Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by stinger608, Nov 14, 2009.
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Nice nostalgic hardware!!!
(sorry- my "Thanks" button isn't working...)
Awesome ole hardware Da_vid!!!!!! Added you to the original post and I want to thank you for crunching in Stanhemi's name man!!! God bless him and we are all sorry for the loss.
another old crap
Fixed that for you.
A damn VIC20, haven't seen one in at least ten years now.
Amen to that RM!! That is a gem.
My reg'd ram showed but my mobo's AGP slot is dead I think. Might have to snag some kind of crazy PCI card to try...
Damn man, that sucks the AGP slot is dead! Damn it, I don't even have any good PCI video cards anymore........Sure wish I did bro.
Not a big deal will pick up an FX5200 or 6200TC one of these days. No rush from me to find it got enough work getting the big PC running
some nice intact old farts here...
while looking for parts to build my 3dfx system I came across quite a bit of old stuff... one is even a complete system! I think its a Pentium 133 or 166... maybe even 233. I found a couple P2s... 400 and 450mhz, a couple PIIIs, 550 and 800, 3x AMD K6-2 500mhz cpus, a P4 at 2.26ghz, Celeron 600 and Celeron 1400 both s370, some video cards including 3dfx v2 and v3, an mpeg2 hardware card, modems, s478 s370 and slot intel motherboards along with a few hard drives and a 32x cdrom drive.
i'll post pics tomorrow... gotta get some sleep
I have an Atari 1040STe; STe has a built in floppy drive, 2mg ram standard, enhanced joystick ports, blitter for improved graphics, PCM audio via RCA phono sockets. The STe is a complete badass, its a shame no one really programmed for it.
I use an old Philips monitor with my old home computers and some of my consoles, in Europe Philips made a lot of the Commodore monitors and even some of them where rebranded for Acorn computers.
I should post up a pic of that monitor.
I got a voodoo 2 12MB and an old S3 4MB trio64 and the connecting cable here and a PIII slot one CPU 500MHz a celery 500MHz and an PI with MMX 233MHz a celery 1000MHz and another celery 700MHz a couple of 256KB C.O.A.S.T (cache on a stick) :shadedshu I realy don't know why I have them hanging around I'm never going to do anything with them
Retro build is calling you man.
Some 1st gen S478 with Geforce MX400
Look at the blown caps!!
heh... i've used boards with worse caps lol
time for a recap then brandonwh64 easy peasy with a good soldering iron and a steady hand should only take you about 10 mins tops
only one thing stopping me and that's the lack of a mobo to put this shit in
Hell now if just anyone would take the time to write a Proper NF/NF2/NF3/NF5 Driver Package for Vista/7/8 we would be set
Funny you should say that I've a mate who just happened to be running an GA-7N400 Pro2 (rev. 1.x) nVidia nForce2 + MCP mobo and an Athlon XP 3200+ that was running windows 7 x86 fine a little slow but it ran and for GPU he had an AGP 8x HD3650 1GB DDR2 card, 2GB DDR-400, 2 WD 80GB IDE HDD's on the gigaraid in raid0
I do miss the nForce Audio control panel for my Abit NF7-S 2.0. Anyhow... time to start uploading some of those pics.
I also miss the great Soundstorm audio.
OK here goes with the Pics... Gonna warn you ahead of time... not all of these are PC related but still retro none the less. Added a couple "easter eggs" too. You'll know what I mean when you see it.
Here's a few shots of the complete system I was referring to. It still works
I guess you can tell I let one of my female friend's borrow my monitor for a while lol. I guess you could say the monitor itself is part of the Retro collection of mine... Its from 2000. Its a KDS Avitron 19in.. or was it 20-21in... anyhow... its a pretty good monitor still. It can do 1920x1440 @60hz. Its currently set to 1680x1050@85hz though. As for the Win2000, that's on the Pentium MMX system. I can't really get much farther with it though since there's some old security software on the hard drive. No worries though, I plan to load Win98 on it anyway.
Here's the little Pentium MMX humming along, along with its cache on the mobo. First time I used this type cpu was with an old Packard Bell that had an ATI RageII or w/e with 2MB vram onboard. That thing played Team Apache pretty well. (anyone remember that game?). I'm gonna try to overclock the thing a little. I think 266 is the max on this board. If the max is higher, then I'll drop in on of my K6's.
Speaking of K6-2s... I got 3 of the little guys... all 500s. Hmm... now how'd that happen? Sorry its upside down... still readable though
On the topic of AMD CPU's... so far this is the only experience I've had with Bulldozer. Yes, I live in a trailer. No, those guys aren't related to me. Yep, those are some random sized windows. That little door is for the hot water heater.
Back to the MMX system... there's the memory.
Here's an old Analogue Devices sound card in an old ass ISA slot.
leftovers of one of my Pentium II systems...
Here's a couple SiS AGP cards... the first is 4mb, the other 8mb... I played Shogo: MAD with the 8mb... it was a little slow
Here's an old P4 mobo... It was a bit unstable the last time I used it though. Notice the lack of a P4 connector.
Credits from the first Call of Duty... can anyone tell me what famous actor is in these credits? I'll give you a hint... Death Race.
So this one makes a bit more sense to you... SimCity4 is an EA title... now think about the image for a min and you'll get it... If you've played the game they're referring to.
And the last game reference for now... I bet this will bring back some memories
A couple "Lady Pleasers" for ya...
This little guy still comes in handy sometimes
Remember when THIS was a smartphone?
I'd hope you guys would remember this thing...
And to finish off with a lava lamp...
Some great stuff you have there Bruce.
not to try and knock you but werent you ever told not to handle electronics by their contacts?
This may sound strange... but some people don't conduct electricity as much as others. I can touch all over a mobo and nothing happens. Then my friend will just touch it and its dead... this is when I figured this out. I think I heard something like this on Discovery. I've never had a problem with shorting anything or getting to much skin oil on them... but yea its usually not a good idea. But, back then things were built a little tougher.
Edit: fixed a slight grammar issue... in bold
Separate names with a comma.