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Re: Wanted: IBM Aptiva (see image inside)

Unread postby twix » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:54 pm

@Geoman,

No I don't own the Aptiva anymore. It fell down some stairs during transport and was damaged beyond repair. I salvaged the CPU, memory, cache, and other parts, but the frame itself was warped. So to the scrapyard it went. Too bad, since I got the computer for free when I purchased two Compaq Ipaq computers from somebody in the city where I live. The guy worked for Cisco, and he had a pretty impressive network installation at home. Enough hardware for a small business. Anyway, he sold me the two Ipaq's (60 Euros total) and then threw in the Aptiva and a Pentium 75 computer in for free. I wanted to use the Aptiva for a mod, but soon gave up that idea since the case was so different.

I still have the COAST cache chip. (256 Kb, asynchronous). If you can put it to use in your Aptiva, I'll be happy to send it to you. Don't know whether it will fit your particular board thigh, IBM made an alarming number of different versions.
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Re: Wanted: IBM Aptiva (see image inside)

Unread postby Geoman » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:54 pm

That's a pity :'( to lose this nice machine

Yes, these boards are very picky concerning the caches...

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Re: Wanted: IBM Aptiva (see image inside)

Unread postby Geoman » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:22 am

There it is:
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Thanks to Twix I now have got a perfectly working cache module inside the Aptiva:
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Re: Wanted: IBM Aptiva (see image inside)

Unread postby [[C|-|E]] » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:45 am

That looks really neat and clean! :D
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Re: Wanted: IBM Aptiva (see image inside)

Unread postby Geoman » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:30 am

The riser-board makes the difference :)
The Aptiva is well designed, indeed :)

Btw. Alliance still produces the cache-chips:
http://www.alliancememory.com/products/fastasync1.htm
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Re: Wanted: IBM Aptiva (see image inside)

Unread postby twix » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:06 am

The riser board ... Leave it out or unpowered and the Aptiva doesn't boot. What does that remind you of?
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Re: Wanted: IBM Aptiva (see image inside)

Unread postby miod » Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:10 pm

Nice cat.
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Re: Wanted: IBM Aptiva (see image inside)

Unread postby Geoman » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:54 pm

@twix: I dont now... well actually this particular aptiva runs w/o riser board perfectly - I flashed it to the newest bios version and this is the cause... ??

@miod: thanks! ^^
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Re: Wanted: IBM Aptiva (see image inside)

Unread postby [[C|-|E]] » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:07 pm

You never know with things like that... my O2 was not supposed to boot without the PCI riser and it has no problems if you remove it. I found it the other day, when I was upgrading the CPU :).
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Re: Wanted: IBM Aptiva (see image inside)

Unread postby Geoman » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:57 pm

C-E: ah you reminded me of what twix meant with his hint:

Yes, an O2 needs the riser board to boot - at least they say so. I never tried to power it on without one...
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Re: Wanted: IBM Aptiva (see image inside)

Unread postby [[C|-|E]] » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:28 pm

Mine works perfectly fine, but I did not try to connect it to internet before putting the riser back :D
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Re: Wanted: IBM Aptiva (see image inside)

Unread postby Geoman » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:29 am

So I upgraded the Aptiva some months ago with a Kingston Petium 233MHz MMX - module and a new harddrive. Great for all MS-DOS apps. Runs even GLQuake in 1280x1024 under Windows NT smoothly.
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Re: Wanted: IBM Aptiva (see image inside)

Unread postby twix » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:55 pm

Cool! What's next? SSD drives?
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Re: Wanted: IBM Aptiva (see image inside)

Unread postby kjaer » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:25 pm

hamei wrote:Seems to me the mainboard was the same as the PC server 325, which could run OS/390 with an addin board ? Kjaer probably knows ....


PCI P/390 works with PC Server 325, yes. But you have to run OS/2.
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Re: Wanted: IBM Aptiva (see image inside)

Unread postby Geoman » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:11 pm

twix wrote:Cool! What's next? SSD drives?


I actually thought about that, but then I got myself for the Aptiva a new old stock Maxtor 2B020H1 (replaces the used-up 540MB Maxtor with FRU-number) from eBay. Silent and fast.

The very last thing one could do is to get another one of this precious cache modules and 128MB EDO RAM...
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