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Reply 44801 of 45413, by cyclone3d

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2022-05-27, 01:16:

My guess is a Compaq/HP.

Nope, I'll edit the post with the guesses instead of making extra replies.

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Reply 44802 of 45413, by TrashPanda

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Decided to add a HX model socket 7 board to the collection since I dont have one and ran across a Gigabyte GA-586HX with a K5 Pr166, 48mb of ram and a ATI Mach GPU for a reasonable price and threw the seller a offer for it.

@Sphere478 as soon as this arrives Ill throw the Parhelia 256 PCI-X into it and run some benchmarks for you.

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Seems to have had the Dallas clock replaced with a socket and new clock which is perfect since it means I dont have to faff about doing it myself, I dont have a K5 either so it'll be fun to benchmark it and see what it can do compared to a K6 and a K6-2. Will be interesting to see the scaling as AMD worked out the bugs and fabbing issues.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 44803 of 45413, by Gmlb256

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-05-27, 02:35:

Seems to have had the Dallas clock replaced with a socket and new clock which is perfect since it means I dont have to faff about doing it myself

I suggest replacing that RTC battery (very likely to be dead) so you could change the motherboard BIOS settings afterwards. That's from my experience as I have two Socket 7 motherboards (DFI and Gigabyte) and I didn't have to solder a socket for these kind of batteries.

Reply 44804 of 45413, by TrashPanda

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Gmlb256 wrote on 2022-05-27, 02:43:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-05-27, 02:35:

Seems to have had the Dallas clock replaced with a socket and new clock which is perfect since it means I dont have to faff about doing it myself

I suggest replacing that RTC battery (very likely to be dead) so you could change the motherboard BIOS settings afterwards. That's from my experience as I have two Socket 7 motherboards (DFI and Gigabyte) and I didn't have to solder a socket for these kind of batteries.

Will do if it is dead, if its still kicking then I usually let them alone, its a pain right now with how slow shipping is to get new replacements. Took two months to get two Glitch Works Dallas replacement modules and Sockets due to the stupidly slow shipping to Australia.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 44805 of 45413, by Shagittarius

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cyclone3d wrote on 2022-05-26, 23:59:
This is a thin client with an ISA/PCI riser slot, a 3.5" floppy drive and a 44-pin IDE connector (originally it was for a Compac […]
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This is a thin client with an ISA/PCI riser slot, a 3.5" floppy drive and a 44-pin IDE connector (originally it was for a Compact flash adapter that was accessible on the back.
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Not going to divulge the brand/model until after I have a chance to actually do some testing and probably post a YouTube video.

I have 2 different risers that will fit it, but only one puts the cards above the thin client.

Feel free to guess the brand/model 😀

I will say that there are 0 pictures that I could find of this doing a Google search. The manual is available though.

Incorrect guesses so far:
Compaq/HP

It looks like the inside of a pioneer car stereo.

Reply 44806 of 45413, by pancakepuppy

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cyclone3d wrote on 2022-05-26, 23:59:
This is a thin client with an ISA/PCI riser slot, a 3.5" floppy drive and a 44-pin IDE connector (originally it was for a Compac […]
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This is a thin client with an ISA/PCI riser slot, a 3.5" floppy drive and a 44-pin IDE connector (originally it was for a Compact flash adapter that was accessible on the back.
PXL_20220526_235127264~2.jpg

Not going to divulge the brand/model until after I have a chance to actually do some testing and probably post a YouTube video.

I have 2 different risers that will fit it, but only one puts the cards above the thin client.

Feel free to guess the brand/model 😀

I will say that there are 0 pictures that I could find of this doing a Google search. The manual is available though.

Incorrect guesses so far:
Compaq/HP

Netier NetXpress XL-1000 ;P

Reply 44807 of 45413, by Warlord

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cyclone3d wrote on 2022-05-26, 23:59:
This is a thin client with an ISA/PCI riser slot, a 3.5" floppy drive and a 44-pin IDE connector (originally it was for a Compac […]
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This is a thin client with an ISA/PCI riser slot, a 3.5" floppy drive and a 44-pin IDE connector (originally it was for a Compact flash adapter that was accessible on the back.
PXL_20220526_235127264~2.jpg

Not going to divulge the brand/model until after I have a chance to actually do some testing and probably post a YouTube video.

I have 2 different risers that will fit it, but only one puts the cards above the thin client.

Feel free to guess the brand/model 😀

I will say that there are 0 pictures that I could find of this doing a Google search. The manual is available though.

Incorrect guesses so far:
Compaq/HP

whats the onboard video chip. I'm guessing theres only room to fit one card, either PCI or ISA. The blue motherboard makes me think its somthing like a Wyse or a Kontron, somthing along those lines.

Reply 44808 of 45413, by appiah4

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cyclone3d wrote on 2022-05-26, 23:59:
This is a thin client with an ISA/PCI riser slot, a 3.5" floppy drive and a 44-pin IDE connector (originally it was for a Compac […]
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This is a thin client with an ISA/PCI riser slot, a 3.5" floppy drive and a 44-pin IDE connector (originally it was for a Compact flash adapter that was accessible on the back.
PXL_20220526_235127264~2.jpg

Not going to divulge the brand/model until after I have a chance to actually do some testing and probably post a YouTube video.

I have 2 different risers that will fit it, but only one puts the cards above the thin client.

Feel free to guess the brand/model 😀

I will say that there are 0 pictures that I could find of this doing a Google search. The manual is available though.

Incorrect guesses so far:
Compaq/HP

I'd say a Siemens/Nixdorf, this was probably a POS device of some kind?

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Reply 44809 of 45413, by flupke11

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Tetrium wrote on 2022-05-26, 16:30:
flupke11 wrote on 2022-05-26, 14:26:
Some last AGP-era gear (sellers pictures, but all arrived very well packed - still need to test everything): […]
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Some last AGP-era gear (sellers pictures, but all arrived very well packed - still need to test everything):

This is a seller who knows his stuff. All boards were recapped, the Core Dual Sata even has copper heatsinks on all vrm's.

-Asrock 4 Core Dual Sata2, E7600, 2x2gb ram, fully recapped
-Asrock 775Dual-Vsta,E5800, 2x2gb ram, fully recapped
-AM2NF3-Vsta
-HIS ATI 3850 AGP custom bridge chip heatsink and very well made
-Club3d ATI 4670 AGP custom bridge chip heatsink
+ some various bits and pieces

Could you please show some pics of the backside of the 2 AGP cards so I can see the bridge chip mod?
I'm especially interested in the Club3D one as I also have this card 🙂

Here goes:

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Reply 44810 of 45413, by flupke11

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appiah4 wrote on 2022-05-27, 07:12:
cyclone3d wrote on 2022-05-26, 23:59:
This is a thin client with an ISA/PCI riser slot, a 3.5" floppy drive and a 44-pin IDE connector (originally it was for a Compac […]
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This is a thin client with an ISA/PCI riser slot, a 3.5" floppy drive and a 44-pin IDE connector (originally it was for a Compact flash adapter that was accessible on the back.
PXL_20220526_235127264~2.jpg

Not going to divulge the brand/model until after I have a chance to actually do some testing and probably post a YouTube video.

I have 2 different risers that will fit it, but only one puts the cards above the thin client.

Feel free to guess the brand/model 😀

I will say that there are 0 pictures that I could find of this doing a Google search. The manual is available though.

Incorrect guesses so far:
Compaq/HP

I'd say a Siemens/Nixdorf, this was probably a POS device of some kind?

I'll throw in Digital, for the fun of the game.

Reply 44811 of 45413, by NyLan

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GigAHerZ wrote on 2022-05-26, 19:12:

@Nylan, i LOVE the sh*tty computer speakers you have! Absolute beauties in their own sense.
Btw, aren't they reversed? Usually speaker with knobs is the right side speaker...

You are completely right, my mistake when I put this screen in place. As I'm left handed I put the speaker with knobs on left... It's fixed now 😀

For the story, I had the same... back in 1997 with my Pentium 120, that's why I really wanted to get it 😀
I found this one on eBay by searching for "AC-691N" and then I found a clone completely by accident in a store, marked "Advance SP-120B"

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Reply 44813 of 45413, by Xicor

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cyclone3d wrote on 2022-05-26, 23:59:
This is a thin client with an ISA/PCI riser slot, a 3.5" floppy drive and a 44-pin IDE connector (originally it was for a Compac […]
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This is a thin client with an ISA/PCI riser slot, a 3.5" floppy drive and a 44-pin IDE connector (originally it was for a Compact flash adapter that was accessible on the back.
PXL_20220526_235127264~2.jpg

Not going to divulge the brand/model until after I have a chance to actually do some testing and probably post a YouTube video.

I have 2 different risers that will fit it, but only one puts the cards above the thin client.

Feel free to guess the brand/model 😀

I will say that there are 0 pictures that I could find of this doing a Google search. The manual is available though.

Incorrect guesses so far:
Compaq/HP

My guess goes to a Flytech Technology NC4-B62 !?

Reply 44814 of 45413, by SteveC

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NyLan wrote on 2022-05-27, 07:28:
You are completely right, my mistake when I put this screen in place. As I'm left handed I put the speaker with knobs on left... […]
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GigAHerZ wrote on 2022-05-26, 19:12:

@Nylan, i LOVE the sh*tty computer speakers you have! Absolute beauties in their own sense.
Btw, aren't they reversed? Usually speaker with knobs is the right side speaker...

You are completely right, my mistake when I put this screen in place. As I'm left handed I put the speaker with knobs on left... It's fixed now 😀

For the story, I had the same... back in 1997 with my Pentium 120, that's why I really wanted to get it 😀
I found this one on eBay by searching for "AC-691N" and then I found a clone completely by accident in a store, marked "Advance SP-120B"

Mine just turned up in their original box!

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Reply 44815 of 45413, by Xicor

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Due to a recent "family enlargement upgrade", I have been in in "lurking mode", and all of the little time that I have has gone to saving and hunting vintage machines of several types.

In a personal note, I tend to despise the "business" aspect that is growing on the hobby, so I tend to seek only the enjoyment and sentimental aspect of the retro scene. There is obviously an inherent subjectivity, what "kicks" me, may be meaningless to others. I my mind, I feel a odd enjoyment every time I see a humble or exceedingly rare hardware in this thread, maybe because it throws me back to ethos of "playing for the sake of it ".

Enough of ranting, let me share my findings from the past months :

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More yet to come ......

Reply 44816 of 45413, by Xicor

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More findings ........

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Reply 44817 of 45413, by Cuttoon

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-05-27, 02:35:
Decided to add a HX model socket 7 board to the collection since I dont have one and ran across a Gigabyte GA-586HX with a K5 Pr […]
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Decided to add a HX model socket 7 board to the collection since I dont have one and ran across a Gigabyte GA-586HX with a K5 Pr166, 48mb of ram and a ATI Mach GPU for a reasonable price and threw the seller a offer for it.

@Sphere478 as soon as this arrives Ill throw the Parhelia 256 PCI-X into it and run some benchmarks for you.

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Seems to have had the Dallas clock replaced with a socket and new clock which is perfect since it means I dont have to faff about doing it myself, I dont have a K5 either so it'll be fun to benchmark it and see what it can do compared to a K6 and a K6-2. Will be interesting to see the scaling as AMD worked out the bugs and fabbing issues.

Yep, that seems to be another nice feature of the GA-586HX: The RTC module is socketed. Hard to find out, but apparently, they all were. They even found sockets that did not require a zip tie to keep the module in place.
Just all around a solid board.

I like jumpers.

Reply 44818 of 45413, by SteveC

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Xicor wrote on 2022-05-27, 11:57:
Due to a recent "family enlargement upgrade", I have been in in "lurking mode", and all of the little time that I have has gon […]
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Due to a recent "family enlargement upgrade", I have been in in "lurking mode", and all of the little time that I have has gone to saving and hunting vintage machines of several types.

In a personal note, I tend to despise the "business" aspect that is growing on the hobby, so I tend to seek only the enjoyment and sentimental aspect of the retro scene. There is obviously an inherent subjectivity, what "kicks" me, may be meaningless to others. I my mind, I feel a odd enjoyment every time I see a humble or exceedingly rare hardware in this thread, maybe because it throws me back to ethos of "playing for the sake of it ".

Enough of ranting, let me share my findings from the past months :

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More yet to come ......

Wow all this kit is enough to keep you busy for the rest of the year!

What's that Unisys box?

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Reply 44819 of 45413, by flupke11

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I also found my first fully owned pair of loudspeakers!

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