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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-27-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 482
Posted By momaka
Re: M$ Security Essentials (MSE) Stopped updating 3 days ago....

Ah, good ol' MSE: one of the first things I disable on a new OS install, along with many other things. I haven't found a need for an Anti-virus software (be it free or paid) for a long time now....
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-26-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 281
Posted By momaka
Re: CPU Fans - Which, when, and why

^ This.

I have the same exact motherboard, and indeed the BIOS has an option called "Smart Fan" that is enabled by default. This option reduces the speed of the CPU fan to reduce noise, and only...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 10-21-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,925
Posted By momaka
Re: Dell model L275E-01 pn: Wu142. Optiplex 755 small form factor.

:lol: LOL Per, you almost got me with that one. Took me a moment to realize what you did there. :jester:
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-21-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4,063
Views: 639,020
Posted By momaka
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

+1
Certainly a museum piece worthy in this condition.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-21-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,259
Posted By momaka
Re: Dell Dimension 1100? ...or is it? The Ultimate Sleeper System

Oh yeah, I forgot that one. :D (But now that you linked to that thread, I do remember reading it and thinking that's one really cool project.)


I have a similar silver eMachines case from more or...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-21-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By momaka
Re: Club3D HD7950 (aka R9 280) 3GB strange issue

Is that with another card as the boot/main card?

If not, and you're using the 7950 as the main card, and it boots and installs drivers OK without crashing, then try it on another PC to see if you...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 10-21-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,943
Posted By momaka
Re: Raidmax RX-600 ringing noise and 0ms PG

Maybe.
But now that you mention this, it is worth nothing that some of the high end PSUs out there have 10 year warranty and all kinds of bells and whistles. If they were trying to save on...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-14-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By momaka
Re: Club3D HD7950 (aka R9 280) 3GB strange issue

It's dead [GPU chip], Jim.

I have numerous cards that do the same thing: PC POSTs and some of the cards even wake up the monitor on analog and digital output, but display nothing.

The HD7k and...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-14-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4,063
Views: 639,020
Posted By momaka
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

By far the best plan with these monitors. https://www.badcaps.net/forum/images/icons/icon14.gif
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-14-2019, 12:53 AM
Replies: 4,063
Views: 639,020
Posted By momaka
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Yup, bad caps is likely the issue with that monitor. If I remember correctly, some of the small "startup" caps in the PSU go bad. Also a few small caps on the logic boards can cause issue with image...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 10-12-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,925
Posted By momaka
Re: Dell model L275E-01 pn: Wu142. Optiplex 755 small form factor.

That's not how it works.
If the PSU is not turning Off after turning On, first try using it on a different motherboard/PC to make sure there isn't something with the settings on the PC you are...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-12-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4,063
Views: 639,020
Posted By momaka
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Don't assume the battery is good just because the CMOS date/time is correct.
I've seen it before (and in fact have one PC in the closet like this with a dying CR2032 battery) where the motherboard...
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 10-11-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By momaka
Re: Monoprice Hybrid Amp 13194 may need caps

Can never know if any of those Chong caps are bad or not (well, they always are! :tongue: ) just by looking at them.

Either take out of circuit and check ESR and capacitance or replace them...
Forum: Major Manufacturers Boards 10-11-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By momaka
Re: Cheap gaming computer with Intel 975 chipset

Just curious, what video card are you using?

20-30 frames per second is not really great, though enough for non-competitive gaming.

I'd look on YouTube for videos with similar PC setups to see...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-11-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4,063
Views: 639,020
Posted By momaka
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Yup, seems likely to be a RAM issue.
I would do a full removal and re-insertion of the RAM. If you have any known good SDRAM of your own, try that instead. The RAM that came with this computer could...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 10-11-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,925
Posted By momaka
Re: Dell model L275E-01 pn: Wu142. Optiplex 755 small form factor.

Not exactly, but close.

The thermistor doesn't give a "low voltage" to the standby circuit. It simply acts as a high series resistance device when the PSU is first plugged in, so that the...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-10-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4,063
Views: 639,020
Posted By momaka
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Not on these old Pentium II/3 Dell PCs! ;)
Anything from the Pentium II/3 era will NOT have a 12V CPU connector. Also, these particular Dell PCs, like the one posted above, typically came with...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 10-10-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,925
Posted By momaka
Re: Dell model L275E-01 pn: Wu142. Optiplex 755 small form factor.

I don't have an exact part number for you, but SCK 054 is a very commonly used NTC thermistor for power supplies, so you can try that first, at least as a test. (Generally, most cheapo gutless PSUs...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-10-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 249,118
Posted By momaka
Re: Post your system.......

Unfortunately, not that motherboard - an ASUS P5GC-MX (i945 chipset). It can only do 800 MHz FSB. That's not an issue, though, as I do have several other Dell boxes with 800 MHz FSB C2D CPUs that are...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-09-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4,063
Views: 639,020
Posted By momaka
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Will do if I don't. :D

I also still need to send you some SCA HDDs that I promised you a while back (I have not forgotten! :goofy: ... but you might as well have, given how long it's been....
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-09-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 249,118
Posted By momaka
Re: Post your system.......

^ I see you jumped on the Core 2 Quad bandwagon now. :D That's only 13 years late... but hell, who am I to judge?! :goofy: After all, I'm still rocking a Pentium 4 as my "daily driver". Though...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-09-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,259
Posted By momaka
Re: Dell Dimension 1100? ...or is it? The Ultimate Sleeper System

Oh fine!

https://www.badcaps.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=53208&d=1355461885

I still expect to see an e-Machines, though. :D
Forum: Troubleshooting Game Consoles & Other Weird Devices 10-09-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,408
Posted By momaka
Re: XBOX V1.6 with bad caps

Hi Nate,
Not sure if you are still interested in the info in this thread (or still active on BCN), but I was trying to reply to your PM regarding this thread and got an error message saying that you...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-06-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4,063
Views: 639,020
Posted By momaka
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I guess not as good as some of the scores you guys get, but still worthwhile to me :)

1x EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1GB (GDDR5) for $10
1x nVidia Quadro 2000 1GB (GDDR5) also for $10

Both were...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-01-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,259
Posted By momaka
Re: Dell Dimension 1100? ...or is it? The Ultimate Sleeper System

But but Compaq and HP are the same thing :rolleyes: :D

You should do an eMachines case, if you have one. The silver ones from the XP/P4/AXP era are really well built. I bet no one would suspect an...
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