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    PCIe 8X slot Graphics cards

    The ES1000 is between RAGE and the first Radeon, long before the Radeon 7 series existed. It has more in common with RAGE because it only supports DirectX 6.0, Radeon 7000 drivers aren't going to work.
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    Need efficient PSU for 24/7/365 on home server

    Compare PLS listed 80PLUS units with ones on the market. Under their standard, rebranded units are not allowed to use the PLS 80PLUS logo unless re-tested, but often do anyway. There are also many supplies that list "80PLUS compliant" on the market that have never been tested, as well as similar...
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    Need efficient PSU for 24/7/365 on home server

    80Plus ratings should not be a major factor in consideration of a power supply. The testing conditions are unrealistic, being in open air at ~73F at all times. The certification system is rife with abuse (OEMs cheating ratings with cherry picked units, applying ratings to rebranded units, fake...
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    PCIe 8X slot Graphics cards

    No, XP/2003 is the last OS that supported old DirectX 6.0 video chips. If the ES1000 had driver support for Windows 7, it would work in WS2012, but this is not the case. Windows 7 and forwards requires at minimum a DirectX 9.0 compliant GPU, and even that is running in compatibility mode. I'd...
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    PCIe 8X slot Graphics cards

    The ATI ES1000 is essentially a 20 year old RAGE/Radeon core with all 3D functionality stripped and die shrunk to be a cheap basic display adapter. Being it only supports DirectX 6.0, the latest version of Windows it will work on is Windows XP/2003.
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    Checking in with my Ender3 pro

    Probably brand specific on how it looks. I try to stick with WYZWorks since they seem to give me consistent results.
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    Checking in with my Ender3 pro

    I guess? The roll I have looks almost identical to my PLA where it's a semi-gloss when printed.
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    Checking in with my Ender3 pro

    TPU is so fiddly that I have a 3D printer (Tevo Tarantula) JUST for printing with it. It has the consistency of day old soggy cooked spaghetti and loves to get stuck in the bowden tube. Over/under extrusion is a constant problem, which can really only be fixed by a direct drive extruder attached...
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    O365 people, please go vote against MS's planned browser hijack

    Trackballs aren't terrible if they're designed properly, the trouble is that most are not designed properly. I have used one or two trackball mice in the past couple decades that I really liked, unfortunately they were stupid expensive and I couldn't justify the cost.
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    ASUS M5A97 -> 64gb RAM?

    I can't find any information on either the M5A97 or M5A97 R2.0 which shows that it will work with more than 32 GB. The QVL on ASUS's website lists a 64 GB kit, but it's an 8x8 GB setup, so they were only using four of the sticks for 32 GB. If there was supposed to be a BIOS update to support 16...
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    What is the purpose of chipset drivers?

    Despite Microsoft having Windows Update based drivers since Windows 9x, they've still not managed to have a good solution in all that time. Windows Update drivers are often out of date, sometimes by years, or have a "lesser version" of a driver which lacks the functionality provided in the full...
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    Try some deoxit gold on the contacts before RMAing it, old memory modules often have issues from tarnished contacts.
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    Thanks for looking. 2 GB sticks aren't rare, I just go through them like crazy. 4 GB sticks are getting hard to find outside ECC/Registered modules, likely because they weren't on the market very long before being replaced by DDR3. 4 GB sticks are also mostly useless in DDR2 because most DDR2...
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    I really don't like getting RAM on Ebay because it's always mystery meat. In the 20 or so years of buying Ebay memory, I've always had near 90% failure rates.
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    According to interweb, that's DDR3, not DDR2?
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    Does anyone have any old DDR2 SODIMMs lying around? I need a couple of 2 GB sticks to get an old laptop up to 4 GB to run Windows 10, it's going to be donated to a low income family.
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    Intel Intros new PSU standard ATX12VO

    Design faults and cost cutting too far aren't strangers in motherboard design, no matter the manufacturer. That's great and all, but that's not what I said. I said multiple core revisions of an architecture, not multiple architecture generations. But, you also disprove your own argument here...
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    OK Deal - Ryzen 5 3600 - $180 - Ends 1/27

    Quill Corp v. North Dakota (1992) was overturned in 2018 by South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. This means that every business is obligated to collect sales tax, regardless of where the end consumer is. If the end consumer is in another state, the business must collect and remit sales tax to the state...
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    Intel Intros new PSU standard ATX12VO

    You're really good at creating non sequitur and straw man fallacies, you should be a politician ;) When you're calling a widely documented phenomenon about Apple laptops dying for no reason FUD, you become an Apple shill. Yeah, it seems like Intel is doing everything in their power to make...
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    Intel Intros new PSU standard ATX12VO

    And you didn't read my post. I'm not concerned about power draw, I'm concerned about implementation and the fact that multiple buck converters are going to be sprinkled around the board. Apple laptops are a perfect example of things can go wrong, as I have already said. If you can't expect a...
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    Intel Intros new PSU standard ATX12VO

    I don't think you really understand how complex it would be to add more buck regulators to a motherboard. It's not just about "slapping on a few components and bobs your uncle." Buck regulation requires proper engineering or else bad things happen, a good example of how bad things can get are...
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    Windows 10 Pro. Gibson Acoustic Guitar. Office 2016 Pro Plus. Logitech Mice. WTB i5 8600K. Visio

    I've bought several keys so far and haven't had any issues to date.
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    Matrox to Develop Embedded Graphics Cards with NVIDIA

    Except in DOS games, Matrox had horrible problems with VESA modes. I still remember my G200 having crashing issues with transparent sprites on the Build engine (Duke 3D, Shadow Warrior, Blood, etc.)
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    Linus from Linus Tech to Possibly Retire

    That's exactly what I'm saying. Linus needs to step back and be a businessman and stop micromanaging everything. He's alienated a good portion of his viewership doing dumb stuff like this. People have begged him for years to make videos on sensible system builds, and when he finally relents...
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    Matrox to Develop Embedded Graphics Cards with NVIDIA

    You have the best of both worlds, Matroxs' stellar designs and Nvidias' drivers. Matrox had awful drivers for years that hampered the usability of their cards.
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    Linus from Linus Tech to Possibly Retire

    I'd be glad if he stepped back entirely and let his employees do their jobs. Videos featuring him have been cringey and/or clickbait for years, any video that would have otherwise been interesting to watch with one of his employees presenting it gets ruined by him just for being present. He's...
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    New AMD Wraith Prism CPU Cooler Shows up With Six Heat Pipes

    Interesting, I figured the spire would have been just as bad. Intel has added copper slugs to their spiral extruded OEM heatsinks since the Pentium 4 days and it did nothing for thermals. I have two Spire coolers that came with my 2400G and 1500X, and never used them. I used a Hyper TX3 and a...
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    New AMD Wraith Prism CPU Cooler Shows up With Six Heat Pipes

    The extruded aluminum Wraith heatsinks (the Spire and Stealth) are pennies to create, the fans are the expensive part. Even the the cheapest chineseium fan that size (92mm?) will be around $5-8. The aluminum fin and copper heat pipe designs (Wraith Prism and Max) probably cost $20-30 to make on...
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    It's a weird time for power supplies

    Bridge rectifiers are full wave, not half wave. The 188W figure was based on ~80% load of the four 2A diodes used as a bridge rectifier which is commonly found in the 480W Logisys. While you can run a diode at 100% of its rating, they're going to get smokin hot and usually burn the board since...
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    It's a weird time for power supplies

    The bridge rectifier setup in the Logisys 480W has a maximum continuous output of 188W, if it uses 2A diodes, and most of them do.
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    It's a weird time for power supplies

    All over the map. Some are proprietary form factors that are odd shapes and you can't just shoehorn a generic power supply PCB in because it won't fit. Some have proprietary connections, which can be worked around if you shoehorn a regular ATX/Micro ATX board in. Yet some others have...
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    PSA: Windows 7 support ends tomorrow, Jan 14, 2020

    https://www.howtogeek.com/442609/confirmed-windows-10-setup-now-prevents-local-account-creation/ https://www.pcworld.com/article/3409788/how-microsoft-made-it-harder-to-create-windows-10-local-accounts.html <insert tons of threads on all major tech support forums on the same problem here> If...
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    It's a weird time for power supplies

    I run power supplies until they start acting up, then they'll go into the pile of "to be repaired eventually". When I get enough of them, I'll do a big parts order from mouser and recap them all and fix any other outstanding issues and put them back into service. The few that have major issues...
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    AC side wiring, replacing copper with aluminum

    If just the +5v rail is shorted to ground, I'd suspect the switching transistor failed. The fact that the fan is twitching means the 12v rail is at least trying to come up, so it may be fine. You can definitely do it that way, the spades as you call them just go to the PWR_ON and a random...
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    It's a weird time for power supplies

    No... Cheap garbage IEDs are still cheap garbage IEDs. I had the unique opportunity of seeing the Logisys "480W" unit over the span of several years being further cost reduced from an already abysmal design. It was a popular PSU for awhile because it was $15 and people bought it to get old...
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    Red Falcon's Retrocomputing Thread!

    Don't do this, erasers are abrasive and damage the contacts. Only use an oxide remover like deoxit gold or electronics cleaning spray. ISA really never had a defined speed. Early "turbo" XT clones would run ISA at the bus speed of the CPU, which was usually the CPU clock and it could basically...
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    PSA: Windows 7 support ends tomorrow, Jan 14, 2020

    There's also two million hits on google for "Windows 10 1909 reboot loop". This thread is quickly turning into "I didn't have problems so yours are invalid" quick. Some did, some didn't. Not everyone has an SSD and you can't expect them to have one.
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    AC side wiring, replacing copper with aluminum

    Diablotek is one of the worst brands, along with Logisys, Coolmax, etc. They have a habit of exploding, and from the picture I see inside the unit in question, it's a fire hazard. Repairing the old unit would have been a better choice. I don't see any scorch marks, which makes me think that...
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    Red Falcon's Retrocomputing Thread!

    Could be a tarnished card edge connector or ISA/PCI slot. Try spraying some deoxit gold in the slot and on the card edge connector and inserting/removing it a few times.
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    PSA: Windows 7 support ends tomorrow, Jan 14, 2020

    No? I said it restarted itself. Why on earth would I restart in the middle of an update? I've done dozens of Windows 10 upgrades and updates between major releases for clients on a wide range of hardware, and in no case did it ever take just a few minutes. At best an hour, at worst, several...
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