Cherry G80-3000LPMEU, some retrocomputing stuff (free as in beer)

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stratokaster

10 Dec 2018, 17:24

Hi all,

I have several items I'd like to give away for free. I'm not using them, and my wife really wants me to reduce clutter in my corner of our living room :lol:

1) Cherry G80-3000LPMEU. This classic Cherry keyboard is equipped with MX Black switches. PS/2. Lasered PBT keycaps. The case is heavily yellowed, one of the Ctrl keycaps has a crack.

This keyboard worked several months ago when I tested it on my office PC, but I couldn't get it to work on my HP Elite 8300 at home — the LEDs briefly flash when the PC is turned on, but afterwards the keyboard is completely mute. I don't know if it's the keyboard or the PC, and I currently don't have anything else to test it on.

2) Chaintech 5RSA2 Super Socket7 motherboard + 128MB PC100 SDRAM. This mATX motherboard is based on ALi Aladdin V chipset, it has 1 AGP, 2 PCI and 2 ISA slots. This motherboard doesn't officially support AMD K6-III+ CPUs, but there's a patched BIOS which adds support for K6-III+ and removes 32GB IDE HDD limit. You will need an officially supported CPU (any Socket7 Pentium/Pentium MMX, AMD K5, K6, K6-II, Cyrix 6x86 or M2) to flash this patched BIOS. I haven't tested the motherboard personally, but I was assured by the previous owner that it worked perfectly 2 years ago.

3) AMD K6-III+ 450MHz CPU. This CPU can be used to run games and applications from 386, 486, Pentium and Pentium II eras because you can enable and disable its built-in caches and change the frequency multiplier on the fly. In terms of performance it's roughly equivalent to Pentium II 400 MHz when run at 100MHz FSB (4.5x multiplier) and to Pentium II 333 MHz when run at 83MHz FSB (5.5x multiplier). This CPU is NOS (never used previously).

4) AMD K6-II 400 MHz CPU. Tested as fully working several years ago, but never used since then.

5) Pentium MMX 166 MHz CPU. In active use (by me) until approximately 19 years ago, but it has been unused and untested since then.

I'd prefer to send items no. 2, 3 and 4 together as one bundle because this is how I intended to use them. My idea was to buy an old IBM NetVista Pentium 4 PC, gut it and use its case and PSU (both are mATX compliant) to build a solid retro gaming station. However, I don't really have time or lebensraum to pursue this further.

All items are located in Ireland, I don't expect shipping costs within the EU to be particularly high.

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stratokaster

10 Dec 2018, 17:25

Cherry G80-3000LPMEU:

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Chaintech 5RSA2 with 128MB PC100 SDRAM, AMD K6-2 400MHz and a Socket 7 cooler:

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Forgot to mention, this motherboard comes with the I/O shield, but it's a bit strange and probably won't fit modern cases (the motherboard itself is fully mATX compliant).

AMD K6-III+ 450MHz:

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mcmaxmcmc

11 Dec 2018, 09:51

Oh man, I'm in need of a G8X-3000 case right now, but sadly I'm in California, and shipping is going to be pricey. Would I still be able to make a deal?

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stratokaster

11 Dec 2018, 11:28

Well, if you want to pay for shipping, then why not? But wait until I post pictures, maybe you won’t want it because it’s really yellow.

mcmaxmcmc

11 Dec 2018, 17:21

Alright, I'll wait for pictures.

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Half-Saint

15 Dec 2018, 22:54

Hey man, I'd be interested in that socket 7 mobo and cpus :-)

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bronz

17 Dec 2018, 15:31

still no images :shock:

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stratokaster

19 Dec 2018, 22:29

I'm very sorry for this delay in posting images, I kinda hoped to take photos in natural light, but Irish winters aren't exactly known for their abundance of sunshine. In the end I had to dig out one of my CRI 99 video lights but it took a while because I hadn't used them since we moved into this apartment 2 years ago.

Current status:

Cherry G80-3000LPMEU: a couple of folks have expressed their interest but nothing set in stone yet

Chaintech 5RSA2 + RAM + both AMD CPUs: reserved by Sixty

Pentium 166MMX: withdrawn

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stratokaster

03 Jan 2019, 18:05

The retrocomputing stuff is gone. The keyboard is still available.

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nikolai

07 Jan 2019, 19:26

pm'd

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stratokaster

07 Jan 2019, 22:19

nikolai wrote:
07 Jan 2019, 19:26
pm'd
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stratokaster

10 Jan 2019, 23:09

The board is going to NIkolai, thank you very much. Everything is gone now

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