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Reply 41020 of 44682, by HanJammer

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Those three card - upper two bought among other things from a guy who sells all sort of cr*p at local electronics flee market in Warsaw, and bottom two from elsewhere... G-Force 128 🤣... a bastard child of Riva 128 and GeForce 256 or maybe GVP G-Force Amiga accelerator ;D

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Reply 41022 of 44682, by HanJammer

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libby wrote on 2021-11-05, 18:53:

those tseng ET6000s are really neat but the WRAM modules to up them to 4MB are very, very rare

middle one's an 8MB voodoo banshee, I guess

Yeah, MDRAM for Tsengs is hardly available, but still - not really necessary because with 2(.25) MB it has all the resolutions you would need anyway...

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Reply 41023 of 44682, by Cyrix200+

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libby wrote on 2021-11-05, 18:53:

those tseng ET6000s are really neat but the WRAM modules to up them to 4MB are very, very rare

middle one's an 8MB voodoo banshee, I guess

Ah, so that's why I have had 4 (!) people make me offers via Vogons on my half-dead Tseng card (with the modules), after posting a picture of it 😀

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Reply 41024 of 44682, by CrFr

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Compaq Prosignia 500. I bet this things weighs more than 20kg, it's built like a tank. Pentium 150MHz, 16+32MB RAM, 2xPCI, 4xEISA slots, onboard SCSI and an EISA SCSI controller, SCSI CD-ROM and some kind of tape drive (maybe DAT? would be interesting to test drive it, if i find suitable software and cassettes). Very cool machine, but I have no idea what to do with it. I already have a decent Pentium class machine. Paid 20€ for it. It would have been for free, but that didn't feel right.

It's in really nice condition. Interior is totally dust free, it's like it came from the factory yesterday. I guess it might have been used as a spare machine, just waiting for use powered off. Only thing that bothers me is that owner sticker. It is plastic, with strong glue, and doesn't hold together, it just crumbles. I wonder how to remove it cleanly without damaging the case.

Power button is something I haven't seen before. There's a plastic shield in front of it and you have to poke it with a pen through the holes. Also first EISA machine for me.

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Reply 41026 of 44682, by Repo Man11

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"I wonder how to remove it cleanly without damaging the case." Isopropol alcohol should dissolve the glue and allow you to cleanly remove that sticker.

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Reply 41027 of 44682, by Brawndo

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Not sure if this really counts as "retro" but maybe right on the border and the fact they're not made anymore, though it's more of a "gotta get it because it's just awesome" acquisition. A Logitech G27 wheel complete in the box, "lightly used" as described by the seller, and anybody who keeps the original box and packing material including the plastic bags is definitely the person I want to buy from, because that's exactly what I do, and I'm very meticulous about my stuff. 😁

I must gripe though about people who ship in the product box, rather than put the product in a bigger box and pack it well. Yeah it's a big box but come on. Pretty obvious what's being shipped and higher chance of it "disappearing" in shipment because some shady individual decided they want it more.

Anyway, pictures:

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Also received my first Aureal 2 sound chip today in a Monster MX300. Now to decide which of my retro systems gets it.

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Reply 41028 of 44682, by Aublak

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Brawndo wrote on 2021-11-06, 00:37:
Not sure if this really counts as "retro" but maybe right on the border and the fact they're not made anymore, though it's more […]
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Not sure if this really counts as "retro" but maybe right on the border and the fact they're not made anymore, though it's more of a "gotta get it because it's just awesome" acquisition. A Logitech G27 wheel complete in the box, "lightly used" as described by the seller, and anybody who keeps the original box and packing material including the plastic bags is definitely the person I want to buy from, because that's exactly what I do, and I'm very meticulous about my stuff. 😁

I must gripe though about people who ship in the product box, rather than put the product in a bigger box and pack it well. Yeah it's a big box but come on. Pretty obvious what's being shipped and higher chance of it "disappearing" in shipment because some shady individual decided they want it more.

Anyway, pictures:

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Also received my first Aureal 2 sound chip today in a Monster MX300. Now to decide which of my retro systems gets it.

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I pulled a couple of Monster MX300s from ewaste, but those slot covers never held up. Watch out for rust.

Reply 41029 of 44682, by pixelatedscraps

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Brawndo wrote on 2021-11-05, 05:20:

Those old MSI boards have a special place in my heart

A coupon of years later I had a K8N Neo2 Platinum which I swear was one of the best socket 939 boards out at the time, unfortunately overshadowed by Abit, Asus and DFI, but nonetheless a very stable overclocker. I paired mine first with a 3000+ then a 3700+ and had great results before upgrading to an A8N32-SLI Deluxe and then a LanParty of my own…

My ultimate dual 440LX / Voodoo2 SLI build

Test bench: Asus P3B-F | 1.3Ghz Tualeron w/ Powerleap | Geforce 2 Ti500 | SB Live! 5.1 CT4760

Reply 41030 of 44682, by pixelatedscraps

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Brawndo wrote on 2021-11-05, 05:20:

Those old MSI boards have a special place in my heart

A couple of years later I had a K8N Neo2 Platinum which I swear was one of the best socket 939 boards out at the time, unfortunately overshadowed by Abit, Asus and DFI, but nonetheless a very stable overclocker. I paired mine first with a 3000+ then a 3700+ and had great results before upgrading to an A8N32-SLI Deluxe and then a LanParty of my own…

My ultimate dual 440LX / Voodoo2 SLI build

Test bench: Asus P3B-F | 1.3Ghz Tualeron w/ Powerleap | Geforce 2 Ti500 | SB Live! 5.1 CT4760

Reply 41031 of 44682, by libby

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Cyrix200+ wrote on 2021-11-05, 19:12:
libby wrote on 2021-11-05, 18:53:

those tseng ET6000s are really neat but the WRAM modules to up them to 4MB are very, very rare

middle one's an 8MB voodoo banshee, I guess

Ah, so that's why I have had 4 (!) people make me offers via Vogons on my half-dead Tseng card (with the modules), after posting a picture of it 😀

they'd probably foam at the integral one I have which has both 4MB and is also a framegrabber all on one board

it's in a case right now and I don't want to dig it out at the moment though

here's a pic of it from some website I found

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Reply 41032 of 44682, by pan069

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libby wrote on 2021-11-06, 06:40:
they'd probably foam at the integral one I have which has both 4MB and is also a framegrabber all on one board […]
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Cyrix200+ wrote on 2021-11-05, 19:12:
libby wrote on 2021-11-05, 18:53:

those tseng ET6000s are really neat but the WRAM modules to up them to 4MB are very, very rare

middle one's an 8MB voodoo banshee, I guess

Ah, so that's why I have had 4 (!) people make me offers via Vogons on my half-dead Tseng card (with the modules), after posting a picture of it 😀

they'd probably foam at the integral one I have which has both 4MB and is also a framegrabber all on one board

it's in a case right now and I don't want to dig it out at the moment though

here's a pic of it from some website I found

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If were showing ET6000's, this is my one. Picked it up last year. Can't remember what I paid for it but it wasn't that much, I think it was about $50 or so. I don't think it card is anything special but the 4MB is nice. I also have 2MB version by STB somewhere.

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Reply 41033 of 44682, by Hanamichi

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Picked up a few goodies recently:

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Bought today and paid a bit though it was bundled with a SB16/DB50XG. Hoping the varta damage is not final and that there is a 386 lurking under the heatsink/fan for a 486/386 combo.

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Interesting Glint card which I need to find more details on.

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Something I never thought I would find... my AGP 4/8x motherboards all cried out in pain 😁
ATOP brand name , makes me think of Xenia Onatopp 🤣

(Sellers photos because I'm lazy)

Reply 41034 of 44682, by pentiumspeed

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CrFr wrote on 2021-11-05, 19:49:
Compaq Prosignia 500. I bet this things weighs more than 20kg, it's built like a tank. Pentium 150MHz, 16+32MB RAM, 2xPCI, 4xEIS […]
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Compaq Prosignia 500. I bet this things weighs more than 20kg, it's built like a tank. Pentium 150MHz, 16+32MB RAM, 2xPCI, 4xEISA slots, onboard SCSI and an EISA SCSI controller, SCSI CD-ROM and some kind of tape drive (maybe DAT? would be interesting to test drive it, if i find suitable software and cassettes). Very cool machine, but I have no idea what to do with it. I already have a decent Pentium class machine. Paid 20€ for it. It would have been for free, but that didn't feel right.

It's in really nice condition. Interior is totally dust free, it's like it came from the factory yesterday. I guess it might have been used as a spare machine, just waiting for use powered off. Only thing that bothers me is that owner sticker. It is plastic, with strong glue, and doesn't hold together, it just crumbles. I wonder how to remove it cleanly without damaging the case.

Power button is something I haven't seen before. There's a plastic shield in front of it and you have to poke it with a pen through the holes. Also first EISA machine for me.

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Processor board is easily modified to run at 66MHz instead of 60MHz and will take 60ns FPM instead of 70ns. Relocating the resistor to another two empty pads. I have it detailed that somewhere in this vogons.

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Reply 41035 of 44682, by EvieSigma

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CrFr wrote on 2021-11-05, 19:49:
Compaq Prosignia 500. I bet this things weighs more than 20kg, it's built like a tank. Pentium 150MHz, 16+32MB RAM, 2xPCI, 4xEIS […]
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Compaq Prosignia 500. I bet this things weighs more than 20kg, it's built like a tank. Pentium 150MHz, 16+32MB RAM, 2xPCI, 4xEISA slots, onboard SCSI and an EISA SCSI controller, SCSI CD-ROM and some kind of tape drive (maybe DAT? would be interesting to test drive it, if i find suitable software and cassettes). Very cool machine, but I have no idea what to do with it. I already have a decent Pentium class machine. Paid 20€ for it. It would have been for free, but that didn't feel right.

It's in really nice condition. Interior is totally dust free, it's like it came from the factory yesterday. I guess it might have been used as a spare machine, just waiting for use powered off. Only thing that bothers me is that owner sticker. It is plastic, with strong glue, and doesn't hold together, it just crumbles. I wonder how to remove it cleanly without damaging the case.

Power button is something I haven't seen before. There's a plastic shield in front of it and you have to poke it with a pen through the holes. Also first EISA machine for me.

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Hey, I have one of these! Mine is almost the same, except with a 120MHz Pentium and no EISA SCSI controller. You paid a lot less than I did, mine cost me $100USD!

Reply 41036 of 44682, by HanJammer

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pan069 wrote on 2021-11-06, 09:12:

If were showing ET6000's, this is my one. Picked it up last year. Can't remember what I paid for it but it wasn't that much, I think it was about $50 or so. I don't think it card is anything special but the 4MB is nice. I also have 2MB version by STB somewhere.

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I have similar looking ET6100 with 4,5MB... But again - that's overkill for those cards.

Also the 3dfx card I've shown on my pic is Velocity 100 not Banshee. Dead unfortunatelly (replacing broken caps didn't helped)... Oh well, not that I paid any significant amount for it...

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Reply 41037 of 44682, by Brawndo

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Received this very cool (pun intended) socket A heatsink/fan combo by Masscool today. Looks more capable than most of the socket A coolers I've seen, and it takes a standard 80mm fan, so easy enough to replace.

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Reply 41038 of 44682, by AppleSauce

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HanJammer wrote on 2021-11-06, 20:49:
pan069 wrote on 2021-11-06, 09:12:

If were showing ET6000's, this is my one. Picked it up last year. Can't remember what I paid for it but it wasn't that much, I think it was about $50 or so. I don't think it card is anything special but the 4MB is nice. I also have 2MB version by STB somewhere.

PXL_20201224_031310515.jpg

I have similar looking ET6100 with 4,5MB... But again - that's overkill for those cards.

Also the 3dfx card I've shown on my pic is Velocity 100 not Banshee. Dead unfortunatelly (replacing broken caps didn't helped)... Oh well, not that I paid any significant amount for it...

I've got a 6100 as well no idea on the brand though.

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My 6000 is a Jaton video magic though I'm pretty sure

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Reply 41039 of 44682, by ildonaldo

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This are my latest acquisitions 😀

a) a Lin Lin Socket 370 adaptor

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I've got some information about the jumper settings, but still am not sure how to set the jumpers correctly (e.g. for a Celeron 1300/256/100/1.5 / SL5VR).

b) a removable Harddisk frame with two drive caddies

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Building my own PCs since 1991 - for my retro builds it's "no CF-disks, no Floppy emulators, no modern cases etc.", only the real and authentic stuff whenever possible.