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Reply 22180 of 26791, by holdencars11

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Messing around with Abit NF7-S with a 9600XT, took ages to find memory modules that would work with decent stability...

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Ryzen5 1600AF/ASRock B450Mac/16Gb/HD7750
i7 2600K/P67A-C43/16GB/GTX560
i7 960/MSI X58 Pro/8GB/8800GTS
Athlon II x4 620/GA-M56-S3/8GB/8800GTS
Duron 1300/A7S333/512MB/MX440
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NEC PowerMate1 268 10MHz
And another 40 rigs.

Reply 22181 of 26791, by CrFr

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Framed couple of old press photos to put them on display in my retro cave. Usually I'm not at all into collecting photos, but I own the machines in these photos, so I tought that's cool. IBM PS/2 Model 30 and Model P70.

It looks much better in person, photo doesn't do it justice. Frame I picked up from a fleamarket.

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Markings from the backside.

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"The Model 30 is the link between the personal computer and the new Personal System/2. With its Intel 8086 microprocessor clocked at 8 MHz without a waiting cycle, its integrated functions, e.g. the new MCGA screen interface, it offers a spectrum of performance, that is higher than the IBM PC XT."

Date stamp in the P70 photo says 16th of May 1989.

Reply 22183 of 26791, by bofh.fromhell

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SETBLASTER wrote on 2022-07-13, 14:25:
I'm so happy i got once of these i was scared of not booting or broken, but it worked at first try. […]
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I'm so happy i got once of these
i was scared of not booting or broken, but it worked at first try.

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Great motherboard!
And if its anything like mine:
Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today
It's gonna need a recap eventually.
Just a few weeks after I tested mine some caps started bulging.

Reply 22184 of 26791, by Nexxen

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bofh.fromhell wrote on 2022-07-13, 14:46:
Great motherboard! And if its anything like mine: Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today It's gonna need a recap eventually. Ju […]
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SETBLASTER wrote on 2022-07-13, 14:25:
I'm so happy i got once of these i was scared of not booting or broken, but it worked at first try. […]
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I'm so happy i got once of these
i was scared of not booting or broken, but it worked at first try.

IMG-20220713-111132.jpg

Great motherboard!
And if its anything like mine:
Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today
It's gonna need a recap eventually.
Just a few weeks after I tested mine some caps started bulging.

The nice thing is when you are testing it a cap opens with smoke and some sound 😀
Quite a scene 🤣

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PC#2 PIII-1Ghz - 98SE/W2K

Reply 22185 of 26791, by luckybob

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Also, the V-droop mod is highly recommended if you are going to overclock.

I remember doing it when that board was new. ^.^

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

Reply 22186 of 26791, by SETBLASTER

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bofh.fromhell wrote on 2022-07-13, 14:46:
Great motherboard! And if its anything like mine: Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today It's gonna need a recap eventually. Ju […]
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Great motherboard!
And if its anything like mine:
Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today
It's gonna need a recap eventually.
Just a few weeks after I tested mine some caps started bulging.

wow you even got the box and everything! i was able to get this board very cheap with io shield but no box (about 20 dollars for everything) and it came inside a chieftec dragon case aluminum. I think the owner sure knew about OC because it came with a Pentium 4 HT 2.8C , SL6Z5 (M0) included. Mine i think has different color caps than yours, mine the motherboard is revision 2.0

since you have the box, is this the exact cd it came in your box? https://archive.org/details/ASUS_P4P800-P4C00_drivers

because i know asus also released a p4c800 without the "-E" i want to know if the cd is the same, or if its different, perhaps you can help me by uploading an iso image, i really like to have the original cd contents just for fun installing experience.

Reply 22187 of 26791, by bofh.fromhell

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SETBLASTER wrote on 2022-07-13, 15:50:
wow you even got the box and everything! i was able to get this board very cheap with io shield but no box (about 20 dollars for […]
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bofh.fromhell wrote on 2022-07-13, 14:46:
Great motherboard! And if its anything like mine: Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today It's gonna need a recap eventually. Ju […]
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Great motherboard!
And if its anything like mine:
Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today
It's gonna need a recap eventually.
Just a few weeks after I tested mine some caps started bulging.

wow you even got the box and everything! i was able to get this board very cheap with io shield but no box (about 20 dollars for everything) and it came inside a chieftec dragon case aluminum. I think the owner sure knew about OC because it came with a Pentium 4 HT 2.8C , SL6Z5 (M0) included. Mine i think has different color caps than yours, mine the motherboard is revision 2.0

since you have the box, is this the exact cd it came in your box? https://archive.org/details/ASUS_P4P800-P4C00_drivers

because i know asus also released a p4c800 without the "-E" i want to know if the cd is the same, or if its different, perhaps you can help me by uploading an iso image, i really like to have the original cd contents just for fun installing experience.

Yea complete in box, it wasn't new in box because I noticed some dust on the board.
But as near as.

This is my CD:

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So a slightly older version then the archived one.
And IIRC the -E stood for "Ethernet", not necessarily the inclusion of one but in this case the -E models get an Intel "CSA" NIC vs the non-E getting a realtek.

Reply 22188 of 26791, by SETBLASTER

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bofh.fromhell wrote on 2022-07-13, 17:19:
Yea complete in box, it wasn't new in box because I noticed some dust on the board. But as near as. […]
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SETBLASTER wrote on 2022-07-13, 15:50:
wow you even got the box and everything! i was able to get this board very cheap with io shield but no box (about 20 dollars for […]
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bofh.fromhell wrote on 2022-07-13, 14:46:
Great motherboard! And if its anything like mine: Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today It's gonna need a recap eventually. Ju […]
Show full quote

Great motherboard!
And if its anything like mine:
Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today
It's gonna need a recap eventually.
Just a few weeks after I tested mine some caps started bulging.

wow you even got the box and everything! i was able to get this board very cheap with io shield but no box (about 20 dollars for everything) and it came inside a chieftec dragon case aluminum. I think the owner sure knew about OC because it came with a Pentium 4 HT 2.8C , SL6Z5 (M0) included. Mine i think has different color caps than yours, mine the motherboard is revision 2.0

since you have the box, is this the exact cd it came in your box? https://archive.org/details/ASUS_P4P800-P4C00_drivers

because i know asus also released a p4c800 without the "-E" i want to know if the cd is the same, or if its different, perhaps you can help me by uploading an iso image, i really like to have the original cd contents just for fun installing experience.

Yea complete in box, it wasn't new in box because I noticed some dust on the board.
But as near as.

This is my CD:

So a slightly older version then the archived one.
And IIRC the -E stood for "Ethernet", not necessarily the inclusion of one but in this case the -E models get an Intel "CSA" NIC vs the non-E getting a realtek.

can you share an iso of that CD one over mediafire or any other site upload?

Reply 22189 of 26791, by debs3759

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SETBLASTER wrote on 2022-07-13, 17:46:
bofh.fromhell wrote on 2022-07-13, 17:19:
Yea complete in box, it wasn't new in box because I noticed some dust on the board. But as near as. […]
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SETBLASTER wrote on 2022-07-13, 15:50:

wow you even got the box and everything! i was able to get this board very cheap with io shield but no box (about 20 dollars for everything) and it came inside a chieftec dragon case aluminum. I think the owner sure knew about OC because it came with a Pentium 4 HT 2.8C , SL6Z5 (M0) included. Mine i think has different color caps than yours, mine the motherboard is revision 2.0

since you have the box, is this the exact cd it came in your box? https://archive.org/details/ASUS_P4P800-P4C00_drivers

because i know asus also released a p4c800 without the "-E" i want to know if the cd is the same, or if its different, perhaps you can help me by uploading an iso image, i really like to have the original cd contents just for fun installing experience.

Yea complete in box, it wasn't new in box because I noticed some dust on the board.
But as near as.

This is my CD:

So a slightly older version then the archived one.
And IIRC the -E stood for "Ethernet", not necessarily the inclusion of one but in this case the -E models get an Intel "CSA" NIC vs the non-E getting a realtek.

can you share an iso of that CD one over mediafire or any other site upload?

Sharing on Vogonsdrivers would ensure more long term availability

See my graphics card database at www.gpuzoo.com
Constantly being worked on. Feel free to message me with any corrections or details of cards you would like me to research and add.

Reply 22190 of 26791, by bofh.fromhell

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SETBLASTER wrote on 2022-07-13, 17:46:

can you share an iso of that CD one over mediafire or any other site upload?

Archive.org it is:
https://archive.org/details/intel-875-865_202207

Reply 22191 of 26791, by debs3759

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bofh.fromhell wrote on 2022-07-13, 20:03:
SETBLASTER wrote on 2022-07-13, 17:46:

can you share an iso of that CD one over mediafire or any other site upload?

Archive.org it is:
https://archive.org/details/intel-875-865_202207

Thanks

See my graphics card database at www.gpuzoo.com
Constantly being worked on. Feel free to message me with any corrections or details of cards you would like me to research and add.

Reply 22192 of 26791, by SETBLASTER

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bofh.fromhell wrote on 2022-07-13, 20:03:
SETBLASTER wrote on 2022-07-13, 17:46:

can you share an iso of that CD one over mediafire or any other site upload?

Archive.org it is:
https://archive.org/details/intel-875-865_202207

thank you so much!
sometimes it's all about building a retro PC and installing it's drivers cd, it's like a trip un time

Reply 22193 of 26791, by myrsnipe

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Put together the case and board i got these past days, it came with a Cyrix DX4 clone and the award bios started it's repeating high pitch beeping aka CPU overheat. It has a heatsink and fan that i confirmed is working... Going to check it tomorrow and repaste it (who knows how many decades since it was applied). Hope that solves it otherwise I'm in for some debugging. I did check the PSU before ever powering it and it works perfectly (in fact it was brand new in box with the case). Guess I should double check the jumpers again, but im fairly sure they are correct for a Cyrix DX4 100MHz as by the manual

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Reply 22195 of 26791, by Joakim

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I bought the June edition of Swedish PC Gamer from 1998. Read about upcoming games like Diablo 2, Baldur's Gate and Ultima IX. I have never played the Ultima Series but it a really seems quite cool.

I get really nostalgic reading these old magazines, and wish I kept them.

Of course it did not come with the demo cd but possibly I can find it on archive.org. It contained a demo of the Swedish racing game Motorhead that I remember had very good graphics. Not that racing is normally my style but maybe the demo would be fun to try again.

Reply 22196 of 26791, by holdencars11

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Many years ago I purchaced an Amaze HD3650 AGP Brand New on clearance from MSY Clayton (local parts chain shop). Australians will know MSY from their parts.pdf pricelist

I haven't ever used the card in a build, but decided to do a Fast AGP build with a Sempron 2800+ Socket 754.
After the AGP Hotfix drivers were installed, games would run, but crash shortly into the game, with the VPU Recover function detecting an error, including benchmarks like 3dMark2001.
I tried all the many variations of Hotfix drivers, but not could resolve the instibility. Tried disabling Fast Writes, AGP 8X, Calibration Cycle.... Nothing helped
Tried other systems like P4 3.2 etc, all wth the same results. I concluded that the video card was faulty.

I then was looking in the Catalyst drivers, and noteced that the card ID mentioned it was a 1GB model, when this was definately a 512MB version.
I then through about all those recent "Wish" fake flashed cards and the similar chashes they created....... I deceided to flash this card.
Found a Visiontek HD3650 512MB AGP BIOS on techpowerup, and flashed it....
Low and behold, the card now works flawlessly.
The Visiontek was clocked much lower than the Amaze, but Overdrive fixed that.

Who knows how it ended up with a 1GB filename in the ROM from the factory, or if it was just something flaky with the BIOS version, but all good now...

Spent many hours troubleshooting drivers when that wasn't the problem 🤣

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Ryzen5 1600AF/ASRock B450Mac/16Gb/HD7750
i7 2600K/P67A-C43/16GB/GTX560
i7 960/MSI X58 Pro/8GB/8800GTS
Athlon II x4 620/GA-M56-S3/8GB/8800GTS
Duron 1300/A7S333/512MB/MX440
6x86MX PR200/PC Chips M571/64MB/ET6000
NEC PowerMate1 268 10MHz
And another 40 rigs.

Reply 22197 of 26791, by son_dh

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Could anyone identify what is this? My guess is that this is a capture card, is it correct? Could it do PS1 / SNES game recording?

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son_dh wrote on 2022-07-14, 12:42:

Could anyone identify what is this? My guess is that this is a capture card, is it correct? Could it do PS1 / SNES game recording?

As long as the card works you can use it with older consoles for recording game play. I used to do a similar thing back in the day.

Reply 22199 of 26791, by ChrisK

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Jura Tastatura wrote on 2022-07-14, 08:13:

screwed up my w98 install with wrong ide controller driver and now it won't boot even to safe mode. i am so pissed right now. 😁

A "fresh" w98 install over the old installation usually "restores" the system up to the point that you just need to reinstall every necessary driver.
All others programs will stay as before.
Have learned this recently as the blind attempt to install a USB2 card crashed the system at automatic driver installation up to the point that it was kinda impossible to boot to desktop again.
Even safe mode presented blue screens and access violations after some seconds.
No the cleanest solution but one for the lazy man.
Give it a try if you don't mind.