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Reply 42000 of 45405, by kixs

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WJG6260 wrote on 2022-01-21, 18:24:
That 486 board is so strange! No jumpers, and the "Aladdin" marking makes it even more interesting, especially since ALi's M1487 […]
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kixs wrote on 2022-01-20, 19:59:
and an "ultra" small 486 PCI motherboard with onboard Cyrix 5x86: […]
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and an "ultra" small 486 PCI motherboard with onboard Cyrix 5x86:

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Nothing tested so far... but I hope everything is functional - it better be! 🤣

That 486 board is so strange! No jumpers, and the "Aladdin" marking makes it even more interesting, especially since ALi's M1487/9 is the FinALi chipset, not the Aladdin. Plus that SUPER late chipset date of almost 1997...just wow! I wonder if it supports EDO?

If you benchmark it, please share results! This is a really well-thought-out board. And a weird one.

How cool! Gotta love anything Cyrix!

Board supports EDO memory. Overall the lack of cache shows on the performance - by guess it's just around 486DX2-80. EDO helps a bit as performance increases by around 10%. But this depends on the benchmark/app/game.

BurnedPinguin wrote on 2022-01-21, 22:45:

Can you dump the BIOS please?

Sure. As it's still on my test desk... BIOS settings are pretty basic too.

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Reply 42001 of 45405, by cyclone3d

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I've got yet another ASUS P5A on the way. This one is version 1.04. Sold as working when it was pulled out of a system sometime in the past.

Maybe the 4th time is a charm. Still need to try recapping the other 3.

Sad that the P5A seems way more likely to die than the P5A-B, which has the CPU socket in the worst possible place. I have at least 3 working P5A-B boards, all of which I either got really cheap or as part of a scrap lot.

In fact, I still have yet to get a dead P5A-B.

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Reply 42002 of 45405, by TrashPanda

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RandomStranger wrote on 2022-01-21, 20:14:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-01-21, 19:29:

Try Duck Duck go, it uses google but filters out all the shit google injects into their search results .. like promoted results and shit, I tend to use it when doing specific searches.

That's Startpage. Duck Duck uses as far as I know uses it's own search engine.

At one point they were using google search algos and simply removing all the google tracking, advertising and ranking crap out of it, seems they now use their own, interesting.

Ill add Startpage to my list too, I stil luse google from time to time as it does give more results if Im hunting for something.

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Reply 42003 of 45405, by bjwil1991

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Won a PVM 8045Q that has integrated RGBs/Component.

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Reply 42004 of 45405, by BitWrangler

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Nice, it's even got 12V input for taking it camping.

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 42005 of 45405, by Brawndo

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-01-21, 11:16:
I couldn't resist and bought a second Tualatin system, this time a Dell Precision P3 Tualatin Celeron 1.3, I will be throwing th […]
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I couldn't resist and bought a second Tualatin system, this time a Dell Precision P3 Tualatin Celeron 1.3, I will be throwing the P3-s 1.4 I have in there along with more ram, I have a Dell 20" LCD and Dell Keyboard and Mouse for it so it'll be a complete setup.

Has a Late model i815 board, FX5200 and SB Live in it .. Ill keep the Live but that 5200 is getting retired for a Ti 4600 or a Voodoo4 4500 .. not sure yet which, also going to throw a PCI Sata card in it and upgrade it to a SSD, and possibly add more USB 2.0 ports.

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That type of system shows up for sale at a local thrift store all the time for $5. They get lots of Dell and HP. Went today and they had a HP something or other, complete tower with an Athlon X64, couple hard drives and everything else, for $5. Come to think of it maybe I should have picked it up. Oh well.

Reply 42006 of 45405, by TrashPanda

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Brawndo wrote on 2022-01-22, 04:20:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-01-21, 11:16:
I couldn't resist and bought a second Tualatin system, this time a Dell Precision P3 Tualatin Celeron 1.3, I will be throwing th […]
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I couldn't resist and bought a second Tualatin system, this time a Dell Precision P3 Tualatin Celeron 1.3, I will be throwing the P3-s 1.4 I have in there along with more ram, I have a Dell 20" LCD and Dell Keyboard and Mouse for it so it'll be a complete setup.

Has a Late model i815 board, FX5200 and SB Live in it .. Ill keep the Live but that 5200 is getting retired for a Ti 4600 or a Voodoo4 4500 .. not sure yet which, also going to throw a PCI Sata card in it and upgrade it to a SSD, and possibly add more USB 2.0 ports.

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That type of system shows up for sale at a local thrift store all the time for $5. They get lots of Dell and HP. Went today and they had a HP something or other, complete tower with an Athlon X64, couple hard drives and everything else, for $5. Come to think of it maybe I should have picked it up. Oh well.

Wish I live in a place that had thrift stores like that, might make buying retro gear cheaper but here in Australia where I live the thrift stores mostly stock old clothing and other household junk very rarely would I find any PC related stuff there.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 42007 of 45405, by BitWrangler

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It's getting more like that here, used to be quite common, now it's tailing off and tailing off, until it's weeks between seeing anything worth a second glance.

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 42008 of 45405, by HanJammer

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cyclone3d wrote on 2022-01-22, 02:03:
I've got yet another ASUS P5A on the way. This one is version 1.04. Sold as working when it was pulled out of a system sometime […]
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I've got yet another ASUS P5A on the way. This one is version 1.04. Sold as working when it was pulled out of a system sometime in the past.

Maybe the 4th time is a charm. Still need to try recapping the other 3.

Sad that the P5A seems way more likely to die than the P5A-B, which has the CPU socket in the worst possible place. I have at least 3 working P5A-B boards, all of which I either got really cheap or as part of a scrap lot.

In fact, I still have yet to get a dead P5A-B.

I have opposite observations. Every single P5A-B I had was dead, which can't be told about P5A 😮
I belive that there is no rule to that - both boards are from the same era, probably made out of the same part batches and on the same production line...
Also P5A-B CPU socket placement is not that bad as it doesn't collide with any of the slots...

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Reply 42009 of 45405, by TrashPanda

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Looking at buying a AWE32 .. found a CT3900 on ebay for 350 USD .. seems kind of expensive till I looked for the other WT versions and the CT2760 is 400USD.

Not sure if its worth it, could go for a AWE64 gold too but no wavetable header.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 42011 of 45405, by Meatball

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-01-22, 09:20:

Looking at buying a AWE32 .. found a CT3900 on ebay for 350 USD .. seems kind of expensive till I looked for the other WT versions and the CT2760 is 400USD.

Not sure if its worth it, could go for a AWE64 gold too but no wavetable header.

I just bought an almost complete boxed AWE32 CT2760 for over USD $400 including tax. It was only missing a getting started guide and user manual. Add in the those missing manuals I picked up separately (I also had to buy another set of installation disks as part of the sale), 16MBx2 SIMMs, and I’m in over $500. It is worth every penny.

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Reply 42012 of 45405, by PTherapist

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Bought and received a 32KB Sideways RAM upgrade for my BBC Micro. It's a solderless kit and easily reversible - my favourite kind of modifications.

They don't cost a lot of money and are pretty easy to fit, so I thought why not. A couple of games will benefit from it.

Reply 42013 of 45405, by cyclone3d

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-01-22, 09:20:

Looking at buying a AWE32 .. found a CT3900 on ebay for 350 USD .. seems kind of expensive till I looked for the other WT versions and the CT2760 is 400USD.

Not sure if its worth it, could go for a AWE64 gold too but no wavetable header.

Nope, not worth it. At least not to me.

The prices have gotten too crazy high. In the past month or so, I have seen them for a little over $100 US.

When I got mine a couple years ago, it was around $75.

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Reply 42014 of 45405, by EvieSigma

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cyclone3d wrote on 2022-01-22, 15:25:
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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-01-22, 09:20:

Looking at buying a AWE32 .. found a CT3900 on ebay for 350 USD .. seems kind of expensive till I looked for the other WT versions and the CT2760 is 400USD.

Not sure if its worth it, could go for a AWE64 gold too but no wavetable header.

Nope, not worth it. At least not to me.

The prices have gotten too crazy high. In the past month or so, I have seen them for a little over $100 US.

When I got mine a couple years ago, it was around $75.

I literally got my AWE64 Value for free, and that was in 2019.

Reply 42015 of 45405, by TrashPanda

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cyclone3d wrote on 2022-01-22, 15:25:
Nope, not worth it. At least not to me. […]
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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-01-22, 09:20:

Looking at buying a AWE32 .. found a CT3900 on ebay for 350 USD .. seems kind of expensive till I looked for the other WT versions and the CT2760 is 400USD.

Not sure if its worth it, could go for a AWE64 gold too but no wavetable header.

Nope, not worth it. At least not to me.

The prices have gotten too crazy high. In the past month or so, I have seen them for a little over $100 US.

When I got mine a couple years ago, it was around $75.

it does come with 32mb of ram on it, but still its a good wad of cash.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 42016 of 45405, by bearking

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Added some nice pieces of hardware to my collection the other day:

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A new in box Gigabyte GA-BX2000+ rev 1.2 mainboard, unfortunately the box is pretty beaten up and the manual and the I/O shield is missing 🙁, but the board is brand new! 😀
Of course the battery was dead and probably because of that the board was recovering the BIOS every 2nd or 3rd reboot, even after I changed the battery.
Downloaded the latest BIOS from Gigabyte website and flashed it in Windows! Didn't even know that you could flash the BIOS from within Win98 back in 1999! On the CD-ROM witch came with the mainboard I found a software called Gigabyte Utility Manager and it has an option to flash the BIOS from Windows! I just had to try it, and it worked! 😁
It's a really nice board!

Also got this joystick, it's a QuickShot QS-113P. It's not new but it has the box, game port ISA card, paperwork and even the receipt! It was bought exactly 30 years ago, on the 15th of January 1992 from a Bilka store in the town of Hundige, Danmark! 199 Danish krone. Hey, that's nice to know 😀

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The seller also sent me for free two P2 CPUs @333 and @400 MHz and a keyboard...

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Reply 42017 of 45405, by BitWrangler

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-01-22, 09:20:

Looking at buying a AWE32 .. found a CT3900 on ebay for 350 USD .. seems kind of expensive till I looked for the other WT versions and the CT2760 is 400USD.

Not sure if its worth it, could go for a AWE64 gold too but no wavetable header.

Oof... had me realise I was neglecting my unicorn herding duties, and scurried off to wrap my CT3930 in antistatic, cotton wool, tissue paper, and bury it in a lead box in case of Carrington Event high EMP solar storm.... j/k but I relocated it to a safer shelf.

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 42018 of 45405, by bjwil1991

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Gigabyte GA-6VX7-4X board with a PIII-1000

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Reply 42019 of 45405, by TrashPanda

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BitWrangler wrote on 2022-01-22, 23:55:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-01-22, 09:20:

Looking at buying a AWE32 .. found a CT3900 on ebay for 350 USD .. seems kind of expensive till I looked for the other WT versions and the CT2760 is 400USD.

Not sure if its worth it, could go for a AWE64 gold too but no wavetable header.

Oof... had me realise I was neglecting my unicorn herding duties, and scurried off to wrap my CT3930 in antistatic, cotton wool, tissue paper, and bury it in a lead box in case of Carrington Event high EMP solar storm.... j/k but I relocated it to a safer shelf.

Gonna ditch the idea for a AWE32, gonna get a AWE64 Gold with 28mb ram upgrade board and call it a day, it works out 200 USD cheaper and for what I want to use it for itll work out better.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁