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Reply 38060 of 46491, by SteveC

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Just won this on eBay for 99p. Mac Pro "Quad core" 2.66GHz (Dual Xeon 5150) CPU with what appears to be a 4GB upgrade, and the original Nvidia 7300GT video card. No hard drives but that's soon fixed. The brackets were included. No idea if it works but I assume it does. Now how to work out how to install an OS on it...

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Reply 38062 of 46491, by SteveC

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Well it works! Now to do some firmware hacking and see what OS I can get on it (I had a Snow Leopard handy so that's what's there now)

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Reply 38065 of 46491, by amadeus777999

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Nice "job" on the bench.
Came across a DX4 WB after a pretty long time for a good price.

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Reply 38067 of 46491, by SteveC

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That apple Mac Pro bench is great! haha Probably the best use for them 😀

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Reply 38068 of 46491, by Shagittarius

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SteveC wrote on 2021-02-12, 20:19:

That apple Mac Pro bench is great! haha Probably the best use for them 😀

The bench needs one of those Trash can mac pros next to it as an ashtray.

Reply 38069 of 46491, by retro.bit

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I bought this Dell Dimension 4100 last week. Inside I found:

  • Pentium III EB 1000
  • Intel i815E chipset
  • 512 MB RAM (PC133)
  • GeForce 2 MX 32 MB
  • Turtle Beach Santa Cruz

I really like it.

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Reply 38070 of 46491, by amadeus777999

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retro.bit wrote on 2021-02-12, 21:01:
I bought this Dell Dimension 4100 last week. Inside I found: […]
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I bought this Dell Dimension 4100 last week. Inside I found:

  • Pentium III EB 1000
  • Intel i815E chipset
  • 512 MB RAM (PC133)
  • GeForce 2 MX 32 MB
  • Turtle Beach Santa Cruz

I really like it.

I have two of these Geforce2Mx's(PCI) and have always been wondering why there's no heatsink.

Reply 38071 of 46491, by Intel486dx33

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Shagittarius wrote on 2021-02-12, 20:21:
SteveC wrote on 2021-02-12, 20:19:

That apple Mac Pro bench is great! haha Probably the best use for them 😀

The bench needs one of those Trash can mac pros next to it as an ashtray.

Now that would be funny.

Reply 38072 of 46491, by debs3759

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retro.bit wrote on 2021-02-12, 21:01:
I bought this Dell Dimension 4100 last week. Inside I found: […]
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I bought this Dell Dimension 4100 last week. Inside I found:

  • Pentium III EB 1000
  • Intel i815E chipset
  • 512 MB RAM (PC133)
  • GeForce 2 MX 32 MB
  • Turtle Beach Santa Cruz

I really like it.

I bought a Prolink branded GeForce 2 MX this week. MVGA-NVG11A, which most sellers everywhere wrongly list as an GeForce 2 MX400.

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Reply 38073 of 46491, by amadeus777999

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Bought this board as broken and, whoops, it's working. Only downside is I have to mod/desolder the rtc/battery.
Had the same generic board in my first PC that I got in 1995 - I have to admit I really dig it.
It will be interesting if the tweakbios utility is able to get some more performance out of it...

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Reply 38074 of 46491, by Predator99

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Puh, long story but the parcel finally arrived 😀

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Reply 38075 of 46491, by keropi

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Predator99 wrote on 2021-02-13, 15:16:

Puh, long story but the parcel finally arrived 😀

hohohoho another awesome grab Predator99! 😁

🎵 🎧 PCMIDI MPU , Orpheus , Action Rewind , Megacard and MK8330 soundcard website

Reply 38076 of 46491, by Ozzuneoj

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Purchased these today. All are missing brackets, which really stinks, but there's definitely some decent stuff here.

Best of the lot:
CT1350B Rev. 3 with an original CMS upgrade kit installed (notice the stickers)
Cirrus Logic GD510\520 8bit VGA\EGA card (Eagle II)

Not amazing, but worth grabbing:
Octek EG-3000 Gemini VC-001 EGA card
Two different OAK VGA+EGA cards
Trident ISA VGA (probably 8900D... I have another similar card with those big fat memory packages)
Diamond Stealth64 Video 2MB, with audio out
ISA Riser... because why not...
Some chips\CPUs... I believe one is a 486 SX25 (not sure), with intact pins. The others look like an AMD 286 10Mhz (possibly broken pins) and possibly the parts from the Headland chipset that ran it's motherboard.

Also decided to grab a couple of weird CDROM cards. One is for an external CDROM (something I might actually have), and one is an IDE interface card with a BIOS (hopefully bootable) and audio jacks on the back.

Now for some blitting from the back buffer.

Reply 38077 of 46491, by W.x.

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amadeus777999 wrote on 2021-02-12, 21:09:

I have two of these Geforce2Mx's(PCI) and have always been wondering why there's no heatsink.

Someone has taken down the heatsink, probably for other card. Another reason is, as in its time, it was famous for overclocking, they've put something bigger on it, that covered also memory. As geforce 2 MX most performance gain was through overclocking memory. Most of GF2MX gained 20-25% after overclocking in most favourites resolution in its time 1024x768x32.

Reply 38078 of 46491, by dionb

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Predator99 wrote on 2021-02-13, 15:16:
Puh, long story but the parcel finally arrived :-) […]
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Puh, long story but the parcel finally arrived 😀

Sellers pic:
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My cards:
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Nice one!

Can't complain myself, got a box of very cheap crap today containing mainly uninteresting crap, but a working Voodoo 1 made it worthwhile.

Reply 38079 of 46491, by MMaximus

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Ozzuneoj wrote on 2021-02-13, 17:16:
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Purchased these today. All are missing brackets, which really stinks, but there's definitely some decent stuff here.

Best of the lot:
CT1350B Rev. 3 with an original CMS upgrade kit installed (notice the stickers)
Cirrus Logic GD510\520 8bit VGA\EGA card (Eagle II)

Not amazing, but worth grabbing:
Octek EG-3000 Gemini VC-001 EGA card
Two different OAK VGA+EGA cards
Trident ISA VGA (probably 8900D... I have another similar card with those big fat memory packages)
Diamond Stealth64 Video 2MB, with audio out
ISA Riser... because why not...
Some chips\CPUs... I believe one is a 486 SX25 (not sure), with intact pins. The others look like an AMD 286 10Mhz (possibly broken pins) and possibly the parts from the Headland chipset that ran it's motherboard.

Also decided to grab a couple of weird CDROM cards. One is for an external CDROM (something I might actually have), and one is an IDE interface card with a BIOS (hopefully bootable) and audio jacks on the back.

Great haul! Be sure to post in my Eagle II thread if you happen to test your card and find anything worth mentioning 😀