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Reply 38060 of 38749, by brostenen

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PTherapist wrote on 2021-02-12, 10:53:
Nice. Even if it isn't working and you didn't or couldn't repair it, you'd easily be able to recoup the money by selling it on […]
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brostenen wrote on 2021-02-11, 23:06:

I might have gotten the deal of the year. An Amiga1200 for the price of shipping and what I then want to pay once I recieve it. The thing is, that it is in unknown condition. I will post some images, once it have arrived by mail in the next week. The only thing I know about it so far, is that it is physically intact. Personally I suspect that it needs a deep clean and a recap.

Nice. Even if it isn't working and you didn't or couldn't repair it, you'd easily be able to recoup the money by selling it on for parts.

If they're selling it like that, then it's probably as you said - not working and needing recapping. But good luck, if it's working it's an absolute steal!

If it comes with the original PSU, make sure you test that first as you are no doubt very well aware how bad Commodore power supplies can be.

Thanks. Well. Yeah..... I am going to put some money into this machine, in order to have it up and running. I can not do any SMD soldering, so it will be
shipped to a person that I have been recommended for recapping. He is on Amibay, and his work seems good and solid.

Else I suspect it needs a new membrane, and the case might need to be swapped with one of them new ones, that they created new molds for making.
My plan is to have it upgraded with as much memory as I can put into it, and then a scandoubler for future proofing it in regards to monitors.
Scandoublers were extremely hard to get a hold on, back in 2006 when I had to let my old 1200 go. It was a nice machine with 030-50 and PCMCIA SCSI.

Today it is quite easy to get parts for any type of vintage computer, compared to back then, as it can be purchased online.
That is perhaps the best thing about the current pandemic. Namely that it have become really easy to buy all sort of things online now.
Like carpets, kitchen machines, and everything else. That is perhaps the best thing that have come out of all this.

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

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Reply 38061 of 38749, 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 38063 of 38749, 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 38066 of 38749, 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 38068 of 38749, 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 38069 of 38749, 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 38070 of 38749, 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 38071 of 38749, 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 38072 of 38749, 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 38073 of 38749, 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 38074 of 38749, 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 38075 of 38749, by Predator99

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Puh, long story but the parcel finally arrived 😀

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Reply 38076 of 38749, 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 site buy+info
🎧 WIP Orpheus soundcard site
💻 WTB Amstrad PC7486SLC-33 system

Reply 38077 of 38749, 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 38078 of 38749, 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 38079 of 38749, 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.