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Reply 37760 of 39068, by psychofox

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Todays find:

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Anyone seen and tested such card?

I have have lots of soundcards on my collection but never seen such sound chipset, WTA2000?
Did quick search on web, it seems to be Diamond Technologies Dt197A30. Cant find original driver package unfortunately.

Also did quick test - unisound detects it as 1688 chipset.

Reply 37761 of 39068, by PC Hoarder Patrol

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psychofox wrote on 2021-01-25, 05:56:
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Todays find:

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Anyone seen and tested such card?

I have have lots of soundcards on my collection but never seen such sound chipset, WTA2000?
Did quick search on web, it seems to be Diamond Technologies Dt197A30. Cant find original driver package unfortunately.

Also did quick test - unisound detects it as 1688 chipset.

Check this thread (with drivers) - Unknown sound card.

Reply 37762 of 39068, by Predator99

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dionb wrote on 2021-01-24, 15:10:
IBM OEM i440LX board. Utterly filthy and very battered. Can't even see if things are actually damaged due to the level of dirt - […]
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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.

bearking wrote on 2021-01-24, 14:41:

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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.

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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

Seems to be a good time to throw away these cards 😁 Also got one one week ago.

Bought these (retro) hardware today

Reply 37763 of 39068, by Wolfus

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I bought this nice mini PC despite I did't know what is inside. When I saw motherboard I almost jumped in the air.

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Reply 37764 of 39068, by dionb

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Predator99 wrote on 2021-01-25, 09:44:

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Seems to be a good time to throw away these cards 😁 Also got one one week ago.

Bought these (retro) hardware today

Yes, I saw yours and wondered "why don't I ever find stuff like that" - and then I did 😜
(unfortunately no SCB-55 on mine though, but I already have an SC-55ST, so I can live without that)

Tested it yesterday and it works beautifully - at least with a wavetable module on the header. Don't have the mini-DIN cables yet. You have any idea where to get those (other than things from US that look suspiciously like mislabeled PS/2-> DIN keyboard adapters)?

Given the state of the LX board I chucked it in the dishwasher. It's coming out looking a lot better than I hoped. After thorough drying I'll give it a spin. It may yet live. The other motherboard is an MSI K7T-Turbo (KT133A). Of course some caps are dead, and I don't have an SoA CPU at present, so not much I can do with that. The last bit is interesting: a card with DIN 41612 connector and shape/size that might be STEbus. 2x DIN, 1x DE9 connectors and otherwise only glue logic, a few LEDs and a speaker connector. Only identifying mark is "910109" and my only hit on that is something that it clearly isn't (an 80C32 SBC...)

Reply 37765 of 39068, by SteveC

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I bought a Psion Organiser II and when I just picked it up the guy said he had an 'old Amstrad laptop' and do I want it for £10 - I certainly couldn't say no!

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Reply 37766 of 39068, by appiah4

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I got myself an ASUS Extreme AX850PRO 256MB PCIe. I didn't need it at all but it is the fastest PCIe ATI card for Win9x and I hope to build a stupidly fast Win9x/Win7 dual boot system some day. I'm looking at my options for a motherboard for this setup currently..

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Reply 37767 of 39068, by HanJammer

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This thing which was insulting me saying "f**k you, don't buy me"... it's largely uninteresting 486 VLB system, but it had SW20-PC inside!

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Reply 37768 of 39068, by Bondi

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I was hoping that Game/MIDI card would work in WinXP. But unfortunately it works there only as game port. Same for W2K.
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Reply 37769 of 39068, by dionb

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Cleaned up the other stuff from my haul yesterday. It was so filthy I stuck it in the dishwasher. Pretty happy with the results. If it actually works might repeat again in the future...

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Gave the motherboards a few hours in hot air oven at 50C to dry out, but will leave them for another 24h just in case.

Reply 37770 of 39068, by debs3759

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dionb wrote on 2021-01-25, 23:17:

Cleaned up the other stuff from my haul yesterday. It was so filthy I stuck it in the dishwasher. Pretty happy with the results. If it actually works might repeat again in the future...

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Gave the motherboards a few hours in hot air oven at 50C to dry out, but will leave them for another 24h just in case.

I see no reason why it wouldn't be effective. Some of us (myself included) clean stuff in a hot shower, the only difference being a higher temp in many dishwashers. Personally I hang things close to a radiator for drying (after shaking off excess water, of course), and give them at least 3 days. Dishwasher does sound easier though 😀

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Reply 37772 of 39068, by shamino

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I warped and ruined the plastic on a Model-M with a dishwasher.
A Microsoft Natural Keyboard was in there too, it came out fine.

They had both been disassembled. Maybe if the IBM was still held together with screws it wouldn't have warped.

Reply 37773 of 39068, by Repo Man11

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Repo Man11 wrote on 2021-01-10, 20:33:

For $30.00 and a long drive, I purchased four motherboards, two cases, and three video cards. Two Aopen boards, both of which are interesting; one is a Pentium M board, the other is a Pentium 4 775 AGP board. And a pair of industrial Pentium 4 boards. I've tested three of the four boards so far and they have all POSTed. And the video cards are PCI Radeon 7000 64 meg DDR cards. The one P4 board has a 3.0 with hyperthreading CPU, and I'm guessing the other does as well. The only auctions I could find on Ebay for the Socket 478 boards were ridiculously overpriced. And the Pentium M MATX board is apparently so rare that I couldn't find a listing to give me any idea of what it might be worth.

I installed Windows XP to test the AOpen 775 AGP board, and that went fine. It had a 2.6 533 P4, and in my stash O stuff, I found a 3.2 800 P4. I found the last BIOS on a driver site and used the included Windows flash utility because I was too much of a slacker to install a floppy drive, and it booted up with the P4 just fine. I didn't check, so I don't know if this was there before, or something they added with the end of the line BIOS, but going through the settings I saw "Credits."

I also tested the same Nvidia 6800 in this and in my P4P800 which also has a P4 3.2 GHz 800 with hyper-threading, both running Windows XP with two gigs of RAM - the 775 system scored almost 1,500 more points in 3D Mark 2001.

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Reply 37774 of 39068, by chrismeyer6

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shamino wrote on 2021-01-26, 01:45:

I warped and ruined the plastic on a Model-M with a dishwasher.
A Microsoft Natural Keyboard was in there too, it came out fine.

They had both been disassembled. Maybe if the IBM was still held together with screws it wouldn't have warped.

When I run them through I leave them fully assembled and I put them on the top rack and turn off the drying cycle.

Reply 37775 of 39068, by bestemor

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SVD wrote on 2021-01-22, 20:18:
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 ^^

Thankyou very much for the offer (!) 😊, but.... it was the V9950's I was looking for, heh...
Sadly my excitement level for the pcie 7800 is on par with yours, so...

Reply 37776 of 39068, by dionb

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debs3759 wrote on 2021-01-25, 23:24:

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I see no reason why it wouldn't be effective. Some of us (myself included) clean stuff in a hot shower, the only difference being a higher temp in many dishwashers. Personally I hang things close to a radiator for drying (after shaking off excess water, of course), and give them at least 3 days. Dishwasher does sound easier though 😀

Done stuff in the shower myself too, including an Asus P/I-P55TP4XE I literally pulled out of the mud that worked fine after drying - but not convinced plain water or even regular soap would have gotten some of this sticky residue off. Was slightly worried about corrosion due to the more aggressive detergents in dishwashers though. So far looks good though.

shamino wrote on 2021-01-26, 01:45:

I warped and ruined the plastic on a Model-M with a dishwasher.
A Microsoft Natural Keyboard was in there too, it came out fine.

They had both been disassembled. Maybe if the IBM was still held together with screws it wouldn't have warped.

Owch 🙁

Have done Model M (and F for that matter) several times without warping. Maybe I was lucky. Maybe my dishwasher wasn't so hot... I do recall that I did them horizontally, lying flat on the upper basket. Possibly that made the difference.

Reply 37777 of 39068, by CMB75

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dionb wrote on 2021-01-26, 14:20:
Done stuff in the shower myself too, including an Asus P/I-P55TP4XE I literally pulled out of the mud that worked fine after dry […]
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I see no reason why it wouldn't be effective. Some of us (myself included) clean stuff in a hot shower, the only difference being a higher temp in many dishwashers. Personally I hang things close to a radiator for drying (after shaking off excess water, of course), and give them at least 3 days. Dishwasher does sound easier though 😀

Done stuff in the shower myself too, including an Asus P/I-P55TP4XE I literally pulled out of the mud that worked fine after drying - but not convinced plain water or even regular soap would have gotten some of this sticky residue off. Was slightly worried about corrosion due to the more aggressive detergents in dishwashers though. So far looks good though.

shamino wrote on 2021-01-26, 01:45:

I warped and ruined the plastic on a Model-M with a dishwasher.
A Microsoft Natural Keyboard was in there too, it came out fine.

They had both been disassembled. Maybe if the IBM was still held together with screws it wouldn't have warped.

Owch 🙁

Have done Model M (and F for that matter) several times without warping. Maybe I was lucky. Maybe my dishwasher wasn't so hot... I do recall that I did them horizontally, lying flat on the upper basket. Possibly that made the difference.

I've been using the dishwasher for a couple of years now. Never had any issues. On the other hand - I gave the boards a good scrub before I placed them in the dishwasher. I didn't dare to use dishwasher detergents, yet - only water rinsing and IPA before/after or vinegar in case of corrosion.

Reply 37778 of 39068, by SteveC

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256KB Cache On A STick and a P166 MMX all the way from Bulgaria came in the post today

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Reply 37779 of 39068, by megatron-uk

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Just bought an EMS memory card to go in my 286:

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Everex EV-178
- 8MB of 70ns DIP DRAM
- 8/16bit EMS mode
- 640kb backfill/Extended/Expanded or mixed mode RAM

The driver for these was missing for several years, but someone from VCF found it and contributed to http://www.minuszerodegrees.net/manuals.htm#Everex - there's no manual online that I can find, but looking at the driver/installer it looks to automate most things for you, as per other Everex EMS cards that save the config on the onboard eeprom.