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Danger Will Rogers: UDMA Drive Cheksum S.M.A.R.T. Talking by Flasherly[_2_]
Never heard a 6G/s SATA cable, stuck in between vanes in plugged run-away thermal CPU cooler fan, up and get smart before. But I did lose a mechanical HDD, not altogether so long ago, due to deteriorating sector-seek errors of an unrelated and unknown state of failure. Symptomatic of a grinding...
Yesterday 11:18 PM
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Major upgrade by Rene Lamontagne
I am contemplating upgrading my I7 950 system due to age, which I built in 2010. I would be looking at replacing 5 items. CPU Motherboard Memory Video card CPU cooler.
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Yesterday 04:57 PM
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WARNING! SCAM spam list - list of fake messages by Mayayana
"Filip454" wrote | Also, tell me, did you also get any e-mails of this kind? | I've had a few. I think there's also another lesson the It shouldn't be possible for the message to be true. If you have a webcam it shouldn't normally be plugged in. If you have a...
Yesterday 01:02 PM
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WARNING! SCAM spam list - list of fake messages by Carlos E. R.
On 19/04/2019 22.31, Filip454 wrote: In those last 6 months I have received 2 e-mails telling me to pay bitcoins to get my private video in which I supposedly do intimate things. I just want to paste that e-mail received by me, so nobody will get spooked in case one gets a similar. If they...
Yesterday 11:51 AM
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CS8416 digital receiver chip [DAC] by Flasherly[_2_]
Took apart the DAC I like and looked for the chip nomenclatures. No wonder I kept telling myself the thing was special, either that or my ears were growing aesthetics. Tracked it to all over hifi forums and Ebay in kit form. This one is minor, apart from knowing what the end of a soldering...
April 22nd 19 10:18 PM
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Soft/Freeware CPU Temp Capture Event Processing by Flasherly[_2_]
Old standby, SpeedFan, on this octal. Along with Core Temp (author Libeman). Both in the system tray. SpeedFan, however and for whatever reason I'm sticking an older version, just monitors HDDs (one mechanical and some SSDs);- It may not handle a somewhat newer AMD. But what happened, with my...
April 20th 19 03:37 AM
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anybody remember "high-end desktops" in the 1990s? by [email protected]
When I was at uni, the department had some SPARCstations and AlphaStations with 512 MiB of RAM. I got a job with a geophysical company and they were running Red Hat Linux (the really old stuff before they added "Enterprise" to the name and started the version numbers all over). They had brand new...
April 20th 19 02:23 AM
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Can I virtually restore a PC? by RayLopez99
Here's my dilemma: I want to recover some photos on my girl's now dead laptop (she spilled coffee in it, typical girl hehe). I have a backup. The laptop was a x63 Windows 10 system with an AMD chip that was 'soldered on', the modern trend where nothing is fixable, and the PC repair guy said it's...
April 18th 19 04:55 PM
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How to unlock Bios? And a protocol for getting the BIOS screen in aDell Latitude by RayLopez99
I bought an ex-corporate Dell Latitude from 7 years ago and so far so good, but it has a locked BIOS. I wonder if it's worth unlocking? I don't think so, since I checked the settings and found nothing remiss, for example it is set to "AHCI" for the Sata drives, and Turbo for the chip, the memory...
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April 18th 19 05:46 AM
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How do you recycle solar panels? by Mr. Man-wai Chang
On 4/17/2019 8:00 PM, Mr. Man-wai Chang wrote: On 4/17/2019 11:00 AM, Bob F wrote: On 4/13/2019 6:56 AM, Mr. Man-wai Chang wrote: How do you recycle solar panels? Without any pollution? You post them as free on Craigslist or freecycle, and they go away in minutes.
April 18th 19 12:37 AM
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Getting rid of HP services and software on your PC by RayLopez99
In Windows 10 I no longer use HP printers or scanners, have not for years (last time I think I was running Windows 7 or 8 on this machine, so these HP settings may have migrated over from those OSes, since I did not do a clean install of Windows 10), but under the Task Manager, "Background...
April 17th 19 11:51 PM
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Make it Stop by Flasherly[_2_]
A connector, in the back of the computer, a little jiggling around things, and do I really deserve all this? The HDD transfer issues, I thought heat related, were not. Uh-oh. Danger Will Rogers: HDD failure. Tracked it down, in Windows' reports, to a "page issue", an incessant slew of worsening...
April 17th 19 09:56 PM
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Congratulations! You are King of All Idiots' Day Fixes by Flasherly[_2_]
AMD FX-Series FX-4100 Zambezi FD4100WMW4KGU Socket AM3+ 95W CPU Burnt like hell when I touched the heatwick pipes. That connector TOSLINK problem, I had to reseat the soundboard, after first cutting a tin strip out between the backplane case PCI connection slots. TOSLINK connection was being...
April 16th 19 10:35 AM
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what hardware is needed for multiple-screen displays by Yes[_2_]
I just saw an ad for an ASUS monitor showing 9 monitors in a 3x3 matrix being used to show a picture. It got me curious. Other than the monitors themselves, what hardware would be needed to do that? For example, would something like that need 9 graphics cards, one for each display? Instead, is...
April 15th 19 10:53 PM
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Split DACs by Flasherly[_2_]
Needed a TOSLINK laser splitter, which arrived from Hong Kong. Works good once I filed down some plastic surround the plug adaptor and figured a tip shorter than usual cables. Or bump it, when it falls out of the soundcard socket. It basically then gets the best I hear from both DAC units...
April 13th 19 09:11 AM
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power used by just the fan in a power supply? by [email protected]
I heard at a HPC presentation that the fan in the power supply of a 1U server "pizza box" can draw 15-20 W! I looked up the specs of some 40 mm case fans used to cool CPU, DIMMs etc and they were in the range 4 W to 13 W. So I suppose 15 W is plausible. On the other hand, the larger case fans in a...
April 8th 19 09:16 PM
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Chrome blasts XP out of the water when I Exit from it by John B. Smith
My employer uses Google Chrome for their OS (it's a school). I installed some variant of the Chrome browser on my WindowsXP desktop and am able to sign onto the school's website, get my email, view paychecks, ask for time off, info on snow days etc. Very useful. I can't make out what version of...
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April 4th 19 11:03 PM
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DAC Everything by Flasherly[_2_]
I found some $3000/US DAC units. I got the cheapest on Amazon, the most people like, and had to immediately take it apart. Poor construction tolerances for a 1/8" headphone jack, and had to modify the case accordingly. Actually, an Ebay item, sold for "new" from someone dealing only in items of...
March 30th 19 08:23 AM
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Nice by Flasherly[_2_]
Got the NEOTECH DAC. Smaller USB PWR plug & basically the same as the older unit. Except the NEOTECH headphone output plug works. The old unit was pure static, run simultaneously with the TOSLINK engaged, with the same static bleeding, regardless, into the TOSLINK with the sensitivity jacked up...
March 26th 19 05:06 AM
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“Avoid this Windows 7 patch unless you want nagging end-of-support warnings” by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
“Avoid this Windows 7 patch unless you want nagging end-of-support warnings” https://www.zdnet.com/article/avoid-this-windows-7-patch-unless-you-want-nagging-end-of-support-warnings/ “Windows 7 end-of-support notifications to begin appearing on April 18, 2019.” Ugh. Lynn
March 22nd 19 09:58 PM
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