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Forum: Homebuilt PC's March 4th 16, 12:42 PM Posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Replies: 29
Views: 300
Posted By [email protected]
upgrading to a higher version of Windows with an older homebuilt pc

I have a couple of old Core 2 Duo desktops running Win7, one 32-bit
the other 64-bit. They go okay. Since I hate Vista and Win8, and my
wife is constantly whining about Win10 at her work, I am...
Forum: Storage (alternative) September 29th 14, 12:22 PM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By [email protected]
RAID disks = PITA in more ways than one

I tried to install Centos 7 on an old PC that had Vista on it.
But installer did not detect any disks. Drove me mad for hours.
Eventually I found out this PC originally had RAID mirror on it.
One of...
Forum: Homebuilt PC's September 20th 14, 01:56 PM Posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By [email protected]
RAID disk "degraded" but divorced they are happy

I have a PC setup with RAID1 by somebody else.
It has Asus P6T SE board with ICH10R.
Upon booting, the BIOS whinges that a disk is degraded, giving serial
number thereof. Then Windows also pops up a...
Forum: Homebuilt PC's August 14th 14, 02:45 PM Posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By [email protected]
AMD's newest chip

On Monday, August 4, 2014 8:21:30 AM UTC+8, Flasherly wrote:
On Sun, 03 Aug 2014 14:32:04 -0400, Yousuf Khan

wrote:



but it relies more on turbo to make up...
Forum: Homebuilt PC's August 1st 14, 02:22 PM Posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By [email protected]
AMD's newest chip

On Friday, August 1, 2014 2:15:51 AM UTC+8, Flasherly wrote:
12 cores - 8 however are video.

How many watts does it burn up with 12 cores going hammer and tongs?
Forum: Homebuilt PC's July 18th 14, 12:17 PM Posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By [email protected]
A reason I pay for for that card slot?

On Sunday, July 13, 2014 9:36:25 PM UTC+8, Flasherly wrote:
Yes. PCI-E Six Point Ohhhh One. It's the creamy sound.



According to the industry, I don't need more than one, if two, PCI
...
Forum: Homebuilt PC's July 18th 14, 12:06 PM Posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By [email protected]
building an *OLD* PC will drive you nuts

On Sunday, July 13, 2014 10:16:53 AM UTC+8, wrote:
I needed to test something with old gcc, which meant using version 3.x

of RHEL. I downloaded Centos 3.9, but you neeed a...
Forum: Homebuilt PC's May 13th 14, 10:27 AM Posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By [email protected]
PCs that do not power up

Since the late 90s, I have come across quite a few PCs that do not power on.
I have checked out the power supply, the power switch, removed everything
except one stick of RAM, and they still lie...
Forum: Homebuilt PC's March 25th 14, 11:23 AM Posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By [email protected]
continuous BIOS beep

I got a PC that emitted one continuous beep - until you switched if off.
This is not listed in the BIOS beep codes. Could have been 1 dud transistor
that switched on the beep oscillator, but then...
Forum: Homebuilt PC's February 28th 14, 12:31 PM Posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By [email protected]
Lenovo amaze me

A friend gave me a Lenovo 3000 desktop PC to troubleshoot.
I opened the case and found the mainboard is
GA-G31M-S2L
Eh?
Companies like HP used bespoke mainboards from Foxconn, MSI, ECS or...
Forum: Storage (alternative) October 18th 13, 01:20 PM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By [email protected]
WD AV drives not for desktop use

On Wednesday, June 29, 2011 12:50:50 AM UTC+8, Arno wrote:

Fortunately these should be more expensive and not
show up in cheap computers. But some people will
recycle them and run into...
Forum: Storage (alternative) October 11th 13, 02:30 PM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By [email protected]
what is the next capacity stopping point

On Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6:29:30 AM UTC+8, Lynn McGuire wrote:
Now that we have a jumping point to get more than

2 TB in a single drive, what is the next limit of

capacity in hard...
Forum: Nvidia Videocards September 15th 13, 02:06 PM Posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
Replies: 1
Views: 857
Posted By [email protected]
Asus GTX650 "Dust-proof fan" ********

I got this and on the box, it claims that the "dust-proof fan" will increase the life of the card by 25% through increased dust and particle resistance.
What means this? Do they have a peer-review...
Forum: Storage (alternative) July 10th 13, 12:26 PM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By [email protected]
best way of copying hard drive to SSD?

Suppose I wish to replace a 500 GB hard disk with a 500 GB SSD.
Should I use the manufacturers data migration software, or can
I just use a workhorse like Clonezilla or Acronis?
Forum: Homebuilt PC's June 3rd 13, 04:02 AM Posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By [email protected]
DDR2 1066 dies young leaves a pretty corpse

A few hours a week, I have been testing old PCs donated to charity for re-use.
Recently, started seeing stuff that would have been high-end in its day.
Now every system I looked at with 1066 MHz DDR2...
Forum: Homebuilt PC's January 13th 13, 07:28 AM Posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By [email protected]
an old-timer mutters about DDR* speeds

DDR went up to 400 (500 for the top shelf overclock specials)
DDR2 went up to 1066 (1200 for the top shelf overclock specials)
DDR3 is tipped to reach 3000 by the time DDR4 retail desktop boards...
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