WHAT THE BALLS IT HAPPENED AGAIN.
Yep, the Wall of Crap strikes again. Am I being trolled here?? Like, do the employees at this place see me coming and sneak this stuff out to mess with my head?
Actually nah, given the lack of interest in this town, it's entirely possible this stuff could hang on the wall for two weeks before I show up to find it. Welp, either way, I'm not gonna complain.
Of course I grabbed the bag on the left for that sweet Cyrix gold (literally), and the one on the right for the 6x86-branded heat sink combo that was inside. I skipped the one in the middle which had a really low-rent Adaptec SCSI card and an 8-bit ISA "2MB" (1.44MB) floppy controller. I doubt I'll ever have a system that will need that.
^^ the final haul: a 6x86 PR150+ (what I mostly wanted), including HSF, a Pentium 75(?), a matched pair of 386DX/20 & 387/20 that were sandwiched in the middle and not visible from the outside of the bag, a really old looking 30-pin SIMM, and some parts from a "File Shuttle" parallel port transfer system. There were also a few odds and ends (outlet adapters, coaxial splitters, etc.) in one of the bags I already threw in my recycle box.
There were a few other things there (like a BIIIIG sack of IDE/Floppy cables) that probably came from the same source. I passed on the rest. Bizarre.
Looks like my 386-replacement, mostly-ISA Socket 7 build is on! I was on the fence about doing it, but given the 6x86 and the K5 I got last time, it'd be rude not to.
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