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Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 02-20-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,333
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: junky Jetway P4MDPT board

neither of those are suitable because kzg is a very low esr series and FL is an ultra low esr series like FJ. kzgs are also a defective failure prone series unless their date codes are later than...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 02-18-2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Enermax Liberty ECO 400W [ELT400AWT] - from scraped to serviced

okay... not to nitpick, but from the label of the psu posted, this is NOT the liberty eco. the liberty eco is 80 plus standard certified from the label but this one is not. the power ratings are also...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 02-17-2021, 02:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Enermax Liberty ECO 400W [ELT400AWT] - from scraped to serviced

thanks. i really should get down to recappin' mine too, tho mine is the 500w version.

as for those enermax liberty eternity and infinity modular cables... ah well about that... performance pcs on...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 02-14-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 863
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Intel DQ45CB No Boot

nope... psu caps are not suitable to replace caps on motherboards. motherboards require ultra low or very low esr type capacitors. psu caps are of the normal low esr variety and typically dont work...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 02-13-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 863
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Intel DQ45CB No Boot

looks like a boardful of red brown kzgs and lime green ltecs, both known bad caps brands and series. not sure about the date codes on the kzgs tho. kzgs after a certain date code are okay. not sure...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 02-12-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Best solvent for removing thermal paste from LGA sockets?

lol! :jester: obviously, dont smoke or use the soldering iron when cleaning with zippo and ronsonol! lol! dont want to bbq the board more than it already is! :eek: haha! its also good for pouring on...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 02-12-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Thermaltake ATX TR2-430 Turns on by itself, squeals, & has 0.9V on +5VSB

lol! u need a branded all jap cap psu. thats the only ones worth spending good money on. the superflower leadex gold series and evga g2 or g3 series are all good jap cap psus with ultra low ripple...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 02-10-2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Best solvent for removing thermal paste from LGA sockets?

i just use zippo and ronsonol lighter fluid for cleaning up thermal paste. just drip it on some q-tips for cleaning/reaching hard to reach areas. arcticlean and isopropyl alcohol works too.
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 02-10-2021, 12:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,579
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: How to correctly desolder through hole IC?

well thats fine... just make sure the board doesnt vibrate while its between your legs or else it might cause an unwanted reaction!! oops we're not women here and this is not the vip room... never...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 02-08-2021, 12:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: ASUS P5GC-MX motherboard recap

umm they're not geforce chipsets. geforce is the video card line for nvidia. nforce is the motherboard chipset line for nvidia and the shitset on that board is the nforce 4 not geforce 4.
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 02-07-2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,273
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Help with Sprague cap replacement

how do u fit the legs of the radial cap through the holes meant for axial caps tho? there seems to be clearance issues and the lead spacing makes it awkward to fit one there.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-07-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,232
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: A Colossal HDD Failure

haha! here's a wd cav blue 500gb ide drive i bought used off junkbay with 56k+ poh. it also has over 50k start stop and load unload cycle counts.

i like those line of drives! they are tough old...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 02-02-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: ASUS P5GC-MX motherboard recap

odd those bloated when its an athlon 64 system u have there... msi k8n neo4, isnt it? athlon 64 systems dont really run hot. at least not at the level of the presshots... how's the psu and the ripple...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 02-02-2021, 12:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Did I actually fix it?

install back the 16gb ram and see if its okay. it could be the 16gb of ram was flaky because the cap was on its last legs.
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 02-02-2021, 12:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Asrock Fatal1ty Z370 Gaming k6 physically damaged

damn hate seeing dmg like that to good hardware! :eek: looks like wolverine clawed his way through the board tho unsuccessfully. lol! :jester:
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-27-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,186
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Repurposing a 2004 Athlon 64 system in 2021

i thought the wireless card is the middle card? dont see any heatsinks on that. the lower card is the wired ethernet card and thats the one that seems to have the heatsink on it.

also u have...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-25-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,568
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Topcat's XPS 625 Supermicro X8SAX Revival; First 2021 Build!

2560x1920 seems to be in a 4:3 aspect ratio. not weird at all unless u consider high-res lcd screens in 4:3 aspect ratio to be weird and not the widescreen type as always then yes, it is weird.
...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 01-25-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Surface mount capacitor on my desktop just exploded.

depends on how long more do u wanna continue using the system for. if u still wanna use it till it drops then recap with japanese polymers like panasonic oscon sepc series or chemicon npcap psc...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-20-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,381
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: LG Gram

thats hot enuff to fry an egg man! all bets are off on how long it will last and how long the rohs lead-free bga solder will last at those temperatures!! :eek: :eek: :eek:
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 01-19-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Mini Lenovo PC Dead Power supply (ACbell PCH018)

u cant use the ps_on pin of a computer psu as a power source or current source. it wasnt designed for that purpose and it wont work. u have to find somewhere else to source your 3.3v supply. i also...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-18-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,568
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Topcat's XPS 625 Supermicro X8SAX Revival; First 2021 Build!

i dont think building supermicro server computers would give u panic and anxiety disorders that would make u require a xanax. if u did then u are in the wrong job! time for a career change!! :jester:
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-16-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: HP Compaq Elite 8200 would not boot to window 10

to me it just looks like the bad led shorted and tripped the power supply so it wouldnt power on until u removed the short which was the shorted led and now after that it works again.

shit happens...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-16-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4,849
Views: 802,336
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

damn i could use one of those 17 inchers too! are they universal ac compatible for 240v land?
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 01-14-2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Cap Replacement MSI K8N Diamond Plus and ASUS A8N SLI Premium

i believe these caps are scattered around the board around the pci slots, usb headers and ports and ram slots. these are general filtering caps for the minor rails and u can use electrolytic caps to...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-12-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,568
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Topcat's XPS 625 Supermicro X8SAX Revival; First 2021 Build!

yea the dust bunnies in the case and on the board as well as the layer of dust on the video card were an eyesore and getting to me quite a bit because of my ocd lol!

makes me wanna bust out the...
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