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Reply 32420 of 45448, by brostenen

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Not bought....
Was given to me, as my birthday present. Plus a StarWars T-Shirt with autograph's (printed, not signed) and some other clothes.
Yes... I turned 44 the 5'th of Feb. Anyway... Here is the beast. I have not played with it yet.

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Those cakes make you sick....

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Reply 32422 of 45448, by brassicGamer

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Holy moly I didn't realise I'd not been here for so long that I had to trawl through seventy pages of purchases to catch up. The coolest thing I saw was the monstrous Soviet XT clone thing, closely followed by the 8-bit PAS, the Toshiba T1200 and the GUSes hidden among other boards. Artex is not included much in the way that they made DJ Qbert a judge of the DMC champs when he kept winning. 😉

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Reply 32423 of 45448, by detritus olentus

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Roommate of a friend of a friend was getting rid of some stuff and I thought I was getting maybe 4 old PCs and ended up with about 10 computers, a bunch of networking/windows books, and a box of mixed cards. Scrapped most of the Pentium 4 stuff and kept 5 PCs. I think I got a pretty good haul. Lot of ISA ethernet, video, and sound cards.

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Reply 32424 of 45448, by appiah4

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dionb wrote on 2020-02-09, 13:22:
Well, couldn't not buy this lot - got involved in discussion on P75 Vs P66. Problem is that they're rarely compared with the sam […]
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Well, couldn't not buy this lot - got involved in discussion on P75 Vs P66. Problem is that they're rarely compared with the same chipset, let alone similar BIOS and settings. Now, I already have an Asus PCI/I-P5SP4 So4 board. What turned up last week:
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Yep, an Asus PCI/I-P54SP4, i.e. exactly the same chipset and board, just with a big 5V-3.3V regulator and So5 instead. Will need to sort out the missing BIOS and undoubtedly dead RTC, but with a bit of luck benchmarking will soon commence 😀

Edit: BIOS not missing, I just need my eyes checking.

Yes! FOR SCIENCE! 😁

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Reply 32425 of 45448, by H3nrik V!

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Don't know if this is the right topic to post these, as I didn't actually pay for it, a colleague just gave me those - but it's not really found in the trash either 😉

1. Asus P2B-DS with Dual 667's,
2. Dell Precision 420 with One 1G/133 Slot 1 and a Slot 1 terminator. Seems to be an RDRAM board?

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Reply 32426 of 45448, by dionb

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-02-10, 05:54:

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Yes! FOR SCIENCE! 😁

Unfortunately I now have the Queen song 'All Dead, All Dead' in my head. PCI/I-P54SP4 dead, P3C-E dead - and the TNT PCI sometimes works, sometimes not (might just be bad PCI contacts) 🙁

Working on the P54SP4, but no science to be done until medicine (or rather: necromancy) succedes...

H3nrik V! wrote on 2020-02-10, 08:33:

Don't know if this is the right topic to post these, as I didn't actually pay for it, a colleague just gave me those - but it's not really found in the trash either 😉

1. Asus P2B-DS with Dual 667's,
2. Dell Precision 420 with One 1G/133 Slot 1 and a Slot 1 terminator. Seems to be an RDRAM board?

Nice!

The Precision 420 motherboard is not just any RDRAM board, it's one of the few with the Intel i840 dual-channel chipset, which makes it one of the fastest P3 boards out there.

Reply 32428 of 45448, by H3nrik V!

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dionb wrote on 2020-02-10, 10:03:

The Precision 420 motherboard is not just any RDRAM board, it's one of the few with the Intel i840 dual-channel chipset, which makes it one of the fastest P3 boards out there.

Cool!

Wonder if it would boot with only 2 sticks or it needs terminators, then ..

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Reply 32429 of 45448, by H3nrik V!

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imi wrote on 2020-02-10, 10:39:

nice, but that P2B-DS sure needs a dusting off ^^

Yeah, will do before it moves from the shed to the office .. 😉

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Reply 32430 of 45448, by canthearu

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Got myself a proper XT motherboard

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Gotta wait for it to be sent to me now. Hopefully it works when it gets here 😀

Reply 32431 of 45448, by dionb

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H3nrik V! wrote on 2020-02-10, 11:39:
dionb wrote on 2020-02-10, 10:03:

The Precision 420 motherboard is not just any RDRAM board, it's one of the few with the Intel i840 dual-channel chipset, which makes it one of the fastest P3 boards out there.

Cool!

Wonder if it would boot with only 2 sticks or it needs terminators, then ..

No terminators (CT-RIMMs) but will require continunity (C-RIMMs) if you only intend to use a single RIMM per channel.

Reply 32432 of 45448, by brostenen

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MCGA wrote on 2020-02-09, 21:28:

I'm impatiently waiting for the C64 to come to the US.

I so hope you will get it in the US soon. It is such a nice little machine. I have been testing it out today. Runs perfect for what it is. Love it.

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
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Reply 32433 of 45448, by PTherapist

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This controller arrived today -

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HoneyBee Competition Pro CD32 Controller. Purchased to use with my Amiga 1200 and it's working great. Not a lot of games support more than 2 buttons, but it's worked with pretty much everything I've thrown at it. All buttons working fine in CD32 games like Gloom & Alien Breed 3D for example.

I figured if I was going to get a CD32 compatible controller, I may as well go for a good one rather than the crappy official one.

I like how easy it is to change modes with the Select button and the mode to remap Up to the 2nd button is quite useful. Though I think for most 1 button games I'll probably stick to using my Cruiser Joystick.

Reply 32434 of 45448, by jheronimus

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Got this Intel SE440BX-2 board today.

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I have a thing for Intel boards, and this one is a fairly complete version: an onboard Yamaha XG chip and support for Coppermine chips. Technically, I could put one of mine SL4KL 1GHz Pentium IIIs into this thing and get a very fast system, but I feel like a more classic Windows 98 build would be more suitable. Something like a Pentium 3@500, a Matrox G250, Voodoo 2 SLI with a SoundBlaster 16.

The onboard Yamaha chip should have SB-Link enabled (called PC-PCI link in the manual), and I'd like to mess around with PowerYMF drivers and soundbanks.

I also got a Yamaha DB50XG daughterboard (pictured here together with my SW60XG card) — it will be paired with my SB16 CT2230. Playing some games with it right now and loving it.

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Reply 32435 of 45448, by SpectriaForce

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jheronimus wrote on 2020-02-10, 22:07:

Technically, I could put one of mine SL4KL 1GHz Pentium IIIs into this thing and get a very fast system

Fastest it supports is a 800MHz Coppermine with a FSB of 100MHz (according to the manual, if you have one of the latest revisions).

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Reply 32436 of 45448, by jheronimus

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SpectriaForce wrote on 2020-02-10, 22:45:
jheronimus wrote on 2020-02-10, 22:07:

Technically, I could put one of mine SL4KL 1GHz Pentium IIIs into this thing and get a very fast system

Fastest it supports is a 800MHz Coppermine with a FSB of 100MHz (according to the manual, if you have one of the latest revisions).

My board came with a 700 MHz P3 (so it's definitely compatible with Coppermine) and there are numerous reports from people running this board with a 1GHz chip. Here's just one example.

Reply 32437 of 45448, by Turbo ->

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Bought these components yesterday for 20 EUR. Nothing tested, but should work. Had to drive "up in the hills" to get them, where previous owner is living.

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Reply 32438 of 45448, by gex85

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jheronimus wrote on 2020-02-10, 22:07:

Got this Intel SE440BX-2 board today.

I have a thing for Intel boards, and this one is a fairly complete version: an onboard Yamaha XG chip and support for Coppermine chips. Technically, I could put one of mine SL4KL 1GHz Pentium IIIs into this thing and get a very fast system, but I feel like a more classic Windows 98 build would be more suitable. Something like a Pentium 3@500, a Matrox G250, Voodoo 2 SLI with a SoundBlaster 16.

The onboard Yamaha chip should have SB-Link enabled (called PC-PCI link in the manual), and I'd like to mess around with PowerYMF drivers and soundbanks.

What would you guys say is an adequate price for that board? I spotted one in an auction where it was sold together with a bunch of other stuff that I have no use for, so I decided not to get it. I was a bit hesitant as the whole lot was only 35€ + shipping, but since I have already too much useless stuff piled up from my recent purchases, I just couldn't decide to buy it.
Although the onboard Yamaha audio chip makes it a very interesting board indeed.

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Reply 32439 of 45448, by dionb

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Turbo -> wrote on 2020-02-11, 08:15:

Bought these components yesterday for 20 EUR. Nothing tested, but should work. Had to drive "up in the hills" to get them, where previous owner is living.

EUR 20 well spent, just the Voodoo or Tseng would be worth a multiple of that. Like the Intel TC430HX, particularly as it has the Yamaha audio chip. Less like for the PC Chips M741LMRT - possibly the worst motherboard I ever had to run my main system on. Pig-slow, bad drivers and too many stability issues.

gex85 wrote on 2020-02-11, 08:35:

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What would you guys say is an adequate price for that board? I spotted one in an auction where it was sold together with a bunch of other stuff that I have no use for, so I decided not to get it. I was a bit hesitant as the whole lot was only 35€ + shipping, but since I have already too much useless stuff piled up from my recent purchases, I just couldn't decide to buy it.
Although the onboard Yamaha audio chip makes it a very interesting board indeed.

EUR 35 for a working Seattle with other stuff too sounds like a very reasonable price. As for whether it's worth it if you have too much useless stuff piled up... I know the feeling - that's one you need to decide yourself 😉