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  1. The 760 and 770 series are also nice. It used...

    The 760 and 770 series are also nice.

    It used to be that there were a ton of power bricks on ebay cheap for Thinkpads so a laptop without one wasn't a real issue but things change.

    I collect...
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    Dish soap and water plus air drying work for me....

    Dish soap and water plus air drying work for me. My basement is pretty dry and a couple days is all they need.
  3. The only good thing about backing up to floppies...

    The only good thing about backing up to floppies is that you lose only a bit of data when each one fails. I don't think any 3.5" media is very reliable for long term storage.
  4. New high end titles are 50-100GB+ so no, DVD...

    New high end titles are 50-100GB+ so no, DVD releases do not exist and you need fast internet to just download the games anymore.

    Retail boxes used to have a DVD inside that had just the STEAM...
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    Honestly LCDs once they got fast enough so games...

    Honestly LCDs once they got fast enough so games would not smear and blacks were better then light grey are the best thing in the world. I used to get eye strain from CRT's after a few hours and...
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    There are plenty of people out there that for...

    There are plenty of people out there that for whatever reason are not very mobile or social outside of their home that use the internet (forums, facebook, what have you) to socialize with other...
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    People will dig them out and offer them for sale...

    People will dig them out and offer them for sale once is is worth the bother and or they get bored of them.
  8. Some PCI graphics cards had connectors for DVD...

    Some PCI graphics cards had connectors for DVD decoding cards.
  9. I used Aureal Vortex 2 PCI sound cards in the...

    I used Aureal Vortex 2 PCI sound cards in the Windows 98 era and still do.
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    I had to put in new power steering lines in my 18...

    I had to put in new power steering lines in my 18 year old card this year but for not having to have car payments for more then a decade it was worth it.

    I can see some problems being hard to...
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    The only time I sold something valuable like that...

    The only time I sold something valuable like that I posted the item in a game collectors email list and got some crazy offers for it (direct marketing). Some rarities you just have no clue what they...
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    What category did you sell in? I think computer...

    What category did you sell in? I think computer stuff is 10% plus 5% if you have hits like not as described or take too long to ship.
  13. Reminds me of the supply I seen in an IBM dual...

    Reminds me of the supply I seen in an IBM dual PPro desktop where 2 power leads went to the motherboard and one to the riser card complex (before they all went to ATX supplies i guess).
  14. Need information on an old DELTA AT type supply OEM IBM

    I have a Delta Electronics DPS-145PB-72 A rev 01
    IBM P/N 76h4855
    FRU 76h4856
    EC E71692

    150W

    It has 3 of the AT type power connectors for the motherboard and no on/off switch (unless a small...
  15. Generally for Windows Backup to see the drive it...

    Generally for Windows Backup to see the drive it needs to have a drive configured and show up in device manager.

    Third party backup software tends to have its own drivers.
  16. Thread: EBay $$$

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    The odds of a specific proprietary 386 era power...

    The odds of a specific proprietary 386 era power supply being available new are pretty slim so people just hit ebay.
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    Paper is not suitable for cushion on electronics...

    Paper is not suitable for cushion on electronics as it will compact and allow things to move and not absorb shock.
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    I would say get a generator if you are going to...

    I would say get a generator if you are going to be having blackouts that last for hours or days (good luck finding one now). UPS generally are only needed when you have shitty power coming in...
  19. Instead of people sending pictures of what they...

    Instead of people sending pictures of what they want you would be better served to take high resolution and clear snapshots of what you have as it comes in (even if it is on a pallet) and post them...
  20. Enlight metal drive rails, same ones used on...

    Enlight metal drive rails, same ones used on their cases back in the 486 era.

    They had a case that looks exactly like that but had USB ports on the bottom and no rails were needed for the 5.25"...
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    I think some of the problem is people getting rid...

    I think some of the problem is people getting rid of the yellow long enough to sell it on ebay for more money then a yellowed model would get.

    One of my old XT PCs made by Kaypro had a yellowed...
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    Isn't that PCI + ISA and not VLB?

    Isn't that PCI + ISA and not VLB?
  23. Thread: Good card?

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    A 9200 is a 9000 with AGP 8x support. A 9000 is a...

    A 9200 is a 9000 with AGP 8x support. A 9000 is a slightly overclocked but hardware gimped 8500. If that boxed card was a 8500 I would be more interested. Anyway AGP cards are getting harder to find...
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    Not sure that hydrogen peroxide is going to be...

    Not sure that hydrogen peroxide is going to be effective in direct sunlight for more then a few hours since it will rapidly turn into water. Direct sunlight on plastics might whiten them a bit but it...
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    We were talking about XP and old single threaded...

    We were talking about XP and old single threaded games where IPC is all that matters and hyper threading isn't an issue. I spent $7 shipped for that cpu, I guess I could have spend a few times more...
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