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  1. I can't say that I haven't been in the same boat. This has happened to me on many occasion.
  2. If you have a suspected bad board, your best bet is to try the CPUs in another system. Frying CPUs is not a cheap way to troubleshoot, so it is often best to just replace the board.
  3. You win, it's all the same science. the differences in the electrolyte, the cathode material, and design have no difference in how a battery is made. You go ahead with your extra sensitive battery practices and your incomplete knowledge. I'm happy to accept the fact that you feel you're right.
  4. The phrase was supposed to say "They are NOT the same as "other" Lithium Polymer." Li-Po is a name given to batteries that use a solid polymer for the electrolyte in the anode. Thus the Term SPE. However, just because it uses a SPE, does not make all Li-POs the same. Tesla batteries also use PFPE electrolytes. That's like stating that Ni-Cd and Ni-Mh are the same. While there may be many similar properties, they are not and the recharge and discharge precautions are not the same.
  5. Only if it supports interlacing and has the zero input lag. Surprisingly, many did work.
  6. Tesla actually uses a Lithium Cobalt battery. They are NOT the same as Lithium Polymer. It's important because the cobalt cathode which, helps extend the length of use per charge, but can also handle the high discharge/recharge rate. It's not the same as a battery used in your laptop.
  7. Actually, there are older non-progressive scan interlaced LCDs out there, and they do work with lightguns, and have no input lag. They also have composite input. Not easy to find these days, but they are out there. Were a lot easier to find in the early 2000's. However, they'd also fall into the "retro" genre. :wink: :wink:
  8. It's recommended to charge to 100%. If the battery is at 70%, it's okay to charge it on a Lithium type battery. Tesla batteries aren't the same as regular Lithium batteries, especially in the cars. They're made specifically for massive amperage draw and return, while preventing overheating. This also includes the batteries they use for their solar panels that attach to homes and large appliances. You don't want a hot 100% battery to discharge rapidly, as it can damage the battery. When dealing with smaller batteries in laptops and cell phones, You still can charge to 100%. You just don't want to recharge if you're still in the 90% range. Full discharges will do more damage than trickle charging at 100%, but you want to be smart about how you charge your devices if you want to lengthen the life of the battery.
  9. CRTs have a lot of really good there's................Nintendo light gun......and......yeah. See, I told ya!
  10. Li-Ion and Li-Polymer batteries stay "happy" when charged. However, trickle charging when it is at charge capacity can also be bad. Many devices have a setting to not charge once at capacity, until the device has discharged to about 92%. However, not all devices have this built-in capability. They also have a problem when discharged too much. Many have small transistors and chipsets to prevent too far of a discharge that could damage the battery's ability to recharge. This chipset also holds information like the number of recharges done and the health of the battery, etc. Sometimes the chipset is set to make the minimum percentage slightly higher than the battery's actual minimum. This is to prevent the killer Zero-Charge. If the chip does not identify any power from the battery, for safety, it is to identify the battery as faulted or dead to prevent injury or fire. The battery may not be bad at all. The precaution is made, regardless. To prevent [or minimize] bad PR from an exploding battery [which happens anyway] the chip will not allow the battery to be charged. What some people have done, on batteries that have gone to Zero-Charge, is temporarily bypass the chip and charged the battery with a very small trickle amperage. This can provide enough power for the battery to respond to the chip to allow normal recharge to occur. Again, not recommended as the battery could be legitimately bad and risk explosion or fire. Some have even removed the chip completely [although many smart devices won't recognize the battery if the chip is missing] and charged the battery. This last part is highly dangerous as there is also nothing preventing or capping the charge going beyond the battery's max charge. This leads to overheating, damaged cells, dissipation of lithium, either by venting or violent explosion, extreme temperature toxic fires, etc. In short.....keep your battery charged in reasonable ranges and disconnect when fully charged. Don't alter the battery in anyway, unless you're experienced and take appropriate precautions.
  11. They didn't say anything about changing the pattern of minor updates. My guess is they'll still do the "sub-important" and Security updates every 2nd Tuesday of the month, like they currently do. And then mix in random s#!t miscellaneous updates during the weeks in between.
  12. Not and easy search. Good luck. You may be better off using Acronis Snap Deploy, unless you're part of an enterprise team.
  13. When did the issue start? after a windows update, change in BIOS, BIOS update, after cloning a drive, etc.
  14. It wasn't specified, but you can get a lot of distance from it. How far are you trying to transmit. you can probably get away with a basic high gain antenna. Something like an ALFA 5GHz 9dBi would be decent. Just make sure you get the correct connector.
  15. You should be able to use all the monitors. You may not be able to distribute it as a video wall, and you may need to do some major tweeking, but it's quite possible. Display Link adapters have been doing this for a while. You can add several monitors using Display Link adapters. Problem is that it starts taxing the CPU and memory. The advantage of the video cards is to mitigate that function. Having different video cards will allow you to add more monitors, but they won't be able to talk to each other if you're trying to do a singular video graphics task, like bridging would do. They would work independently. There's always the chance that your setup will not allow for this to work properly, and that it may cause other issues.