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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 31460 of 32025, by appiah4

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Finally it arrived. This is a board I've been looking for for a long time now, but I finally have it..

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Three swollen 1000uF 6.3v Teapo caps need to be replaced (I would replace all of them but lazy). Also a DDR clip is missing but I doubt that would be a proplem for use.

A500:Rev6|+512K|ACA500+|C1084S
i386:Am386SX25|4M|GD5402|ES688
i486:U5S33|8M|GD5428|YMF719
i586:P133|32M|T64V+/MX2|V1|CT3980/32M
i686:K6-2/500|128M|Rage|V2/SLI|CT4520/32M
S370:P3-1200|384M|GF4-4200|MX300
S754:A3700+|2G|X800XTPE|SB0350

Reply 31461 of 32025, by dan86

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Horun wrote:
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Also bought a motherboard off Ebay from a seller (who had near 100 positives and been a member for over 3 years, no negatives) early yesterday. Then today got notification package was shipped and got tracking #. After I got off work 9 hours later went to send seller a message and it says his Ebay ID is "no longer a registered eBay user". WTF ? Well hopefully he sent the item since he got my money....

Ebay likely banned him. The list of things that can get you banned on eBay is nuts. I seen people banned from ebay for using public wifi a banned user used it once, registering a car in your name that once belonged to a banned eBay user, moving to address that a banned ebay user lived at.
Even being a victim of a scammer or selling items eBay believes will put you at a higher risk them most sellers can get you banned.

Sh*t ! well that sucks. All his reviews seemed ok and had been a member for a few years, he had a few probs with some items taking too much ship time but other than that nothing exotic. Thanks for the info ! I lost my orig, Ebay account due to inactivity a few years ago so know they can be brutal.

Hopefully the seller can still log in and get your shipping address to send the board

Reply 31463 of 32025, by imi

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and another one, MATROX Ultima Plus... yeah I know, it's not VLB and the ram isn't fully populated, but still a nice addition to my collection of MATROX cards ^^

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Reply 31464 of 32025, by liqmat

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imi wrote:

and another one, MATROX Ultima Plus... yeah I know, it's not VLB and the ram isn't fully populated, but still a nice addition to my collection of MATROX cards ^^

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Have one as well. Early PCI card.

https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f= ... it#p721779

Reply 31465 of 32025, by gdjacobs

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appiah4 wrote:

Finally it arrived. This is a board I've been looking for for a long time now, but I finally have it..

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MSI KT3 Ultra2

Three swollen 1000uF 6.3v Teapo caps need to be replaced (I would replace all of them but lazy). Also a DDR clip is missing but I doubt that would be a proplem for use.

In your shoes, I'd only be using one slot anyway. I've got lots of 512MB DDR DIMMs and Win98 doesn't really need more.

All hail the Great Capacitor Brand Finder

Reply 31466 of 32025, by wiretap

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$12 on Ebay sold as not working --- DTK PIM-TB10-Z, has a Siemens 8088-1-P 10MHz installed.

Now I can move forward with my desktop size XT10 build in the Swan XT10 case I bought a while back. 😁

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Reply 31467 of 32025, by imi

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yup, it's very nice ^^
unfortunately 256K x 8 RAM seems to be more uncommon, pretty much all of my cards with spare modules seem to have 256K x 16.

Reply 31468 of 32025, by xjas

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Couple recent gets for me:

I thought I missed out on the run of these cheap(ish) K6-2+/550s on The Big Auction Site, but the seller posted a few more after I made some sales to buff up my "random gadget" fund, so I bit. This is arguably the fastest thing you can put in a Super Socket 7 board (and one of the last, best chips in my personal favorite retro CPU line), so it's nice to have.

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I haven't tested it yet, but it looks to be in excellent condition top & bottom. The seller shipped it well packaged in a box, so no complaints there. Weirdly, despite the auction saying it would ship from China, the shipment seems to have originated in Mississauga, Ontario and got to me in just over a week. So either the seller has enough of these to be warehousing them in multiple locations, or they're using some kind of really fast freight forwarder. I've seen both of those scenarios before, but never for a low-volume, out-of-production used part like this.

The other thing I picked up was my own Matrox G200 Quad, inspired by imi's pickups a couple pages ago. Mine even has the TV tuner option which I can actually use (for old 8-bit PCs and game consoles with RF output. 😀 ) Unfortunately it turned out to be a bit of a repair project, but I got it cheap enough it's worth trying to fix.

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If you think these two items could maybe be used together in some sort of wacky project build, well, you're not wrong.

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Reply 31470 of 32025, by Intel486dx33

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HP Vectra VL-800 with 1.8ghz Pentium-4
One of the last of the Vectra line models.

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Reply 31471 of 32025, by Horun

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Turbo -> wrote:
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A NOS 1993 CenDyne CDR

You mean year 2003, not 1993?

Yeah, sorry ! Was messing with a diff cdrom when I posted that and had 1993 stuck in my brain. Here is the one was so mesmerized by but the seller could not find the ATA BUS card it went with so guess am screwed cause it only works with the original adapter AFAIK.
A 1993 2x CDAT-300i cdrom (no man date on drive but latest chips on circuit boards are 4193).

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it's a CDROM changer for a single 5.25" slot, I was actually watching a nakamichi audio CD palyer too, but the price quickly surpassed what I was willing to pay

Really Nice ! Naka made some good stuff.

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First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor. 🤣

Reply 31472 of 32025, by Horun

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$12 on Ebay sold as not working --- DTK PIM-TB10-Z, has a Siemens 8088-1-P 10MHz installed.

WOW great price and it seems to work 🤣

First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor. 🤣

Reply 31473 of 32025, by PC Hoarder Patrol

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Was in a local tech repair shop yesterday (mainly laptops, mobiles & tablets) when I spotted a boxed motherboard on the clearance shelf, which turned out to be a tatty but NIB ASRock P4i945GC. Owner said it had been a part trade-in for some old repair job, though he had little use for it . When I said I'd take it he asked if I'd be interested in the other board it came with which turned out to be another (bare) P4i945GC but with a processor, which is when things got interesting, when I noticed the processor in question was a 64 bit 3.4GHz P4 Prescott (SL7Q8). Made him a low-ball offer for the pair which he was happy with - result!

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Bare board was very dusty, and cpu still had some caked TIM at the edges, but they've both cleaned up well

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Think I have another board the cpu might work with, a Biostar G31-M4, but this may be pushing its TDP a bit too far.

Reply 31474 of 32025, by brownk

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Did an upgrade that appears to take about 24 ish years.

Bought two of these back in the days when hype was so great to ignore.
My parent dumped one, and I managed to keep another.

Its box, diskettes, & manual are all gone, but the card and cd have survived.
Looked out for a suitable memory chip and all the matching NEC memory sellers in eBay said theirs were genuine NOS. LMAO.

Ordered a cheap Siemens one from a german seller. (Here's the specsheet. HYB514171BJ-70)
My order arrived in a nice, clean tray.
Cleaned the socket with IPA, seated the chip, and booted my rig to check.

I am all good to go back to 1995, I suppose.

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Reply 31475 of 32025, by appiah4

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Clean the card a bit while you're at it too, that's a lot of dust..

A500:Rev6|+512K|ACA500+|C1084S
i386:Am386SX25|4M|GD5402|ES688
i486:U5S33|8M|GD5428|YMF719
i586:P133|32M|T64V+/MX2|V1|CT3980/32M
i686:K6-2/500|128M|Rage|V2/SLI|CT4520/32M
S370:P3-1200|384M|GF4-4200|MX300
S754:A3700+|2G|X800XTPE|SB0350

Reply 31476 of 32025, by bjwil1991

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I need a GUS ACE in my collection. Prices for a GUS card alone is too expensive and I wish they made a laptop PC Card, but, they targeted desktop computers.

Bought the following today:
2x 200GB Maxtor HDDs (NIB) for $19.99 +tax a piece ($39.98 + tax)
2x Ethernet cables ($1 a piece)
IBM ThinkPad 380D with a TFT Active Matrix display for $10 that needs TLC, CD-ROM/FDD combo, lots of screws, and a TFT display since I put that display on my first ThinkPad 380D laptop.

4th time I've seen and bought new IDE HDDs: 60GB Maxtor (when they bought out Quantum in 2001, in my Socket 370 system), 80GB Western Digital (in my socket 370 system for backups), 120GB Maxtor (in my second 1.6b Original Xbox), and 2x 200GB Maxtor (which will be used for either data backups (NAS) or for the Original Xbox systems I might buy and restore in case I find more at thrift stores).

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Reply 31477 of 32025, by happycube

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That P4i945GC w/SL7Q8 combination is puzzling, since they negate what the other part of the combo is good for (Northwood diehards who want PCI-e and DDR2, and people who want 64bit support on an AGP board 😉 ) I guess they got the CPU's cheap...

Reply 31478 of 32025, by brostenen

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Got me one of these....

wiki.icomp.de/wiki/Indivision_ECS_V2

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

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Reply 31479 of 32025, by dan86

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gdjacobs wrote:
appiah4 wrote:

Finally it arrived. This is a board I've been looking for for a long time now, but I finally have it..

MSI-KT3-Ultra2.jpg
MSI KT3 Ultra2

Three swollen 1000uF 6.3v Teapo caps need to be replaced (I would replace all of them but lazy). Also a DDR clip is missing but I doubt that would be a proplem for use.

In your shoes, I'd only be using one slot anyway. I've got lots of 512MB DDR DIMMs and Win98 doesn't really need more.

Dose windows 98 even need that much?