Here are some more info with better images.
If you have a different Dell model and want to know if this will work, here are photos of the connector from the original Dell Power Supply.
Adapter notch down:
Adapter notch up:
I guess I didn't explain things real well in my original post. The reason you see my diagram with 24 pins instead of the 20 is because I'm explaining what needs to be supplied to the Dell motherboard (black connector of the adapter looking at the adapter end with notch up top and wires going...
This is the kit I used to remove the pins but a small flathead will also work. Just look at my diagram and arrange the pins from the ATX connector side of the adapter in my link. Just to clarify, you do not remove any pins from your new power supply, but the pins from the part of adapter that...
How is the GTX 260 better for gaming than the 9800GX2? Here are some good benchmarks to prove my point. Maybe I need glasses but I don't see the GTX 260 beating the 9800 GX2 in any of the benchmarks. Heck, the 9800 GX2 beats the GTX 280 in most of the benchmarks, as well.
Work got me a Dell Optiplex 980 that came with a 250 watt "green" power supply. This wasn't enough to run my 4870 for gaming. I purchased a 550 watt power supply only to find out that it only accepts what Dell calls "mini 24 pin ATX" connection. I found the adapter here and figured I was...
I'm running ESX4i on unsupported hardware without any issues. Below are the specs, for those that are interested:
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-US2H
RAM: 8GB of GSkills DDR2 800MHz (4 X 2GB DIMMs)
CPU: AMD 5050e
SATA Mode: AHCI
DVD/CD: Samsung DVD-RW
NIC: Intel Pro...
I agree 100% with getting a 920 because of the price over the 860. Why not grab a 920 and get the extra memory channel for less money? The extra channel is helpful because you can load it up with 12GB of memory relatively cheap (the jump from 2gb module to 4gb is steep).
Between me and a couple of friends, we have 4 of these and have had zero problems. I would say for anyone getting this drive, the first thing you should do is update the firmware here.
Like others have said, you are playing with fire if all your data is in one location with no backups.
Home Depot actually has this over with all the holiday gifts section (special tool combo pack, Christmas lights, special buys, etc.). Like others have stated, I'm constantly running around the house using this on everything and anything. Not sure if this is good but the intake side of my PC is...
Yeah, it's basically just a red laser pointer as to where the infrared beam is hitting. From what I have seen on my PC, my hotspots are the northbridge, GX2 and 8600GTS with readings well over 130*F. I'm working on getting some better airflow to my case.
Not sure if this is hot or not but I picked up a Ryobi infrared thermometer with laser sight for $29.99 plus tax. I've always wanted one but they were usually in the $40+ range. This is good around the house and to pinpoint hotspots in your PC.
Spec: -4* to 600*F (-20* to 315*C)
I dont' have room in my case (LIAN-LI PC-60FWB) for the 120.2 radiator. Any suggestions where I should mount it? I was thinking of constructing a wooden box of some sort and mounting the radiator and pump in there. What do you guys think?
I just received this board yesterday and will install to replace my GA-965P-DS3. The UD3P looks awesome and I'm glad it's full size versus the 965P. I'm hopeful for some good overclocking and from what I have read, it looks promising.
I wished Gigabyte wouldn't use white for the PCI...
OK, I just ordered the GA-EP45-UD3P. From what I have read, it's a real MONSTER overclocker and has everything I need (dual NICs, crossfire support, firewire, heat pipes, up to 16GB RAM, etc.). Newegg has it for $117, after a $20 rebate and free shipping. Thanks for the help.
I'm torn between these two motherboards:
Could I get pros and cons of each, especially if you own one or both? Which one overclocks better? Which one is more...