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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion Yesterday, 12:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 60
Posted By Dan81
Re: BIOS flashing techniques?

If the board allows physically removing the chip (aka PLCC/DIP socket), then simple. I crank out another board, a 8GB WDC with a 98SE install on which I copy the BIOS file, and then boot to DOS. I...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design Yesterday, 12:45 AM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 786,235
Posted By Dan81
Re: Power supply build quality pictorial. part 2

Interesting to see Task use Sirtec as their OEM. Last one I've seen was one of those unusually beefy Deers, about on par with some of Rosewill's better units and pre-2012 Allied units.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-19-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4,195
Views: 655,426
Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Scored a dead Acer Aspire 6930G. T6600, 2GB RAM, Radeon HD4650 1GB. When plugged, power LED flashes once, and at the same time I can hear a tick. Then, it's DEAD. Nothing happens unless I remove the...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-17-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4,195
Views: 655,426
Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Scored an Acer Aspire 7741Z for real cheap today - $10.

Came with 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD (with a b0rked 7 install lol), and a Pentium P6100. Replaced the Pentium with a i3-330M and it's been great so...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-15-2020, 04:20 AM
Replies: 4,195
Views: 655,426
Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Don't even get me started on the Super Socket 7 boards I used to recieve from Bucharest.

If you thought people would stab the board, then how's it for people LITERALLY breaking one (in one case...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-13-2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4,195
Views: 655,426
Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Yeah, didn't get the DV6611. Instead, I got the Toshiba Satellite A210-1BH mentioned above.

I will get a Intel board for my DV6356 tho. Here's hope it's the GM965 variant.

As for the Soyo, nice...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-12-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4,195
Views: 655,426
Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Sorted out the Toshiba - apparently older ASUS from the Core 2 Duo/Turion 64 x2/ Turion Ultra era work just fine on these, even if it's a 3.42A charger. The laptop's rated for 4.74A, yet the charger...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-12-2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4,195
Views: 655,426
Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Scored these nice stuff for free:

KFA/Galaxy GT210 512MB DDR2 - had to replace the active cooler (a crappy fan + HSF) with a BIG ASUS heatsink

Toshiba Satellite A210-1BH - 3GB DDR2, Turion X2...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 01-09-2020, 03:02 AM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 786,235
Posted By Dan81
Re: Power supply build quality pictorial. part 2

Heh, mine's chugging along with a Core 2 Quad Q9400 on a Gigabyte EP45T-DS3R machine. Barely warm during intense use.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-08-2020, 01:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 687
Posted By Dan81
Re: The 2020 Operating System Thread

Okay, let's see:

makn PC- Win10 Enterprise LTSC
Sempron AM3 - XP SP3
P3 CuMine Slot1 (original, not slotket) - Win98SE
HP DV6000 - Win7 x86 SP1
Acer Aspire 7520 - Win7 x64 SP1
Acer Aspire...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-05-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4,195
Views: 655,426
Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Been working with the HP DV6000.

It's been a real hell to get it up and running but in the end it pays off, it's running really nice. I had to reflow the chipset as well - that was one of the...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-01-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4,195
Views: 655,426
Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Depends on the core. I have a TL60 in both 90 and 65nm variants. 65nm parts are cool, they don't heat up that much. But God forbid should anyone ever have to use the 90nm parts. The TL-56 I just...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-01-2020, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4,195
Views: 655,426
Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

At least the last Intel-based DV6700 (technically a DV6000 too) I worked on had a T7200 (or was it a 7250? idk exactly) and a 8600M GT 256MB. Ran pretty hot, but not that much - it was tolerable. Its...
Forum: ECS - EpoX - Gigabyte 12-31-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By Dan81
Re: GA-H87-HD3 replacing an IT8720F

As long as it fits and doesn't go bang, sure.
Forum: ECS - EpoX - Gigabyte 12-31-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By Dan81
Re: GA-H87-HD3 replacing an IT8720F

It's nice to hear it's working, but you should find a replacement (assuming you still have the board with you) for that.

I've been bit by Intel's stupid 82801ER southbridge going up in smoke...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-31-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4,195
Views: 655,426
Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

lol

Yeah, I saved whatever was worth saving (HDD, LCD screen, DVD-RW, CPU and for no reason the front panel buttons too) and then threw the rest away. The laptop was totally dead, so not a big...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-31-2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 4,195
Views: 655,426
Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Since I can't edit my previous post, I'll have to make a new one.



DV6000? Oh boy, prepare to experiecnce LOTS of heat.

I just bought one yesterday - Turion 64 TL-58 + GF Go 7200 256MB. GPU...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-30-2019, 04:30 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 19,978
Posted By Dan81
Re: My Latest 8-core Project

IIRC some of the 7200.11 Seagates can be brought back from the dead with a USB serial adapter. I myself have made one from a Nokia USB cable (DKU-5) and have saved several Seagates.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-29-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4,195
Views: 655,426
Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Ironic, as the card PCB is green. Apparently came from an Advent laptop. I'd take a 8400MG over it any day. Heats less and has DX10 support.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-29-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4,195
Views: 655,426
Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Just got a Sempron 145 AM3, which I dropped into a untested Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H board I had around. Posts just fine, will make good for a HDD testing unit. I'll have to add a small HDD w/ Win7 or...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-27-2019, 01:45 AM
Replies: 4,195
Views: 655,426
Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Mine runs fast with just a 500GB HGST (SATA3 6Gbps) installed. Thank god it uses a G98 GPU (Quadro NVS 160M 256MB) which doesn't dissipate as much heat as a 128MB G86 chip I have does. None can beat...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-22-2019, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4,195
Views: 655,426
Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

One of my friends who's now in college sent me his old laptop for free - a Dell Latitude E6400.

Did I tell you this laptop LITERALLY is made like a swiss army knife? Like seriously, everything is...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-16-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Dan81
Re: Artifacts from GPU Not Always a GPU Chip Fault

It was done in the summer, and in no moisture conditions.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-16-2019, 02:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Dan81
Re: Artifacts from GPU Not Always a GPU Chip Fault

I haven't had luck with ATi on the desktop side, but on the laptop side, they're really easy to fix. I just saved an Acer Aspire 5536 (same as my 5738 but AMD based instead of Intel) that was not...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-14-2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 4,195
Views: 655,426
Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

It's from the G6000 series, if that helps. Similar board to DV6000 series laptops.

On topic, scored a free Aspire 5536G from a friend. Won't post (was never opened beyond removing the keyboard) so...
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