The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

Durvelle27, I have a single slot quadro. But shes old. Still working though. No external power needed.
Its an FX 580
 
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I may have a 4650. I’ll have to dig through my box stuff I don’t need but keep anyway.
 
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This board is temperamental. Fails to post every other boot, requires unplugging psu for 30s then it will boot saying overclock failed. If you make any changes in bios, it won't boot. On board graphics are broken on the board, just not detected and no output. Includes a working dual core cpu, a 1gb ram stick which works, and an 8gb ram stick thst I could only get to work with the 1gb stick alongside it. I think the other ram slots don't work at all. Pretty jank setup, went with something more reliable to put on my test bench. Flat rate box for $15 takes it off my hands, the board, cpu, ram, heatsink, and io shield all included.
 
I see what you guys offered but hoping for something a little newer for better drivers. I also checked and it can actually fit a dual slot GPU but it must be able to be powered from the PCIe slot as there is no PCIe from the PSU.

Also to anyone who wants it

I have some Older Xeon CPUs and Core CPUs
 
Does anyone have an IR keyboard? I need something to map to a learning remote to control TV app ;) *Althogh I would like to have another RC6 (win MCE) keyboard, I need something old school that works as a normal keyboard to bypass the terrible MS drivers for MCE which some cases breaks certain apps to read the keyboard.
 
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Hello,
Just started a small project to max out lga775. I am into modifying the motherboard on hardware level. I need some staff if anyone has anything please do share.
1) ....Core 2 Quad Extreme QX9770 or Xeon X5492
2) ....LGA775 EK Waterblock (RGB or any)
3) ....4x4gb 1066mhz or 1200mhz
4) ....PCI soundcard other than sound blaster. Im not sure which was the best PCI sound card back in the days but Asus Xtreme Fidelity may be ?
5) ....USB 3.0 card with Type A and C addon card.
6) ....ASUS LCD Poster
HT Omega Striker is another great PCI sound card and they released Win 10 drivers for it to boot!
 
Thank you so much for sharing but I am upto getting the final for lga775

No offense, but trying to straw millionaire a QX9770 isn't what this thread is for. That CPU was an incredibly expensive high end part for the day, and still holds a considerable value today even over a decade later. It'd be like begging for a 10980XE for free, really not going to happen.

There are plenty of QX9770s available on Ebay, as well as their Xeon counterparts for not an astronomical price, but will set you back a bit in the wallet. If you want a more economical CPU, I'd recommend a Q9550 or X5460 (if the board supports it), which are cheap and usually have a good deal of overclocking headroom. It's not hard to push a Q9550 past a QX9770 with just a FSB overclock from 1333 to 1600 MHz, all you may have to do is slightly bump up the vcore.
 
I need a passively cooled PCIe video card with HDMI output for a system for my roommate so he can watch movies on his HDTV.
 
I need a passively cooled PCIe video card with HDMI output for a system for my roommate so he can watch movies on his HDTV.

Is an HD5450 OK?

WANT:
Does anyone have a 40MM regular square PC style fan no this is not for PC use it is for my Denon S-301 this thing get hot (Why I don't know the actual amp is on the sub-woofer piece maybe the Pre-amp?) anyway it is a standard 40MM x 10MM thick 12VDC square fan. Don't know the original fans specs all I know is it does not work and when the unit is off the fan will not move easily so the bearings are no good! Fan part # F410T-12L1C (from service manual)
 
Is an HD5450 OK?

WANT:
Does anyone have a 40MM regular square PC style fan no this is not for PC use it is for my Denon S-301 this thing get hot (Why I don't know the actual amp is on the sub-woofer piece maybe the Pre-amp?) anyway it is a standard 40MM x 10MM thick 12VDC square fan. Don't know the original fans specs all I know is it does not work and when the unit is off the fan will not move easily so the bearings are no good! Fan part # F410T-12L1C (from service manual)
believe I have one available
 
believe I have one available
Fan or video card? I'm after the fan I don't want this awesome receiver to die I remember loathing over this at my old job CompUSA it was around $1500 then I was going to buy the last one on clearance after my shift but someone got it first 14 years later a friend gave me one funny how things work out it works will read DVD's but not CD's what the hell why? It does SACD (the main reason I wanted one back then)
 
Fan or video card? I'm after the fan I don't want this awesome receiver to die I remember loathing over this at my old job CompUSA it was around $1500 then I was going to buy the last one on clearance after my shift but someone got it first 14 years later a friend gave me one funny how things work out it works will read DVD's but not CD's what the hell why? It does SACD (the main reason I wanted one back then)
is the fan seized? there is a good chance you can refurb it.
 
Is an HD5450 OK?

WANT:
Does anyone have a 40MM regular square PC style fan no this is not for PC use it is for my Denon S-301 this thing get hot (Why I don't know the actual amp is on the sub-woofer piece maybe the Pre-amp?) anyway it is a standard 40MM x 10MM thick 12VDC square fan. Don't know the original fans specs all I know is it does not work and when the unit is off the fan will not move easily so the bearings are no good! Fan part # F410T-12L1C (from service manual)

Maybe this will work?

https://www.amazon.com/Printer-Term...n+2+pin+40mm&qid=1612670125&sr=8-3&th=1&psc=1

It looks like you can also get the fan you need on aliexpress, we'll at least it has the same part number

https://m.aliexpress.com/item/4000829491819.html
 
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Fan or video card? I'm after the fan I don't want this awesome receiver to die.

If the bearing isn't chewed up and is just seized from lack of lube, you can re-oil it and bring it back. All you gotta do is remove the fan, peel off the manufacturers sticker from the back to get access to the rear of the bearing and drip some 3-n-1 oil or silicone lube in and spin it back and forth by hand until it frees up. You'll also want to push/pull the hub in and out slightly to help migrate the lube around. If you feel any grittiness or see the lube get black, wash it out with more lube and keep turning it until the lube stays clear. If you leave any of the burned carbon suspended in the lube, it will act like liquid sandpaper and further trash the bearing.

Once you're done, leave a bit of oil in the back of the bearing and seal it in with a piece of electrical tape. You'll have to make sure the back face where the sticker was is clean and dry or the tape won't stick. A bit of windex will do the job, just don't get any in the bearing.
 
Is an HD5450 OK?

WANT:
Does anyone have a 40MM regular square PC style fan no this is not for PC use it is for my Denon S-301 this thing get hot (Why I don't know the actual amp is on the sub-woofer piece maybe the Pre-amp?) anyway it is a standard 40MM x 10MM thick 12VDC square fan. Don't know the original fans specs all I know is it does not work and when the unit is off the fan will not move easily so the bearings are no good! Fan part # F410T-12L1C (from service manual)
What you need to do is mod that sucker and you should be asking for a 140mm fan .. not a 40mm :)

..a whole cut saw and some zip ties and your golden!
 

If the bearing isn't chewed up and is just seized from lack of lube, you can re-oil it and bring it back. All you gotta do is remove the fan, peel off the manufacturers sticker from the back to get access to the rear of the bearing and drip some 3-n-1 oil or silicone lube in and spin it back and forth by hand until it frees up. You'll also want to push/pull the hub in and out slightly to help migrate the lube around. If you feel any grittiness or see the lube get black, wash it out with more lube and keep turning it until the lube stays clear. If you leave any of the burned carbon suspended in the lube, it will act like liquid sandpaper and further trash the bearing.

Once you're done, leave a bit of oil in the back of the bearing and seal it in with a piece of electrical tape. You'll have to make sure the back face where the sticker was is clean and dry or the tape won't stick. A bit of windex will do the job, just don't get any in the bearing.
[/QUOTE]And to add to this, 3n1 used to make a special 'fan oil' that's intended for fans. I used some on an external usb case's fans until they completely wore out.

Another thing you can do is open it up and find the fan at digikey, mouser or any other component distributor. Plus you can get the panaflow hydrodynamic bearing fans and upgrade it for the rest of its life. (y)
 
If the bearing isn't chewed up and is just seized from lack of lube, you can re-oil it and bring it back. All you gotta do is remove the fan, peel off the manufacturers sticker from the back to get access to the rear of the bearing and drip some 3-n-1 oil or silicone lube in and spin it back and forth by hand until it frees up. You'll also want to push/pull the hub in and out slightly to help migrate the lube around. If you feel any grittiness or see the lube get black, wash it out with more lube and keep turning it until the lube stays clear. If you leave any of the burned carbon suspended in the lube, it will act like liquid sandpaper and further trash the bearing.

Once you're done, leave a bit of oil in the back of the bearing and seal it in with a piece of electrical tape. You'll have to make sure the back face where the sticker was is clean and dry or the tape won't stick. A bit of windex will do the job, just don't get any in the bearing.
And to add to this, 3n1 used to make a special 'fan oil' that's intended for fans. I used some on an external usb case's fans until they completely wore out.

Another thing you can do is open it up and find the fan at digikey, mouser or any other component distributor. Plus you can get the panaflow hydrodynamic bearing fans and upgrade it for the rest of its life. (y)
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I use thin grease to pack that back area since oils will leech away quickly. I have had fans last years after (including ones that use to full on groan)
 
Looking for a universal remote for a Pioneer VSX-918 receiver. Anyone got a universal remote that would work they dont want?
 
Looking for a universal remote for a Pioneer VSX-918 receiver. Anyone got a universal remote that would work they dont want?
Might be able to pick up a replacement on eBay for about what it would cost one shipped on here.
 
And to add to this, 3n1 used to make a special 'fan oil' that's intended for fans. I used some on an external usb case's fans until they completely wore out.

Another thing you can do is open it up and find the fan at digikey, mouser or any other component distributor. Plus you can get the panaflow hydrodynamic bearing fans and upgrade it for the rest of its life. (y)
I use thin grease to pack that back area since oils will leech away quickly. I have had fans last years after (including ones that use to full on groan)
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I'm still using the receiver (I rigged an 80MM fan up switched by the 12V trigger out to a solid state relay receptacle I made as modern AVR's no longer have the switched receptacle on the back why?) when I first turned it on I head a god aweful screeching noise I did not know the unit even had a fan until I looked at the back closely (oops!)

anyway the fan is dead will not move at all I tried it with power off and it will not move freely (well not easily enough that the motor can move it).

I do collect older & antique fans so I do have the 3-in-1 oil Home Depot only sells the red bottle (Don't use that!) Lowes sells the blue bottle which is the correct one I did go to Pep Boys and buy a quart of SAE-20 non-detergent engine oil (the blue 3-in-1 is basically that) the quart will last me forever as the blue bottle lasted me more 10 years and it is still 1/4 way full!
 
I use thin grease to pack that back area since oils will leech away quickly. I have had fans last years after (including ones that use to full on groan)

I'm still using the receiver (I rigged an 80MM fan up switched by the 12V trigger out to a solid state relay receptacle I made as modern AVR's no longer have the switched receptacle on the back why?) when I first turned it on I head a god aweful screeching noise I did not know the unit even had a fan until I looked at the back closely (oops!)

anyway the fan is dead will not move at all I tried it with power off and it will not move freely (well not easily enough that the motor can move it).

I do collect older & antique fans so I do have the 3-in-1 oil Home Depot only sells the red bottle (Don't use that!) Lowes sells the blue bottle which is the correct one I did go to Pep Boys and buy a quart of SAE-20 non-detergent engine oil (the blue 3-in-1 is basically that) the quart will last me forever as the blue bottle lasted me more 10 years and it is still 1/4 way full!
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You have to pull label, remove the little c clip, pull it apart, clean, reassemble with aforementioned grease. 99% of the time the fan is not actually dead
 
I'm still using the receiver (I rigged an 80MM fan up switched by the 12V trigger out to a solid state relay receptacle I made as modern AVR's no longer have the switched receptacle on the back why?) when I first turned it on I head a god aweful screeching noise I did not know the unit even had a fan until I looked at the back closely (oops!)

anyway the fan is dead will not move at all I tried it with power off and it will not move freely (well not easily enough that the motor can move it).

I do collect older & antique fans so I do have the 3-in-1 oil Home Depot only sells the red bottle (Don't use that!) Lowes sells the blue bottle which is the correct one I did go to Pep Boys and buy a quart of SAE-20 non-detergent engine oil (the blue 3-in-1 is basically that) the quart will last me forever as the blue bottle lasted me more 10 years and it is still 1/4 way full!

You have to pull label, remove the little c clip, pull it apart, clean, reassemble with aforementioned grease. 99% of the time the fan is not actually dead
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Yes I know that I have done this many times "back in the day" (I love that phrase) to revive the small north-bridge fans that they also used "back in the day" LoL!

My X570 Aorus Elite has a small fan also but I don't even hear it!

This Denon is a Royal PITA to open so I have not even done so yet but I took a tooth pick and tried to move said fan with power off I was hoping to get another fan just in case I can't revive this one.

If anyone can read service manual and tech blabber (I can't read a schematic or even understand one) can you tell me if the fan is temperature controlled or just on all the time if the receiver is on?
You can download it at HiFi Engine
PS: Download service manuals first you are only allowed 4 file downloads per 24 Hour period.
 
You have to pull label, remove the little c clip, pull it apart, clean, reassemble with aforementioned grease. 99% of the time the fan is not actually dead

Yes I know that I have done this many times "back in the day" (I love that phrase) to revive the small north-bridge fans that they also used "back in the day" LoL!


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you are showing your age. People haven't said "back in the day" since back in the day. :D
 
Yes I know that I have done this many times "back in the day" (I love that phrase) to revive the small north-bridge fans that they also used "back in the day" LoL!
you are showing your age. People haven't said "back in the day" since back in the day. :D
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Well I was born in 1984 so maybe not back far enough in the day but?
 
If anyone can read service manual and tech blabber (I can't read a schematic or even understand one) can you tell me if the fan is temperature controlled or just on all the time if the receiver is on?
You can download it at HiFi Engine
PS: Download service manuals first you are only allowed 4 file downloads per 24 Hour period.

PM me the schematic and I'll look at it for you, I'm not making an account there just to download it.
 
I am looking for a socket 370, 478, or 775 motherboard if anyone has something laying around. I can toss you a few bucks for it on top of shipping. Not an urgent need by any stretch of the imagination.

I would also consider a barebone OEM system too. I've got a UPS account.

I gave away some LGA2011 Xeons recently if you are looking for "street cred".
 
Have these CPUs still up for grabs

also any old boards laying around. LGA1155 or higher. CPUs as well
Do you have any boards - don't care about the age of the processor with 4-6 PCI-E slots. (can be 1x, 4x, 8x, 16x - doesn't matter)
I'd buy a board and CPU combo from you above paying shipping. CPU speed and capability does not matter.
 
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