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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 32080 of 40813, by imi

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Grzyb wrote on 2020-01-22, 14:28:
The CPU is 12 MHz The FPU seems to be 8087-2, ie. 8 MHz It can't work. […]
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imi wrote on 2020-01-21, 20:57:

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also finally got one of these, my first 8088 board :3
...including FPU as well

The CPU is 12 MHz
The FPU seems to be 8087-2, ie. 8 MHz
It can't work.

yeah I noticed that, didn't think too much of it at the time ^^
either the system ran at a slower speed or the 8087 might be burnt out from what I read (or it was just put in there for storage?), in any case I'm just happy to have gotten it for now.
I got another 8088 board today (I believe it's an early IBM 5160 board)

I have to check if I have any other 8088 cpus in my assorted parts somewhere to test with.
though for now I am waiting for my ATX2AT smart converters before testing any boards I don't know the state of.

this is an all new generation of hardware for me ^^

Predator99 wrote on 2020-01-22, 09:36:
Just made a very quick test with this SBC. Added some RAM and connected a ATX power supply. Did nothing with these broken caps - […]
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Predator99 wrote on 2020-01-14, 20:14:
Thanks for the discussion about that lot! ;-) Arrived today. Most parts looking quite good, but didnt test anything so far. […]
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Predator99 wrote on 2020-01-08, 20:17:
...quite surprised my price proposal was just accepted for this: - Voodoo 3 AGP - SS7 AGP Mainboard - 2 XEON CPU - some kind of […]
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...quite surprised my price proposal was just accepted for this:
- Voodoo 3 AGP
- SS7 AGP Mainboard
- 2 XEON CPU
- some kind of SBC?
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Thanks for the discussion about that lot! 😉 Arrived today. Most parts looking quite good, but didnt test anything so far.

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Just made a very quick test with this SBC. Added some RAM and connected a ATX power supply. Did nothing with these broken caps - and quite surprised its running 😀
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http://aonecorp.co.kr/products/single/ROCKY_C800EV.htm

nice :3
this is definitely worth fixing imho

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Reply 32081 of 40813, by boxpressed

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-01-22, 14:09:

Got me a simple ATI Rage 128 GL AGP (Non-Pro) as a possible Primary for my 1998 Socket 7 SLI Build..

You're okay with the PCB showing a 2000 manufacturing date?

Reply 32082 of 40813, by appiah4

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boxpressed wrote on 2020-01-22, 14:53:
appiah4 wrote on 2020-01-22, 14:09:

Got me a simple ATI Rage 128 GL AGP (Non-Pro) as a possible Primary for my 1998 Socket 7 SLI Build..

You're okay with the PCB showing a 2000 manufacturing date?

Yeah, as long as the chip/card was originally released in 1998 I don't mind manufacturing dates. I'm neither that rich nor that picky.

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Reply 32083 of 40813, by x0zm_

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Just a few pictures of some goodies for my Dimension95 project.

First up - NOS Promise IDE Caddies & Controller Card.

1 x Promise FastSwap 66 Caddy
1 x TX2000 Pro, which includes a FastTrak TX2000 Card & two SuperSwap 1000 Caddies

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Second - not exactly retro hardware, but for retro hardware. Capacitors for a recap of my Sound Blaster 16 CT2290

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Exciting times 😀

Reply 32084 of 40813, by brostenen

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Recieved heatsinks and a Wii game in the mail today. Nothing special, so no pictures.
The game is called Wii-Play. (Fishing, duck shooting, cow riding and so on)

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

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Reply 32086 of 40813, by MKT_Gundam

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I planning buy this thing:
https://pt.aliexpress.com/item/33052192351.ht … wE&gclsrc=aw.ds
Just the clips but the new years in China will delay a lot buying now.
I really wanted find some projects to make theses clips in metal or 3dprinting.

Edit : The link is working!

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Reply 32088 of 40813, by H3nrik V!

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Grzyb wrote on 2020-01-22, 14:28:
The CPU is 12 MHz The FPU seems to be 8087-2, ie. 8 MHz It can't work. […]
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imi wrote on 2020-01-21, 20:57:

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also finally got one of these, my first 8088 board :3
...including FPU as well

The CPU is 12 MHz
The FPU seems to be 8087-2, ie. 8 MHz
It can't work.

Isn't the 8088 and 8087 running asynchronous clock? Or wasn't that until the 386/387 that was implemented?

Please use the "quote" option if asking questions to what I write - it will really up the chances of me noticing 😀

Reply 32090 of 40813, by PTherapist

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A retro related purchase - just bought 4 Cherry microswitches to replace damaged & worn microswitches in an old Cruiser Joystick. I've been wanting to get around to fixing that joystick for some time and after testing the wires inside to ensure they're all working ok, I decided to go ahead and replace the microswitches. Plus new switches are quite cheap, so not breaking the bank.

Not sure how good the Cherry microswitches are vs some other slightly more costly brands, but they should be a vast improvement over the terribly worn ones currently inside the joystick. 😁

Reply 32091 of 40813, by henryVK

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PTherapist wrote on 2020-01-23, 10:26:

A retro related purchase - just bought 4 Cherry microswitches to replace damaged & worn microswitches in an old Cruiser Joystick. I've been wanting to get around to fixing that joystick for some time and after testing the wires inside to ensure they're all working ok, I decided to go ahead and replace the microswitches. Plus new switches are quite cheap, so not breaking the bank.

Not sure how good the Cherry microswitches are vs some other slightly more costly brands, but they should be a vast improvement over the terribly worn ones currently inside the joystick. 😁

What kind of symptoms did the stick display?

I just got this (not my picture, though) Competition Pro PC Stick yesterday. I haven't run joystick testing software yet, but it's spazzing out in a couple of games (Dangerous Dave 2, Mach 3, Commander Keen 4) where it registers button presses if I move the stick to the upper left corner. In Prince of Persia it seemed to behave normal, though. The switches feel nice and clicky still, I guess it could be an issue with the wiring too.

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Reply 32092 of 40813, by PTherapist

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henryVK wrote on 2020-01-23, 10:41:

What kind of symptoms did the stick display?

The switches themselves are barely clicky anymore and the joystick generally feels stiff to use due to the extra force required to make contact with the switches, even with the stick set at it's loosest setting.

Plus they'd stop working randomly if the joystick was stored away for a while and I'd have to open it up and slightly bend the terminals on the switches inwards to restore function. Whoever owned this joystick before me in the past certainly put it through it's paces!

The fire buttons microswitch is still in good working order, it's about the only thing that is.

henryVK wrote on 2020-01-23, 10:41:

I just got this (not my picture, though) Competition Pro PC Stick yesterday. I haven't run joystick testing software yet, but it's spazzing out in a couple of games (Dangerous Dave 2, Mach 3, Commander Keen 4) where it registers button presses if I move the stick to the upper left corner. In Prince of Persia it seemed to behave normal, though. The switches feel nice and clicky still, I guess it could be an issue with the wiring too.

Yeah, it could be the wiring. Though odd that it works in some games and not others. Does the gameport itself work ok with other controllers?

Reply 32093 of 40813, by varrol

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Set of brand new cpu coolers (besides Titan Golden orb which I already had) + also brand new Socket 423 Titan cooler which I got by accident (not sure what I'm going to do with it).
All of them ~12$ - wonder if its a good or not so good deal...

I cannot recognise this weird Golden Orb which is like yet another clone of Thermaltake product.
I wonder which will fit Socket 7 on my P5A.

Basically for S370 I use radiator from Volcano 7+ - however its crazy heavy.

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Reply 32095 of 40813, by appiah4

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I got quite a few things in the mail today.. I'll list them from boring to exciting:

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A S3 Trio3D/2X as a possible primary card for mySuper Socket7 Voodoo 2 SLI build.

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An ATI Rage 128 Pro as a possible primary card for mySuper Socket7 Voodoo 2 SLI build.

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A Cirrus Logic CL-GD5401 (Acumos AVGA01) ISA VGA

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A Biostar MB-8433UUD-A VER:2 Socket 3 motherboard (As far as I can tell it is one of the better 486 PCI motherboards out there, but the Dallas RTC is dead and soldered on 🙁 I'll need to replace it with a socket, and later a working Dallas RTC (or mod this one for an external coin cell..))

The strange thing about this motherboard is, it came with 1 16MB and 4 4MB SIMMs, and it POSTs with 28MB memory. I never thought these kinds of motherboards accepted mismatched RAM in the same bank?

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And the star of the show, an IBM 5x86C 100MHz. This is the reason I bought the above motherboard - there was a POST screenshot on the listing that said Cyrix 5x86 100MHz so I immediately grabbed it for $20. It works, but has a weird twist:

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The pins are either corroded (never saw this happen before) or covered with a strange black substance.. Brushing the pins under running water got rid of some of it but not these that remain. Not sure how to tackle cleaning this, or whether I should even attempt..

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Reply 32096 of 40813, by mpe

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-01-23, 14:24:

The strange thing about this motherboard is, it came with 1 16MB and 4 4MB SIMMs, and it POSTs with 28MB memory. I never thought these kinds of motherboards accepted mismatched RAM in the same bank?

Indeed. It does not. But you have 4 RAM banks (like most 486 boards do) 😀

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Reply 32097 of 40813, by henryVK

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PTherapist wrote on 2020-01-23, 11:23:

Yeah, it could be the wiring. Though odd that it works in some games and not others. Does the gameport itself work ok with other controllers?

Ahh, thanks. That's something I'll have to try to find out!

Reply 32098 of 40813, by keenerb

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Found a Quickpad Pro at a local goodwill.

Had no idea what it was, I assumed it was one of those dedicated word processors that were popular-ish back in the 90's but when I brought it home and started researching it I was pleasantly surprised to discover it's an MS-DOS compatible mini laptop.

Sadly it's an extremely non-standard resolution of 60x16 characters (640x128 pixels) so the utility is greatly limited, but it's pretty neat to stumble across regardless.

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Reply 32099 of 40813, by cyclone3d

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Was doing a really broad search on eBay and ran across a seller that has some PC/104 audio/video boards so I bought one.
The sound chip is a Crystal CS4236B so it should work great for a retro PC/104 build.

No idea what the video is. And it doesn't have a VGA out port. I'll have to try to look it up later and edit my post.

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The MM/104 has an onboard NTSC/
PAL/SECAM video-input decoder with
YUV output, is SoundBlaster-compatible, and includes an optional dual-PCMCIA controller.

https://m.eet.com/media/1151039/22895-47270.pdf
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The seller still has 3 left for $27 shipped. I already got my shipping confirmation.

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Also picked up this MWave for cheap card since it is boxed / has the original disks because I don't know of anywhere to download the original disks.

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