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Reply 3320 of 3355, by RandomStranger

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original_meusli wrote on 2021-11-11, 12:09:

Found these at work in a dark corner, now to ask the bossman if I can have them for my collection. No chargers are included with them so will have to source them myself but not bad for two little pentiums though. 😀

On the left we have a Dell Latitude LM rocking a Pentium 166 MMX chip, not sure on memory yet could be 8mb or more and an active-matrix display, which I am also not to sure of?
On the right is a more capable machine a Compaq Armada M700 with a P3 700MHz, 64mb Ram with a thankfully TFT display.

Nice. At my workplace we need to be accountable towards the IT department with our PC stuff. For full PCs and laptops I have to give something to take something. Which is generally some broken trash brand PC I find somewhere, with a hair dryer take the barcode sticker off of the 'valuable retro PC' and stick it onto the trash. If it's old stuff they'd dispose of anyway they don't care even if it's just an empty case with some thrown in broken garbage.

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Reply 3321 of 3355, by original_meusli

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RandomStranger wrote on 2021-11-11, 13:52:
original_meusli wrote on 2021-11-11, 12:09:

Found these at work in a dark corner, now to ask the bossman if I can have them for my collection. No chargers are included with them so will have to source them myself but not bad for two little pentiums though. 😀

On the left we have a Dell Latitude LM rocking a Pentium 166 MMX chip, not sure on memory yet could be 8mb or more and an active-matrix display, which I am also not to sure of?
On the right is a more capable machine a Compaq Armada M700 with a P3 700MHz, 64mb Ram with a thankfully TFT display.

Nice. At my workplace we need to be accountable towards the IT department with our PC stuff. For full PCs and laptops I have to give something to take something. Which is generally some broken trash brand PC I find somewhere, with a hair dryer take the barcode sticker off of the 'valuable retro PC' and stick it onto the trash. If it's old stuff they'd dispose of anyway they don't care even if it's just an empty case with some thrown in broken garbage.

We have a similar system at my place, when your workstation is 3-4 years old you can buy it of the for £30, a good deal. But these are ancient so I hope they are not on any assett register, we live in hope. 😀

I have news from above. It went, "where did you find them?" "Yeah, I don't think anybody will miss them." 😀 This is after me grabbing a Slot 1 Celron PC the other month from here too(that was free also) that I am turning into a DOS 7.1 gaming beast. Not much left for me to pic over now unless I want and old Integrity server to play with OpenVMS. 😁

Reply 3322 of 3355, by Madao

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yesternday, i visite recycling centre in my homeland

I found Siemens Nixdorf PC and i hope: 486 machine.
But lasered information on case told me: PCD-5H/60 PCI... oh nee, i didn't like very this machine ( i own similar with ET4000W32p card nearly twenty years ago)
It should be a Pentium 60 MHz machine.

I am home and case is slided out. *glad* Harddisc is not away. ... why two fan on CPU ? Pentium Overdrive ?? Really Socket 4 ?
Oh fuck ! Yes, it is a pentium overdrive for socket 4.

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Reply 3323 of 3355, by Tetrium

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Madao wrote on 2021-11-14, 18:52:
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yesternday, i visite recycling centre in my homeland

I found Siemens Nixdorf PC and i hope: 486 machine.
But lasered information on case told me: PCD-5H/60 PCI... oh nee, i didn't like very this machine ( i own similar with ET4000W32p card nearly twenty years ago)
It should be a Pentium 60 MHz machine.

I am home and case is slided out. *glad* Harddisc is not away. ... why two fan on CPU ? Pentium Overdrive ?? Really Socket 4 ?
Oh fuck ! Yes, it is a pentium overdrive for socket 4.

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That's definitely one heck of a good find!!!11 😁

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Reply 3324 of 3355, by bjwil1991

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Dude, I'm jelly. That is a wonderful find.

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Reply 3325 of 3355, by Disruptor

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Madao wrote on 2021-11-14, 18:52:

Oh fuck ! Yes, it is a pentium overdrive for socket 4.

A 133 MHz one.
Can you set the board from 60 to 66 MHz too?

Reply 3326 of 3355, by Madao

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Disruptor wrote on 2021-11-15, 00:01:
Madao wrote on 2021-11-14, 18:52:

Oh fuck ! Yes, it is a pentium overdrive for socket 4.

A 133 MHz one.
Can you set the board from 60 to 66 MHz too?

no, fix 60Mhz clock 😒 and runs with 120 MHz.

Solder works to change of oscillator is needed.
But, new owner could change oscillator. I didn't keep this computer, but i keep PODP5V133.

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Reply 3327 of 3355, by soggi

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Recently I got the following things by raiding the electronic waste @work:

- MSI (OEM for MEDION) MS-7502 VER:1.2, Intel Core 2 Duo E7300, 512 MiB DDR2 RAM
- MSI (OEM for MEDION) MS-V133 Ver:2.0 (nVidia GeForce 9500GS)
- all from the MEDION PC with the label from the 2nd image

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- industrial mini MB within a 19" rack

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- HP ProLiant DL380 G5, unfortunately w/o HDDs

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- HP ProLiant DL380 G7, unfortunately w/o HDDs

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Maybe and hopefully I can get a hand on the server's HDDs...

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Reply 3328 of 3355, by RaiderOfLostVoodoo

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Yesterday I found this beauty on the street:

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I've never encountered a Socket A board with an ISA slot outside of the Internet. Couldn't see the socket, because it was behind the PSU (rotated by 90°), so I assumed it is Socket 370. Three bulged caps. I think it's worth to try a repair.
Case was badly beaten up. Front was missing. Front of the two CD/DVD drives plus Floppy drive as well. Side panel was broken open, with the screws still in place. I guess someone who came along broke it open, to see what's inside.
RAM, HDD and PCI cards were missing. But I assume they were removed by the previous owner, since the person who broke the case obviously didn't have a screewdriver. Interestingly there never was a AGP card in this machine. Only the bottom two slots were used.

Last week I found a Core 2 Quad on the streets.
Drives, cards, RAM and PSU were missing. Board, CPU, cooler and cardreader were all that was left. CPU was a Q6600, just as I expected. Board was some crappy OEM one with bulged caps. That one is gonna go straight into recycling.

Some time ago I found this machine:

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Board is broken. Didn't test the CPU yet. Everything else is fine.
The HDD is in very good condition. Rarely used. No damaged sectors.

I really envy those of you who can go dumpster diving for hardware.
In Krautland this is a crime. Not kidding. Only legal way is to grab stuff that has been illegaly dumped.
Even dumpster diving for food is a crime here. There is a large leftist scene who is trying to drag attention to this antiquated law. In the past food chains like Aldi tried to drag these activists to court. But it didn't go well for them, because of the public outrage. People are more shocked by the fact, that Aldi and co destroy good food instead of donating it to the food banks, than by the fact that people are "stealing" this food.

Reply 3329 of 3355, by original_meusli

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soggi wrote on 2021-11-17, 09:28:

- HP ProLiant DL380 G5, unfortunately w/o HDDs

- HP ProLiant DL380 G7, unfortunately w/o HDDs

We get refurbished ones bought for work if its not important data, usually the 300GB ones are quite cheap and last a lifetime due to them being enterprise level. Anything over that gets expensive quick.

Reply 3330 of 3355, by soggi

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original_meusli wrote on 2021-11-23, 13:24:

We get refurbished ones bought for work if its not important data, usually the 300GB ones are quite cheap and last a lifetime due to them being enterprise level. Anything over that gets expensive quick.

We have all these HDDs at work within special e-waste (a key is needed to access the room [I know sb. with a key and had a view]), but I have to ask for advanced permission to take them. I saw a original HP 900 GB SAS HDD f.e. - this would be great. I should write an e-mail to the CEO...

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Reply 3331 of 3355, by gerry

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RaiderOfLostVoodoo wrote on 2021-11-17, 16:18:

Yesterday I found this beauty on the street...

streets of gold you have, finding all this stuff! 😀

I really envy those of you who can go dumpster diving for hardware.
In Krautland this is a crime. Not kidding. Only legal way is to grab stuff that has been illegaly dumped.
Even dumpster diving for food is a crime here. There is a large leftist scene who is trying to drag attention to this antiquated law. In the past food chains like Aldi tried to drag these activists to court. But it didn't go well for them, because of the public outrage. People are more shocked by the fact, that Aldi and co destroy good food instead of donating it to the food banks, than by the fact that people are "stealing" this food.

is Aldi worried that everyone will just hang around the back until things are nearly out of date instead of buying as normal? I can understand that it costs more to organise nearly out of date stuff for food banks but it is also cheap advertising if people know about it

i wonder also about dumpster diving as crime but i think it's either considered state property or a risk with identity theft or avoidance of liability if you hurt yourself, or a big mix of it all

worst thing must be to see a great PC being shoved into a dumpster knowing that once the lid is down you cannot legally get it! 🙁

Reply 3332 of 3355, by Uthred

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Hello dear forum

Last weekend I made a few finds in my parents' attic. Since I was advised to ask for advice in this forum, you will find some photos of these discoveries in the appendix.
What do you think of it, is this hardware still worth anything?

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Reply 3333 of 3355, by Uthred

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Reply 3335 of 3355, by Kahenraz

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Madao wrote on 2021-11-14, 18:52:

yesternday, i visite recycling centre in my homeland

Don't throw away the top part with the detachable fan. The bearing on these is easily accessible and can be replaced.

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Reply 3336 of 3355, by Kahenraz

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RaiderOfLostVoodoo wrote on 2021-11-17, 16:18:

Yesterday I found this beauty on the street.
I've never encountered a Socket A board with an ISA slot outside of the Internet.

I was convinced that there were no Socket A boards with ISA slots. I'd love to know if DMA works. There is probably no -5V though but this is rarely needed. But with only one slot, you won't be able to use something pile an ISA Voltage Blaster to get it.

Reply 3337 of 3355, by dank0

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that IBM machine is such a cool design

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Reply 3338 of 3355, by BitWrangler

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It's Schrodinger's antique PC haul, each system worth hundreds until you actually try to sell them.

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 3339 of 3355, by appiah4

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Kahenraz wrote on 2021-11-26, 02:50:
RaiderOfLostVoodoo wrote on 2021-11-17, 16:18:

Yesterday I found this beauty on the street.
I've never encountered a Socket A board with an ISA slot outside of the Internet.

I was convinced that there were no Socket A boards with ISA slots. I'd love to know if DMA works. There is probably no -5V though but this is rarely needed. But with only one slot, you won't be able to use something pile an ISA Voltage Blaster to get it.

They exist but only for KT133/A and earlier I think. I have one Slot-A and one Socket-A with ISA slots. DMA works 100% fine.

If there are KT266/KM266 boards with ISA slot, I have yet to see any.

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