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Today I found these puppies. 4 sticks of 2GB DDR2 1066 5-5-5-15 1.9V - APOGEE - AU2G732-1G6H001

I don't know it they are any good but what the heck, they look awesome! :D
Some one in their marketing team he were Greek, both last sigma letter this is from Greek alphabet , even so I have never seen that brand before.
 
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Nice! Replace the 2032 cmos battery ASAP.
I actually removed the CMOS battery for the time being as I will replace the coin holder as well with a more firm one (I am not a fan of these type of holders)

Anyways - found some neat laptop SATA DVD drives - one is an iMac/Apple branded Optiarc AD-5690H which works fine, but its main caveat is, you guessed it - no eject switch, which means Windows/Linux soft eject.

The other is a Hitachi-LG GT31N. That one is neat as it very closely resembles a desktop drive audible wise. Had a bad laser, fixed by transplanting a working laser from a dead GT30N (failed attempt at making a HDD caddy a few years ago)
 
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Speaking of laptop drives, I need an external case myself as I got a bluray drive but it's too thick for my Thinkpad, dammit.
 
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Speaking of laptop drives, I need an external case myself as I got a bluray drive but it's too thick for my Thinkpad, dammit.
I think Hitachi-LG did one at a point but I haven't seen many. If you do find one, IIRC the drive is pretty much swappable, so you just pop off the faceplate, remove the drive, basically move everything off the old DVD drive onto your bluray drive and there you go, cheap external bluray drive ready to be used.
 

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Dorset where else eh? >>> Thats ENGLAND<<<
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Yeah, I already checked and I'll go with an USB3.0 one
Out of curiosity, why USB 3.0? No optical media can saturate the USB 2.0 bus let alone 3.0. They only reason I could see is if you're worried about power delivery, which USB 3.0 has plenty of compared to 2.0's 900mA.
 
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Out of curiosity, why USB 3.0? No optical media can saturate the USB 2.0 bus let alone 3.0. They only reason I could see is if you're worried about power delivery, which USB 3.0 has plenty of compared to 2.0's 900mA.
Exactly, I want it to be usable with just one cable. :toast:
 
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Might as well post it. Packard Bell GX-M-110FR, aka Gateway P-7811FX. It's the 9800M GTS 512MB version, has 4GB of DDR3, as well as a 320GB Hitachi HDD.
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Currently installing Windows 10 1909 just to see how it runs.
 
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Might as well post it. Packard Bell GX-M-110FR, aka Gateway P-7811FX. It's the 9800M GTS 512MB version, has 4GB of DDR3, as well as a 320GB Hitachi HDD.
View attachment 169197

Currently installing Windows 10 1909 just to see how it runs.
It should run well. Windows 10 run well on even on tablets, so that laptop will have no issues running it at all.
 
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Yet there actually are a few driver issues - the Conexant audio chip only works through M$' default "High Definition Audio Driver", the touchpad driver will not scroll at all (Synaptics is what it installed) and I think there isn't any support for the o2micro SD reader.

Will try 8.1 to see if I have more luck since it at least works a bit better with older 7 drivers.
 
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Yet there actually are a few driver issues - the Conexant audio chip only works through M$' default "High Definition Audio Driver", the touchpad driver will not scroll at all (Synaptics is what it installed) and I think there isn't any support for the o2micro SD reader.

Will try 8.1 to see if I have more luck since it at least works a bit better with older 7 drivers.
Windows 10 will accept Windows Vista/7 drivers. Give them a try, you've got nothing to loose.
 
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Might as well post it. Packard Bell GX-M-110FR, aka Gateway P-7811FX. It's the 9800M GTS 512MB version, has 4GB of DDR3, as well as a 320GB Hitachi HDD.
View attachment 169197

Currently installing Windows 10 1909 just to see how it runs.
after years it looks still pretty good
 
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It's time for an LGR Voodoo unboxing thing!!
We will need Virtual Reality 3D demo for actual benchmarks :D
I has own the Voodoo3 3000, it was a more popular choice due pricing, for us 3D world explorers.
 

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I has own the Voodoo3 3000, it was a more popular choice due pricing, for us 3D world explorers.
I bought the 3DFX 3500tv because of the TV tuner was built in and it was better than the crap pci add on cards
saved a slot for other cards :)
Still got mine in original packaging (was / is fully working + and a home burnt CD of the hacked win XP Drivers/utilitys) safely stored in a dark dry place

Just checked Ebay one with no Box or Drivers Disk ... on sale for £199 or offers
 
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I bought the 3DFX 3500tv because of the TV tuner was built in and it was better than the crap pci add on cards
saved a slot for other cards :)
Still got mine in original packaging (was / is fully working + and a home burnt CD of the hacked win XP Drivers/utilitys) safely stored in a dark dry place
My Voodoo purchase was made 23 years ago, all that I do still remember this is my next step up at 2002 which was the Radeon 9600 Pro.
Back then I had a personal page hosted at Geocities server (20 years ago) .
I still have few small pictures which I did use as decoration at my personal PC hardware related page.

Here are some of my memories from INTEL and a Slot-1 quality cooling block, brand ALPHA (Made in japan).
At 1997 I did not have a digital camera. :)

Back then we was making all modifications by our own bare hands.
 

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Tried that as well, same results.
Keep in mind you have to disable driver signing enforcement as many of those older drivers were not digitally signed. Also, you have to tell Windows what driver to use, simply telling it what folder to look in will often fail for older systems/hardware. Effectively, you have to force Windows to use the driver you select. Windows 10 drivers are a pain in the nadds these days.
 
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Keep in mind you have to disable driver signing enforcement as many of those older drivers were not digitally signed. Also, you have to tell Windows what driver to use, simply telling it what folder to look in will often fail for older systems/hardware. Effectively, you have to force Windows to use the driver you select. Windows 10 drivers are a pain in the nadds these days.
Conexants audio driver will flat out refuse to play any sound and touchpad won't activate scroll at all. And that is by using signed drivers, both types. Microsoft knows this and they did nothing else than saying to revert to the generic HD audio driver. As for the mouse, it simply won't scroll although it will sense I placed my finger in the scroll region.
 
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Hi everybody, first time poster :peace: Glad I found this thread and the fantastic community within! I've read all the 395 pages and witnessed some amazing hardware - and people - on these very pages :respect:

Anyway, a bit late to the party, but here's my current "retro" rig built about five years ago. I didn't go for the bling with this one. Just wanted a Windows XP PC which could also be used for most everyday tasks in a pinch:

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Now, would anybody care to identify the components before I list them? :D
 
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Let me try a guess:
Geforce 6800GT (or anything from 5900 series and up), or Radeon
AM2NF3-VSTA (which is pretty obvious)
Antec(?) case
no idea on the sound card but I've seen it in some stock photos
CPU is either some higher end Athlon 64 x2 or possibly a Phenom (I have some doubt of the latter tho, but it's not impossible)
2 or 4GB RAM
Seasonic PSU (around 430W?)
Western Digital Velociraptor (74GB probably)
probably a SSD
 
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love that thermalright Northbridge cooler and the zalman vf900 gpu cooler
 
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