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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion Today, 07:30 AM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Another score, an nice Medion/MSI Geforce 4 Ti4200 AGP8x card. Untested as I am not home yet.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion Yesterday, 12:53 PM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Scored an ASUS N73SV-V2G-TY577V. Needs a screen, a battery and a bottom HDD cover. What I'm not sure is if the bottom cover from the ASUS X73E/SM/SC/SV fits. They're almost the same machine (the...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-30-2022, 01:33 PM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Free WD10SPZX-24Z10T1 HDD out of some random Lenovo. Had missing screws on the PCB side. I used some from a dead 160GB Seagate, and it sprung back to life happily, with just 1 weak sector.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-29-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 839
Posted By Dan81
Re: Gateway 80486-DX2/50 Revival

Tried Uniflash or Flashrom? I have used those on quite a number of mainboards (granted, most were 430VX/TX, VIA 580VPX and newer) and they usually work. Flashrom has quite a higher rate of good...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-22-2022, 04:40 PM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Nice scores these days:

- Lenovo Yoga tablet with what I can only guess is an Atom processor - unfortunately screen is broken. Not sure if it's worth repairing, though it does run Android and not...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-20-2022, 05:57 AM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Scored an ASUS M50VC. Core 2 Duo P7350, Geforce 9300M GS (G98 core), 4GB worth of DDR2, 320GB HDD that's slower than molasses (though that's to be expected of Hitachi drives of 2008 vintage.). Runs...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-19-2022, 11:00 AM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Welp, didn't score much today... other than a 14 inch LCD to repair my (pretty beaten up unfortunately) Armada E500.

And sweet Jesus, never make the mistake to remove the polarizer on a 20+ years...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-14-2022, 11:40 PM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

AFAIK the only Acers I know of that will flat out refuse to POST with a dead battery are Wistron made.

I can't even count the amount of laptops people trashed because of that stupid issue. Yes,...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-11-2022, 06:17 AM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Lots of scores:

- Acer Extensa 5220 - kinda crippled Santa Rosa-GL machine (a bit similar to my Vaio NR11) but I figure it would make for a great Vista Business lappy. I always wanted to try it so...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-04-2022, 04:08 AM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Classy dumpster score of the week, an ASUS A7V8X R2.0 (the one w/ a blue PCI slot), Athlon XP 1700+ (AXDA1700DLT3C, T-Bred), 2x 256MB worth of Kingmax RAM (which has always been reliable to me, at...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-28-2022, 12:33 PM
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Views: 594
Posted By Dan81
Re: Intel Arc Graphics Discussion

I am feeling this will be just another i740 fiasco.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-25-2022, 11:07 PM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: Intel Arc Graphics Discussion

Intel never managed to make one good graphic card ever since the integrated 740 from the i810. I highly doubt they can make something that will hold a candle against AMD and nVidia, IMO.

It's...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-21-2022, 09:53 AM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

More scores!

- Altec Lansing VS2221 - needs soldering on the main PCB that's enclosed in the woofer - the control port has some bad solder I suppose, since it moves around kinda.
- HP G6-1169ea -...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-16-2022, 01:31 PM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Scored another Vaio, this time a VGN-NR11M.

Nice little machine (albeit running on a rather old X3100 IGP) but goodness gracious it's picky as all hell with RAM.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-14-2022, 11:01 AM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Updates:

-ASUS P5B - works fine, so does the E6600 it came with. Not sure what can I really do with a E6600 if the board supports as far as E5xxx Xeons with slight mods, but considering I paid...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-14-2022, 05:01 AM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

More scores today!

-ASUS P5B Rev 1.03G
-Sony Vaio VPCEB1M1E - i3 330M, HD5650. Needs a whole new display assembly, HDD, battery and DVD drive. Hope it works though, or it's getting gutted....
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-12-2022, 03:55 AM
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Views: 1,375
Posted By Dan81
Re: Motherboard diagnostic LED states

That would be MSI's D-Bracket you're talking about. I have mine installed on a Athlon XP 2500+ nF2 build, which features an MSI K7N2 Delta-ILSR mobo.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-11-2022, 03:59 PM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I don't remember seeing Toshibas being locked down on WLAN/WWAN cards. At least not on my L505, L650 or A300. The L505 is a C2D T6600, the L650 is a i3-380M, one of the A300s is a P8600 (if I...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-10-2022, 03:43 PM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Knowing Lenovo, there's gonna more than likely be a whitelist on the WWAN slot. Them and HP are about the only brands I know that whitelist cards.

I was once told Dell does too but from...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-09-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,023
Posted By Dan81
Re: laptop vs desktop rust spinner longevity

WD Scorpio Blues are also avoidable. I can't count how many I had fail despite them showing 100%.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-07-2022, 07:02 AM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Scores of today!

Acer 5536 - HD3200 variant that got gutted in favor of housing the 5738 board (w/ a P8700 recently housed in it, plus 2x2GB DDR3)

HP Compaq 6830s - variant w/ HD3400 series...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-05-2022, 03:39 PM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Does a free i3-3110M count as a great score?

I guess so, my g6-2238sl seems to be happy to run its HD4000 along a HD7670M 1GB. Better than crippling it with a GT610M.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-04-2022, 01:09 PM
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Posted By Dan81
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Free JV50-MV mainboard from an pretry beaten up Acer 5738. Standard HD4570 deal but DDR3 instead of DDR2.

Wasted potential as the mainboard was originally made for M96 (HD4650) and Madison (which...
Forum: BIOS Requests ONLY! 08-03-2022, 04:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 760
Posted By Dan81
Re: Need ASUS X55VDR BIOS Dump

I can confirm VDR is what my original BIOS reads as well, despite the SN saying it's a VD. Even the mobo sticker reads VDR. Picture below shows the SN and VDR string from the BIOS file I attached in...
Forum: BIOS Requests ONLY! 08-03-2022, 02:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 760
Posted By Dan81
Re: Need ASUS X55VDR BIOS Dump

Tested it. 610M still won't show up, and fan will go full blast after a restart.

Interesting finding: HWMonitor reports 2500RPM as normal fan operation, and 25500 when it starts going full blast...
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