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    "Spare Parts" machine CPU fan speed issues

    So it turns out I have a second P5KPL-CM hanging around. I swapped it in, and no difference. Also swapped to a Hyper 212 and no luck there either. At this point I think I'm down to: - Bad CPU (This was a CPU I had overclocked before to around 3.15 Ghz a while back) - Windows 10 driver issues...
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    "Spare Parts" machine CPU fan speed issues

    FYI this is a stock Intel CPU fan at the moment. I've got the Q-Fan configuration set to Performance, but the only way I've found so far to get the speed to come up is to disable Q-Fan - which makes the stock Intel cooler sound like a banshee at 3800 rpm. It is possible the PWM is dead, but...
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    "Spare Parts" machine CPU fan speed issues

    Hi all, So a bit of an odd problem with a machine I'm putting together from spare parts for my nephews. It's an old Core2Quad Q6700 on an Asus P5KPL-CM with 4GB of DDR2 and a 460. Certainly old but sufficient for homework and older games. The issue I'm running into is that the Q-Fan control...
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    Rants etc.....

    It is past 2AM and acid reflux sucks. That is all.
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    Whats your latest purchase?

    I've actually got the same set in white. They're totally passable fore the price, and they also work as a Bluetooth sink as the 3.5mm input works as an output when the Bluetooth is active.
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    2nd hand HTPC and Server builds

    Well, for one, what would you be looking to use the server for?
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    HTPC Case

    You're limiting yourself quite a bit for HTPC usage if you want ATX motherboard compatibility, just FYI. That said, here's a couple that support ATX motherboards and looks like a piece of HiFi: SilverStone Technology Co., Ltd.INTRODUCTION:GD09 Fractal Design No experience with any of these...
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    Q9550 to i3 6100 or X4 880k?

    I'd say the i3 on the 1151 platform gives you space to upgrade later, while the AMD platform doesn't really offer anything meaningful to move up to. Since you seem to be very keen on keeping the most hardware for the most time, that'd give you the most future flexibility. 2x4 would be...
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    Rants etc.....

    The car was actually still on the lot waiting to be picked up - it just wasn't up with the cars that were currently for sale. So the car did exist - this is one of the better used car dealerships in the area and a lot of people I know have dealt with them before, they just seem to fail pretty...
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    Rants etc.....

    Kind of a silly complaint, but saw a good deal online on an older, lower mileage mid-size car I was hoping to pick up as a commuter car - I drive about 120 km/day but all 80km/h back roads. Went in this morning to the dealership and the car had already been sold last week. They hadn't updated...
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    Whats your latest purchase?

    Not nearly as exciting, but I bought an AZIO MGK1 Mechanical Keyboard (the one with Kailh Blue switches and plain white backlighting), on sale and they had one open-box for another 10% off. So far my only complaint is that it's not as firm a keystroke as my beloved IBM Model M, but it's a more...
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    Older box won't start Windows with an Nvidia Card

    Just as a reference: Attempted with both Win 7 and Win 10. The Socket 775 board is an OEM HP/Compaq board, likely an MSI OEM board. The AM2 board is a Gigabyte 770 chipset board, I believe. I'm not at either one at this second so I don't have the exact specs. At the very least, I would have...
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    Older box won't start Windows with an Nvidia Card

    If it's a corrupt boot file, then why does the same machine boot as is with several Ati cards and the onboard, with no other modifications? I can literally pull out the nvidia card, slap in any other brand of card, and it boots just fine.
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    Older box won't start Windows with an Nvidia Card

    On the Socket 775 box, it's blinking on the top left. I'm going to take a stab at updating the bios on that one, it's an HP/Compaq OEM MSI board, so I'll have to see if there is an update from HP. To be honest, I don't remember if I updated the AMD board or not. I'll also try a new CMOS...
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    Older box won't start Windows with an Nvidia Card

    So I've got a bit of an odd issue. I've got an older Socket 775 box, with an e8400 and 3 GB of DDR2. For some reason, it will boot Windows just fine with the onboard graphics, and several older PCI-E Ati cards (I've tried a 2600 XT, X1550, and an x300 at least) but it will not boot with a...
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    Quick check on upgrade - i7 860 to i3 6100

    Surprisingly enough even with the R7 265 on the i7 860, I can manage near 30 fps in Witcher 3 at native 2048x1152 at mid-high settings - it's more a problem of low minimums and my current SSD not being used to its full potential The idea is to clean up the low minimums and end up with a more...
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    Quick check on upgrade - i7 860 to i3 6100

    Hi all, Considering an upgrade from an old i7 860 on an OEM motherboard (so no overclocking) to an i3 6100. From some research, the i3 is faster up until you get using more than 4 threads - all I'm doing on this machine is basic desktop use and gaming with an R7 265, but the old setup is...
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    Price Check - i7 860 on OEM board

    Just looking to see what this might be worth, an i7 860 on an OEM board from an Acer M5810. I don't expect a whole lot with the age of it, but I thought it'd be worth a check - it might also be spoken for, my sister may need a cheap Photoshop machine, and with 16 GB of RAM and a Quadro 4000...
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    Whats your latest purchase?

    It is very classic Technics in design, isn't it :) We didn't have a CD player in the house until Christmas 1998 and I kept a bunch of our old tapes, so I've got some. Definitely some in rough shape, but still. No idea what it would cost for a dual deck of that series, I got it at a thrift...
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    Whats your latest purchase?

    Technics RS-BR465 Cassette deck for 8$ at a Goodwill. Perfect working order too! I'm probably the only one excited about a 20+ year old Cassette deck, but it's a nice unit - full logic, auto type select, manual bias adjustment, Dolby B and C

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