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    Reminds me of my bedroom :laugh:


    I've got lots of old junk to share with you as soon as my camera turns up :D

    Got a Matrox g450 infront of me right now, dual output version an amazing 16mb of memory!
     
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Yea, he has a ton of "stuff" LOL
     
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    This is something good..
    a toshiba satellite 2595CDT
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    with 6.4GB HDD, 64MB SDRAM, and 400MHz Dixon Celeron which runs pretty fast..
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    and it has a very good set of speakers..
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    I think I can top that. Toshiba T200SX, runs on DOS. Doesn't work anymore, maybe I can get it to work again, have to see. Don't find any information about it whatsoever. Must be from the late 80s/early 90s.

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    Tried to open it up to maybe locate a problem, but apart from the main power cable and the FDD, I don't know what is what in there and what the Hell is that yellow stick thingy :roll:

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    Oh im gonna show you guys something good, I just gotta find it :p. Ill comeback tomorrow ;)
     
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    I've got some great stuff to post too. :D
     
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    I'll throw in a picture of oldie P3 laptop next time I visit my parents (If I forget, someone bump me in the direction of doing that plz). It is an Asus A1000 and it was purchased at around the year 2000 with the following specs:
    Pentium 3 Mobile 700Mhz (100 x 7), 14" 1024x768 monitor, 64MB on board SDRAM PC-100 and a stick of 128MB of PC-100 SDRAM, 10GB HDD, CD-ROM Drive and a 1.44MB Floppy.

    It still runs, despite being with me in the service for four years and having been dropped half-a-dozen times. Last year I bought a 512MB SDRAM SO-DIMM and a Pentium 3 Mobile 1Ghz (100 x 10) on ebay as an upgrade to the maximum possible specs on it before all those parts were gone forever.

    It happily runs Windows XP SP3 (And ran Xubuntu when I used it for my coding in my first year at the University). Except for the CPU and RAM which I swapped out, all other parts are the originals, including the battery (Which still powers it for something like an hour and a bit), the AC-DC brick and even the HDD.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I threw away all my old crap some time ago. A 486 isn't even old enough to be fun. :(

    I was very close to buy a complete ABC 80 the other day though, but the shipping was like yikes!
     
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Yeah too bad we recently got rid of an old Apple Network Server from 1996 (ran IBM's A/UX). The goddamn thing retailed for 11 grand lol.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Now that's a thing I would've kept. :D
     
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    Awesome guys!!! I added AhokZYashA to the list:D

    :rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout:
     
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    Lol I found some info about that old laptop of mine... so it is from 1990. Read on. I have highlighted the highlights :roll:

     
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    Now that was funny!! I love that part, "starts with 1mb of memory and can be upgraded to an impressive 9mb.":laugh::laugh::laugh:

    Dang, unfortunately I do remember them days:twitch:
     
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    Me not really. I was two years old when that laptop came around. I remember playing with it, and a bit older, I could make a new txt file and save that and even access it again. Somehow. But all that C:\ stuff was beyond me :laugh:
     
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    @ MRCL : that was awesome....
    never seen something like that before...

    mine still works and work flawlessly..
    let me post that baby runs win 98, it's performance is can compared to that P3 700/800..

    it's reliable too, i've turn it on for a full week and it keeps on, no restarts, no BSOD...
    that's a cool laptop..
     
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    My father just said that laptop cost 5000 bucks back then. OMG. And I tell you, you just can't kill such ancient hardware! I'm not surprised at all that your lappy still runs. :toast:
     
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    OMG.
    5000 bucks??
    that's something...

    i don't know how much this thing retails back then..
    must keep it safe to the 2050..:rockon:
     
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    Oh how I tried. It weighed about 250 pounds and I couldn't find anyone to help me get it home before my boss had enough of it taking up space.
     
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    First and foremost, I want to give a huge THANKS to LiNKiN for some of the most awesome nostalgic hardware in recent years!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks bro!!!!!!
    You can find other awesome old stuff here!

    Now on to the hardware that LiNKiN sent me!

    First is the Biostar M7MKA ver 1.1 motherboard
    Next is the awesome AMD Athlon 750mhz Slot A CPU
    Now we know that this board is probably one of the first of the AGP motherboards, so as you can see, it has the video card plugged into the AGP port:rockout:
    And just to show off some of the rest of the hardware this awesome TPU member sent me, I figured I would show the Creative sound card, Linksys NIC card, and the USB card!

    And now, with every thing installed, it of course posted without any issues!!!!!!!!!! Fricking awesome!!!!!

    Well, on to some of the pictures of this "old school" hardware!

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    Motherboard with all the goodies installed:rockout:

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    Here is a bit of a distant shot of the system running with the monitor in the background:rockout:

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    Here is the shot of the awesome Athlon 750mhz Slot A processor!!! This is just fricking cool!!!:respect:

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    And finally a shot of the monitor with the temps! The Biostar at that time was running the Award Bios!


    to conclude this post, again, I would really like to give a huge thanks to LiNKiN for some very, very awesome nostalgic hardware to show everyone here on TPU!!!
    :respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect: Thanks bro!!!!


    TPU FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    That PSU must be thinking "dude, is that all you got'" :laugh:
     
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    :laugh::laugh::laugh: Yea that was just to test the motherboard :laugh::laugh::laugh:
    That is an awesome Corsair HX520W that I got here on TPU!!!
     
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    Come on guys, there has to be a bunch more TPU'ers that have some awesome old hardware laying around!!!!

    To update the old stuff LiNKiN sent me, I put together a Windows 98SE system:rockout::rockout::rockout:
    Stuck on Doom, Doom2, Hexen, Heretic, Quake, and Quake 2:p:p:p

    Man, Saturday night I ended up playing Doom 2, and Quake 2 for about 3 hours! Of course the graphics were not very good compared to today's standards, but what a hoot it was to visit some awesome old shoot em up games:rockout::rockout::rockout:
     
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    Idk if you figured it out or not but thats a Voodoo2 12mb.

    I have 3 of those, 2 in SLI.

    Heres some stuffs for yall for now.

    Voodoo5 5500 64MB 4x AGP
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    2 Diamond Voodoo 2 12mb in SLI with cable.
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    What does Nostalgic mean?
     
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