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    what is a PICe Riser Cable 1X to 16X extension for GPU Mining adapter card?

    Above link what? And you have to use PCIe extender cables on a case like this, it doesn't look like there's any room behind the glass for a video card or much anything else besides liquid cooling pipes.
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    My cap fell off!

    Incorrect. The yellow substance that has leaked down the board is electrolyte from the capacitor, it is not glue. SMD glue is red, and only a tiny dot of it is used, when used at all. Glue is usually not used on SMD electrolytic capacitors, unless the board they're on is double sided. There...
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    Rebuilding old systems, gpu compatibility? Nforce4 (socket939) and x58

    I forgot about the xXx BlackHole xXx ©͏®͏℗͏™͏ editions͏͏.
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    Rebuilding old systems, gpu compatibility? Nforce4 (socket939) and x58

    Nope, not native PCI. It has a PCIe to PCI bridge chip on the back of the card, you can see it in one of the other pictures on the Ebay listing. I looked up a few more cards of the type from other vendors and they all have bridge chips.
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    what is a PICe Riser Cable 1X to 16X extension for GPU Mining adapter card?

    You'd lose 75% of the available bandwidth. A single PCIe 3.0 lane provides 985 MB/s of bandwidth, or a x4 slot 3940 MB/s. Considering good M.2 SSDs are in the 2500-3500 MB/s range, choking it down to a single lane would cause severely crippled performance. Assuming an M.2 SSD could operate on a...
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    what is a PICe Riser Cable 1X to 16X extension for GPU Mining adapter card?

    1) No, you don't have to use it on a mining board, but that's what they're designed for. They will usually work on normal motherboards, but there's no point to using them. 2) There's no conversion going on, it's a passive adapter. And no, you don't get x16 bandwidth, you get a single PCIe lane...
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    My cap fell off!

    "829" is either a date code or a manufacturer code. Those are 10uF capacitors rated at 10 volts, as shown by the "10" "10" markings under the 829. The other capacitors confirm it, there are two 100uF 16v rated caps right below it next to the audio connector. I'd be more worried about those...
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    what is a PICe Riser Cable 1X to 16X extension for GPU Mining adapter card?

    It does exactly what it says it does, breaks out a PCIe x1 slot to a full x16 slot. It's designed to be used with "Mining Motherboards" like these: https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813157781 https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119028 So you can have a shitton of video cards on one motherboard.
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    Is this computer any good?

    No need to tell me they cut corners, it's pretty much general knowledge they're junk. All of the AOpen boards I had suffered from the capacitor plague and failed. Sucks I didn't know how to recap boards back then, they're pretty rare today. Someone should make a T-shirt with bold letters "HOPES...
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    Is this computer any good?

    Because the picture on the Amazon listing shows it missing. No screws, no fan blades visible through the holes in the case. If you look closely through the holes, it looks like you can see the front drive cage and some power wires.
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    Is this computer any good?

    I've never had any good experiences with Acer products. Back when they used to sell motherboards, every board I ever bought from them failed within a year. The few laptops I had from them were cheap and grubby as well. At the price point that machine is being sold at, they had to cut corners...
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    Amptron....

    I knew the owner of the ISP I used in the late 90s. He sold out to Grande in the early 2000s for a "comfortable" amount of money as he told me. He had several thousand customers, which is probably why he got a bigger payout. I'm sure it varied by region and who was buying who as to how much...
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    Apple knew it was selling defective MacBook displays, judge concludes

    The problem with the lithium battery packs is the design where two or three batteries are connected in parallel and then into a series array of usually three sets to make up the voltage. If the batteries aren't perfectly matched, you quickly run into the problem where one battery discharges...
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    Amptron....

    ECS did have a few boards that were *ok*, but they had far more crap than actual good products. Stability and BIOS issues were always a big problem with them. No, they weren't COAST modules. While the Amptron M919 had the exact same cache slot that the COAST module used, it was not pin...
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    L1 cache disabled

    No, the kernel and distros that use SystemD are massively bloated before you even get to what GUI you use. Both KDE and Gnome are horrible and I never use them.
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    Camera question

    All three vendors have systems that can do what you want. A video feed on a TV and you can also get it on their phone app so you can see your cameras while away from home. The phone app can be a bit of a pig to get working for any of the manufacturers, but it generally works fine once you get it...
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    L1 cache disabled

    An old Core 2 CPU is going to feel really slow on any modern Linux distro, or Windows 10 with all of the vulnerability patches. I still service a couple of 11 year old Core 2 machines that have Windows 10 on them and they're painful. Customer doesn't want to replace them unless they get struck...
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    Amptron....

    Oh yeah, I remember their cheap junk knockoff boards, with their fake cache chips and proprietary cache modules. If you used the real cache module, you had to flash a special BIOS on some of their boards because the boards with fake cache were hacked to always show some predetermined amount of...
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    L1 cache disabled

    I find it hard to believe the motherboard's BIOS would disable L1 cache, unless there was some ECC error and it had a function to automatically disable it. Though HP has a history of making crappy firmware for their boards, so anything is possible. Unfortunately, HP's BIOS implementations are...
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    Apple knew it was selling defective MacBook displays, judge concludes

    Literally every single Macintosh from the late 1980s when Apple started to use the then-new SMD capacitors until the mid to late 2000s has capacitor failure. The SMD capacitors would fail because the rubber plugs in the bottom would shrink and let air into the capacitor, resulting in it either...
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    Apple knew it was selling defective MacBook displays, judge concludes

    Can't wait for their condescending asshole website KB page on the recall where they always preface any major issue "A small number of users...", or they blame their own customer base "for using their products incorrectly" and giving condescending instructions to their customers in the format of...
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    Camera question

    I'm assuming you mean CCTV if you're listing those two brands. If you got money to burn and want good support and a good UI, I'd say Axis. If you're on a budget and don't mind getting your hands dirty, Hikvision. Speco is somewhere between the two. I've worked directly with their engineers to...
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    Exclusive: Demand To Exceed Supply For Intel Rocket Lake Due To Substrate Shortage

    Because it was unavailable. I waited for months to try and get one, but it was either constantly out of stock, or double or triple the MSRP because of scalpers. When the i9-10850k came along at the price it did, I was sick of waiting and just went with another Intel build. Got nothing against...
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    Exclusive: Demand To Exceed Supply For Intel Rocket Lake Due To Substrate Shortage

    I'm glad I pulled the trigger on an i9-10850k system a couple weeks ago, the 2020 dumpster fire is looking mighty cozy compared to the unfolding 2021 landfill fire. I wanted to go with AMD this time around, but couldn't find a 5800x anywhere close to MSRP, or even available until recently...
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    Can you install a Ryzen 3600 into a powered on computer socket without damaging it?

    The Athlon 64 was the first AMD CPU line to have thermal throttling afaik, Intel did it much earlier back in the Pentium 3. Thermal shutdown is entirely up to the motherboard, via an option in the BIOS which is usually disabled by default. I always went in and enabled it on all of my classic...
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    Rebuilding old systems, gpu compatibility? Nforce4 (socket939) and x58

    Nope. The only AGP cards in the HD4000 series was the 4650 and 4670 and these used bridge chips. There was no native PCI offering of any HD4000 series card, but there were a few PCI HD4350s that used a PCIe to PCI bridge chip like this one: https://www.ebay.com/p/78579900?iid=174600940438
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    Rebuilding old systems, gpu compatibility? Nforce4 (socket939) and x58

    Just in case you decide to use it again, replace the caps. Those inflated caps will fry the VRMs.
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    PC sound droping out and restarts when gaming

    Have you installed the proper drivers for the Realtek sound chip? I also saw you rolled back to an older BIOS revision for your board, have you tried flashing the latest firmware on it again?
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    The [H] Retrocomputing Thread!

    Upgrading a Voodoo2 from 8 to 12 MB for someone:
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    Socket 478 64-Bit 3.4Ghz Pentium 4 SL7Q8

    The problem with the iRAM and other devices like it (there were several) is that even though it was a PCI/PCIe card, it was basically a glorified volatile hard drive that used the SATA interface. The throughput on the iRAM was 300 mb/s or less, the only benefit being the very low seek times...
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    UK system builder launches "No GPU" range of gaming PCs

    They should have done a gimmick like reproduced the front panel of an Altair 8800 with blinkenlights and switches to a custom interface card and said "game like it's 1974! program your own games and programs with our extensive 5,000 page book of guides and program listings!"
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    Rebuilding old systems, gpu compatibility? Nforce4 (socket939) and x58

    ... USB booting has been a thing since almost as long as the USB standard has existed. You don't need UEFI to boot via USB. Whoever you found that said otherwise doesn't know anything about PC hardware. The earliest boards I've seen with USB boot support were way back in the later 90s, like...
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    Any of these 1000W+ PSUs any good?

    Raidmax? More like Failmax. Cyberpower is the same crap tier stuff in my experience. If your PDU didn't shut off, it probably doesn't have any sort of overload protection, or it can't detect fault currents. If the mains breaker tripped, the PSU probably had current leakage to ground from going...
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    Discord has apparently reached out to Microsoft to discuss its sale.

    They do, it's called Ubuntu. Canonical has been in bed with Microsoft for years.
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    I9 11900k unboxing

    Lies! They managed to squeeze 8 Chernobyl RBMKs into a smaller box instead of the 4 from the last generation.
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    Discord has apparently reached out to Microsoft to discuss its sale.

    With Microsoft being a member of the Linux foundation, that seems unlikely. They've increasingly been spreading their tentacles into Linux for well over a decade now. I think they finally realized at some point they couldn't use FUD to destroy open source, so they decided to use their age old...
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    PC sound droping out and restarts when gaming

    Even though your audio problems are fixed, you may still want to install the genuine Realtek drivers. Windows generally uses a generic "HD Audio" driver which is missing tons of functionality and control over the sound chip. I've had problems with Realtek sound not working right with generic...
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    Socket 478 64-Bit 3.4Ghz Pentium 4 SL7Q8

    The RAM slots and/or the memory modules could be oxidized, a common problem on old computer gear. Try hosing down both the slots and the modules with Deoxit Gold G5 or similar contact cleaner spray. I think you're out of luck with the memory. According to Intel, the 875P has a maximum memory...
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    Any of these 1000W+ PSUs any good?

    It doesn't matter what you're doing with the GPUs, the problem is them being installed in the same physical system. You can try and run such a configuration, but beware of dragons.
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    Any of these 1000W+ PSUs any good?

    Gotta be careful mixing and matching GPUs, it often doesn't work properly. Both Nvidia and AMD drivers have expected a homogenous set of GPUs installed in the system, or at least from the same family. All bets are off when running different video card lines and especially from different...
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