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

Postby agent_x007 » 2018-7-16 @ 15:15

Received my first ever clamp meter :
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Re: What modern activity did you get up to today?

Postby bjwil1991 » 2018-7-16 @ 15:27

Guessing you clamp that onto a cord?
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Re: What modern activity did you get up to today?

Postby gdjacobs » 2018-7-16 @ 17:50

Yup. It measures mag flux generated by current through the wire.
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Re: What modern activity did you get up to today?

Postby agent_x007 » 2018-7-16 @ 18:08

Catch is that "cord" needs to be a "+" or "L" (phase), only.
Otherwise it will show rubbish (because magnetic fields generated by current going to and from measured device will cancel each other out).
It can measure DC/AC Voltage/Current (it has both clamp and option to connect probe wires), it can search for cables in walls, measure caps, resistors and check diods.
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Re: What modern activity did you get up to today?

Postby bjwil1991 » 2018-7-16 @ 18:26

Something I'm planning on getting in the near future. I have a multimeter that beeps when there's continuity and has a backlight for reading the numbers easily at night.
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Re: What modern activity did you get up to today?

Postby agent_x007 » 2018-7-16 @ 18:29

It also has those :)
Here's amazon link (if anyone is interested in price) : LINK
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Re: What modern activity did you get up to today?

Postby Almoststew1990 » 2018-7-17 @ 22:13

I cleaned my keyboard

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

Postby Skyscraper » 2018-8-12 @ 19:39

I'm messing with an Asus P5Q Deluxe P45 Socket 775 motherboard bundle I picked up yesterday.

It came with 8GB DDR2 memory, a low end CPU cooler and a quad core CPU, the seller diddn't know the exact model.




The CPU turned out to be a Q9450 which is both nice and and not so nice. Nice because it's an non gimped Yorkfield with 12MB cache, not so nice because of the 8x multiplier limiting overclocking.

A quick and dirty overclock resulted in 8x475 for 3800 MHz with full stability. The board would do 8x450=3600 with really low voltages and 475 MHz FSB seems to be the point were if I go beyond I really have to ramp up the voltages beyond totally safe 24/7 settings. It's still a very decent result for a quick overclock that took a few minuts to set up considering the board runs 4x2GB DDR2 memory and that the CPU cooler is a small Cooler Master Hyper TX 2 with push pins.


I also have the Q9550 (E0), the Q9650, QX9650 and some modified S771 Xeons to play with and I'm confident that this board will be able to push those pretty far so I'm happy with my purchase.





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

Postby oeuvre » 2018-8-12 @ 20:37

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