Been curious about the delays of the posts? Well, I’ve been kind of busy for a while. I’ve worked like mad and started some IT courses aside, currently studying Linux. Progress since last update:



The beautiful Grape N64 arrived, along with a Grape controller and a force pak. Smelled quite bad in the first days but that’s now gone. A total of 6 games have been purchased: Goldeneye and SM64 at first, of course, then Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, Automobili Lamborghini, F1 World GP II, and ISS ’98. It’s been working wonderfully, I’ve managed to complete Goldeneye for the first time and unlock all cheats except invincibility. I’ll probably sell Star Wars and ISS though, none of them are really not my cup of tea.

An expansion pak and controller pak are now on the must-have-list for the N64, as well as Destruction Derby 64, Tony Hawk and Top Gear Rally.



A second-hand 27″ was bought at the same time. Unfortunately the N64 graphics tend to be worse on this (4:3 mode, should be 19″-21″) than on the 28″ CRT I got for free.



Got a Raspberry Pi 3 ver.B for my homework. Dislike it quite a lot. Perhaps it might be able to serve purpose as an Adafruit LED controller in the future.



The main F69 Shine keyboard has been torn apart and deeply cleaned…



…as well as the almost brown T4400SX keyboard…



…of which the keys took a weekend vacation in hydrogene peroxide.



Apart from this, not much has been done. The Pentium 4 (above, in its original casing) has, along with an old Compaq 7020 monitor, been donated to a friend. I’ve given up on both the Latitudes and don’t even bother looking for new motherboards at the moment. But who knows about the future…


Barely even know what I’m thinking right now. It’s been such a busy day. All was fine and perfectly calm until I came across this YouTube video, as a chain result from another video containing a corroded Compaq LTE.

This, of course, started one hell of an internal war in my head. I know I shouldn’t really spend any money right now, especially after the $110 investment in the N64 and six games (that’s right, another four very cheap bid winnings are on their way from a yesterday’s auction). But what about the Dells that both have mainboard issues? Do I even know if the T4400 and Lifebook runs?

If I choose not to buy anything now, I still have to buy it later. So I take off and purchase this:



Pretty awesome thing. Well, actually not. I already regret it, because I’m quite sure it doesn’t have the stepless electronics vibrance like the Crest CP500D. On the other hand, the Crest is about $1000 while this was $245. This still has temperature settings and all stuff like that. Probably I’ll save up for the Crest later though.

I tested it on quite a few materials. A few very rusty screwdriver bits, a motorcycle key, a stockpile key, copper coins from different Nordic countries, and an oily, slightly rusty 6-in-1 hex key.

I got disappointed – fortunately not because of the machine, but because of my own stupidity. I simply forgot that I just threw it in at the normal, 5-minute program, at coldest setting (40º) with absolutely nothing but warm tap water.



The bits were… well, apart from the rust on their “outside”, almost untouched. The bike key, on the other hand, got a remarkably good result, except that all the scratches from over the years are now visible. The stockpile key also fared better than the bits, but very marginally as it didn’t have much dust to get rid of. Hex set also did great except for a slight miss on one of the big keys.



The coins were actually damaged in the test. The Swedish 50p got a bit “eaten” on the edges and the bronze coin to the top right became miscolored (probably by a reaction to each other).



While being in the store, I couldn’t resist this $50 router. A fanboy’s apology, perhaps; but router-wise I love Asus. Had too much trouble with other brands before, and this was so dirt cheap for an AC model that I didn’t even bother looking for a used one.

And hey! Got some mail today:



Console should be here tomorrow.



Also found this little Lifebook dock in the box shipped with the computers! Tiny, cute and useless. Since I need to power it up with something, like many of my other PC’s, and of course: future PC’s; the next “upgrade” will be a lab PSU. Already found a good 5A/30V supply at a decent price, perfectly matching my needs. No point buying adapters for potentially dysfunctional laptops.

Major update

Totally forgot about this forgotten blog. How ironic! What I haven’t forgot about though, are my lovely (but shitty) PC’s.

Working on PC’s is fun. Actually so fun that you sometimes forget you’ve got a job to go to. This especially if you’ve got to make your own schedule.

Me: Ok, I’ll go this evening.
Evening: …errm, no, I don’t want to. Tomorrow.
Tomorrow: What about those PC’s?
PC’s: Man, you love us more than the kids you don’t have! Stay at home!



Just a weekend late, here’s yesterday’s delivery treasure! 8.6 kilos of pure pre-millennium muscle. To the left, the Celeron-powered Latitude CPt (with an invalid service tag due to age, hence the lack of a specific model name), the Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook B-series to the right, and the absolutely beautiful Toshiba T4400SX/120 in between.



Since all of those came without PSU’s, and the only one I already had a supply for was the Latitude, that would make a good start.



Unlike my piece of shit D233XT Latitude, this actually started. That’s a small victory. Sadly – that’s all the satisfaction it allowed me to get, due to flashing LED post codes.

I first tried swapping the RAM, then doing a hard reset without success. Looking a little further, more specifically into Dell’s diagnostical infopage, it doesn’t look all that good. I’ve got one steady and two flashes on the Num-Caps-Scroll LED’s, meaning a component of the mainboard is fried.

At the time of this writing, I just read I might try Fn+Power to get into “emergency” mode. I have also yet to take out the CMOS battery and check the capacitors for potential leaks, if that may cause this. Updates will come.



The Lifebook appears to be a small Pentium III tablet. That’s all I have to say about it – and that the RAM might be working (tried it in the Dell, it didn’t boot with no RAM, but it booted with this).


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And, for the finest of them all – this amazing looking 25MHz beast! It now sits in the display case waiting for an AC adapter (not yet ordered). Would be quite cool if it actually runs 🙂



This babe is also on ‘er way. Despite holding the N64 as the best console ever, it’s actually my very first own N64 ever! Won the auction this weekend for $80, wanted either the green or this purple one. Also ordered two of my very favourite games (Goldeneye + Super Mario 64) yesterday. It’s plug and play, fully functional. Should hopefully arrive tomorrow.


And, for the piece of shit HiNote. Had a lot of hassle with it. I found a total of five HDD’s lying around, which I tested trying to make any use of it:

The stock drive, as known, got click of death and now doesn’t get into Windows anymore.
The 20GB Fujitsu drive from the Shititude (D233) spun up without a problem, but wasn’t found by the BIOS.
The previously known working 6.5GB Travelstar from the D266XT (wrongly remembered as D300XT here) didn’t show up in BIOS either, but was eventually tested in the Libretto afterwards and working great.
The 2.1GB LTE drive, which appeared to be a 4GB Apple/Deathstar drive, sounded like it’s got a stuck head after 6 years or probably even a bad motor.
And the “SSD” (CF adapter + 32GB card) didn’t show up in BIOS.

This is where I get stuck. I can’t get any good drive working in it, because of BIOS limitations. I can upgrade the BIOS from DOS since I’ve got the files for it, and that way even get the CD-ROM drive bootable. But to do that, I need a power adapter, as it think the laptop’s running on battery power. I was hoping for the “new” Latitude to sort this out, so I could install Windows on that one and put the drive back in the HiNote, but that was obviously too much to expect…

Overrated progress: undone. Check!

9th of March repost

OK, I’ll admit it.

The word called “progress” really sucks. It’s one huge source of expectations. It forces you to work, without a flickering regard that you might be bored, incompetent, or just plain stupid. And because I’m all of that, except bored of course, fate has recently chosen me to make no significant progress at all.

Alright, alright, it’s really not that bad. Taking two whole days off from work, I got myself into quite a bit of a mess. Updates will come later.

A little piece of effort has been put into all of my beloved beaters tonight. The results have… varied. Quite a bit.



Settling off with the D233XT Latitude, things were initially looking bright. I were totally ready to attack the Dell from Hell project with my brand new set of evil gadgets.



The most obvious would of course be to measure our way to the root of the problem. This bastardess fuse, which I earlier got the misfortune to speak about, turned out to have done so much effort it’s now allowed itself to take a vacation. It managed to forward not less, not more, but exactly 0.000 millivolts to the multimeter, meaning it’s not autistic, yet still doesn’t allow any form of electrical intruder to pass.



Since this shit fuse seems way too trolly and overpowered for its origin, it’s only left with one single rival to challenge. The soldering pen. Unfortunately for the fuse, the fate had already chosen the judge of Death. I’m sorry, Mr. 5A Fuse. Rest in pieces. You’ll surely not be missed.

With the fuse now totally busy burning in Hell, instead of parasiting on innocent people’s motherboards, I can finally get some readings on one of my own harmless weapons.



Working on a replacement, rule #1 of all-time technology is that if you want something durable, you have to make it yourself. Behold the majestic innovation of the Lifetime Fuse!

Sadly, as the Lifetime Fuse were designed by a stupid Dell fanboy, it was just as pathetically engineered as well. A production bug simply didn’t let any electricity to pass by. This must be forgiven! The Lifetime Fuse took only 20 seconds from idea to prototype of mass-production!



Let’s forget, forgive and hereby introduce its successor. Behold Lifetime Fuse II: Iron(ic) Sausage! Real, rust-free copper through a finger-thin thread, from the absolute finest hand-picked minor-voltage cables on the scrapyard, perfectly drowned in the very lightest layer of semi-recycled soldering iron possible! The results can only be expected as the best.

…erm.. sometimes perhaps not… This case is an exception!

My patience reached its end. F**k you, you piece of ’90s shit. No, I love the ’90s. But this Dell can go to Hell! Looking inside the Libretto though, it’s got the same copper coils with a fuse below it. Probably there might be somewhere to purchase a new one. Not a stupid ninja fuse aka Dell from Hell-Scampera, more like a tamable CompaQrap rabbit. Feeling a bit out of hope at the moment.



Thankfully, I have more projects going on. The broken, Greek Libretto 100 stored in a box for quite a while, have always been in a need for under-speed. It’s been overclocked to 266 MHz by its previous owner, which made this original Pentium MMX both extremely hot and unstable. Since I’ve only needed a little soldering to clock it down, I thought this could be a quick refreshment.



The motherboard is incredibly small and easy to work on. Remove 5 screws and you’ve got the bottom case away. Then remove another 4 screws of the PCMCIA slot, and…



…voilá! Looked like sh*t down there, honestly. De-soldering the right setting (266MHz) and soldering the left (233MHz) didn’t take more than 2 minutes, and it looked much nicer too. I wonder if the last owner was drunk while doing this…



Also did an inspection if I could replace the 20 y.o thermal paste after a little bunch of overheats, but that was a no-no.



After a CF swap, since I forgot I didn’t make a clean install of Win98 on the HDD, the Piece of Shit finally runs! 😀



Strangely, it didn’t come up with the expected results. 200 MHz is left+right soldered, while 233 is left only, and 266 right only. There must be some crap left there after all. But that’ll be future project, when I make the 64 to 96 MB RAM mod, since I discovered something even more interesting:



While trying to HD-boot the Libretto 100, and repair the Windows catalog from it, I took a look at the defective power supply with the broken connector. I already peeled off some of the cable to check the multimeter while working on the Latitude.



Then I found how equally specced it was to the battery of the HiNote! 15v adapter vs. 14.4v battery, 2A vs 2A. The original PSU should be 24V and 1.875A, so I think the safest bet is by simply tricking it to believe it’s running on pure mobile vodka.



Without too much hope (actually, not any at all), I removed the battery pack, tried to figure out +/- between the pack and the connectors, and crossed my fingers not to get electrocuted.


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Sweeeet! 😀

Older than I first thought, it appears to be 1997 machine running a 166 MHz CPU rather than the 233 I was hoping for (overclockable… hm? :D). Sold as “broken”, I could definitely hear some clicks – some real clicks!, which I haven’t actually encountered through my whole life as a nerd. But hey, what’s an HDD to a finely booting machine? We can even take the HDD from the Latitude if we want! 😉

I’ve already begun the work of unscrewing it. It’ll get a safe power delivery (soldered/screwed) before working more on it.

A small victory

Got ’em! 8 whole seconds before the listing ended.


Yep, that’s true. I threw in my maximum bid of $15, and got them all for $8.60 ($20.60 shipped).



Oh, by the way, even more treasury followed along on the trip home:


A cheap-ass soldering station (half the $30 price for members, guess their new member today? ;)), a cheap-ass multimeter ($30 currently down to $20), and 10 metres of cheap-ass soldering iron. I hope we’re good for quite a while here. The rest of the month’s income shall totally be invested in Red Bull! 😉

Future Plans

So, what are my current future plans, as of now? What am I looking for, and want to add up to my collection?

Well, closest to hand are these…


Lot of 3


A lot of 3 defective “untested” machines, on the same eBay site I bought my Latitude and HiNote from. The auction is currently $3.90 with only 5 hours left. As we see, there’s some Celeron-powered sort of LifeBook to the left, which isn’t interesting, a Latitude CPt in the mid, disinteresting as well (except I might be able to bring it alive with one of my own adapters); and a 1992 Toshiba T4400SX, which really is interesting: an early DX-upgradable 486SX-25, which you could order with either a high-performance gas plasma screen, or a for its time uncommon, monochrome LCD.

The shipping is $12. Given that the Toshiba might not be working, I don’t think I’ll pay more than $15 for them altogether.


Followed by…

Sony C1 Vaio PictureBook


The original Vaio PictureBook. Launched in 1998, this cute but big-hearted 8.9″, 1024×480 beast took right over where the 1st gen Libretto series ended. It kept spinning on the same concept of the Toshibas: maximum performance in minimal packaging. The first model (above) fetched a 233 MHz Pentium CPU, then it ranged all the way up to an 867 MHz Transmeta Crusoe brute.


Compaq LTE 5400


I got so sad when a teacher in school were about to sell one of these in the upper-classes of the elementary school, and I just about couldn’t afford it. Back then, I already had quite a little arsenal of PC’s: a Pentium III/500 as “daily driver”, a Tulip 486DX/Pentium 80 overdrive, and a dead Toshiba T3100SX. I’ve wanted an LTE ever since, and eventually managed to pick a slower 133MHz 5300 in the early 2010. Sadly, that one had a faulty, non-OEM power supply, so due to incorrect voltage it was already slowly dying. At some point it got so challengingly slow, it pissed me off so bad that I smashed the whole package to pieces.

I don’t regret it, but don’t think I’ll do it again (the computer was scrap at that point, anyway). Since I saved the CD-ROM and HDD from 5300, I’m now hunting for the top-of-the-range 150MHz, 80MB 5400.

Its predecessor though, the LTE Elite, is something that’s really melting a nerd’s heart. Just look at it! ❤




ALR Revolution 6X6 (Unisys Aquanta HS/6)


Able to haul six Pentium Pro CPU’s simultaneously on three riser cards, this 130lb server might be the ultimate beast of maxing every ol’ arcade game out – if just a decent OS can take advantage of all the processing power. Nevertheless, owning a system which back in its day could be specced to well over $100.000, have almost infinite space for extension cards (3x Voodoo2 setup, anyone?), and is able to save half a dozen Pentium Pro’s from gold scrapping, is well enough satisfying for me.


I don’t have many more desires for any specific PC’s, probably due to what I’m already working on.




Dang, I want so many I don’t even know where to begin! Let’s start in the reality:


A television


It feels about right when console gaming, right? I bought my last 50″ Toshiba television new, back in 2014. Then our messed-up government wanted me to pay for a radio license, because I bought it new and the electronics shop had informed them about my ownership. I didn’t even have any channels on it to avoid this from happening, but the law says that if you own a satellite reciever, you have to pay; otherwise, you don’t. This means that streaming live TV through your entire neighborhood is 100% fine, but using your TV as a computer monitor gets you instantly shot in the neck.

Since I went kinda pissed-off, I sold that 50″ and they haven’t bothered contacting me ever since. However, as I’m getting more and more fancied by cheap/free stuff, I think I’ll be picking up a free CRT TV soon. Something small, perhaps, which I can get rid of it easily.


Amiga CD32


In my first post, I didn’t really make a secret I owned one in my youth and managed to make quite a decent profit from it. Despite that, I still regret my selling. I miss it. Oh well, that’s life, being young in a constant need of money.

I can’t honestly say I loved my CD32, like I’ve loved other consoles I laid my hands on.  I recieved three games with it, the 2-in-1 Diggers & Oscar, and Simon the Sorcerer. As a Millennium PC gamer on a Pentium III at that time, those games were neither involving, nor interesting. I mostly only used the CD32 as an advanced CD player. But as the first console I purchased for own money, and for being something different than Sony and Nintendo, the console itself was interesting. It turned me into a fanboy of Commodore as a company.

The CD32 isn’t desperately hard to find these days. They have increased in price, but very, very marginally. I sold mine for $70 back in 2006, with only one fully functional controller, and 3 games. Today you still get one in pretty decent shape for less than $100.


Panasonic MSX Turbo R


OK, it doesn’t have to be a Turbo R, but one would be hella cool to own! I’m genuinely more interested in the MSX system as a whole, though. Seems to have come with some pretty cool and awesome games.


Nintendo 64


It might be disputable, but as little as I’m interested in the Gamecube (which I didn’t even give a chance due to its epically weird hand controller), I hold the Nintendo 64 as my very top favorite console in the whole of gaming history. It’s certainly personally related; it was the very first video game console I can remember of, when my brother got one in the early 1998.

Despite this, the fact that the N64 is still one of the cheaper second-hand consoles to buy, and that I’ve emulated N64 a quadrizillion times on even moreizillions of computers, I still haven’t owned a N64 myself. I were so close to buying one last week, but at the end of the auction the price skyrocketed, and I didn’t really want an “ice blue” one that much. The ones of greatest desire is either the green or the black N64 – transparents, of course.


Super Nintendo


Quite an obvious one, then comes the 8-bit. No?

No. I’m actually not even interested in the 8-bit. I had one as my life’s first console, and even though I was a little kid (6 years) and had nothing to compare it against, it got me bored. I don’t miss it at all – but I’d still buy one to complete my collection.

The Super Nintendo is not the same piece of cookie, though. I can only remember having fun with it. The Super Nintendo is like the CD32 something I want, without any specific game reason for it.




I didn’t like the original PlayStation as much as the N64 back in these days. The N64’s got nicer controllers, looked much better, had 007 Goldeneye exclusively, no loading times and didn’t require any scratchable CD’s.

Owning this compact PSOne 12-13 years later (sold since 2010), I changed my mind. The tiny PSOne is definitely a looker, and when you now have the economy of a full-time job there’s no need to choose between them. I could get a PS2, but hey, why? PS2 is for PS2 games. I want actual hardware because I simply and stupidly adore it.


Sega Rally/Daytona Arcade


Who never dreamt of this as a kid? Must be a proof of how I never grow up. As these are getting brutally expensive, and as it takes at least one whole day taking it home, I’m most definitely waiting for the very right moment to strike. Hopefully all the way until I’ve got a bigger apartment than the single-room, 30 sq-m nest I’m currently stuck in.

Curious about the name of the blog?
Revenge of the Arcade Artillery! 😉

Reliquary investigation

Welcome to my new blog! Been waiting for way too long to even take the time making one. I think it’s got something to do with all the inexcusable excitement and love, and massive amount of time spent on my (currently) worthless, yet still so lovely, sweet little vintage PC’s.

Since I’ve got much more to say about them than myself, let’s settle with a little investigation of my little “collection”:



Ok, I’ve gotta make the point straight. This Libretto 100 is the very finest of the fine machines I currently have. Sad, but true. Don’t get me wrong here, I absolutely adore Librettos! They were way before their time with the VGA cameras already back in the 90’s (ff10x0 models), and full-desktop performance at the size of a VHS tape. This little beast is specifically not far from mint condition; it doesn’t have any vertical lines in the screen, which these ones commonly have due to the fragile attachment of the trackpoint, and it’s even got 2 hours of non-gaming battery life.

However, compared to what I’ve owned over the years, and what I’m dreaming to own, this 1997 Libretto is reluctantly moved into the shadows of the limelight. As a kid, I managed to acquire an Amiga CD32 in mint operational condition for just $10. In 2012, I ran into a nearly damn perfect Wang 386 20MHz, forgotten in the basement of a hotel almost 20 years after closure (yep, it had 1990 printed into it and the hotel closed down in 1993!). And I’ll surely never forget the complete Macintosh II with 30lbs of original paperwork, floppies, external drives, and cables falling into my hands for just $3, including a dead Mac LC475 at the same place I recieved my CD32!

As times came along and I grew up, though, I had to move out from the house, and the days came when my parents got tired of my stuff and trashed it. The Macs and a decent 486 Overdrive, for example. So I had to start over from “zero” again. I’ve been looking forward to buy back some of the classic stuff – a CD32 is something I just have to have another time in my life. And at least an old stationary 486 OD with the time-typical miditower “turbo” case.

This Libretto, though, is a fantastic start. It all began with a big desire for Librettos, making me purchase an overclocked 100CT from Greece. That one wasn’t in perfect shape, and always overheated after a while since it was maxed out and the original Pentium couldn’t handle 266 MHz. I still have it lying around, in working condition:



It might look to be in horrendous shape, but to be fair, it isn’t. What needs to be done is some de-soldering of the 266 MHz setting (good ol’ physical overclocking) and lowering it to 233, the same as the Libretto 110’s stock clock, making it stable. Then I just have to find another defective wide-screen Libretto to restore its broken casing.



The 1.8″ 2.1GB HDD of the later-purchased, German 100CT (main), and a spare Libretto CF adapter is already waiting for it. I broke some pins on the Greece Libretto’s HDD so that one’s unfortunately gone, now replaced by a CF adapter and a 16GB card. Quick as hell and stores quite a lot of, if you remember them, kilobyte-sized games.



When my main laptop got stolen in the autumn, the Libretto became my life companion for quite a nice selection of days. Had some serious fun at work until reality came across, teaching me about pain in the neck, haha. What a charming little machine!

Now, to the darker side of my collection.



Dell Latitude CP M233XT



Bought in a lot of 2 defective laptops for $14, including the HiNote below, both listed as “unfortunately not working anymore”. Since this Pentium 233MMX beast with 256 (!) MB of RAM came shipped with a power supply, and since I had a few remaining external parts from a previously destroyed CPi M300XT, I was hoping that the power supply was failing so I’d just use the one from the CPi.

Unfortunately, this proved to be wrong. I was trying both adapters, both lighting up their regular operational LED’s. Power-on of the Latitude failed. No sound, no LED’s, nothing. There simply didn’t seem to be any electricity forwarded to the motherboard. Over just two nights, I’ve brought the thing down to atoms, even taking the board apart to check for possible causes. A visual inspection of the board’s capacitors doesn’t indicate anything wrong or leaky. There’s no burned smell from it either.

Of course, at this point the easiest solution would be to throw it away. It has by far exceeded its economical value by just the time troubleshooting it. But I’m not interested in throwing anything away. Although I’ve always been impulsive, impatient and imperfect, I’m getting more and more confident that the way to learn is by trying, failing, and trying again. Throwing the stuff away and buying something else might sooner or later end up with the same issues, from which I’ve previously learned nothing.



My best (and currently, only) bet is that the problem lies right here. This (arrow) is a 5 amp fuse, of which I can’t find sh*t about on the internet. Since it’s located so close to the power supply (yellow square), it might be a cause as it doesn’t even show up the LED of the battery charging. What I currently need to do is to buy a soldering station and a multimeter. Then I’ll do a check of the electrical connections and hopefully find a replacement for that fuse. If the fuse isn’t the problem, I fear the motherboard is busted. Judging by looks, someone’s soldered underneath the power outlet before, and also messed around the BIOS chip. I hope this is untrue.


Digital HiNote Ultra 2000


The coolest named PC in history! This Korean beast, which came shipped with the Latitude, is not only stealthy and good-looking. It’s got a unique, semi-clicky response from the keyboard of no notebook I’ve ever tried!  My example wasn’t shipped with a power supply at all, and since $14 (the price of this + the Latitude above) is less than the cost of a power supply, probably that’s the reason they got rid of it? I haven’t opened it up yet, and won’t do until the mighty Latitude is running. Until then, I’m leaning back with a big hope and smile. 🙂


Noname Pentium 4 3.0GHz

(image coming up)

This is the only stationary “vintage” machine I still have. It’s pretty hard to categorize, since it’s too new to get any kind of vintage status (do even Pentium II’s have that yet?), yet too old to be useful in any way else.

I got this Prescott Pentium 4 for free, along with a Core 2 Quad system in late summer ’16. The Quad machine was brilliant, custom-built from dealership and in its original box from 2009. Bought together for $50, just the internals of the Quad sold a few weeks later for $140 (Asus P5Q Deluxe, Q6600, Zalman cooler, and 2x2GB of DDR2 RAM). The Pentium 4 3.0 however, with 1GB of RAM, didn’t come to interest for anyone. Or well, as I knew nobody would care for it, I didn’t even make a listing. Since I don’t have any use for it either, and since I’m not stone-hearted enough to throw away working pieces of technology, it’s now stored in the passenger compartment of my also under-maintenance Supra.