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Reply 32740 of 35098, by wirerogue

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bought this mystery box for $40 shipped.
has a pentium 75 and 128mb ram. powers on but, no video.
i'm sure i'll need alot of help from you guys on this one.
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Reply 32741 of 35098, by Intel486dx33

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Apple Macintosh speakers for my Color Classic. These are actually well build and pretty BIG for being macintosh speakers.

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Reply 32742 of 35098, by Horun

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derSammler wrote on 2020-02-29, 15:01:

$54.95 for a socket 462 board from PC Chips? Not sure if that's a good deal...

At least it is an era newer than the fake cache 486 boards from them 😁
Might actually work well but would be concerned that the main caps are bad.

Hate posting a reply and have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor. 🤣
Second computer a 286 12Mhz with real IDE drive ! After that came 386, 486, Pentium, P.Pro and everything after....

Reply 32743 of 35098, by NautilusComputer

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derSammler wrote on 2020-02-29, 15:01:

$54.95 for a socket 462 board from PC Chips? Not sure if that's a good deal...

Neither am I, but a customer is paying for it and said get that one, so...*shrug*?

Reply 32744 of 35098, by MCGA

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Intel486dx33 wrote on 2020-02-29, 19:50:

Apple Macintosh speakers for my Color Classic. These are actually well build and pretty BIG for being macintosh speakers.

Those are nice! Now I know what I want next for my Apple setup. 😀

Reply 32745 of 35098, by bjwil1991

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wirerogue wrote on 2020-02-29, 18:33:

bought this mystery box for $40 shipped.

I have a case that is close or 100% similar to that case. The no video issue could be a bad video card, RAM issues, etc.

Help me. I bought another PS2, this time a slim model and a DualShock 2 controller. Going to buy more 8MB memory cards so that I can make FreeMcBoot for the other two and get 2 more for saving games onto the cards.

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Reply 32746 of 35098, by pewpewpew

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2020-03-01, 00:44:

Help me. I bought another PS2

Excellent choice. It's a great platform with great exclusives. The PC emulator is formidable but limited, and unlikely to be a replacement any time soon. The PS3 emulation was limited to the generally unreilable early models. And while these offer HDMI, I found that with good cables and good connectors I can match it with the PS2 Component. The PS3 does bring an improved controller, but you lose the ability to use GameShark and FreeMcBoot etc.

And the hardware is as cheap & available as it's going to get. Right now it's shovelware, like 486 and pentiums were.

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Reply 32747 of 35098, by Horun

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2020-03-01, 00:44:

Help me. I bought another PS2, this time a slim model and a DualShock 2 controller. Going to buy more 8MB memory cards so that I can make FreeMcBoot for the other two and get 2 more for saving games onto the cards.

🤣 Maybe it's time to:

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Hate posting a reply and have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor. 🤣
Second computer a 286 12Mhz with real IDE drive ! After that came 386, 486, Pentium, P.Pro and everything after....

Reply 32749 of 35098, by wirerogue

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cyclone3d wrote on 2020-02-25, 23:22:
Got a BFG FX 5950 Ultra a few days ago. BFG_FX_5950U.jpg […]
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Got a BFG FX 5950 Ultra a few days ago.
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The fans are toast and of course new ones are not available.. plus the stock cooler kinda sucks, so I got this:
A Zalman Z-Machine GV1000 - checked the weight vs the older copper VF1000 and it actually weighs a tiny bit more.
This means it has copper with I am guessing electroplating of some sort... Nickel or Crhome?
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Pretty sure I will build a Win98SE machine based around this card.

I went ahead and bought a zalman gv1000 for my 5950 ultra also. Looks awesome and works way better than the stock cooler (useless!) and the arctic cooler nv4 rev 2 that I replaced with the zalman. 😎
Picked up one of these little adapters too so I can run the power right off the card.

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Reply 32750 of 35098, by cyclone3d

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Oh nice. I hadn't though of that. I may just make myself an adapter cable.

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Reply 32751 of 35098, by Vynix

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Just got this 1GHz iMac G4, well technically, I did not buy this, rather my father did. He saw it at a garage sale and since I like old computers, he bought it for me.

It's a bit battle-scarred (the transparent "edge" around the display is cracked and has a corner that looks to have been sanded off), and the LCD has a few scratches and pressure marks, but it works, and is dead silent (the hard drive doesn't make a single noise). It came with a fresh install of 10.2.

Unfortunately I don't have the keyboard (either the "Crumb Catcher" white keyboard or the Pro Keyboard that was shipped with the 2001 G3s), but I have a Pro Mouse to go with it at least 😜

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Reply 32753 of 35098, by PTherapist

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2020-03-01, 00:44:

Help me. I bought another PS2, this time a slim model and a DualShock 2 controller. Going to buy more 8MB memory cards so that I can make FreeMcBoot for the other two and get 2 more for saving games onto the cards.

The slim is a good choice. It's easier to mod & play PS1 backups (no fiddling around with a paperclip or eject tool) and coming with Ethernet as standard is great, particularly if you want to share games from a Windows PC over the LAN with OPL, which is what I do.

A note of warning though (you may already be aware of this) - watch out for the ribbon cable on the laser, if it hasn't been used in some time it may be slightly bulging/raised and this can scratch discs. I had that issue and it had scratched 2 discs by the time I spotted it and flattened it back down. Replacement ribbon cables are cheap and I bought one myself, but haven't actually had to use it though as flattening the cable seemed to do the trick.

Reply 32754 of 35098, by RacoonRider

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svfn wrote on 2020-02-28, 13:57:
Found a couple of these IDE mobile racks, always wanted one of these for my win98 build to fill out empty 5.25 bays, I guess you […]
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Found a couple of these IDE mobile racks, always wanted one of these for my win98 build to fill out empty 5.25 bays, I guess you could plug a CF adapter inside too, but does anyone really have a use for these nowadays? A large storage drive for transfering CD images between builds perhaps.

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I use these racks to test old hard drives. Not that I really need old hard drives...

Reply 32755 of 35098, by LewisRaz

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svfn wrote on 2020-02-28, 13:57:

Found a couple of these IDE mobile racks, always wanted one of these for my win98 build to fill out empty 5.25 bays, I guess you could plug a CF adapter inside too, but does anyone really have a use for these nowadays? A large storage drive for transfering CD images between builds perhaps.

I have 2 or 3 of those new in the box. Didnt think anyone would ever bother with them anymore!

Reply 32756 of 35098, by Predator99

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Just won this auction. At the moment I see only 1 interesting card here. Its the Acculogic RAMpAT!

https://stason.org/TULARC/pc/memory-cards/ACC … AMPAT-PLUS.html

It support 4x4 MB Simms so you have 16 MB EMS/XMS in your 286 with a single card..! 😀 Drivers are also still available...

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Reply 32757 of 35098, by LewisRaz

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Predator99 wrote on 2020-03-01, 18:39:

Just won this auction. At the moment I see only 1 interesting card here. Its the Acculogic RAMpAT!

https://stason.org/TULARC/pc/memory-cards/ACC … AMPAT-PLUS.html

It support 4x4 MB Simms so you have 16 MB EMS/XMS in your 286 with a single card..! 😀 Drivers are also still available...

Still, looks like a more interesting haul than my lifetime supply of modems!

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Reply 32758 of 35098, by NautilusComputer

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Predator99 wrote on 2020-03-01, 18:39:

Just won this auction. At the moment I see only 1 interesting card here. Its the Acculogic RAMpAT!

It support 4x4 MB Simms so you have 16 MB EMS/XMS in your 286 with a single card..! 😀 Drivers are also still available...

I'd love to see a full list of cards once it arrives!

Also, what are you guys searching for to find these lots of cards?

Reply 32759 of 35098, by Predator99

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LewisRaz wrote on 2020-03-01, 20:11:
Predator99 wrote on 2020-03-01, 18:39:

Just won this auction. At the moment I see only 1 interesting card here. Its the Acculogic RAMpAT!

https://stason.org/TULARC/pc/memory-cards/ACC … AMPAT-PLUS.html

It support 4x4 MB Simms so you have 16 MB EMS/XMS in your 286 with a single card..! 😀 Drivers are also still available...

Still, looks like a more interesting haul than my lifetime supply of modems!

ET3000 looks more interesting than the modems..!