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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion Yesterday, 09:50 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 259,940
Posted By Topcat
Re: Post your system.......

I needed something low power and low profile... It keeps up with everything I demand of it, no problem...it's the 2gb version (there's also a 1gb). I got it for ~$20 shipped.

A quick search:...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion Yesterday, 08:00 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 259,940
Posted By Topcat
Re: Post your system.......

I never thought I'd have such a boring/unexciting home system....but anymore, I don't use it for anything but web browsing and playing a little Diablo2 with my wife....

Dell Optiplex 990 SFF...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-27-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4,456
Views: 685,368
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Stands are usually missing because many used aftermarket stands/wall mounts, etc....seen that a lot, especially with larger screens. Monitors breed at night here as well....unfortunately its usually...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 05-22-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By Topcat
Re: Old stock capacitors

I wouldn't even address fuhjiyyu as a 'capacitor'....
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 05-22-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By Topcat
Re: Old stock capacitors

They're not called 'cheapo teapo' for nothing. Old stock of good brands don't scare me....but I wouldn't use a teapo for a repair if it were fresh off the assembly line....let alone one that sat on...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-19-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4,456
Views: 685,368
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Another good pick from the school haul (was discovered at the bottom of a tote filled with keyboards & mice). Dell Optiplex 990 USFF. i7-2600, 16gb RAM. Spinning HDD bad. Changed it to a SSD,...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-17-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By Topcat
Re: IBM PC compatible: Who still uses this term?

I haven't used the term since I sold the service center. That was circa year 2000.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-17-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,197
Posted By Topcat
Re: Not Even BCN's Russia Connections Can Top This One - Supermicro S2DGU Build

If its not a physically damaged pin (bent or broken), I've revived a few with cleaning. I use a bottle of rubbing alcohol with a sprayer. Spray the pins good, then use your finger and gently rub...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-14-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By Topcat
Re: It's "patch-Tuesday", people!

My office system is still running win7 with 1yr of Extended Updates....nothing has exploded nor has any behavior changed. I only install critical/security updates. Any other systems around here...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-13-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4,456
Views: 685,368
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Their time has pretty well passed and most are long gone/recycled by now. The survivors tend not to be sent to recycling facilities.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-10-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By Topcat
Re: Design my own case or buy one?

If you've got the funds for that, it'd be a fun project.....but it wouldnt be a cheap project.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-10-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4,456
Views: 685,368
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Yup! :usa: Also helps keep retro rigs period-specific or making modern innards look very 'sleeper'.

...and there's plenty more of them around here not seen in the pics...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-09-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4,456
Views: 685,368
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Back when I had the service center, a tribe of mexicans would come by once a year and buy (paying in big bills cash) anything scrap I'd turn loose with....old CRT's, VCR's, stereos, anything and...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-08-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4,456
Views: 685,368
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

This post created from one of the school freebies....a latitude d600 laptop with a fresh install of win2k.

I got 2 of these. d600 # 1 had 2 batteries (main batt and module batt that inserts where...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-05-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4,456
Views: 685,368
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Picked up the rest today....didn't count the monitors...but there were several dozen. Lots of network appliances, several HP laser printers, of course several large totes filled with keyboards, mice...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-04-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4,456
Views: 685,368
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

The 990's are sandybridge i5's and i7's. The 960's and 330's are all C2D era stuff, the 3 I checked had e8400 c2d's @ 3ghz 1333fsb. There a bunch of Nobilis systems in there as well, all c2d...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-04-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4,456
Views: 685,368
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

A lot of 960's. 990's, and 330's. A couple Westmere precision workstations in there as well.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-04-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4,456
Views: 685,368
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Raided a local school. Large haul. 39 systems so far....and there's more to get, but the weather turned to shit....
...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-30-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 21,324
Posted By Topcat
Re: My Latest 8-core Project

This one just went dead. No spin-up, no communication with the interface (can't even read SMART data). At first, I thought the SAS port went until I tried the drive on a different port with the...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-28-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By Topcat
Re: Symantec De-trust

First I've heard of this.....but I've been doing yard work the last week... What happened?
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 04-27-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By Topcat
Re: Panasonic 65fx700b intermittent tcon problem

I'm onboard with this theory....a tech disagreement is one thing, but when it sinks to personal level & name calling, its time to knock it off.
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 04-26-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Topcat
Re: Dell 9200 KZGs and other caps

They will be fine if they are genuine..... Ebay is a cesspool of knockoffs & fakes. They appear real in the pics....but no guarantees that's what you'll receive. Check them closely!
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-24-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 21,324
Posted By Topcat
Re: My Latest 8-core Project

This happened again this morning, another Cheetah HDD checked out, that's the second of the original 4. The first one I replaced with a used one (the one that failed this time was not the same...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-22-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,624
Posted By Topcat
Re: New SSD hard drive in laptop computer what a difference in boot time

The only SSD of mine that I had fail was THIS ONE (https://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=73672) a last year. I've had a few client machines come in with dead SSD's, but it's not been an...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 04-22-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By Topcat
Re: Fake Rubycons?

I've seen a few of those in the past. I replaced them with 560uF 4v polymers.... Low profile enough to clear heatsinks (same size as the originals). Never had one come back on me.
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