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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 38460 of 39924, by GigAHerZ

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Got a newer ATX type PSU, which also provides negative 5V. Tested and working! And it weighs a ton! 😮 That's gonna be a great bench PSU for all kinds of PC testing, be it AT or ATX motherboard.
It cost me 3,9€ + 2€ shipping.

Now gonna need to clean it up nicely.

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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 38461 of 39924, by Joseph_Joestar

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GigAHerZ wrote on 2021-03-15, 19:18:

Got a newer ATX type PSU, which also provides negative 5V. Tested and working! And it weighs a ton! 😮 That's gonna be a great bench PSU for all kinds of PC testing, be it AT or ATX motherboard.

Now gonna need to clean it up nicely.

Nice! I have a similar one. Been using it for six months or so, no issues whatsoever.

It's also fairly quiet, which is a big plus in my book.

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Reply 38462 of 39924, by SteveC

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Had a bit of fun on eBay and these will be turning up over the next few days.

Always need more RAM. All sorts here including cache modules.

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Compaq Contura 3/25 Laptop - seller says it boots but the screen is very dark so this should be fun to play with.

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An Amiga 600 - got a lot to learn here. I've never owned an Amiga (just played on other people's).

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And a random one. It's an IBM cash register, but it runs Windows XP! No idea what it can do, but I'm looking forward to playing with it!

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Reply 38463 of 39924, by ODwilly

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Goodwill find, never tried one of these out before. Wonder how it compares to the Live! And Audigy 2.

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Reply 38464 of 39924, by Jed118

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My DX2/66 came in - think I'm gonna do a live unboxing and initial look over on Youtube this evening. I expect a turnout of 1 on a late Monday night 🤣.

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Reply 38465 of 39924, by BetaC

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ODwilly wrote on 2021-03-15, 21:03:

20210315_140054.jpgGoodwill find, never tried one of these out before. Wonder how it compares to the Live! And Audigy 2.

Assuming it's working, and you're not trying to so stuff like loading massive soundfonts, you'll have a perfectly good later XP X-Fi card.

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Reply 38466 of 39924, by imi

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miroSOUND PCM20 radio :3
with PCM1 manuals?
including the MIDI/line breakout box, no joystick adapter unfortunately, but that shouldn't be too hard to make.

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Reply 38467 of 39924, by debs3759

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debs3759 wrote on 2021-03-15, 10:10:

I've never figured out who used "SUPER" on the BIOS sticker.

Think I found that tonight. According to http://www.vgamuseum.info, it "Super Grace". Damn, it's fun tracking down manufacturer names and card names / part numbers for hundreds of cards 😀

See my graphics card database at www.gpuzoo.com
Constantly being worked on. Feel free to message me with any corrections or details of cards you would like me to research and add.

Reply 38468 of 39924, by Pierre32

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imi wrote on 2021-03-15, 23:39:
miroSOUND PCM20 radio :3 with PCM1 manuals? including the MIDI/line breakout box, no joystick adapter unfortunately, but that sh […]
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miroSOUND PCM20 radio :3
with PCM1 manuals?
including the MIDI/line breakout box, no joystick adapter unfortunately, but that shouldn't be too hard to make.

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I've never heard of these! Cool. http://dosdays.co.uk/topics/Manufacturers/miro.php

Reply 38469 of 39924, by dionb

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Pierre32 wrote on 2021-03-15, 23:43:
imi wrote on 2021-03-15, 23:39:
miroSOUND PCM20 radio :3 with PCM1 manuals? including the MIDI/line breakout box, no joystick adapter unfortunately, but that sh […]
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miroSOUND PCM20 radio :3
with PCM1 manuals?
including the MIDI/line breakout box, no joystick adapter unfortunately, but that shouldn't be too hard to make.

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I've never heard of these! Cool. http://dosdays.co.uk/topics/Manufacturers/miro.php

It's a German brand sold mainly in (Central) Europe, so not surprising they're not common Down Under.

If you see anything by them it's worth picking it up though, the build quality and attention to detail on the cards is amazing. In the same league as ELSA (another German brand).

Reply 38470 of 39924, by imi

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yeah, I'm just missing a PCM12 now to have the entire range from that site in my collection, already got a PCM1 pro, FM10 and PCM10 and ^^
afaik the only ones that support the OPL4 in DOS are the PCM12 and PCM20

Reply 38471 of 39924, by Jed118

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So the 486 came in today, needed 45 mins of work and an IDE cable - did my first live-feed on YouTube unboxing, inspecting, and booting. Then someone bought a rig off me on eBay so... so I bought this:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Compaq-QVision-EISA-V … 872.m2749.l2649

The start of an EISA addiction?

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Reply 38472 of 39924, by appiah4

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Hakeshu wrote on 2021-03-15, 14:42:

Arrived today. The Quickshot is awesome, with great precision. The other is a generic stick with a cool feature that support use with both right or left hand, bit the coolness stops there hahaha

I have the same Quickshot stick, it's a good stick indeed.

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Reply 38473 of 39924, by EDO-D-O

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dionb wrote on 2021-03-05, 01:20:

Intended for young children, it's a huge serial trackball with just one button. What was MS thinking? Still, looks impressive enough.

I love that the kid on the box looks similarly exasperated with what has been placed before him.

Reply 38475 of 39924, by dionb

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imi wrote on 2021-03-16, 00:22:

yeah, I'm just missing a PCM12 now to have the entire range from that site in my collection, already got a PCM1 pro, FM10 and PCM10 and ^^
afaik the only ones that support the OPL4 in DOS are the PCM12 and PCM20

Yep. My PCM1Pro certainly doesn't. Looks beautiful and sounds decent in Windows though.

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dionb wrote on 2021-03-05, 01:20:

Intended for young children, it's a huge serial trackball with just one button. What was MS thinking? Still, looks impressive enough.

I love that the kid on the box looks similarly exasperated with what has been placed before him.

Uhuh. 1990s marketing - you wonder how they managed to sell anything. Then again, they didn't sell that many of these.

Reply 38476 of 39924, by CrFr

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Bought this Ericcson MC 16 (rebranded HP 360LX) for 20€. Absolutely perfect condition, only missing the charger and data cable. But it's not a big deal, because it uses AA batteries, which I can charge separately. It would have been so cool to own one of these back in 1997.

I don't know what I'll do with it, but it was too cheap and nice to pass 😀

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Reply 38477 of 39924, by gdjacobs

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vetz wrote on 2021-03-09, 13:43:
brostenen wrote on 2021-03-09, 13:31:
Dominus wrote on 2021-03-09, 10:59:

Just a friendly reminder that posting ebay links is still frowned upon and I might clean the thread soonish

So. Basically, just because it is on eBay, then it is a no-go? As an example. If I posted link to a newly produced Furia020 sold by sordan on eBay, then it would not be alowed. However if I posted a link for the exact same product on sordan's regulair webshop, then it would be alowed? Wich means that posting a link to cheap shrink-tube from China, is not alowed on Vogons?

Just checking up if I understand it correctly.

It's promotion of active user sales/auctions that is frowned upon. Doesn't matter if its Ebay, Amibay or other external site.

Closed auctions you can link to, same with items from stores (direct sale-ads not allowed).

Places like Serdashop have originality and probative value. Same thing with GoG. They don't just have things for sale. They also are a primary source to find information about those things.

Ebay and Amazon have too many avenues for abuse. The mods likely don't want to deal with that whole can of worms.

All hail the Great Capacitor Brand Finder

Reply 38478 of 39924, by Ozzuneoj

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*sigh*

Guys... I could cry.

This is... or was... a Sony CPD-1302. An exceedingly rare RGB digital\analog selectable multisync monitor compatible with CGA\EGA\PGA\MDA and others.

No words...

Just.........

No words...

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Now for some blitting from the back buffer.