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Re: What is your weirdest troubleshooting experience when dealing with retro computers/hardware?

This week actually. Elderly friend lost all of her pictures and was going insane trying to find them saying she thought she may have had a virus. Well Onedrive being annoying as sin, I had uninstalled it previously. Welp, after noticing Onedrive BACK ON AND BEING ANNOYING AGAIN!!! I figured out that …

Re: What is your weirdest troubleshooting experience when dealing with retro computers/hardware?

SOYO motherboard that won't cold boot Tried replacing the caps? My 6BA +IV did that from time to time prior to recapping, and it went away after. My Soyo P4S Dragon would do similar things. With blown out CPU caps it was stable until the CPU hit 100% load. After replacing those it wouldnt post …

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

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Here's a sneak peak of how the RTX2060 compares to the GTX1650 Super and GTX750Ti in my i5-4590 at 1080p: Furmark GPU Stress Test Power Consumption at the wall RTX2060: 218 W GTX1650 S: 144 W GTX750Ti: 118 W Timespy GPU Score RTX2060: 7272 GTX1650 S: 4580 GTX750Ti: 1284 Firestrike GPU Score RTX2060 …

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

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Stripped down the two PC's I got earlier this week. The i5 2500k, EVGA P67 and 750ti will upgrade my sister's Phenom ii x2 ddr2 machine that is using an hd 6870 2gb card that has been lacking instruction sets and good drivers that have prevented her from playing some newer games for awhile now. …

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

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Why bother trying to save this bottom of the barrel Geforce ? For a media player PC ? Well the HD 6450 in my parent's Dell XPS died, (so did their PSU) so I slapped a gtx 750 ti and Antec 380 watt psu in there for them. Got this Geforce in 1st gen i5 XPS I picked up and wanted to swap the 750 ti …

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

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Had a Geforce 310 (weird OEM 210) with one of those tiny paper thin heatsinks and pathetic dying fan. So dug through the box of spare parts and swapped the passive heatsink from a Geforce 4 mx 460 onto it. At 31 watts tdp hopefully it's enough cooling for this craptastic card. Neat, now the card …

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

in Milliways
Had a Geforce 310 (weird OEM 210) with one of those tiny paper thin heatsinks and pathetic dying fan. So dug through the box of spare parts and swapped the passive heatsink from a Geforce 4 mx 460 onto it. At 31 watts tdp hopefully it's enough cooling for this craptastic card. Neat, now the card …

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