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Reply 40020 of 40546, by HanJammer

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imi wrote on 2021-08-03, 15:18:
HanJammer wrote on 2021-08-03, 12:51:

This thing. I have no idea if it works or not, but for less than 10 Euro I couldn't say no, especially because it's design appealed to me. If it does work it will be perfect for 8bit machines and consoles.

lovely, that's a sanyo monitor underneath ^^
pity it's missing the front glass

Well I will order one cut to size - I guess it's just ordinary acrylic plate, isn't it? My monitor has switchable composite and chroma/luma... no RGB though. I havn't checked if it works yet. But even if not it still will look nice on the shelf ;D

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Reply 40021 of 40546, by PD2JK

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Old_Jelly wrote on 2021-08-03, 20:11:

Got myself a ASUS V8200 Deluxe

Nice card, I have the non-deluxe version in my slot-A rig. Fan still spinning?

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Reply 40022 of 40546, by Old_Jelly

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PD2JK wrote on 2021-08-03, 20:25:
Old_Jelly wrote on 2021-08-03, 20:11:

Got myself a ASUS V8200 Deluxe

Nice card, I have the non-deluxe version in my slot-A rig. Fan still spinning?

Yep, works like a charm !

Reply 40023 of 40546, by appiah4

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BetaC wrote on 2021-08-03, 18:40:

Would the Vibra be worth using over my other OPL equipped cards?

Depends on what those are.. Model numbers?

Old_Jelly wrote on 2021-08-03, 20:11:

Got myself a ASUS V8200 Deluxe, funny thing is the seller told me it's a GF3 Ti200 but when I checked HWInfo & GPU Z it was a Geforce 3 200/460 Mhz.

I have a Rev. 1.01 version of the same card, it is indeed a GF3. Mine lacks the fan sticker though, I need to do something about that sometime.

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Reply 40024 of 40546, by teclillass

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Old_Jelly wrote on 2021-08-03, 20:11:
Got myself a ASUS V8200 Deluxe, funny thing is the seller told me it's a GF3 Ti200 but when I checked HWInfo & GPU Z it was a Ge […]
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Got myself a ASUS V8200 Deluxe, funny thing is the seller told me it's a GF3 Ti200 but when I checked HWInfo & GPU Z it was a Geforce 3 200/460 Mhz.

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The difference is 25mhz more in geforce 3.

175mhz - geforce 3 ti 200
200mhz - geforce 3

Almost all geforce 3 cards are ti200 or ti500.
A beautiful card the v8200 deluxe.

TheMobRules wrote on 2021-08-04, 01:29:
teclillass wrote on 2021-08-03, 21:26:

The difference is 25mhz less in geforce 3.

175mhz - geforce 3
200mhz - geforce 3 ti200

Actually the original GeForce 3 is the faster one at 200MHz, while the Ti200 was clocked at 175:

List of Nvidia graphics processing units - GeForce3 series

you're right, thanks

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Reply 40025 of 40546, by BitWrangler

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The plain "Geforce 3" wasn't really around very long before they split into TI200 and TI500 flavors.

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 40026 of 40546, by Bige4u

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zapbuzz wrote on 2021-08-03, 13:43:
vintage Yamaha-CD-Writer-CDR400t […]
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vintage Yamaha-CD-Writer-CDR400t

I got this as untested so I test it tomorrow.
Its about 3 years older than the motherboard I'm going to interface with it.
I decided to do this because IDE ones slow down other devices on the same ribbon and I haven't got an IDE port supporting sound card. (I don't think there are many for a PCI only motherboardor at least I haven't found one)
There are more modern versions that are verified as working but the price omg its like buying gold.
If it works I'll have a cool YAMAHA burner with 2mb burn proof cache.
Man its as old as i was as a teenager so I'm not giving my hopes up but at least i'll still get a SCSI ribbon!
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I also have a Matsushita Panasonic Vintage 12x Speed Cd-rom Drive Cr-584-b (not pictured) from 1997 to test that i've had stored for at least 13 years.(forgot about it)
These would look good in the beige box together but I may be using the IDE for a faster speed DVD burner and the matsPana would slow down the data speed of the bus.
I see I've used this one as a coffee coaster at some stage as it has coffee cup rings on its underside .... a bad habbit 😀
If it works I may sell it or use it in a pentium 1 or older.
I remember these things cost a fortune and the dissapointment when I first owned an IDE CDROM didn't make discs it had to be a cd writer which cost even more off the shelf.
They are so fast these days but I like the older ones because the data discs don't roar loudly. I know theres tools to slow them down but now I don't have to use them.

Reminds me of the time i bought my very first CD burner back in 1998 i believe, purchased brand new retail from a CompUSA store locally thats no longer around... Mitsumi 4x/8x(burn/read), almost $500 after tax, used it for about 2weeks, worked great, then returned it, i just could not justify the price.

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Reply 40027 of 40546, by BetaC

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appiah4 wrote on 2021-08-03, 21:10:
Depends on what those are.. Model numbers? […]
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BetaC wrote on 2021-08-03, 18:40:

Would the Vibra be worth using over my other OPL equipped cards?

Depends on what those are.. Model numbers?

Old_Jelly wrote on 2021-08-03, 20:11:

Got myself a ASUS V8200 Deluxe, funny thing is the seller told me it's a GF3 Ti200 but when I checked HWInfo & GPU Z it was a Geforce 3 200/460 Mhz.

I have a Rev. 1.01 version of the same card, it is indeed a GF3. Mine lacks the fan sticker though, I need to do something about that sometime.

I have a labway YMF719 card that is currently doing MIDI only thanks to it not Wanting to work with another card for anything else, and a pseudo-PNP SB16 CT2740.

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Reply 40028 of 40546, by TheMobRules

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teclillass wrote on 2021-08-03, 21:26:

The difference is 25mhz less in geforce 3.

175mhz - geforce 3
200mhz - geforce 3 ti200

Actually the original GeForce 3 is the faster one at 200MHz, while the Ti200 was clocked at 175:

List of Nvidia graphics processing units - GeForce3 series

Reply 40029 of 40546, by zapbuzz

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Bige4u wrote on 2021-08-03, 23:48:
zapbuzz wrote on 2021-08-03, 13:43:
vintage Yamaha-CD-Writer-CDR400t […]
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vintage Yamaha-CD-Writer-CDR400t

I got this as untested so I test it tomorrow.
Its about 3 years older than the motherboard I'm going to interface with it.
I decided to do this because IDE ones slow down other devices on the same ribbon and I haven't got an IDE port supporting sound card. (I don't think there are many for a PCI only motherboardor at least I haven't found one)
There are more modern versions that are verified as working but the price omg its like buying gold.
If it works I'll have a cool YAMAHA burner with 2mb burn proof cache.
Man its as old as i was as a teenager so I'm not giving my hopes up but at least i'll still get a SCSI ribbon!
🤣
I also have a Matsushita Panasonic Vintage 12x Speed Cd-rom Drive Cr-584-b (not pictured) from 1997 to test that i've had stored for at least 13 years.(forgot about it)
These would look good in the beige box together but I may be using the IDE for a faster speed DVD burner and the matsPana would slow down the data speed of the bus.
I see I've used this one as a coffee coaster at some stage as it has coffee cup rings on its underside .... a bad habbit 😀
If it works I may sell it or use it in a pentium 1 or older.
I remember these things cost a fortune and the dissapointment when I first owned an IDE CDROM didn't make discs it had to be a cd writer which cost even more off the shelf.
They are so fast these days but I like the older ones because the data discs don't roar loudly. I know theres tools to slow them down but now I don't have to use them.

Reminds me of the time i bought my very first CD burner back in 1998 i believe, purchased brand new retail from a CompUSA store locally thats no longer around... Mitsumi 4x/8x(burn/read), almost $500 after tax, used it for about 2weeks, worked great, then returned it, i just could not justify the price.

Ok you went further than me i just looked in a shop so your a hero WTG 😀

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Reply 40030 of 40546, by Ydee

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Not so much hardware - an unpacked, but unused Mitsumi DIN keyboard, a retro floppy disk box with disks and an unpacked MS-DOS 6.22 OS (it´s little dirty).

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Reply 40031 of 40546, by zapbuzz

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Ydee wrote on 2021-08-04, 10:20:

Not so much hardware - an unpacked, but unused Mitsumi DIN keyboard, a retro floppy disk box with disks and an unpacked MS-DOS 6.22 OS (it´s little dirty).

I find it facinating MS-DOS had a COA
The woman watermark on MS products upset people because in her pioneering days they didn't do copyright 🤣

Now I'm thinking how xerox could had been everyones computer today but hey theres always spyware cookies. (Not vogons) 😀

Reply 40032 of 40546, by AngryByDefault

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So, I thought July was "Video card month" for me, but I was wrong... it was "Loosing Control Month"...

I finally found someone selling _and shipping_ not only a 486 board but actually a whole system with pretty much everything I wanted when I set off for this quest:

A Socket 3 PCI board, with an AMD 5x86-P75 and a PCI S3 Trio64 VGA!!

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There's also the case obviously, a working PSU, floppy, 3Com ISA Nic, 1.7 GB drive booting Caldera OpenDos 7.

On top of that, it was a great price too at U$ 40 (although prices are a very relative reference)
Yeah, I know its a PCChips and what that implies, but I still think it is great getting a board with so many options. In this market that was by far the most popular brand so they're pretty much all there is.

This was the kind of situation I figured was my best chance to get something like this at a good price:
An old store shotting down or cleaning up its warehouse, o the guy was putting up quite a bunch of stuff at a good price...
...and I was happy about finding the system I was longing for...
...and, I don't know, "I was young and needed to spend the money" Is that a valid excuse anymore?...:

Because I ended up getting all of these too:

-> two sealed joysticks (plus a third sent for free as a bonus)

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-> and the icing on the cake: waaay more Socket 3 CPUs than time will allow me to play with 🤣 🤣

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But, hey, the *good news* is that I know whats coming up: it is "I'm Broke August" followed by "She Kicked Me Out September" 😜

Reply 40033 of 40546, by zapbuzz

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AngryByDefault wrote on 2021-08-04, 13:30:
So, I thought July was "Video card month" for me, but I was wrong... it was "Loosing Control Month"... […]
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So, I thought July was "Video card month" for me, but I was wrong... it was "Loosing Control Month"...

I finally found someone selling _and shipping_ not only a 486 board but actually a whole system with pretty much everything I wanted when I set off for this quest:

A Socket 3 PCI board, with an AMD 5x86-P75 and a PCI S3 Trio64 VGA!!
IMG_20210730_130245.jpg
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IMG_20210730_125705.jpg
There's also the case obviously, a working PSU, floppy, 3Com ISA Nic, 1.7 GB drive booting Caldera OpenDos 7.

On top of that, it was a great price too at U$ 40 (although prices are a very relative reference)
Yeah, I know its a PCChips and what that implies, but I still think it is great getting a board with so many options. In this market that was by far the most popular brand so they're pretty much all there is.

This was the kind of situation I figured was my best chance to get something like this at a good price:
An old store shotting down or cleaning up its warehouse, o the guy was putting up quite a bunch of stuff at a good price...
...and I was happy about finding the system I was longing for...
...and, I don't know, "I was young and needed to spend the money" Is that a valid excuse anymore?...:

Because I ended up getting all of these too:

-> two sealed joysticks (plus a third sent for free as a bonus)
IMG_20210730_213147~2.jpg

-> and the icing on the cake: waaay more Socket 3 CPUs than time will allow me to play with 🤣 🤣
IMG_20210730_223054.jpg

But, hey, the *good news* is that I know whats coming up: it is "I'm Broke August" followed by "She Kicked Me Out September" 😜

Loosing motherboard multiplier pin jumpers is almost bad interchanging CPU's especially waiting for replacements from overseas 🤣

Reply 40034 of 40546, by BetaC

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Well, today went better than expected. I was grabbing an AAUI adapter for my 7100, and a promise UltraATA 66 card for my gateway, when I managed to find this absolute unit for $10.

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Yes, the sticker is telling the truth. It's a Socket 8 System. Well, not just A socket 8. No, this system actually came with two 200MHz 256k PPros.

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It also came with a 4GB SCSI drive, and an absolutely pretty Glint 500TX that nicely has a gold slot.

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I managed to get the system cleaned out and did a repasting of the heatsinks, but learned that it only has one literally burnt-out fan. I don't have any spares available, so for now it's using the fan I usually place on my MMX system daintily placed above both to at least give them some

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Still, the system is up and running, and outside of the fan issue, it seems to be totally fine. I'll figure out something to do with it soon.

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Reply 40035 of 40546, by luckybob

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BetaC wrote:

Still, the system is up and running, and outside of the fan issue, it seems to be totally fine. I'll figure out something to do with it soon.

Oh, that's easy. I will buy that beautiful bastard from you. I don't have a dual ppro Compaq.

I will feed him.
I will brush him.
I will call him George.
https://youtu.be/ArNz8U7tgU4. (For reference)

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

Reply 40036 of 40546, by RandomStranger

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I've decided to build a second NAS, this time on a budget, so I again started looking for a compact yet spacious case to house the ITX board I picked up last week and 4 hard drives. On a local auction site I've found an older Shuttle XPC and based on the images included in the listing, it seemed to be just about what I was looking for. I thought if it fits my needs, I have a case for the NAS and salvage the rest and if not, I have a new compact destkop PC. Luckily this time I didn't forget about the auction and won. For $14 worth of good local currency (shipping included) I bought it and today just arrived.

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The PC ended up being much smaller than expected and completely non-standard, so it stays as a retro box.
It has fairly decent specs. Athlon 64 3700+ which should I assume blow my 3GHz Prescott out of the water, 1GB RAM, an Elsa branded Geforce 2 MX graphics card and a 40GB hard drive, both needs an upgrade. Besides the AGP prot it has an additional PCI slot for a sound card. I'm a little disappointed that I can't use it for the intended purpose, but it's seems to be alright for dual booting Windows 98 and XP. I don't know how much should I trust the 240W PSU, but I'll need a faster graphics card. I have a passively cooled X1050 256MB which is essentially an X700 Pro and just about the right performance, but I don't know if this revision works with W98 drivers. I also know there is a 7600GT or GS AGP in one of the local shops (if they didn't throw it out yet), but I never tried the GF7 series with W98 either.

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Reply 40037 of 40546, by bjwil1991

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luckybob wrote on 2021-08-05, 06:03:
Oh, that's easy. I will buy that beautiful bastard from you. I don't have a dual ppro Compaq. […]
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BetaC wrote:

Still, the system is up and running, and outside of the fan issue, it seems to be totally fine. I'll figure out something to do with it soon.

Oh, that's easy. I will buy that beautiful bastard from you. I don't have a dual ppro Compaq.

I will feed him.
I will brush him.
I will call him George.
https://youtu.be/ArNz8U7tgU4. (For reference)

I understand that reference (huge Looney Tunes fan).

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Reply 40039 of 40546, by HanJammer

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This mystery machine with two 8" NEC floppy drives. Perhaps just a drives and controller in a custom enclosure.
I gonna take a closer look at it tomorrow.

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