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Reply 44900 of 46476, by Tetrium

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-06-01, 06:15:
Tetrium wrote on 2022-06-01, 06:12:
It's not just shit or at least none of the Nanya modules I used were 'shit'. The only crappy modules I ever used were some DDR1 […]
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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-06-01, 04:24:

How bad is Nanya ram ?

I somehow have a few SDR modules .. if its shit ram Ill just toss it out.

It's not just shit or at least none of the Nanya modules I used were 'shit'.
The only crappy modules I ever used were some DDR1 Elpida modules? These didn't work properly after they heated up. Replacing them with DDR1 modules of the same spec of Corsair (iirc) without changing anything else of the system whatsoever completely fixed the issue with those Elpida modules (switched them at the store I had originally purchased them).
After a while I noticed the system would recognize only part of the modules (like 512MB instead of 2GB or something like that, viewed from Windows properties, the rightclick thingy iirc) and this would go smaller till the system crashed. The modules would feel very hot. I don't remember having ever experienced or even heard of this particularly opdd way of memory erroring out on someone but at the time I had little experience with hardware.

I would define such modules as 'crap' 😋

Cool, in the spares bin it goes.

What kinds of Nanya modules are these btw? We talking about 512MB PC-133 cl2 or something? 😜
For me I'd say if a module works on stock settings, it's good enough for me 😋

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Reply 44901 of 46476, by CrFr

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Got couple of mechanical keyboards for cheap prices. Is there a better way to spend few hours than pulling keycaps and washing them one by one 😀

Apple M0110A with original cable for 10€. Good to have a spare keyboard for my Macintosh Plus. These things usually go for crazy prices, so I didn't have to think for long when i saw this. Very good condition, only slightly dirty.
https://deskthority.net/wiki/Apple_M0110A

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Apple Standard Keyboard M0118 without cable for 15€. Rubber feet are almost gone and some scratches on to bottom. Other than that, very good condition. I really like the feel of these keyswitches.
https://deskthority.net/wiki/Apple_Standard_Keyboard

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And then this turd 😁 I paid 6€, fooled by the nice looking original package, but these speakers are absolutely horrible. I'm not going to use them, they sound so bad, but I guess they make nice shelf filler/decoration.

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Reply 44902 of 46476, by ChrisK

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BetaC wrote on 2022-05-31, 23:27:

So I now own $18 worth of gold. And it’s at 60MHz. FD09D0F5-2A71-441C-805E-46504D1AFADE.jpeg
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Question is, how do I get this heat sink off without also losing the text on top?

That's a nice and really rare PPGA P60 (one without golden heatspreader). Just seen them once (in my collection, hehe).
Mine had the same cooler mounted on top. It had a doubled sided heatpad that was quite resistant but luckily only adhered partially to the CPU.
I was able to remove it by soaking it with isopropyl alcohol and working around with some small wooden wedge after some time. The pad eventually gave up under this pressure after some time, luckily without damaging the print and without leaving scratches or anything on the ceramic.
Others here prefer some freezer method but this wedge method worked for me.

Reply 44903 of 46476, by chrismes

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CrFr wrote on 2022-06-01, 08:02:

And then this turd 😁 I paid 6€, fooled by the nice looking original package, but these speakers are absolutely horrible. I'm not going to use them, they sound so bad, but I guess they make nice shelf filler/decoration.
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hama strikes again. 😉

Reply 44904 of 46476, by TrashPanda

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chrismes wrote on 2022-06-01, 10:47:
CrFr wrote on 2022-06-01, 08:02:

And then this turd 😁 I paid 6€, fooled by the nice looking original package, but these speakers are absolutely horrible. I'm not going to use them, they sound so bad, but I guess they make nice shelf filler/decoration.
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hama strikes again. 😉

Not even useful as paperweights

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 44906 of 46476, by GigAHerZ

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I'm currently in the middle of repairing a Compaq ProLinea 4/25s machine: Compaq ProLinea 4/25s - Seems to be dead, ideas?

But while keeping my eyes open, i found that someone's selling a motherboard, that is not compaq motherboard, but has all the ports, screw holes and even riser slot exactly the same as the compaq. So i got it for 10€ and i hope that will be a "backup solution" if i don't get the original motherboard working.

It would actually be even an upgrade - it has cache (which compaq does not have) and slowest CPU i can provide there is dx2-50, which is double the "megaherzes"! 😁

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"640K ought to be enough for anybody." - And i intend to get every last bit out of it even after loading every damn driver!

Reply 44907 of 46476, by BitWrangler

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Tetrium wrote on 2022-06-01, 06:14:
BetaC wrote on 2022-05-31, 23:27:

So I now own $18 worth of gold. And it’s at 60MHz. FD09D0F5-2A71-441C-805E-46504D1AFADE.jpeg
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Question is, how do I get this heat sink off without also losing the text on top?

Personally I would probably just leave the heatsink on if it worked properly as-is.
s4 heatsinks aren't easy to come by.

I'd say that also... you're gonna have a horrendous time getting it off, only to have a horrendous time getting something else back on top of it if you actually want to run it.

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 44908 of 46476, by TechieDude

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gerry wrote on 2022-05-31, 07:39:
TechieDude wrote on 2022-05-29, 23:45:

*snip*

quite a good result for 4 euros in the end then, nice fix on the gamepad too - always satisfying to return an item to working condition

Yep, it's the best kind of feeling 😁
Meditation got nothing on it
Can't wait for next Sunday to see what I'll find there. I still remember how the first time I went I got my first Socket 7 PC. A Pentium MMX, no less. 2016 was one hell of a year.

Reply 44909 of 46476, by frankmonk

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I had to buy another CRT for my main retro build.
Sony GDM-F520.
Already scheduled a windas session for it on sunday. So far it has a great shape

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Reply 44910 of 46476, by MMaximus

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frankmonk wrote on 2022-06-01, 17:27:

I had to buy another CRT for my main retro build.
Sony GDM-F520.
Already scheduled a windas session for it on sunday. So far it has a great shape

Cool! Nice to see another F-520 owner here 😀

Where did you get it from and how much did it set you off if I may ask?

Reply 44911 of 46476, by chrismes

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GigAHerZ wrote on 2022-06-01, 11:32:

I'm currently in the middle of repairing a Compaq ProLinea 4/25s machine: Compaq ProLinea 4/25s - Seems to be dead, ideas?

But while keeping my eyes open, i found that someone's selling a motherboard, that is not compaq motherboard, but has all the ports, screw holes and even riser slot exactly the same as the compaq. So i got it for 10€ and i hope that will be a "backup solution" if i don't get the original motherboard working.

It would actually be even an upgrade - it has cache (which compaq does not have) and slowest CPU i can provide there is dx2-50, which is double the "megaherzes"! 😁

So it's an Acer Acermate A1G, right? My guess is Acer produced those boards for Compaq and also offered their own systems with it.

Reply 44912 of 46476, by chrismeyer6

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frankmonk wrote on 2022-06-01, 17:27:

I had to buy another CRT for my main retro build.
Sony GDM-F520.
Already scheduled a windas session for it on sunday. So far it has a great shape

That's a really nice looking monitor. The picture non it looks really sharp.

Reply 44913 of 46476, by Turbo ->

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Bought this for 5 EUR. Not exactly my retro flavor, but the price was good, and I believe it is a trade material for something else I would rather have.

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Reply 44914 of 46476, by frankmonk

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MMaximus wrote on 2022-06-01, 17:37:
frankmonk wrote on 2022-06-01, 17:27:

I had to buy another CRT for my main retro build.
Sony GDM-F520.
Already scheduled a windas session for it on sunday. So far it has a great shape

Cool! Nice to see another F-520 owner here 😀

Where did you get it from and how much did it set you off if I may ask?

This one is from eBay and paid 175€ for it..but it was worth it.

Reply 44915 of 46476, by MMaximus

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frankmonk wrote on 2022-06-01, 19:24:
MMaximus wrote on 2022-06-01, 17:37:
frankmonk wrote on 2022-06-01, 17:27:

I had to buy another CRT for my main retro build.
Sony GDM-F520.
Already scheduled a windas session for it on sunday. So far it has a great shape

Cool! Nice to see another F-520 owner here 😀

Where did you get it from and how much did it set you off if I may ask?

This one is from eBay and paid 175€ for it..but it was worth it.

175€ is still a steal for this monitor. They are very hard to come by and the last one I saw apparently sold for more than 500£ on ebay earlier this year.

I'd be interested to know how your WinDAS session goes with it. Your post got me curious so after a quick googling I stumbled upon Adrian's digital basement video on YT and this got me quite interested. I have a Sony 17Sf that is a bit dim and I didn't know there was a solution until now (I opened it a while ago and was puzzled to see it didn't have any pots to adjust the white balance but now I understand why!)

Reply 44916 of 46476, by frankmonk

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MMaximus wrote on 2022-06-01, 19:57:
frankmonk wrote on 2022-06-01, 19:24:
MMaximus wrote on 2022-06-01, 17:37:

Cool! Nice to see another F-520 owner here 😀

Where did you get it from and how much did it set you off if I may ask?

This one is from eBay and paid 175€ for it..but it was worth it.

175€ is still a steal for this monitor. They are very hard to come by and the last one I saw apparently sold for more than 500£ on ebay earlier this year.

I'd be interested to know how your WinDAS session goes with it. Your post got me curious so after a quick googling I stumbled upon Adrian's digital basement video on YT and this got me quite interested. I have a Sony 17Sf that is a bit dim and I didn't know there was a solution until now (I opened it a while ago and was puzzled to see it didn't have any pots to adjust the white balance but now I understand why!)

I had to tweak my fw900s with windas and a colorimeter in the past. It's no fun at all ...at least for me... and usually give up after 3 hours with okayish results. There are ppl out there tweaking the shit out of it for the entire day.
I might can send you some before, during and after pics If you are intrested.

Reply 44917 of 46476, by Strahssis

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Yesterday I received my Yamaha QY-8, imported from Japan. It was a steal for only €13,-. It is in great condition and it still had the factory screen protector on it. I cleaned it up nicely and I desoldered the backup battery. I'm not gonna compose any songs on it in the near future that need to be saved, so I thought I'd better desolder it before it starts leaking and kills the device.

It uses Yamaha's proprietary MIDI format by default, but you can enable a limited GM mode. GM capabilities are limited, so MIDI playback from DOS games is a hit and miss; some games sound great and some barely play at all. Missing instruments is the problem at times. I recorded a couple samples for you guys, so you can judge yourself what it sounds like.

It definitely got a unique sound to it. I really like it for what it is, especially for only €13,-. 😀

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Mimi: AMD K6-2/266, S3 Trio64, Diamond Monster 3D II, Sound Blaster CT2800, 32MB RAM
Satellite 220CS: Pentium 133, SVGA DSTN, Sound Blaster Pro, 64MB RAM
Contura 420CX: 486DX4 75, VGA TFT, Roland Serial MIDI, 16MB RAM

Reply 44919 of 46476, by TrashPanda

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Bought 8 little Vram heat sinks and received 32 of them all with thermal tape, also bought 6 40x40x10 copper heat sinks for VSA 100 chips and got 12 of them also with thermal tape.

No idea why they sent so many but I guess I now have a ton of spares, going to upgrade the cooling on the Voodoo5, Voodoo4 and Voodoo 3 3500 and see what is left and find more GPUs to throw these onto. (Already repasted the V5 once already but its cooling could be better)

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁