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Reply 39760 of 47240, by bearking

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Today I went to the flea market after 1,5 years, the flea markets in my area where closed, and I found these:

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- a generic ISA graphics card with OAK OTI037C
- a Media Magic ISA sound card with Cristal CS4231A-KL chip and Yamaha OPL YMF262-M
- a Skywell Magic 3D II (or Trust Voodoo Dragon 2) 12 MB
I paid less then 2 Euro for all the cards 😀)

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Yamaha YST-M7 active speakers for 6 Euro.

It was a really fruitful comeback 😀

Reply 39761 of 47240, by GuillermoXT

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Horun wrote on 2021-07-10, 14:20:
GuillermoXT wrote on 2021-07-10, 11:19:

Got this nice soundcard for a few bucks 🙂
Does anyone have the documentation for me for setting it up?
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this may help: Re: Where to find Jumper settings for Audio Drive ES688
added: it is also called a MF-1115 sound card according to this page: http://dosdays.co.uk/topics/Manufacturers/ess.php

Thanks!👍
According to the information JP21 should be set as enabled so I would get the first IDE controlled adress 1F0 right?

My Retrosystems:
K6-2 400 running Win98SE
P1-133 with Win3.11
Tandon 286-8MHZ Running DOS 5.0 on XT-IDE Card

Reply 39762 of 47240, by Caluser2000

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bearking wrote on 2021-07-10, 17:31:
Today I went to the flea market after 1,5 years, the flea markets in my area where closed, and I found these: 20210710_201123.jp […]
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Today I went to the flea market after 1,5 years, the flea markets in my area where closed, and I found these:
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- a generic ISA graphics card with OAK OTI037C
- a Media Magic ISA sound card with Cristal CS4231A-KL chip and Yamaha OPL YMF262-M
- a Skywell Magic 3D II (or Trust Voodoo Dragon 2) 12 MB
I paid less then 2 Euro for all the cards 😀)
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Yamaha YST-M7 active speakers for 6 Euro.

It was a really fruitful comeback 😀

An OAK graphics card was in my very first 286/16. I donated it to a previous employer so they could fit it in a Compaq Deskpro 386 to attached a LCD monitor which ran A4K/TA4K avionics diagnostic software. It was included in purchase of the New Zealand Skyhawks by Draken Industries in the US to use in dissimilar aircraft combat training for US pilots. There was no way they were going to get hold of an EGA monitor. A couple of Mini VACs systems were included in the avionics test suite as well.

That card helped put me on the path to knowing more about computers than I ever dreamed....😉

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Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.
Of course, as always, I'm open to correction...😉

Reply 39763 of 47240, by pete8475

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bearking wrote on 2021-07-10, 17:31:

Yamaha YST-M7 active speakers for 6 Euro.

It was a really fruitful comeback 😀

I had the black version of those speakers probably about 20 years ago, I liked them a lot at the time.

Reply 39764 of 47240, by bearking

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pete8475 wrote on 2021-07-10, 19:29:
bearking wrote on 2021-07-10, 17:31:

Yamaha YST-M7 active speakers for 6 Euro.

It was a really fruitful comeback 😀

I had the black version of those speakers probably about 20 years ago, I liked them a lot at the time.

I don't know why, but I'm happier for these speaker then for the v2... maybe because I didn't had any decent retro speakers till now...

Reply 39765 of 47240, by pan069

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GuillermoXT wrote on 2021-07-10, 11:19:

Got this nice soundcard for a few bucks 🙂
Does anyone have the documentation for me for setting it up?
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This looks like the same card as yours: Where to find Jumper settings for Audio Drive ES688

Reply 39766 of 47240, by GuillermoXT

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In the meantime I have made further progress in the xtide BIOS, but only the 8 bit mode works to boot the Compact Flash. The ESS is set to 170h.
I would like to operate the CD-ROM drive on the same cable (slave) .... has anyone ever gotten cf and CD to work together on a sound card?

My Retrosystems:
K6-2 400 running Win98SE
P1-133 with Win3.11
Tandon 286-8MHZ Running DOS 5.0 on XT-IDE Card

Reply 39768 of 47240, by PTherapist

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Got myself 1 of these:

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Stock image from the web as it hasn't arrived yet.

Didn't have any PS/2 compatible optical mice in my collection and really could do with 1 to use on my Amiga & Atari ST.

Got it fairly cheaply with 2 other generic mice which are likely not PS/2 compatible so will just do for spares.

Reply 39769 of 47240, by Robert B

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My second dual PII/PIII mother of all boards. It will sit quite nicely near my Super P6DLS.

Meet the SOYO SY-D6IBA. An unexpected flea market find dumped into a bag full of other boards.

Does anyone have the DRIVER CD for this beast? Looking further into the future we should mirror all the FTP sites of the once great manufacturers as in 10 years or so we won't be able to find much of the stuff that still is available.

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The board needs a recap but that won't be a problem. I plan to recap it fully.

Reply 39770 of 47240, by Brawndo

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I managed to score a complete PC from 1998 on eBay last week for $130 shipped. I was actually on the hunt for an Aopen AX59 Pro super 7 mobo, did a search and lo and behold, a complete tower! It was built by Dog Bytes back in the day and includes the following:

AX59 Pro mobo
AMD K6-2 350 Mhz
128 MB RAM
18 GB HDD
STB Velocity 128 video
S3 Sonic Vibes sounds card
3.5 floppy drive
100 MB Zip drive
Sony CD-ROM

It's very clean and in great shape, and very little discoloration on the tower. I'm really stoked I found it. It'll likely become a host for one of my Voodoo 2 SLI systems.

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Reply 39771 of 47240, by Old_Jelly

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Got my hands on a Asus PC-DL Deluxe with 2 Prestonia Xeons @ 2.8 Ghz and 2 Gb DDR memory.

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Reply 39772 of 47240, by Socket3

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Brawndo wrote on 2021-07-11, 15:06:
I managed to score a complete PC from 1998 on eBay last week for $130 shipped. I was actually on the hunt for an Aopen AX59 Pro […]
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I managed to score a complete PC from 1998 on eBay last week for $130 shipped. I was actually on the hunt for an Aopen AX59 Pro super 7 mobo, did a search and lo and behold, a complete tower! It was built by Dog Bytes back in the day and includes the following:

AX59 Pro mobo
AMD K6-2 350 Mhz
128 MB RAM
18 GB HDD
STB Velocity 128 video
S3 Sonic Vibes sounds card
3.5 floppy drive
100 MB Zip drive
Sony CD-ROM

It's very clean and in great shape, and very little discoloration on the tower. I'm really stoked I found it. It'll likely become a host for one of my Voodoo 2 SLI systems.

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Nice score. The Aopen AX59 Pro is my favourite super-7 mainboard. Should support the K6-3 and 36GB disk drives out of the box. There's also a bios update that enables support for disk drives up to 128gb.

Reply 39773 of 47240, by ODwilly

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Picking up an assortment of 478 and lga 775 chips with a Am3 board. Including a very useful Q6700, and a hilariously specced and named Celeron 420.

Main pc: Asus ROG 17. R9 5900HX, RTX 3070m, 16gb ddr4 3200, 1tb NVME.
Retro PC: Soyo P4S Dragon, 3gb ddr 266, 120gb Maxtor, Geforce Fx 5950 Ultra, SB Live! 5.1

Reply 39774 of 47240, by bjwil1991

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Won this NEC 4x4 IDE CD-ROM changer (NOS).

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Reply 39775 of 47240, by bofh.fromhell

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Robert B wrote on 2021-07-11, 14:39:
My second dual PII/PIII mother of all boards. It will sit quite nicely near my Super P6DLS. […]
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My second dual PII/PIII mother of all boards. It will sit quite nicely near my Super P6DLS.

Meet the SOYO SY-D6IBA. An unexpected flea market find dumped into a bag full of other boards.

Does anyone have the DRIVER CD for this beast? Looking further into the future we should mirror all the FTP sites of the once great manufacturers as in 10 years or so we won't be able to find much of the stuff that still is available.

PRW-2021-103.jpg PRW-2021-104.jpg

The board needs a recap but that won't be a problem. I plan to recap it fully.

Congratulations!
Got the same board =)
Great board if you ignore the almost comically placed SCSI connectors.
As you say SOYO is gone, but lives on in the wayback machine:
https://web.archive.org/web/20070712050654/ht … ol2=72&col3=All
The direct links from the cached site doesn't seem to work.
But you can use the cached FTP links instead:
https://web.archive.org/web/20051201125947/ht … tw/dl/bios/686/
The latest "webpage" mentions "2CA2" as the latest BIOS, but the FPT has a "2DA2"
I flashed the "bdb-2da2.bin" BIOS on mine and it seems to work fine.

SOYO's BIOS naming makes no sense to me, and I cant find a proper index.
So careful if you dont have an external programmer =)

Reply 39776 of 47240, by Thandor

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2021-07-12, 04:44:

Won this NEC 4x4 IDE CD-ROM changer (NOS).

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Will that one provide you enough traction or will it cause MultiSpin? 😉

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Reply 39777 of 47240, by Robert B

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@bofh.fromhell - thanks a lot! 😀 I looked on the wayback machine for a few hours but as all I could find were dead links, I almost gave up. You saved me a lot of hours of searching. Much appreciated! 😀

I have an external programmer so I can play at my heart's content with any BIOS version. 😀))))))))))))))))))

L.E. - https://www.elhvb.com/mobokive/archive/Soyo/b … /686/index.html

https://www.elhvb.com/mobokive/archive/index.html

Reply 39778 of 47240, by sf78

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Couple empty cases and a bag of junk. There were these two interesting cards though...

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CL-5904 combo VLB card with OPL2, what the hell is even that?! The other is a SB 2.0 clone.

Reply 39779 of 47240, by keropi

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sf78 wrote on 2021-07-12, 20:31:
Couple empty cases and a bag of junk. There were these two interesting cards though... […]
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Couple empty cases and a bag of junk. There were these two interesting cards though...

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CL-5904 combo VLB card with OPL2, what the hell is even that?! The other is a SB 2.0 clone.

the combo card also has an older ESS chip that provides SB2.0 compatibility AFAIK so it's a nice find and not just an adlib

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