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Forum: General Computer Discussion Yesterday, 10:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 870
Posted By Topcat
Re: The 2019 Operating System Thread

Bring a big USB3 HDD next time you come down this way. Lots of complete albums. ;)
Forum: General Computer Discussion Yesterday, 09:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 870
Posted By Topcat
Re: The 2019 Operating System Thread

Not in 2003. MP3 became the audio standard in 1998.

My music collection started on an 18.2gb SCSI HDD that I paid out the ass for back in the 90's. It was filled in a matter of weeks.

The...
Forum: General Computer Discussion Yesterday, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,166
Posted By Topcat
Re: Badcaps.net Origin & Roots - Topcat's VP6 Thread!

I didn't post pics of the board in the above post because it was filthy....very dusty. I cleaned it up in the sink....I also replaced all the small caps (100uF and 220uF). I pulled the NB heatsink...
Forum: General Computer Discussion Yesterday, 09:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 870
Posted By Topcat
Re: The 2019 Operating System Thread

Probably so....but if you remember, 3rd party support for XP went well beyond EoL. You've still got a few years for W7 for sure. S2K12 goes EoL in 2023, so 4+ solid years there....and when you...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 01-14-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 870
Posted By Topcat
Re: The 2019 Operating System Thread

I see no end in sight for me using win7 or S2K12 R2 carved into workstation mode. I run unpatched anyway (save for a few hand-picked standalone patches), so EoL won't phase me. If you're smart...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 01-14-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By Topcat
Re: lcd/led screen panel repairing guide

^
Thanks for the explanation....but in the future, if someone is giving you trouble, contact the site staff prior to creating new accounts.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 01-14-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 403
Posted By Topcat
Re: reset password windows 10

That's what doomed Ubuntu for me, M$ bought it....used Mint since for systems without COA's, no Win7 SLIC, or client request...

BTW, welcome to the site! :usa:
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 01-14-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By Topcat
Re: lcd/led screen panel repairing guide

Not to mention I've PM'd CapWizard TWO times asking why he has multiple accounts. The other one is this one: <edited>

Both my PM's have gone unanswered, so now it will be answered here. The...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 01-14-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 403
Posted By Topcat
Re: reset password windows 10

Admitting it's the problem is the first step toward recovery! :rock:
Forum: General Computer Discussion 01-14-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 403
Posted By Topcat
Re: reset password windows 10

no, not shaven headed....I've never posted a pic of myself online.

If all the vets are doing it, what's that tell you about w10?
Forum: General Computer Discussion 01-13-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 403
Posted By Topcat
Re: reset password windows 10

Are you saying that we're getting cantankerous in our old age?
Forum: General Computer Discussion 01-11-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 392,847
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I'm going to diddle around with it for a bit and see how much I can hotrod it....after that, I may consider parting with it. I've been eyeballing a potentially cheap m6800, but from the m6600 and...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 01-11-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,166
Posted By Topcat
Re: Badcaps.net Origin & Roots - Topcat's VP6 Thread!

Reviving another old thread for a very good reason.... I built 3 very unusual VP6's for a very old preferred client over a decade ago....with the understanding that he would send them back to me...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 01-10-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 392,847
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I spoke too soon about the battery....It will run for ~1hr 45min. For a Dell precision, that's stellar! This post created from it....it replaced my m6300 I've used the last ~7 years. It has a C2D...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 01-08-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 392,847
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Free Dell Precision M6400, 3.06GHz C2D 8gb RAM (maxes @ 16gb), 250gb SSD & 1tb spinner, 1920x1200 display. Case has a few dings, but overall in good shape. Batt is toast, OS needed to be...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 01-08-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By Topcat
Re: Not Even BCN's Russia Connections Can Top This One - Supermicro S2DGU Build

That's the passthrough cable....if they're SLI, there's an internal ribbon that connects the two.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 01-08-2019, 12:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By Topcat
Re: Not Even BCN's Russia Connections Can Top This One - Supermicro S2DGU Build

The voodoo2 needed no adapters, just the passthrough cable from your 2D GPU. The Voodoo3500 connector is something proprietary, the card is useless without the dongle....although there is a HP...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 01-07-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By Topcat
Re: Not Even BCN's Russia Connections Can Top This One - Supermicro S2DGU Build

It's not DVI. It's the breakout box for the TV tuner & capture functions. This card is circa 1999.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 01-06-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 870
Posted By Topcat
Re: The 2019 Operating System Thread

This site views flawlessly from Firefox v 2.0.0.20 from NT4.....it will be a long long time before that's a factor internet-wide. Higher security sites, such as banks and the like may do some...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 01-06-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By Topcat
Re: Not Even BCN's Russia Connections Can Top This One - Supermicro S2DGU Build

I finally put this one together.....in the hunt for just the right case, I found some brand new in box Chenbro SR209 beige cases. Quality is good, no sharp edges, comes with all the fans....and did...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 01-05-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 870
Posted By Topcat
Re: The 2019 Operating System Thread

I pull a fresh image anytime there's significant changes in files or config. This includes all my 'working media' for the bench system, my DVD image dump, and of course the other things the server...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 01-05-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 870
Posted By Topcat
Re: The 2019 Operating System Thread

This post was from an XP box.....one of my retro rigs I was working on this morning....


I do pretty much the same.....and I've never had to restore one of the images.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 01-04-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 870
Posted By Topcat
Re: The 2019 Operating System Thread

Still using w7 mainstream. I've got a couple S2K12R2 workstations in my fleet....but I just can't conform to w10....I've tried, it didn't work. I've tried so many times to make it 'shut up'...it...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 01-02-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 392,847
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Ok, no worries.....I'll keep my fingers crossed!

I need to make my rounds for toys as well.....it's been a month, they're probably missing me by now.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 01-02-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 550
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Weird Pentium Pro Builds

Neither of these boards would POST with the FX5500, both beeped 'no video' error codes at me. I thought the card was DOA, but I did try it in something newer (a VP6 I had laying loose), and it...
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