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Old 10-16-2011, 09:00 PM   #361
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These are the d530 ultra-slims. They have an oddball shaped motherboard, doesnt appear to be an asus OEM, completely proprietary, and doesn't have the typical Asus characteristics....thats not to say Asus didn't make it....but it's sure not looking like one. Yes they do have Delta PSU's. I've only worked on one. PSU was full of teapo caps, none were bad and the PSU was working....but I recapped it anyway. I polymodded the board, just for shits and grins. CPU is a 2.6/800FSB w/ HT. Will make a decent little internet browser/emailer for someone. Lab rat 1 is downloading updates as we speak.
what will you do with the rest? sell them? If so, they are nice, especially if it has an AGP slot like the minitower version.

I like my minitower version... I swapped cpu heatsinks and fans (the new fan has a temp sensor on it). it is really quiet... a first for a P4 HT unit.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:23 PM   #362
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These are the d530 ultra-slims. They have an oddball shaped motherboard, doesnt appear to be an asus OEM
Good to hear that, cause the SFF ones are horrible.

By the way, I think I spoke too soon about that 19" Dell LCD because it didn't work today. I was trying to set up a computer a few hours earlier and decided to use this monitor instead of my normal one. After connecting everything and hitting the power button on the computer, the the monitor began cycling on and off. Funny, cause the last 3 times I tested it, it worked fine. I now do see why it was thrown away. My guess would be bad caps. The temperature has dropped too since the last time I tested this monitor, so that kind of confirms it. Hopefully a simple recap should fix it. I'll leave that as a project for later this week, though :p . Off to installing Windows on the trash-picked NetServer E800 now .

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Old 10-16-2011, 09:44 PM   #363
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Here's a few pics...

This was taken after about half were unloaded




the weird motherboard:




Silkscreen art....looks like a turkey or a pheasant....very unusual to be found on recent motherboards.


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Polymodded! Yes, I know there's one bloater still on the board....I took the pic then realized I missed one...


Alive and running:




Not bad for a free score. I have 19 of them. Also got some business class DSL routers, some 3com and nortel switches, and some other various crap.
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:41 PM   #364
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Lucky! where did you get all that stuff?
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:50 PM   #365
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From a good friend of mine who intercepts them en-route to the recycler. This was only the tip of the iceberg. Theres some serious server stuff and more of these. I didn't even take half of the d530's.
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:04 PM   #366
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Lol. Why not? You're a weird one not to take it all. :P

Unforunately I work at the recycler, and they don't give me free stuff. Lol!
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:40 AM   #367
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$50 got me a Core i3 540 CPU and a Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R motherboard. I'm gonna replace my main rig with it shortly.
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:43 AM   #368
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Lol. Why not? You're a weird one not to take it all. :P
I wouldn't take them all either, since I don't get to sell a lot of refurbished gear (I try, but every one just buys new stuff around here), so it would take years to sell them all off. We still have PCs for sale at work which we refurbished like 6 months ago.
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:30 AM   #369
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This isn't PC related but its a very nice almost free score. My son bought two riding lawn mowers yesterday for $50. They are used but still very clean and nice looking. Mower #1 needs a drive belt. Mower #2 needs a starter. The people he bought them from have money so when ever their mower starts to act up they just park it and buy a new one. Poor Folks like us have to keep our old Junk going. Allen is going to need these things to cut the fields of grass on the farm he is moving to in the spring.
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$50 got me a Core i3 540 CPU and a Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R motherboard. I'm gonna replace my main rig with it shortly.
If it uses DDR3 it might be time for some new RAM and... Windows 7 :P


Oh and to whoever cares I upgraded the RAM in that netbook to 2GB and stuck XP on it.
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I got 4GB of DDR3 ram for it. I'm still gonna use XP, though unless that DirectX through wine trick let's me play flight sim X on openSUSE
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I just pulled one of the d530's from the pile with a 3.2/800HT cpu and 2gb RAM. Stuck a 120gb 7200rpm HDD in it that I had in the junk drawer, and shazam! Damn nice little machine.
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Old 10-18-2011, 03:56 PM   #373
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Oh and to whoever cares I upgraded the RAM in that netbook to 2GB and stuck XP on it.
How does XP handle on 7" and what's the disk usage like?
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XP used about two thirds of the internal 4GB SSD. But I used nLite and slipstreamed SP3 to my SP2 XP pro disc. I have a 2GB SD card I put in, where I installed the PortableApps versinos of some stuff like OpenOffice, VLC, Notepad++, etc... It works surprisingly well on my 7" screen, but I still miss the 9" screen on my previous Eee PC :-(

The 800x480 resolution's the real bummer.
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I think I'll stick with Linux, unless I upgrade the SSD on mine. (There are some useful programs that Windows cannot run)

I heard it was possible, but you have to solder in a mini PCI-E slot yourself.
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How would a mini PCI-E slot help me? lol. I feel stupid for tossing my (bad mobo) Eee PC a week ago! Maybe I could have used the functional bottom half of this one and the functional (a little scratched on the outside but screen was still good) screen part of the 900HD I had previously...

The plus side of the 7" screen is the speakers are bigger and niely positioned to either side of the LCD.( on my 900HD they were on the bottom side and sucked)...this thing has pretty darn nice speakers I was pleseantly surprised!
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You can install a new SSD into it and get more storage, and forget about using SD cards.
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Really? What type of SSD does it use?
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Something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820167039

or amazon's search... http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&inde..._encoding=UTF8

Google for other stores ...
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