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Reply 34661 of 45407, by imi

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HanJammer wrote on 2020-06-17, 16:45:

Some cards I saved from the crusher today. Pulled from complete PCs... Beside some cards missing the bracket (not a problem I have some spares) they are in very good visual condition...

awesome :3

Reply 34662 of 45407, by Turbo ->

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HanJammer wrote on 2020-06-17, 16:45:

Some cards I saved from the crusher today. Pulled from complete PCs... Beside some cards missing the bracket (not a problem I have some spares) they are in very good visual condition...

Great job saving those beautiful components!

Reply 34663 of 45407, by Ozzuneoj

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HanJammer wrote on 2020-06-17, 16:45:

Some cards I saved from the crusher today. Pulled from complete PCs... Beside some cards missing the bracket (not a problem I have some spares) they are in very good visual condition...

That's an awesome lot! Nice job!

Boy I wish there were places like this around here.

Now for some blitting from the back buffer.

Reply 34664 of 45407, by esbardu

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Not today, this week. I bought a full case with a K6-2 533, ASUS P5A and 384 Mb, but I found out that indeed it had three RAM modules; 512Mb (seen as 256Mb), 128Mb and another 64Mb that was loose. I have left the 128Mb modules, max cacheable RAM.
The rest of the PC is not interesting, a Sound Blaster 128 PCI (ES137o) , a Rage XL and an old 4Gb Samsung HDD and 52X CD drive. PC Case is quite OK though but needs some cleaning.

I wanted a K6-2 as I accidentally burnt the one I had some years ago. I paid 30 euros, including shipping. I have promised not to spend money on old stuff as I already have a lot but .... 😀

This will go with a Geforce 2 MX, a SB Live 5.1 and a Sound Blaster 16.

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Reply 34665 of 45407, by varrol

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HanJammer wrote on 2020-06-17, 16:45:

Some cards I saved from the crusher today. Pulled from complete PCs... Beside some cards missing the bracket (not a problem I have some spares) they are in very good visual condition...

Amazing - well done - really such stuff can be found in Poland? Maybe you need help in saving some more retro hardware 😀 ?

AOpen AX6B+ | P3 1G | 1GB ECC REG | FX5200 | CT4500
AOpen AX59pro | K6-2 450M | 256MB | Rage 128
Asus CUBX-E | P3 1G | 512MB | GF4 TI4200 | YMF719E-S
Asus P3B-F | P3 933M | 384MB | Radeon 9200 | CT4520
Asus P5A | P55C 200M | 256MB | Riva TNT | CT3600

Reply 34666 of 45407, by HanJammer

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varrol wrote on 2020-06-18, 09:23:
HanJammer wrote on 2020-06-17, 16:45:

Some cards I saved from the crusher today. Pulled from complete PCs... Beside some cards missing the bracket (not a problem I have some spares) they are in very good visual condition...

Amazing - well done - really such stuff can be found in Poland? Maybe you need help in saving some more retro hardware 😀 ?

Yes, well I don't really disclose my sources. I can only say look for this stuff in western Poland as most is brought from Germany (they are paid to get this stuff there and they bring it for recycling in Poland I guess).

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Reply 34667 of 45407, by seleryba

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Bought two CPUs: AMD 5x86-P75 and UMC Green CPU SUPER40

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also some glue items, rather nothing interesting but when you need it you start to remember them 😁

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plus one Teac 1,2MB disk drive

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Reply 34668 of 45407, by waterbeesje

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seleryba wrote on 2020-06-18, 10:25:

Bought two CPUs: AMD 5x86-P75 and UMC Green CPU SUPER40

Nice catch! If they were rationally priced over here I'd get myself some too... But €50+ incl shipping is a but to much.

Stuck at 10MHz...

Reply 34669 of 45407, by appiah4

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I'm also hunting down a U5S-40 myself.. No luck so far 🙁 Lucky you.

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Reply 34670 of 45407, by Miphee

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I just can't help myself when I see this logo even if it's just a rebranded Cyrix...

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Reply 34671 of 45407, by Intel486dx33

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Miphee wrote on 2020-06-18, 14:44:

I just can't help myself when I see this logo even if it's just a rebranded Cyrix...

It actually performs very good.
I have one in my 486 VLB motherboard.

Reply 34672 of 45407, by boxpressed

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Creative Labs Wave Blaster CT1900 with manual (not shown). Been looking for one of these at a reasonable price for a while. Got one at a slightly unreasonable price.

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Reply 34673 of 45407, by CMB75

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Some stuff from the Bay and Mr. Bezos arrived today.

I bought a used ASUS XP55T2P4 Rev.3.x mainboard with 256KB cache onboard and an empty slot for a COAST module. In the package was a, apparently NOS, ASUS P55T2P4 Rev.3.10 mainboard with 512KB cache onboard. I’m trying to contact the seller to sort it out, now.

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Once you start buying Gotek floppy emulators … you keep reordering them. The first thing I always do is a firmware upgrade, an OLED mod and an active buzzer mod. Although it’s not quite the same sound, it still is satisfying somehow. Usually I put them into the computer as drive A: and a real one as drive B:, but it never really looks quite right. Someday I’m going to design a different case for these resembling a real floppy drive and print them.

I also bought 128MB of EDO DRAM as well as a rather expensive ASUS Rev 3.0 COAST for the “wrongly delivered” mainboard (I hope to receive the one I ordered).

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Reply 34674 of 45407, by CMB75

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boxpressed wrote on 2020-06-18, 16:53:

Creative Labs Wave Blaster CT1900 with manual (not shown). Been looking for one of these at a reasonable price for a while. Got one at a slightly unreasonable price.

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Not only a very nice item, it also looks like it is in perfect condition, too. Still miss mine 🙁

Reply 34675 of 45407, by bearking

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Bought this desktop, mainly for the case... nothing really interesting inside: ACORP 5TX52 ver. 1.4 mainboard, Pentium MMX 200 black, some SDRAM stick, a first gen Matrox Mystique, a triangular shaped sound card with ESS Audiodrive ES1868F sound chip and some Quantum HDD. Still need to test it... To bad it doesn't have a MHz display... but for 20 euro it's a fair price.

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Also bought these optical drives for about 25 euros:
- MITSUMI CRMC-FX400E from december 1995
- Matsushita/Panasonic CW-7502-B SCSI 4x CD burner + PCI SCSI adapter card(the seller said, it's ISA 🙁) from september 1997

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Reply 34676 of 45407, by EvieSigma

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That right one seems to have been rather common with OEMs, I've had multiple machines with it (specifically very late 486/early Pentium stuff). Have yet to have one fail on me, which is more than can be said for the awful Apple CD-ROM drives from the mid-90s.

Reply 34677 of 45407, by nuno14272

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CMB75 wrote on 2020-06-18, 16:57:
Some stuff from the Bay and Mr. Bezos arrived today. […]
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Some stuff from the Bay and Mr. Bezos arrived today.

I bought a used ASUS XP55T2P4 Rev.3.x mainboard with 256KB cache onboard and an empty slot for a COAST module. In the package was a, apparently NOS, ASUS P55T2P4 Rev.3.10 mainboard with 512KB cache onboard. I’m trying to contact the seller to sort it out, now.

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Once you start buying Gotek floppy emulators … you keep reordering them. The first thing I always do is a firmware upgrade, an OLED mod and an active buzzer mod. Although it’s not quite the same sound, it still is satisfying somehow. Usually I put them into the computer as drive A: and a real one as drive B:, but it never really looks quite right. Someday I’m going to design a different case for these resembling a real floppy drive and print them.

I also bought 128MB of EDO DRAM as well as a rather expensive ASUS Rev 3.0 COAST for the “wrongly delivered” mainboard (I hope to receive the one I ordered).

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wheres the COAST slot ? that's a asus pci media bus slot.

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Reply 34678 of 45407, by mkarcher

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CMB75 wrote on 2020-06-18, 16:57:

Some stuff from the Bay and Mr. Bezos arrived today.

I bought a used ASUS XP55T2P4 Rev.3.x mainboard with 256KB cache onboard and an empty slot for a COAST module. In the package was a, apparently NOS, ASUS P55T2P4 Rev.3.10 mainboard with 512KB cache onboard. I’m trying to contact the seller to sort it out, now.

Why do you need to sort something out? I guess you are after the 512MB cachable area. If that is the case, the board you posted is just fine. It has the low tag bits in the small Winbond chip that is soldered to the board, and you have a socket to add a 16Kx8 or 32Kx8 chip (only 16Kx3 is actually used) to upgrade to the full cachable area. With the extra tag RAM and 512KB cache onboard, the 430HX is maxed out, so I don't see any need to get a different board for better performance.

Reply 34679 of 45407, by cyclone3d

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nuno14272 wrote on 2020-06-18, 20:30:
CMB75 wrote on 2020-06-18, 16:57:
Some stuff from the Bay and Mr. Bezos arrived today. […]
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Some stuff from the Bay and Mr. Bezos arrived today.

I bought a used ASUS XP55T2P4 Rev.3.x mainboard with 256KB cache onboard and an empty slot for a COAST module. In the package was a, apparently NOS, ASUS P55T2P4 Rev.3.10 mainboard with 512KB cache onboard. I’m trying to contact the seller to sort it out, now.

P55T2P4-NOS.jpg

Once you start buying Gotek floppy emulators … you keep reordering them. The first thing I always do is a firmware upgrade, an OLED mod and an active buzzer mod. Although it’s not quite the same sound, it still is satisfying somehow. Usually I put them into the computer as drive A: and a real one as drive B:, but it never really looks quite right. Someday I’m going to design a different case for these resembling a real floppy drive and print them.

I also bought 128MB of EDO DRAM as well as a rather expensive ASUS Rev 3.0 COAST for the “wrongly delivered” mainboard (I hope to receive the one I ordered).

RAM-OLED-Buzzer-COAST.jpg

wheres the COAST slot ? that's a asus pci media bus slot.

The COAST slot is supposed to be above where the CPU socket is on the board.... The COAST slot is missing and the tag chip for the COAST slot is also missing.

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