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Reply 32700 of 45340, by Horun

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cyclone3d wrote on 2020-02-26, 22:53:

Have an ASUS V6800 DDR 64MB (Geforce 256) on the way.

Seller has 3 left

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Nice ! I would buy one but have 2 GF3 TI-200 128mb still in white box (GainWard brand). I might have bought them from that same seller in Cali a few years ago, they were either refurb or bulk pack older sorta NOS iirc. It should work great !

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Reply 32701 of 45340, by mpe

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Bought this unusual Orchid Fahrenheit 1280°.

I hope it is EISA and not one of these proprietary pre-VESA local bus implementations Orchid was pushing in early 90's some of which used EISA-like connector. Anyone knows?

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Reply 32703 of 45340, by mpe

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I wish it was that simple Most ISA/VL-Bus/EISA/MCA or any sort of bus from that era cards have LS245 bus transceivers everywhere 🙁

I found this and it looks like this model was actually made with EISA-like proprietary local bus:

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I think I will need to spent some on researching this before putting it into EISA motheboard...

moved discussion here - Pre-VESA Proprietary 32-bit Local Buses?

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Reply 32704 of 45340, by bjwil1991

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Bought an ASUS V6800 DDR 64MB AGP card. Seller has 1 left. I'd put the link on here, but, that's a big no.

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Reply 32705 of 45340, by appiah4

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I have the SDRAM version of the same card. Actually, I have the TVR version with VIVO.. Nica build quality overall.

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Reply 32706 of 45340, by bjwil1991

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I also have an SDR version (not ASUS brand) and it does work, but there is shadowing in the graphical images, excluding DOS (CLI) and the BIOS.

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Reply 32707 of 45340, by liqmat

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2020-02-27, 12:42:

Bought an ASUS V6800 DDR 64MB AGP card. Seller has 1 left. I'd put the link on here, but, that's a big no.

Wat? The link cyclone3d already posted?

cyclone3d wrote on 2020-02-26, 22:53:

Have an ASUS V6800 DDR 64MB (Geforce 256) on the way.

Seller has 3 left

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Reply 32709 of 45340, by derSammler

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Also this one. Anyone knows what graphics card this is? Seems to have a gameport - at least the port uses that color as defined by the ATX standard. Have not tested it yet.

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After some research, this seems to be an MPDD card by Village Tronic for the Mac and uses the Trident Blade3D chip. Wonder if it can be used in a PC...

Reply 32711 of 45340, by yawetaG

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derSammler wrote on 2020-02-27, 14:50:

Also this one. Anyone knows what graphics card this is? Seems to have a gameport - at least the port uses that color as defined by the ATX standard. Have not tested it yet.

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After some research, this seems to be an MPDD card by Village Tronic for the Mac and uses the Trident Blade3D chip. Wonder if it can be used in a PC...

The "game port" probably is for proprietary Apple monitors (ADB?).

Reply 32713 of 45340, by Stiletto

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liqmat wrote on 2020-02-27, 14:09:
bjwil1991 wrote on 2020-02-27, 12:42:

Bought an ASUS V6800 DDR 64MB AGP card. Seller has 1 left. I'd put the link on here, but, that's a big no.

Wat? The link cyclone3d already posted?

Links deleted, thanks for the head's up.

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Reply 32714 of 45340, by Turbo ->

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derSammler wrote on 2020-02-27, 17:21:

No "NOS" china fakes, but real used ones. 😀

I intend on buying some memory chips for ISA VGA Card, but I think they are, as you said, China fakes. However I don't have problem with that if they'll work. So my question, are China fakes any good or not?

Reply 32715 of 45340, by gex85

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Bought a Pentium 4 Northwood 3.06 GHz that arrived yesterday.
AFAIK, this was Intel's first CPU that featured the Hyperthreading technology. Its launch in Nov. 2002 was closely followed by the launch of the Xeon "Prestonia" Socket 604 family, also featuring the NetBurst architecture and Hyperthreading.

I got this one because it is the fastest CPU that will fit the Biostar P4TGE in my slightly accidental P4 build.
I already installed it and it works nicely - decreased the SuperPi 1M time from 1:07 to 0:58. I remember when anything below 1:00 was unbelievably fast, so it was great fun to see this machine do it in 0:58.
Looking forward to doing some more benchmarks tonight!

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Reply 32716 of 45340, by wiretap

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Turbo -> wrote on 2020-02-28, 07:08:
derSammler wrote on 2020-02-27, 17:21:

No "NOS" china fakes, but real used ones. 😀

I intend on buying some memory chips for ISA VGA Card, but I think they are, as you said, China fakes. However I don't have problem with that if they'll work. So my question, are China fakes any good or not?

No. From what I've encountered, many times they are just blank molds, i.e. solder trainer chips that they added the markings to. No electrical connections inside at all.

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Reply 32717 of 45340, by FazzaGBR

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Turbo -> wrote on 2020-02-28, 07:08:
derSammler wrote on 2020-02-27, 17:21:

No "NOS" china fakes, but real used ones. 😀

I intend on buying some memory chips for ISA VGA Card, but I think they are, as you said, China fakes. However I don't have problem with that if they'll work. So my question, are China fakes any good or not?

The fake ones are not counterfit ones that are working copies, but ones that are not real - should perhaps be described as dummy or blanks really rather than fake I guess.

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Reply 32718 of 45340, by mpe

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I recently ordered several sets of SRAM chips from different sellers. While I cannot guarantee they have advertised specs and many were DOA, most of them somehow worked. So definitely not dummy chips. But rather rejected batches or relabelled parts.

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Reply 32719 of 45340, by derSammler

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For SRAM chips it's true, they are normally working but don't have the speed they are labled with.

"Turbo ->" however is looking for DRAM. I've never bought DRAM chips from China, as there is no need to. These are readily available from (serious) sellers all around the world. My hint these days is simple anyway: avoid anything that says "NOS", then the chance of getting a faked chip is rather low.