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Reply 33120 of 34254, by imi

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unpacked some more of the things that still arrived in the previous weeks after letting them sit for a while...

another variant of the Diamond Stealth VRAM
ATI Mach 8 Graphics Ultra, anyone know what the second port is for?
some sites say "mouse port" and it indeed looks like a bus mouse port, my Graphics Vantage also has one of those.

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VLB miro 12SD S3 Trio32
Diamond Fire GL1000 Pro PCI, finally found one :3 had this card in my Socket 7 system before making the switch to PII.

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CT3600 SB32 pulled from a mystery PC... there is some more stuff in there to take out later :3
CT2230 SB16, this and the VLB card were both in a PC that was packed awfully, the case was missing it's cover (which I knew) but all the cards were flying around loosely and both the soundcard and the S3 VLB card were wedged between other parts and the shipping box... I'm suprised they survived as well as they did, the case was tighly in a box with no further protection, one of the slot covers poked through the box.

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...oh and this Ensoniq Soundscape OPUS :3

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Reply 33121 of 34254, by vmr_

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Will just go with this one, no words required to describe it 😀

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Reply 33125 of 34254, by liqmat

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EvieSigma wrote on 2020-03-23, 22:53:

My favorites are the Texas Instruments chips that actually printed on a full color "Microsoft Windows Compatible" logo.

Mine too. So bright and cheery.

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Reply 33126 of 34254, by blurks

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imi wrote on 2020-03-23, 20:30:

another variant of the Diamond Stealth VRAM
ATI Mach 8 Graphics Ultra, anyone know what the second port is for?
some sites say "mouse port" and it indeed looks like a bus mouse port, my Graphics Vantage also has one of those.

Yes, bus mouse port. What else should it be?

Reply 33128 of 34254, by bjwil1991

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On the plus side, it saves an ISA 16-bit or XT 8-bit slot that can be used for something else. I used a serial mouse, PS/2 mouse, and now USB. I have plenty of PS/2 and serial mice for older computers that need them and I will use a KVM switch box for those machines to use the same mouse and the same keyboard without using different mice or keyboards per machine.

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Reply 33129 of 34254, by feipoa

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vmr_ wrote on 2020-03-23, 22:09:

Will just go with this one, no words required to describe it :)

Where did you find it? Got mine from a CPU collector in 2012 or 2013.

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Reply 33130 of 34254, by Cyrix200+

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liqmat wrote on 2020-03-24, 00:46:
EvieSigma wrote on 2020-03-23, 22:53:

My favorites are the Texas Instruments chips that actually printed on a full color "Microsoft Windows Compatible" logo.

Mine too. So bright and cheery.

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Lovely 😀 This is mine:

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Reply 33131 of 34254, by appiah4

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vmr_ wrote on 2020-03-23, 22:09:

Will just go with this one, no words required to describe it 😀

Oooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...

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Reply 33132 of 34254, by vmr_

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feipoa wrote on 2020-03-24, 06:16:
vmr_ wrote on 2020-03-23, 22:09:

Will just go with this one, no words required to describe it 😀

Where did you find it? Got mine from a CPU collector in 2012 or 2013.

Took me a while to find it. Similar approach, from a CPU collector.

Reply 33133 of 34254, by feipoa

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vmr_ wrote on 2020-03-24, 08:07:
feipoa wrote on 2020-03-24, 06:16:
vmr_ wrote on 2020-03-23, 22:09:

Will just go with this one, no words required to describe it :)

Where did you find it? Got mine from a CPU collector in 2012 or 2013.

Took me a while to find it. Similar approach, from a CPU collector.

Ahh, looking at your photo a bit closer now, I know exactly where your chip came from. That chip was once sitting on my desk once upon a time. I had borrowed it for the 686 benchmarks, so at least it has been tested. Here's the photo I took of it. The scratches line up.

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EDIT: And here's the K5-PR200 I ended up with:

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Reply 33134 of 34254, by ShovelKnight

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Gigabyte GA-6BXC rev 2.0

Pentium III Coppermine 700 (7x100)

The CPU heatsink has no fan, but there’s a thermo sensor with a 3-pin JST connector glued to it.

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Reply 33135 of 34254, by liqmat

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Cyrix200+ wrote on 2020-03-24, 07:03:

Lovely 😀 This is mine:

Oh, I don't own one, I just admire the pretty colors from afar. I am up to my neck in vintage hardware and trying to downsize. Of course, now all plans are on hold with this nasty little thing infecting the world.

Reply 33136 of 34254, by auron

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mpe wrote on 2020-03-22, 18:19:

There are several different versions of Premiere/PCI (which is the official name of "Batman" or Batman's Revenge). I believe the earlier ones are Batman and later Batman's Revenge. Just not sure when to draw the line.

for the original '93 batman boards, the designation in the manual is actually "Classic/PCI", and there's batman's revenge boards with or without the voltage regulator, while the batman boards even lacked solder points for that. this is also where the manual doesn't quite make sense at first, as it claims that the regulator is needed for reliable 66mhz operation, while the original batman boards never had the regulator and still supported 66mhz. incidentally that regulator also comes with extremely loud coil whine and is probably only of benefit if the PSU has some sub-5V fluctuation that would otherwise lead to instability. i think people on here claimed to run 66mhz just fine on boards without it, however.

Reply 33137 of 34254, by vmr_

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auron wrote on 2020-03-24, 16:02:
mpe wrote on 2020-03-22, 18:19:

There are several different versions of Premiere/PCI (which is the official name of "Batman" or Batman's Revenge). I believe the earlier ones are Batman and later Batman's Revenge. Just not sure when to draw the line.

for the original '93 batman boards, the designation in the manual is actually "Classic/PCI", and there's batman's revenge boards with or without the voltage regulator, while the batman boards even lacked solder points for that. this is also where the manual doesn't quite make sense at first, as it claims that the regulator is needed for reliable 66mhz operation, while the original batman boards never had the regulator and still supported 66mhz. incidentally that regulator also comes with extremely loud coil whine and is probably only of benefit if the PSU has some sub-5V fluctuation that would otherwise lead to instability. i think people on here claimed to run 66mhz just fine on boards without it, however.

@auron - any photos of the real Batman mobo?

Reply 33138 of 34254, by vmr_

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feipoa wrote on 2020-03-24, 08:19:
Ahh, looking at your photo a bit closer now, I know exactly where your chip came from. That chip was once sitting on my desk on […]
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Ahh, looking at your photo a bit closer now, I know exactly where your chip came from. That chip was once sitting on my desk once upon a time. I had borrowed it for the 686 benchmarks, so at least it has been tested. Here's the photo I took of it. The scratches line up.
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EDIT: And here's the K5-PR200 I ended up with:
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Thanks, will test it shortly. Your one looks in better shape, realy nice.

Reply 33139 of 34254, by auron

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this should be it: https://www.extremetech.com/wp-content/upload … ntel-Batman.jpg

plenty of little differences like the lack of vrm solder points, rtc being right next to psu connector, and no cap inside the cpu socket. i think the batman's revenge has to be by far the most common socket 4 board as prices probably started to go down by mid-1994 or so.