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Reply 30001 of 45429, by H3nrik V!

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bjwil1991 wrote:
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Picked up a nice condition Asus P2B V1.12 Slot 1 motherboard. Love the build quality of Asus motherboard. Happy with this one! […]
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Picked up a nice condition Asus P2B V1.12 Slot 1 motherboard. Love the build quality of Asus motherboard. Happy with this one!

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I have one similar to that, except 2 ISA, 5 PCI, 1 AGP, and 4 RAM slots (up to 1GB supported), P2B-F, except the board is erratic at times: 1 long beep, pause, repeat, or no beeps. Need to replace the RAM and CPU slots and I flashed the BIOS chips with different build numbers.

Might be bad capacitors?

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Reply 30002 of 45429, by oeuvre

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combo complete! 😁

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huh have had several TB Montego and Montego IIs but never seen the box for them.

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Reply 30003 of 45429, by bjwil1991

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H3nrik V! wrote:
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I have one similar to that, except 2 ISA, 5 PCI, 1 AGP, and 4 RAM slots (up to 1GB supported), P2B-F, except the board is erratic at times: 1 long beep, pause, repeat, or no beeps. Need to replace the RAM and CPU slots and I flashed the BIOS chips with different build numbers.

Might be bad capacitors?

Possibly, but it looked like it was recapped or the caps remained the same. I'm planning on doing a recap soon and I need to jot down the capacitance, voltage, and size of said caps (length) in mm, cm or inches.

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Reply 30004 of 45429, by imi

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this absolute beauty arrived today 😀, I was anxious about having it shipped, but it was packed very well and survived the jorney across countries just fine it seems 😀

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unfortunately I could find almost no information whatsoever about this monitor ... but it has a composite and SCART rgb input, apparently supports both 50&60Hz according to the controls and seems to have a green text mode, I guess it's from the mid-eighties?
edit: that particular style sanyo logo was used up until 1987 apparently... so sometime before that ^^
edit2: it seems to be very similar to the Sanyo CD3195C that has a bit more info online but is lacking RGB input and the 50/60Hz selector.

I just really like the industrial design, which is the main reason I got it.

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I wish I could find a manual how to remove the front glass holders, cause the top right one seems to be mounted upside down, and I don't want to break anything ^^
edit2: ah it's in the CD3195C manual ...fixed 😀

Reply 30005 of 45429, by oeuvre

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Aztech AT6800W ISA sound card. Works great.

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Reply 30006 of 45429, by Vynix

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It looks like one of these Modem/Sound Card combos, just like IBM's M-Wave cards. I wonder if the modem part of the card is actually a voicdmodem.

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Reply 30007 of 45429, by oeuvre

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I'm not sure exactly if it is a voice modem but the FM synth is pretty good.

The Quantum Fireball 6.8GB drive came today and after installing Windows 95 it started making weird noises... write to C: errors, bam. RIP.

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Reply 30008 of 45429, by bjwil1991

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My 3.2GB Fireball makes a beeping noise and there are more bad sectors than I thought. I used VIVARD to check for bad sectors and found a lot of them (possibly because the platters need to get cleaned off), but it zeroes out without any issues.

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Reply 30009 of 45429, by canthearu

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Quantum fireball drives for the most part are pretty terrible for retro builds.

I have half a dozen in near perfect work condition, but I can't stand having them run for more than an hour with their high pitched bearing whine. I use newer Seagate/WD drives with fluid bearings in most of the retro PCs,

Reply 30010 of 45429, by keenmaster486

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canthearu wrote:

Quantum fireball drives for the most part are pretty terrible for retro builds.

I have half a dozen in near perfect work condition, but I can't stand having them run for more than an hour with their high pitched bearing whine. I use newer Seagate/WD drives with fluid bearings in most of the retro PCs,

I love the bearing whine. I have an old 5 GB Quantum Fireball that just never quits; I reformatted it dozens of times when I was a kid and it's still kicking.

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Reply 30011 of 45429, by bjwil1991

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I have a Maxtor 6GB HDD from a busted PowerMac G3 that has loud bearings, my dB chart read 140.

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Reply 30012 of 45429, by Caluser2000

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My 8-bit high density floppy drive controller turned up today. Can't be bothered mucking around with 360k media any more so gone modern.

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Reply 30013 of 45429, by Merovign

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IME a lot of very old drives are functional, until you ship them. For whatever reason many late MFM/early IDE or early SCSI drives get *brutalized* by shipping, and the survival rate is pretty low.

If you find it in a local attic you're much better off. There's probably a proper way to pack and ship them, like packaging with lots of flex that never lets anything impact the drive (the huge plastic or paper pyramids they used to ship Maxtor drives in, for example).

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Reply 30014 of 45429, by cyclone3d

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oeuvre wrote:

I'm not sure exactly if it is a voice modem but the FM synth is pretty good.

The Quantum Fireball 6.8GB drive came today and after installing Windows 95 it started making weird noises... write to C: errors, bam. RIP.

Of course the FM synth is pretty good. They licensed the OPL3 from Yamaha so it is a genuine Yamaha OPL3 that is integrated into it as far as I am aware.

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Reply 30015 of 45429, by oeuvre

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canthearu wrote:

Quantum fireball drives for the most part are pretty terrible for retro builds.

I have half a dozen in near perfect work condition, but I can't stand having them run for more than an hour with their high pitched bearing whine. I use newer Seagate/WD drives with fluid bearings in most of the retro PCs,

Seller gave me a refund so I went with a Western Digital AC36400 for the same price as the other one. Same seller.

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Reply 30016 of 45429, by TheMobRules

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I have a couple of Quantum Fireballs and yes, they're kind of loud, but those are nothing compared to my IBM 450MB SCSI drive, which despite having little use (I got it new for free a few years ago) it's like having a 747 taking off inside my house.

Reply 30017 of 45429, by wiretap

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They exist. I remember once being rather disappointed that a case I opened contained some OPTi 924-based card and not the GUS I' […]
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but what you suspect?

Gravis Ultrasound? Unless there is another sound card with the same layout I'm unaware of.

They exist. I remember once being rather disappointed that a case I opened contained some OPTi 924-based card and not the GUS I'd been hoping for...

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Got myself a unicorn too, better still, for a good price and from exactly the same seller I got the last one from: a second SGI Multilink. Which I need as my other one is dying (possibly dud caps, but not sure) and I have two SGI 1600SW monitors anyway. I'd hoped to run the system connected to them with video cards with native 1600SW/OpenLDI support, but I wanted to run a modern OS on them and turns out that they not only lack recent Windows drivers, but are unusable in Linux too as the 2D acceleration architecture their driver uses has been deprecated. So I desperately need another Multilink. Just as I reached that depressing conclusion, the same bloke I bought the last one from found another in his attic and posted it online. I should have it Thursday 😀

Annnnnnd...
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Fail.. Acer FX-16 ISA sound based on a ESS 1868F. At least the case has a MHz display though.. 🤣
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Reply 30019 of 45429, by HanJammer

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imi wrote:

oh no... I mean it's still a nice sound card 😀

It's like they did it on purpose so in the future retro computing fans will mistake their cards with GUS 😉

Anyway, GUS jack sockets are placed closed together and don't have any inscriptions above them.

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