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Forum: Custom Tweaks, Modifications, and Revisions 06-25-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,339
Posted By Scenic
Re: Overclocking E7500 on Intel motherboard

Simple: forget about it.

Intel boards are great for office boxes and the like where reliability counts more than anything else, but for overclocking, they're worthless junk.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-25-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,679
Posted By Scenic
Re: Evil Lurker's poverty rig... v2.0

^ Must be one heck of a shitty cooler or it's not mounted right.
Another possibility is that the heatpipes (if it has any) have leaked. I've had one cooler (Thermalright XP-120) with that problem...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 06-25-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 733,970
Posted By Scenic
Re: Power supply build quality pictorial. part 2

I remember playing Need for Speed II SE in Glide with my Voodoo II 12MB :D
Looked sooo much better than in the regular mode on my Matrox Mystique 4MB. Perfectly smooth at all times too.

Oh and...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 06-24-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 733,970
Posted By Scenic
Re: Power supply build quality pictorial. part 2

I've seen Marcon caps before in a proprietary Commodore PC30 III PSU (Phihong PSM-1123). Still working just fine.
The computer itself is obviously quite a bit older than yours, being a 286 12MHz
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-24-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,806
Posted By Scenic
Re: Hard drive click of death

If that's what your own PCB looks like, it's the "flying carpet" chip in the top left corner.
WD switched to much smaller 8pin serial flash EEPROMs later on (see attachment).
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-24-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,679
Posted By Scenic
Re: Evil Lurker's poverty rig... v2.0

That, combined with the shitty all-aluminum cooler ;)

BTW.. If you really want to stress Core2-based CPUs, forget about prime95. Try Coredamage (http://damage.vigilantesoftware.com/) instead....
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-23-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,806
Posted By Scenic
Re: Hard drive click of death

Look for a little 8 pin chip silkscreened "U12".
On really old drives it's a rather big (in comparison) TSOP...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 06-23-2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,653
Posted By Scenic
Re: bulging caps

Those are definitely fakes.
Nichicons always have a "X" vent on top, not a "K". The color scheme is wrong too.
Nichicon HM/HN are black with white (sometimes gold?) text, not green with gold text....
Forum: Troubleshooting Computer Displays 06-21-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,519
Posted By Scenic
Re: Samsung cable replacement

I've got a FUBAR'd Samsung 203BW here. If the connectors are the same, I could send it to you if you can't find it locally or something.
The panel-side connector fits perfectly into my scrap 22"...
Forum: MSI/Microstar 06-20-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,952
Posted By Scenic
Re: MSI P965 NEO - Question about capacitor type

Those caps (in the picture on ebay) are actually Panasonic FL.
These are wet lytics without a vent. You can commonly find those on somewhat older MSI mid-range motherboards. I've done a full recap...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Portable, and Mobile Devices 06-20-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,336
Posted By Scenic
Re: *Craigslist Special* Admin Password Locked

What I've found so far:

Code calculator generating a password out of the laptops serial number
http://dogber1.blogspot.de/2009/05/table-of-reverse-engineered-bios.html...
Forum: Troubleshooting & Designing Networks 06-18-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,745
Posted By Scenic
Re: need 3g help

Dunno what it's like in the US, but over here they've got ridiculous traffic/bandwidth limits on 3G/4G connections and will throttle your speed if you go over.

The SIM card I've got in my netbook...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 06-18-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,720
Posted By Scenic
Re: Be Quiet BQT E5-500W recap, odd sized CapXon

The only way to add a resistor (or a pot temporarily) to the thermistor is by soldering it in on the bottom of the PCB, as the thermistor is underneath the secondary side heatsink and some E5's have...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 06-17-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,720
Posted By Scenic
Re: Be Quiet BQT E5-500W recap, odd sized CapXon

These E5 series PSUs (Fortron OEM) are an absolute painus in the anus due to the cap sizes and the caps being in between stuff.

Also, don't forget to change ALL the 5VSB related caps around the...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-17-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,806
Posted By Scenic
Re: Oh well

That's not even the problem.. the problem is that you don't know the torque specs, so even if you had a torque wrench for it, it would still be useless :|
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 06-16-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,698
Posted By Scenic
Re: Enermax Liberty ELT500AWT

Weren't those the ones with the tan glue of death?!
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-15-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,998
Posted By Scenic
Re: 7 hour netbook

My Asus Eee PC 1005HA-H (http://skinflint.co.uk/eu/435413) has the biggest officially available battery (6 cell 5800mAh) and it's still the original 2 or so year old one, too.

6 hours runtime is...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 06-15-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,647
Posted By Scenic
Re: Replacing Capxon capacitors

That's the datecode on CrapXons. Your examples are from week 06 and 08, 2007 (format is C YWW).
A ruler is the easiest way to determine the size. Personally I've recapped so many devices that I can...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-15-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,806
Posted By Scenic
Re: Hard drive click of death

Removing the lid on those WD drives instantly makes them unusable, as the arm with the heads on is mounted to the cover (the hole in the label).
Without the right torque on that screw, the drive...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 06-14-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,758
Posted By Scenic
Re: Aishi capacitors

^ I know. We had a couple of those a while back and they all failed.
When the last one died (flickering and went out), I took it apart out of curiousity. One of the tiny 0.25W resistors was open....
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-14-2012, 03:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,956
Posted By Scenic
Re: Buying new laptop, recomendations?

Finding one with those criterias isn't easy.. and usually not cheap either.
Depends on what you mean with "gaming" though.. (what kind of games)

While digging through my favorite price comparison...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 06-14-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,176
Posted By Scenic
Re: IBM Thinkpad T60 screen problem

^ Those old Toshibas have an option in the BIOS to enable/disable screen stretching.
With the laptop off, hold down the ESC key and turn it on. Keep holding the key till an error message pops up...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 06-14-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,758
Posted By Scenic
Re: Aishi capacitors

I've seen them a lot in cheapo LED lamps (the ones with 20+ regular 3mm or 5mm LEDs).
They seem to just dry out instead of bulge.

Attached pic from a random ebay auction as an example
Forum: Troubleshooting Computer Displays 06-12-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 24,695
Posted By Scenic
Re: HANNSPREE HF289H Black Screen No Power

uhm.. you better remove those inline-posted images. Many of the gurus on here won't respond to threads with giant inline images. There have been a ton of discussions about this recently..
Forum: Troubleshooting Computer Displays 06-12-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 24,695
Posted By Scenic
Re: HANNSPREE HF289H Black Screen No Power

You'll get that error message if the images are too large.
The limit is 2000x2000 pixels and 2MB. If either the filesize or the image dimensions are larger than those values, you'll get the...
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