• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited


  • check
    Agree 43
  • info_outline
    Informative 5
  • tag_faces
    Funny 17
  • thumb_up
    Thumbs Up 15
  • thumb_up
    Likes (Old) 0


This user doesn't have any awards

About kb5zue

  • Title


  • CPU
    AMD FX8370
  • Motherboard
    Asus TUF Sabertooth FX990 3.0
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance 32gig
  • GPU
    AMD R9 260x
  • Case
    CoolerMaster Mastercase Maker 5t
  • Storage
    Samsung Evo Pro 512
  • PSU
    Corsaid 1000x
  • Display(s)
    Acer 29 inch
  • Cooling
    Fans, mixed bag
  • Keyboard
    Aula BeFire
  • Mouse
    Logitech Wireless Performance MX
  • Sound
    Bose Companion 5
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home Creators Edition

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
  • Interests
    Making custom built computers and computer repair
  • Biography
    Retired Air Force, veteran of both Vietnam and Operations Desert Storm/Desert Shield. During Air Force years, stationed in Thailand, Philippines, Spain, Germany and a few more too old to remember.
  • Occupation
    Retired Air Force

Recent Profile Visitors

87 profile views
  1. From the pics, I would say that it looks really great. But as someone once told me, a clean desk is the sign of a sick mind. Wish my desk looked that good.
  2. This can usually be done but understand the ram will only run as the slowest speed of the two. So if one is running at 1333 and the other is running at 1866, then your total ram speed will be no faster than 1333.
  3. Same problem happened to me three years ago. Only solution is to replace the screen. And it's a lot cheaper than buying a new laptop.
  4. Put it in a working machine and try to do a low-level format. You can get a low-level format tool at the following website. http://hddguru.com/ After completing the low-level format, use something like the AOMEI Partition Assistant (FREE) to partition the drive and then after the partition, you can do a regular format to the drive. The partition assistant software will give you the option of what format style you want to format the drive with, either NTFS, FAT32, etc.. http://www.disk-partition.com/free-partition-manager.html Depending on the size of the drive and other things, be prepared to let the low-level format tool to run a while. I have done this many times over the past years and have never had any problems other than identifying a problem drive. Good Luck.
  5. Sorry, my mistake. I got my information here. http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_SPEC.aspx?DetailID=827&CategoryID=1&DetailName=Feature&MenuID=24&LanID=0 MEMORY Dual-channel DDR2 memory architecture 2 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM socket support up to 2 GB Support DDR2 667/533/400 DDR2 SDRAM
  6. Considering the mobo is older than dirt, there could be several problems. Is it clean? Problems due to age can be enhanced if the mobo is dirty. My next step would be to replace the CMOS battery. Given the age of the mobo again, if the original battery is still on the mobo, then it's toast too. How about the ram? From the specs I found on the board, the mobo is only good for 1333 ECC ram. What about the hard drive? There is no SATA on the board so you must be using an old IDE drive. Good Luck, you're going to need it.
  7. I would still try the shop vac first, then outside with the leaf blower. But don't forget, the real tiny stuff can be forced into some of the most awful places on the motherboard when using high pressure air to remove it. That's why I would prefer the shop vac first. At least that is what I do with mine but I never let it get as bad as shown in the picture.
  8. Would like to help but having a hard time understanding what you're trying to say. Ever heard of a run-on sentence? Take what you're trying to say and break it up in to a couple of sentences, that should help with understanding.
  9. You could always try Klingon, I hear the Federation is looking for a few good men.
  10. Given the amount of dust inside, I would not use a can of dust at first. Before using the can of dust, or an air compressor, I would first use a vacuum hose to suck out as much of the stuff as possible. Then after the vacuum, then take it outside and use an air compressor. But use the vacuum first.
  11. Using something like Belarc (belarc.com) would show you the exact motherboard that you have in your system. With that information we could hopefully find a pic somewhere that would show what your mobo looked like. Or, if you could take a close up picture of your motherboard and post it along with the information on make and model from Belarc it would be extremely helpful. As for removing the fan, somehow it got put in there in the beginning, so there has to be a way to remove it. Will just take a real close examination of the pics.
  12. would be my luck I would get a speeding ticket.
  13. Despite trying all the things you could do such as limiting your startup items, etc., there are only so many things you can do and so many things you can try but in the end, it is what it is. The speedometer in my truck says it will do 120 miles per hour but we all know that since it is a truck with a diesel engine in a 3/4 ton body that it will never go that fast no matter how hard I press on the pedal on the floor. Sometimes just got to accept things the way they are and continue to hope for more.
  14. Can't block them with the modem, it has to be done with the ROUTER. Open your web browser and try IP address and see if that gets you into the setup options. That is where you block things.
  15. Just the picture alone identifies the PSU of the Boat Anchor brand.