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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby bofh.fromhell » 2019-5-08 @ 22:34

luckybob wrote:As someone who has recapped KA7 in the past. This board is HIGHLY sensitive to bad caps. The missing atx connector is a bit odd.

if you do recap it, make sure you get the lowest ESR you can.


Presumably someone has used it for spares once the caps got bad enough to stop POST.
Apart from the ATX connector I also spot the missing battery holder.
Once I get it I'm gonna do a thorough check over before I spend any real time or components on it =)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby brassicGamer » 2019-5-08 @ 23:35

mothergoose729 wrote:Just pulled the trigger on an ASRock 775 Dual VSTA!

https://asrock.com/mb/VIA/775Dual-VSTA/ ... cification

It supports Core2Duo processors and AGP at 1066mhz! To my knowledge, this is the fastest motherboard with an AGP slot.



I like these boards, they're very versatile. I have the S478 version because I couldn't afford to replace my Radeon 8500 at the time, so the PCIe gave me the option. It's a nice middle ground between legacy PIII/P4 hardware like IDE, DDR2, AGP and later tech such as PCIe, SATA and dual channel RAM. They last forever and the range of components you can hook up to it is as long as your arm, as they say.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby gdjacobs » 2019-5-08 @ 23:40

bofh.fromhell wrote:Snagged an ABIT KA7 for peanuts.
Obviously the caps are all OK, as seen on the pic ;)


Caps work better when they bulge, right? Like a pop up tent?
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby bofh.fromhell » 2019-5-08 @ 23:58

gdjacobs wrote:
bofh.fromhell wrote:Snagged an ABIT KA7 for peanuts.
Obviously the caps are all OK, as seen on the pic ;)


Caps work better when they bulge, right? Like a pop up tent?


It's obvious really, they are bulging with power.
Flat ones are, like batterys, depleted.

And if yours for some reason lack the bulge, badcaps has a handy list so you can get new ones:
http://www.badcaps.net/store/product_in ... ducts_id=9
What they dont mention tho is that any cap thats in the expansion slot area should be 15mm or less in height or it can foul any expansion cards.
I only know that cause I had a close call on my recent KG7 recap =)

(oh and incase someone finds this thread wondering about recaps, capacitors should obviously not be bulging ;)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby frudi » 2019-5-09 @ 07:21

If you feel comfortable picking out the right capacitors yourself, you can get them quite a bit cheaper elsewhere. Don't get me wrong, I really like the bundles badcaps put together and it's a really nice convenient service they're offering with them. It's just if you can sort your way through something like digikey's catalog, you can get an equivalent selection of premium caps for about half the price of that bundle.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby blank001 » 2019-5-09 @ 09:11

Not exactly “today” but 2019 so far

2x Matrox G400 Max
2x ti4600 (someone dumped 30 cards for 30 a piece a little while ago)
3x promise s150 cards

Basically just buying good stuff when I see a big recycling company dumping on ebay below individual seller prices.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby stalk3r » 2019-5-09 @ 10:36

The thing showed up for a quite reasonable price, and I could not resist.

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby bjwil1991 » 2019-5-09 @ 11:00

I can hear The Secret of Monkey Island music right now. I'm planning on setting up my 486 with the Yamaha DB50XG externally, the FB-01, and MT-32 on my Music Quest MPU401 clone card.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby stalk3r » 2019-5-09 @ 11:33

bjwil1991 wrote:I can hear The Secret of Monkey Island music right now. I'm planning on setting up my 486 with the Yamaha DB50XG externally, the FB-01, and MT-32 on my Music Quest MPU401 clone card.


Nice. I am also planning to set up a 386 with the original (now heavily yellowed) case that I had back in '94 and the MT-32. I do not have an MPU401 card though.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby peklop » 2019-5-09 @ 12:42

Bump.

cyclone3d wrote:An IPC MediaMagic Telemetry-32 soundcard/modem.

Supposed to have onboard wavetable as well. And looking at it, I bet those two large ROM chips confirms it. Just have to wait for it to get here and find drivers.

Original price was $399 I think. from what I could find. Maybe $299.

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Edit: Found the drivers.

Here are a few links that mention this card:
https://books.google.com/books?id=eMKimy4DFaEC&pg=PA201&lpg=PA201&dq=Media+Magic+Telemetry-32&source=bl&ots=iemoSIDvFb&sig=StEvXzwD75TtPbc8yMzLnUF-nHQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwidzu2E4dLdAhUIzFMKHcONCl8Q6AEwA3oECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=Media%20Magic%20Telemetry-32&f=false - This one actually shows a breakdown of what it supports.

https://books.google.com/books?id=PITtFPwTaWwC&pg=PA175&lpg=PA175&dq=Media+Magic+Telemetry-32&source=bl&ots=Xclt3cm-2r&sig=_foamtbvgIz8g6GftOk2JMLnbrw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwidzu2E4dLdAhUIzFMKHcONCl8Q6AEwAHoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=Media%20Magic%20Telemetry-32&f=false

https://www.atarimagazines.com/compute/issue168/61_Hot_new_multimedia_p.php

https://books.google.com/books?id=hzgEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA34&lpg=PA34&dq=MediaMagic+Telemetry+32&source=bl&ots=7ib3ZFCQ1o&sig=fnSA4OwkhujRQry52_Y4VncpBrs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi6go6I4tLdAhUCq1MKHV3cDTwQ6AEwAXoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=MediaMagic%20Telemetry%2032&f=false


Interesting and rare DSP-based sound card. I found only one other owner:
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=33898&p=284715&hilit=82c950#p284715
OPTi MAC32 chipset 82c950
http://bitsavers.trailing-edge.com/comp ... e_1994.pdf

How good is wave table and OPL3 emulation?
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby stalk3r » 2019-5-09 @ 17:41

I bought this card today, does anyone know if it's any good (for DOS) ? It's a Tseng Machspeed 2400S , ET4000/W32 VL

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby oeuvre » 2019-5-09 @ 18:06

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Tronix » 2019-5-09 @ 18:19

New unused MDA/Hercules monitor ADI DM-14F:

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby mothergoose729 » 2019-5-09 @ 19:27

Tronix wrote:New unused MDA/Hercules monitor ADI DM-14F:

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Man, there is just something about those amber screens :blush: .
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Dracolich » 2019-5-09 @ 20:18

My 4MB Millennium II arrived today. What a sweet surprise - it includes the 4MB daughter board already attached. Not bad for < $2 :happy:

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby dkarguth » 2019-5-09 @ 23:02

Got the motherlode here...
Paid just over $400 for the entire lot.

IBM 5170 AT system with 5154 EGA monitor
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IBM 5175 Professional Graphics Display (accompanied the IBM Professional Graphics Controller)
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New in box IBM 5140 PC Convertible
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IBM 5161 Expansion Unit
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Texas Instruments Professional Computer (I am retrobriting it right now, so it's missing its case pieces in this picture
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Compaq SLT docking station
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Commodore 1084 Monitor
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Texas Instruments Portable Professional Computer (color display model)
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New In Box IBM AT disk drive
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IBM 5153 CGA monitor
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A crap ton of ISA and MCA cards
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Various IBM reference manuals and software
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New in box IBM AT accessory kits with brand new model M keyboard
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Texas Instruments Professional Computer Monitor
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Ozzuneoj » 2019-5-09 @ 23:06

WOW...

That is an awesome lot. Lots of fun to be had there! :)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby liqmat » 2019-5-09 @ 23:47

dkarguth wrote:Got the motherlode here...
Paid just over $400 for the entire lot.

Is this from that warehouse down in Texas? Most excellent finds. If you happen to come across any ITT system hardware, docs or disks I would be very interested in knowing about it. I archived the system disks for the ITT Xtra system already here, but would like to archive more ITT system software if possible. Looks like you're going to be busy for awhile.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby dkarguth » 2019-5-10 @ 00:07

liqmat wrote:
dkarguth wrote:Got the motherlode here...
Paid just over $400 for the entire lot.

Is this from that warehouse down in Texas? Most excellent finds. If you happen to come across any ITT system hardware, docs or disks I would be very interested in knowing about it. I archived the system disks for the ITT Xtra system already here, but would like to archive more ITT system software if possible. Looks like you're going to be busy for awhile.


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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby JonathonWyble » 2019-5-10 @ 00:13

dkarguth wrote:Got the motherlode here...
Paid just over $400 for the entire lot.

Man! That's a lot of equipment you got there. It was probably hard to get that stuff into your house :lol:
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