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Forum: General Computer Discussion 02-13-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 90
Posted By Topcat
Re: Who's good with Hexidecimal?

^
Yes. The extra space I'd guess would just be zero filled, ASSuming that the structure remains intact, and modbin & cbrom simply see it as a 2mbit .bin. The original .bin contains the motherboard...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 02-13-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 90
Posted By Topcat
Who's good with Hexidecimal?

Ok, a BIOS modding that I can't figure out..... I need to convert a bin file from a 1mbit (128k) to a 2mbit (256k) filesize. It's for a retro build that has onboard SCSI, and I want to add some...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 02-13-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 586,518
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Given a pair of Dell 1908WPF monitors, working.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 02-13-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,626
Posted By Topcat
Re: Gigabyte GA-586DX Retro Goodness

I had to get this thing off my bench this morning to make room for other things....so what the hell, how about a game of AoE.....and got my ass whipped, 7 against 1.....but it plays pretty good on...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 02-13-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 195
Posted By Topcat
Re: Possible to run Win7 on a Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15IKB, i3 gen8 & UHD 620

no, that would just create more problems. The owner of this thing is a 69yr old man with zero tech skills.


USB is working, I have the intel usb3 drivers slipstreamed into the win7 installer,...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 02-12-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 195
Posted By Topcat
Re: Possible to run Win7 on a Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15IKB, i3 gen8 & UHD 620

^
No go. This is bizarre....of all the kooky things to not work, the fucking touchpad....
Forum: General Computer Discussion 02-11-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 195
Posted By Topcat
Re: Possible to run Win7 on a Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15IKB, i3 gen8 & UHD 620

Last but not least with this piece of shit.....doing the setup, I used a normal keyboard & mouse.....well come to find out the touchpad doesn't want to work. I believe it to be a Synaptics clickpad...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 02-09-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 195
Posted By Topcat
Forum: General Computer Discussion 02-08-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 586,518
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

https://www.ebay.com/itm/263791377076

That's the fix for this. This heatsink latches onto the bigger tab on the side of the socket 370. This won't work with a coppermine with an exposed die, as...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 02-08-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 586,518
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

It's not, its too old for that. Mendocino & coppermine only. After recapping it (wouldn't POST prior to recapping), I discovered it still had the first release BIOS on it...and wouldn't even run a...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 02-08-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 586,518
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Picked up an Abit VL6 for $10 (single socket370 P3, AGP, VIA 694 chipset)....caps bloated as bad as me after a meal @ taco hell....but I couldn't bear to see a classic Abit board end up in the...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 02-08-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 195
Posted By Topcat
Re: Possible to run Win7 on a Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15IKB, i3 gen8 & UHD 620

If you were a sexy blonde Swedish lady, I'd give you a great big sloppy kiss!! ...but instead, beer on me! It worked like a charm! Apparently the UHD's require a little more modding than the older...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 02-07-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 195
Posted By Topcat
Possible to run Win7 on a Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15IKB, i3 gen8 & UHD 620

A client bought this stupidly......and very quickly discovered that w10 isnt what he wanted.......well I've got everything to work in win7 except the GPU, which is an Intel UHD 620.... I can not for...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 02-07-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 552
Posted By Topcat
Re: Ratdude's computer workbench... and epic fail build

Glad it worked out! I bought out an old retired TV repair guy back in the early 90's when I first started....that coil was amongst the haul from that shop. It was worth its weight in gold for my...
Forum: MSI/Microstar 02-06-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By Topcat
Re: MSI 694T caps replacement

Definitely replace those teapos....they love to fail with no physical signs.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 02-06-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 586,518
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

The 3x 27's (Dell 2709W's) are a joy, very little neck twisting....and in 1920x1200, things are big and easy to see. The 30's are 2560x1600, are very clear & easy to see, I have 2 in operation...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 02-05-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 586,518
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Picked up yet another Dell u3011. I have 4 now. Looking to eventually replace the 3x 27" monitors with 3 of the u3011's in my office.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 02-03-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 586,518
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I've got 3 of those. 2 SCSI and 1 IDE.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 02-02-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 586,518
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Today's scores were a box full of scsi cdroms & cd recorders, all 50-pin. SOme panasonics, plextors, and a NEC.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 02-02-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 314
Posted By Topcat
Re: Ratdude's Main Rig V5.6

^
You really have mcdonalds & taco bell apps on your phone?! :facepalm:
Forum: General Computer Discussion 02-02-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 314
Posted By Topcat
Re: Ratdude's Main Rig V5.6

^
Leave negative feedback. His score is so low, a negative is painful at this point.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 02-02-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,626
Posted By Topcat
Re: Gigabyte GA-586DX Retro Goodness

Just a little update on this system.....I was bored this morning and felt like tinkering with something....and dragged this useless but fun system out.... Win2k didn't perform that great on this,...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 01-30-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 586
Posted By Topcat
Re: Weird SSD Issue

^
Nah, its yours.....
Forum: General Computer Discussion 01-29-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 586,518
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

It's been a good month for HDD acquisitions.... Got 10x Hitachi 450gb 15k RPM SAS drives. I don't think I've ever had a Hitachi HDD.....
Forum: General Computer Discussion 01-29-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 586
Posted By Topcat
Re: Weird SSD Issue

Ohh well....was worth a shot. I wonder what caused it...
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