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by pfrcom
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: What retro related thing have you done recently?
Replies: 45
Views: 10364

Re: What retro related thing have you done recently?

Refurbished recently acquired GA-8IG1000MK, in a sad state with five bulging Rubycon MBZ capacitors around AGP & PCI slots - MBZ regarded on Badcaps.net as one of the best electrolytic caps, sadly no longer available GA8IG1000MK_bef_1of5.jpg Perhaps not too surprising when you see the heat disco...
by pfrcom
Fri May 20, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade - Retro Computing Related
Topic: Voodoo 3500 Nakamichi slotA Super 7 combo's
Replies: 9
Views: 3302

Re: Voodoo 3500 Nakamichi slotA Super 7 combo's

Some boards around 2000-2003 era will do it. Have scsi onboard. Counterproductive, unless you want to boot from a SCSI device, because SCSI BIOS will slow down boot process Better to use simple SCSI controller without on-board BIOS, like first two of these Third can connect both 50 & 68-pin SCS...
by pfrcom
Fri May 20, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: Show off a motherboard from your collection
Replies: 47
Views: 9535

Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Did someone mention Gigabyte GA-6BXS ?

Here's mine, with P3-900 on Iwill Slocket II and 4 of quality Korean PC100 SDRAM
by pfrcom
Wed May 18, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: Show off a motherboard from your collection
Replies: 47
Views: 9535

Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Here's one similar scenario to DFI AK70 above HP Sherwood ZX based board built when manufacturers were scrimping on quality of components and substituting Chinese electrolytic capacitors for proven Japanese ones Yet the board uses expensive tantalum surface-mount capacitors for smaller ones (little ...
by pfrcom
Tue May 17, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: Show off a motherboard from your collection
Replies: 47
Views: 9535

Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Here's one I'm quite proud of - Gigabyte 6VXE7+ rev. 3, with history Back in the day, when ComTrader site & newspaper existed, and motherboards were worth something, I used to offer a BIOS fixing service In fact, still a couple of hits on OCAU forums if I search my phone number, copy-pasted from...
by pfrcom
Tue May 17, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Retro Builds
Topic: IBM Aptiva
Replies: 3
Views: 1310

Re: IBM Aptiva

Washerman wrote:what's the onboard vid like?


Quite adequate for me, not a gamer

Washerman wrote:any plans to add standalone AGP?


Probably not, same reason

Although I'm currently eying off a tiny Socket1155 board I have sitting idle ...
by pfrcom
Mon May 16, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Retro Builds
Topic: IBM Aptiva
Replies: 3
Views: 1310

IBM Aptiva

To complement Shane's For Sale thread ;) , here's my Aptiva retro hot rod

Motherboard replaced with recapped Albatron KM18G Pro using Barton 2800

Quite a squeezy fit, couldn't fit HDD in usual place, had to go beneath ODD - FDD still in standard bracket though
by pfrcom
Mon May 16, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: Show off a motherboard from your collection
Replies: 47
Views: 9535

Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

avalanche wrote:Oh wait you said thoroughbred


pfrcom wrote:factory rated as supporting up to Thoroughbred 2400+


EP-8KTA3L+ supports Thunderbirds as well, but why use a Tbird when you could have a Palomino, and why use a Palo when you could have a Thoroughbred ? :P
by pfrcom
Mon May 16, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: Show off a motherboard from your collection
Replies: 47
Views: 9535

Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Can't agree with big banger DFI, competent brand but nothing special IMO

Speaking of VIA-powered, here's one of my recapped Epox 8KTA3L+ rev 1.00, factory rated as supporting up to Thoroughbred 2400+, on a board using SDRAM :o
by pfrcom
Sun May 15, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: Show off a motherboard from your collection
Replies: 47
Views: 9535

Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

AMD64 retro :o

How about Gigabyte GA-686DLX with dual Celeron 466 using Slockets of questionable pedigree ?

All Panasonic electrolytic capacitors in its VRMs, built to last
by pfrcom
Sat May 14, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: Show off a motherboard from your collection
Replies: 47
Views: 9535

Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

This really belongs in the Show Off Processors section, but not much activity there

Here's my Intel SE440BX2 with Katmai 600 factory hot rod, 2.05v instead of usual 2.0v

Intel boards very picky what they support, no chance of a Slocket'ed Coppermine
by pfrcom
Sat May 14, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: Show off a motherboard from your collection
Replies: 47
Views: 9535

Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

avalanche wrote:Get your bloody boards off the carpet too. :P


:evil: Now you've offended me :lol:

a. It's a woolen carpet, not synthetic

b. They're actually sitting on a folded-up anti-static bag - you can see it peeking out on the left of the K7V Dragon I posted above
by pfrcom
Sat May 14, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: Show off a motherboard from your collection
Replies: 47
Views: 9535

Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Ha flip this smick DFI AK70..........ahoy x4 little Sanyo caps " need one of those " ;) I suspect those Sanyo OSCON polymer capacitors in the VRM output are being crippled by low quality Chinese electrolytic capacitors in the VRM input (the pair near the printer port) Hard to tell from yo...
by pfrcom
Fri May 13, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: Show off a motherboard from your collection
Replies: 47
Views: 9535

Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

avalanche wrote:Haha imitation Soyo Dragon Ultra is no match for this beasty


Imitation ? - Via KT266 begat KT333 begat KT400 ...

May I present MSI K7N420 Pro, another ancestor with prolific nForce family tree
by pfrcom
Thu May 12, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: Show off a motherboard from your collection
Replies: 47
Views: 9535

Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Ha !
I see your GA-7IX and raise you a Soyo K7V Dragon Plus (KT266A, from before Soyo tried the bleached look ;) )
by pfrcom
Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: Show off a motherboard from your collection
Replies: 47
Views: 9535

Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Keeping to the theme of showing off boards from defunct manufacturers, here's my Iwill KV200-R

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by pfrcom
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: What retro related thing have you done recently?
Replies: 45
Views: 10364

Re: What retro related thing have you done recently?

BuuBox wrote:What's the little expansion board next to the back I/O?


That's the Karajan audio module, aka plug-in on-board sound
by pfrcom
Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: What retro related thing have you done recently?
Replies: 45
Views: 10364

Re: What retro related thing have you done recently?

Notice a x8 speed cd drive ? CD drives are both Panasonic SCSIs - CR-508 reader and CW-7503 writer Top one is CW-7503 with x8 write speed As I recall, nomenclature was CD-ROM for a reader, CD-R for a writer, and CD-RW for a re-writer Floppy's a Panasonic as well ;) SCSI adapter is an Asus PCI-SC875...
by pfrcom
Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: What retro related thing have you done recently?
Replies: 45
Views: 10364

Re: What retro related thing have you done recently?

Finally got my all-SCSI garage system sorted This originally used an Asus P2-99B motherboard, which stopped working :( http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?p=17125276#post17125276 Then the 2GB Quantum Atlas mounted on the side turned up its toes as well It's a pain to replace, needing th...
by pfrcom
Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rocking a New 462
Replies: 2
Views: 1333

Re: Rocking a New 462

Nice - Soltek one of the brands I haven't had my hands on, yet

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