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Reply 39460 of 39917, by BitWrangler

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How did they pack the 30 pack to have a box that shape?

2017: Basement full of ancient PC stuff, starting to go through it. 2021: Still starting, heh, many setbacks. So what's this BitWrangler guy's deal ??? >>> Taming the pile, specs to target?

Reply 39461 of 39917, by Horun

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BitWrangler wrote on 2021-06-12, 00:56:

How did they pack the 30 pack to have a box that shape?

Standard method, that was a side view of the 30 pack, the ten packs are like you are looking at the floppy label. Guess I should have set the boxes the same orientation 😀

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Hate posting a reply and have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor. 🤣 Second computer a 286 12Mhz with real IDE drive ! After that came 386, 486, Pentium, P.Pro and everything after....

Reply 39462 of 39917, by bjwil1991

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Bought a Roland SC-88

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Reply 39463 of 39917, by CesarDRK

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Horun wrote on 2021-06-12, 00:03:

Hmmm. At that price is worth if they do not work, might be able to coax some life into one of them...

Just tested them, both working perfectly!

Installed an Atlhon XP 2500+ Barton core in the Biostar M7VKQ (it shows unknown CPU in bios / cpu string, but works fine). My only issue with it, is that i can´t disable the onboard video.

In the Asus P5S-B i´ve installed a 500MHZ regular K6-2, working just fine also. Unfortunately it didn´t come with any brackets. The VGA and USB+PS/2 brackets i could salvage from another PcChips motherboard, worked fine!
But the AUDIO unfortunately seems a bit different.

In the manual the ASUS Audio bracket have a small PCB with some components, the bracket from the PcChips does not have any components whatsoever, and the pinout is slight different apparently.
Thats a bummer because i really wanted to test it, because the chipset is an ESS Solo-1 apparently (which is pretty good for dos afaik).

Reply 39464 of 39917, by BitWrangler

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Horun wrote on 2021-06-12, 01:17:
BitWrangler wrote on 2021-06-12, 00:56:

How did they pack the 30 pack to have a box that shape?

Standard method, that was a side view of the 30 pack, the ten packs are like you are looking at the floppy label. Guess I should have set the boxes the same orientation 😀

Ah weird, thanks, must have been the perspective as it was higher and closer to the camera, no side seemed to match any dimension of the floppy.

2017: Basement full of ancient PC stuff, starting to go through it. 2021: Still starting, heh, many setbacks. So what's this BitWrangler guy's deal ??? >>> Taming the pile, specs to target?

Reply 39465 of 39917, by Turbo ->

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Bought two computers in a local recycling/second-hand centre for 8 EUR. I've removed the components from the first and partly from a second computer. The other computer is a Fujitsu Siemens computer (dual-core something), but not particularly interesting. I just don't seem to find anything below P4 systems in the centre anymore. So I take what I can find. For trade in the future at least. The motherboard looks nice for some Windows 98 builds...

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Reply 39467 of 39917, by bearking

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framebuffer wrote on 2021-06-11, 22:02:
bearking wrote on 2021-06-10, 21:30:
Got this today 20210611_001937.jpg Powercolor Evilking 3 Extreme, or something like that... Everest identifies it as a voodoo3 3 […]
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Got this today
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Powercolor Evilking 3 Extreme, or something like that...
Everest identifies it as a voodoo3 3500 @181 MHz...
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LE: it has a missing cap, but it seems to be working...

with 5ns RAM this is a good candidate for a 200/200 voodoo3

Hmmm... I'll give it a try, but the seller said it goes up to only 187 MHz...

Reply 39468 of 39917, by Miphee

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Turbo -> wrote on 2021-06-12, 08:14:

Bought two computers in a local recycling/second-hand centre for 8 EUR. I've removed the components from the first and partly from a second computer. The other computer is a Fujitsu Siemens computer (dual-core something), but not particularly interesting. I just don't seem to find anything below P4 systems in the centre anymore. So I take what I can find. For trade in the future at least. The motherboard looks nice for some Windows 98 builds...

Stock up on them while they're still cheap&available.

Reply 39469 of 39917, by anakin94

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Today i got 2 TV cards for capturing.
-Miro Video PCTV (Brooktree BT848KPF)
-Pinnacle Systems PCTV 300i Mini TV (Philips SAA7134HL)

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Reply 39470 of 39917, by EvieSigma

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It's not any kind of PC hardware, but I somehow managed to snag a Macintosh SE/30 with an Ethernet card off Facebook Marketplace today for 30 dollars. No idea if it works yet, it probably doesn't, but I can't argue with the price.

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Reply 39471 of 39917, by Intel486dx33

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EvieSigma wrote on 2021-06-13, 16:10:

It's not any kind of PC hardware, but I somehow managed to snag a Macintosh SE/30 with an Ethernet card off Facebook Marketplace today for 30 dollars. No idea if it works yet, it probably doesn't, but I can't argue with the price.

My Macintosh Color Classic with 16mhz CPU and 8mb ram can still go on the internet and download games. I use Netscape version 3.
And static TCP/IP address.

Reply 39472 of 39917, by dionb

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EvieSigma wrote on 2021-06-13, 16:10:

It's not any kind of PC hardware, but I somehow managed to snag a Macintosh SE/30 with an Ethernet card off Facebook Marketplace today for 30 dollars. No idea if it works yet, it probably doesn't, but I can't argue with the price.

Hope the battery hasn't corroded away its guts. If not, this is just begging to be expanded to 128MB RAM and running A/UX on it. IMHO by far the best of the compact Macs, particularly if you have Ethernet too.

Reply 39473 of 39917, by Vynix

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Don't forget about caps too, they love to go bad on the SE/30, it's the plague of old Macintoshes. (the Classic and Color Classic are also affected to name a few... If it has SMD caps, you can be sure they'll already be leaking all over the board)

Proud owner of a Shuttle HOT-555A 430VX motherboard and two wonderful retro laptops, namely a Compaq Armada 1700 [nonfunctional] and a HP Omnibook XE3-GC [fully working :p]

Reply 39474 of 39917, by EvieSigma

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dionb wrote on 2021-06-13, 17:23:
EvieSigma wrote on 2021-06-13, 16:10:

It's not any kind of PC hardware, but I somehow managed to snag a Macintosh SE/30 with an Ethernet card off Facebook Marketplace today for 30 dollars. No idea if it works yet, it probably doesn't, but I can't argue with the price.

Hope the battery hasn't corroded away its guts. If not, this is just begging to be expanded to 128MB RAM and running A/UX on it. IMHO by far the best of the compact Macs, particularly if you have Ethernet too.

Much to my shock and surprise, not only did the battery not explode, the thing WORKS! The yoke on the CRT is misaligned though, but that's an easy fix.

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Reply 39476 of 39917, by Caluser2000

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Intel486dx33 wrote on 2021-06-13, 16:53:
EvieSigma wrote on 2021-06-13, 16:10:

It's not any kind of PC hardware, but I somehow managed to snag a Macintosh SE/30 with an Ethernet card off Facebook Marketplace today for 30 dollars. No idea if it works yet, it probably doesn't, but I can't argue with the price.

My Macintosh Color Classic with 16mhz CPU and 8mb ram can still go on the internet and download games. I use Netscape version 3.
And static TCP/IP address.

Please share the addresses of those sites you use on that so other vogons members can do the same thank you.

Kindest regards.

Me.

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A founding member of the 286 appreciation society.
Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.
Of course, as always, I'm open to correction...😉

Reply 39477 of 39917, by iVirtualZero

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Follow up: Acer Altos 350 Pentium 3 PC Restore/Upgrade

I baught this Acer Pentium 3 PC for £3 and those parts, the motherboards, GPU for £4. As for the Dell PSU was bought for £3. The games i paid around 50p to a £1 each for them. Some were found in Charity Shops 3 for a £1 in the DVD pile. I built quite a collection of PC games by this point. Since i already have a Socket 370 PC i will sell this and the parts on. My plan is to restore this with a couple of upgrades. Plus i see solder points for an ISA Slot, if i solder an ISA port in will i be able to use an ISA card on the motherboards?

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EvieSigma wrote on 2021-06-13, 18:24:

Much to my shock and surprise, not only did the battery not explode, the thing WORKS! The yoke on the CRT is misaligned though, but that's an easy fix.

Excellent!

Some pointers:

  • Even though it works now, starting it up for the first time in a long time can "excite" the old caps and make them start leaking. Atleast that's what I've heard, and also what I believe happened to my SE/30. What I'm saying is; you should remove the caps and clean the board sooner rather than later - regardless if it works or not - lest you risk eaten traces.
  • I probably don't have to tell you, but the lithium-battery is a time bomb.
  • You can plop a math-coprocessor in your ethernet-card/PDS-passthrough. For whatever that's worth to you. 😀

Reply 39479 of 39917, by EvieSigma

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stoof wrote on 2021-06-13, 21:20:
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EvieSigma wrote on 2021-06-13, 18:24:

Much to my shock and surprise, not only did the battery not explode, the thing WORKS! The yoke on the CRT is misaligned though, but that's an easy fix.

Excellent!

Some pointers:

  • Even though it works now, starting it up for the first time in a long time can "excite" the old caps and make them start leaking. Atleast that's what I've heard, and also what I believe happened to my SE/30. What I'm saying is; you should remove the caps and clean the board sooner rather than later - regardless if it works or not - lest you risk eaten traces.
  • I probably don't have to tell you, but the lithium-battery is a time bomb.
  • You can plop a math-coprocessor in your ethernet-card/PDS-passthrough. For whatever that's worth to you. 😀

Yeah, it definitely still needs a recap, but I was pleasantly surprised that it booted without needing one. My first SE/30 I got back in 2016 wouldn't boot without being recapped first.