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  1. Thanks for the information. I'll watch out for...

    Thanks for the information. I'll watch out for Katmai era boards.
  2. I also once had a used Gigabyte GA-6BXC Slot 1...

    I also once had a used Gigabyte GA-6BXC Slot 1 440BX board in my collection. It was a good working board if I remember right, but one or two caps were swelled up but not leaking. It was a 1998 board....
  3. I once bought a Super Socket 7 Tyan Trinity ATX...

    I once bought a Super Socket 7 Tyan Trinity ATX motherboard which I believe had a VIA chipset. One of it's caps bulged out on the first power on, but did not leak or affect the boards' stability as...
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    How about if when I mount the laptop HDDs in a...

    How about if when I mount the laptop HDDs in a desktop? That's my plan.
  5. Were cooler running systems better off during the capacitor plague era?

    Were systems configured with higher TDP CPUs more prone to bad caps than cooler running CPU based systems? Take a 43W PII 300MHz Klamath core vs a 16.8W 266MHz Deschutes model, for example.

    Also,...
  6. In my experience I've actually seen far more...

    In my experience I've actually seen far more faulty Pentium 1 machines back in the early 2010's than newer systems like these! The local tech shop I used to volunteer at stopped recycling old...
  7. I thought the capacitor plague was mainly...

    I thought the capacitor plague was mainly 1999-2000 era stuff. It was still common for me to find working PII systems in the early 2010's, so I know they can still have a decent lifespan.

    Actually...
  8. "Designed for Windows 95" case badge

    Looking for at least 2 stickers to show off my favorite retro OS besides XP. :)
  9. You're taking it literally my friend. I'm wanting...

    You're taking it literally my friend. I'm wanting to build a completely new PC from brand new unopened unused parts so I have a system that can outlive all the existing used PC's out there. It's...
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    hard drives and earthquakes

    Are laptop hard drives safer vs desktop hard drives vs the vibration caused by earthquakes? Thanks.
  11. Wanted: Brand new unopened Pentium II 400MHz or 450MHz boxed CPU

    I'm wanting to build a 100% new retro PC. Anybody have any unused PII's for sale? For $150 or less? Thanks!
  12. Sold!

    Sold!
  13. Vintage Tower desktop PC computer - Cyrix MII 300MHz 64MB 6.4GB Xpert128 Win98SE

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Tower-desktop-PC-computer-Cyrix-MII-300MHz-64MB-6-4GB-Xpert128-Win98SE/114030211928?hash=item1a8cbaf358:g:WWMAAOSw-v5eAfqm
  14. Anyone know what this is? Some sort of late 90's mpeg2 PCI card and daughterboard

    I'm helping a couple out with identifying special vintage electronic parts to resell.

    There are about 40 of these in an identical set, each in an antistatic bag. One was opened to take these...
  15. Compaq Presario 1273 laptop - K6-2 366mhz cpu, 32mb ram, 6.4gb hard drive, Windows 98

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-retro-Compaq-Presario-1273-laptop-K6-2-366mhz-32mb-6-4gb-Windows-98/113983047466
  16. Thanks for the answer. Why do people who do...

    Thanks for the answer. Why do people who do professional image processing need to worry about bits per channel?
  17. What is the difference between bit depth per...

    What is the difference between bit depth per channel and regular color bit depth?
  18. Why do many server/workstation motherboards have a removable VRM?

    Isn't having a removable VRM more trouble than it's worth? I've had consumer grade systems working for years and years and the VRM never broke. (knock on wood) What are the benefits? The parts can be...
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    Socket 603 604 gaming anyone?

    How good would a Socket 603 or Socket 604 Xeon system work for a retro Windows XP gaming system? Any fans out there who've tried it?
  20. Use png or tiff "print screen" for best quality screenshots of pictures on the web?

    Should I use tiff or png or some other container to save the absolute best quality web screenshots? I read png is 8 bit color palate and tiff is 16 bit color palate, but I read somewhere else that...
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    Thank you. :)

    Thank you. :)
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    Various PC parts auction

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-PC-parts-LOT-462-motherboard-SDRAM-486DX-AWE64-PCI512-PII300-Radeon-9200/113969628698

    We have:

    Untested Soundblaster AWE64 Value CT4520

    Untested Soundblaster...
  23. I never use any extension cord with a surge...

    I never use any extension cord with a surge protector. Neither on the wall plug end, or in one the outlets on the surge protector.

    I don't know why extension cords are an issue though. Aren't they...
  24. My OCD and paranoia always find something for me...

    My OCD and paranoia always find something for me to worry about... but knowledge is power. Ignorance is not bliss.
  25. Question on rocker switch position when replugging a device

    It's hard for me to put this into words, but here we go:


    Lets say you have an electronic device and it has a rocker switch on it, lets say a surge protector for example.

    You decide you want...
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