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  1. Jstn7477

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    Oh man, I remember those SiS 530 boards. That IGP was practically worthless for anything lol. Used the same chip with mine as well, and the system ended up dying in the early 2000s by the time I knew anything about computers. Had a Matsonic motherboard with integrated LAN and modem risers which was rather cool, but I liked the P3 500MHz/440BX/TNT2 m64 Gateway I got next. I basically had free/hand me down systems until I bought my first HP laptop in 2007.
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    damned i triped on the powercord of my pc and i have to redo all the post .... well long story short mode

    i went in a dump and found a Compaq Armada 1700 in the snow (no way it will work, it was all covered)

    well i managed to get it working pretty flawlessly (with a LiveCD of Damn Small Linux)

    currently struggling to find a HDD caddy for it and a fitting hdd xD (plus the previous owner seems to have bend the caddy connector but nothing fubar)

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    BONUS

    Athlon XP 2200+ (barton if i recall) MSI KT6V400 mb 3D Prophet 9700 (Hercules)
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    I really need to clean that one ... :roll:
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    Titan Majesty V and 256mb DDR ram .. damned i had 2 512mb stick but one died
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    :respect: for sure hercules was knowing how to make awesome cards!
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    ATI MACH64 VT (pci):eek:
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    Adaptec SCSI card
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    And the puppy that goes with
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    Winfast TDH A350 ViVo (gf 5900)
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    P4 1.7ghz/1mb/800mhz HT
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    on a P4P800VM (originaly it comes from a Dell Inspiron 9700)
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    NeoMagic 256v videochip,MB of a Dell laptop (PII) i couldnt throw away so i kept that part and the cpu
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    last but not the least a Audigy 2:rockout:
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    duh i need to find where i did put my bits'n junk box i still have a Cyrix MII some other proc and parts :confused:
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    Took it apart last night and gave it a thorough cleaning and re installed everything correctly and it lives!!! [ although it made me stay up till 4am x_x]
    I also found out that the reset button was stuck on the "on" position probably causing it not to POST, either this was the problem or last time i didn't install the GPU correctly, anyway both of them are fully functional now :toast:
    i guess i'm going to need new cases for both too :ohwell:.
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    do boxes count? i have an ATI XPERT 98 box, but sadly the card inside is a 2MB gfx card >_<
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  7. stinger608

    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Awesome old hardware!!!!
    Added your name to the original post. :rockout:
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    sorry its a missunderstanding i meant : the CPU come from a Dell Inspiron 9700 (the HUGE "gamer" laptop from Dell, i call it like that because ... spec where awesome when it went out and also huge ... did you saw that thing ? i mean IT was REALLY HUGE!!)

    and the P4P800VM was from a desktop SSF from Maxdata i found in the same dump where i found the Armada 1700 xD, i remember i also saw a AIO Acer Veriton (PIII and such) i guess i will fetch it tomorow

    i like giving a new home to little computing boys who where left to certain death by their previous owner ... am i wrong?

    BONUS 2

    Ye ole soundcard (i dont remember model i need to recheck) ISA BUS!
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    HDD IBM 4.2gb
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    ohhh look a Raspberry p... eerrrhmmm a Acer N50 Premium board with a Xscale 520mhz 64mb ram
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    that remind me i have a HP Jornada 540 somewhere ... Hitachi sh3 proc inside (damned nobody tought of the sh4 to do a Pocket pc??? ok ok i know exclusivity to the Dreamcast xD oh i still have one of those ... aside with a Saturne Serie 1 europe)

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    not too dusty
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    seems to be a GF5200
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    Creatix fax modem ??? eh ... i didnt have one ... nice!
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    I HATE WHEN IT HAPPEN! well at last no pin broken or missing
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    P4 2.6ghz/512/533 i guess my P4 2.8/1m/800 HT will not be supported:banghead: (dang and i hoped for a Williamette S423 for my collection....
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    OH YES! 512mb total xD
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    VICTORY:rockout:
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    booting full ... hummm .... 1st comp i find in that dump with a fully functional stats from base
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    YEP FX5200
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    i found the caddy of the Armada1700 but unforunately the previous user did break all the connector pin ... sooo sad:cry: well live CD and usb key all the way so :ohwell:
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    ahahah i didnt think i would find one :D
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    the Acer Veriton i mentioned ... will it work? ahah
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    i found info about the Inspiron 9700 proc
    Pentium 4 HT 2.8E SL79K2.80 GHz 1024 KB 800 MT/s 14× 1.25/1.525 V
    1.25/1.4 V 89 W Socket 478 February 1, 2004 RK80546PG0721M
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    Dell in fact used a Desktop proc in it... :twitch:

    and a lil non oldies bonus they are lookalike its meant to be so, but will anyone recognise the manga used as reference (if you dont like i can remove it) cookie to the 1st one to say Manga serie name and name of the character
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    a lil up

    hand in bits'n grease in the Microstar tower... i guess i swap the FX5200 for my 9700 and the FSP 250w for a 350w psu i have aside, if i recall correctly P4 where performing better than Athlon XP (well my MSI KT6V would be better than the uATX mobo it has but i want to give it a shot for Retrogaming and non 7 compatible games i have:rolleyes:)

    nostalgeek is obviously nostalgic

    :toast:beer for all!
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    Not too hard when you name the picture her own name :roll:

    Miria from Claymore xD

    EDIT: On a side note. From where is the big picture from?


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    welllll yes ... i did forgot to remove name reference in the filename ... shame on me

    correct answer is Fantome Miria but Miria is correct
    grats on Claymore (obviously google'ing Miria give Claymore as 1st result ... DAMNED!)

    here take a beer :toast: im out of cookies atm (didnt had time to bake some :p )

    EDIT: its my Tera character "Kuremoa" Miria was allready taken ... duh ... now i got to find the user and if she doesnt look like it ... i will have to kill him and cancell his account or erase the char... *EVIL LAUGH* MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAARRRHHH!:nutkick:

    Impressive xD the screen was cracked but it did start smoothly on external screen i might eviscerate it and tinker with his innards... fun time incoming !
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    i will post the rest of it when the image host will be operational
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    Beer sounds good :cool:

    Ah, I suspected as much it was Tera. I have to try that game sometime. Ah, so instead you gave your character the anime's/manga's name. xD

    That Acer looks really good! Surely if you want to get that up and running like new you could probably try to fit in some old (my guess 15") panel in there.

    What are the specs on that?
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    :roll:busy seeking a ps2 mouse and keyboard i update when im back from the loot stash...:laugh:

    and indeed Kuremoa is the phonetical translation of Claymore in japanese

    BACK

    PIII Coopermine 600mhz 128mb ram
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    ATI 3D rage pro chipset 440BX
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    i did some little modification 8cm fan on the powerphase and Liquid Metal Pad+heatsink from a SIS AGP card on the Video chip
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    then a Colorado fan (comming from a CPU cooler from a Cyrix MII)above the video chip
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    booting win xp home : ended on a non supported input on the screen:banghead:, i will go for DsLinux instead
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    Damn GreiverBlade, ya got some awesome ole hardware man!!!! :respect::respect::respect:
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    Damn, that Acer Veriton must have been something else in its time.
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    well i like it more in little bits on my torture table ...

    lets resume : PIII 600mhz integrated 3D rage Pro LT 128mb ram (2 slot avaiable so could be upgraded) hummm a 1999-2000 iMac? with more power and less space wasted than the 1998 CRT imac 1st model?

    damn i love non conventional formfactor 90degree Secc1 1 pci and a Riser with 2 slot on it ... unusual plug layout ... non 24pin ATX Slim cdrom powered by the Pata cable, no I/O onboard except VGA and LAN .... all the rest is on separate wired extension.

    weird nice and quite amusing .... a point that Veriton and i, share .... in nomine veritas

    pps: the P4 HT of the Inspiron 9700 is a Prescott and the one in the Microstar tower (funny fact its MSI ... they own the brand Medion in Switzerland) is a Northwood (not the HT one) maybe i can upgrade the bios... who kows:rolleyes:
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    For all the nostalgic hardware all of you have brought to the thread, here is a little awesome nostalgic music done by the original................Old guys!!!!!!

    http://youtu.be/PD-MdiUm1_Y
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    LED ZEP:rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout:

    when i watch Black Dog live on the same channel ....: tears in the eyes... joy tears that is !
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    The 2007 concert they performed at the O2 hall in England was frigging awesome!!!! They flat murdered Kashmir!!!
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    Dug this out on the "dark and obsolete" section of parts where I work. :laugh: This shiny new Voodoo 2 most likely never used! It's still really shiny and nearly dust free. :eek:

    My guess is that it was taken out from some new Gateway computer back then and stored in a anti-static bag inside a small box.

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    Inside the box was still the external male-female VGA cable. :)

    Ahh... I wish I could've gotten one of these back in 1998 when I got my Pentium 166 MMX, which was only equipped with an onboard S3 Trio with 1MB of RAM (later added another MB to be able to do 1024x768 16bit :D)


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    SMEXY (i had one of those xD for Quake 1 xD, wich i found the Original box and CD alongside with Scourge Of Armaggon extension while scavenging for ole hardware in my boxes)

    ohhhh boy i found my last hardware box ... some cpu, old ram, and also 256MB SDR PC100 from Kingston... weehee the Veriton has 256mb now (im writing that post on it xD) /o/

    now i just need to make some place in my HTC One X memory and take some pics
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    Nice, I wish I had two of these back in the day.
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    Lucky! Well how else would a 11 year old kid be able to buy one of the most expensive GPUs back then? lol xD

    I even thought about buying a couple of those and a 233MHz MMX back in about 2003 when I had a few more spare change to revive the old 166 but something changed my mind lol.

    Oh, glad you got that Veriton working! 256MB is not bad! 512MB would be golden but, still good :D

    I would've been happy with just one lol xD
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    Wow, that does look brand new Trigger!!

    Man, I thought you were on the list in the original post but I guess not.
    I added ya man! :respect:
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    Who had one of these. They were a beast in their day, this one is still solid today.

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