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Reply 37740 of 38399, by RandomStranger

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These just arrived:

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I won the auction on sunday, 8$ for the Audigy and 12 for the XFi and 4$ domestic shipping.
Aside of the Audigy having 2 caps that seems to be damaged they both look good. And those are mechanical damages.
Maybe it was thrown in a box of parts and the underside of another PCB scratched it. It was sold as tested and working, but either way it's not something a soldering iron can't fix.

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Reply 37741 of 38399, by Ozzuneoj

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2021-01-21, 08:08:

Bought another GUS clone: a Reveal SC800/WAVExtreme 32

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Going to work on the STB version this Saturday as well (not giving up on this card).

I saw that! I almost sent an offer but I found one last year and I have bought too many things recently. If it had RAM or an upgrade socket, I'd value it higher, but without it I guess it's just a decent sounding wavetable card, without the benefits of being a GUS clone. Nothing wrong with that for the price though, really. 😀

Now for some blitting from the back buffer.

Reply 37742 of 38399, by dulu

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Bought this 92mm fan beacuse seller told that it is new, and production year is 2005, so fan is quite old for its cool appearance. Unfortunately, it makes strange noises and is quiet only when placed flat with the sticker facing up. Fortunately - noises become quieter and quieter. In combination with 2x120 rad it reduces athlon xp temperature by huge and significant two degrees : )

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Reply 37743 of 38399, by sf78

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Another trip to recycling. Right hinge is broken and the HDD is missing, otherwise seems to boot fine.

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Reply 37744 of 38399, by chrismeyer6

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dulu wrote on 2021-01-22, 11:28:

Bought this 92mm fan beacuse seller told that it is new, and production year is 2005, so fan is quite old for its cool appearance. Unfortunately, it makes strange noises and is quiet only when placed flat with the sticker facing up. Fortunately - noises become quieter and quieter. In combination with 2x120 rad it reduces athlon xp temperature by huge and significant two degrees : )

Have you tried to reoil the fan bearing. With the age of the fan the oil probably dried up and became gummy. A good clean and reoil and that fan will be as good as new.

Reply 37745 of 38399, by RandomStranger

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On my way home I stopped at a local PC parts shop, because I remembered seeing some AGP graphics cards for sale and I thought if they have any low-end Geforce FX series cards, I pick one up to test it for Retromonkey. It happened to be a 128bit MSI FX5200-D256 which is probably one of the less crap ones. And noticing the decapitated cap, I could haggle it down to 3$ from the listing price of 17.

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The thing is, I haven't stopped to buy a new one and the closest I can salvage from some scrap motherboard is an 820uF instead of 1000uF. These caps generally have 20% tolerance and I'm thinking about whether I should use the 820uF with which I have a 50% chance of overlap. I doubt it'd make a difference, but it'd feel better using an identical cap.

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Reply 37746 of 38399, by SVD

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bestemor wrote on 2021-01-15, 18:35:
SVD wrote on 2021-01-04, 15:04:

Bought 3 Asus v9950 128mb cards. And 11 7800gt and 7 7900gs. But those are PCIe so not so excited about those. I got the lot for getting the fx5900's 😊

Ahh... so THAT is why the seller never answered back.... 😥

I can possibly donate a 7800gt or two if those are the ones you were interested in ^^

Reply 37747 of 38399, by SteveC

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Just bought a pair of Toshiba Portege laptops to make a 2 player Win98 gaming setup 😀 Both working just need hard drives according to the seller, easily sorted. Don't think £34 delivered for the pair was too bad.

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Reply 37748 of 38399, by dulu

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SteveC wrote on 2021-01-23, 22:37:

Just bought a pair of Toshiba Portege laptops to make a 2 player Win98 gaming setup 😀 Both working just need hard drives according to the seller, easily sorted. Don't think £34 delivered for the pair was too bad.

It seems to be very, VERY thin as a 20-years old notebook 😮 Optical illusion?

Reply 37749 of 38399, by SteveC

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dulu wrote on 2021-01-23, 23:12:
SteveC wrote on 2021-01-23, 22:37:

Just bought a pair of Toshiba Portege laptops to make a 2 player Win98 gaming setup 😀 Both working just need hard drives according to the seller, easily sorted. Don't think £34 delivered for the pair was too bad.

It seems to be very, VERY thin as a 20-years old notebook 😮 Optical illusion?

No it really is this thin - see attached! No floppy or CD and just 3/4" thin 😀

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Reply 37750 of 38399, by Horun

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RandomStranger wrote on 2021-01-22, 16:22:
On my way home I stopped at a local PC parts shop, because I remembered seeing some AGP graphics cards for sale and I thought if […]
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On my way home I stopped at a local PC parts shop, because I remembered seeing some AGP graphics cards for sale and I thought if they have any low-end Geforce FX series cards, I pick one up to test it for Retromonkey. It happened to be a 128bit MSI FX5200-D256 which is probably one of the less crap ones. And noticing the decapitated cap, I could haggle it down to 3$ from the listing price of 17.

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The thing is, I haven't stopped to buy a new one and the closest I can salvage from some scrap motherboard is an 820uF instead of 1000uF. These caps generally have 20% tolerance and I'm thinking about whether I should use the 820uF with which I have a 50% chance of overlap. I doubt it'd make a difference, but it'd feel better using an identical cap.

Good idea ! Got a decent DVM ? if so you test the 820uF and see what the DVM says it capacitance is. If above 820 then put it in and test the card. If works ok I would leave as is or order a 1000uF and replace sometime later.
Think the Only time it might make a difference is when the card is running heavy 3D and drawing lots of watts afaik. added: appears to not be part of the onboard Vreg over by the DVI and just for supply filtering for the ram....

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Reply 37751 of 38399, by bjwil1991

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Bought some IC sockets (28 pin PDIP and 20 pin PDIP), 256Kb (32Kx8) EPROMs, 512Kb (64Kx8) EPROMs, 62 0in (2 rows of 31) edge card connectors (8-bit ISA/XT slot), and SN74F245N Transceivers for my Jetway 386/486 motherboard from Digi-Key.

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Reply 37752 of 38399, by Jed118

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Recent haul - three locations, overall great deals.

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The smaller tower has a 166MMX in it (had, I took it out and replaced it with a kick ass 486 SCSI system) and the larger tower has... Unbelievably... a JUKO Nest V30 with 1 Mb RAM and some kind of hard disk controller (JUKO branded) with a 40 Mb hard disk attached to it. It needed almost nothing to get going. I have lots of questions, I'll make a separate thread. It's currently retrobriting - it's got the tinge of the former US president.

XT keyboard is f**ked - pressing enter makes all sorts of random characters appear, it's near impossible to use.

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If these motherboards all work, then that lot was a fair deal. A few P3 boards, a P4 board, and a VX chipset Socket 7

Some other random stuff:

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Reply 37754 of 38399, by Jed118

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chrismeyer6 wrote on 2021-01-24, 06:36:

That's quite the impressive haul you got there.

I forgot to add this:

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This lot will keep me busy for weeks - ALL the RAM checked out, unlike my last haul in which half the 30 PIN RAM did not work.

Overall, I'd say I got pretty lucky. That JUKO computer is going to be fun to film 😁

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Reply 37756 of 38399, by dionb

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Spotted something: anybody want to guess why I just picked up this battered, wet, and very non-ESD-proof pile of crap? 😉

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Reply 37757 of 38399, by bearking

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dionb wrote on 2021-01-24, 14:12:

Spotted something: anybody want to guess why I just picked up this battered, wet, and very non-ESD-proof pile of crap? 😉

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Roland SCC-1 ? 😁

Reply 37758 of 38399, by bofh.fromhell

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dionb wrote on 2021-01-24, 14:12:

Spotted something: anybody want to guess why I just picked up this battered, wet, and very non-ESD-proof pile of crap? 😉

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Dual slot 1 with AGP.
Nice.
Tyan 1836?
Looks a tad sad tho, lets hope the brown stuff is dust and not the results of high temperatures.

Reply 37759 of 38399, by dionb

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bofh.fromhell wrote on 2021-01-24, 14:54:
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Dual slot 1 with AGP.
Nice.
Tyan 1836?
Looks a tad sad tho, lets hope the brown stuff is dust and not the results of high temperatures.

IBM OEM i440LX board. Utterly filthy and very battered. Can't even see if things are actually damaged due to the level of dirt - it literally looks like it's been standing out in the rain for a significant period of time. I'll give it a good clean and rinse, but not at all hopeful. No, this wasn't the reason.

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Roland SCC-1 ? 😁

That would have been utterly spectacular. Nope, but very warm indeed. It's an MPU401AT, in far better shape than the rest of the lot fortunately 😀

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This was before cleaning, back is a bit grimy.

Edit:
Anyone have a tip for mini-DIN MIDI cables? I know the 'Creative ones' are supposed to work, but can't find those, and the only mini-DIN to DIN "MIDI cable" I can find on eBay looks suspiciously like a PS/2->AT DIN adapter cable