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Reply 12741 of 22094, by Caluser2000

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did some sorting.

I need to do that sometime... preferably soon before I get lost in the boxes full of cards 🤣

It's taken a few years to get around to it but worth it.

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Reply 12742 of 22094, by PTherapist

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Was planning to have a nice quiet restful day today playing retro games on my Xbox console, but an old PC had other ideas.

An old Socket AM2 / Athlon 64 X2 PC running Linux that I use as a Server was not responding to network requests this morning when I woke up. So I switched it off and attempted to boot back up, then during the boot process I was met with a flash & POP! Out goes the PSU. It's true what everybody says, Corsair VS series power supplies are indeed utter garbage!

Luckily there was no damage done and I installed a spare PSU to get things back up and running again. I did have to reseat the RAM before the motherboard would POST though, which was strange. Ordered a better, less cheapskate, PSU as replacement.

Reply 12744 of 22094, by oeuvre

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also on a quest to save old Java applet games and run them offline. I have Javanoid, 3D Driver, and Jet Slalom saved so far. Making batch + html files to run them through appletviewer.exe

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Reply 12745 of 22094, by cyclone3d

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Does going to an arcade for 5 hours with my 7 year old count as retro activity? 🤣

Flat rate per person for an all day all you can play pass.

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Reply 12746 of 22094, by bjwil1991

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Possibly? My family and I went to Hungry Howie's that has old school arcade games and played a few (Donkey Kong, Galaga 3, Pac-Man, and Asteroids). They had games from the late 1970's to the 1990's and it's like walking into a time capsule, and there was a sit-in Little Caesar's that had arcade games.

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Reply 12747 of 22094, by Mister Xiado

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Definitely need a better video card. The current Trident GUI9660XGi is kinda' awful, in that Win95 is stuck in 8 bit color. Not sure if adding RAM would help in any way.

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Reply 12748 of 22094, by dionb

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Mister Xiado wrote:
Definitely need a better video card. The current Trident GUI9660XGi is kinda' awful, in that Win95 is stuck in 8 bit color. Not […]
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Definitely need a better video card. The current Trident GUI9660XGi is kinda' awful, in that Win95 is stuck in 8 bit color. Not sure if adding RAM would help in any way.

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What resolution are you running and how much RAM is on that 9660 now?

That looks like 1024x768 to me, and I'd expect a 9660 to have 2MB of EDO DRAM, in that case you should be able to get 1024x768@16b, or 1280x1024@8b. If you can't manage that, there's something wrong (drivers?). Or the card only has 1MB, in that case 1024x768@8b is the max, and you need more RAM. Either way, post current specs for conclusive answer.

Reply 12749 of 22094, by Mister Xiado

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SVGA (800x600), and XGA (1024x768) was making it output at a weird frequency that my monitors hated. Hmm, thanks. I took another look, and for whatever reason, even though Win95 had access to the 9660 drivers, and identified the card correctly, it still installed some other version. It wasn't throwing any sort of flags in the system properties. Weird. Either way, it's all sorted now. When you're scanning the horizon, you can't see your feet.

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Reply 12750 of 22094, by detritus olentus

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Got a big boy job so I'm moving out my parents to a friend's house. These are about to go into the back of my Altima like beige box Tetris.

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Reply 12751 of 22094, by detritus olentus

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Mission accomplished!

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Reply 12752 of 22094, by gca

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detritus olentus wrote:

Mission accomplished!

It was all going so well right up until he had to do an emergency stop at which point he was decapitated by an unrestrained chassis flying from the top of the pile on the back seat. So sad.

Reply 12753 of 22094, by kolderman

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detritus olentus wrote:

Got a big boy job so I'm moving out my parents to a friend's house. These are about to go into the back of my Altima like beige box Tetris.

Are they a bunch of cases or fully built out systems?

Reply 12754 of 22094, by detritus olentus

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kolderman wrote:
detritus olentus wrote:

Got a big boy job so I'm moving out my parents to a friend's house. These are about to go into the back of my Altima like beige box Tetris.

Are they a bunch of cases or fully built out systems?

Only one empty case in the lot.

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Reply 12755 of 22094, by Turbo ->

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Removed leaking barrel batteries from these 286 motherboards. After cleaning the damaged area caused by leaking batteries, still none of them work (not posting). And if that wasn't enough disappointment for today, the last motherboard I tested, must have had a short, because it has shortened my AT testing power supply. Now the fan turns only for a moment and it squeals inside. Now I have to look into that as well...

Not a good day for retro I would say...

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Reply 12756 of 22094, by kolderman

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detritus olentus wrote:
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Got a big boy job so I'm moving out my parents to a friend's house. These are about to go into the back of my Altima like beige box Tetris.

Are they a bunch of cases or fully built out systems?

Only one empty case in the lot.

Specs please.

Reply 12757 of 22094, by SpectriaForce

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I was busy editing photos when I discovered a damaged sound card (didn't notice it when I was taking photos, almost advertised it for sale 😜 ):

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Might or might not be repairable. Free for anyone who wants to collect it or pay for shipping.

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Reply 12758 of 22094, by JonathonWyble

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SpectriaForce wrote:

I was busy editing photos when I discovered a damaged sound card (didn't notice it when I was taking photos, almost advertised it for sale 😜 ):

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Might or might not be repairable. Free for anyone who wants to collect it or pay for shipping.

Probably not. Most graphics cards may not be easy to fix unless you know exactly what you're doing. But maybe they are possible to fix, who knows. I guess you can sell that thing if you really want to.

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