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Forum: General Computer Discussion 10-26-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,405
Posted By Ami Sapphire
Re: What fails for you the most?

Yep, I meant 420MB. Really should've gotten some sleep before I wrote that post, lol.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 10-26-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,405
Posted By Ami Sapphire
Re: What fails for you the most?

Seagate consumer drives and most definitely Toshiba drives.

My original Toshiba 320GB HDD in my current laptop from 2011 only lasted until August 2013 (too many bad sectors). Had another older...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-06-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,194
Posted By Ami Sapphire
Re: Lesson in dust cleaning

Surprisingly, I have. I had to fix a computer that had malware. It also was never maintained since they even bought the desktop, which was 2009! Three years of dust accumulation in the computer case...
Forum: Announcements & Related News 08-02-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,934
Posted By Ami Sapphire
Re: ATTN Gmail users: new Tabbed Interface may hide Badcaps Notifications

Yeah, that annoyed me so. The instructions in the OP worked. :)
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-01-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,420
Posted By Ami Sapphire
Re: heatsink fail!

lol, someone trying to use a penny or some sort in this laptop. Doing it wrong, though!

I, however, would never have done this.
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 08-01-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,814
Posted By Ami Sapphire
Re: Rubycon MCZ and Chemicon KZG mass failures

Roland SCC-1: Vintage ISA sound card. Sought-after as well. Now rare.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-31-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 42,132
Posted By Ami Sapphire
Re: Ratdude's Main rig V3.5

May be fine, may not be. I have two HDDs with >400 bad sectors and they still work properly. They're both Seagate drives, too.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-22-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 42,132
Posted By Ami Sapphire
Re: Ratdude's Main rig V3.5

Seems so. I actually managed to get Windows Vista SP2 working on my Tyan Tiger MPX S2466N-4M board, even the onboard NIC which has no Vista drivers, with no issues... then I installed WinXP Pro SP3...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-18-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,448
Posted By Ami Sapphire
Re: Why would anyone get a desktop anymore

Yep. If anyone saw my computer stuff, very few, if any, are modern computers that are in the i5 era. Only two laptops in the house are recent: one in May 2011, and one in December 2012.

My dad's...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-18-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,660
Posted By Ami Sapphire
Re: E-POS E-880 Series: Bios Needed

I also ran into a mini POS that went by 880, lol. Threw me off, though. Here's the old text, for future reference:

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The AM880. Either versions: 1.2, 1.3, 2.0

Found them through here:...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-17-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,660
Posted By Ami Sapphire
Re: E-POS E-880 Series: Bios Needed

Okay, I keep running into the AmazePC AM880.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-04-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,909
Posted By Ami Sapphire
Re: does the xp EOL affect the tablet edition to?

Yep, but it depends on the board. I tried Win7 on an old BIOSTAR U8798 Pro P4 board with 2GB of DDR400 RAM. Ran surprisingly efficient, but unsurprisingly, it didn't like the onboard sound (never...
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 03-23-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,690
Posted By Ami Sapphire
Re: people are sheep when it comes to beats audio!

Never really liked any of the Beats headsets. Always thought they were overrated and overpriced.

Only ones I wear now are my Panasonic RP-HT360 monitor headphones. Abused my first set, now I use...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 02-12-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,636
Posted By Ami Sapphire
Re: 500 GB External drive - Not!

Makes me laugh to see that picture again. Never gets old. xD
Forum: General Computer Discussion 02-04-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,675
Posted By Ami Sapphire
Re: Got lots of junk, what should I do with it?

I have two of those cards, mainly because Sis wanted to hear distorted Genesis music through an archaic DOS Genesis emulator (Genecyst) on an old computer, and I took the original one out of that PC...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 02-04-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,675
Posted By Ami Sapphire
Re: Got lots of junk, what should I do with it?

I wonder what model SB16 sound card it is, as there are quite a few. (Curious!) And a Sound Blaster AWE64 Gold? Lucky.

I love vintage hardware, yet I don't primarily collect them. I obtained an...
Forum: Announcements & Related News 02-03-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,656
Posted By Ami Sapphire
Re: Farewell, Minidisc

Interesting. I only remember Sony discontinuing the MiniDisc Walkman stuff in 2011. Even earlier, U.S. popularity really fell in 2006, mainly because of the unstable SonicStage software used with...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 02-03-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3,617
Views: 596,253
Posted By Ami Sapphire
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Last month, I was looking to obtain an old beige ATX case for my FIC PA-2013 board because I wanted an old system in my room, instead bought an entire system for ~$3.40.

System contained:
a...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 12-30-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 14,910
Posted By Ami Sapphire
Re: Newfound hatred for windows 8

Classic thread. Only experimented with Windows 8 (Release Preview) on an abused Seagate Momentus 320GB HDD with ~430 reallocated sectors, and left it alone since, then finally formatted the drive....
Forum: General Computer Discussion 10-21-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,814
Posted By Ami Sapphire
Re: The hard drive failure thread

I did work on some computers from 2006 - 2011.

Most of what had failed in this list were Seagate drives. Three Momentus drives had definitely failed:
one 100GB in 2007 (uncorrectable sectors,...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 10-16-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,543
Posted By Ami Sapphire
Re: Windows Movie Maker 2 does not like MPEG files

Wow, Windows Movie Maker. Had the misfortune of using it back in the early XP days when I used version 1. Both that and v2 are unstable as heck. Then I found out last year it was originally from...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 10-15-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3,617
Views: 596,253
Posted By Ami Sapphire
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Was actively looking through eBay buying untested Sandisk Sansa players and surprise, most of them actually work. What I have obtained so far:

One Sansa Fuze 8GB player. Replaced my bricked Fuze....
Forum: General Computer Discussion 10-09-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,751
Posted By Ami Sapphire
Re: Corsair PSU faults

I was almost tempted to buy a CX400v2 when building an experimental desktop PC last year. The TX650 was not exactly in my price range. I didn't buy either.

That OP's first paragraph made me laugh,...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 09-27-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,737
Posted By Ami Sapphire
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-29-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,389
Posted By Ami Sapphire
Re: $5 goodwill tower

Had a Dell Dimension 8200 as well. That was the one thing I hated about that case.

On the board, though, the green AGP lock piece eventually broke off. I had to remove it from the board.
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