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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 36280 of 53082, by H3nrik V!

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Intel486dx33 wrote on 2020-10-04, 17:30:

I am going to rebuild my Sun Solaris server from 1990’s.
Intel DK44LX motherboard with Dual Pentium 300mhz CPU’s.

Maybe Win2000.

Are the CPUs positioned opposite each other with heatsinks in the middle? That would've been a most brilliant design ..

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Reply 36281 of 53082, by Horun

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My $30 EVGA refurbished (EVGA B stock) NV 6200 512Mb AGP (P/N: 512-A8-N403-RX) card came today.
"e-GeForce 6200 AGP, 350MHz GPU Clock, 512MB Memory, 532MHz Memory Clock"
Was really hoping for a better, more retail like box but is OK. Will test it later, has 1 year warranty.
Is an 8x AGP capable card but has onboard V.regs and is supposed to work in all AGP motherboards...
or should I say: supposed to work in 0.8v, 1.5v or 3.3v AGP, we will see 😀

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Reply 36282 of 53082, by appiah4

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kolderman wrote on 2020-10-03, 05:44:

Doesn't get much better than this.

Anyone know if opl4 daughterboards were ever made?

I have the exact same card, I can't say it is an excellent card - at least mine has a lot of ISA bus interference and some compatibility issues with games.

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Reply 36283 of 53082, by kolderman

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-10-05, 08:53:
kolderman wrote on 2020-10-03, 05:44:

Doesn't get much better than this.

Anyone know if opl4 daughterboards were ever made?

I have the exact same card, I can't say it is an excellent card - at least mine has a lot of ISA bus interference and some compatibility issues with games.

Well I have only just starting playing with it, but the chips are usually pretty good on other cards, including perfect opl clone. I tried MI1, Doom1/2, Heretic with no issues.

Reply 36284 of 53082, by hejluxom

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The dell you should open like a book.
I think there is a push switch on the top and bottom to release.

EvieSigma wrote on 2020-10-04, 01:56:

I somehow found retro (well...the Dell isn't quite so retro, but it's over 15 years old now so that counts for something) computers today going out to yard sales and the local flea market. A Dell Precision 340 (Socket 478 with RDRAM) and a Compaq Presario 5340 (CPU currently unknown, haven't tested it yet and it doesn't have a helpful sticker). How the heck do you actually reach the motherboard on these Presarios, do you have to remove the power supply?

Reply 36288 of 53082, by MMaximus

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I haven't posted in this thread for a while but I thought this latest find was worth sharing...

Non-working but in incredible condition... it looks like it's never been used 🤯

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Reply 36289 of 53082, by Skanque

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While I wait for customs, who have taken hostage a valuable card I am due, this beautiful box arrived.

Hercules 3d prophet - Kyro 4500 64 mb:
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The Kyro family is growing:
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Not to forget their heritage:
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Have a nice day

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Reply 36291 of 53082, by imi

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MMaximus wrote on 2020-10-05, 15:19:

I haven't posted in this thread for a while but I thought this latest find was worth sharing...

Non-working but in incredible condition... it looks like it's never been used 🤯

ooh nice, definitly worth a try at fixing...

speaking of fixing stuff, I got something for the lab :3c
pretty sure this qualifies as retro hardware.
it's "only a B" model... not a 16500C like shelby from tech tangents presented on youtube, but I got it relatively cheap and hey, I'll take what I can get, but it's lacking PS/2 ports like the newer one, so I'll have to make do with HP-HIL wich adds a certain charme imo 😀
...still looking for a HIL keyboard, they don't seem to pop up very often, I did find a mouse already though ^^
but until then that beautiful Trinitron touchscreen should do nicely.

it's fully loaded with following cards:
HP 16520A 50 Mbit/s pattern generator
HP 16530A/16531A 2-channel 400ms/s 100Mhz scope acquisition and timebase card
2x HP 16550A 100Mhz state 500Mhz timig logic analyzer cards
a whole bunch of cables, though I think it's missing some important ones unfortunately
and some folders with a lot of reading material ^^
...got some learning to do 😁

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Reply 36293 of 53082, by keropi

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mpe wrote on 2020-10-05, 13:10:

Diamond Speedstar 24X. Should be an amazing option for my 386

IMHO maybe the best choice , kudos!

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Reply 36294 of 53082, by Hanamichi

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Very nice Kyro collection there.

Fan/Heatsink combo I got off ebay arrived similar to that used on Canopus cards.

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Building up the courage to test your ancestor 😮 😮 😮(posts okay).

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Skanque wrote on 2020-10-05, 15:19:

Not to forget their heritage:

Make us proud son...

Reply 36295 of 53082, by kolderman

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Hanamichi wrote on 2020-10-05, 12:58:
kolderman wrote on 2020-10-03, 05:44:

Doesn't get much better than this.

Anyone know if opl4 daughterboards were ever made?

How about the Pine PT-2030 Vivaldi DB?

I think that might be one of them! Thanks.

Reply 36296 of 53082, by Skanque

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liqmat wrote on 2020-10-05, 15:26:

Like those stickers.

Me too, hercules included those in all boxes of that periode, ATI, Nvidia and Kyro to my knowledge.

devius wrote on 2020-10-05, 16:10:

That's one good looking PowerVR collection right there 😁

Thank you 😀 Still on the lookout, would love to expand it.

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Skanque wrote on 2020-10-05, 15:19:

Not to forget their heritage:

Make us proud son...

Insane cards you also have, VideoLogic Apocalypse 5D Sonic? and Neon 250 ?
Would not mind any of those as well

Reply 36297 of 53082, by EvieSigma

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Got these two motherboards from a website called Alltronics (can't find the thread about them, did it get deleted/moved?) sold as a "mystery box" item called "Bad Mothers", basically pay $20 and get a random old as-is motherboard. I bought the last two they had in stock and ended up with these: an extremely interesting Socket 4 board with VLB and OPTi chipset and a much less interesting Compaq branded Slot 1 motherboard.

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Reply 36298 of 53082, by debs3759

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EvieSigma wrote on 2020-10-05, 22:50:

Got these two motherboards from a website called Alltronics (can't find the thread about them, did it get deleted/moved?)

Looks like it was deleted. Glad I saved the url 😀

See my graphics card database at www.gpuzoo.com
Constantly being worked on. Feel free to message me with any corrections or details of cards you would like me to research and add.

Reply 36299 of 53082, by Deczor

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Anyone ever heard of an Acermate 433? Just bought this thing, probably paid too much, but it does power on and complains about not having a disk. Won't be delivered to me for a while, but itching to know more about it.

The model is elusive as hell. There's a bit of info online about the 386 variants, and the 486 model, but not the 433, which I'm assuming is a 485 SX 33 or something.

Anyone got any idea?

This is the best picture I could get of it. Thanks.

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