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Forum: Troubleshooting Game Consoles & Other Weird Devices 12-04-2019, 04:17 PM
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Views: 1,566
Posted By Topcat
Re: XBOX V1.6 with bad caps

It's basically an adapter that allows a Tualatin to be run in a system board intended for a coppermine. There were a lot of companies that made these back in the day....but I never knew there was an...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-03-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4,127
Views: 643,485
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

That is a rotten shame. 4:3 LCD's in that size & resolution are RARE! Whoever did that deserves a fist to the nose for that.


I've always been a fan of yorkfield/harpertowns; 45nm and 12m L2. ...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-02-2019, 05:10 PM
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Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I thought the same thing at quick glance at the POST screen.....but when I looked, it turned out to be an e7300; 2.66/1066fsb C2D....darnit!

I put one under the magnifier (the print is small), and...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 12-02-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By Topcat
Re: Capacitor brand ?

https://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=388
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-01-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4,127
Views: 643,485
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I believe you are correct. I'll have to dig one out of the garbage to be sure, but I think they are.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-01-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 92
Posted By Topcat
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-01-2019, 07:07 PM
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Views: 643,485
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Computer is done & working. Latest BIOS on it and reloaded. Not going to upgrade it unless I find something laying around....I'll just re-home it as it is, clean install of Win7.
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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-30-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4,127
Views: 643,485
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

It's a vostro 220. PSU needed recapped, working now. Has a C2Q 2.6GHz + 2gb RAM + 250gb HDD.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-30-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 92
Posted By Topcat
Re: Looks like Panasonic will halt all LCD manufacturing by 2021!

I can see why.....this stuff is way too cheap & way too throw-away on the consumer market.... Why build high end panels (anything panasonic is always 'top drawer') when the cheap ass panels are the...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 11-30-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 974
Posted By Topcat
Re: Just when you thought polymers gave a PC eternal life! - The GX745 SFF Calamity!

Thanks for the input. The Q6600 is performing very nice in this system.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-30-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4,127
Views: 643,485
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

given a LG 37" TV and some dell vostro desktop PC. I don't know anything else about them yet.
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 11-27-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 974
Posted By Topcat
Re: Just when you thought polymers gave a PC eternal life! - The GX745 SFF Calamity!

I employ the same rule as well. It's saved me lots of headaches for sure! Unless I come across another GX745, I likely won't try this....This system isn't worth spending another $10 on...lol
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 11-27-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 974
Posted By Topcat
Re: Just when you thought polymers gave a PC eternal life! - The GX745 SFF Calamity!

Given that a Q6600 will run, logic tells me the BIOS has the correct microcode....the only difference between the CPU's is the multiplier is one digit higher....but I could be wrong/you could be...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 11-27-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By Topcat
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-27-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,025
Posted By Topcat
Re: The 2019 Operating System Thread

I did that deliberately.... I use S2K12 R2 as a workstation OS as well...but very few do this....Linux would be more of a poll changer than windows server OS's.

Of course the poll is inaccurate...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-26-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,482
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Weird Pentium Pro Builds

Diddled around with this a little today...... Notice something awesome that's filling the formerly empty PCI slot?

I spent $10 on ebay and grabbed a Matrox G450 PCI....those are very close to...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 11-26-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 974
Posted By Topcat
Re: Just when you thought polymers gave a PC eternal life! - The GX745 SFF Calamity!

I did a little reading (dangerous sometimes), this chipset should be able to accept any 1066FSB Kentsfield core C2Q.....any reason a GX745 couldn't/wouldn't run the C2Q 2.66GHz 1066FSB Q6700...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-23-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4,127
Views: 643,485
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I'd like to find a K6-3 550 for it, but those seem to be non-existent... K6-3 450's can be had cheap....but I can't find anything faster.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-22-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4,127
Views: 643,485
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Someone dropped off an old AT case/system on me. I was pleased to discover it had an Asus P5A-B, a rare & hotroddable super socket 7 motherboard....in working order with a K6-2 550 in it.
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 11-22-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 974
Posted By Topcat
Re: Just when you thought polymers gave a PC eternal life! - The GX745 SFF Calamity!

6 bucks well spent, thanks for the tip... I wouldn't have researched this since it already had a C2D in it....

https://www.badcaps.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=203097&stc=1&d=1574464055
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-19-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,482
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Weird Pentium Pro Builds

A little today...I'm limited as to what I can do....I don't have a good GPU for this system, my selection of PCI video cards is limited pretty much to junk....so I'll have to look around...and I...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-18-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,482
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Weird Pentium Pro Builds

This stuff is all circa mid-1990's; 1996 give or take a year...

Ok, first attempt at the IO shield, free-handing with a dremel....

Marked, using some random IO shield for port patterns, that...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-18-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4,127
Views: 643,485
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I bought some of those (panasonic eneloops) for my sencore hand held signal generator. Even when plugged in, it constantly had a nagger saying 'low battery'.... I opened it and found four goofy...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-17-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,482
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Weird Pentium Pro Builds

Laying the groundwork for Build # 2. This one will be a little ongoing, as I'm in search of some Overdrive CPU's that fit the Socket-8....but they're harder to find and pricey. This board already...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 11-16-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By Topcat
Re: Lightning causing led bulb power effect

Did she have a little too much wine when observing this? I've never heard of such a scenario (the popping)..... Mainly, I don't see the driver being able to take such surges and survive....but...
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