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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-08-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4,402
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Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Yes. If I am able and have the know-how, I do major repairs as well. If I don't, I have a friend in the business....so it only cost me parts (diesel pickup).

Yup. When I first started in...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-08-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4,402
Views: 672,509
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

They're already sitting there, that's already done.

Copypasta is your friend. Takes less than 60 seconds.

I don't see many people asking questions about scsi cables...payment is automatic....
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-08-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4,402
Views: 672,509
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Tossing SCSI cables? You do realize a good 50 or 68 pin with or without terminators will bring $10ea + ship on ebay, right? I mean seriously, if you have that many, and tossing them....that's a lot...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-07-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By Topcat
Re: double click opens multiple pages?

My w10 machines with watefox are fine.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-07-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4,402
Views: 672,509
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I've just been parting with the common & more worthless things...atleast what's worthless in my mind.... The more unique/rare hardware stays. The calm before the storm perhaps, once all this virus...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-06-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,743
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

Another Nixie tube wonder, $20 ebay score..... It's a Hickok DMS 3200 Mainframe. I was confused about this until it got here, I only bought it because anything that lights up and has Nixie tubes in...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-06-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4,402
Views: 672,509
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I've actually parted with a lot of stuff the last few months....I had way too much laying around.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-06-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4,402
Views: 672,509
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

The well has been dry the last few weeks...... :-/
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 04-05-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 170
Posted By Topcat
Re: Vintage 70's victrola

I'm ASSuming rather than simply short like modern silicon diodes/transistors (easy to diagnose), these would just become weak & leaky? I'm sure I've encountered these many many moons ago....but...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 04-05-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 170
Posted By Topcat
Re: Vintage 70's victrola

Main filters in the PSU are the #1 suspect if its an uncontrollable hum.....but something that old, all lytics would be suspect. Can you hear music over/under/with the hum? Like I said, I am not...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-05-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By Topcat
Re: Yet another RD workstation build... Socket F Fun!

I stripped the case, it's ready to roll.
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 04-05-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 170
Posted By Topcat
Re: Vintage 70's victrola

On older stuff like that, lytics & resistors....with lytics being the number 1 suspect....but over time, resistors will drift far out of spec and cause issues.

I've always enjoyed tinkering with...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-01-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,921
Posted By Topcat
Re: Supermicro curse strikes again

Gracias.....I was given one of these....the only reason I'm wasting time on it, it came with a pair of 3.2GHz 533fsb (SL7AE) Gallatins w/2mb L3's.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-28-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 88
Posted By Topcat
Re: Dmx/rdm

I guess I'm a dummy....I've never heard of either. What is this?
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-28-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,461
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Weird Pentium Pro Builds

Another rather boring day....I dug the PR440FX build back out to install the Overdrive CPU's that have been sitting here for about a month.... When all this virus nonsense is finished, this build...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-27-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 255,930
Posted By Topcat
Re: Post your system.......

^
I've recapped a gazillion of those.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-24-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 640
Posted By Topcat
Re: Window XP Product Actvation Not Working

I'd give you mine, but they're actually legit....I have 4.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-24-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 640
Posted By Topcat
Re: Window XP Product Actvation Not Working

Thanks and lemme know! :usa:
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-23-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By Topcat
Re: Yet another RD workstation build... Socket F Fun!

The build on my end that this horse trade will complete will be one of the 'keeper pile' crown jewels of the BCN retro gamer rigs....and I have several very unusual ones. I've actually parted with...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-23-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 640
Posted By Topcat
Re: Window XP Product Actvation Not Working

I have plenty of genuine media....except a corporate edition of XP64.....lemme know if you have one. I want to try my keys on it. ;)
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-23-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 640
Posted By Topcat
Re: Window XP Product Actvation Not Working

^
Meh, I'm not too trusting of those hacked up 'abandonware' ISO's that are so plentiful....most are bloated with malware and other sordid crap. I have one or two XP systems still remaining....for...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-22-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 640
Posted By Topcat
Re: Window XP Product Actvation Not Working

That's what I was thinking....I thought IE6 came with XP.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-22-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 640
Posted By Topcat
Re: Window XP Product Actvation Not Working

If it's a corporate key, you have to install using corporate media.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-22-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 640
Posted By Topcat
Re: Window XP Product Actvation Not Working

You've got a point....but VLK/Corporate edition negates it all anyway....

Just out of curiosity.....does an x86 VLK for XP work with an x64 corporate media? I don't have XP64 Corporate media, but...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-22-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 640
Posted By Topcat
Re: Window XP Product Actvation Not Working

I can give you a copy of the media, but you'll have to scare up a VLK....they're out there, probably not too hard to find.
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