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I have several Intel Pentium 4 Dual Core E5300 CPUs free for the taking. Also, I have a few PNY and EVGA Geforce GT 610 video cards with 1GB memory each, all free for the taking. You need to pay for shipping, though.

I think you mean Pentium Dual-Core E5300, there was never a dual core Pentium 4 :p , not even the same architecture.
 
I have several Intel Pentium 4 Dual Core E5300 CPUs free for the taking. Also, I have a few PNY and EVGA Geforce GT 610 video cards with 1GB memory each, all free for the taking. You need to pay for shipping, though.
I can use all of these. PM Sent. (y)
 
I have several Intel Pentium 4 Dual Core E5300 CPUs free for the taking. Also, I have a few PNY and EVGA Geforce GT 610 video cards with 1GB memory each, all free for the taking. You need to pay for shipping, though.

All have been claimed. Until next time!
 
Glad someone got use out of them, I usually end up sending all Core 2 CPUs slower than an E6420 or E8400 to GW or recycling.
 
omg can I be your recycling? I'm still using pentium 4s...

If you want to pay the freight, you can have them; But you have to take the whole machine, I won't part them out.

These PCs are from restaurants, which were used as DVRs and have various slow C2Ds, low RAM and unknown HDDs. I don't offer them normally because they're covered in grease and caked in dust inside and out, and I don't want to clean them because it takes hours.

I do know they all have mostly the same motherboard, a Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2C which maxes out at 2 GB of RAM and an E6700. It also has the weird FSB overclock feature which allows it to use 1333 MHz FSB CPUs up to the E8500, but it tends to be unstable with an E8400 in my testing.
 
If you want to pay the freight, you can have them; But you have to take the whole machine, I won't part them out.

These PCs are from restaurants, which were used as DVRs and have various slow C2Ds, low RAM and unknown HDDs. I don't offer them normally because they're covered in grease and caked in dust inside and out, and I don't want to clean them because it takes hours.

I do know they all have mostly the same motherboard, a Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2C which maxes out at 2 GB of RAM and an E6700. It also has the weird FSB overclock feature which allows it to use 1333 MHz FSB CPUs up to the E8500, but it tends to be unstable with an E8400 in my testing.
I have a UPS account with daily rates, so I think that should be doable. You got PM. (y)
 
Hey guys. I'm looking for a pair of dual molex to a single 6-pin pcie power cable from evga preferably. I know that they come in a bunch of the cards and I always throw them away and now I need a pair to power 2 low power gpus. Shipping to 32547. Let me know what you guys have.
 
anyone have athlon ii or phenom ii x3 or x4 cpus with heatsinks? Can pay a bit extra on top of shipping. Can get them for $17 on ebay shipped so anything less than that you got a deal :)
 
Hey guys. I'm looking for a pair of dual molex to a single 6-pin pcie power cable from evga preferably. I know that they come in a bunch of the cards and I always throw them away and now I need a pair to power 2 low power gpus. Shipping to 32547. Let me know what you guys have.

I have one that came with a 1060 i used to have. All black with black connectors. Your welcome to it if you want it.
 
I am looking for a standard 4 or more network switch or router and I need a pci-e card 2.0 or 3 usb card. I have given away tons here it's just a little project I have been tinkering with and my funds for projects are real low right now.
 
send me your address and ill ship it. Ill send you the invoice for whatever it is. Probably less than a buck.
 
I am looking for a standard 4 or more network switch or router and I need a pci-e card 2.0 or 3 usb card. I have given away tons here it's just a little project I have been tinkering with and my funds for projects are real low right now.
If you are still in need, I’m sure I have something in my crate full of routers....any particular options or needs?
 
Hey all anyone have a ps2 -> USB converter lying around?

just be aware that not all mice can be directly converted, there are passive adapter for multi protocol mice (did it originally come with adapter?) and active adapters with a micro controller inside.
 
just be aware that not all mice can be directly converted, there are passive adapter for multi protocol mice (did it originally come with adapter?) and active adapters with a micro controller inside.

I need one for a keyboard actually. I don't like having to remove my main PC's KB to the test bench for the odd mobo that doesn't have a PS/2 port.
 
Pm me your address. I can send out something. I have a wrt54g that won’t work with ddwrt I have no use for.
 
This is the only kind that I have:

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I need one for a keyboard actually. I don't like having to remove my main PC's KB to the test bench for the odd mobo that doesn't have a PS/2 port.
same thing goes for keyboard. you cant jsut convert any usb to ps2 or vice versa. If you knew if keyboard came with adapter, you will know for sure.
 
Kind of amazing most mobos still have PS/2. I know why but you would think a better solution would be implemented by now.
What is lacking about a PS/2 connection? It works, it has low latency, and most computers come with a wired keyboard of some sort any way, so it's not like most motherboards are using up the entire I/O shield anyway.

I agree though that USB keyboards are sufficiently ubiquitous that PS/2 can seem archaic.
 
What is lacking about a PS/2 connection? It works, it has low latency, and most computers come with a wired keyboard of some sort any way, so it's not like most motherboards are using up the entire I/O shield anyway.

I agree though that USB keyboards are sufficiently ubiquitous that PS/2 can seem archaic.

Not lacking so much that it has been around for forever. Sorta like the legacy PCI slot. Just slowly gets phased out over time.
 
What is lacking about a PS/2 connection? It works, it has low latency,

It's not that PS/2 has low latency, it's that it fires direct hardware interrupts so the system has to respond to it. USB on the other hand requires devices to be polled by the driver, which introduces latency and variance depending on system load. If you have a heavily loaded system, USB mice especially can start behaving erratically with the cursor teleporting around the screen.
 
It's not that PS/2 has low latency, it's that it fires direct hardware interrupts so the system has to respond to it. USB on the other hand requires devices to be polled by the driver, which introduces latency and variance depending on system load. If you have a heavily loaded system, USB mice especially can start behaving erratically with the cursor teleporting around the screen.
Yep, the AT/PS2 keyboard is interrupt 2, with the cpu being interrupt 1 and higher level interrupts having higher priority.

I actually hate usb keyboards and mice. When a system boots, they're usually slow to get recognized, and disappear when the OS is 'findiing' them (ymmv, just my experience). The thing I do like about usb input devices is that you can have more than one. Like I actually have two trackballs--one for my right hand and one for my left so I can reach whichever one is closer. And the possibility of having every type of keyboard connected continuously and be able to change from one to another on the fly wouldn't be possible without usb either, so there are some new capabilities not possible with the old ps2s.

It is interesting that the ps2 keyboard port (and the 101 keyboard layout) was both IBMs contribution and are still here today along with the strong ties to the original IBM PC. The ps/2 line was a pretty dismal failure against the horde of IBM clones that were available, but the keyboard port somehow not only took over the AT format, but lived on well past the demise of the IBM AT and the IBM ps/2. I guess it did something right. What really is shocking is how the ps/2 mouse port somehow became standard when serial port mice were the defacto standard.
 
And the possibility of having every type of keyboard connected continuously and be able to change from one to another on the fly wouldn't be possible without usb either, so there are some new capabilities not possible with the old ps2s.

While the original PS/2 spec didn't provide for hot plugging, many manufacturers deviated from this spec. I have a few systems which will allow hot plugging both keyboards and mice, even though it's not really recommended.

PS/2 doesn't have short circuit protection and the connector isn't rated for lots of plug/unplug events. You also gotta be careful because the pins are easily misaligned and can be smashed in (leading to shorts.) I remember back in the day having to straighten pins out, or chop the ends off and put new ones on keyboards and mice worth something. Some people even managed to snap the plastic key off in the port on the motherboard, now that is a pain to get out.
 
Yep, the AT/PS2 keyboard is interrupt 2, with the cpu being interrupt 1 and higher level interrupts having higher priority.
You're right, I misspoke. Having its own dedicated interrupt is pretty nice :)
 
Would anyone happen to have an ancient socket 478 motherboard with a universal non-keyed AGP slot?

It would look like this:
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I specifically need a socket 478 (Pentium 4) motherboard, an Athlon won't work for my purpose.
 
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