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Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

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My Steam Deck/GabeBoy arrived earlier this week. Got the middle one with the nvme SSD and reflective screen. A very good way to go through the hundreds of games in my backlog. image1.jpg Doing a good job of being what my PSP was before - portable entertainment for the Sofa/Bed. Steam games for now, …

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

in Milliways
My Steam Deck/GabeBoy arrived earlier this week. Got the middle one with the nvme SSD and reflective screen. A very good way to go through the hundreds of games in my backlog. image1.jpg Doing a good job of being what my PSP was before - portable entertainment for the Sofa/Bed. Steam games for now, …

Re: lga2011 motherboards

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Keep in mind that these refab boards often have their sockets pre-modified to fit stuff that normally wouldnt. I got a socket 775 board that also fits 771 and has a jumper to switch CPU types.

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

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DDR3-1333 strips are nowhere "retro" but I grabbed one Transcend 4GB strip from an e-waste recycler for NT$200 (US$7.15) and two Team 4GB strips from an online seller for NT$390. All three passed Memtest86 with flying colors. Seeing computers equipped with DDR3 laying in e-waste is kind of sad; …

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

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appiah4 wrote on 2021-12-15, 10:10: What happens with just a DVI to VGA dongle on the DVI port? Do the other ports work that way? Yes, if it boots with the dongle plugged in, the other ports work just fine, even after I unplug the dongle.

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

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So once it starts up and you get display, can you remove the DVI-VGA adapter then or it must be plugged in all the time? Have you tried flash a new BIOS to the graphics card? Yes, it continues to work after I unplug the adapter. As for the bios - I've downloaded all the files and will attempt a …

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

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The card won't "boot" or the whole computer? Is this under Windows 10? I realize you've expressed your intent to use it with Ubuntu. I've gotten older MSI cards to work with W10, with issues. Always some kind of issue. The card it would seem signals it's alive, even an adapter does the same. …

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

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Saw a passively cooled Radeon 7750 for 10 Eur, so I grabbed it. Planning on using it for either a multimedia PC hooked up to my TV or as a replacement for my home office computer, which currently has a a Geforce card running Ubuntu. P_20211214_084843.jpg Has a strange issue - it wont post unless I …

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