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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-10-2022, 03:08 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,900
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Repurposing a 2004 Athlon 64 system in 2021

256mb agp aperture size with only 1gb of ram? not a very wise move as u could end up with only 768mb ram usable if u play high-res texture games. from my own testing, if u use a 128mb vram card,...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-07-2022, 06:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 527
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: The 2022 Operating System Thread

with regards to decrapifying win10, i heard there's software around that lets u do that. some members like topcat posted links to some of them on how they decrapified win10 with the help of some...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-03-2022, 10:57 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,487
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Hard drive reliability

yea those wd scorpio blacks are the only good laptop hard drive i've seen. dropped and flipped my laptop over while still in operation and the drive just continues chugging along, no issue, no bad...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-20-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5,242
Views: 970,655
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

been thinking hard about this and i believe bill did that as a tradeoff because win98 was a hybrid 16/32 bit os, so some libeties had to be taken and some compromises had to be made. on the other...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-19-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,487
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Hard drive reliability

it all depends on what type of data u put on them and your risk appetite. if its critical data then even 1 bad sector is unacceptable because that has already caused loss of your valuable data. if...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-19-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: what to do with faulty hard drives?

just one more question tho, if the hard drive is focked, how do i know its not the pcb that is causing the hard drive to be focked? if i sell the focked hd pcb then what if the buyer complains i sold...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-19-2021, 03:43 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,487
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Hard drive reliability

i just use them till they drop. thats the point of the hardware. all hard drives will fail eventually... :violin: just a question of not if but when.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-17-2021, 01:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 458
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Completely dead BaoDiKai 120MM fan

yea momaka also mentioned something about symptoms like those. if it wont spin up on its own but only with a finger or push, it means one or more of the fan phases or coils is busted. for me, i...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-16-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5,242
Views: 970,655
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

yea the memory limit on win98se varies with motherboards and their bioses depending on how much pci address space they reserve. if a mobo has a large reserved pci address range, u will have less max...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-16-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 458
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Completely dead BaoDiKai 120MM fan

yea i killed a nice b-gears b-blaster ball bearing fan before. i was trying to blow out the dust off the fans and butter fingers slipped and the straw i was using to stop the fan blades from spinning...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-12-2021, 03:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Asus KFN5-D SLI Kinda Retro-ish Rescue / Build

the only thing i've ever liked about thermaltake psus is the fan delay cool feature. some of their psus have it and it works by running the psu fan for 1 minute even after power off. it helps to cool...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-12-2021, 03:24 AM
Replies: 5,242
Views: 970,655
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

if u're going the win98se route, then do remember that the os only supports 1gb ram max with tweaks, so u can go with 512mb ram modules if thats the case.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-06-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Asus KFN5-D SLI Kinda Retro-ish Rescue / Build

yea thats typical of nvidia chipsets. runs hot, shoddy manufacturing (bumpgate scandal) and doesnt last long as a result. any idea when it died and how long it lasted? 13 years is already a very long...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-06-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Asus KFN5-D SLI Kinda Retro-ish Rescue / Build

thermaltake psus are oem-ed from channel well technology or cwt. the issue is that thermaltake likes to cheap out on the caps when ordering from cwt and they often have junk caps like junfool,...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-29-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5,242
Views: 970,655
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

where's the pic of the modem u set the tele handset in? never seen that one before. would be nice to see what that looks like?
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-25-2021, 02:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Question what to do with faulty hard drives?

i have several dead/bricked (not detected, doesnt show up or making constant clicks of death) and faulty bad sector hard drives. im moving house soon and need to get rid of some dead weight. :gtfo:
...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-21-2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: bricked my laptop ram from messing around too much with spdtool!

yea. spdtool is such that u have to dump the spd data to disk and edit it then save the modified spd data to eeprom. i saved both the original dump and modified spd data to disk. so that i can revert...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-21-2021, 12:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Announcement: The Win-raid forums are closing

better start archiving everything there now with a spider tool! :eek: quick! before its all gone and the knowledge and wisdom lost forever! :bow: RIP!
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-20-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5,242
Views: 970,655
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

wow always an impressive collection of stuff u keep getting there always where u are, topcat! lots of stuff there for me to play with at your shop for sure! :banana: its certainly an entire complete...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-20-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Red face bricked my laptop ram from messing around too much with spdtool!

so i thought i could squeeze some extra speed out of my ram... :violin: i was trying it using some 2x2gb kingston hyperx so-dimm ddr2-667mhz cl4 on my dell latitude e6500 latoptop. it worked well...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-12-2021, 02:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
I finally got one too! a new monitor! and my first ips panel to boot!

after bigtroll managing to score a new video card in this (https://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=95116) thread, i thought i'd get a new monitor too, since my current one has a bubbly and...
Forum: Troubleshooting Computer Displays 06-26-2021, 02:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 457
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
asus ve248h liquid crystal failure

several months ago, i noticed the screen started having a weirdish pattern of blurry pixels appearing on it until it covered nearly the whole screen and now it looks like this. please refer to the...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 06-20-2021, 02:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 839
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Recap motherboard- appropriate caps

there are many threads on here like yours with the symptoms of motherboard starts and fans spin but no display. and in some of these threads, recapping didnt fix the problem and the issue and...
Forum: Troubleshooting Power Supplies and Power Supply Design 05-24-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: FSP150-50LG Fault

meh its a waste of rifle bullets. its not even worth the cost of the bullets used to shoot at it. just wire it up to short circuit and use it as a hand grenade. some icute and other junk brand power...
Forum: Troubleshooting Desktop Motherboards, Graphics Cards, and PC Peripherals 05-21-2021, 12:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By ChaosLegionnaire
Re: Abit IC7 black screen

yea i have this board as well... i find it odd that the caps near and under the video card can get cooked when the radeon 9550 is a low power card with only about 15w tdp. better also check the psu...
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