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Reply 14040 of 16096, by brostenen

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I recieved some beefy heatsinks in the mail today. So I installed 4 of them on the CPU in my homemade Amiga500 Desktop machine.
The reason was that the Ram/IDE-Adaptor/Controller that are installed between the CPU and motherboard, makes the CPU really hot.
These babies are extremely effective. So I guess it was a success....

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Then I watched tons of Amiga500 Demo's for an hour. Just to make sure the heatsinks did their job as they should. Still cold to the touch.

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

My blog: http://to9xct.blogspot.dk

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Jah ich will trynen... Die Leute wie macht scheisse in dem Grünen.

Reply 14041 of 16096, by MrSmiley381

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Started removing rivets in a rusted case yesterday while listening to the PC-98 soundtrack for Sorcerian. My wife walked in and asked, "Oh, what hentai game music is this?" Right platform, wrong genre 😜

I spend my days fighting with clunky software so I can afford to spend my evenings fighting with clunky hardware.

Reply 14042 of 16096, by pentiumspeed

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Received and fixed Compaq LTE ELITE 4/75CX today. Working very nicely, former owner was playing with the windows 3.1 and many cute games and some classics (arkoids, etc) on windows 3.1 and Office. That's it. Nothing DOS software installed even DOS games is not there.

The tantalum capacitors of orange kind has a habit of blowing and short out in the compaq LTE notebooks that uses old SMD orange blocks with a pin for positive marker. I have same thing in LTE LITE/25 yet to fix.

Now I have two: 4/75CX 16MB, 340MB hard drive and 4/50E 12MB with dead hard drive, yes TFT monochrome, can run it as well but has issues. This 4/50E needs more TLC especially floppy drive and both has dead cylindrical battery so they keep settings and date needs fixed.

The internal power supply is just constant 18.5V DC 30W output that plugs into motherboard via 3 pin using red/black two wires and does not have switched signal. If you have internal dead power supply then use this: these also have car adapter jack socket under the AC input socket. Voltage I don't know.

Cheers,

Great Northern aka Canada.

Reply 14045 of 16096, by appiah4

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Started working on a website to display my retro collections and projects..

https://sites.google.com/view/retronautics

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

Reply 14046 of 16096, by PTherapist

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derSammler wrote on 2020-01-22, 18:02:

ME is very stable if you set it up on standard hardware and turn off the system restore feature. I have it installed on two of my retro systems and these are the only ones that never had a blue screen so far. 😀 ME mainly got bad press back then because early WDM drivers (which ME requires - unlike 98) were mostly crappy when ME was released.

I've always found it a bit of a lottery with regards to ME. On some systems it worked great, whilst on others it was an unstable mess. It's good for those rare retro builds that struggle with Windows 98 SE and saves the headache of having to apply the various patches & driver upgrades required to get 98SE working on those.

Reply 14047 of 16096, by Captain Catnip

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I'm gathering old hardware from coworkers that are about to throw them out. I missed out on tons of stuff, but some things I can still rescue. Got a bunch of adapter cards, some graphics cards and a motherload of RAM (SIMM, DIMM and older). Still need to take inventory but time is scarce lately.

Reply 14048 of 16096, by Bruninho

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-01-23, 06:14:

Started working on a website to display my retro collections and projects..

https://sites.google.com/view/retronautics

I like the name! “retronautics”

"Design isn't just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
JOBS, Steve.

Reply 14049 of 16096, by Cyrix200+

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Finally repaired a motherboard I got more than three years ago: Re: Looking for an ID/manual/jumpers and more info on this 386 AMD 40MHz board

1982 - 2001

Reply 14050 of 16096, by bearking

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-01-23, 06:14:

Started working on a website to display my retro collections and projects..

https://sites.google.com/view/retronautics

Hey, nice and clean design for a retro hw site. I like the name also...

Reply 14051 of 16096, by gdjacobs

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MrSmiley381 wrote on 2020-01-23, 01:05:

My wife walked in and asked, "Oh, what hentai game music is this?" Right platform, wrong genre 😜

Did you know this cultural exposure of hers before you married?

All hail the Great Capacitor Brand Finder

Reply 14052 of 16096, by MrSmiley381

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gdjacobs wrote on 2020-01-23, 18:56:
MrSmiley381 wrote on 2020-01-23, 01:05:

My wife walked in and asked, "Oh, what hentai game music is this?" Right platform, wrong genre 😜

Did you know this cultural exposure of hers before you married?

That's why I married her 😁 The opening theme of Bible Black sounds great on the FB-01, by the way.

I spend my days fighting with clunky software so I can afford to spend my evenings fighting with clunky hardware.

Reply 14053 of 16096, by gdjacobs

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MrSmiley381 wrote on 2020-01-23, 19:09:

That's why I married her 😁 The opening theme of Bible Black sounds great on the FB-01, by the way.

Does anyone chip tune for the Japanese AV market?

All hail the Great Capacitor Brand Finder

Reply 14054 of 16096, by appiah4

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I've been slowly adding to my retro parts and PCs collection page. Motherboards and CPUs done, got started on the graphics cards. Open to all suggestions and criticism, though be reminded that Google Sites is not the most flexible site building tool in the world 🙁

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

Reply 14055 of 16096, by brostenen

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-01-23, 21:38:

I've been slowly adding to my retro parts and PCs collection page. Motherboards and CPUs done, got started on the graphics cards. Open to all suggestions and criticism, though be reminded that Google Sites is not the most flexible site building tool in the world 🙁

Can you swap the picture and headline on the various hardware groups? It confuses a bit, until one realise the idea behind how it is set up.

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

My blog: http://to9xct.blogspot.dk

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Jah ich will trynen... Die Leute wie macht scheisse in dem Grünen.

Reply 14056 of 16096, by mastergamma12

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Installed Me on my Dell Dimension 8200 after my 2 128mb rdram sticks came to supplement my other 2 so 512mb pc800 in total.

Got a 2ghz Northwood P4 and a Gladiac Ultra and a SB Live with VXD drivers for Dos Audio.

System runs rather stable so far.

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Reply 14057 of 16096, by Captain Catnip

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It's not in the computer realm, well it kinda is for me, and it's "old". I'm collecting lead/pewter Dark Sun miniatures by Ral Partha from the early '90s. They're getting kind of rare and expensive but every now and then they still pop up so I grab them. Received a couple more now and have to remove the paint of previous owners and then paint them myself. I love Dark Sun since I played Shattered Lands as a kid.

Reply 14058 of 16096, by appiah4

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Captain Catnip wrote on 2020-01-24, 05:34:

It's not in the computer realm, well it kinda is for me, and it's "old". I'm collecting lead/pewter Dark Sun miniatures by Ral Partha from the early '90s. They're getting kind of rare and expensive but every now and then they still pop up so I grab them. Received a couple more now and have to remove the paint of previous owners and then paint them myself. I love Dark Sun since I played Shattered Lands as a kid.

Ahh, another lover of retro miniatures. I'm an 'oldhammer' kind of guy, I never collected D&D miniatures but I do have an RPG book collection of around 200 books including a lot of Dark Sun (1E). I'm on the hunt for a complete copy of Asticlian Gambit 😀

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

Reply 14059 of 16096, by Captain Catnip

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Ahh, another lover of retro miniatures. I'm an 'oldhammer' kind of guy, I never collected D&D miniatures but I do have an RPG book collection of around 200 books including a lot of Dark Sun (1E). I'm on the hunt for a complete copy of Asticlian Gambit 😀

Back in my day I did a bit of Warhammer Fantasy painting for a friend before he went off to the military but I never owned any Warhammer miniatures myself. Got into them (minatures) by accident while searching for the fantasy novels of Dark Sun (still need to get back to those) and really like the artwork and metal minatures are awesome. My only other contact was Hero Quest and another tabletop game that I can't remember the name of. Kind of like a Warhammer light for a younger audience.