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Reply 3060 of 3109, by ODwilly

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Dumped off a truckload of scrap metal and made $150 and brought home the saddest Socket A machine. "Technically" I wasnt supposed to take it but I asked and they said to swap it for a couple empty 55 gallon drums to compensate for the weight. Pics to follow after I chase the spiders out of it

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Reply 3061 of 3109, by ODwilly

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As promised

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Retro PC: Soyo P4S Dragon, 3gb ddr 266, 120gb Maxtor, Geforce Fx 5950 Ultra, SB Live! 5.1

Reply 3063 of 3109, by ODwilly

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Pierre32 wrote on 2021-03-28, 05:19:

Bit of panel damage 😁 That's worth a couple of empty drums, at least.

Agreed! Case will make its way back in the next load of scrap, I wouldnt mind the damage if it had side panels.

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Reply 3064 of 3109, by ODwilly

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Good News: HSF came off no problem.
Bad News:

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Retro PC: Soyo P4S Dragon, 3gb ddr 266, 120gb Maxtor, Geforce Fx 5950 Ultra, SB Live! 5.1

Reply 3065 of 3109, by Repo Man11

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ODwilly wrote on 2021-03-28, 05:13:

As promised

I have one of those cases, though mine's in mint condition and houses my Epox Super Seven build. The box says ATX-917K and Case 2000. Here's a slightly newer one with a place for a side fan and front USB ports. https://www.newegg.com/beige-maxtop-hivemind- … N82E16811150027

Reply 3066 of 3109, by ODwilly

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Repo Man11 wrote on 2021-03-30, 02:57:
ODwilly wrote on 2021-03-28, 05:13:

As promised

I have one of those cases, though mine's in mint condition and houses my Epox Super Seven build. The box says ATX-917K and Case 2000. Here's a slightly newer one with a place for a side fan and front USB ports. https://www.newegg.com/beige-maxtop-hivemind- … N82E16811150027

Nice looking case! The motherboard tray is skewed pretty badly and the fact that they used the old school plastic standoff's posiibly saved the board from bending, the back of the standoffs snapped off from the steel tray.

Maybe a bit of massaging can get it back in shape enough to make some cardboard side panels or something and it can be reused.

The PSU is a Highvision unit with 145w on the 5v and 3.3v rails combined, and 12 amps on the 12v. Havent tested anything out yet, weather has sucked lately and it's still filthy.

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Reply 3067 of 3109, by BLockOUT

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King_Corduroy wrote on 2021-03-10, 15:46:
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Found this stuff on my way to work!

1998 Compaq Presario 4112 with monitor (I have another out in my car but it's the style like the V500 with the weird power button)
1998 Compaq Presario 4528 with monitor pictured (missing Ram and the floppy drive but everything else is intact, looks as though they couldn't figure out how to get it apart any further thankfully but there was a floppy disk in the case oddly enough)
Fat PS2 with 8mb memory card and HDD / Networking add on
80's Onkyo Linear Tracking Turntable PL-25F

So I guess I was overthinking getting back into the hobby also, cause this was definitely exciting to drag home. 🤣

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lovely
can you share more HD pictures of the presario 4112 ? it brings me memories

Reply 3068 of 3109, by Repo Man11

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On a recent walk I spotted this out by the curb. It has a 760GM-P34 motherboard, 8 gigs of DDR3 and an FX4130 CPU. The hard drive, optical drive, and PSU had been removed. I put my cheapo spare PSU in it, and it powered up without any issue.

Edit: Loading Windows 10, I discovered the problem - on rebooting after an update, it would lock up, and when you hit reset it would reboot, but not be able to detect the hard drive. I thought maybe there was a problem with the drive I used, so I tried another, but the issue persisted. It seemed like a heat issue, so I used a stock copper/heatpipe AMD cooler I have with fresh Arctic Silver, but it still did it. I swapped in an FX 4300 I have, and removed and reseated the RAM, it still did it. I noticed that the northbridge heatsink, which is large and fanless, was pretty hot. I removed the motherboard, popped that heatsink off and cleaned it and reapplied thermal paste, and that finally resolved the issue! Now running Win10 with no issue.

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Reply 3069 of 3109, by brian105

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Repo Man11 wrote on 2021-04-11, 04:33:

On a recent walk I spotted this out by the curb. It has a 760GM-P34 motherboard, 8 gigs of DDR3 and an FX4130 CPU. The hard drive, optical drive, and PSU had been removed. I put my cheapo spare PSU in it, and it powered up without any issue. I

Weird, the person that threw it out could've at least sold the RAM and motherboard for a decent bit. Nice find!

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Presario 5284: K6-2 450AHX, 96MB PC100, GeForce4 MX 440 SE PCI, Quantum Bigfoot TS 19.2GB (lol), MVP3
Presario 2100: MediaGX 133, 24MB EDO, Quantum Bigfoot 2GB (l o l)

Reply 3070 of 3109, by ODwilly

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Repo Man11 wrote on 2021-04-11, 04:33:

On a recent walk I spotted this out by the curb. It has a 760GM-P34 motherboard, 8 gigs of DDR3 and an FX4130 CPU. The hard drive, optical drive, and PSU had been removed. I put my cheapo spare PSU in it, and it powered up without any issue. I

Fantastic find! I love bulldozer stuff. I keep using them years later for super cheap/free builds.

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Reply 3071 of 3109, by waterbeesje

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Last Thursday I found this computer standing in the desk of my IT colleague.
It was doing nothing for a long time and I asked it it had any other purpose than holding two plant pots. Then he said: you're into vintage computers, right? I guess it's a dual core from around 2006, take it and never bring it back. Just take out the hard disk.

Stuck at 10MHz...

Reply 3072 of 3109, by gerry

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Repo Man11 wrote on 2021-04-11, 04:33:

On a recent walk I spotted this out by the curb. It has a 760GM-P34 motherboard, 8 gigs of DDR3 and an FX4130 CPU. The hard drive, optical drive, and PSU had been removed. I put my cheapo spare PSU in it, and it powered up without any issue.

Edit: Loading Windows 10, I discovered the problem - on rebooting after an update, it would lock up, and when you hit reset it would reboot, but not be able to detect the hard drive. I thought maybe there was a problem with the drive I used, so I tried another, but the issue persisted. It seemed like a heat issue, so I used a stock copper/heatpipe AMD cooler I have with fresh Arctic Silver, but it still did it. I swapped in an FX 4300 I have, and removed and reseated the RAM, it still did it. I noticed that the northbridge heatsink, which is large and fanless, was pretty hot. I removed the motherboard, popped that heatsink off and cleaned it and reapplied thermal paste, and that finally resolved the issue! Now running Win10 with no issue.

what a great, find lost in the wild like that! Nice detective work too, i'd guess the original owner may have become exasperated at the apparently undecipherable random lock ups

Reply 3073 of 3109, by waterbeesje

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I think this is a pretty little desktop.
My boss was throwing it away any I asked if I could help him to get rid of it, so here it is:

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I've already recovered half a ton of dust... And yet I'm only half way. I think next Friday is ready to be switched on the first time in over a decade.
I think it'll be fun to play around with 😁

Stuck at 10MHz...

Reply 3076 of 3109, by fosterwj03

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waterbeesje wrote on 2021-04-15, 08:07:
I think this is a pretty little desktop. My boss was throwing it away any I asked if I could help him to get rid of it, so here […]
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I think this is a pretty little desktop.
My boss was throwing it away any I asked if I could help him to get rid of it, so here it is:
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I've already recovered half a ton of dust... And yet I'm only half way. I think next Friday is ready to be switched on the first time in over a decade.
I think it'll be fun to play around with 😁

Does the motherboard have a built-in Matrox Millennium (with a WRAM expansion board) as well? If so, I've got to say I've never seen that on an LPX board before.

Reply 3077 of 3109, by waterbeesje

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Thanks all! It is dual socket indeed, just one is populated. And just one vrm as well. And it's got 8 72p sockets (4populated) and no less than 5 power connectors!

It's got a millennium with expansion onboard, plus the same card as PCI errors the same expansion! Full SCSI on the hard drive, CD-ROM and external connector.

If it works I'll try to get another ppro and vrm for it if one comes by not too expensive. 😁

Stuck at 10MHz...

Reply 3078 of 3109, by Ozzuneoj

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waterbeesje wrote on 2021-04-15, 17:48:

Thanks all! It is dual socket indeed, just one is populated. And just one vrm as well. And it's got 8 72p sockets (4populated) and no less than 5 power connectors!

It's got a millennium with expansion onboard, plus the same card as PCI errors the same expansion! Full SCSI on the hard drive, CD-ROM and external connector.

If it works I'll try to get another ppro and vrm for it if one comes by not too expensive. 😁

Wow, what a find! Not every day you find a dual socket Intergraph workstation for free.

I was thinking that machine must have been insanely expensive when new, and sure enough...
https://www.cnet.com/news/quadruple-your-work … ation-pleasure/
"the TD-310 with 32MB of ECC RAM and a 2GB hard disk drive is expected to be priced at $4,995. All systems will ship with Windows NT 4.0. "

It's interesting to note, they say that it has a "G95 3D Graphics Accelerator with 8MB of WRAM". So, there's a chance it may not be a Matrox, but it may use the same expansion? Or did Integraph just rename the graphics chip to make it sound exclusive to their machiens? Likely the latter. Also, an 8MB Millennium PCI card would have cost nearly $1000 back then. Do you guys think this would be a contender for the most expensive integrated graphics solution in a PC? 😮

Now for some blitting from the back buffer.

Reply 3079 of 3109, by waterbeesje

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It certainly must have been insanely expensive. The only way to make it more expensive would be to install the second CPU and fill up the ram sockets.

I don't think I could imagine something more costly, maybe the it guy can remember what price it was. I'll ask him ifi see him 😀

This one originally had a drawing tablet connected, but that's long gone 😒

Stuck at 10MHz...