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Reply 1400 of 1583, by chris2021

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Shagittarius wrote on 2021-11-29, 19:54:

Got an i9 12900k and a Asus ROG Strix Z690-E. Couldn't stop myself. Now I just need to source some DDR5 Ram. Good Luck to that.

I was sort of tempted to hit "report" instead of "reply" 😀.

This is the first I've heard, specifically, of Intel's 12th gen chips. I had heard they would soon catch up with AMD. I had hoped my Xeon W-2140b frankenputer would still be able to hold its own against such a chip (which in reality is ludicrous if you really thought about it). Your chip rates a bit more then double on passmark. I didn't pay >600$ for mine, about a third. It's still a respectable frankenputer I suspect. The specs are confusing though.

I think I'll stick with ws/server architectures as there always seems to be some sort of deal if you poke around. Rabid fanboys love their core series rigs, no offense. If I had the chutzpah I imagine I'd buy 1 too. In fact the desire to be a nose ahead is what caused me to investigate options in the server realm.

Reply 1401 of 1583, by RandomStranger

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Yesterday I got a HP T610 thin client. It'll take over the role of the T5740 I had as a DNS filter for my home network. It only had a 32bit CPU and a tiny 2GB IDE-44 SSD. I didn't mind the CPU, but it was cheaper to buy a new device than to upgrade the storage in the old one.

It came with Windows 7 preinstalled, I wanted to do some tests before wiping it, but for some reason nothing wanted to install. Maybe I'll try later with XP if it has drivers for that. I was considering buying another one to have as an emulator box/Jellifin client.

At a later date I'll add a 2.5" hard drive to the T5740 and set it up as a dedicated file server for my retro VLAN. Now I just use network sharing with my XP/Vista dual boot build, but that's not ideal.

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Reply 1402 of 1583, by chris2021

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Something didn't look right as I:be been looking into every TC I hear of (looking out for those with 32 bit CPU's). According to this:

https://www.parkytowers.me.uk/thin/hp/t610/

your unit has a dual core 64 bit cpu, or apu. It could be that you have a weird hybrid bios and actually have W7-32 bit installed.

Reply 1403 of 1583, by RandomStranger

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You misunderstood. The T5740 had 32bit CPU, it has an Atom N260 or N270. I'm fairly sure mine isn'T N280. The T610 has a 64bit AMD CPU and I knew it from the start.

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Reply 1405 of 1583, by Munx

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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.

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Has a strange issue - it wont post unless I have something plugged into the DVI port. It will run with even a DVI-VGA adapter plugged in, but if it's only DP/HDMI, it just gives a black screen. All the ports seem to work fine as I can get multiple displays working at once, but I have to keep something (even an adapter) plugged into the DVI port for it to work.

Tried it on 2 boards - Socket 775 and 1156 and both behave the same. Any ideas what might be wrong here?

My builds!
The FireStarter 2.0 - The wooden K5
The Underdog - The budget K6
The Voodoo powerhouse - The power-hungry K7
The troll PC - The Socket 423 Pentium 4

Reply 1406 of 1583, by chris2021

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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. Apparently the driver looks for that. That's my guess.

Reply 1407 of 1583, by Munx

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chris2021 wrote on 2021-12-14, 22:53:

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. Apparently the driver looks for that. That's my guess.

OS is not the problem - I'm testing it without a drive plugged in. It just doesn't POST unless there is something plugged into the DVI port. Once it starts up (with a DVI-VGA adapter plugged in), I can get a display on all the display outputs.

My builds!
The FireStarter 2.0 - The wooden K5
The Underdog - The budget K6
The Voodoo powerhouse - The power-hungry K7
The troll PC - The Socket 423 Pentium 4

Reply 1408 of 1583, by RandomStranger

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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?

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Reply 1409 of 1583, by appiah4

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It sounds like the card always detects a monitor as being connected to the DVI port for some reason, and assigns it as main monitor output to me.

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Reply 1410 of 1583, by Munx

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RandomStranger wrote on 2021-12-15, 07:28:

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 flash later on.

appiah4 wrote on 2021-12-15, 07:47:

It sounds like the card always detects a monitor as being connected to the DVI port for some reason, and assigns it as main monitor output to me.

I doubt it. If I plug in a monitor to the DVI port after starting up, it still doeskin send any signals

My builds!
The FireStarter 2.0 - The wooden K5
The Underdog - The budget K6
The Voodoo powerhouse - The power-hungry K7
The troll PC - The Socket 423 Pentium 4

Reply 1411 of 1583, by appiah4

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What happens with just a DVI to VGA dongle on the DVI port? Do the other ports work that way?

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Reply 1412 of 1583, by Munx

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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.

My builds!
The FireStarter 2.0 - The wooden K5
The Underdog - The budget K6
The Voodoo powerhouse - The power-hungry K7
The troll PC - The Socket 423 Pentium 4

Reply 1413 of 1583, by appiah4

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Munx wrote on 2021-12-15, 10:59:
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.

It's almost certainly a monitor detection issue. I'd just leave the DVI/VGA dongle plugged in 😀

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Reply 1414 of 1583, by Shagittarius

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Finally snagged some DDR5 2X16GB 5600Mhz C36 from Corsair. Been waiting a while. Now after I get my move done this winter I will be able to get my 12900k build started.

Reply 1415 of 1583, by BitWrangler

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Hit some stores for the sales, didn't see much... grabbed a spare PSU from Staples for $40 CDN on clearance, Cooler Master MWE 80+ Bronze 500, not fancy but no-nonsense unit that I believe the ratings for. Has floppy and 3x5.25 power plugs, so might get into a semi-vintage or modern system. Might just swap it into the C2Q system I scored a few months back, since I haven't got into that PSU to chase out the spiders and leaf litter (only visible problem from sitting outside a while)

Also grabbed a network/phone jack crimper and punch and stripper combo tool for $7... I've only been meaning to buy one for 25 years.

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 1416 of 1583, by brostenen

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Edifier R1280DB Speaker set for my tv and for listening to some music. They are good.

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

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Reply 1417 of 1583, by buckeye

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brostenen wrote on 2022-01-09, 21:00:

Edifier R1280DB Speaker set for my tv and for listening to some music. They are good.

Couple of years ago bought a set of Edifier 1700BT speakers for my retro pc's, they work/look great.

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Intel SE440BX P3 450 256MB 40GB Voodoo 3000 16MB SB 32pnp 350W 98SE
MSI x570 Gaming Pro Carbon Ryzen 3700x 32GB DDR4 Zotac RTX 3070 8GB WD Black 1TB 850W

Reply 1418 of 1583, by chris2021

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I bought a 4 cpu motherboard today, Intel s4600LH, e5-4600 v2 family. That's in addition to the quad pIII/xeon board I bought last week. Yes I'm insane. It's official.

Reply 1419 of 1583, by luckybob

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chris2021 wrote on 2022-01-10, 17:55:

I bought a 4 cpu motherboard today, Intel s4600LH, e5-4600 v2 family. That's in addition to the quad pIII/xeon board I bought last week. Yes I'm insane. It's official.

you come into this thread, tell us you bought cool stuff, and NOT leave a picture or two?

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.