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iHardware Shelden

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    iHardware Shelden got a reaction from soldier_ph in Show Yourself [Image]   
    I'm Shelden though
     
     
    Wait why is this thread alive again?
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    iHardware Shelden got a reaction from soldier_ph in Show Yourself [Image]   
    Here's a photo I plan on doing an update with in the coming week(s) B)

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    iHardware Shelden got a reaction from soldier_ph in Show Yourself [Image]   
    Idk if mine was on the original thread or long lost on here but here it is:
    Rockin my Mullet

    I don't know what to say about this one...

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    iHardware Shelden got a reaction from Frankie in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    So yesterday I spent a good part moving my system back into the InWin Q2000 after having 3x120mm fan mounts modded and removing the Hard drive cage for better airflow, so much more quiet now :D


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    iHardware Shelden got a reaction from vile1 in LTT Folding Team's Emergency Response to Covid-19   
    Fired up my computer since I don't use it much these days, i7 3770 and R9 390. Not much by modern standards but better than sitting doing nothing here in the cold Colorado weather!
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    iHardware Shelden got a reaction from LIGISTX in LTT Folding Team's Emergency Response to Covid-19   
    Fired up my computer since I don't use it much these days, i7 3770 and R9 390. Not much by modern standards but better than sitting doing nothing here in the cold Colorado weather!
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    iHardware Shelden got a reaction from Saul Ramirez in LTT Folding Team's Emergency Response to Covid-19   
    Fired up my computer since I don't use it much these days, i7 3770 and R9 390. Not much by modern standards but better than sitting doing nothing here in the cold Colorado weather!
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    iHardware Shelden got a reaction from Oathkeeperspath in LTT Folding Team's Emergency Response to Covid-19   
    Fired up my computer since I don't use it much these days, i7 3770 and R9 390. Not much by modern standards but better than sitting doing nothing here in the cold Colorado weather!
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    iHardware Shelden got a reaction from GOTSpectrum in LTT Folding Team's Emergency Response to Covid-19   
    Fired up my computer since I don't use it much these days, i7 3770 and R9 390. Not much by modern standards but better than sitting doing nothing here in the cold Colorado weather!
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    iHardware Shelden got a reaction from sub68 in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    This is my Lenovo X200 Tablet that I picked up recently, it had a Core 2 Duo, 4gb and no hard drive. I just upgraded it today with a motherboard from the X201 tablet that uses the same layout minus a few screws and got it upgraded to an i7 640LM. I also installed an SSD and will being putting it up to 8GB, it has a new battery as well. Since this tablet was designed when Windows Vista was the current OS it is great to see how much better Windows 10 makes this device especially with the stylus. I currently use this for work and I love it!
     
    Note: There are a few different versions of this device, this one comes with the Walcom display that only works with the stylus. The downside is you don't get a glass display but being a Walcom device the accuracy of the pen/stylus is spot on. Other models have a regular touch screen and there is also non-tablet models as well.  
     


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    iHardware Shelden reacted to Ienien77 in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    I just grab this from my work (from a machine that was to old to be keeped). This is a lenovo thinkstation S20 motherboard. It has a 2 core Xeon in it which i rapidly replace with a Xeon X5690 6core to make myself a NAS. I forget to pick the Thermal sensor so i grab an other one and it worked perfectly.

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    iHardware Shelden reacted to adamto99 in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    Kingston Hyperx DDR2 2GB 1066MHz!!
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    iHardware Shelden got a reaction from Schnoz in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    This is my Lenovo X200 Tablet that I picked up recently, it had a Core 2 Duo, 4gb and no hard drive. I just upgraded it today with a motherboard from the X201 tablet that uses the same layout minus a few screws and got it upgraded to an i7 640LM. I also installed an SSD and will being putting it up to 8GB, it has a new battery as well. Since this tablet was designed when Windows Vista was the current OS it is great to see how much better Windows 10 makes this device especially with the stylus. I currently use this for work and I love it!
     
    Note: There are a few different versions of this device, this one comes with the Walcom display that only works with the stylus. The downside is you don't get a glass display but being a Walcom device the accuracy of the pen/stylus is spot on. Other models have a regular touch screen and there is also non-tablet models as well.  
     


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    iHardware Shelden reacted to Strongit in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    I'm using this old Tecra 740CDT to run some dos games and whatever Windows 98 games will run.  I was a bit surprised with the core speed reported by CPUZ since the specs list it as a Pentium 60.  I got it from the local police service who was throwing it out a couple years ago.  Needs a new floppy drive and I'm trying to source a cardbus USB card that works but other than that it's running pretty good.  4 GB hard drive, 2 GB compact flash I use for transferring files, 144 MB of memory and, believe it or not, the battery actually still works.  I can get around an hour out of it.
     
    The scary part?  I managed to kludge it online with an ethernet card, lightweight browser and a madcatz wireless access point.


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    iHardware Shelden got a reaction from Schnoz in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    ThinkPad gang! I will have to post pictures of my X200 tablet soon  
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    iHardware Shelden reacted to I lost it in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    I have a brand new Commodore 64 everything still sealed. I'll get pics when i get it out.
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    iHardware Shelden reacted to Helly in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    So i've been messing around with my dual p3 some more, thought i'd post some progress here.... if anyone even cares :P.
     
    Been waiting on a PCI sata card, that arrived over a week ago, the card worked fine but it never detects any HDD's, not in any system i have here. tried drives from 36GB up to 1TB. Nothing gets detected. So that card goes RMA, hoping to replace it some time soon.
    While troubleshooting the new card i finally ran into posts about my old card where other ppl had problems with the pc locking up while booting as well. Someone figured out it was silicon image (chipset manufacturer on both sata cards i got now) broke compatibility, with older systems, with a bios update. I happened to have updated the card to the very latest some time ago so i flashed an older confirmed working bios on it.
    At first it didn't work but today i decided to, just to be sure, try all the pci slots the system has. It actually started working (the old card, not the new lol). So i finally got into windows (installed on a PATA drive) with a SATA drive attached and detectable without a crash, yay. I cleared all my old drives from any partitions or data some time ago so it wasn't even initialized. After doing that and formatting.... i got an error, "windows cannot format this drive", or something like that.
    Hoped it was just formatting that was the problem so i formatted the drive in another pc and tried installing windows on it.... that worked up until it had to reboot and actually show a windows logo while booting, it crashed immediately. Not a BSOD or anything... just a black screen.
     
    After inspecting the system more closely i've found a dented capacitor between the bottom 2 PCI slots (those give me the most trouble atm, the sata or lan cards wont work there). This might have happened long ago and be something the previous owner did or it might be something i did. It's just a tiny dent in the top, can this break the capacitor? Anyway, looking the entire system over, i've also found a blown cap above the left CPU. Hopefully that cap is the same as the ones i've already replaced, i ordered some extra's at the time.
     
    So, more soldering in my future i suppose. Just wanted to say i'm still working on the damn thing.... pics are still coming at some point, hopefully. Unless i break this thing, then it's not really worth it, is it?
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    iHardware Shelden got a reaction from Schnoz in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    Would love to see pictures of that system, should keep the banner in your signature  
     

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    iHardware Shelden reacted to tincanalley in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    I'm currently restoring this machine.  It has had 3 lives so far.  It started out as a Zeos 486 33 ISA, then to a Zeos 486 DX100 ISA/VLB and then to a Supermicro socket 7 Overdrive Pentium 200MHz w/MXX ISA/PCI.  It is the last one that is being restored.  The previous boards are in storage and this build allows me to play many games up to around the Quake era.
    1.44 floppy, 1.2 floppy, Kenwood TrueX 72, 2GB SCSI Barracuda Drive (x2), Pentium Overdrive 200MHz, 64MB EDO 60ns ram, Hayes ISA smart modem, Sound Blaster Awe64 ISA PNP, Matrox Millennium PCI, Intel 10/100 Ethernet PCI and Adaptec 2940w SCSI adapter.  It is still running on the original Lite-On 300w AT power supply from 1992.

    I have lots of other old equipment.  I'll have to scrounge up some pics of those.  Have an IBM PS/2 50Z w/MicroMaster 386 board, etc.  Fun stuff.  Also tons of adapters I've kept over the years.

     



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    iHardware Shelden reacted to The Smokin Deist in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    This is not a specific component or part but it is definitely retro. I was a fan of Commodore Amiga computers and I didn't move to Windows until 2007. I didn't get many pictures of my old systems since digital cameras were still in their infancy and were pretty expensive. But I did get a picture of my Amiga 2000 in 1998 in a digital format by getting a Kodak Photo CD when I sent in this roll of film to get developed. (So this picture is a retro artifact on its own.) I was experimenting with using those as one way to get digital pictures onto my computer since my CD-driver software had support for the Kodak disks and format.

    As I stated, this was my Amiga 2000 in 1998. For those familiar with the platform, I had upgraded it with a DKB Megachip 2000/500 board and the 2 MB Agnus--this increased Chip RAM, a shared memory space that the CPU and Custom chips could directly access, from 1MB to 2MB--the max that Amiga hardware could address. You could add Fast RAM, that could be much larger, which was where most of your work was done. I also had the Super Denise upgrade chip that upgraded my graphic chipset from the OCS (Original Chip Set) graphics to the ECS (Enhanced Chip Set) graphics which allowed more native screenmodes and also allowed me to easilly change from NTSC to PAL via software.

    Also added by me was the Kickstart 3.1 ROM. Commodore had some of the OS on a chip--just enough to allow the computer to boot up off of floppy or HD. I was running Workbench 3.1 and later worked my way up to OS 3.9, the last update from the inheritors of Commodore until a recent release from Hyperion of OS 3.1.4--yeah, that version number is kinda screwy.

    Now these chips originally sat in my old A500--the A500 was all self contained with a built-in keyboard and floppy drive. Since it and the A2000 came out at the same time, they shared many of the same parts. The A500 was more of a home/game machine while the A2000 was a classic desktop of the time with room for internal expansion cards. (The A500 was quite upgradable but that is a whole story of its own.) So when I had a second-hand A2000 drop in my lap, the upgrade was well worth it.

    One last shared item was my accelerator, a Supra Turbo 28--a 28MHz 68010 that is as basic of an accelerator as you can get. It suffered from not having a spot for added Fast RAM but it was a big upgrade from the 7.16MHz (NTSC) Morotola 68000. On the A500 it was in an enclosure that plugged onto the side of the computer. If you remove it from its case and set a jumper, you could plug it into the processor slot on the motherboard. The A2000 had the base 68000 CPU soldered onto the mobo, but when you plugged an accelerator into the slot, it took over.

    To run that external SCSI CD-ROM drive, I had an A2091 SCSI card in there that had the capacity for me to add RAM, but I didn't add it to this card since it would have conflicted with a larger 8MB RAM expansion (A2058) I had in there. I did have an Individual Computers Buddha IDE board to run my 2GB internal hard drive--which I had paid too much for earlier when it was installed in my A500.

    That beefy floppy drive is the classic Amiga 1010. That modem was a Supra FAXModem 28.8--a real workhorse modem that I was just a little sad to let go when I upgraded to faster modems. I did do a fair amount of logging into some of the remaining dialup BBS' that were still around. I could also go on to the Internet, but it wasn't until I got my Picasso IV graphics card for my A4000/040 where I could see things in full color. The Monitor was a Commodore 1080, a great monitor that you could use with the Amiga, C-64 (with the Luma/Chroma video cable if you wanted sharper video, but it could do standard composite video), and C-128 (with the Luma/Chroma and 80-column modes). I believe that the monitor is showing output from a DCTV--an external device that displays high-color pictures via a composite video output. It also works as a slow-scan video digitizer. 

    Unfortunately, I no longer have any Amiga hardware. My ultimate dream computer room would not only contain a fast new computer, but I would want to have a retro system or two set up as well. I do have emulation for both the Amiga and the older Commodore 8-bit computers, but there is something about running things on original hardware.

    I still have those speakers though and they still sound decent. That device on top of the modem is an external caller ID display.

    The pic displayed on the screen is still available on what remains of the Aminet archive. Here it is to save you from a long search


     
     
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    iHardware Shelden got a reaction from SPARTAN VI in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    Heck ya! Reminds me of the Apevia one I had
     

     
    Edit: for a while you could still buy them but can't find them for sale anymore  https://www.newegg.com/apevia-iceberg-atx-ib680w-bl/p/N82E16817148028
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    iHardware Shelden got a reaction from Schnoz in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    I got one for a build a did a while back but I don't think it worked with my GTX 280 or something of that nature, this is the system, had the light up RAM cooler and everything  Nvidia 780i 775 board, all the Jazz but it never worked correctly so it got stripped. Would buy one of those power supplies again for another build though.
     



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    iHardware Shelden got a reaction from Schnoz in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    Heck ya! Reminds me of the Apevia one I had
     

     
    Edit: for a while you could still buy them but can't find them for sale anymore  https://www.newegg.com/apevia-iceberg-atx-ib680w-bl/p/N82E16817148028
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    iHardware Shelden got a reaction from SPARTAN VI in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    Love my 840 Pro, didn't the regular 840s have issues with the firmware or something? I remember picking up my 128gb Pro back in 2013 for $111 exactly at Best Buy  
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    iHardware Shelden got a reaction from Schnoz in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    Love my 840 Pro, didn't the regular 840s have issues with the firmware or something? I remember picking up my 128gb Pro back in 2013 for $111 exactly at Best Buy  
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