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    Most 16-bit vga cards work on a 5160? I thought...

    Most 16-bit vga cards work on a 5160? I thought relatively few cards were compatible.
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    Yeah, if you have almost $300 to drop...

    Yeah, if you have almost $300 to drop...
  3. Thread: PC2086 advice

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    Will a 286 even fit in a socket designed for an...

    Will a 286 even fit in a socket designed for an 8086 or V30?
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    Silly question: is it better to clip that sucker,...

    Silly question: is it better to clip that sucker, or desolder it? I don't have a soldering gun these days. Come to think of it, I might not even have wire cutters... :(
  5. 8 bit or 16 bit?

    8 bit or 16 bit?
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    I'll give that a try and let you know what...

    I'll give that a try and let you know what happens. It would be nice to get this puppy running, but even if all I can salvage are the 2 floppy drives, the Six Pack card, and the Hard Card should make...
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    I tried powering it up last night with just the...

    I tried powering it up last night with just the video card to start. Heard a small "pop" and saw a teeny bit of smoke. A capacitor blew. Not a big explosion, but there ya go. It was marked C2, right...
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    Compaq Deskpro (original 8086)_questions.

    Last fall I picked up an original Deskpro at a local computer recycling center, the system unit only. They warned me they thought some of the capacitors had blown in the power supply, but I planned...
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    I had that mouse, many moons ago. I miss it now....

    I had that mouse, many moons ago. I miss it now. :(
  10. Oh look, Kermit! Nice. :)

    Oh look, Kermit! Nice. :)
  11. Has anyone tried the Monotech EternalCRT...

    Has anyone tried the Monotech EternalCRT converter? Made by the same guy who built the NuXT motherboard. ...
  12. I just now checked the site...

    I just now checked the site (https://monotech.fwscart.com/Main_Products/cat6083515_4522226.aspx) and it seems to be working fine.

    It looks to be a nice board, but way too expensive for me... :(
  13. Really? I thought the original Portable ran at 65...

    Really? I thought the original Portable ran at 65 watts, like a PC, since it was designed to be a one or two floppy system.

    Does the Portable Plus have a more powerful P/S? I've obviously never...
  14. Quite a few years ago I purchased an IBM Portable...

    Quite a few years ago I purchased an IBM Portable on eBay, only to discover someone has replaced the motherboard with a BabyAT 286 board. I eventually replaced that with an extra XT motherboard I had...
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    The goal is mostly to simulate a fast 486...

    The goal is mostly to simulate a fast 486 environment until I can find a 486 system or motherboard I can afford.

    The mainboard I had at the time came from CompUSA. I had a choice between getting a...
  16. Thread: Pentium area (2)

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    I may have been conflating socket 370 with socket...

    I may have been conflating socket 370 with socket 3.... ;)
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    It sounds like a 75Mz or 90Mz would qualify as a...

    It sounds like a 75Mz or 90Mz would qualify as a fast 486, then; perhaps like the the 5x86 133Mz that RadRacer203 mentioned...
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    Thanks for the link. It's been a long time...

    Thanks for the link.

    It's been a long time since I studied Pentiums in detail. Would L2 cache be the motherboard cache in the older systems?
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    I've seen Kaypro system disks for sale on eBay...

    I've seen Kaypro system disks for sale on eBay pretty regularly.
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    fast 486 vs. older Pentium

    Still don't have a working 486 system in my collection, and have noticed that 486 motherboards on eBay have become ridiculously high-priced; I'm guessing because of the retro gaming craze. Apparently...
  21. Thread: Pentium area (2)

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    Up to PIII sounds reasonable to me.There's a lot...

    Up to PIII sounds reasonable to me.There's a lot of socket 370 systems with 5-pin DIN keyboard connectors out there, with PIII cpus in them.
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    In certain ways I preferred Fido-net. The star...

    In certain ways I preferred Fido-net. The star topology made it easy to lock out trolls from the local net. It's amazing what you could accomplish on a BBS without a GUI. About the time I got out of...
  23. Just to be clear. the Gotek with flashfloppy...

    Just to be clear. the Gotek with flashfloppy supports the .img format, yes? That seems the most popular format I've run into so far on the web.

    Thanks!
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    Yeah, but what are the final auction-winning...

    Yeah, but what are the final auction-winning prices? A lot of those units never sell and are put up for a new auction automatically.
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    Poll: I remember a lot of 640Kb ram 286 systems back...

    I remember a lot of 640Kb ram 286 systems back then. Memory was still very expensive and 640K was more than enough, right?
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