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Reply 40000 of 40813, by Warlord

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That Alpha computer is pretty cool man, hope you have fun with it.

I bought a CT2230 for 16.50 not a bad price these days. TLDR its probably the best sb16 model.

I also got an AGP all in wonder x800 with all of the cables, including the special vivo cable for 75.00 Card worked. That a good price for it with that Vivo cable the card is worthless without it. Maybe not a great retro card but its considered a good card to capture analog video from things like LaserDisc and VCRs etc, becasue of its excellent comb filter, and useful software.

Reply 40001 of 40813, by cyclone3d

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This is what I found while looking for parts for my "ultimate" (speedwise) Windows 98SE laptop that I am working on putting together.
256MB DDR2-800 SODIMM

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And not just one... and not used. I found 100 brand new sticks which ended up being cheaper than ordering a couple used sticks.

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I'll probably keep some spares for the laptop I am working on as well as a few for other builds and then sell the rest.

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Reply 40003 of 40813, by BitWrangler

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256MB DDR-2s????? I can't find uses for 512s. Can't think of anything that does dual channel that you'd want 98 on, that many other things wouldn't need so much working around that capping a pair of 512s or 1GBs would be much trouble.

2017: Basement full of ancient PC stuff, starting to go through it. 2021: Still starting, heh, many setbacks. So what's this BitWrangler guy's deal ??? >>> Taming the pile, specs to target?

Reply 40004 of 40813, by dionb

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BitWrangler wrote on 2021-08-02, 20:56:

256MB DDR-2s????? I can't find uses for 512s. Can't think of anything that does dual channel that you'd want 98 on, that many other things wouldn't need so much working around that capping a pair of 512s or 1GBs would be much trouble.

That's probably why it's going so cheap 😉

Reply 40005 of 40813, by cyclone3d

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I got some 256MB sticks for my Pentium 4 PIAGP system. It runs dual channel.

The laptop I am going to be setting up with Win98SE also runs dual channel.

I could go the easier route I guess and just use the R.Loew RAM patch but what it the fun in that when I can get 256MB DIMMs and SODIMMs ?

I did find some single sticks but they were overseas and were not cheap. I also found some on various other websites bit they were stupid expensive.

The lower speed DDR2 is easier to find in 256MB capacity but DDR2-800 seems to be pretty rare in this size.

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Reply 40006 of 40813, by BetaC

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Well, since we've made it to the 2000 pages, I might as well show off something 2000 based.

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Today I managed to find a $40 Gateway 2000 P5-75, which I only paid $37 for. I wasn't expecting to get much beyond an AT style case and maybe a working power supply for the price of shipping a case. As it turns out, I got a completely working system that really only needed some thorough cleaning. The picture below is post-cleaning.

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Needless to say it cleaned up well.

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It came with 32 MB of mixed EDO and FPM (which has been changed to 60ns EDO), a proper Pentium 75 (which has been changed to my P-100 for the sake of having 66MHz as the system clock), a SB16 Vibra S (CT2890), S3 Trio 64 (STB Powergraph 64) and an absolutely cute 8-bit ISA 14.4 modem. The 1083MB HDD is also working, as is the floppy drive.

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My only question now is what I should do with it. I've been trying to get my SD-IDE adapter to work, but the integrated IDE doesn't seem to like my Sintechi adapter. I can get it detected with a PCI IDE card, which is more annoying than hard to deal with. I do also wonder if the Vibra, which does have a branded Yamaha OPL chip, is worth considering over my other OPL cards. I also need to figure out what the actual motherboard is so that I can update things. I assume it's an FX, but I'm not certain, as SB82437FX-66 is the only chip name that stands out.

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Reply 40007 of 40813, by AlexZ

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I'm selling 256MB DDR2 SO-DIMM sticks for 1€ each and nobody wants them. Am I asking too much?

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Reply 40008 of 40813, by luckybob

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BetaC wrote on 2021-08-03, 05:06:

Well, since we've made it to the 2000 pages, I might as well show off something 2000 based.

I even reminded everyone to turn their computers off at the end of page 1999.

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

Reply 40009 of 40813, by Joseph_Joestar

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BetaC wrote on 2021-08-03, 05:06:

a SB16 Vibra S (CT2890)

That's a great find! One of the less common Vibra cards with genuine OPL3.

I think that may have been the model which I had in my very first PC, but I can't be certain since I never opened it before I sold it.

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Reply 40010 of 40813, by pan069

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Joseph_Joestar wrote on 2021-08-03, 08:19:
BetaC wrote on 2021-08-03, 05:06:

a SB16 Vibra S (CT2890)

That's a great find! One of the less common Vibra cards with genuine OPL3.

I think that may have been the model which I had in my very first PC, but I can't be certain since I never opened it before I sold it.

Not that special, I got one of those (with IDE interface). I also have a CT3930 that has a Vibra16 and a EMU8000 and an OPL3, got that one new inbox. I didn't get those today, so I shouldn't actually post images... But I agree, it's better to find things for free 😀

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Reply 40011 of 40813, by chrismeyer6

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luckybob wrote on 2021-08-03, 08:08:
BetaC wrote on 2021-08-03, 05:06:

Well, since we've made it to the 2000 pages, I might as well show off something 2000 based.

I even reminded everyone to turn their computers off at the end of page 1999.

I got a good laugh at that when I read it the other day.

Reply 40012 of 40813, by BitWrangler

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AlexZ wrote on 2021-08-03, 05:53:

I'm selling 256MB DDR2 SO-DIMM sticks for 1€ each and nobody wants them. Am I asking too much?

Try putting split rings through the end hole and selling them on Etsy for $3 as keyrings. 🤣

2017: Basement full of ancient PC stuff, starting to go through it. 2021: Still starting, heh, many setbacks. So what's this BitWrangler guy's deal ??? >>> Taming the pile, specs to target?

Reply 40013 of 40813, by HanJammer

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This thing. I have no idea if it works or not, but for less than 10 Euro I couldn't say no, especially because it's design appealed to me. If it does work it will be perfect for 8bit machines and consoles.

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Reply 40014 of 40813, by BitWrangler

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Good score, a nice 15khz jobbie is always worth having, maybe get CGA into it too. I have one good 'un and a "Monitor TV" that the Amigas, N64s, Coco2, joystick repro games and whatever else all have to share.

pan069 wrote on 2021-08-03, 09:41:

I also have a CT3930 that has a Vibra16 and a EMU8000 and an OPL3, got that one new inbox.

Think that's one of the ones I've got too, guess mine will go in a midrange PIII build.

2017: Basement full of ancient PC stuff, starting to go through it. 2021: Still starting, heh, many setbacks. So what's this BitWrangler guy's deal ??? >>> Taming the pile, specs to target?

Reply 40015 of 40813, by zapbuzz

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vintage Yamaha-CD-Writer-CDR400t

I got this as untested so I test it tomorrow.
Its about 3 years older than the motherboard I'm going to interface with it.
I decided to do this because IDE ones slow down other devices on the same ribbon and I haven't got an IDE port supporting sound card. (I don't think there are many for a PCI only motherboardor at least I haven't found one)
There are more modern versions that are verified as working but the price omg its like buying gold.
If it works I'll have a cool YAMAHA burner with 2mb burn proof cache.
Man its as old as i was as a teenager so I'm not giving my hopes up but at least i'll still get a SCSI ribbon!
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I also have a Matsushita Panasonic Vintage 12x Speed Cd-rom Drive Cr-584-b (not pictured) from 1997 to test that i've had stored for at least 13 years.(forgot about it)
These would look good in the beige box together but I may be using the IDE for a faster speed DVD burner and the matsPana would slow down the data speed of the bus.
I see I've used this one as a coffee coaster at some stage as it has coffee cup rings on its underside .... a bad habbit 😀
If it works I may sell it or use it in a pentium 1 or older.
I remember these things cost a fortune and the dissapointment when I first owned an IDE CDROM didn't make discs it had to be a cd writer which cost even more off the shelf.
They are so fast these days but I like the older ones because the data discs don't roar loudly. I know theres tools to slow them down but now I don't have to use them.

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Reply 40016 of 40813, by BitWrangler

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Crossing my fingers for you that it works. Though the late 20th century ones always seemed sturdier than the early 21st century ones which seem to have a 20 disk limit or some crap before they die. Mind you they were built to sell at a quarter the price by then.

2017: Basement full of ancient PC stuff, starting to go through it. 2021: Still starting, heh, many setbacks. So what's this BitWrangler guy's deal ??? >>> Taming the pile, specs to target?

Reply 40017 of 40813, by imi

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HanJammer wrote on 2021-08-03, 12:51:

This thing. I have no idea if it works or not, but for less than 10 Euro I couldn't say no, especially because it's design appealed to me. If it does work it will be perfect for 8bit machines and consoles.

lovely, that's a sanyo monitor underneath ^^
pity it's missing the front glass

I have one of these too, I know there's different models, with and without RGB

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coincidentally I bought this one yesterday from a fellow local collector ^^
the front bezel is cracked, but the tube is in wonderful condition, no convergence or geometry issues at all it seems, and it's one of those that has digital RGB

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Reply 40018 of 40813, by BetaC

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pan069 wrote on 2021-08-03, 09:41:
Not that special, I got one of those (with IDE interface). I also have a CT3930 that has a Vibra16 and a EMU8000 and an OPL3, go […]
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Joseph_Joestar wrote on 2021-08-03, 08:19:
BetaC wrote on 2021-08-03, 05:06:

a SB16 Vibra S (CT2890)

That's a great find! One of the less common Vibra cards with genuine OPL3.

I think that may have been the model which I had in my very first PC, but I can't be certain since I never opened it before I sold it.

Not that special, I got one of those (with IDE interface). I also have a CT3930 that has a Vibra16 and a EMU8000 and an OPL3, got that one new inbox. I didn't get those today, so I shouldn't actually post images... But I agree, it's better to find things for free 😀

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Would the Vibra be worth using over my other OPL equipped cards?

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Reply 40019 of 40813, by Old_Jelly

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Got myself a ASUS V8200 Deluxe, funny thing is the seller told me it's a GF3 Ti200 but when I checked HWInfo & GPU Z it was a Geforce 3 200/460 Mhz.

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