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Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-18-2019, 06:26 PM
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Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I actually thought about that when I bought it new back in the 90's....but just never got around to it. I bought it and the Sencore LC102 at the same time, circa 1994....

Continuing to go through...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-17-2019, 10:25 PM
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Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

So far DVR v2 is running great!! It's fully assembled and doing its thing....but v1 is still standing by, just incase... I was really surprised that v1 was struggling to cut the mustard....but this...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-17-2019, 04:15 PM
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Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

That's exactly what I've done. The recordings are stored on a NAS....actually more than one.... By the time they find the DVR or attempts to deface/destroy the cameras, they've already screwed the...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-17-2019, 09:58 AM
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Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

It passed the graphics test!! A new DVR is born! :D
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-16-2019, 09:38 PM
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Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

It's a Pentium J2850 http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Pentium/Intel-Pentium%20J2850.html

TDP 10 Watts!!! :eek:




On this front, we are very much on the same page.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-16-2019, 08:26 PM
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Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Ok, the more I diddled with this, the more I liked it, with a specific task in mind. The CPU is a Pentium Quad core @ 2.4Ghz with 8gb DDR3 RAM in dual channel mode. When I first looked at it, I...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-16-2019, 05:55 PM
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Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I haven't cracked it open yet...but I envision a few 'fukkyou' caps staring back at me when I do..... This worthless baytrail board was a great one to test it with.....if it went up in smoke, that...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-16-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,372
Posted By Topcat
Re: Ratdude's Main Rig V6

Maybe on some boards a modded BIOS would cure it....but using my above example, it appears more along the lines of something hardwired in the board, in the chipset perhaps, or just some strange...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-16-2019, 04:07 PM
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Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I tinker with my 'toy' machines (I have lots of them)....the machine I count on the most is 7 years strong.....with no 'tinkering'....just an occasional upgrade or blast with the air hose.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-16-2019, 02:30 PM
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Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I was going through my most recent pile of freebies from the county & local shops....in that pile is a HP 200 G1....some baytrail board with 2x 4gb soDIMM's in it. VGA port is bad, but the...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-16-2019, 12:44 PM
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Posted By Topcat
Re: My Latest 8-core Project

For what it's worth, the NVS510 didn't go to waste....my DVR needed a GPU, and this one is perfect. It doesn't strain a bit with all the IP camera feeds when only driving one monitor. :D
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 03-15-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 97
Posted By Topcat
Re: Wiped critical info from bios HELP!!

Sounds like you nuked the bootloader.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-15-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,372
Posted By Topcat
Re: Ratdude's Main Rig V6

I wouldn't say that....more along the lines of what diif said... They aren't targeting the gamer crowd, and hence, not a lot of demand for SLI support amongst their target audience. I was only...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-15-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,372
Posted By Topcat
Re: Ratdude's Main Rig V6

That makes sense....but figure this one out. The Supermicro X8SAX (https://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/Xeon3000/X58/X8SAX.cfm) doesn't support SLI apparently, but the Supermicro C7X58...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-14-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,372
Posted By Topcat
Re: Ratdude's Main Rig V6

I ran into this when I tried SLI'ing a pair of 9800GT's I had on a X8SAX, x58 chipset....it should have done it....but it would not do it. I'm beginning to think Supermicro just thinks SLI is the...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-14-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,283
Posted By Topcat
Re: My Latest 8-core Project

Been a long time since I updated this thread or this system..... It's been a good week for GPU upgrades. My home system went from a GTX460 to a GTX970, and this system went from a Quadro NVS510 2gb...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-13-2019, 08:41 PM
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Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

My system in my house got a cheap GPU upgrade from a 1gb GTX460 to a 4gb GTX970....thanks Ratdude. :usa:

There was also an Antec 550w PSU in the bottom of the box as well...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-12-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 72
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Other Misc Weird Build Thread

Probably. After googling a little, it seems this board has a history of not liking various CPU's. Not that it matters in the case of this build....just tossing things at it I have on hand...it'll...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-12-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 72
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Other Misc Weird Build Thread

This one went together ok.... I tried testing the Pegatron IPMTB-TK used in this build with the W3690 I scored, it recognized it as a W3580.... It also seemed to not like higher speed Westmere...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-11-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 596,077
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Picked up another cheap BP6 in untested condition. These are starting to fetch decent prices these days....so I snap them up when I can get them cheap....many times sellers that don't really realize...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-11-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 72
Posted By Topcat
Topcat's Other Misc Weird Build Thread

I've got a few sleeper builds & other strange builds on the horizon.....but not builds special enough for dedicated threads....so this thread will serve as my log for what I consider unusual, but not...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-10-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 596,077
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

The hardware rescuer in me bought an X6DAL-XG with IO shield for $35 (cheap for these) on ebay last night....it may take a while but I'll find a home for it.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-09-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 121
Posted By Topcat
Re: Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon Artifact issue

In 'driver manager', I switched it from the default open source driver to nvidia driver 340.107, that seems to have got it....but I'll diddle around with it some more before I call it cured.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-09-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 121
Posted By Topcat
Re: Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon Artifact issue

I'll try the nvidia driver and see what that does...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-08-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 121
Posted By Topcat
Re: Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon Artifact issue

It's whatever came with Mint. I haven't tried others <yet>....Hard to imagine an embedded driver for such an old card being buggy.....but I guess there's a reason it's 'free'.
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