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    If you're asking for schematics to a switching...

    If you're asking for schematics to a switching power supply, it's not something you should really be messing with. High voltage AC and high voltage, high frequency AC in the tens of kHz range is...
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    The DS12887A is a RTC, it is not the BIOS. The...

    The DS12887A is a RTC, it is not the BIOS. The BIOS chip is elsewhere on the motherboard.

    If you replaced the chip and nothing works, make sure that you got a new DS12887A and not new-old-stock...
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    Garden lights are definitely not made of "eco...

    Garden lights are definitely not made of "eco friendly" plastic lol. They're made out of ABS, which is one of the worst persistent plastics. ABS doesn't break down into its constituent parts unless...
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    I assume you know of all the usual suspects for...

    I assume you know of all the usual suspects for getting old Macintosh software. If not, here's a list.

    https://vintagemacmuseum.com/resources/mac-software/

    That being said, what you want to do...
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    There's several failure modes that happen down...

    There's several failure modes that happen down here in the south:

    1) The crap NiCD battery dies.
    2) Water ingress damages the PCB, battery/battery terminals or corrodes the legs off the LED.
    3)...
  6. Thread: New W7 Gamer

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    That adapter is for the 8 pin PCIe power, not the...

    That adapter is for the 8 pin PCIe power, not the P4 power connector, the polarity is going to be inverted and will either cause something to blow up or cause the board to not power on at all.
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    There's no metal on the housing, it's all...

    There's no metal on the housing, it's all plastic. The only thing that may be metal is the LED housing, which can sometimes be machined aluminum that's anodized, but that would be an expensive light...
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    It could be lead carbonate, which is toxic if...

    It could be lead carbonate, which is toxic if inhaled or ingested.

    Despite lead being banned in many countries around the world, products made in China for export still contain significant amounts...
  9. Thread: New W7 Gamer

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    Ah, yes. The old switching the PCIe power for the...

    Ah, yes. The old switching the PCIe power for the CPU power connector. Whichever genius decided it was a good idea to use the same connector with the same keying for two opposite polarity cables that...
  10. If they don't work out, let me know and I can...

    If they don't work out, let me know and I can probably 3D print some for you. I'll need some dimensions to make the rails though.
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    Trunkslammer cameras usually only work with their...

    Trunkslammer cameras usually only work with their own branded gear, but sometimes not even that is possible if the brand uses different camera manufacturers for different brand models. A good example...
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    Image doesn't work.
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    Hyperthreading is most definitely an issue. It...

    Hyperthreading is most definitely an issue. It reduces the performance of single threaded applications because the physical core has to split itself between two threads. It was a significant problem...
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    Socket 604 was the follow on to Socket 603, and...

    Socket 604 was the follow on to Socket 603, and 603 Xeons would run in some later 604 boards, but not the other way around. And just like with LGA775, CPU compatibility is entirely based on what...
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    A 9% gain in performance is barely noticeable,...

    A 9% gain in performance is barely noticeable, and much of that gain is lost due to Hyperthreading.

    The Windows thread dispatcher/manager treated all physical/logical cores as equal until late in...
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    All VT8237 variants had the same problem. SATA150...

    All VT8237 variants had the same problem. SATA150 didn't exactly have a smooth launch and there were numerous issues with several SATA150 controllers, like massive disk corruption. I was an early...
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    Foxconn is low tier junk too. I had one AM3...

    Foxconn is low tier junk too. I had one AM3 Foxconn board years ago and it gave me nothing but trouble. Support was hard to find and the board only had one BIOS update, which thankfully fixed the...
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    Without knowing what shorted, there's no way to...

    Without knowing what shorted, there's no way to know if it can be fixed or not.

    The board to begin with wasn't worth much, it was a garbage super low end board when it was released, and had...
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    If you do opt to try it, make sure that it's...

    If you do opt to try it, make sure that it's enterprise or datacenter, as those are the only versions which support PAE and 64 GB of RAM. The "Web" edition only supports 2 GB and Standard only...
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    I had an HD5870 on Windows XP for awhile before I...

    I had an HD5870 on Windows XP for awhile before I migrated to Windows 7. The drivers were a constant headache, and no driver version ever quite worked right. I think the most stable driver version I...
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    The Voodoo1 with hacked drivers maybe, but...

    The Voodoo1 with hacked drivers maybe, but there's still the issue of only 2 MB of texture memory.

    The Voodoo2 won't give you fluid anything on Quake III unless you turn down the video settings to...
  22. It's the first PIII CPU. It runs at 450 MHz with...

    It's the first PIII CPU. It runs at 450 MHz with a 100 MHz bus speed and 512k of cache. 512 is not the memory capacity spec, that's entirely dependent on the motherboard chipset.

    You need to set...
  23. You never posted your CPU, I have no idea what...

    You never posted your CPU, I have no idea what CPU you have and can't tell you what to set it to. But setting the bus speed and multipliers is not hard, all Pentium III CPUs have a 100 MHz FSB, or...
  24. Motherboard was made by Micron and/or BCMCom,...

    Motherboard was made by Micron and/or BCMCom, which referred to it as an IN440ZX.

    Manual, BIOS, etc. available here:
    http://www.bcmcom.com/tech/IN440ZX/IN440ZX.htm

    I'm pretty sure you won't...
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    There was a rare 1400x1050 resolution referred to...

    There was a rare 1400x1050 resolution referred to as SXGA used by some of the last square screen laptops in the early to mid 2000s that games worked well with.

    I had a Latitude D610 with the SXGA...
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