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Reply 37300 of 39046, by devius

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Aublak wrote on 2020-12-19, 19:02:
I think this might work for my power needs. https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Pin-Molex-IDE-to-3 … gwAAOSwi8VZUqSo or this https://www […]
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I think this might work for my power needs.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Pin-Molex-IDE-to-3 … gwAAOSwi8VZUqSo
or this
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Micro-3-Pin-Fan-Conn … bgAAOSwoX5asqEH

The connectors seem the right ones, but the pins on the smaller connector are not in the right order. Pentiumspeed ‘s suggestion might be easier depending on what tools you have available.

Reply 37301 of 39046, by psychz

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Last retro hardware purchase for 2020, arrived today... Sonnet Encore/ST G4 Duet 1.3GHz - two 1.3GHz PPCs on a G4 CPU card
This went in a side-of-the-road find 400MHz Sawtooth PowerMac which had its HDDs taken out and a dead PSU. I have already restored/upgraded it with:

  • a bigger PSU (ATX pinout rearranged as described here)
  • more 100MHz SDRAM (the sweet spot might be 768MB to 1GB, above it some apps tend to glitch)
  • a flashed Club3D ATi Radeon 9250 AGP running 1920x1080x32 just fine in OS9 (64KB firmware here)
  • 2x80GB WD blacks
  • an ATAPI ZIP with the original graphite-case front panel borrowed from another G4 whose case was on worse condition
  • a PC SoundBlaster Live (patched drivers) with MIDI through OMS (scratch that, Creative's extensions made it take ages to boot, I'd rather use an Audiophile or a USB MOTU interface)
  • a new clock/nvram battery

It is currently running MacOS 9.2.2, I'm considering moving to MorphOS but as far as I can tell, the second CPU will be left unused.
Don't care about OS X at all, after all I still keep my Intel unibody at 10.6.8 with Rosetta, so it's either MOS or OS9 on this thing.
Next upgrade would possibly be a OS9-boot-compatible SATA card...

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Its not like components found in trash after 20 years in rain dont still work flawlessly.

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Reply 37302 of 39046, by Salient

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Acquired this beauty a couple of days ago. Needed a clean but works like a charm.

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Reply 37303 of 39046, by Socket3

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I rarely post here, but I wanted to share my Christmas haul:

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Some slotket in original packaging

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Radeon 9600XT - possibly built by ATi

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Triplex Geforce 2 MX400 128bit

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Triplex Geforce 4 Ti 4200 - missing cooler (too bad, the stock cooling was pretty good looking https://vgamuseum.ru/gpu/nvidia/triplex-mille … orce-4-ti-4200/ )

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Creative 3D Blaster Annihilator 2 (Geforce 2 GTS/PRO) GB0010

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Inno3D Geforce 2 MX

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All in Wonder Radeon DDR. I've been looking for one of these babies for a while now. All I need to find now is a RV100 Radeon 7200 (RV100 DDR) and a Radeon 7500 (RV200) and my ATI collection is complete.

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No idea what this is but it looks interesting. Hoping it's an actual video card and not a capture card.

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Another Geforce 256 SDR. From the layout and fan sticker it seems to be a Creative card, but it's not silkscreened witch is unusual. Could be a creative OEM card. My second one now, maybe I can trade it for a DDR model witch I'm missing.

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ISA IDE/FDD controller

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SB Live!

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Gigabyte socket 7 board + K5 PR133

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ATi RageII PCI

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SB16

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Rage 128 PRO/Ultra 128bit

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3D Prophet 4500 (Kyro II)

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Number 9 AGP (S3 Savage 4)

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Creative 3D Blaster II

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Creative 3D Blaster Banshee

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mATX Socket A motherboard (SiS chipset) + 1333MHz Athlon

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Complete AT form factor Slot 1 rig. Contains a Lucky Star slot 1 BX440 chipset motherboard, a 600MHz Pentium III, a S3 Trio3D AGP, a PCI YMF724 sound card and a 2GB Matrox HDD.

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AGP Maxtrox card - possibly a G200

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Unidentified VLB 486 board + 66MHz DX2.

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Another SB16

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Asus Voodoo Banshee AGP - heatsink missing

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Aaaand... another SB16

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VLB Cirrus Logic VGA card

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Unidentified Intel 430 socket 7 board + AMD K6

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Reply 37305 of 39046, by pentiumspeed

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The card you were hoping is video card *is* capture card due to Zonan chipset is frequently used.

Cheers,

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Reply 37306 of 39046, by bjwil1991

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Bought two different thickness 65mm square belts: 0.8mm thick and 1.8.m thick for a floppy drive that slipped the belt off when a cleaning floppy diskette was inserted

Along with a 2.5" to 3.5" IDE HDD adapter so I can format the 504MB HDD on my 486 desktop for one of the laptops and 4 pieces of RAM for my GUS clone since the current RAM is dead and no games work until the new RAM I ordered gets here and when I get it installed.

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Reply 37307 of 39046, by Munx

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Got myself an AT box!

Pentium 133 with an integrated cooler, 16MB of RAM, SIS 6202 PCI 1MB video card, motherboard with i430fx chipset. Looks like one side was placed next to a radiator or something, judging by the yellowing 🤣
Fans and HDD start up, but still no post. I suspect the dead Dallas RTC is to blame.

Likely an office spreadsheet machine as indicated by the lack of sound card and cd-rom, plus the system builder "Inida"- a popular business PC supplier over here who are still around today and who built my work PC that I'm using now.

Makes me remember the times walking by that store from school and just oogling all the parts I could not afford 🤣

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The Underdog - The budget K6
The Voodoo powerhouse - The power-hungry K7
The troll PC - The Socket 423 Pentium 4

Reply 37310 of 39046, by mpe

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Received the ATX2AT converter device. I missed the original kickstarter campaign but was lucky to receive one of extra units.

Here it is with picoPSU power supply which makes it a nice compact combo for running vintage systems

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Reply 37311 of 39046, by sf78

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I accidentally the whole place for two-fiddy. Never happened before, and now it happened again. 😒

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Reply 37312 of 39046, by Socket3

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Warlord wrote on 2020-12-20, 20:26:

Nice haul. i like the grey pcb on the triplex cards, definitely out of the ordinary.

Yeah, they look really different. A friend of mine back in the day had a pentium 4 build in a full acrylic case, with a silver soltek motherboard and a silver geforce 4 ti. Really clean build too. I remember he cut and fit plastic wire management boxes (the type you put on walls) and routed every cable inside. It was the greatest looking rig I saw at the time.

pentiumspeed wrote on 2020-12-20, 21:13:

The card you were hoping is video card *is* capture card due to Zonan chipset is frequently used.

Cheers,

Thanks for pointing that out. Maybe I'll be able to trade it for something else. If not it goes into the "modems and other crap" box.

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Socket3 wrote on 2020-12-20, 20:19:

ISA IDE/FDD controller

Not IDE.
MFM, RLL, or ESDI.

Even better

Reply 37313 of 39046, by imi

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sf78 wrote on 2020-12-21, 14:16:

I accidentally the whole place for two-fiddy. Never happened before, and now it happened again. 😒

now that's a whole treasure trove of stuff, nice :3

Reply 37314 of 39046, by cyclone3d

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Tell me I'm not insane.. I just bought 4x GTX 780Ti. anybody ever tried 4-way SLI in XP? I have a board (ASUS Rampage V Extreme) that can do it along with a XEON E5-1660 V3 (octa-core) that overclocks to 4.5Ghz which is going to probably be the upgrade to my current main system but not with this particular motherboard.

I also have a E5 1650 V3 (hex-core) that overclocks to about the same speed which would be the final CPU for this motherboard.

Will 4-way work in XP?

Edit... Also, this would be the system I would be using for other SLI and CFX setups...

So far I have:
2x 7950GX2
2x GTX 295
2x HD5970
2x X1950XTX
4x 8800 Ultra
4x 780Ti on the way

Probably have a few other sets of cards as well but not 100% sure.

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Reply 37316 of 39046, by Shagittarius

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cyclone3d wrote on 2020-12-21, 17:44:

Tell me I'm not insane.. I just bought 4x GTX 780Ti. anybody ever tried 4-way SLI in XP? I have a board (ASUS Rampage V Extreme) that can do it along with a XEON E5-1660 V3 (octa-core) that overclocks to 4.5Ghz which is going to probably be the upgrade to my current main system but not with this particular motherboard.

I also have a E5 1650 V3 (hex-core) that overclocks to about the same speed which would be the final CPU for this motherboard.

Will 4-way work in XP?

That's going to be a very interesting system to play around with, everything I know about SLI scaling leads me to believe 4-way wont see any improvement from 3 way, but its awesome that you get to find out for yourself, please post your results!

Reply 37317 of 39046, by cyclone3d

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Shagittarius wrote on 2020-12-21, 17:56:
cyclone3d wrote on 2020-12-21, 17:44:

Tell me I'm not insane.. I just bought 4x GTX 780Ti. anybody ever tried 4-way SLI in XP? I have a board (ASUS Rampage V Extreme) that can do it along with a XEON E5-1660 V3 (octa-core) that overclocks to 4.5Ghz which is going to probably be the upgrade to my current main system but not with this particular motherboard.

I also have a E5 1650 V3 (hex-core) that overclocks to about the same speed which would be the final CPU for this motherboard.

Will 4-way work in XP?

That's going to be a very interesting system to play around with, everything I know about SLI scaling leads me to believe 4-way wont see any improvement from 3 way, but its awesome that you get to find out for yourself, please post your results!

I will once I have time to to run a bunch of different tests. I did actually look at some 780Ti 2x vs 3x vs 4x benchmarks and there are some games that show significant improvements with 3x and 4x.

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Reply 37318 of 39046, by Joseph_Joestar

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cyclone3d wrote on 2020-12-21, 18:00:

I will once I have time to to run a bunch of different tests. I did actually look at some 780Ti 2x vs 3x vs 4x benchmarks and there are some games that show significant improvements with 3x and 4x.

I always liked the idea of SLI (and CrossFire) in theory, but I never went for it due to the infamous micro stutter problems that many people experience when using such a setup.

Let us know if you run into anything like that on your 4x SLI rig.I'm curious to see how that turns out.

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Reply 37319 of 39046, by Shagittarius

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I think Nvidia changed the way SLI worked for all cards from the 690 onward to mitigate the microstutter. I do remember for sure at least NVidia claiming they did this for the 690.