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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...
  5. 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.
  7. 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...
  12. 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...
  14. 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...
  19. 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,...
  20. 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.
  21. Plastics that are decades old are already damaged...

    Plastics that are decades old are already damaged internally from oxidation and decomposition of the plastic molecules. A peroxide bath to remove the bromine fire retardant isn't going to make...
  22. Yellow and brown plastic is ugly, and it's cheap...

    Yellow and brown plastic is ugly, and it's cheap enough to dunk the entire case into peroxide for a few hours.

    I wouldn't recommend the brushed on cream, it tends to leave streaks and have uneven...
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    Unfortunately like ISA, LPX was never really a...

    Unfortunately like ISA, LPX was never really a concrete standard. It really only specified a general motherboard size and that some riser board would be used for peripheral addon slots. It didn't...
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    You may want to remove the sockets from the board...

    You may want to remove the sockets from the board and clean under them. I've found through cleaning many boards that no matter how much you scrub and rinse, corrosion and junk likes to hide under...
  25. If the case is yellow/brown from the years of...

    If the case is yellow/brown from the years of heat, you may want to retrobrite it.
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