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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

'Finished' my 486 Build. I've used quotes there as we all know they are never truly finished, there is always something more to tinker with :D Some of the grey paint has worn off the power button, if I can get an exact match I may end up touching this up. Soyo SY-4SAW2 AMD-X5-133 (Am5x86-P75) @ …

Re: What modern activity did you get up to today?

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I finally installed W10 on a SSD, in my Dell i7-3820 + GTX 690. I use it as a gaming machine only. Things sped up drastically. I kept the W7 oinstallation. Doom Eternal now runs on 1080p as minimum spec and I can't play it anymore; before it was 720p and it was low on details but fine. Bethesda, I …

AGP cards memory test - how to on old 2K/XP?

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I have several AGP cards, and I'd like to test the ram to check if everything is ok. I have some other cards that have issues like artifacting, which to my Ltd. Knowledge advisor is aither core or ram :) I've also seen in many repair videos tests being performed after soldering new ram chips. Is …

Re: How do you plan a new retro-build? How did you?

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theelf wrote on 2022-11-29, 13:21: For me is simple, my wife one day complains there is too much garbage in home Then i build 2 computers from parts i have lying around, one i sell, one for me After some time my wife complains... and again Marie Kondo vs Wife 😀 Tough call!

How do you plan a new retro-build? How did you?

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Hello lovely people, I often read "help, how to XP/W2K/W98/Me/95/DOS/ P-III*II*I /K-6² ³ / 486... build" topics. Would be nice to read how you did, if having in mind a specific component to build around or just a nostalgic jump in the past. Hope it'll bring some answsers :) Edit: it's a "how I do it …

Re: What modern activity did you get up to today?

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Tried again to repair the Ram 2nd channels (A2/B2) on a 775 DDR3 board. Suspicious traces were fine, voltages are right. The only reason it won't read those two slots is because the NB isn't getting some signals or the NB can't communicate correctly with the cpu. Something is busted for sure.

Re: What modern activity did you get up to today?

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Well, I'll say so far with the iMac it's pretty nice now that I got the triple boot working. Had to check the budget this morning for a new key for Windows 10 for it though (been using the same Win7 key since 2014 when it was RTM at Microsoft - where I worked). 22H2 does not like that key, lol. Now …

Re: What modern activity did you get up to today?

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Decided to get ready to thin my modern herd a little bit today. Decided to keep the Late 2015 21.5" iMac and set it up to triple boot OSX Monterey, Win10, and Linux Mint. Been a bit of a learning experience and quite an adventure thus far. Got mint and OSX to dual boot, Windows without Bootcamp …

Re: What modern activity did you get up to today?

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Found the component that was causing a short on my GTX660 12V 6-pin connector line. A VRM was dead, shorting to ground. Source was shorting with ground and resistance instead of 40K ohms, was like 20 ohms. Could single out the dead vrm and desolder it. Thanks to multiple layers and no lead solder …

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