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    Rambus Delivers 6400 MTs DDR5 Registering Clock Driver to Advance Server Memory Performance

    Doesn't matter if they do R&D, they are still patent troll dicks. Rambus joined JEDEC in the early 90s, and were actively drafting patents in secret based on technology currently being discussed in JEDEC (SDR and DDR), and then left JEDEC because they didn't want to share their existing...
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    I could use all of it if you're willing to part with it.
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    Upgrade / Buy New?

    If the OP doesn't plan on using the machine that often, no sense in dumping a ton of money into it. You could get a used Dell like this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/195465395666 Slap a drive in it and off you go. The only issue with a system like this is the proprietary PSU prevents you from...
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    Corsair officially announces new RMx Shift PSUs (side-positioned connectors)

    Great idea and all, if you have a case that will accommodate that PSU. 99% of the cases out there won't, I'd expect a high number of returns because of it.
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    Someone claimed it, just forgot to remove it from my post. I do still need some DDR3 though if you have any to spare.
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    Walmart sells cheap NVME SSDs in-store in the electronics section. If you don't want it, you can always return it.
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    Have a Lenovo 100S-14IBR laptop. - Gone. I could use some DDR3 if anyone has some to spare. I'd offer older memory in exchange, but I doubt anyone needs DDR2/DDR/SDR/SIMMs.
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    Best/worst computer brands.

    Emachines used bog standard components, besides the weird cases. I restuffed many an Emachine with newer, better hardware. Proprietary crap was Compaq, HP and Dell's domain. Compaq was the worst, having torx screws and custom floppy drives that nobody else used.
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    If it has an internal LiPO battery, the battery probably went flat. Try leaving it plugged in for a few hours, sometimes the charging circuitry is smart enough to trickle charge the battery until it reaches its working voltage, and it will charge normally after that. Once the battery is charged...
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    Intel misses Q4 badly, Q1 guidance is abysmal

    New M1 and M2 macbooks can't be recovered if you don't have the password. They disable external boot devices, and since everything is soldered on the logic board, with chips paired to each other and encrypted, the machine is ewaste.
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    Intel misses Q4 badly, Q1 guidance is abysmal

    Anyone willing to single source products from the most anti-consumer corporation in the world is just waiting for lassie to come home and bite them in the ass. You'll spend more and get far less than going with literally anyone else. Apple's products are disposable trash the moment they leave...
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    If all you need are the metal bars, just go out and buy some aluminum flatbar and fold it into the shape you need. The X clamp, screws and mounting studs are all over Ebay. It can be done with a bench vise, hammer, drill and a tap.
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    Suggestions on how/where to repurpose or donate a ton of extra PSU cables?

    heh, I forgot about the post count thing. I can post a link to this thread in the freebies thread if you want.
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    Suggestions on how/where to repurpose or donate a ton of extra PSU cables?

    Post them in the perpetual freebies thread if you haven't already. I'm sure people can use them.
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    Best UPS for 850 watt power supply?

    And they generally learn their lesson by the financial pain caused by replacing a dead unit from lack of maintenance. Larger UPS units in the 1000-1500VA range can go for upwards of $800, when just replacing the batteries every four years is only around $100. Of course, there are the people...
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    Intel misses Q4 badly, Q1 guidance is abysmal

    Pretty obvious there's a recession when all of the big tech companies are shedding tens of thousands of workers, each.
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    Best UPS for 850 watt power supply?

    UPSes die on battery change because people let them go far too long on dead batteries, which damages the charging circuitry. If the old batteries lose a cell or two, or you have multiple batteries in series and one or more drops out, it'll put a heavy load on the UPS for an extended period of...
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    Windows 11 can't see network printers SD or USB drive where as my windows 10 PC can

    Printer issues in Windows? I'd recommend praying to whatever deity you worship, or perform a satanic ritual and hope that solves the problem. Otherwise, throw the printer away and buy a new one. Windows will refuse to see/use a printer if you look at it in a way which doesn't please it. I've...
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    Microsoft will stop selling Windows 10 licenses in a few days

    I want whatever you're smoking, it has to be some good shit. DOS was NEVER good. It was a dumpster fire of incompatible standards all mashed together with chewing gum, duct tape and hopes and dreams. The only good thing about it is that it forced people to become computer literate, because you...
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    Has anyone ever fixed a broken power supply?

    Adding a lightbulb in series (most specifically a tungsten incandescent bulb) doesn't get rid of the short, it limits the current through the short to stop the shorted device from drawing infinite current and melting down or exploding. If whatever component is shorted can't tolerate 60W going...
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    Microsoft will stop selling Windows 10 licenses in a few days

    Not impossible, it's called Linux. XFCE, LXDE, Cinnamon, KDE, Mate. Pick one, and you'll have a never combine by default. I dumped the last vestiges of Windows on my main workstation back in 2019, never been happier. It's great not having to worry about forced updates in perpetuity with the...
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    ..Nope. There's a different pigtail for that. The card has a non-standard 8 pin mini-DIN connector that needs a purple brick to break it out to S-Video and RCA. https://images.highspeedbackbone.net/skuimages/gallery/large/A177-3034-k.jpg These cards really are worthless without the pigtails...
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    MSI accidentally broke Secure Boot

    HP is also guilty of this. They're also guilty of having a TERRIBLE verification system, where you have to reboot and type in some random number to "confirm" you want to disable SB. But the problem is that verification system is broken on some machines, and you can't input any numbers, and...
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    Well that was fast lol. I'll work on getting it boxed up and see what Fedex says. Still have that AIW 9600, but no pigtail for it. I can test it with the cable from another one of my AIW cards, but you'll need to source the cable. They're not easy to find, they look like this...
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    Probably won't get much interest, but I got an Early 2006 iMac (A1174) that was given to me by a customer because the hard drive died. I don't need the machine. It takes a standard 3.5" SATA drive, the mounting hardware is included. It has 2 GB of RAM. Don't know much about it, other than it...
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    MSI accidentally broke Secure Boot

    It really doesn't. It's just Microsoft controlling what you can and can't do on an x86 machine with SB, since they do the key signing. Intel Management Engine and AMD's PSP have unrestricted bare metal access to every single piece of hardware in the system, and both are obfuscated black boxes...
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    8800GTS 512MB -- Windows XP or Win 7?

    Yeah, no. Never happened. Windows 7 runs like trash on anything less than 2 GB for 32 bit and 4 GB for 64 bit. Windows Update for almost the entire lifespan of Windows 7 had a bug that would consume all available system memory on low memory systems and keep the machine locked up in a fever...
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    8800GTS 512MB -- Windows XP or Win 7?

    Newer doesn't mean better. By the time the 2014 driver came along, Nvidia had long stopped optimizing games for the G8x/9x cores. You'll also need to show some evidence for Windows 7 being faster than XP, because that's complete nonsense. Windows 7 required far more system resources than XP...
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    GPU Warranty Moral Support (Appreciate suggestions / thoughts)

    Those caps are sitting right on top of a huge power plane. You'd need a 150W iron or a blow torch to heat that up enough to cause problems.
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    GPU Warranty Moral Support (Appreciate suggestions / thoughts)

    It's pretty obvious that is the case from the pads just below it. Not enough solder was used, so the cap never got soldered to the board correctly. I'd wager that the other caps are in the same boat, the legs look pretty sparse of solder. I wouldn't just solder that one leg, I'd go over every...
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    Creative founder Sim Wong Hoo, the man behind Sound Blaster, has died.

    I noticed a difference going from an Audigy to Realtek, audio actually sounded better. Probably because the drivers weren't shite and bogging my system down with bloat. And the Software EQ actually worked. I've worked on thousands of PCs over the years, and after integrated audio stopped having...
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    There are HP and Dell models that don't support K series CPUs. There are also models that only support Sandy Bridge chips and not Ivy Bridge. I've run across this issue numerous times...
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    Need an intel cooler that screws into a backplate with coarse case screw style threads

    If the standoffs are flush with the metal tray the board sits on, I'd recommend just using a hole saw and cutting them out. If they're raised up, use a dremel to cut them out. Then you can install normal coolers. Obviously make sure you take the case apart down to the frame first, and wash it to...
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    Easy and cheap PC case front USB port upgrade?

    The new 10 gbit mode looks like it requires a second high speed lane, which USB A doesn't have. Even if you extended the 10 gbit ports on the back of the machine to the case header, you're probably going to be limited to the max speed of one lane.
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    Creative founder Sim Wong Hoo, the man behind Sound Blaster, has died.

    If you tried to use it with Vista and 7, because no drivers. https://techreport.com/news/14467/creative-under-fire-for-taking-down-custom-vista-drivers/ CL was in hot water with their customers back then, because they made several advertisements and promises about their existing hardware being...
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    Creative founder Sim Wong Hoo, the man behind Sound Blaster, has died.

    You're forgetting the Covox Speech Thing, and later the Disney Sound Source. Both had very wide support in games for a very long time. The Covox was released in 1987, the same year as Adlib. And since it occupied the LPT port, you could use it in conjunction with the Adlib to get both PCM and FM...
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    Creative founder Sim Wong Hoo, the man behind Sound Blaster, has died.

    More like Creative used market manipulation and strong arm tactics to get everyone else out of the market, and force consumers to use shitty sound cards for the better part of a decade. Where did you get the idea that Adlib was worse than Creative? Creative literally ctrl+c / ctrl+v'd Adlib...
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    Question about battery replacement on APC's SMTL1000RM2UC

    It's not just APC going that direction, it's all manufacturers across all industries. Manufacturers make more profit building non-repairable/non-serviceable products that require replacement after said product stops working, for even minor faults. Computer software vendors have migrated to...
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    Question about battery replacement on APC's SMTL1000RM2UC

    Like I said before, it's throw-away designed obsolescence eWaste the moment it leaves the factory. Hideously expensive eWaste.
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