPU trays I've been waiting on for, for a long time have arrived. Unfortunately the Socket 1 trays were damaged, but the Socket 7 trays arrived in great condition.

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Nice and stackable!

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Reply 20435 of 46496, by Cyrix200+

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Got a few VLB cards, happy with them and looking forward to testing/benching them. I just hope I can get my new VLB motherboard to work...

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Reply 20436 of 46496, by appiah4

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Bought this thinking it might be kind of rare. Is it?

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Reply 20437 of 46496, by easy_john

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appiah4 wrote:

Bought thia thinking its a bit of a rarity. Is it?

S3Trio vga - not rare, but this type of board with Scenic(?) onboard - quite rare.

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Reply 20438 of 46496, by Srandista

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My first ever Raptor!

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Can't wait to put it in my "retro" PC and hear sound of drive spinning at 10000rpm 😈

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Reply 20439 of 46496, by bjwil1991

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Srandista wrote:
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My first ever Raptor!

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Can't wait to put it in my "retro" PC and hear sound of drive spinning at 10000rpm 😈

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