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Reply 40800 of 41310, by PTherapist

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Bought 3 games to add to my lonely 1-cartridge Fairchild Channel F collection:

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The leaflet may say the Channel F has a lot more fun in store, but I probably won't be expanding my collection much past maybe another 1 or 2 titles. A cool console to have in my collection from a historic perspective (albeit mine is the System II/Grandstand-branded version).

Reply 40801 of 41310, by retardware

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Shagittarius wrote on 2021-10-16, 02:51:

I've always wondered why that happens but I've played many different places for rehearsal and gigs that the mic would shock you while playing the guitar if you touched it with your lips.

Just take a voltmeter and check the voltage.
Maybe this will shock you sufficiently to no longer take this electric safety issue lightly and no longer "solve" it by un-grounding equipment 😀

Reply 40803 of 41310, by HangarAte2nds!

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It was free but I opened up 4 curb picked vintage machines today: 2xP450 on intel SE440 BX2 MBs, 2xP750 on intel CC820 MBs. 4xAntec tower cases and PSUs. 2x Seagate Medalist 3210 3.2GB, 1xSeagate U8 13GB. 2x3dLabs Oxygen V1 32MB AGP, 1xDiamond Stealth II S220 4MB PCI. 2xSB Vibra 16 CT4170 ISA, 2xSB16 CT4740 PCI. 2x64MB PC100 SDRAM, 2x128MB PC100 SDRAM. Iomega AVA-2903B SCSI Controller PCI. 4xDial Up Modem.

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Reply 40804 of 41310, by Turbo ->

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cyclone3d wrote on 2021-10-15, 18:35:

What exact VLB video card and sound card? Also, what is that strange board plugged into the edge of the motherboard? Looks like RAM.. maybe cache.

These cards were inside. I don't know what purpose is that board plugged in the edge of the motherboard for. Maybe someone with more knowledge will give the info about that. Is there a chance this battery would leak? I would like to build this PC with an originally installed SCSI ISA card. Do SCSI to SD card adapters exist?

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Reply 40805 of 41310, by feipoa

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Brawndo wrote on 2021-10-17, 00:54:
An original Audigy card with daughter board arrived today. Going to put it in my upper end Win 98 system. I think this will comp […]
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An original Audigy card with daughter board arrived today. Going to put it in my upper end Win 98 system. I think this will complete that system!

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What does the daughter board do?

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Reply 40808 of 41310, by BitWrangler

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feipoa wrote on 2021-10-17, 08:12:
Brawndo wrote on 2021-10-17, 00:54:
An original Audigy card with daughter board arrived today. Going to put it in my upper end Win 98 system. I think this will comp […]
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An original Audigy card with daughter board arrived today. Going to put it in my upper end Win 98 system. I think this will complete that system!

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Looks like it saves you blowing a whole $2.99 on a 3.5mm stereo jack to two RCA phono adapter 🤣 .... and some other stuff.

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 40809 of 41310, by sprcorreia

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BitWrangler wrote on 2021-10-17, 13:00:
feipoa wrote on 2021-10-17, 08:12:
Brawndo wrote on 2021-10-17, 00:54:
An original Audigy card with daughter board arrived today. Going to put it in my upper end Win 98 system. I think this will comp […]
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An original Audigy card with daughter board arrived today. Going to put it in my upper end Win 98 system. I think this will complete that system!

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What does the daughter board do?

Looks like it saves you blowing a whole $2.99 on a 3.5mm stereo jack to two RCA phono adapter 🤣 .... and some other stuff.

If it's like the Live! it has SPDIF IN and OUT (the RCA connectors), MIDI IN and OUT and DIGITAL DIN (I recall that some Creative Speakers used that).

Reply 40810 of 41310, by pentiumspeed

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That little card that plugs into mainboard is cache card option added to your NCR computer. Very nice to have.

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Reply 40811 of 41310, by bjwil1991

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On a computer spree: a Toshiba Satellite Pro 400CDT (has a missing battery cover and the power switch got shifted, but it'll be fun to fix it).

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Also, no HDD, but it has the bracket and screws for it, so it shouldn't be that difficult to get it to look original (OS-wise) when powering it on.

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Reply 40813 of 41310, by bjwil1991

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Nice. Got a Sidewinder myself and an Audigy 2ZS years ago. The Sidewinder pairs well with Flight Simulator 98.

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Reply 40814 of 41310, by retrogamerguy1997

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A couple days ago the CF to IDE adapter came, and then yesterday the cf card arrived. Yesterday afternoon I installed Windows 98SE and didn't get much farther than that.

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Reply 40815 of 41310, by Brawndo

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retrogamerguy1997 wrote on 2021-10-19, 21:11:

A couple days ago the CF to IDE adapter came, and then yesterday the cf card arrived. Yesterday afternoon I installed Windows 98SE and didn't get much farther than that.

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That looks like the Monoprice model, right? I bought 5 of those a couple months ago because they went on sale for $3 each. Haven't tried them yet. How is it working?

Reply 40816 of 41310, by retrogamerguy1997

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Brawndo wrote on 2021-10-20, 01:10:
retrogamerguy1997 wrote on 2021-10-19, 21:11:

A couple days ago the CF to IDE adapter came, and then yesterday the cf card arrived. Yesterday afternoon I installed Windows 98SE and didn't get much farther than that.

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That looks like the Monoprice model, right? I bought 5 of those a couple months ago because they went on sale for $3 each. Haven't tried them yet. How is it working?

No it was the Syba model, wish I knew they could be had for cheaper than $10 each. Like I said I only got around to install Windows 98SE but it seems to more or less fine so far. Though at first I couldn't make the win98 folder under dos but then I reformated the partition and then it magically worked. And that's the thing fdisk did recognize it as fat32 so there was no good reason for it not to work the first time.

https://www.amazon.com/Syba-Connects-3-5-Inch … 8304669-8076701

Reply 40817 of 41310, by appiah4

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How do you guys handle Win9x and pagefiles on CF/SD storage solutions?

Retronautics: A digital gallery of my retro computers, hardware and projects.

Reply 40818 of 41310, by zapbuzz

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SiS 315 128MB AGP Video Grpahics Card VGA / S-Video
This is the card for my Abit VP6 because my cards are too good for it 🤣
only basic gaming acceleration features but this box is for music production with vintage software/hardware
and basic low res visuals.
This my idea of entry level AGP 2X 4X support.
Will certainly be using my vga to dvi adapter to hook up to the tv at times but i got a nice digital control monitor from dell now so i can mainly use an old picture tube.
it was 1/3 the price of the last 128mb card i got but this isn't an ATI and the 6600 GT is just too fancy for the old girl thats going into my Prescott PC to see if its actually shot.

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Reply 40819 of 41310, by Wolfus

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Aublak wrote on 2021-10-14, 04:43:

There was an Apple IIvx back at the ewaste site. I was thinking of grabbing it too. There seemed to be a bunch of matching accessories for it too; monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc.
Would that be a good tween machine?

I think it would be MUCH more apple-newbie-friendly.