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  1. Doc41

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    Haven't found that Sinclair yet but i will..... someday, for now that other PC
    AOpen mk73le-v (most of its caps leaked and a corner of the cpu is chipped :shadedshu)
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    and i seem to be attracting old hardware ever since i joined :p, this on i got a few days ago
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Damn Doc!! That sucks that AOpen board is junk. There are a lot of the caps leaking for sure.

    Have you tried to fire that Duron up on anything? I have seen similar chips that have the edge broke and they worked just fine.
     
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    Nice Katmai!
     
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    You got that right, the weird thing is with all that it is working just fine :wtf:
     
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    looks like FIC mobo to me :toast:

    lol i remember that baking tray HDD in da old days
     
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    I fired up that Super motherboard with the PIII last night and damn what a BIOS it has,
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    I mean if a BIOS from 1997 features such a GUI and mouse capabilities why are they doing this just nowadays :wtf:
     
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    retro UEFI bios :D
     
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    Windows 3.1 FTW. :roll:
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I believe that the advanced BIOSes needed huge EEPROMs which were very expensive back in the day. Your average run of the mill EEPROM in the mid 2000s was 4-8 megabits, and the latest UEFI boards typically have 64 megabits to play with.
     
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    My bro's old 7600GT went snack, crackle, pop!
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    and 2 more pics of his old setup:
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    Alright fellow owners of old stuffs, I have a question. I have my old trusty Abit kt7a board and supporting compnants. I need some ideals of what to do with it. I already have one hell of a win xp rig so I don't really need another one. I don't have a win 2k disc or key anymore so thats out the window. I also have a good win 98se rig. It does have a 2400+ cpu (highest it can run) and 1.5 gb of pc133 memory. I am not ready to put the thing out to pasture but I need a good ideal to continue to give it life other then a file server.
     
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    I should make a private offer for it.

    10 bucks.
     
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    The main "old" rig i have got WinME on it and using it for all the old games\software i have [for those moments when you need nostalgia :laugh: ] but that's a good question since now i have 3 or 4 more now and don't know what to do with them other than running winME
     
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    Thats it in a nut shell. I already have a win 98se and a win xp box.
     
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    It works...somewhat...haven't managed to get a full crossfire test going...damn inflexible motherboards...

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    Now...to try and find a way to remove those damn screws without damaging the core...
     
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    HD2600 X2?? :rockout:

    What a coincidence! I found an HD2600XT AGP at the flea market. It's missing the heatsink so I ordered one of those chinese Zalman-look-alike HSF on eBay. Hopefully it'll work. Pics tonight.
     
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    256MB PC100 SDRAM w/ECC. Thought the dual-PCB design was unusual. We're running these in some of our old servers.

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    Great card for...1024x768 screens. :p
     
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    That's pretty awesome!
     

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