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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 39000 of 40813, by dataino.it

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ASEM-THOR-8050

What a case !!

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Connection on the top

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Reply 39003 of 40813, by mpe

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One more ISA/VLB pair. Now from ATI.

  • Graphics Ultra Pro ISA
  • Graphics Ultra XLR VLB

I plan to upgrade the VLB card to Graphics Ultra Pro level. That is to 2MB of VRAM and better RAMDAC that is missing in the socket. Feels inferior with just the lowend 85MHz part....

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Reply 39004 of 40813, by PC-Engineer

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mpe wrote on 2021-05-10, 19:04:
One more ISA/VLB pair. Now from ATI. […]
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One more ISA/VLB pair. Now from ATI.

  • Graphics Ultra Pro ISA
  • Graphics Ultra XLR VLB

I plan to upgrade the VLB card to Graphics Ultra Pro level. That is to 2MB of VRAM and better RAMDAC that is missing in the socket. Feels inferior with just the lowend 85MHz part....

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Very nice, the Mach32 (with VRAM) is in my opinion one of the best options from 1993, completely underestimated. Congratiulations!

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Reply 39005 of 40813, by douglar

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mpe wrote on 2021-05-10, 19:04:

I plan to upgrade the VLB card to Graphics Ultra Pro level. That is to 2MB of VRAM and better RAMDAC that is missing in the socket. Feels inferior with just the lowend 85MHz part....

I loved my Mach32 in OS/2 2.0. Made everything usable.
Good idea to upgrade the ramdac, but just remember to remove the old DIP28 ramdac or you get an odd double picture effect.

Reply 39006 of 40813, by pentiumspeed

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How's the mach32 ISA video performance vs WD90C31 ISA?

I had ATI Ultra ISA and was slow. (Not the Mach32, much older than that).

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Reply 39007 of 40813, by PC-Engineer

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The Mach32 ISA is on par with the ET4000AX @10MHZ ISA Clock - tested on a SV2GX4 with a Am5x86 @160MHz - in DOS
In Windows, the Mach32 is miles ahead the ET4000

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Reply 39008 of 40813, by DundyTheCroc

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HP Storage Works Ultrium 448 for my 2xP3 worstation. Found it at work, so the price is zero, also I have tons of cartridges.
Really like the massive brushless motors that drive tape and reading head.

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Reply 39009 of 40813, by megatron-uk

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DundyTheCroc wrote on 2021-05-11, 08:29:
HP Storage Works Ultrium 448 for my 2xP3 worstation. Found it at work, so the price is zero, also I have tons of cartridges. Rea […]
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HP Storage Works Ultrium 448 for my 2xP3 worstation. Found it at work, so the price is zero, also I have tons of cartridges.
Really like the massive brushless motors that drive tape and reading head.
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I *really* want an LTO-7 or 8 drive for home use, but they're just so expensive.....

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Reply 39010 of 40813, by H3nrik V!

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DundyTheCroc wrote on 2021-05-11, 08:29:
HP Storage Works Ultrium 448 for my 2xP3 worstation. Found it at work, so the price is zero, also I have tons of cartridges. Rea […]
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HP Storage Works Ultrium 448 for my 2xP3 worstation. Found it at work, so the price is zero, also I have tons of cartridges.
Really like the massive brushless motors that drive tape and reading head.
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Wow, frighteningly large magnetic coils in a device for a magnetic media 🤣

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Reply 39011 of 40813, by appiah4

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These arrived today thanks a lot to @gex85

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For my Cx5x86 DOS PC, Will use the S-Video out for TV capture.

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Impulse purchase.

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Reply 39012 of 40813, by bjwil1991

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Bought a Packard Bell PWB-2080 or IS/VT286 motherboard for testing purposes.

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A better photo will be shown soon once I receive it.

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Reply 39013 of 40813, by chrismeyer6

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DundyTheCroc wrote on 2021-05-11, 08:29:
HP Storage Works Ultrium 448 for my 2xP3 worstation. Found it at work, so the price is zero, also I have tons of cartridges. Rea […]
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HP Storage Works Ultrium 448 for my 2xP3 worstation. Found it at work, so the price is zero, also I have tons of cartridges.
Really like the massive brushless motors that drive tape and reading head.
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That HP drive is sweet. I don't know why but I've always loved and wanted a tape drive. They just seem fun to have and still practical for home use for backing up important data.

Reply 39014 of 40813, by Woody72

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I agree Chris, I've just fitted a SCSI HP DAT drive to my Windows 98 box purely because I've always wanted one! Quite satifying to do a slow but steady backup and then put the tape away safely. I've also got a Sun Microsystems external DLT 35/70 here at work on the desk behind me that I intend to rescue from the landfill 😁.

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Reply 39018 of 40813, by flupke11

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Box full of goodies arrived, 2,4 and 2,8 P4's in all FSB's to use as benchmarks in my upcoming S478 P4 chipset test.

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2 PCI GPU's, especially the TNT2 M64 should be great on a fast late S7 PCI-only platform.

There's also a creative Ti4800SE which is currently being tested. the other card is a medion 9800XXL, which should be in between the 9800 and the 9800 Pro. Happy with the aftermarket cooler on that one. Talking about coolers; I like the crazy coolers the seller had, so I took those as well. Not sure whether I'll use the dual fan aerocool, but cool has its price:).

Reply 39019 of 40813, by chrismeyer6

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flupke11 wrote on 2021-05-11, 18:18:
Box full of goodies arrived, 2,4 and 2,8 P4's in all FSB's to use as benchmarks in my upcoming S478 P4 chipset test. […]
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Box full of goodies arrived, 2,4 and 2,8 P4's in all FSB's to use as benchmarks in my upcoming S478 P4 chipset test.

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2 PCI GPU's, especially the TNT2 M64 should be great on a fast late S7 PCI-only platform.

There's also a creative Ti4800SE which is currently being tested. the other card is a medion 9800XXL, which should be in between the 9800 and the 9800 Pro. Happy with the aftermarket cooler on that one. Talking about coolers; I like the crazy coolers the seller had, so I took those as well. Not sure whether I'll use the dual fan aerocool, but cool has its price:).

That's a nice load of parts. I think I see a aerocool turbine socket A cooler. I had one of those back in the day and it did a great job with my Athlon XP 1800+