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  1. Thread: Se440bx2

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    The 440BX was indeed a very good chipset that...

    The 440BX was indeed a very good chipset that could be abused to do all sorts of things it was never intended to do, but only on 3rd party boards.

    Intel motherboards are notorious for being super...
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    Don't bother with this guy, he spams multiple...

    Don't bother with this guy, he spams multiple forums with dumb/misleading topics to waste everyone's time.
  3. You need special tools and the chances of...

    You need special tools and the chances of bricking the board is very high if you don't know what you're doing.

    I'd recommending asking here: https://www.bios-mods.com/forum/
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    PC Chips M825G? ...

    PC Chips M825G?

    https://www.newegg.com/pc-chips-m825g/p/N82E16813185082

    Uses the KM266Pro chipset with 333 MHz FSB/DDR support. The fastest CPU it can take is the Athlon XP 3000+, and possibly...
  5. With such a system, you're limited to Windows...

    With such a system, you're limited to Windows 98SE or Millennium. Windows 95 has a CPU speed limit of 350 MHz before it won't boot due to bugs in the kernel and some drivers. Windows 98FE has another...
  6. Someone else's selling terms aren't your business...

    Someone else's selling terms aren't your business unless you're the buyer. No idea why you're so interested in giving him a hard time.



    You may have more luck over on Hardforum if you have an...
  7. Thread: Se440bx2

    by GiGaBiTe
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    Here is a list of 440BX motherboards, some which...

    Here is a list of 440BX motherboards, some which allow a FSB up to 200 MHz via overclocking:

    https://www.anandtech.com/show/556

    Optionally, you can go with 3rd party chipsets. VIA made several...
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    RHEL doesn't need to support SATA to boot from...

    RHEL doesn't need to support SATA to boot from it, you can tell the BIOS to operate SATA in IDE backwards compatibility mode and it should work fine with the caveat that advanced SATA features won't...
  9. Thread: Se440bx2

    by GiGaBiTe
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    "Vintage" in our case are computers from the 50's...

    "Vintage" in our case are computers from the 50's to the early 90's. While Pentium 2 and 3 systems are getting advanced in age, they're not quite vintage yet. We have an off topic section at the...
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon_X800_series...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon_X800_series
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon_R400_series

    The x800GTO was a lower midrange card in the x800 lineup, but still a very respectable performer....
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    The stupid yellow adhesive that was used to...

    The stupid yellow adhesive that was used to attach components to the PCB is also an irritating issue.

    It's corrosive, and as it's baked by years of heat, it gets hard and turns brown or black. In...
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    I've repaired quite a few monitors with faults...

    I've repaired quite a few monitors with faults similar to yours. Basically what happens is that the components get so hot that they desolder themselves from the PCB. The solder joints will develop...
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    If you want blown head gaskets lol. Anti-seize is...

    If you want blown head gaskets lol. Anti-seize is not for head bolts because it interferes with the torque on the bolts.



    It'll make your CPU go thermonuclear. I've tried lithium grease and...
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    The Hyper 212 literally works with every CPU...

    The Hyper 212 literally works with every CPU socket dating back to LGA775 for Intel and Socket 754 for AMD. The only compatibility issue is that you'll need the correct brackets, as there are at...
  15. Thread: New W7 Gamer

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    Good! Hope the RMA goes well then.

    Good! Hope the RMA goes well then.
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    If the system behaves normally with a different...

    If the system behaves normally with a different video card, then it's going to be a fault with that particular video card. It could either be bad video memory, a fault with the video chip, or a bad...
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    So it looks like it uses standard PC case screws,...

    So it looks like it uses standard PC case screws, just a bit longer.
  18. Thread: New W7 Gamer

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    You probably should have taken up close detailed...

    You probably should have taken up close detailed pictures of the motherboard because ASUS RMAs are horrible. Plenty of horror stories over on hardforum of ASUS damaging boards and returning them to...
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    Quite a few games from that time frame support...

    Quite a few games from that time frame support 1400x1050, and some can be forced to run in that mode with command line variables.

    I used to have a D610 with a 1400x1050 screen and rarely had...
  20. I'd open the monitor and pull the analog board....

    I'd open the monitor and pull the analog board. Look for bad solder joints or bad components. The neck board should also be checked.
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    Down in the off topic marketplace, Vogons, Amibay...

    Down in the off topic marketplace, Vogons, Amibay and maybe Hardforum
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    The seller could be selling in groups of five...

    The seller could be selling in groups of five either because it's some number evenly divisible by the tubes of ICs they have, or they know they're pushing garbage counterfeit/relabeled ICs and put in...
  23. PSU repair is always an option, but I only really...

    PSU repair is always an option, but I only really recommend it for rare or proprietary units that are hard to find or expensive to replace. You should also have some experience with high voltage...
  24. Thread: New W7 Gamer

    by GiGaBiTe
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    It'll be interesting to know the result. I may...

    It'll be interesting to know the result. I may get a Ryzen to replace my main gaming rig eventually, and I'm looking at Linux because Windows 10 is a dumpster fire. Most of the stuff I do will work...
  25. Buzzing can either be the fan or coil whine. ...

    Buzzing can either be the fan or coil whine.

    If the fan is buzzing, it usually indicates a bearing failure.

    Coil whine is where the coils on transformers or inductors start to resonate at a...
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