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Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 04-15-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 887
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: repairing traces...on a fine pitch board?

what a nice pointless repair! momaka will be proud! :jester: do post the link to this thread in the pointless repairs thread! :D
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 04-15-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Help! Need to replace capacitor on expensive motherboard.

nay! fat headed dumb unergonomic designers kill electronics! :bartmoon:
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-15-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,611
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Overclockable Dell computers.

although the e6500k still uses the core architecture but it is marketed as a pentium dual core. it uses crippled or faulty wolfdale-3m dies with 1mb of the 3mb L2 cache disabled so 2mb L2 cache...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 04-14-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Chieftec APS-650C owners beware

the use of a 400v cap is the issue on apfc circuits. 400v is too close to the working voltage of the apfc circuit of 390v. sometimes due to spikes or brownouts on the power grid, it can even...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 04-14-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: inno3D GTX780 no picture, not recognized

the 3.3v more of acts as the vcc power for the video bios eprom chip, as u need power to the eprom chip to read the video bios firmware to start the gpu and video card.
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 04-14-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Powercolor Evilking IV AGP graphics card - Voodoo 4 4500 - no picture

well that sucks... because the general rule of thumb is that if it fits in the slot it should work because the keying for agp 3.3v and 1.5v is different. here the card is keyed as a universal 3.3v...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 04-14-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Help! Need to replace capacitor on expensive motherboard.

look in the FAQ subforum under the thread Where can I buy replacement capacitors? (https://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=613)

make sure u buy the right size as the original! watch the...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-14-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 174,848
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: The ghetto mod thread

still a very nice trace repair and goldfinger repair tho! thumbs up! https://www.badcaps.net/forum/images/icons/icon14.gif try to see if u can get some gold metal polish to clean up and remove the...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-12-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,611
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Overclockable Dell computers.

over the weekend, i've had some time to play around with throttlestop on my dell latitude e6500 laptop. took me a few tries to get one right version that would work.

firstly, i saw on the...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-12-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,452
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Repurposing a 2004 Athlon 64 system in 2021

yes but running the systems 24/7 would now stress out the crappy caps instead! :lol: so which do u want? blown psu with busted caps (maybe also blowing the mobo along with it) or failed board with...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 04-11-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 448
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Asrock 775Dual-VSTA needs capacitors

doesnt matter. because u can mix n match them with higher capacitance electrolytics to increase the overall bulk capacitance anyway that this is a non-issue.

most people are nubs. how many know...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 04-10-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,554
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: GTX 780tI Repair attempt...

yea these sorts of success stories are just the exception rather than the norm. not every gpu behaves and plays nice with reflows but what have u gotta lose? just try your luck. lol!
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-09-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: That Apevia Case from the Free Scores thread...Another Time-wasting Retro Build!

errr really? the hard disk in the case looks like its colliding with and blocking off the ide ports on the board... :violin: i think u need to move the hard disk forward a bit onto its rear two...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-09-2021, 01:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,452
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Repurposing a 2004 Athlon 64 system in 2021

nope. thats actually trying to recreate a sauna in your room! :jester: thats indeed a good idea! a sauna is actually good for you, health wise! helps your body detoxify itself by sweating out the...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 04-08-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 321
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: EVGA NEX650G power supply detecting a fault on startup.

i think i see an apfc circuit with a 400v primary cap again! but need the TS to confirm whats the voltage printed on the primary cap as it isnt very legible from the pics posted.

well... im like...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-08-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,058
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: "amd" ddr2...

yeah, i remember during the p4 and athlon xp/64 era, gigabyte boards didnt like corsair ram.

when i built my first diy pc, i didnt know this but luckily i bought a gigabyte board with kingston...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-08-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,452
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Repurposing a 2004 Athlon 64 system in 2021

yupp, i've said this before on the forum many times and others have also said it on the forum many times. never run anything with known bad caps. :deadhorse: the bad caps can kill the device....
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-08-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: How to avoid shitty "McWires"?

that is probably steel wire consisting of only a few strands. penny pinching and corner cutting at its finest! :soapbox:
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 04-06-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Cooler Master MWE Gold 650W (MPY-6501-AFAAG) randomly won't turn on

this is getting to be quite a common fault in pc atx psus nowadays. fyi, the seasonic x-series from many years back started exhibiting this type of issue also. i posted about this...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 04-05-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 448
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Asrock 775Dual-VSTA needs capacitors

check the cap diameter. 8mm diameter caps have a lead spacing of 3.5mm while 10mm diameter caps have a lead spacing of 5mm. be careful if its 8mm diameter caps on the board because the cap placement...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 04-05-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 471
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Are these 8800GT for Apple, and how can I test them

that is an interesting failure mode for the gpu. im guessing it ran so hot the tin whiskers grew like mad until it shorted out to an adjacent pad. it also looks like it was the bga substrate to pcb...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-05-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Socket 940/939 Cooler bracket failure

some companies like scythe, came up with metal heatsink mounting brackets for s478 and 775. ditto for 754/939/am2(+).

TechPowerup - Scythe enhances Cooler Mounting: CPU Cooler Stabilizer 775...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-05-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Heat spreaders on RAM?

this issue has been discussed before on the wayback machine way before from 2002 when they started having overclocking ram. the general trend around review websites was that they were just gimmicky...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-02-2021, 01:22 AM
Replies: 4,900
Views: 824,351
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

ugh... i think thats enuff of that before i snap and go postal with jealousy and envy... :violin: where do u find a woman like that?! :crying: :crying: :crying:
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 03-31-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: b450 tomahawk max - dead

yes but that doesnt preclude the possibility of someone using a junk psu and killing the board! thats why getting a solid japcap psu is important also! especially if u want your stuff to last! gpu is...
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