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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    Dane-Elec brand, 4gb... yours for shipping if you want it...
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    Trade with me Please

    Image doesn't work for me and I'm unemployed... ;)
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    Need some advice

    A pity, oddly enough, about the PSU -- if it were out of warranty, I'd say crack it open and post photos of the guts, maybe that would help us get to the bottom, electronically at least. But you do NOT want to do that if it's got a warranty on it. Warranty goes POOF! if you open it up... Yeah...
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    Need some advice

    ...or, defective power supply... I've heard of such things. It doesn't appear, from an admittedly quick stop at the relevant Newegg reviews page, that there's too many problems with that particular supply... hmm... It's not a simple current draw issue, since (obviously) we don't have a 500+...
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    Need some advice

    OK, then, good. Not all dead electronics show physical marks of their demise, however... Still, at this point, what we need most is the other fellow's accounting of their own story.
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    Need some advice

    No offense, but any real answer is not going to be had without both sides of the story. Half of a story gives a half-cocked and half-baked answer. Assuming you haven't already, please PM this anonymous gentleman with a link to the thread and ask him to join in if he'd like. It's not required...
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    Thanks, buschman ;) If I had a chip for you, I'd send it, but I don't...
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    FS: Laptops and stuff

    Thaaaaaank you :) 17" 1280x1024 over here... big enough for me (lol). EDIT: TBH I'd make you an offer on something, but I don't need the headset and I can't afford to even dream about the laptops... sorry dude... GLWS tho.
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    FS: Laptops and stuff

    You know, if those pics were a little smaller, I think people would find them easier to view. Just a thought, carry on...
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    I have a trio of Pentium III Thinkpads... one is missing its optical drive, one needs an LCD cable (I'm quite sure it's the cable and nothing else!) and one has a defective battery. Individual Thinkpads ship in a Medium Flat Rate. Multiple... we'll work something out. PM me if you have any...
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    Drivers. Gotta be drivers on that one. I have a very old laptop. It's a Dell Latitude CPi. I'm a Puppy Linux evangelist (do you have 45 minutes for me to show you a better OS? :p ) and driver support for the sound card is broken in every single Puppy after IIRC Puppy 412... something in the...
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    PM me with how much we're talking and I'll see what I can do. Phone bill's a bit high this month so no promises but I'll at least ask...
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    Thought about the tape idea, talked to Mom about it, but she said no... I'll mention it again tho, just to be sure.
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    Still lookin' for a fan... just thought I'd mention...
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    Whelp, the "I r homeless" sale thread. H2O-server-diamond tools-saw-dustless grinder-

    Well... if you had anything I was interested in... ;) But you don't, and I'm a nice guy, which is why I said /donation/...
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    Don't need too much airflow, there's a Thermaltake Blue Orb II that someone gave me, on top of the Ath64 5000+ in there :D Long as it makes a racket, I'm happy...
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    If you had one that was 80mm it would be perfect ;) 60mm is too small, won't fit without waaaay too much ugly being stuffed in there to *make* it fit. Forgive me for being persnickety...
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    Whelp, the "I r homeless" sale thread. H2O-server-diamond tools-saw-dustless grinder-

    You know, if I had more than $1 to my name right now, I'd make a donation... ;)
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    Forgetting anything? ;) :p
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    Opposite problem ;) Basically the issue is that Mom has become used to loud fans in computers and her current system is actually too /quiet/. Ha! So I need something that will keep the mobo happy while making an incredible whirring racket. System in question is a rather upgraded Compaq...
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    I have two Dell fans already but they're gonna be too potent for a mobo header, which is where this needs to go. (Fuck you, HP...) It's the little things that getcha ;) if this Compaq (new enough to be an HP under the label ;) ) doesn't have a sys fan and a CPU fan plugged into the board, it...
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    I need an 80mm fan that makes a lot of air-moving noise but can safely run off a mobo fan header. Anyone have? I will have some stuff to put up here later today...
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    WTB Mini-ITX motherboard, prefer with CPU

    Same here... I didn't get a peep. Is it customary with buying / selling on here for silence to basically mean either "no thanks" or "eff off"...? You'd think I'd know by now but I don't.
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    WTB Mini-ITX motherboard, prefer with CPU

    If ya get desperate, I have a D525MW board that I just replaced a cap on, after ripping the old one half off like a dumbass (we all have our moments! it just doesn't fit in the case I want it to fit in ;) ) Has a ginormous heatsink and fan... I think it was originally skt 754... the original...
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    Yep, I think I have two 1gb desktop sticks... my scale's broken again (dammit!) so it'd be a flat rate envelope for $6... lmk...
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    Desktop or laptop? I have a pair of 1gb sticks I'd send you for shipping...
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    Post your "Ghetto Mod" pics

    Dunno, haven't tested it yet. Waiting on the cable for the MiniPCI card, lol, it'll be here Friday prolly...
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    Post your "Ghetto Mod" pics

    So... two ghetto things here... one, my fave drill, and two, a mobo I just finished re-heatsinking. Drill first. Back in the 90s, Mom bought a Craftsman 6v rechargeable drill. Looked like this -- [Image found on fleaBay, reupped elsewhere...] 'bout two years ago, a decade after it...
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    @Gillbot -- iiiiiiiiiiiiinteresting. I will probably want to remove this eventually, so something more like chip-paste-shim-paste-heatsink would've worked better. But w/e heatsink is drilled, now to fit it... EDIT: all done! 404, keep your heatsink, you'll need it eventually I'm sure... I'll...
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    Hold off on the mailing, 404, I may have something. It's small, it's aluminum, and I just hacksawed the crap out of it :D Just have to drill it and see if it will fit securely using only the two left-hand holes... may do one zip-tie and one screw... we'll see... @techrat -- that wasn't so bad...
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    Thermal tape? *is confused* Is that the wax pad bullshit? Whatever it is, I don't have any...
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    Thought about that, I have one with wire clips, but (a) I hate those damn things and (b) if I put it down with zip ties it will inevitably have to come off and it will take components with it when it does... I know me ;)
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    I can make it work... ;)
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    I can cut the heatsink if I have to... I have a hacksaw...
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    That's awesome, thanks!
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    What do you mean? As long as it can go down with screws or spring-pins I'm alright. The real doozy is that the two big square blocks (potted coils) next to the chip are in the damn way... taller than the chip, and in line with the two holes on that side. Ugh...
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    Looking for a heatsink and fan to fit this little bastard chip (Celeron M ULV 600MHz, 7w TDP -- ...it's made of goose shit and imagination but dammit I'm gonna make it dance... EDIT: for the record, that CPU is 35mm on a side... hole spacing is 40mm square, center of hole to center of hole.
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    Well, about a year ago I moved a wire around cuz I had the wrong schematic and thought I had the right schematic... lol... Now I can't remember which wire went where before I fucked with it. You know those big red "Easy Buttons" Staples had for a while...? I need a "Stupid Button" -- press...
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    Longshot -- I need the manual for an old old old Archerotor from Radio Shack. Cat # is 15-1225B. The 'B' is important -- 15-1225 (no 'B') is not the same inside... In particular I need the circuit diagram that should be within that manual somewhere. Does anyone have it?
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    Advice for my father...?

    Wow... sounds like I've got a chorus of opinions, all in agreement.
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