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Reply 1520 of 3355, by Kadath

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A customer, knowing about my passion for restoring and using old hardware, gave me a couple of PCs belonging to her father: this is the first one, a mini-tower with motherboard ECS P6SET-ML, the legendary Celeron Mendocino 300A (OC monster at the times, one friend of mine used it daily @600mhz), 128MB RAM PC133. The motherboard supports both socket and slot. After the discovery of the Celly 300, I decided to clean and restore everything just this way, as a tribute to a CPU that I would have liked to have - just added a 20GB IDE HD and a new CD-Rom, since that old did not work well.

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First comes smiles,
then lies.
Last is gunfire.

Reply 1521 of 3355, by cliffclaven

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Was given 2 of these DELL 2007WFPb beauties, among other parts, by a nice fellow. Lots of inputs and 4:3 and 1:1 pixel mapping. Even has picture in picture and picture by picture, but doesn't seem to allow DVI and VGA simultaneously. One of the options has to be composite or s-video.

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Reply 1522 of 3355, by TheAbandonwareGuy

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cliffclaven wrote:
Was given 2 of these DELL 2007WFPb beauties, among other parts, by a nice fellow. Lots of inputs and 4:3 and 1:1 pixel mapping. […]
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Was given 2 of these DELL 2007WFPb beauties, among other parts, by a nice fellow. Lots of inputs and 4:3 and 1:1 pixel mapping. Even has picture in picture and picture by picture, but doesn't seem to allow DVI and VGA simultaneously. One of the options has to be composite or s-video.

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I have the 17 inch version of that hooked up to my main as a secondary display. Great monitors and the USB hubs that are built in are just amazing.

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Reply 1523 of 3355, by luckybob

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@TheAbandonwareGuy & cliffclaven

using the 24" one right now. Love the 1920x1200 resolution. I wish I could get a 2nd...

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

Reply 1524 of 3355, by TheAbandonwareGuy

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luckybob wrote:

@TheAbandonwareGuy & cliffclaven

using the 24" one right now. Love the 1920x1200 resolution. I wish I could get a 2nd...

I'm loving my new LG IPS LED IPS225T right now. At first the blacks were horribly polluted with purple and I had artifacts with the disable but either my DVI port or cable was bad. Switching to an HDMI to DVI cable massively improved image quality, fixed 95 percent of the black pollution, improved the gamma ratio, and fixed the digital artifacting. Just played 3 hours of Shadows of Mordor, I swear some scenes looked better than the LOTR trilogy. Its not quite as vibrant as my ASUS was but the black levels are 10x better and 1080p vs 1440x900 is a huge improvement and th I wonder if these colors aren't more realistic anyways.

Also, a QX9650 @ 11x Multi which = 3.66GHz a 1.4125 volts is greased lightning for LGA775. Not a single stutter or lag incident today.

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Reply 1525 of 3355, by CkRtech

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I'm somewhat in that club - Samsung 275T Plus - 27" 1920x1200 w/ composite, S-Video, component, VGA, DVI, HDMI, and USB hub. I've had it as my daily driver for nearly 10 years, and I don't know that I will ever find a modern replacement - not that I have looked.

Displaced Gamers (YouTube) - DOS Gaming Aspect Ratio - 320x200 || The History of 240p || Dithering on the Sega Genesis with Composite Video

Reply 1526 of 3355, by aop

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The University dumpster is a gift that keeps giving:
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Full res: https://i.imgur.com/PT930N3.jpg

Also a metric shit ton of SCSI, USB and IDE cards and old mice and couple a EGA video cards:
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Full res: https://i.imgur.com/uwIVqb3.jpg

Reply 1527 of 3355, by bjwil1991

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aop wrote:
The University dumpster is a gift that keeps giving: https://i.imgur.com/PT930N3h.jpg Full res: https://i.imgur.com/PT930N3.jpg […]
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The University dumpster is a gift that keeps giving:
PT930N3h.jpg
Full res: https://i.imgur.com/PT930N3.jpg

Also a metric shit ton of SCSI, USB and IDE cards and old mice and couple a EGA video cards:
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Full res: https://i.imgur.com/uwIVqb3.jpg

I've never seen a sound card like that before.

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Reply 1528 of 3355, by CkRtech

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Wow! That sound card/setup looks amazing... because at the very least - someone put a Yamaha DB50XG in it!

Displaced Gamers (YouTube) - DOS Gaming Aspect Ratio - 320x200 || The History of 240p || Dithering on the Sega Genesis with Composite Video

Reply 1529 of 3355, by appiah4

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What university is this? Time for a second degree methinks..

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Reply 1530 of 3355, by bjwil1991

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Time for a turd debris (third degree) methinks as well.

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Reply 1531 of 3355, by aop

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appiah4 wrote:

What university is this? Time for a second degree methinks..

Tampere University of Technology

The dumpsters there are a fricking gold mine.

I found this last year, still haven't figured out what to do with it:
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Full res: https://i.imgur.com/wAeNIQR.jpg

I don't even have the time or means to test all the stuff I'm hauling home from there, I'm just saving it from destruction.

Reply 1532 of 3355, by bjwil1991

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aop wrote:
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appiah4 wrote:

What university is this? Time for a second degree methinks..

Tampere University of Technology

The dumpsters there are a fricking gold mine.

I found this last year, still haven't figured out what to do with it:
wAeNIQRh.jpg
Full res: https://i.imgur.com/wAeNIQR.jpg

I don't even have the time or means to test all the stuff I'm hauling home from there, I'm just saving it from destruction.

Is the Uni in Finland?

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Reply 1533 of 3355, by aop

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bjwil1991 wrote:
aop wrote:
Tampere University of Technology […]
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appiah4 wrote:

What university is this? Time for a second degree methinks..

Tampere University of Technology

The dumpsters there are a fricking gold mine.

I found this last year, still haven't figured out what to do with it:
wAeNIQRh.jpg
Full res: https://i.imgur.com/wAeNIQR.jpg

I don't even have the time or means to test all the stuff I'm hauling home from there, I'm just saving it from destruction.

Is the Uni in Finland?

Yup.

Sadly I'm going to graduate by next summer but I think I can still continue my dumpster raids with friends who are years away from completing their degrees.

Reply 1534 of 3355, by SW-SSG

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aop wrote:

I found this last year, still haven't figured out what to do with it:
https://i.imgur.com/wAeNIQRh.jpg
Full res: https://i.imgur.com/wAeNIQR.jpg

That card just looks so cool. Even though I have no idea what it is, or could be...

Reply 1535 of 3355, by aop

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SW-SSG wrote:
aop wrote:

I found this last year, still haven't figured out what to do with it:
https://i.imgur.com/wAeNIQRh.jpg
Full res: https://i.imgur.com/wAeNIQR.jpg

That card just looks so cool. Even though I have no idea what it is, or could be...

It's a transputer with quad Inmos T800 CPUs. It's basically a compute card for 386-era computers.

Reply 1536 of 3355, by Jade Falcon

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luckybob wrote:

@TheAbandonwareGuy & cliffclaven

using the 24" one right now. Love the 1920x1200 resolution. I wish I could get a 2nd...

I get those by the truck load for free from state farm at work.
Personally I dont think theyre all that good, fine for office systems. But for free ill take them ether way. Are last shipments was about 250 or say monitors with cables.

Reply 1537 of 3355, by luckybob

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aop wrote:
Tampere University of Technology […]
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appiah4 wrote:

What university is this? Time for a second degree methinks..

Tampere University of Technology

The dumpsters there are a fricking gold mine.

I found this last year, still haven't figured out what to do with it:
wAeNIQRh.jpg
Full res: https://i.imgur.com/wAeNIQR.jpg

I don't even have the time or means to test all the stuff I'm hauling home from there, I'm just saving it from destruction.

that card is super neat. shame. I would Imagine it be all but worthless. That was probably $100,000 card back in 1989. Contact the guy that runs this website: http://www.turbomode.com/home I would imagine he would want that card. or at the very least tell you more about it.

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

Reply 1538 of 3355, by aop

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luckybob wrote:

I would Imagine it be all but worthless.

Someone paid £300 for a ISA board with a single transputer just last month:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/PC-AT-SINGLE-T4-4-ME … =p2047675.l2557