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Reply 32780 of 34932, by cyclone3d

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Got a decked out Dell Precision M60 for $25 shipped. It arrived today. The CMOS battery recharged but the regular battery is toast.
The video card is the Quadro version of the Geforce FX 5700. I think this is the highest end Geforce FX based card ever put in a laptop. Kinda low clocks and the cooler really sucks but it should cool a lot better with the shim mod as opposed to the dumb thermal pad that was in there. The Geforce Go 5700 has way higher GPU clocks (not sure if I believe techpowerup on that) but only has 32MB RAM.

I have copper shims on the way but wanted to get it going before that.

Uggghh.. the cooler is sooo horrible. Basically a plate of aluminum with a heatpipe mounted on the very edge and a very small fan to cool the very small fin array. How is that ever supposed to work? I wonder if I could find a heatpipe that I could use to move heat from the GPU area over to the area where the stock heatpipe is. It would need to be super flat and short. What about using one of those crazy thermal pads that has super good lateral thermal conductivity... hmmm.

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Removed the aluminum shim / pad for the CPU heatsink and used good thermal paste instead.

Should I make this into a Win98SE laptop or XP? Any games that use palletized textures that won't run in XP or would run bad in XP?

If I did use XP, that would allow me to also use a PCMCIA Audigy 2 which would be nice.

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Reply 32781 of 34932, by appiah4

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Got a few things in the mail today.

First is a Quickshot QS201 in pretty good condition.

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Second is an IBM 6x86MX PR233 for my Socket 7 video source PC

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Reply 32782 of 34932, by NautilusComputer

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This arrived today for tinkering with old systems. Came across it looking for SD to IDE adapters and thought it'd be more useful. It only reads ONE card at a time (can't put CF + SD in together), but having both in a single 3.5" drive bay seemed like a good deal!

Not sure on read/write speeds yet; the chip is made by OnSpec so I don't know if it'll have the 25 MB/sec limit the JMicron ones do...?

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Reply 32784 of 34932, by liqmat

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-03-03, 10:23:
Got a few things in the mail today. […]
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Got a few things in the mail today.

First is a Quickshot QS201 in pretty good condition.

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You do realize your joystick is this little guy's cousin?

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Reply 32785 of 34932, by appiah4

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liqmat wrote on 2020-03-03, 14:09:
appiah4 wrote on 2020-03-03, 10:23:
Got a few things in the mail today. […]
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Got a few things in the mail today.

First is a Quickshot QS201 in pretty good condition.

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You do realize your joystick is this little guy's cousin?

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That's so adorable!

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Reply 32786 of 34932, by svfn

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liqmat wrote on 2020-03-03, 14:09:
appiah4 wrote on 2020-03-03, 10:23:
Got a few things in the mail today. […]
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Got a few things in the mail today.

First is a Quickshot QS201 in pretty good condition.

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You do realize your joystick is this little guy's cousin?

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Haha! damn I really love orange + beige combo.

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Reply 32787 of 34932, by cyclone3d

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2020-03-03, 13:15:

Received the ASUS V6800 DDR/64M card and VLB I/O card yesterday in the mail.

Got my V6800 DDR/64M in the mail yesterday as well. Definitely brand new. The smell of new retro computer hardware is great!

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Reply 32788 of 34932, by brostenen

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One game and some hardware.... 45 Danish Kroners in total (That is 6,70 USD or 6 Euro)

I bought the Mario kart bundle (complete in box with game and wheel), then a second wheel and finally (not in photo) I bought an Wii-HDMI adaptor/converter.

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Those cakes make you sick....

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Reply 32789 of 34932, by Miphee

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Bought this IBM PC 300PL featuring the infamous capacitor plague (and a broken battery clip).
For some reason I thought Big Blue was better than this and only used quality parts.
It has the crappy Chhsi e-cap the Wikipedia article mentions. I'm honestly surprised.

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Reply 32790 of 34932, by GigAHerZ

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brostenen wrote on 2020-03-03, 17:32:

One game and some hardware.... 45 Danish Kroners in total (That is 6,70 USD or 6 Euro)

I bought the Mario kart bundle (complete in box with game and wheel), then a second wheel and finally (not in photo) I bought an Wii-HDMI adaptor/converter.

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Wii is still an amazing console. I don't own any other consoles, while Wii is still completely set up in my livingroom ready to play on one button press.
I have all accessories one could think of and of course it's softmodded, playing total of ~22 different console games. 😀

I love it!

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Reply 32791 of 34932, by Deczor

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NautilusComputer wrote on 2020-03-03, 12:14:

This arrived today for tinkering with old systems. Came across it looking for SD to IDE adapters and thought it'd be more useful. It only reads ONE card at a time (can't put CF + SD in together), but having both in a single 3.5" drive bay seemed like a good deal!

Not sure on read/write speeds yet; the chip is made by OnSpec so I don't know if it'll have the 25 MB/sec limit the JMicron ones do...?

Holy hell! Where did you find that? I want one!

Reply 32792 of 34932, by Cyrix200+

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Spotted this one, put in a low offer and to my surprise I got it 😀

Comes with a docking station (serial+parallel) and a sleeve/bag.

Keys are really really tiny!

I hope it works, need to find an adapter. Should not be to hard, 15V center positive barrel.

Does anybody know if there is a RTC/CMOS battery inside that might leak?

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Reply 32793 of 34932, by wiretap

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The Amiga came today.. just waiting on my power supply, video cable, and external floppy adapter to convert to an external Gotek for the boot drive. 😀

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Reply 32794 of 34932, by MrSmiley381

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wiretap wrote on 2020-03-04, 10:37:

The Amiga came today.. just waiting on my power supply, video cable, and external floppy adapter to convert to an external Gotek for the boot drive. 😀

Not gonna lie, I really dig the dust cover. Is it a thick plastic or some sort of faux/real leather?

I also finally won an auction for an Amiga 1200 last night. Aside from ordering an RGB SCART cable I think it has everything I need to get started. I'll report more when it arrives. In the interim, I'm going to peruse the previous Amiga threads for valuable information. Maybe it's worth starting a newer Amiga mega-thread, maybe not.

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Reply 32795 of 34932, by wiretap

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MrSmiley381 wrote on 2020-03-04, 11:52:
wiretap wrote on 2020-03-04, 10:37:

The Amiga came today.. just waiting on my power supply, video cable, and external floppy adapter to convert to an external Gotek for the boot drive. 😀

Not gonna lie, I really dig the dust cover. Is it a thick plastic or some sort of faux/real leather?

I also finally won an auction for an Amiga 1200 last night. Aside from ordering an RGB SCART cable I think it has everything I need to get started. I'll report more when it arrives. In the interim, I'm going to peruse the previous Amiga threads for valuable information. Maybe it's worth starting a newer Amiga mega-thread, maybe not.

It's a PU leather, aka fake. It is just like any other cheap 80's/90's era dust cover. Very durable. I didn't know the auction was coming with it or the manual since it stated "computer only", so it was a nice surprise. I also opened up the trap door and there's a RTC and RAM upgrade card, although I need to remove the corroded battery this weekend.

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Reply 32796 of 34932, by Predator99

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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...

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Already arrived:

Rampat card looks good, also some other nice ISA cards I didnt see on the photo:

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And other more or less interesting cards...:

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Reply 32798 of 34932, by Predator99

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Imi, you have to revise your maximum bids. Look at the auction again. The 2nd high bidder - "8***8(10227)" - is a recycling company...! I know this because he always buys the remaining parts I sell again.
So if I wouldnt have bought this lot it would be most likely scraped today 😉

Reply 32799 of 34932, by imi

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that's sad 🙁
I just can't bring myself to bid more on the scrap lots unless I spot several things I really like... that's why I don't like the awfully large scrap lots because they often end up in 3-digit territory.
I got burnt several times already and I'm not reselling leftovers, so I have to be more selective unfortunately.
also recently I have spent quite a lot on specific cards so that took up all of my budget anyways.

I have quite a few things waiting for me though when I get home again next week :3