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Thanks. I'm slowly working on bringing her back to life. Just trying to chase down some random cpu coolers for that one and a few others. Not much luck there though.

Thanks for adding me sting.
 
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Pops, how many socket A coolers do you need? I have a few (lot) What cpus are you cooling?

I have a metric ton of socket A crap here.
 

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Thanks. I'm slowly working on bringing her back to life. Just trying to chase down some random cpu coolers for that one and a few others. Not much luck there though.

Thanks for adding me sting.
Your welcome Pops.

I have a A7vpro in my win 98se build.


Pops, how many socket A coolers do you need? I have a few (lot) What cpus are you cooling?

I have a metric ton of socket A crap here.

:laugh: He tells the truth man, he has a shit pot full of Socket A parts.
What an awesome era though. Was soooooooo damn much fun!
 
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Yes it was a great era. Socket A's where the creme of the crop back then. I still keep some of the special stuff from that era locked away. :toast: Like for example my first socket a board. My mighty Abit KT7A Raid. That board has been through some stuff and still ticks along. Right now it is running a proc ( Axp 2400+) people back in the day said would never run in it. But me being who I am, I had to try it anyway and succeeded in proving them wrong. It is still running that proc at full speed.
 

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Sound Blaster card by Creative Labs dated 1990:
 

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That thing is OOOOLD !
 
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Just googled the sound card
looks like its a Sound Blaster CT-1320c (Sound Blaster 1.5)
8 bit ISA Card
Looks like a PCI card to me. The slot interface is not long enough for ISA.
 
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Looks like a PCI card to me. The slot interface is not long enough for ISA.
PCI didn't exist until 1993, silly. :nutkick:

The video card is 16bit ISA, the Sound Blaster is 8 bit. The shorter connector provides the extra 8 bits while the longer connector is the main 8 bit connector used by every ISA card.
 
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Makes sense. Having an ISA Sound Blaster, I'd never seen one with the shorter connector on ISA though I really didn't start to get in to computers until the mid 90s.
 
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Yeah, I think all the newer Sound Blasters (SB16 and above) used 16bit ISA. My 2 SB16 cards and an AWE64 were all 16bit ISA. :)
 
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ooo ooo can I join this club please

something I have just hanging round

An Quantum Plus Hardcard II 105XL HDD (100MB)



and this just show how big these were ( vs HP 17" laptop)
 
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Is that an early mechanical HD or some kind of solid state memory solution?
 

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Dorset where else eh? >>> Thats ENGLAND<<<
I'm Old enough to remember Hardcards
ah the (not so) good old days
Back in the Day Nearly all motherboards only had one (1) IDE Connector (for 2 Hard disks only as CD ROM had not been invented/introduced)
the hard card was a way of adding storage space for your computer ie a 3rd hard drive
some came with a drive fitted others required you to add your own hard disk
I could not afford to buy one would have loved to have owned one I had the spare hard drives and as i run my Pc's on an open case policy i used to cold swap/boot hard drives as i needed the programs/date on my spare drives

Wilkie here:respect:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardcard
 
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Is that an early mechanical HD or some kind of solid state memory solution?
Early mechanical HDD it's circa 1990 16bit ISA :D made by Plus Development corp (which later became part of Quantum) and get this it still works although it's a bitch to get running on win 95 or 98 it does work I also have an old Seagate 545MB HDD aswell that also works perfectly aswell noisy as all hell but works none the less (it has win95 osr2 on it to run the Plus Hardcard):shadedshu
 
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TRIDENT TVGA (16-BIT) 8800CS 16-bit ISA 512KB DRAM dated 1989:
http://i.imgur.com/fDQBu.jpg

Sound Blaster card by Creative Labs dated 1990:
http://img.techpowerup.org/120611/SoundBlaster1990.jpg
ooo ooo can I join this club please

something I have just hanging round

An Quantum Plus Hardcard II 105XL HDD (100MB)

https://public.sn2.livefilestore.co...5hC9Wdeh6Jnzrwh8AfkQ7t3kA/DSCF0031.jpg?psid=1

and this just show how big these were ( vs HP 17" laptop)
https://public.sn2.livefilestore.co...i3BW52psIqbSRIWrtPTBYE5fw/DSCF0032.jpg?psid=1

Very awesome video cards BP!!!!!!

Wow, that is a very unique piece of hardware your showing us Athlonite

Adding Athlonite to the original post. :respect::respect::respect:
 
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thanks stinger608 and yes I spose it is, back in the day they were sorta common (if you had a butt load of cash) but now I don't think I've actually seen another one in the flesh so speak for a very long time... I'll see what else I can dig out of the archive pretty sure I might have an old socket 3 or 5 mobo sitting round gathering
 
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Came in at work and looked old.

 
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That looks like an socket 478 mobo from an GX series Dell or an HP maybe
 
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Dorset where else eh? >>> Thats ENGLAND<<<
Probably the trace layout on the board determined the positing of the ram slots i do agree the angle looks odd and i have not seen one with offset ram slots like the above picture

conclusion
" Poor Design/layout"
Says "Compaq" on the motherboard. So it's more likely to be HP (or Compaq).
That explains it all:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
 
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Oh boy! Recapping time!!
Uhm, why are the RAM slots sideways? :wtf: That looks odd...

Says "Compaq" on the motherboard. So it's more likely to be HP (or Compaq).
actually IF it says compaq on it then for it's age it probably is a compaq PC it came out of remember HP didn't buy compaq until only a few years ago

and fun times recapping it I've done a few over the years just make sure you've got a good soldering iron that puts out plenty of heat
 
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actually IF it says compaq on it then for it's age it probably is a compaq PC it came out of remember HP didn't buy compaq until only a few years ago
HP bought Compaq in 2002. Socket 478 was launched in the same year. So I don't know. :)
and fun times recapping it I've done a few over the years just make sure you've got a good soldering iron that puts out plenty of heat
And the right caps. ;) (low/matching ESR and all that)
 
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