Seen on eBay: Is this a Gold card?

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Re: Seen on eBay: Is this a Gold card?

Postby stephen_usher » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:16 pm

Actually, it's a Super Gold Card.

That bloke doesn't know that what he has is true gold!


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Re: Seen on eBay: Is this a Gold card?

Postby vanpeebles » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:19 am

Great spot that! I reckon the bidding will be high.


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Re: Seen on eBay: Is this a Gold card?

Postby Pr0f » Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:50 pm

It will now the cat's been debagged ;)


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Re: Seen on eBay: Is this a Gold card?

Postby XorA » Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:54 pm

A feeding frenzy of forum sharks shall now commence!


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Re: Seen on eBay: Is this a Gold card?

Postby stephen_usher » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:49 pm

I bid £200... and have just been outbid by someone who's bought over 900 items. Though the person who's bought 4500 has been left behind... :-)

I'm guessing the high number people are probably those who buy and try to resell at a profit.


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Re: Seen on eBay: Is this a Gold card?

Postby XorA » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:25 pm

Went for less that a SGC typically goes for :-D


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Re: Seen on eBay: Is this a Gold card?

Postby Derek_Stewart » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:05 pm

stephen_usher wrote:I bid £200... and have just been outbid by someone who's bought over 900 items. Though the person who's bought 4500 has been left behind... :-)

I'm guessing the high number people are probably those who buy and try to resell at a profit.


Too expensive, you could of bought a Q68 for less than that...


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Re: Seen on eBay: Is this a Gold card?

Postby Peter » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:07 am

The Q68 does not plug into the QL extension bus though. I was for long time undecided whether I should pick that internal option.

The hardware changes are relatively small, just a few bus buffers, the connector and a power regulator.

While SGC has no graphics controller, sampled sound, nor harddisk-like storage, the Q68 has. I'm sure it would sell as SGC successor.
Also I think that a fast SER port has become more important than PAR these days, and the PS/2 mouse saves a QIMI interface.


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Re: Seen on eBay: Is this a Gold card?

Postby Derek_Stewart » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:09 pm

Hi Peter,

I would certainly like a Q68 that connects to a QL. Which give good stable hardware.

I have 2 SGCs with damage to the CPU pins. I might have to remove the CPU and solder a new CPU in. Not easy, but can done.

Maybe the Vampire II from the A600 could be fitted to the SGC... or maybe I am just daydreaming.


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