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Reply 36320 of 39046, by Deksor

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I have added your photo to UH19 http://www.win3x.org/uh19/motherboard/show/2663

This doesn't look good unfortunately ... Maybe it's just tantalum caps that caused this and the board is still good ? But I highly doubt that ...
Do you have anything that could be used to dump that bios rom ?

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Reply 36321 of 39046, by imi

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picked up this vintage trinitron for €5 today 😁

feels like it needs new caps though, but the tube is working, I'd date it around 1992/93... didn't find anything on the monitor but the manual talks about anything up to 486 compatibles but not Pentium and TCO'92.

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Reply 36322 of 39046, by H3nrik V!

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EvieSigma wrote on 2020-10-06, 03:58:

Oh it's not 486, it's a Socket 4 Pentium! Which...I of course do not own any of, I have to buy a CPU and heat sink just to test the board.

So, an actual excuse to shop some socket 4 goodness .. B-)

Please use the "quote" option if asking questions to what I write - it will really up the chances of me noticing 😀

Reply 36323 of 39046, by cyclone3d

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H3nrik V! wrote on 2020-10-06, 21:01:
EvieSigma wrote on 2020-10-06, 03:58:

Oh it's not 486, it's a Socket 4 Pentium! Which...I of course do not own any of, I have to buy a CPU and heat sink just to test the board.

So, an actual excuse to shop some socket 4 goodness .. B-)

I have the other problem.. no socket 4 board but have some socket 4 CPUs.

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Reply 36324 of 39046, by EvieSigma

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H3nrik V! wrote on 2020-10-06, 21:01:
EvieSigma wrote on 2020-10-06, 03:58:

Oh it's not 486, it's a Socket 4 Pentium! Which...I of course do not own any of, I have to buy a CPU and heat sink just to test the board.

So, an actual excuse to shop some socket 4 goodness .. B-)

I dunno what the heck kind of heat sink Socket 4 CPUs use, because the socket definitely doesn't have Socket 7 style tabs. Maybe they clip/adhere directly to the CPU?

Reply 36325 of 39046, by ODwilly

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EvieSigma wrote on 2020-10-06, 22:44:
H3nrik V! wrote on 2020-10-06, 21:01:
EvieSigma wrote on 2020-10-06, 03:58:

Oh it's not 486, it's a Socket 4 Pentium! Which...I of course do not own any of, I have to buy a CPU and heat sink just to test the board.

So, an actual excuse to shop some socket 4 goodness .. B-)

I dunno what the heck kind of heat sink Socket 4 CPUs use, because the socket definitely doesn't have Socket 7 style tabs. Maybe they clip/adhere directly to the CPU?

My ghetto solution was thermal paste on a socket 7 cpu and a dab of high temp super glue on each corner of the CPU heatspreader using a socket 7 HSF.

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Reply 36327 of 39046, by pan069

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Last year or so I bought a whole stack of 2.5 inch 80GB hard disks for cheapo. The other day I got some 2.5 inch to 3.5 inch brackets and IDE adapters. I'm using one in my current nostalgia build (Pentium II 350Mhz, 512MB, AOpen AX6B, nVidia TNT AGP). For 486 and older I prefer to use CF/IDE but I think this a great option for anything Socket 7 and upwards. So far, works great!

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Reply 36328 of 39046, by H3nrik V!

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cyclone3d wrote on 2020-10-06, 21:41:
H3nrik V! wrote on 2020-10-06, 21:01:
EvieSigma wrote on 2020-10-06, 03:58:

Oh it's not 486, it's a Socket 4 Pentium! Which...I of course do not own any of, I have to buy a CPU and heat sink just to test the board.

So, an actual excuse to shop some socket 4 goodness .. B-)

I have the other problem.. no socket 4 board but have some socket 4 CPUs.

Same problem here 🤣

Please use the "quote" option if asking questions to what I write - it will really up the chances of me noticing 😀

Reply 36329 of 39046, by H3nrik V!

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EvieSigma wrote on 2020-10-06, 22:44:
H3nrik V! wrote on 2020-10-06, 21:01:
EvieSigma wrote on 2020-10-06, 03:58:

Oh it's not 486, it's a Socket 4 Pentium! Which...I of course do not own any of, I have to buy a CPU and heat sink just to test the board.

So, an actual excuse to shop some socket 4 goodness .. B-)

I dunno what the heck kind of heat sink Socket 4 CPUs use, because the socket definitely doesn't have Socket 7 style tabs. Maybe they clip/adhere directly to the CPU?

Yeah, most I have seen, does. Unfortunately that has a habit of ruining the printing, especially on the gold tops ..

Please use the "quote" option if asking questions to what I write - it will really up the chances of me noticing 😀

Reply 36330 of 39046, by JSO

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Here's the newest addition to my collection...

The second Slot A motherboard I own alongside with Asus K7M...

But this one is special!
Brand new and never used...
Boxed but without CD, I/O backplate and manual.

GA-7IXE

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Reply 36331 of 39046, by debs3759

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JSO wrote on 2020-10-07, 08:41:
But this one is special! Brand new and never used... Boxed but without CD, I/O backplate and manual. […]
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But this one is special!
Brand new and never used...
Boxed but without CD, I/O backplate and manual.

GA-7IXE

Surely a board that is brand new and boxed would still have the driver disk and other extras? Or maybe I'm just an old cynic 😀

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Reply 36332 of 39046, by JSO

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It should have them...

But... It's a twenty years old board.

The seller had 9 pieces of this board for sale.

All unused and boxed.

What to say...

I only need the GA-7IXE4 (Socket A) to complete my K7 collection with ISA slots... I also own an Abit KT7 socket A motherboard.

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Reply 36333 of 39046, by jmarsh

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EvieSigma wrote on 2020-10-06, 22:44:
H3nrik V! wrote on 2020-10-06, 21:01:
EvieSigma wrote on 2020-10-06, 03:58:

Oh it's not 486, it's a Socket 4 Pentium! Which...I of course do not own any of, I have to buy a CPU and heat sink just to test the board.

So, an actual excuse to shop some socket 4 goodness .. B-)

I dunno what the heck kind of heat sink Socket 4 CPUs use, because the socket definitely doesn't have Socket 7 style tabs. Maybe they clip/adhere directly to the CPU?

Socket 4 has tabs, but they're offset instead of being directly opposite. But most heatsinks didn't use them anyway, they were either stick-ons or had plastic handles to grab the sides of the chip. Don't bother searching for "socket 4 heatsink" because you'll just get a bunch of socket 478 results; look for "486 heatsink" instead and pick one without any clips.

I have that exact same board, it's not very good (no on-board floppy/IDE) and I've only kept it around because it has a funky GUI/desktop interface bios that even supports mouse navigation (shown here).

Reply 36334 of 39046, by cyclone3d

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JSO wrote on 2020-10-07, 10:52:
It should have them... […]
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It should have them...

But... It's a twenty years old board.

The seller had 9 pieces of this board for sale.

All unused and boxed.

What to say...

I only need the GA-7IXE4 (Socket A) to complete my K7 collection with ISA slots... I also own an Abit KT7 socket A motherboard.

Do you have a Biostar M7MIA (only socket A board with ISA and DDR)?

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Reply 36335 of 39046, by liqmat

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JSO wrote on 2020-10-07, 08:41:
Here's the newest addition to my collection... […]
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Here's the newest addition to my collection...

The second Slot A motherboard I own alongside with Asus K7M...

But this one is special!
Brand new and never used...
Boxed but without CD, I/O backplate and manual.

GA-7IXE

Nice! Nothing like a shiny new mobo. If those motherboards came from a company lot I have seen where IT staff will toss all the manuals and accessories into other boxes or trash and keeping only one copy for the files. I've seen it happen numerous times. I had a couple of these NOS Gigabyte Slot 1 boards a few years back luckily from a private owner. Gave them away as I already had a dual Slot 1 board.

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Reply 36336 of 39046, by Hanamichi

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JSO wrote on 2020-10-07, 10:52:

I only need the GA-7IXE4 (Socket A) to complete my K7 collection with ISA slots... I also own an Abit KT7 socket A motherboard.

Very tempted with that auction to complete the Gigabyte trio but probably have to resist, good find!

NOS 7DXR, 7IXE4 here. Also a nice FIC AD11 NOS

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Don't forget Biostar, especially the elusive M7MIA as @cyclone3d has (I only have the M7VKQ which recently arrived)

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Reply 36337 of 39046, by Hanamichi

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liqmat wrote on 2020-10-07, 13:39:

Nice! Nothing like a shiny new mobo. If those motherboards came from a company lot I have seen where IT staff will toss all the manuals and accessories into other boxes or trash and keeping only one copy for the files. I've seen it happen numerous times. I had a couple of these NOS Gigabyte Slot 1 boards a few years back luckily from a private owner. Gave them away as I already had a dual Slot 1 board.

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Lovely Slot 1 board, Gigabyte were firing on all cylinders during PIII / K7 times.

imi wrote on 2020-10-06, 19:57:

picked up this vintage trinitron for €5 today 😁

That is literally a steal for current prices.

Skanque wrote on 2020-10-05, 19:45:

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

Just an Apocalypse 5D no sonic 😀
I will take a photo of the rest of the bunch. I look forward to seeing your Kyro STG 4800 😉
I still can't believe I found the 250, I contacted ImgTec for info on the card as it looks a bit prototype like.

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Reply 36339 of 39046, by Hanamichi

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Warlord wrote on 2020-10-07, 15:14:

Gigabyte is still considered good. These days they are known for top notch servers.

Glad to hear it, I am out of touch with Ryzen/Epyc stuff. Sorry I mean it to come across more like they were putting others to shame back then 😀

I don't miss my ECS K7S5A.. although it was good value.