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  1. agent00skid

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    Sorry about poor quality, don't have a proper camera. :(

    A Winfast A180 DDR T
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    And a ASUS V9999/TD
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Nostalgic memory(s) time excuse the pun

    Lets Start off with 30 pin Simms ranging from 256k to 16m/b per simm

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    72 pin Simm's 2 are 16mb edo and 2 are 32mb (?)

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    Moving on to SD RAM 32mb to 256mb

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    How's this for meaty ( Server ) SD RAM 256mb edo
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    Finaly a Ram upgrade board from an ancient 486DX33 compaq Tablet Laptop
    a massive 4mb
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    Now for some Nostalgic CPU's
    including a guess the item ? :D:eek::confused:

    Lets Start with
    Intel 387DX20 and 386DX20
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    486 NON INTEL (but compatible)
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    AMD AM5x86 P75 front
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    AMD K6 266 300 AMD K6 2 350 AMD K6 2 400
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    AMD Duron and Athlon CPU
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    Cyrix M2 300gp
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    Intel P2 Slot 1 CPU
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    Intel P4 Celeron and P4 Socket 478
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    And Last the Mystery Guess the Item:laugh::laugh::laugh: :confused: :confused: :confused: :banghead::banghead:
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    More Nostalgic Hardware (and software) Photo's to follow :roll::toast::D
     
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    I believe we have a winner. :toast:
     
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  6. dorsetknob

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    yes we have a winner
    a well informed guess
    it was in an old server (the processor the server had was a P2 233hz + this slot Terminator)
    the above photo (Intel P2 Slot 1 CPU) shows a P2 266mhz in tandem(duel)mount that also came out of identical Server as you can see these P2 266mhz were passively cooled (no fans)
    it made for a very quiet server
     
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    Some awesome hardware here guys :D
     
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    Oldest working motherboard i currently possess is a Gigabyte GA 71 XE4 Socket A Motherboard
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    Hard Drives
    Smallest hard drives are (ScSi from an Apple left 121 mb right 250mb)
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    Seagate ST3144a Hard Drive Capacity 130 mb
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    got a few more hard Drives in the 1 1/2gig to 30 gig range which i will post later

    Back up Solutions
    Even back in the olden days System and file Back up started to be a problem
    what with files becoming to large to span multiple Floppy disks ( 360 kB or 1.2mb 5 1/4" or 720 KB, followed by what became the most common format, 1.44 MB. 3 1/2").
    The solution Back up by Tape Drive (and Restore)

    You Put these
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    (Tapes Capacity varied these are 40mb and 120mb)

    into this Irwin Tape Backup Drive
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    or this Conner Backup Drive
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    or some other compatible brand/manufacturer Tape Drive

    More Nostalgic Hardware (and software) Photo's to follow :roll::toast::toast::toast::toast:
     
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    Pen and Tablet computers
    You Might think that they are The newest and latest advance in Computer Hardware
    so why am i talking Pen and Tablet computers in this thread ?
    Not the Place ? well your be wrong thinking that
    Here is a little Wilki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compaq_Concerto
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    There were three Concerto models, varying in hard disk capacity, and processor speed. All had 4MB of RAM soldered to the motherboard, which was expandable to 20MB using proprietary memory modules.

    There were two processor options: Intel 486SL @ 25MHz, or Intel 486SL @ 33MHz. The 25MHz model was available with either a 120MB or 240MB IDE hard disk drive, and the 33MHz model had a 240MB IDE hard disk drive. Both models had a built in 3.5" 1.44MB floppy disk drive.

    All models shipped with MS-DOS 6.2, with Compaq's unique set of DOS extensions for power management, configuration and model specific help. Windows for PEN Computing Version 1, which was Windows 3.1 with necessary add-ons for pen operation — including handwriting recognition - was also pre-installed.
    This one was the 33Mhz 486sl 240mb hd with 8mb memory
    graphics for this onboard was VGA: 640×480 grayscale
    Colour on external moniter and it from about "1993"
    Does It still work ? (it was still working when i Buried it in the loft Battery is Dodo and I can no longer find the power pack pen batterys are long dead as well)

    Next A Dell Latitude CP1 Laptop Circa 1999
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    and some PMCA Adapter cards
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    :toast::toast::toast:
    More Photo's coming soon
     
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    Very very awesome old hardware Dorset!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I will post my Compaq Intel motherboard and Celeron 667mhz CPU when I get home. It still works but not quite old enough. I am trying to get my grandmothers pentium I 133mhz machine they hardly use. It takes about 2-4 minutes to boot windows 98 LOL
     
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    All this Nostalgic Hardware is Nothing without the Nostalgic Software
    So where do you start
    For me the Earliest Genuine software would be (might have Earlier bootleg software but thats between me and You "Snigger")
    Dos
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    So your Nostalgic Hardware is built and your Nostalgic Operating system is installed
    what is other essential Software are you going to need
    Of Course Anti Virus Software you dont want to become infected from computer Magazine freebe disks or "from the "New fangled INTERNET Thingy
    so you install something like these
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    "Well You got to be Safe and Protected Don't you ?"

    More Photo's comeing Soon:toast::toast::toast:
     
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    Need to identify this

    Hi,

    This is an awsm thread and I think U guys can help me.

    I bought an old server pc on an auction a while back and I want to power it up and see if the old lady still works.

    All I can find on the motherboard is:

    12210565 REV.C / D
    Dual BX pent.II server system M/B

    I still need memory for it before I can do anything, the memory it needs must have 2 gaps, so I think it is SD RAM.

    It still has an old tape drive with tapes.

    Will post some pics if I am allowed.

    What operating system will work on this machine? (Windows 98)?? or must it be a server operating system?

    Where will I find drivers??

    Thanks and sorry if I was not allowed to post here, I just love the old stuff.
     
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    Photo's will get you "in the Club"
    photos may help Some of us to Identify the motherboard and that will help to find out its spec's
    Software wize again that depends on the spec's on Boot and your Preference of O/S
    you looking For Original Spec Software or more modern compatible Software
    ie Type and total Ram
    Some Server Boards would run on normal SD Ram Most "NEED REGISTERED EDO/ECC Ram"
    Number of and Speed of CPU's
    IF it Runs Duel Processors they have to Match
    1 x 233mhz/512/100 + 1 x 233mhz/512/100 (ok)
    1 x 233mhz/512/100 + 1x 266Mhz/512/100 (mismatch not ok)
    as far as i remember they were even supposed to be from the same production batch
    You bought a pair of matched Cpu's Together because if you did'nt and you used different Cpu's from different batches (ie bought at different times / one replaced due to failure Systems Crashed )
    (NT4 and later = multi processor Capable ) win 95/98/Me only recognize 1 CPU only ( and thus use 1 only)
    Linux unix ( i believe will recognize run and utilize more than one CPU).
    Think XP Home also only recognize 1 CPU only ( and thus use 1 only)
    Linux unix ( i believe will recognize run and utilize more than one CPU).
    XP Professional (Multi CPU Capable) (min recomended CPU is 233Mhz)
    so what CPU (s) does this M/B have fitted?
    Our Server Experts might also have more questions for you before we can further help you
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    that's a bit tough to read, but he's right.
    in order to help you, we'll need specs as detailed as you can make them and pictures will help tremendously.
    if you're versed in old hardware like this, you should be able to pull the processors fairly easily. this will help us determine speeds, caches, etc. just make sure you re-seat the processors in the same slot/socket you pulled it from, don't want to mix them up.
    as far as os goes, your best bet for windows would be NT4 or xp pro. linux/unix are great as well, but require a bit of knowledge as you'll probably have to patch the kernel and update the version dependencies to work with old hardware like this. a good start point for linux/unix on this hardware would be DamnSmallLinux(or DSL for short), as it's still being updated and as the name suggests, is a very light distro. last time i checked(it's been a few years), the entire distro fit on a 32MB flash drive.
     
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    I need to ask my dad what he did with my old socket 7 machine I left with him before the army. I think he gave it to his brother.
     
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    Repost from my own thread.
    There you can see a Pentium II Slot 1 400mhz, Windows 98SE, Soundblaster AWE 64 Gold (fully boxed, even with the case badge) and Sonic CD PC.
    The PII CPU has a Foxconn heatsink.
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    how much for sonic CD?:D
     
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    :rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout:
    :cry::cry::cry: "envy"
    My Poor Mans AWE64[​IMG]
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    above another creative card this one is a Creative_VIBRA_128_CT4810 pci

    More Photo's comeing Soon :toast::toast::toast:
     
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    I paid £5 for it about 1 month ago. Ive tried to play it on Windows 7 with the compatibility patch but it doesn't like to go into fullscreen so it will only play in its native res in a tiny windowed mode.
    Not only are retro builds fun to make but the compatibility is sweet.
     
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    Another Selection of Nostalgic Hardware some with appropriate Software
    Lets Start with an assortment of Hard Disks all IDE with capacitys ranging from 1.6gb to 30gb
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    Another IDE Drive Device
    This is The LS120 Super Floppy Drive along with the Software install Disks and some of the Disks it would also read/write to
    They are 720k 1.44mb 2.88mb (not pictured ) and finaly 120mb
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    Now a 12 yr old DVD Rom (Still Working)
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    Here is a IWill SCSI Wide Card with Software
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    Remember the 3DFX Voodoo 3500TV i Got(pictures posted previously).
    Well This is what i replaced/ upgraded to
    A PowerColor AIW9800SE AGP8 (included the Remote wonder Remote Controler)
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    Later on i found a Hercules 3D Prophet 7500 All in Wonder(64mb) Secondhand
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    My Next major Graphics upgrade came with the motherboard upgrade to a PCIE Slot
    (I Hedged my upgrade bet with a Asrock4core Duel sata2 from a Asrock P4i65G)

    Photos of those Mother Boards and more Hardware/software to come later:nutkick::roll::toast::toast:
     
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    All hail the great 4CoreDual!!!

    Ha! Mine first!
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    Well I Just Had to Reply
    as i Said i Upgraded from this
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    You Got to Like the Artwork on those AsRock Mother Board Boxes

    Photos of More Hardware/software to come late
    :slap::toast::roll::toast:
     
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    Cool, you have 1st gen.
    Mine has one less speaker output. :ohwell:
     

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