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Forum: General Computer Discussion 09-21-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 56
Posted By dmill89
Re: Desktop Choosing help

The Athlon II x2 250 is much newer (socket AM3, circa 2011) and about 4 times more powerful than the Athlon 64 3200+(since it is a K8U-X board this would be a socket 754 chip, circa 2004 though they...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 09-17-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 361,006
Posted By dmill89
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

:lol: , the color ribbons actually say "Full Color Citizen":

https://www.badcaps.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=182803&stc=1&d=1537225228
Forum: General Computer Discussion 09-15-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 361,006
Posted By dmill89
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

A Citizen PN60 "Pocket Printer" for $1. These use thermal ribbons (like a label printer, so no ink cartridges to worry about drying out) but print on regular paper and are extremely portable, albeit...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-30-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 510
Posted By dmill89
Re: New SSD vs. "New" Laptop

yep, and the newer ones are BGA just like the i5/i7 :barf:.
Forum: Custom Tweaks, Modifications, and Revisions 07-24-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 805
Posted By dmill89
Re: Your Video Card Cooling Mods

The only redeeming quality is the fact that it is a PCI (not PCI-Express) card which makes it one of the "Latest" PCI video cards (remember there aren't many "newer" video cards offered in a PCI...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-21-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 361,006
Posted By dmill89
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

A few recent scores.

Dell OptiPlex 790 SFF for $20:
https://www.badcaps.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=180307&stc=1&d=1532221383...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-21-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By dmill89
Re: melted laptop screen? err... what happened?

I would think probably think heat rather than humidity. Where was it stored? If it was some place like a garage, shed, attic, or commercial storage unit (the corrugated metal rental ones) it can...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-16-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 361,006
Posted By dmill89
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

The sad thing is I chucked a ton of them back in the early XP days, since 3dfx had gone belly up and there were no XP drivers available (at least official/reliable ones) any system I upgraded to XP...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-16-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 361,006
Posted By dmill89
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

If you're using a modern diamond stylus with a low tracking force (as most of the "better" non-DJ cartridges are) the wear is minimal to non-existent. Now if you're using a cheap ceramic cartridge...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-01-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 361,006
Posted By dmill89
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Of course.
These things must have been growing on trees at some point, :group: as that's probably the most common s754 CPU I see. [/QUOTE]

At one point they were practically giving those away...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 06-02-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,131
Posted By dmill89
Re: BSOD and Gigabyte Capacitors

Understandable, it isn't exactly straight forward, I only know about it because we ran into issues at work back in 2015 (last time a 53 week ISO year occurred) with some reports that pulled data from...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 06-02-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,131
Posted By dmill89
Re: BSOD and Gigabyte Capacitors

Assuming they are using the ISO 8601 date standard there can potentially be 53 weeks in an ISO year depending on what day the year starts on (2004 is one of these years).
Forum: General Computer Discussion 05-25-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,036
Posted By dmill89
Re: Recommendations: Portable laptop/tablet for texas hot auto shop environment

If you need somewhat rugged an older Dell Precision (as TopCat suggested) or Latitude (the higher end ones with the magnesium bodies) or Lenovo T/R series Thinkpad (T430/530 and older) will do and...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 05-24-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By dmill89
Re: Power supply ripple hall of shame

With the 191W load above it draws 286W so around 66% efficiency.
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 05-24-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By dmill89
Re: Power supply ripple hall of shame

This hunk of garbage VIO KY-550ATX, I originally posted in the gutless hall of shame. (https://www.badcaps.net/forum/showpost.php?p=801478&postcount=1434)
...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 04-17-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 177,676
Posted By dmill89
Re: Your Best Dumpster Finds

A special note on that system, since you appear to have the G33M02 variant of the motherboard it only supports dual-core CPUs (the less common G33M03 supported quad-cores as well), but it does...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 04-02-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By dmill89
Re: Bestec "12Z" returns for polycaps

Those are some ugly spikes. Too bad you don't have a before, but I would suspect it is substantially worse with the polys.

Here are some comparisons, I used the same 50mV and 2uSec scales noted on...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-23-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 569
Posted By dmill89
Re: Average lifetime of your discrete video cards?

X2, I've had a couple of the infamous GeForce 8x00 series failures, and a few AGP cards fail (I think a Radeon 9700 and a GeForce 5600 Ultra but it's been awhile). Otherwise I haven't had any...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-23-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 361,006
Posted By dmill89
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Which is somewhat ironic, because DHL is absolutely terrible in the US (very slow, and often more expensive than UPS/FedEx/USPS).
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-22-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 361,006
Posted By dmill89
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Oh I'm definitely not complaining especially for the price (the seller thought it was "broken", but apparently they didn't realize that you needed to push in one of the speaker buttons to get sound...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 03-18-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By dmill89
Re: Corsair 400W PSU w/one bad cap

Yep, looks like the caps (at least what can be seen in the pics.) are OSTs (mediocre brand at best) as well, if you don't replace them all now chances are they will fail in the near future (since all...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-18-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By dmill89
Re: Tempered Glass Computer cases... sexy or sh*t?

^This, they look good when new but are a giant pain to keep clean and will show every smudge and spec of dust. Of course there are the potential EMI issues stj mentioned, and since it is tempered...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-15-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 361,006
Posted By dmill89
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Kenwood KR-A5040 Stereo Receiver (80W per channel) for $1, a little banged up (some scratches/nicks on the front panel and a few dings on the top of the case) but fully working.
...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 03-11-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By dmill89
Re: New caps on motherboard hot

New LGA775 boards are a bit hard to come by these days (granted it isn't too difficult to find used higher-end ones with polymer caps on eBay fairly cheap, but even a "good" 7+ year old used...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 03-11-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,116
Posted By dmill89
Re: Help I need a new computer.

The memory and expansion slots should be standard (not sure how "picky" the board may be with memory, but the slots themselves are standard). The PSU and Motherboard are both proprietary as is the...
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