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Pics are old, but i still have this system and it still runs perfectly.
Here we have a 1982 IBM 5150 Personal Computer.
It has two 5.25 floppy drives(standard was one, the second was an option you paid extra for; I still have a few hundred programs and data diskettes), a monster 63.5W PSU, 256K of RAM(again, optional. standard was 64K. what's interesting is it's integrated onto the motherboard, not removable) and an Intel 8088 processor at a whopping 4.77 MHz. Notice the AMD chips in the last two pics!

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This has been RM with your 1982 flashback.

Sweet nostalgia there.
 
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Oh man, to think I almost bought one of those for my AXP, but held back, because it just looked like a cheap chinese knock-off. That cooler still looks weak to me. :ohwell:
Promise you'll tell us how well it clocks. :D
Btw, guys, what do you think would be a good price for a used (but like new, all accessories included) Sapphire HD2600x2 1GB?
I want it as a collectible (or to use as a DX9 retro-rig...if I manage to find a used P35 board at a good price).
Euros, dollars...doesn't matter, I'll convert it. :)
 

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Oh man, to think I almost bought one of those for my AXP, but held back, because it just looked like a cheap chinese knock-off. That cooler still looks weak to me. :ohwell:
Promise you'll tell us how well it clocks. :D
Btw, guys, what do you think would be a good price for a used (but like new, all accessories included) Sapphire HD2600x2 1GB?
I want it as a collectible (or to use as a DX9 retro-rig...if I manage to find a used P35 board at a good price).
Euros, dollars...doesn't matter, I'll convert it. :)
considering how rare they are, i'd wager a guess that they're still about $200 USD.
in fact, the only 2600x2 i could find was a visiontek, and the seller wants $460 for it:eek:
 
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I know it's rare, but I can't find any info on it, or another card for sale...hence my question.
Well, the one I found has one of the heatsink screws with the head all messed up (and it's the only one I can see). The guy was sloppy enough to show that on a pic, so I'm going to clear that out, before I make a move.
It doesn't count as "original state" if the heatsinks were already removed once or twice. :\
 
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You can also use the fact that you can get alot better card for cheaper. Just don't mention you want it for a collection as he probably won't budge on the price.


You can get a 4870 x2 off of fleabay for around $150.
 

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You can also use the fact that you can get alot better card for cheaper. Just don't mention you want it for a collection as he probably won't budge on the price.


You can get a 4870 x2 off of fleabay for around $150.
NewEgg has a 4870X2 for $159 (refurb with a 1 yr extended warranty)

@JP any pics of that card you're looking for? I did a search and couldn't find any:eek:
 
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You can also use the fact that you can get alot better card for cheaper. Just don't mention you want it for a collection as he probably won't budge on the price.
Yeah, I'm going to go with "Well, it's an old card, and I only really wanted it so I could bring my old heap of junk into life. I'm going to crossfire it with my current 2600XT." :p
@JP any pics of that card you're looking for? I did a search and couldn't find any:eek:

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Wow JP, I will keep my eye out if I ever run across one.
 
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heh
It's not a performer...wasn't meant to be when it was launched (sorta)...but it is as rare as a Bugatti Type 57.
 
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Sweet if you can get ahold of it.
 
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Sweet if you can get ahold of it.
If I'm successful, it won't take long. ;) I've got it. :D
Here's a PowerColor ATi Radeon 9600 PRO 128MB, in the meantime. :)

 
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Sorry for double posting, but this is a small update.
I already have the HD 2600 X2 (I edited the reply above), but have lacked the time to take pics. I'll take some once I can. (Freakin' thing is HUGE! :eek:...for a dual 2600 anyway...:laugh:)
Bad part is that I lack a board to test it. My 4CoreDual-SATA2 won't do the job, unfortunately. :(
 
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I am completely aware of that, but the PLX chip wasn't really made to run on a x4 slot.
 
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Send it this way I can test it for you. LOL
 
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The shipping cost is the same as a used board with a proper PCI-e slot. ;)
 

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I am completely aware of that, but the PLX chip wasn't really made to run on a x4 slot.
The shipping cost is the same as a used board with a proper PCI-e slot. ;)
have you even tried it in your board?
i doubt two 2600XT chips will even utilize all the bandwidth a x4 slot runs.
 
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have you even tried it in your board?
i doubt two 2600XT chips will even utilize all the bandwidth a x4 slot runs.
It's more likely that the card doesn't play well with the PT880 chipset. The 4CoreDual-xxxx boards were picky with what they worked with for PCI-E. I had to get a third-party BIOS for my 4CoreDual-VSTA for a 4850 to work on it.
 
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It's more likely that the card doesn't play well with the PT880 chipset. The 4CoreDual-xxxx boards were picky with what they worked with for PCI-E. I had to get a third-party BIOS for my 4CoreDual-VSTA for a 4850 to work on it.
Yeah, that and the PLX chip used is a PEX 8548 which, in dual-graphics configuration, requires a x16 slot to operate properly. You can read about it here.
 
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Yeah, that and the PLX chip used is a PEX 8548 which, in dual-graphics configuration, requires a x16 slot to operate properly. You can read about it here.
That was a fun read. However there is nothing in that brief that says that it has to have a x16 link to the chipset. I think you are misunderstanding what it says.
 

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That was a fun read. However there is nothing in that brief that says that it has to have a x16 link to the chipset. I think you are misunderstanding what it says.
yea, it was my understanding that PLX bridges double the bandwidth of the lane it's connected to, not split it into two individual lanes. i could be completely wrong though, lol.:roll:
EDIT: for example, connecting a PLX bridge to a x8 lane would create two x8 lanes, not two x4 lanes. like i said though, i could be completely wrong.
 
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yea, it was my understanding that PLX bridges double the bandwidth of the lane it's connected to, not split it into two individual lanes. i could be completely wrong though, lol.:roll:
EDIT: for example, connecting a PLX bridge to a x8 lane would create two x8 lanes, not two x4 lanes. like i said though, i could be completely wrong.
With a switch you can have x8 coming in to the switch and branch out into two x8 links. But they will share the x8 connection to the chipset.
 

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With a switch you can have x8 coming in to the switch and branch out into two x8 links. But they will share the x8 connection to the chipset.
right, but what i was trying to say is it doesn't just halve the lane and give half to each device connected to it.

EDIT: JP, it would probably be easiest to just pop it in and see if it works rather than going through all of this. it may not get good performance, but then again 2600XTs were never really high-performance to begin with.
 
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right, but what i was trying to say is it doesn't just halve the lane and give half to each device connected to it.
Right. With that 2600x2, each GPU would get x16 to the switch then share the x4 to the PT880 (if it worked).

A channel switch however does split links.