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Reply 3240 of 3307, by EvieSigma

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A neighbor threw this ThinkPad T42 out (among other things) in a big box of random electronics so I liberated it. It works but it's missing the hard drive and caddy.

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Reply 3241 of 3307, by Wolfus

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Kahenraz wrote on 2021-09-21, 00:57:
Remember to test your eBay purchases while they are still within the return window. I bought this cute Rage 128 that ended up be […]
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Remember to test your eBay purchases while they are still within the return window. I bought this cute Rage 128 that ended up being defective.

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Didn't you just run ZX emulator by an accident..? 😉

Reply 3242 of 3307, by gerry

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EvieSigma wrote on 2021-09-23, 15:47:

A neighbor threw this ThinkPad T42 out (among other things) in a big box of random electronics so I liberated it. It works but it's missing the hard drive and caddy.

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what a great thing to liberate!

Reply 3243 of 3307, by bjwil1991

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Got one myself (thrift store find).

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Reply 3244 of 3307, by soggi

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EvieSigma wrote on 2021-09-23, 15:47:

A neighbor threw this ThinkPad T42 out (among other things) in a big box of random electronics so I liberated it. It works but it's missing the hard drive and caddy.

That's great! Actually I'm sitting in front of a T60 running WinXP (POSReady 2009 "hacked") writing this post. These IBM (Lenovo) Thinkpad (especially the TxxP series) Notebooks where the best ever manufactured...

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Reply 3245 of 3307, by awgamer

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I go for walks in the morning in my surrounding neighborhoods that has yielded me various e-trash, someone threw out a dell inspiron 20 3048 all in one that I grabbed, another a usb keyboard, another five usb keyboards, four of them wireless along with three 1080p lcds, one 23" tn with a broken bezel but just the plastic and broken stand which I fixed by using an extra long bolt and nut to hold it together enough while it's meant to use three bolts but the plastic bolt holes are broken through, and the other two being 24" ips, weird lenevos that are a combo lcd laptop docks. I don't have the power cables with the lenovo non standard connectors nor video cable it uses so I haven't tested them yet, nor have I tested the wireless keyboards. The big prize though, the dell aio, I also haven't tested yet as it too has a proprietary power cable and sellers on ebay want $30 for it, f-that, so I'm looking to rig it for testing once I find my alligator clips. It's supposed to be 130w 6.7amps 19.5v and I have a 90w 20v brick that I hope the extra .5 volt won't fry it and 90w enough to power it up. specs on the machine says the cpu is either a haswell i3, pentium, or celeron , 2 core, 4 threads, 2/4/8gb, windows 10. I do know it has an intel 240gb ssd from popping open the back so score already., but want to see if the machine works, if it logs into desktop, whether I'd have to get past user login/password.

Reply 3246 of 3307, by EvieSigma

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Another laptop was obtained freely today from a visit to my local e-waste facility, a rather nice old Vaio with an Athlon XP-M under the hood. Looking forward to getting this one going.

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Reply 3248 of 3307, by BitWrangler

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Should be a Geforce4 420 Go I think. Not superb, but not bad for random consumer laptop.

2017: Basement full of ancient PC stuff, starting to go through it. 2021: Still starting, heh, many setbacks. So what's this BitWrangler guy's deal ??? >>> Taming the pile, specs to target?

Reply 3249 of 3307, by EvieSigma

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BitWrangler wrote on 2021-09-26, 02:02:

Should be a Geforce4 420 Go I think. Not superb, but not bad for random consumer laptop.

Probably better than Intel onboard graphics, though I don't know if Pentium 4 laptops used Intel graphics actually. My P4-M laptops all seem to have dedicated graphics, usually Radeon 7500.

Reply 3250 of 3307, by Kahenraz

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BitWrangler wrote on 2021-09-26, 02:02:

Should be a Geforce4 420 Go I think. Not superb, but not bad for random consumer laptop.

DirectX 7 with TnL is nothing to scoff at. I think these mobile chips are a variant of the GeForce 2 Go which was derived from the GeForce 2 MX and not a real GeForce 4 MX part. But it's still a very good chip with excellent driver support.

It will run games like Unreal Tournament and Half Life at max settings and great FPS. It might even manage Half Life 2 with that CPU if you crank the details down to potato mode.

Reply 3251 of 3307, by Ydee

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EvieSigma wrote on 2021-09-26, 01:18:

Another laptop was obtained freely today from a visit to my local e-waste facility, a rather nice old Vaio with an Athlon XP-M under the hood. Looking forward to getting this one going.

256K external cache SRAM passed?! On AthlonXP?! What is this?

Reply 3252 of 3307, by EvieSigma

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Ydee wrote on 2021-09-26, 11:28:
EvieSigma wrote on 2021-09-26, 01:18:

Another laptop was obtained freely today from a visit to my local e-waste facility, a rather nice old Vaio with an Athlon XP-M under the hood. Looking forward to getting this one going.

256K external cache SRAM passed?! On AthlonXP?! What is this?

I dunno! For one thing, I thought Athlon XPs had 512k cache.

EDIT: Ahh, no, it seems I'm mistaken, the XP-M 1800+ only has 256k L2 cache.

https://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K7/AMD-Mobile% … H1800FHQ3C.html

Reply 3253 of 3307, by PD2JK

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Intel P3 Katmai and AMD Athlon Orion were the last CPU's with external (L2) cache, maybe some old BIOS naming convention...

Still looking for a Slot A with integrated L2 cache, Thunderbird. 😜

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Reply 3254 of 3307, by Madao

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Madao wrote on 2021-09-01, 18:21:
Madao wrote on 2021-08-24, 20:18:
At saturday, i visit with friends on a scrapyard (for metal) […]
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At saturday, i visit with friends on a scrapyard (for metal)

Holy shit, many old PC parts..
one xt clone with MFM full height HDD
S3 924 EISA,
INMOS Transputer Card , Hema Tek T414B
286 20Mhz motherboard with FPU
386 Motherboard with sis rabbit chipset.
ASUS Geforce 256 with huge 64MB SDRAM.
and many pearl

286-accelerator from this pile, it works.

it works, is speed OK for mini -286 accelerator ?

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Reply 3255 of 3307, by BitWrangler

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Anything that's better than a 6Mhz 5170 is a win 🤣

2017: Basement full of ancient PC stuff, starting to go through it. 2021: Still starting, heh, many setbacks. So what's this BitWrangler guy's deal ??? >>> Taming the pile, specs to target?

Reply 3256 of 3307, by Ydee

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EvieSigma wrote on 2021-09-26, 14:15:

I dunno! For one thing, I thought Athlon XPs had 512k cache.

EDIT: Ahh, no, it seems I'm mistaken, the XP-M 1800+ only has 256k L2 cache.

https://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K7/AMD-Mobile% … H1800FHQ3C.html

Yeah, cache size is fine for Thoroughbred core, but it's on-die cache, so internal, not external as is stated. Surprising inaccuracy in SONY.

Reply 3257 of 3307, by RandomStranger

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Today the cleaning lady gave me a hint that one of the office in our building is moving and they'll throw out a lot of old computer stuff.

It's office equipment, so there is nothing fancy, but I could pick up this and that.

1x PS2 to AT style keyboard adaptor.
2x IDE mobil racks
1x 80GB IDE hard drive (labelled as faulty)
3x IDE CD only optical drives
5x ISA networking cards, only one with RJ45
2x S3 Trio 3D/2X 8MB, one Trio64V with memory expansion
A pair of fairly decent sounding unbranded active speakers
A bucket worth of RAM, mostly DDR1 and SD, some EDO
A bucket worth of 3.5" floppies and driver CDs. Some for ATI Rage, Sound Blaster 16, ABIT VH6 (with manual, some still sealed) and some other software (Nero, Norton Antivirus, etc.).
About 3 or 4 Windows 98 installers, boot floppy included, one still sealed. One Office 2000 CD
Some antistatic bags

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Reply 3258 of 3307, by DundyTheCroc

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A friend gave me old Dell Latitude C610 in bad shape: no RAM, broken HDD, some keys missing, overheating, CD not working etc.
Fixed it just because it has nice PIII 1GHz Tualatin and Mobility Radeon with 16MB local VRAM.
Now it works pretty nice, Unreal and RTCW are playable at 1024.

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Reply 3259 of 3307, by gerry

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DundyTheCroc wrote on 2021-09-30, 08:08:

A friend gave me old Dell Latitude C610 in bad shape: no RAM, broken HDD, some keys missing, overheating, CD not working etc.
Fixed it just because it has nice PIII 1GHz Tualatin and Mobility Radeon with 16MB local VRAM.
Now it works pretty nice, Unreal and RTCW are playable at 1024.

that's a good rescue given all those problems it had. makes for a nice gaming laptop too!