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Page 4 plox
woot shitty page king
I demand boxes so I may make a crown
also found the sixth disk of 3.1, but none of the others.
Huzzah fixed the Amiga 500! Just needed a cleaning . Considering setting up a live stream for some of the games such as Indiana Jones so we can get people playing the real thing (sort of)
I'm sure Toronto is up there, as would be Calgary.
My current place is the smallest house on the whole block. Just to be able to afford rent to live in HALF the house costs us (two roommates) each $533 a month. If I was living alone, that's $1600 a month I'm paying for a shithole.
Halifax has it fucking made. You get a house the size of a North Van mansion for $250000.
Edit: shit. I got ninja'd by almost a full hour.
Ah, that really does suck. Are you in college now, or at a job that tethers you to Vancouver? Cause if not, I'd try to get as far away as possible and find some reasonable prices.
Random fact: The 1400 MHz PIII-S Tualatin core wasn't matched in performance until the Pentium 4 reached 1700 MHz. A dual PIII-S Tualatin workstation at 1400 MHz and DDR RAM could keep pace with a Pentium 4 2.8 GHz in threaded applications. I have such a machine (it cost me a pretty penny back in 2002 when I bought it. I think the board was $400 and both CPUs were $350 each) It still runs like a champ all these years later.
You can guess why they stopped making hard drives like that though. The rolling up and reeling out that thin metal ribbon eventually fatigued the metal to the point of breaking and rendered the drive useless. Since the ribbon was a precise length, replacing it was pretty much impossible.
Major minecraft incompatibility.
p.s. i played Blood on my old pc i mentioned, also, windows ME fuck yeah
I think the ultimate P3 machine was with the i840 chipset with dual Tualatin CPUs, RAMBUS and AGP 4x. It was the pinnacle of Pentium 3 power. Unfortunately, a setup like that was very rare, and is almost impossible to find today.
RAMBUS by all accounts was AWFUL.
It still is awful. It will always remain AWFUL.
Even the company itself is ass. The only reason they still exist is because they constantly sue everyone and demand royalties for technologies they never really actually made.
It has small niche applications, but most of the time it is terrible.
What the hell did they think when designing it?
Weren't they smart enough to make a chipset that auto detects what slot is populated and what slot that isn't??
Gah... I wish i had an Amiga and C64... but i can't and probably never will have one. And after i get one of them, how i will get any soft for it? Yeah, i use emulators but that's like licking a lollipop thru a wrapper. Yeah, i am only 14 years old (gonna be 15 this year) but they attract me for some strange reason...
Maaan. I wish I had cool old stuff like this. The only relatively cool thing I have is a Pentium Pro
and a parallel switcher thingamabob.
Not sure if you can do the same on a C64, though I remember someone sending stuff to an Apple 2 with only a few commands typed into it.
I don't know if some of these count by your guys standards, but I've got a PowerBook G3 with Mac OS 9 & 10.2, an old laptop that had DOS on it, battery on it's dead though :smith:, and a Dell desktop from 1999 with Windows 98.
Break out the AppleTalk cables because tonight we are playing multiplayer SpaceTrek and MazeWars. :pcgaming:
I have been notified that some more gear might be flowing into our shop today af a particular age stating no later than the early 80's.
This 'gun be good.
Your best chance of finding one at a reasonable price is searching thrift stores, old computer parts stores and junk yards.
That's a nice Mac XL with a widget drive.
Lisa's normally were sold with that yellowed color similar to the Macintosh.
Also, the XL was a "converted" Lisa in that it had the video ROM swapped so it displayed square pixels (!!!) and came with a disk that acted like the Amiga 1000 Kickstart floppy and allowed you to then boot into MacOS instead of LisaOS. With the Widget drive however that process of bootstrapping becomes automatic so effectively the Lisa becomes a Macintosh with 1mb ram and a 5 or 10mb hard drive.
$1000 though seems a bit much but hey, some fanboy is totally going to cream their pants over that.
I paid $150 for mine but it needed serious TLC to get working again. (leaking battery ate up traces that I had to recreate them using schematics and wire wrap, the video was dead, the floppy was jammed, and the panels were painted black)
Also, the notice I got didn't lie. Around lunchtime we had a dropoff from another computer shop that recently closed and they left us their display items.
We got boxes of 9-track tape, four different disk packs (the largest being 30mb in size), a random board, and some Z80-based computer that we have yet to figure out what the hell it is. It looks like S-100 but it's not.
There are some timesMost of the time I'm shitting my pants worrying if they will lay me off because my sales are shit but the rest of the time I'm swimming in fucking awesome gear. I never thought that I would end up selling refurbished Apple II computers for a living.
I've got an socket 462 Athlon from 1999 at a speed around ~1GHz, with a Zalman cooler. Would anyone be interested in that, and maybe a GeForce 4? They should be working, but I can't test the Athlon. I know this isn't really "retro", but well, it's spare parts, and I don't think anyone outside this thread could make a use of either.
Recycling source landed me two more scores today.
Bad news first:
There was a 600mb Digital RA82 fixed disk drive I spotted today that was not for sale. The ecycler has a strict data destruction policy where all drives that come must run through DBAN. If thy are not compatible with the DBAN system, they are destroyed.
Anyways, the good news was that I found the systems it went with.
First was a PDP-11/23-turned-MicroVAX 4000-minicomputer.
Nothing overly special. It's just a symbiote VAX that took up residence in an old PDP-11/23 which in the first place was a pretty cheap system.
Cool thing is that it has 64mb ram (someone had deep pockets) and a SCSI card.
The real gold was finding the beast: a PDP-11/84.
Now THAT's more like it. It's not one of the "classic" systems with the colorful front panels with switches and lights but it IS a PDP.
The fun thing was that they were so complex at the time, even the CPU could not be made into one chip as the technology to do so did not yet exist. Instead they made two separate chips, then put them on ANOTHER chip which they then called the CPU.
My system also requires a key to start. I had one as a doodad but it was misplaced when I moved. It's probably boxed somewhere. Anyways, I had to use pliers to manually power the system on.
Status 1! It works!
There were also a few other boards that were not in it but I can put in there if I prefer. One of this is the optional Floating Point processor. Again, it's divided over several chips.
In this case, sixteen with the rest of the chips on the board being the glue logic that linked the chips to the Unibus backplane.
In modern times, this is integrated into both the CPU and GPU.
The whole thing like the other box can be used from a serial port which is accessible and configured on the back of both systems. I have to find a serial cable that will work but shit this thing is awesome.
Is there anywhere I can get a badass old computer?