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What retro computer activity did you get up to today?

Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by adz, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. badmofo

    badmofo Member

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    Nice work, love a case restore story.

    You probs know this but AT PSUs are still in production - I use Startech branded ones and have never had a problem.
     
  2. baronbaldric

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    Didn't know that! I was thinking about adding a new modular ATX PSU with an AT converter at some point. Not sure what is a better option - brand new AT PSU or an ATX with a AT adapter. Need to do a better research.
     
  3. PsychoticOrc

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    So I've managed to rescue an old 486 from work which had sat in an climate controlled environment for the last twenty or so years. It's running a dx4 at 33mhz with turbo to 15mhz. It's running the original hdd which is 80mb and has a fresh install of dos 6.11. It has a trident tvga 1mb and an awe64 which I've thrown in and connected to a sound canvas sc55.

    Here's a picture of my son playing raptor :)

    [​IMG]
     
  4. baronbaldric

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    This is one of the better looking cases. What is that vertical black strip - another floppy or just a plexiglass plate?
     
  5. PsychoticOrc

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    It's a floppy drive, the one in there was dead and the only one I had on hand was black, I haven't removed the old one as quite frankly I couldn't be bothered
     
  6. shane41

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    Guys I'm facing a rather large US shipping bill. Less than x4 weeks away.
    So at this stage other items added to send to AU will be a less costing.

    So rate per KG $10 approx.
    Power supplies as badmofo mentioned sourced in US.
     
  7. flu!d

    flu!d Never perfect, always genuine

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    I used to run a Gigabyte GA60XET, the only S370 board to have 1/5th and 1/6th PCI/AGP dividers.

    How I wish I still had that that board... :(
     
  8. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Sony did back compat before it was cool. Probably don't see the value anymore. I know where I stand but it hamstrings your future hardware.
     
  10. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Nah. It's all software these days, and Microsoft are doing a bloody great job of making sure old titles can still be enjoyed.

    Sony might have done a good job in the past, but they've dropped the ball bad in the last few years.
     
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  11. baronbaldric

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    Why would anyone listen the Beatles if you have Skrillex??? The Beatles stuff is antiquated, the voice comes from one speaker and the music from another one! Skrillex stuff on the other hand is all nicely compressed, all the frequencies breathe nicely and are in appropriate allotted ranges, duh!
     
  12. Matthew kane

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    Beatles themselves are over-rated just like Skrillex was.
     
  13. Kafoopsy

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    Are you sure you mean Tualatin 1.5? As far as I know, they topped out at 1.4Ghz. My old 1.2Ghz struggled to reach 1.3Ghz, but may well have been held back by the motherboard and adapter. The same board ran my P3 450 at 600Mhz for years on stock voltage and cooler.
     
  14. shane41

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    I do have a: Tualatin Celeron 1.4 on MSI 6163 Slot 1

    Clocks like a mudda fucca :leet: Matthew correct there is a 1.5ghz celeron
     
  15. BuuBox

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    I have one tucked away in storage, all yours if you want to relive the nostalgia. :)

    Will be a couple of weeks before I can access it though.
     
  16. flu!d

    flu!d Never perfect, always genuine

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    Yes please!

    Is it the XET with the blue ZIF socket?
     
  17. flu!d

    flu!d Never perfect, always genuine

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    In the day there were a number of peeps using refrigerated cooling, but even then I can't remember seeing a Tualatin hit 2.4.

    The 1.2Ghz Celeron was an absolute bargain, basically a Pentium !!! without the price tag able to hit 1.5 no problem.
     
  18. BuuBox

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    Yep, universal socket.

    I set it up a few years ago with a P3-S 1.4 and a 9800XT. No ISA meant I didn't really have a use for it.

    Will PM you when I can dig it out. :thumbup:
     
  19. flu!d

    flu!d Never perfect, always genuine

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    Cheers BuuBox!
     
  20. Hater

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    Sick of lugging around my ProBook, I've been looking for a cheap, old MacBook Air as I don't need power or consume media besides some music in headphones while playing in Excel or typing up word docs.

    Instead I've ended up buying a 12" Aluminium PowerBook G4 :D

    1.33Ghz model.

    I'm real excited. In order to make it work-worthy I will need to learn how to individually replace the cells in the battery and buy a stick of 1GB PC2700, but apart from that i'll see how I settle into work life using it.

    Worst case i'll try to source a C2D "BlackBook" or original 10" Air.
     

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