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Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by Cannula, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. Kafoopsy

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    The Cyrix MediaGX cpu has video built in. That board is a MediaGX board, while the socket is physically a socket 7, a standard Pentium or K6-2 would not work in it.

    Edit: Unless he has tried to put a Cyrix MediaGX cpu in a standard socket 7 board. That wouldn't work either.
     
  2. shaneb74

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    Thanks for not bidding against me, I like the case regardless if the voodoo 2's don't work, so the midi tower I have my p133 in will go into it as the case it's in has no cover. Worst case I've spent $15 on a decent midi case that I can put working parts in :)

    Cheers,
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  3. cavanor

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    GoG.com is having their Autumn Sale :)
     
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    I have a 5 x spare P3 1000Mhz Socket 370's CPU's here if anyone in Adelaide is after some.
     
  6. shaneb74

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    Ok picked it up, doesn't look like it has any video out at all, no on-board that I could see, no port on the motherboard for a vga connector. The 2 3dfx cards are Diamond Monster 3D II 12 meg cards, look in great condition chances are and I'm hopeful that they are perfectly fine. Pretty happy for $15 :)

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  7. gambo

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    Great purchase! :thumbup: chances are they will work fine. fingers crossed
     
  8. pfrcom

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    If it's the same as here ...

    http://www.blackknightpinball.com/rfm/Motherboard-it-596-gxm.pdf

    ... shows a VGA/Audio connector and what looks like a proprietary header cable

    Maybe a VGA header cable from an AT board with on-board VGA will work on some of that connector's pins - the few I've had through my hands seemed to be interchangeable
     
  9. shaneb74

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    Yeah I remember seeing a header there but for some reason I seem to think it didn't list VGA on it, I'll check again when I get home. Either way it has a dead PSU.

    On the upside the 2 12 meg Voodoo 2 cards appear to be in perfect working order. The only problem is unless I move up to an ATX machine I don't seem to have a socket 7 board that I can fit the two cards in lol all my boards have the CPU placed directly in front of the PCI slots. At least one of them though a single card fits missing the p200mmx heatsink by about 5mm :)

    Now to get a passthrough cable so I can use it without swapping the monitor cable over everytime it uses the voodoo 2. Wish I had kept my original voodoo 1 card and cable but that went missing probably 15 or so years ago lol

    EDIT: Checked the motherboard and yep it does have the vga/audio header there, it's a slightly different version as it has 3 ISA slots but it's the same.

    Cheers,
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  10. shaneb74

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    Kinda retro and bargain, picked up one of these, it says flash sale ending today but I actually bought it on Monday and it still is the same price, it's a VGA splitter but works perfectly as a vga passthrough cable for $5.44;

    http://www.dicksmith.com.au/computer-accessories/dse-adaptor-vga-y-dsau-xh4242

    Tested it last night and must say I'm impressed with the quality of the signal, I remember back when I had a voodoo 1 I wasn't that happy with the loss of quality with the passthrough.

    Cheers,
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    His dreamin, it looks like it is mostly empty cases and a handful of stuff. I doubt its worth more then $50 for the lot.
     
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