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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 38820 of 38980, by bjwil1991

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That is one of the many things I'm going to add on the card: LBA support. I'm wondering, for the quad floppy drive support, does that require the PC BIOS to support up to 4 drives? I can put the MR BIOS on my J-Mark OPTI-495SX 3/486WB board, but the one I wrote onto an EPROM UV doesn't work well (blank screen after the RAM is counted).

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Reply 38821 of 38980, by MCGA

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Picked up an Apple IIc Mouse, an Amiga Floppy Drive, and a Commodore 1581 Floppy Drive -- missing the power supply.

I'd like to modify the mouse in a non destructive way with a modern sensor, so that I can use it on my Mac Mini, which lives in an Apple IIGs case.

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Reply 38822 of 38980, by mtgmackid

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Bought two more Pentium AT towers from ewaste for $40 each. Bottom one for a friend:

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The top tower didn't seem too special from the outside, but it had two nice surprises inside. Not complaining for the price 😉

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Reply 38823 of 38980, by psychofox

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Bought recently this dusty old IBM, sold as is, untested.
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I hoped that it has at least 486 processor so i could fill that gap on my IBM collection.
Opened the case and there was this tiny 386 sx processor, unfortunately. Damn.

But there was this strange round cooler on top of it, and 72 pin simm sockets caught my interest to.
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Did some testing and it turns out pretty fast thing. Even a bit faster than 386/dx 33! One of the fastest ISA graphics - Cirrus Logic on board. This baby definetly replaces my old faithful AMD dx40 desktop, sorry old pal 😀

Reply 38824 of 38980, by LewisRaz

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Got this motherboard to replace my slot1 p3 in my main machine. I really wanted 2 ISA slots so I can use my DIY adlib and SW60XG, alongside a SBLive for digital audio.

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Reply 38825 of 38980, by assasincz

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2021-04-22, 22:35:

I'm wondering, for the quad floppy drive support, does that require the PC BIOS to support up to 4 drives?

Maybe this will answer your questions

https://youtu.be/ewmHZ-MC0ck

Reply 38826 of 38980, by fosterwj03

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I didn’t buy it today, but I finally got this item from overseas after nearly 3 months of waiting. It’s a 2MB memory module for my Compaq-branded Matrox Impression Plus (Compaq QVision 2000+). It fits perfectly, and Windows reports all 4MB of VRAM available. I got it for $20 US shipped.

Now I can run Windows NT 3.1 at 1280x1024, 16-bit color or 1024x768, 24-bit color. It looks pretty nice at both resolutions with excellent windows acceleration. I wish this card had a faster RAMDAC to support 1080p, but I can live with lower resolutions.

I’m still working on getting it to put out a 720p signal with NT 3.1. No luck so far, but I’m not ready to give up just yet.

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Reply 38827 of 38980, by EvieSigma

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Picked up this Sony Vaio desktop recently, it's in pretty good shape aside from missing that front panel that seems to be rarer than a Voodoo 5 nowadays. It's also missing the hard drive caddy but I imagine that's a lot easier to get.

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So much front I/O!

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While the missing hard drive caddy is a bummer, the fact that this thing came with an already competent video card installed (an ATI Radeon 9200 128MB card, based on what Google tells me) is nice, means I don't need to buy a card.

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Reply 38828 of 38980, by Ozzuneoj

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mtgmackid wrote on 2021-04-23, 10:27:
Bought two more Pentium AT towers from ewaste for $40 each. Bottom one for a friend: […]
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Bought two more Pentium AT towers from ewaste for $40 each. Bottom one for a friend:

q1NwLHV.jpg

The top tower didn't seem too special from the outside, but it had two nice surprises inside. Not complaining for the price 😉

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Wow!! Not every day you find a Turtle Beach Malibu in cheap old beige box. Nice find!

Now for some blitting from the back buffer.

Reply 38829 of 38980, by devius

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Not exactly today, but got these very nice pre-1990 network cards from a fellow Vogons member. In the set there are some early 3Com Etherlink, Etherlink Plus, Etherlink II and Etherlink 16 cards:

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There's also a 10BASE-FL card there, which is a first for me, and I'm pretty sure I'll never get to use the fibre part, but it's still nice to have:

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Reply 38830 of 38980, by Miphee

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devius wrote on 2021-04-24, 17:38:

There's also a 10BASE-FL card there, which is a first for me, and I'm pretty sure I'll never get to use the fibre part, but it's still nice to have:

That card looks like it was never used by anyone else either. Nice collection!

Reply 38831 of 38980, by yawetaG

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EvieSigma wrote on 2021-04-24, 00:27:
Picked up this Sony Vaio desktop recently, it's in pretty good shape aside from missing that front panel that seems to be rarer […]
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Picked up this Sony Vaio desktop recently, it's in pretty good shape aside from missing that front panel that seems to be rarer than a Voodoo 5 nowadays. It's also missing the hard drive caddy but I imagine that's a lot easier to get.

Ksqhb54.jpg

xeHzm6m.jpg

So much front I/O!

MPvmKXU.jpg

vFNwXO1.jpg

While the missing hard drive caddy is a bummer, the fact that this thing came with an already competent video card installed (an ATI Radeon 9200 128MB card, based on what Google tells me) is nice, means I don't need to buy a card.

SB8kh3Q.jpg

S-VHS and Firewire on the motherboard? And is that a TV-tuner card below the video card?

Reply 38832 of 38980, by chrismeyer6

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Yeah that's a tv tuner card. Those were huge back in the day with the Sony viao's they sold them as media center PC's and they came with DVR software. We had one of those back then and it worked rather well.

Reply 38833 of 38980, by liqmat

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EvieSigma wrote on 2021-04-24, 00:27:

Picked up this Sony Vaio desktop recently, it's in pretty good shape aside from missing that front panel that seems to be rarer than a Voodoo 5 nowadays. It's also missing the hard drive caddy but I imagine that's a lot easier to get.

While the missing hard drive caddy is a bummer, the fact that this thing came with an already competent video card installed (an ATI Radeon 9200 128MB card, based on what Google tells me) is nice, means I don't need to buy a card.

I still win the ugly award for the media center system I cleaned up a few years ago! haha

Reply 38834 of 38980, by EvieSigma

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yawetaG wrote on 2021-04-24, 17:48:
EvieSigma wrote on 2021-04-24, 00:27:
Picked up this Sony Vaio desktop recently, it's in pretty good shape aside from missing that front panel that seems to be rarer […]
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Picked up this Sony Vaio desktop recently, it's in pretty good shape aside from missing that front panel that seems to be rarer than a Voodoo 5 nowadays. It's also missing the hard drive caddy but I imagine that's a lot easier to get.

Ksqhb54.jpg

xeHzm6m.jpg

So much front I/O!

MPvmKXU.jpg

vFNwXO1.jpg

While the missing hard drive caddy is a bummer, the fact that this thing came with an already competent video card installed (an ATI Radeon 9200 128MB card, based on what Google tells me) is nice, means I don't need to buy a card.

SB8kh3Q.jpg

S-VHS and Firewire on the motherboard? And is that a TV-tuner card below the video card?

Yes, both the "i.LINK" mini FW400 on the front and a standard sized FW400 on the rear, and that is indeed a TV tuner. This thing was a heck of a media center back in 2004.

Reply 38835 of 38980, by flupke11

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I got a CT6670 Voodoo2 for an affordable price (50 €) to pair with my other CT6670. Only, when checking the old one, I seem to have an 8MB (old) and a 12MB (new) CT6670. I'll see whether I can find someone brave enough to solder 8 extra chips on the backside.

Reply 38839 of 38980, by kalm_traveler

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Went out yesterday to finish my first round of thrift hunting in over a year, ended up finding a mint Dell 2007fpb for $7 which is my new retro monitor!

Also, a couple months ago picked up a Roland SCB-55 add-on card which finally arrived from eastern Europe. Got it installed on the Vortex 2 and now I just need to reinstall Windows 98SE and 2k to really button-up the retro rig.

Retro: Win2k/98SE - P3 1.13ghz, 512mb PC133 SDRAM, Quadro4 980XGL, Aureal Vortex 2
modern:i9 10980XE, 64gb DDR4, 2x Titan RTX | i9 9900KS, 32gb DDR4, RTX 2080 Ti | '19 Razer Blade Pro