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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 39440 of 40813, by yawetaG

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Salient wrote on 2021-06-10, 07:08:
Bancho wrote on 2021-06-09, 21:17:

Added a Yamaha MU50 to the Midi Stack

I see a GMega LX in your MIDI stack. Never seen one of those. I guess the sounds are exactly the same as in the normal GMega?

AFAIK it lacks the GMega's programmability. Basically a preset, headless version.

Reply 39441 of 40813, by janih

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Bought a 3Dlabs Permedia card. My expectations aren't too high but it was cheap and interesting. I guess nobody likes these 😁 Seems to be the same card as presented here: https://vintage3d.org/3dlabs2.php

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Reply 39442 of 40813, by devius

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pampilhoso wrote on 2021-06-10, 17:29:

Manage to get the official modem for the compaq presario cds 5xx series.

Its not an isa card as can you see, it uses a proprietary connector.

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Holy moly! That's amazing (although useless 😆). I remember wondering what the card would be like 26 years ago...

Reply 39443 of 40813, by bearking

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Got this today

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Powercolor Evilking 3 Extreme, or something like that...
Everest identifies it as a voodoo3 3500 @181 MHz...

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LE: it has a missing cap, but it seems to be working...

Reply 39444 of 40813, by dionb

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janih wrote on 2021-06-10, 20:50:

Bought a 3Dlabs Permedia card. My expectations aren't too high but it was cheap and interesting. I guess nobody likes these 😁 Seems to be the same card as presented here: https://vintage3d.org/3dlabs2.php

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Never had a Permedia 1, but had a few Permedia 2s. Solid, trouble-free cards with excellent OpenGL functionality, but performance obviously wasn't geared towards games. I like the fact this is PCI, not AGP, and that piggybacked RAM expansion add depth to it. Sort of reminds me of the Diamond Stealth 3D 3000 (Virge/VX). Performance is probably in same league too: https://vintage3d.org/3dlabs2.php

Of possible interest is Creative CGL compatibility, which may exist.

Reply 39446 of 40813, by Horun

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vad4r wrote on 2021-06-10, 23:11:

Asus P2B-D

Nice ! Does it work ?

Only thing bought lately is box of NOS 3.5" floppy disks and a few small CF cards (1GB thru 32Gb) all in a bag bundled together for less than a cheeseburger. The CF card-USB reader cable was not in the bag but cost $2 extra.
Also bought a reprint of model 721/722 original manual off Ebay. Getting back into my second hobby is a bit more challenging...

Hate posting a reply and then have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor.

Reply 39447 of 40813, by PcBytes

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vad4r wrote on 2021-06-10, 23:11:

Asus P2B-D
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HIP6019BCD... I take it that this P2B-D you have supports Coppermine?

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Reply 39448 of 40813, by vad4r

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Horun wrote on 2021-06-11, 02:01:
vad4r wrote on 2021-06-10, 23:11:

Asus P2B-D

Nice ! Does it work ?

I still have to test that, I got the board as a gift.

PcBytes wrote on 2021-06-11, 05:45:
vad4r wrote on 2021-06-10, 23:11:

Asus P2B-D
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HIP6019BCD... I take it that this P2B-D you have supports Coppermine?

Yes, it´s the Rev1.06 and should support Coppermines.

vae victis!

Reply 39449 of 40813, by H3nrik V!

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PcBytes wrote on 2021-06-11, 05:45:
vad4r wrote on 2021-06-10, 23:11:

Asus P2B-D
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HIP6019BCD... I take it that this P2B-D you have supports Coppermine?

There's a chance, since it's a 1.06 https://www.asus.com/us/SupportOnly/P2B-D/HelpDesk_CPU/ but maybe the HIP6019BCD is what makes the "later shipments" of the 1.06 compatible?

[Edit]: Mine's a 1.05 and came with 667MHz Slot 1's .. And been acting as a home server at a friend's family, so I'm pretty sure it has been running with that ..

[Edit2]: Mine's a DS - would that make a difference?

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

Reply 39451 of 40813, by Pierre32

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liqmat wrote on 2021-05-14, 23:23:

Picked up a new old stock Cardinal VGA765 ISA graphics card (c. 1992). Some of you might remember me finding the elusive Cardinal SNAPplus a few years back and archiving that new old stock card over at -0°. Artex ended up with the SNAPplus when I was done. Well, the VGA765 is basically that card without the video capture/overlay features and is just as hard to find CIB much less NOS. The main reason for this purchase is to finally finish my massive Mathemetica, Inc. Tempra software archival project which is getting close to done. I am trying to grab as many variants of the software as I can before calling it a success.

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And here it is in its new home, with its noisy little friend. Thanks again liqmat!

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Reply 39452 of 40813, by liqmat

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Pierre32 wrote on 2021-06-11, 06:40:

And here it is in its new home, with its noisy little friend. Thanks again liqmat!

That photo is quite the bird’s eye view. Once you stick those Cardinals in their cages it will be interesting to hear how they sing. Anyone reading this post best not get their feathers ruffled due to my fowl puns.

Reply 39453 of 40813, by Miphee

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Completing the slot1 Celeron line: 266, 300A, 333, 366.

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Reply 39455 of 40813, by CesarDRK

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Received this puppies today, ~8 USD for both. Seller claimed both work perfectly ( I haven't tested them yet):

- Asus P5S-B (Socket 7)
- Biostar M7VKQ (Socket A/462 - With ISA SLOT! Actually the first EVER 462 board I've seen with ISA slots for sale around here).

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Reply 39456 of 40813, by hyoenmadan

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BitWrangler wrote on 2021-06-10, 19:43:

I think Apple kept firewire on life support for a while, for the video professionals market that had it in higher end cameras.

It helps a lot it having its own microcontroller to manage all the transfer work by itself instead relying on the host. This also allows to have pretty slim driver stacks and a SCSI-like "target mode" (firewire host becoming an slave peripheral, generally exposing its internal storage for file transfers). Finally, since Firewire controllers act a lot like HBAs, them generally need only one interrupt to be driven, thus easier to make them work in older PCI boards, unlike USB2, and specially UHCI/EHCI pairs.

Reply 39457 of 40813, by framebuffer

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bearking wrote on 2021-06-10, 21:30:
Got this today 20210611_001937.jpg Powercolor Evilking 3 Extreme, or something like that... Everest identifies it as a voodoo3 3 […]
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Got this today
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Powercolor Evilking 3 Extreme, or something like that...
Everest identifies it as a voodoo3 3500 @181 MHz...
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LE: it has a missing cap, but it seems to be working...

with 5ns RAM this is a good candidate for a 200/200 voodoo3

https://framebuffer.io

Reply 39458 of 40813, by pentiumspeed

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Bought a GD5430 video card since it has well defined tracks design suitable for improvement mods and it looked like it was designed according to half PCI reference and cirrus logic reference design notes.

Cheers,

Great Northern aka Canada.

Reply 39459 of 40813, by Horun

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CesarDRK wrote on 2021-06-11, 20:10:

Received this puppies today, ~8 USD for both. Seller claimed both work perfectly ( I haven't tested them yet):
- Asus P5S-B (Socket 7)
- Biostar M7VKQ (Socket A/462 - With ISA SLOT! Actually the first EVER 462 board I've seen with ISA slots for sale around here).

Hmmm. At that price is worth if they do not work, might be able to coax some life into one of them...

Old_Jelly wrote on 2021-06-11, 18:10:

My first Geforce 4 Ti 4200 128mb Agp 4x

Nice ! That looks like an MSI or could be Gainward brand. Both made some good AGP cards !.

pentiumspeed wrote on 2021-06-11, 23:24:

Bought a GD5430 video card since it has well defined tracks design suitable for improvement mods and it looked like it was designed according to half PCI reference and cirrus logic reference design notes.
Cheers,

Good. Got a nos GD5434 not long ago, only 1Mb but has the two empty sockets.
So what are your improvement mods going to be ?

Found 3 boxes of new 720k DD/DS floppies today and more 1.44Mb for a $1 box. Boxes look a bit rough but were still sealed till I got them.
Nothing else good since the Micron Millenia Mme purchase back in April 🙁

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Hate posting a reply and then have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor.