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  1. Given that I'm in Canada in regards to the...

    Given that I'm in Canada in regards to the current exchange rates between U.S. and Canadian dollars, as well as shipping rates that I will also have to pay for, what you two suggest for current...
  2. Current and Fair Price for Altair/IMSAI system?

    I am determined to save up a bit of cash this year in the hopes of finally owning and using an early 8080 system after so many, many years of wishing, but I honestly don't know how much one of these...
  3. Disappointment After Going Through Old Collection

    I started collecting old systems in the early 2000's as my budding interest in computers grew from a passive hobby to a full-blown obsession. Many people were chucking away their old systems which...
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    Serial modem might be slow transfer, but I...

    Serial modem might be slow transfer, but I guarantee it'll be faster than splitting files across floppies. :)
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    In the past I would have used a null modem serial...

    In the past I would have used a null modem serial cable connected to another system for the transfers of large or numerous files from one system to another. I could suggest you could boot up the...
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    Re-Bitten By The Collecting Bug

    My paltry vintage computer collection has been left virtually untouched in storage for pretty well 7 or 8 years, but after doing a bit of tinkering on my IBM 5170 I've just noticed that I -only- have...
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    Just to chime in with regards to the BIOS...

    Just to chime in with regards to the BIOS battery, I have use the four AA-cell method myself in my 5170 for atleast 12 years and can confirm it works perfectly. I just changed the batteries out...
  8. Once again, thanks for the advice and responses...

    Once again, thanks for the advice and responses so far, however I think that some of you are offering a bit too much beyond my initial - and granted, very simplistic - ideas in regards to my first...
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    Very possible. I've read many sources that cite...

    Very possible. I've read many sources that cite the 5170 was exceedingly picky with the memory it would recognize, but even in that case, I don't have other memory that will work in it for the time...
  10. Wow. Thanks for all the replies and information...

    Wow. Thanks for all the replies and information so far, everyone! That certainly is alot of information to digest (as expected) but I do appreciate the personal experiences shared - that's exactly...
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    Final update in regards to this issue. No other...

    Final update in regards to this issue. No other SIMM in my current possession will work in this PC-AT save for the single pair of 1MB Hitachi SIMMs, in either memory adapter. I have surrendered in...
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    Hmm. I also just found this link...

    Hmm. I also just found this link which also refers to a "Memory Expansion Adapter" that sounds like my card, and mentions the fact that you would need five of these cards to reach a maximum of 15MB....
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    ... wait. I thought having the red portion of the...

    ... wait. I thought having the red portion of the switch up near the 'off' edge of the switch meant it was off.

    In that case, my methodology was entirely backwards. That means the switch settings...
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    Decided to futz around with it a bit more before...

    Decided to futz around with it a bit more before calling it quits for the night, and I have to revise some of my earlier statements, which were based on previous experience and my memory (no pun...
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    Heh, believe it or not the original author of...

    Heh, believe it or not the original author of that thread from 2003 was... me! And although I managed to get the card working with the 2MB of SIMMS that came with it, I never got it to function with...
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    That's the card, mikey99! And thanks for the...

    That's the card, mikey99!

    And thanks for the off-site link, gslick! That seems to be my card with the one exception of my DIP switch having 8 settings instead of the 7 indicated on the...
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    IBM 5170 Extended Memory Card Mystery

    I just had the sudden urge to revisit a mystery that has left me... well, mystified, since the early 2000's!

    I was just really getting into computers around this time and had a bunch of old...
  18. Looking to get into S-100 Computing - Buy or Build?

    Hello everyone! This may be a long-winded post...

    I got bit by the vintage computing bug long ago when I was young due to a mutual interest in anything retro or vintage, and my interest in...
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