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Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-17-2019, 10:40 AM
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Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-13-2019, 06:15 PM
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Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Ebay had a 2-pack of them for $24 bucks shipped. If you subtract what the actual shipping would be, they're ~9 bucks.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/382670673634

They also have 3 and 4 packs for...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-13-2019, 10:14 AM
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Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I was given about a dozen Tripplite internet550u UPS's. Batteries are toast of course....but replacement batts are a whopping 9 bucks....I actually had a couple of the batts on hand, they're used in...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-10-2019, 04:27 PM
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Posted By Topcat
Re: SCSI controller problem

I've never had a 29x or a 39x ever do anything like that. The only real wonky adaptec controllers I remember were the 2100s raid and the aaa-131u2 raid. They could be very fickle with their...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-10-2019, 03:59 PM
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Posted By Topcat
Re: SCSI controller problem

I had a buslogic controller that did this....even after firmware updating. It ended up in the recycler box.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-10-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,390
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

The next step in this bench's reconfiguration....relocation of the light.

Had to carve a channel for the light cord to run through. Nothing annoys me more than wires showing when they shouldn't...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-10-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 139
Posted By Topcat
Re: SCSI controller problem

That is a very old controller. Make sure it's got the latest firmware on it. What drive specifically? Check the drive jumpers and make sure drive spinup delay is off. Depending on the drive, this...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-09-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,390
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

Now we get down to the nitty gritty!! Tarp laid out since I'm not about to pack this heavy bastard out to the garage to do the finish work on it. ...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-09-2019, 05:32 PM
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Views: 1,390
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

More fun continued.... The service bench in my office now needed a little reconfiguring.....since no more component level stuff (messy stuff) will be done in here....this bench is strictly for clean...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-09-2019, 02:20 PM
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Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Also good for a security camera monitor.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-05-2019, 09:07 PM
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Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

^
Kinda sad actually....
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-04-2019, 05:40 PM
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Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

How could I forget about that one! :facepalm:

FWIW to add to the thread, I was given a Panasonic KX-TA624 analog telephone system with the master telephone (used for programming) and 6 extensions....
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-04-2019, 03:52 PM
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Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I haven't seen one of those in a long time. As a matter of fact, it was 21" SGI monitor IIRC.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-04-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,034
Posted By Topcat
Re: I'm getting windows 10

How did you do this?

With W10 pro (and all versions of Windows from 7 & up with group policy editor), I did the following in gpedit.msc:

Administrative Templates > System > Internet...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-04-2019, 09:12 AM
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Views: 625,498
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Given an Ultra 500w modular PSU, and it actually had ALL its connectors! Needed to be recapped of course, now works like a champ.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-03-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,390
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

Today's task was moving all the component-level equipment from the front office to the back workroom. I have some other ideas for that smaller section of this bench....but for now it's empty..... I...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-30-2019, 02:04 PM
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Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

The 3011 is the same way. I personally use the DisplayPort....but yea. Much like the thrift shop people that thought it was a TV.....but I'll take it! :D
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-30-2019, 09:28 AM
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Views: 625,498
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

How do people not understand them? I picked up a u3011 for pennies because the thrift shop people thought it was a broken TV (tag said no sound, no remote).
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-29-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,390
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

^
one was a P3, the other was an early P4. They were converted into sleeper boxes. One is a C2Q @ 3GHz, the other is an AM3 system.

Speaking of which, you need to bring that new truck down this...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-29-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,390
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

Today wrapped up the modification to this bench with a trip to the local carpet store to see what they had.....nice remnant roll of commercial anti-static berber carpeting!!
...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-29-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,390
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

https://www.badcaps.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=197930&stc=1&d=1564352623

Look closer. :D
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-28-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,390
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

Ok, made some headway this weekend....starting with extending a stack rack on the right side of the bench, for more equipment or whatever....its raised about 4" above the bench work surface.

The...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-19-2019, 08:41 AM
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Views: 625,498
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

^
I have an AIO that could use a pair of them too....I just wasn't spending $50 bucks on it.
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-17-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,390
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Dream Service Bench Reborn!

As I started to lay out a design in my brain of this 'new bench', it dawned on me that I already had one.

https://www.badcaps.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=197519&stc=1&d=1563402575
...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 07-15-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 258
Posted By Topcat
Re: Microsoft Windows XP

I didn't think updates have been available for win2k for years.....
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