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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-30-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 836
Posted By lti
Re: windows 7

That also happened in Windows 10. Also, if you never installed a PDF viewer (or Windows 10 changed the default PDF viewer without your permission), opening a PDF file will also open a new tab along...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-21-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 180,566
Posted By lti
Re: The ghetto mod thread

Everything I posted in both threads qualifies.
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 05-11-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,582
Posted By lti
Re: Replacement cap advice needed for Panamax Max 1000+ Surge Protector/Line Conditio

T1 looks like a jumper. The tan-colored body allows it to be installed by a pick-and-place machine. Do the good ones measure shorted?
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 05-11-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By lti
Re: 8.5w Psu

You might get away with just an MLCC (if you can find one in the correct value that will fit). The VIPer22A datasheet and one of ST's evaluation boards show ceramic caps.
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 05-06-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,213
Posted By lti
Re: Harmon Kardon HK206 PC speakers

That's a completely different board, so it will probably have different parts.

If you completely lose sound from one speaker, the most likely cause is the cable or volume control. If the sound is...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-25-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 180,566
Posted By lti
Re: The ghetto mod thread

This is the same DVD recorder that I was messing with about 10 years ago, and I dug it back out to use as a DVD player a couple years ago when I was trying to get a StarTech SVID2USB2 working in...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-23-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4,977
Views: 846,558
Posted By lti
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I found some AMD boards with the same ATI chipset that wouldn't POST. I didn't get far enough into troubleshooting them, but I wonder if the dead CMOS battery preventing it from booting (and fast...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-22-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 978
Posted By lti
Re: Audio Driver MPC clientpro 414 Win7

VEN_8086&DEV_266E comes up as an Intel ICH6 southbridge, but the fake driver websites say that it's a VIA chipset. (Those websites also say that the SiS 6801 I/O chip in one of my computers is an...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-18-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 180,566
Posted By lti
Re: The ghetto mod thread

Here's how I "fixed" the IR receiver on a crappy off-brand DVD recorder. Replacing the receiver got the remote working, but then I measured a ridiculous pull-up current from the part that it...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-09-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By lti
Re: How to avoid shitty "McWires"?

No, I cut the cable open after one of the wires broke. It looks like 24AWG or 26AWG wire, and it has a "lightly oxidized copper" color all the way through. Also, the resistance is too high for steel...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-08-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By lti
Re: How to avoid shitty "McWires"?

I've seen that wire on the AC input of cheap power supplies (like this (https://badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?p=490016&highlight=sfe-9fd#post490016)).

The wire in the third picture looks like...
Forum: Troubleshooting Game Consoles & Other Weird Devices 03-24-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,741
Posted By lti
Re: Post your worthless and/or pointless repairs

I finally got a USB cable for that video capture box. It still used USB 2.0 only, and then it died completely ("device not recognized" error).

Also, the sample frames I posted earlier don't show...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-20-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,419
Posted By lti
Re: Building a gaming rig for my dad...

People want every color now. That's why you get the RGB nonsense. You're supposed to like it or you aren't part of the "PC master race" (which is a really stupid name).

I do wonder how the...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-20-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,003
Posted By lti
Re: Topcat's Other Misc Weird Build Thread

At least Windows 10 doesn't automatically connect to random hotspots anymore. Now it actually gives you the option of connecting to your own WiFi or using Ethernet instead. I'm surprised that more...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-20-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,419
Posted By lti
Re: Building a gaming rig for my dad...

There are still a few cases that don't have a window or RGB, and some of them even have 5.25" bays. It seems like the cases without windows throw in tons of fan vents instead.

The quality of new...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-09-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,013
Posted By lti
Re: "amd" ddr2...

I saw some really goofy modules with recycled (and overclocked, but that isn't unusual today - look at modern DDR4 "gamer" RAM) chips in a configuration that Intel's memory controllers didn't support.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-07-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By lti
Re: Bionic Pup 32-bit O/S

There are a lot of Puppy Linux variants. I still have an older one (based on Ubuntu 12.04) on a flash drive.

I also used Tiny Core a long time ago. It ran in RAM, but it didn't include any...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-07-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,003
Posted By lti
Re: Topcat's Other Misc Weird Build Thread

There's still no physical switch to mute the microphone (with a few exceptions).

My old Gateway laptop also has a built-in microphone with no mute switch, but those were the days of the Cancel...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 03-06-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By lti
Re: Compact Motherboard & CPU advise

Check RAM usage in Task Manager.

There are faster 1U systems (servers), but you will need really loud fans. Low-power CPUs faster than a Celeron aren't easy to find. Most of them are mobile CPUs,...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-02-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By lti
Re: Do people still overclock?

I was already thinking that it was more FUD from the "enthusiasts." Someone screwed up their cooling, and everyone blamed Intel (the "Con Lake" thing - modern computer stuff is nutty). On the laptop,...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-01-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By lti
Re: Do people still overclock?

The clock still drops when idle, but I've been told that it's also supposed to drop after a few minutes under load. My laptop does that unless I use the "performance" mode, and then the CPU idles at...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-01-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By lti
Re: Do people still overclock?

I don't feel like overclocking is worth it for my modern stuff. My modern computers apparently don't follow Intel's Turbo Boost recommendations (I've been told that the clock is supposed to drop...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-28-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,419
Posted By lti
Re: Building a gaming rig for my dad...

Those two things are actually pretty common today. From your description, I thought it would have only two wires running to each connector and jumpers to the other pins. I saw that once on a cheap...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 02-15-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By lti
Re: SMD capacitor brand identification: CS

There are a lot of obscure cap brands on LCSC that use the same markings. They're all 85C caps.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-09-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,189
Posted By lti
Re: <taps> So long, Pentium III, Athlon XP, and older...

My Athlon XP is currently the "you can't overclock a laptop" system.

Most of my old stuff is being used to collect dust until I get replacement optical drives. I only have one working IDE optical...
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