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Reply 28360 of 41296, by assasincz

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Got this Diamond Fire GL 1000 Pro PCI graphics card for my (now) MMX 200Mhz build, for equivalent of 2 USD.

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It works just fine, there was a bit of corrosion on the VGA port but I got rid of it.
Now Quake 2 is "almost" playable (640x480 at OpenGL)....but much better than SW rendering...

Reply 28361 of 41296, by 386_junkie

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A new addition to the family...

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Reply 28362 of 41296, by cyclone3d

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Here are a few of my recent purchases - sellers pics:

Quadro 2 Pro 64MB

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Yamaha SW1000XG - this will be my second one of these.

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Music Quest MXQ-32M intelligent midi card - This will be my second one of these. This one appears to be older than my other one. I need to test both to see if either doesn't have the bug where Wing Commander doesn't work properly with it and the MT-32.

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Terratec Record Player PC Interface - basically just a pre-amp that gets power from the gameport.

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Reply 28363 of 41296, by cyclone3d

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And this.. Another boxed Aria 16 card.. woohoo! Seller pics.

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Reply 28364 of 41296, by Socket3

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brostenen wrote:
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I got a boxed Amiga 500 today. I don't usually collect non-x86 computers, but the 500 always fascinated me, and I got this machine for a very good price. It came with a mouse, S-Video atapter, power brick and a box full of Amiga games.

Congrats... It is an awesome machine. Is it upgraded to at least 1mb of Ram?

It's fully stock - no mods or upgrades whatsoever. I plan on getting a gotek floppy emulator and an upgrade card for it (memory + CPU), as well as a D-SUB adapter. It should work with my samsung syncmaster LCD, If I'm not mistaking it supports 15hz input.

Reply 28365 of 41296, by stalk3r

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I almost bought HP Omnibook 4000CT. I have a soft spot for DOS era laptops with 640x480 TFT screens, wanted to give it a try. Sadly, I am in the middle of moving to a new house and got so preoccupied with things that I forgot to place my bid. It finally sold for about twenty Euro, which makes me even more sad.

I feel you, Oldcat! I missed out on an old SLR camera the other day that I really wanted and it went for like 6€...

I have just missed out on a S3 VLB video card, and it went for 4 EUR ... Maybe I should start using an auction sniper which places the bid automatically in the last minute or so.

Reply 28366 of 41296, by liqmat

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A new addition to the family...

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Is it a boy or a girl? You could always buy a gender changer I suppose.

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Reply 28367 of 41296, by JonathonWyble

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SpectriaForce wrote:
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Like I said, they're still being sold, and they're still pretty ideal for mathematics.

I have owned one since 2004/2005 in high school and that calculator is not ideal for mathematics. It is slow with drawing graphs and more importantly the screen is monochrome, so you can't get colored graphs. Furthermore it only runs on batteries (at least my version did) and of course the batteries were empty just when you needed it the most 😵 The thing is also just too large to be a handy calculator. Glad I got rid of it at the right time.

I guess you're right. Sometimes I do get a bit annoyed with graphics on a TI-84 Plus calculator 😖 I've also been using another line of Texas Instruments calculators, the TI-84 Plus CE, which my school also has.

1998 Pentium II build

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Reply 28368 of 41296, by bjwil1991

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386_junkie wrote:

A new addition to the family...

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Congratulations! It's a Compaq!

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Reply 28369 of 41296, by retropol

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got this, anything below is unique, special or of high quality ?

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Reply 28370 of 41296, by Socket3

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retropol wrote:

got this, anything below is unique, special or of high quality ?

Nothing unique or special. The Tseng ET4000 is a great dos card for ISA only machines. The ESS sound card is a good sound blaster clone - but nothing special about that particular card. Great for a dos or win 9x build.

Reply 28371 of 41296, by SpectriaForce

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And this.. Another boxed Aria 16 card.. woohoo! Seller pics.

Nice find so complete. I've never seen one.

for my clearance sale of old pc hardware click here

Reply 28372 of 41296, by PC Hoarder Patrol

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Couple of speaker sets - Goodmans Active 65 & QuickShot Sound Force 1

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Reply 28373 of 41296, by badmojo

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That ESS688 card looks pretty great to me retropol - full sized + wavetable header + OPL3 clone that should sound just like the real thing

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Reply 28374 of 41296, by cyclone3d

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SpectriaForce wrote:
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And this.. Another boxed Aria 16 card.. woohoo! Seller pics.

Nice find so complete. I've never seen one.

It came in the mail on Tuesday. Not only is it boxed, it has never been used as far as I can tell.

The software envelope was still sealed. I thought somebody had maybe just opened it carefully and then closed it again so I did the same and found that the disks were still in their sealed pouches.

The edge connector on the card has no insertion marks on it and the bracket has no marks from a case screw. No dust on the card either.

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Reply 28375 of 41296, by HanJammer

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CDTek TI-1A 286M Motherboard / 286-12Mhz with TACT chipset... No battery leak dammage, but I have no idea if it works or not.
I have another 286 motherboard with this chipset, but older. Never seen this one before.

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Reply 28376 of 41296, by Salient

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Bought a Tulip 486dx2/66 computer on 'marktplaats'. It's in fully working order, except that the batteries (or what's left of it) inside are probably the ones from 1997 still. Have to replace them and the battery holder since it disintegrated a decade ago already I guess..

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Now to decide which soundcard I'm gonna install....

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Reply 28377 of 41296, by HanJammer

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I love the pizza box PCs... How does it look inside (beside the battery pack)?

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Reply 28378 of 41296, by rikukos

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Have not posted anything for a short while but have gradually been collecting this junk (we all so love) regardless. One of the more recent purchases is this NOS IBM PC 365.

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This is one of the "Ready to Configure" models IBM shipped w/o hard disk/CD-ROM and was targeted towards system builders. Box is/was sealed with IBM tapes which I, in this particular case, were willing to brake.

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Together with IBM I also got some additional extras I plan to test it with (later on):

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It would be all SCSI in this one (just for the fun of it!)

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I like the way old IBMs look, specifically the PS/2 line - but this isn't that bad either, and build quality is just superb. Manufacturing year stamped to the case is 1996.

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All looks pristine (as it should for a NOS machine). Has dual processor support and it came with a S3 Trio 64V+ graphics adapter installed in a PCI slot (which I believe is highly compatible but not exactly what you would call a top performer). Swapped out the coin battery just in case and the computer boots without issues. Updated to latest bios I found, no problems so far.

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Couple of questions for the future as I know there are many Pentium Pro lovers here:

-Should the Overdrive chip be installed in a second processor socket and leave the original CPU in place? Or should I just swap it with an existing CPU?
-Which graphics card you would pair this with? If we think we would leave out early DOS games and may be target something like Quake, System Shock etc. and early Windows games, of course.
-Anyone tried this specific Overdrive chip with SetMul or other cache manipulating programs?

Reply 28379 of 41296, by Deksor

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You cannot mismatch the CPUs in a dual CPU system, both CPUs must be the same type, sometimes (athough not always) the exact same revision, and the same speed. So you have to take out the ppro already present.

By the way, DOS, and windows 9x would be a waste for such machine (especially with the ppro installed because the ppro isn't really good at 16 bit code). However, if you're happy with a single pentium II overdrive, windows 9x is ok.

If you ever plan to use dual CPUs someday, you will have to use windows NT to even use the second CPU.

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