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Reply 26100 of 26791, by PcBytes

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ODwilly wrote on 2023-12-01, 05:16:
PcBytes wrote on 2023-11-30, 22:09:
Been testing my ole' trusty Grundig GV729M VCR after I had a friend clean its heads for me. […]
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Been testing my ole' trusty Grundig GV729M VCR after I had a friend clean its heads for me.

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The quality is absolutely crisp. I don't think I've seen VHS tapes play this clean besides Panasonics.

I bought this Panasonic PV-8451 for $6 to convert some old VHS tapes to digital. Thoughts on quality? They wanted $25 for Sonys that were rusty.

Should be good. 4 heads, AV inputs, and it's a Panasonic to start with.
Just make sure the heads are clean and aren't worn to oblivion - one of the Panasonics my friend had to deal with during the time I left the Grundig for him to clean was legitimately on its last legs. Forgot the model (looks like a AG-1330 but not sure) but it was one of those longer units that also had only RF and SCART sockets.

http://www.audioreview.com/product/home-video … ic/pv-8451.html

My previous machine was a NV-MV16. Great picture quality, the only downside is no AV outputs besides the standard RF deal and the SCART output connector - that's why I took my Grundig back from my friend and gave him the Panny. While the Grundig is mono (though with some patience and a bit of dremeling, I reckon it's possible to turn it into stereo).

smtkr wrote on 2023-12-01, 02:21:

And what appears to be a distinctly Canopus graphics card (which one, I can't tell).

Geforce 2 MX400.

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Reply 26101 of 26791, by mrfusion92

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First power up of the DK440LX and, as most of you have guessed, it has two 266 Klamath cores.

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Reply 26102 of 26791, by Tiido

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PcBytes wrote on 2023-12-01, 09:18:

(though with some patience and a bit of dremeling, I reckon it's possible to turn it into stereo).

Turning a mono machine into a stereo one may be a significant undertaking, the drum needs to have the 2 extra heads for stereo support to and any required chips in signal path present for it. Linear audio/mono signal path is completely separate from one of stereo.

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Reply 26103 of 26791, by vmr_

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smtkr wrote on 2023-12-01, 02:21:

And what appears to be a distinctly Canopus graphics card (which one, I can't tell).

Geforce 2 MX400.
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correct. Interestingly enough it nearly beats Canopus Spectra X20 Geforce3 in 3dMark 99 and 3dMark2000, need to do more tests.
Possibly with Pentium III 1GHZ SL4KL, as I used a PIII 800MHz for the dust off tests

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Reply 26104 of 26791, by vmr_

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mrfusion92 wrote on 2023-12-01, 12:16:

First power up of the DK440LX and, as most of you have guessed, it has two 266 Klamath cores.

Really like this setup, have you tried a PIII 1GHZ dual CPU on Asus P2B-D or equivalent?

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Reply 26105 of 26791, by ubiq

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mrfusion92 wrote on 2023-12-01, 12:16:
First power up of the DK440LX and, as most of you have guessed, it has two 266 Klamath cores. Screenshot 2023-12-01 12-49-09.png […]
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Huh, the Slot 1 slots are reversed from pretty much any other board I've seen. I've seen regular and dual slot 1 boards with the slots perpendicular to this orientation, but never flipped like this.

Anyway, enjoy! I've got a dual slot 1 build that I got going a while ago and haven't really put it through its paces yet. Failed to get SMP Q3A running, I remember that...

Reply 26106 of 26791, by BitWrangler

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vmr_ wrote on 2023-12-01, 15:25:
mrfusion92 wrote on 2023-12-01, 12:16:

First power up of the DK440LX and, as most of you have guessed, it has two 266 Klamath cores.

Really like this setup, have you tried a PIII 1GHZ dual CPU on Asus P2B-D or equivalent?

That's on my to do list, have a "fixer upper" P2B-D lurking around, two s370 1Ghz PIII and a number of slotkets to persuade into working with them. Not quite sure what gfx will go with it, I might give it a Gf3.

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Reply 26108 of 26791, by ubiq

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BitWrangler wrote on 2023-12-02, 02:55:
vmr_ wrote on 2023-12-01, 15:25:
mrfusion92 wrote on 2023-12-01, 12:16:

First power up of the DK440LX and, as most of you have guessed, it has two 266 Klamath cores.

Really like this setup, have you tried a PIII 1GHZ dual CPU on Asus P2B-D or equivalent?

That's on my to do list, have a "fixer upper" P2B-D lurking around, two s370 1Ghz PIII and a number of slotkets to persuade into working with them. Not quite sure what gfx will go with it, I might give it a Gf3.

Hmm yeah, it was back in July - I got a couple slocketed Mendocino 533s going on an ASUS P2L97-DS. Ultimately didn't build a system with it, as I had a P2B-DS and higher sights. Currently that system has a couple SL457 P3-800s in it. I have a couple 1100MHz S370 SL5Q3s that I want to get in there, but I'm about 1 coppermine-compatible slocket short. I've been working on my soldering game, so it might be time to revisit modding one of my cheaper slockets...

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Reply 26110 of 26791, by rasz_pl

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smtkr wrote on 2023-12-03, 01:07:

Those P3 800s are so power efficient, though. 21W for 800EB vs. 33W for the 1.1GHz.

scaling is almost linear, at the time your desk lamp was burning at least 60W

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Reply 26111 of 26791, by Horun

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Downloading bios files off a motherboard makers ftp in ch before they remove everything. Got a long was to go.....filezilla reports over 100Gb still in queue..ue..ue...ewu 🤣
added: currently working on soc 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, will work on 2011 later. Looks like elhvb.com has most of the soc 462, 478, 775, 939, 1366 stuff...

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Reply 26112 of 26791, by mrfusion92

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Restored an HP Compaq nx9420 I have found at work.

I never had personally a 17'' notebook and I think this model is a very good specimen. It sports a Centrino Duo T2500 @ 2 Ghz, ATi Radeon X1600 (default res of 1440x900) and 3 GB of DDR2. With the help of the SSD now XP flies in this machine.
It's also very well built, nice full size keyboard and hinges are so sturdy.

Here it is running SimCity 4.

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Reply 26113 of 26791, by Sphere478

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Horun wrote on 2023-12-03, 03:12:

Downloading bios files off a motherboard makers ftp in ch before they remove everything. Got a long was to go.....filezilla reports over 100Gb still in queue..ue..ue...ewu 🤣
added: currently working on soc 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, will work on 2011 later. Looks like elhvb.com has most of the soc 462, 478, 775, 939, 1366 stuff...

Thank you that! Please re host somewhere for everyone to have access

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Reply 26114 of 26791, by Nexxen

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I was checking some K6 stuff and found that amd-k6.com isn't online anymore.
Hope anyone can shed some light.

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Reply 26115 of 26791, by Horun

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Sphere478 wrote on 2023-12-04, 00:32:
Horun wrote on 2023-12-03, 03:12:

Downloading bios files off a motherboard makers ftp in ch before they remove everything. Got a long was to go.....filezilla reports over 100Gb still in queue..ue..ue...ewu 🤣
added: currently working on soc 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, will work on 2011 later. Looks like elhvb.com has most of the soc 462, 478, 775, 939, 1366 stuff...

Thank you that! Please re host somewhere for everyone to have access

fek ! last night grabbed all the 1150 and 1151, tonight it times out. I will try again tomorrow.

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Reply 26116 of 26791, by chrismeyer6

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Nexxen wrote on 2023-12-04, 01:49:

I was checking some K6 stuff and found that amd-k6.com isn't online anymore.
Hope anyone can shed some light.

I just checked and it loads up some Chinese language site. Hopefully the original comes back as it was a great resource.

Reply 26117 of 26791, by Horun

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chrismeyer6 wrote on 2023-12-04, 02:09:
Nexxen wrote on 2023-12-04, 01:49:

I was checking some K6 stuff and found that amd-k6.com isn't online anymore.
Hope anyone can shed some light.

I just checked and it loads up some Chinese language site. Hopefully the original comes back as it was a great resource.

Owner took it down: http://web.archive.org/web/20230608041646/htt … www.amd-k6.com/
you can browse a bit: http://web.archive.org/web/20221209160436/htt … www.amd-k6.com/

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Reply 26118 of 26791, by Shponglefan

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Working on a pair of builds: Pentium 200 and Pentium Pro 200.

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Did some stress testing of each system for about an hour each to see how cooling performed and making sure they are stable.

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Reply 26119 of 26791, by H3nrik V!

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ubiq wrote on 2023-12-02, 18:12:
BitWrangler wrote on 2023-12-02, 02:55:
vmr_ wrote on 2023-12-01, 15:25:

Really like this setup, have you tried a PIII 1GHZ dual CPU on Asus P2B-D or equivalent?

That's on my to do list, have a "fixer upper" P2B-D lurking around, two s370 1Ghz PIII and a number of slotkets to persuade into working with them. Not quite sure what gfx will go with it, I might give it a Gf3.

Hmm yeah, it was back in July - I got a couple slocketed Mendocino 533s going on an ASUS P2L97-DS. Ultimately didn't build a system with it, as I had a P2B-DS and higher sights. Currently that system has a couple SL457 P3-800s in it. I have a couple 1100MHz S370 SL5Q3s that I want to get in there, but I'm about 1 coppermine-compatible slocket short. I've been working on my soldering game, so it might be time to revisit modding one of my cheaper slockets...

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What are those downright beautiful copper heatsinks? Would really match my P2B-DS and 2xCuMine 1.1 ... 😀

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