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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-08-2022, 06:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Can a new computer smell like urine?

You might try the PC in a different room.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-07-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Can a new computer smell like urine?

Do you have young kids or critters?
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-02-2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By desert-rat
Re: [Stupid Question #2] Why we are still using 12v on the ATX power source?

With the battery system on the new electric cars around 800v ,I can't wait until d I y ers with poor electrical skills start messing with them.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-01-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By desert-rat
Re: [Stupid Question #2] Why we are still using 12v on the ATX power source?

The old (ww2 era) aircraft tube radios had a small motor/ generator for the tube plate voltage ( 150-300 vdc typically)
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 03-01-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Reading resistor value by color band

It looks like brown,black, black, gold. 10 ohms, but can use an ohms meter .
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-06-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By desert-rat
Re: what to do with faulty hard drives?

Many years ago a guy told me he liked to hook 120v on small speakers . They used to make small hand held radios that used them. (1960s) He said they would give a loud buzz 4 a few seconds.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-06-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,209
Posted By desert-rat
Re: The 2022 Operating System Thread

Linux Mint. I have Ubuntu studio on one laptop. I don't really care for anything windows anymore.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-25-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,505
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Best cheap way to cool AMD FirePro S7000?

Years ago my dad used a under dash evap with a 6v fan on a 12 v vec. ( late 60s ) he took some old nicrome wire from an old heater . He played with the lenth untill he got 6 v on thefan .
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-25-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By desert-rat
Re: what to do with faulty hard drives?

A number of years ago a guy was buying a bunch of used but stil good HDD 3 1/2 as I remember in the 60 to 100 gig range . At a local used comp. place. When asked he said they were for target...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-22-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,505
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Best cheap way to cool AMD FirePro S7000?

2 fans in series, or use a dropping res.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-21-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Announcement: The Win-raid forums are closing

I remember when Steve Pavlina closed the Pavlina forum . Some of his mods started a forum of their own. He got mad and closed the forum. Basically a new age/ med phy ,self help site . I don't know...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-11-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,098
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Amish Computer - No, this is not a joke!

Like once a year they let their kids/young adults have a party day. Rom spring er . Probably not spelled right. Anyway they get to drink ,party, use modern electronics, ect. Decide witch life...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-08-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By desert-rat
Re: RPi Zero W using regular RPi1/2/3/4 hats?

It would be my guess that if the audio signal was assigned by the software to the right gpio pins it would work. But it's not my area of expertise. I am sure there are forums that have a Ardino/sbc...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-08-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By desert-rat
Re: RPi Zero W using regular RPi1/2/3/4 hats?

All I know about the single bord computers is from the YouTube videos on them . Any way I thought audio and everything else was on the board.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-08-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,896
Posted By desert-rat
Re: hp compaq dc7900 hang on first screen

Might be a bios issue. Have you tried to run a Linux distro from the USB drive?
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-01-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,826
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Windows 10 blues screen problem

No windows blues here .. I use Linux mint.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-31-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Backup advice needed

I guess if are thinking of fire or theft ,ect . you might want to store your copy some where else. I have my stuff on 1 ,2 , and 5 T bite usb drives , but most of my stuff is torrent files and stuff...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 05-18-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,054
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Ceiling Fan Speed Capacitor

If you all ready the 5 5 uf cap , I would try it . My guess is that the speed might be a little off .
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-17-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Design my own case or buy one?

I have a case that would almost work , but I don't want to get rid of it. It has 4 DVD drive slots and 1 3 1/2 floppy drive slot . Steel sides with some kind of Star wars art work. I think this...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-30-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,557
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Why Lubuntu?

I also use Mint . I have used a few other distros, but never tried Limbuto.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-07-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,095
Posted By desert-rat
Re: done with m$ windho's

When I was young and stupid tvs had vacuum tubes in them , pre net days . I am safe there . I got turned on th Linux a few years ago and only use windows for the few programs that will only run...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-06-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,191
Posted By desert-rat
Re: I'm getting windows 10

I did hear that MS had bought Ubuntu . I still like the distro . I am using to make this post ,There are other distros .
https://distrowatch.com
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-05-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,191
Posted By desert-rat
Re: I'm getting windows 10

There is allwayse Linux .
https://linuxmint.com
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-27-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,062
Posted By desert-rat
Single board computers /Arduino

I dont have any of these my self , but did see some you tube videos on them . There is the Raspberry pi and other single board computers . There a number of adruino boards .
Basicly you write a...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-27-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,819
Posted By desert-rat
Re: Problem with Dell Inspiron 530S Cannot do dual channel, even with matched RAM

I have had a few pices of different electronic gear that that had intermentent problems . I blame the ghost .
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