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  1. As with many MOS/Commodore ICs, the PLA had a...

    As with many MOS/Commodore ICs, the PLA had a high failure rate. If the chip is too hot to touch, it has failed internally and needs to be replaced.

    I wouldn't leave the failed PLA in circuit...
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    There are only a handful of major DRAM...

    There are only a handful of major DRAM manufacturers in the world that make the majority of memory used by the world. Compatibility is mostly down to module configuration, memory density and SPD...
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    Common issue on laptops is the heatsink gets...

    Common issue on laptops is the heatsink gets blocked with dust. It can get so thick that it 100% blocks the exhaust with what looks like a sheet of dryer lint. Try blowing into the exhaust port with...
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    PSUs usually have a 3-5 year warranty on the low...

    PSUs usually have a 3-5 year warranty on the low end and 7-10 years on the high end. Even if it is not under warranty, it's still cheaper to invest in a new power supply than a new video card.
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    The HD 7450 is a massive downgrade from a GTX 560...

    The HD 7450 is a massive downgrade from a GTX 560 Ti.

    https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-560-Ti-vs-AMD-Radeon-HD-7450/2180vsm8053

    I'd recommend RMAing the power supply first.
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    They're good laptops when they work. I have one...

    They're good laptops when they work. I have one that had a Turion 64 x2 in it, it worked great for awhile but developed a fault on the motherboard and randomly shuts off. The screen is nothing to...
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    Video card manufacturers usually quote power...

    Video card manufacturers usually quote power requirements based on an average system configuration, not the card itself. You have to dig around on Nvidia's website or Wikipedia to get the actual...
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    The GTX 560 Ti is not a high demand video card....

    The GTX 560 Ti is not a high demand video card. At max draw, it's only shown to pull 170W. I've had higher demand video cards on similar power supplies with no issues, so I suspect you have a faulty...
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    Usually the spindle motors get gummed up from the...

    Usually the spindle motors get gummed up from the old lubricant rotting away. I've found running such drives upside down allows them to run again, for awhile at least.

    I've experimented with...
  10. The LCD panel itself is two pieces of glass...

    The LCD panel itself is two pieces of glass sandwiched together, the white film that's deteriorating is the reflective layer and just serves to make the image inside the LCD panel more visible. You...
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    Bad capacitors can definitely cause any Mac to...

    Bad capacitors can definitely cause any Mac to not boot.

    I can recap your logic board if you aren't able to. I recapped a Quadra 605 for another member here not too long ago.
  12. PCBs with literally any vintage of tantalum...

    PCBs with literally any vintage of tantalum capacitor, whether it be a few months or 40 years old going out with violent detonation prove that statement false. Tantalum capacitors are not a safer...
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    I know of Geoff's work on removing the memory...

    I know of Geoff's work on removing the memory limitation in 32 bit versions of Windows.

    Video RAM and any bit of memory on peripheral devices, as well as devices that are memory mapped will eat...
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    Not something I'd recommend unless you hack the...

    Not something I'd recommend unless you hack the kernel to force PAE mode. Video cards with large amounts of VRAM conflict with system memory since everything is stuffed in a linear 4 GB address map....
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    LGA1155 Xeons ending with xxx5 have integrated...

    LGA1155 Xeons ending with xxx5 have integrated graphics.

    https://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Xeon/TYPE-Xeon%20E3-1200.html
    https://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Xeon/TYPE-Xeon%20E3-1200%20v2.html
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    I remember playing StarFox on the SNES and...

    I remember playing StarFox on the SNES and thinking it was hot stuff when it sometimes had frame rates in the single digits.

    Quake quickly ruined the idea of sub 30 fps being anything good and it...
  17. SystemD cancer is taking over everything.

    SystemD cancer is taking over everything.
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    The absolute minimum amount of disk space is...

    The absolute minimum amount of disk space is 50-55 MB if you don't install any optional software in setup. I doubt disk compression would help. If it did, you'd literally have no room to install...
  19. Might want to put a warning up not to use this...

    Might want to put a warning up not to use this with multiplayer games. Altering opengl.dll will trip many cheat detection softwares resulting in bans.

    This happened with a Half-Life mod called...
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    I'd figure an ancient few dozen MHz 680x0 would...

    I'd figure an ancient few dozen MHz 680x0 would have hell doing TLS or any sort of encrypted HTTP traffic.
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    Early versions of Netscape Navigator still work...

    Early versions of Netscape Navigator still work on 68k macs fine if you use mobile versions of pages. The only problem with it is that it doesn't do modern https at all.
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    Fans not spinning isn't necessarily an indication...

    Fans not spinning isn't necessarily an indication of a dead video card. There are quite a few modern video cards which don't spin up their fans unless they're under load because they don't need them....
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    Desoldering guns aren't terribly expensive. But...

    Desoldering guns aren't terribly expensive. But good old solder wick, flux and a sufficiently powerful iron can get sockets off the motherboard, it's just a bear sometimes if there are a lot of power...
  24. You don't explicitly need a 50 pin SCSI drive....

    You don't explicitly need a 50 pin SCSI drive. You can use a 68 pin SCSI drive with a passive 68 to 50 pin adapter. There won't be any speed benefit besides seek times, but 68 pin drives are newer,...
  25. I guess not a lot of people knew about the screws...

    I guess not a lot of people knew about the screws under the handle lol.

    Fine grit sandpaper on a block can smooth down the gouges and make it not look as bad.
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