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1 hour ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

And you just gon not tell us what model it was?

I like to remain mysterious so you take interest in me.


We have a NEW and GLORIOUSER PSU Tier List Now.

 

You can check out the old one that gave joy to so many across the land here

 

Computer having a hard time powering on? Troubleshoot it with this guide. (Currently looking for suggestions to update it into the context of <current year> and make it its own thread)

Computer Specs:

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 Mathresolvermajig: Intel Xeon E3 1240 (Sandy Bridge i7 equivalent)
Framepainting-inator: MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8GB Died in a horrible mining accident. Currently looking for used Vega 56s!

Attachcorethingy: GA-H61M-S2V-B3

Infoholdstick: Corsair 2x4GB DDR3 1333 CAS 9

Computerarmor: CM Elite 360 (Moddded to all hell by now)

Rememberdoogle: 120GB Trion 150 + 1TB WD RE+ + 240GB SSD Plus

AdditionalPylons: Corsair CX450M

Letterpad: Rosewill Apollo 9100 (Cherry MX Red)

Buttonrodent: EVGA Torq X3

Auralnterface: @Den-Fi が2年前にくれたヘッドフォン

Liquidrectangles: AOC G2260VWQ6 (Freesync 75Hz), Samsung SMB2030N (1600x900 VGA)

Brother's Computer:

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Mathresolvermajig: Intel i3-2100 (carry over from my old build)
Framepainting-inator: GTX 650 Ti

Attachcorethingy: Intel Z68 (don't know anything else, got it from ebay for like $40)

Infoholdstick: Corsair 2x2GB 1333MHz C9

Computerarmor: Ashamed to say

Rememberdoogle: 120GB SP550 + 500GB 2.5" from a laptop

AdditionalPylons: Antec Basiq BP350 (not as loud as @STRMfrmXMN says it is) (actually pretty loud for my standards)

Letterpad: Logitech MK120 bundle

Buttonrodent: See above

Auralnterface: Hah! You wish

Liquidrectangles: Samsung 1600x900 + LG 1440x900

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3 minutes ago, Energycore said:

I like to remain mysterious so you take interest in me.

Bet

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9 hours ago, The Smokin Deist said:

Like an old system that was never opened? I would still open it up and inspect the capacitors on the motherboard just to be safe. Inspecting the PSU for it may or may not be possible. I think some of those old Commodore caps get a bit leaky over time. Luckily enough, you don't have to worry about battery leakage like you would with an Amiga.

It's pretty easy to open up and inspect. I don't remember if you need any special bits. I was part of a Commodore user's group for several years and I have opened up quite a few older systems to try to swap socketed chips to see if I can get it to work. I've also installed the JiffyDOS ROMS in several systems from the C64 to the 128D.

 

Another fun task was soldering in device number switches in the old 1541 floppy drives.

Yep completely untouched besides opening the box to eye my prize lol. Zero discoloration and absolute perfection. Guy i got it from bought it new for his kid back in the day and his kid too zero interest in it when he showed it to him so he just stored it. All discs still sealed and everything. I think i am the first to take it out of the plastic lol. I'll get pics this weekend :)

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9 hours ago, Energycore said:

I like to remain mysterious so you take interest in me.

Be carefull. @Crunchy Dragon went mad well you where gone and the whole forum has to step very lightly around him/her.

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/s

 


into trains? here's the model railroad thread!

The way to get the specs for my PC. go to the store. Buy some potatos. boil them and mash the. and stuff that in a focus g with a ssd.

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On 8/28/2019 at 1:29 PM, VFR800Essex said:

I give you my HD 4870 X2, a beast of a card  for the time, 11 years ago. Was the best you could get, for about a month!!! It ran HOT and NOISY!!!

The 4870 is actually the iGPU built into my current CPU. 


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Main Rig: 

AMD Athlon II X4 650 at 3.1GHz [4 cores, 4 threads] 

Foxconn Alvorix RS-880-uATX

Radeon HD 4200 iGPU

2x4GB Generic 1600MHz DDR3

Seagate Firecuda 2TB 

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Corsair CX500 (move along...)

HP Pavilion Case

Windows 10 Home, Pop! OS and Linux Mint 64-Bit

32 Inch Samsung TV 1366 by 768 60Hz

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Laptop #1

HP G56

Celeron 900 at 2.2GHz

Intel 4500MHD 

2x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

120GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD

Linux Mint 64-Bit 

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Consoles:

Nintendo Switch 32GB Red/Blue Joy-Cons HAC 001-01 (The revision with better battery life) 

Original PS4 500GB Matte Black (With 2TB WD Elements External Hard Drive) 

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Mobile Devices:

iPad Air 2 64GB Space Grey [running iPadOS 13.1]

iPhone 11 64GB (Product) Red [iOS 13.1]

 

ok, maybe I use night theme a little

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14 hours ago, will4623 said:

Be carefull. @Crunchy Dragon went mad well you where gone and the whole forum has to step very lightly around him/her.

You right

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On 8/30/2019 at 9:45 AM, Energycore said:

My very first gaming GPU.

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I don't have a photo of mine because it's 200 miles away right now lol.

 

But this chip was badass. It was a GPU with no VRAM*

 

I'm pretty sure the PCB and capacitors were more expensive than the GPU itself xD

Geforce 6200 Turbocache 16MB?

Kind of glad that my 6200 was not only AGP (bypassing the possibility of Turbocache) but the 6200A version paired with 512MB DDR2 1066. Still the limiting factor in some games as well, despite being paired with 2x PIII 1000 (OC'd to 1100MHz).


"We also blind small animals with cosmetics.
We do not sell cosmetics. We just blind animals."

 

"Please don't mistake us for Equifax. Those fuckers are evil"

 

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7 minutes ago, Dabombinable said:

Geforce 6200 Turbocache 16MB?

Kind of glad that my 6200 was not only AGP (bypassing the possibility of Turbocache) but the 6200A version paired with 512MB DDR2 1066. Still the limiting factor in some games as well, despite being paired with 2x PIII 1000 (OC'd to 1100MHz).

Yup. 16MB of video RAM. And no, it's not from 1997 lol


We have a NEW and GLORIOUSER PSU Tier List Now.

 

You can check out the old one that gave joy to so many across the land here

 

Computer having a hard time powering on? Troubleshoot it with this guide. (Currently looking for suggestions to update it into the context of <current year> and make it its own thread)

Computer Specs:

Spoiler

 Mathresolvermajig: Intel Xeon E3 1240 (Sandy Bridge i7 equivalent)
Framepainting-inator: MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8GB Died in a horrible mining accident. Currently looking for used Vega 56s!

Attachcorethingy: GA-H61M-S2V-B3

Infoholdstick: Corsair 2x4GB DDR3 1333 CAS 9

Computerarmor: CM Elite 360 (Moddded to all hell by now)

Rememberdoogle: 120GB Trion 150 + 1TB WD RE+ + 240GB SSD Plus

AdditionalPylons: Corsair CX450M

Letterpad: Rosewill Apollo 9100 (Cherry MX Red)

Buttonrodent: EVGA Torq X3

Auralnterface: @Den-Fi が2年前にくれたヘッドフォン

Liquidrectangles: AOC G2260VWQ6 (Freesync 75Hz), Samsung SMB2030N (1600x900 VGA)

Brother's Computer:

Spoiler

Mathresolvermajig: Intel i3-2100 (carry over from my old build)
Framepainting-inator: GTX 650 Ti

Attachcorethingy: Intel Z68 (don't know anything else, got it from ebay for like $40)

Infoholdstick: Corsair 2x2GB 1333MHz C9

Computerarmor: Ashamed to say

Rememberdoogle: 120GB SP550 + 500GB 2.5" from a laptop

AdditionalPylons: Antec Basiq BP350 (not as loud as @STRMfrmXMN says it is) (actually pretty loud for my standards)

Letterpad: Logitech MK120 bundle

Buttonrodent: See above

Auralnterface: Hah! You wish

Liquidrectangles: Samsung 1600x900 + LG 1440x900

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Just now, Energycore said:

Yup. 16MB of video RAM. And no, it's not from 1997 lol

It' s kind of sad that both my Viper V550 (TNT) and TNT2 VANTA (performs just like the TNT due to the BUS) has the same amount. And you really did luck out, as there were 32 and 64MB versions as well. The only way to tell which was which was by looking at the RAM chip's data sheets, or counting the chips (most of the time both methods were needed however).


"We also blind small animals with cosmetics.
We do not sell cosmetics. We just blind animals."

 

"Please don't mistake us for Equifax. Those fuckers are evil"

 

This PSA brought to you by Equifacks.
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1 minute ago, Dabombinable said:

It' s kind of sad that both my Viper V550 (TNT) and TNT2 VANTA (performs just like the TNT due to the BUS) has the same amount. And you really did luck out, as there were 32 and 64MB versions as well. The only way to tell which was which was by looking at the RAM chip's data sheets, or counting the chips (most of the time both methods were needed however).

Hmm. I'll have to double check the actual amount, because the only thing I remember years ago was looking at the VRAM and saying hey that's insanely low. Back then good GPUs already had 512-1GB


We have a NEW and GLORIOUSER PSU Tier List Now.

 

You can check out the old one that gave joy to so many across the land here

 

Computer having a hard time powering on? Troubleshoot it with this guide. (Currently looking for suggestions to update it into the context of <current year> and make it its own thread)

Computer Specs:

Spoiler

 Mathresolvermajig: Intel Xeon E3 1240 (Sandy Bridge i7 equivalent)
Framepainting-inator: MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8GB Died in a horrible mining accident. Currently looking for used Vega 56s!

Attachcorethingy: GA-H61M-S2V-B3

Infoholdstick: Corsair 2x4GB DDR3 1333 CAS 9

Computerarmor: CM Elite 360 (Moddded to all hell by now)

Rememberdoogle: 120GB Trion 150 + 1TB WD RE+ + 240GB SSD Plus

AdditionalPylons: Corsair CX450M

Letterpad: Rosewill Apollo 9100 (Cherry MX Red)

Buttonrodent: EVGA Torq X3

Auralnterface: @Den-Fi が2年前にくれたヘッドフォン

Liquidrectangles: AOC G2260VWQ6 (Freesync 75Hz), Samsung SMB2030N (1600x900 VGA)

Brother's Computer:

Spoiler

Mathresolvermajig: Intel i3-2100 (carry over from my old build)
Framepainting-inator: GTX 650 Ti

Attachcorethingy: Intel Z68 (don't know anything else, got it from ebay for like $40)

Infoholdstick: Corsair 2x2GB 1333MHz C9

Computerarmor: Ashamed to say

Rememberdoogle: 120GB SP550 + 500GB 2.5" from a laptop

AdditionalPylons: Antec Basiq BP350 (not as loud as @STRMfrmXMN says it is) (actually pretty loud for my standards)

Letterpad: Logitech MK120 bundle

Buttonrodent: See above

Auralnterface: Hah! You wish

Liquidrectangles: Samsung 1600x900 + LG 1440x900

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2 hours ago, Energycore said:

Hmm. I'll have to double check the actual amount, because the only thing I remember years ago was looking at the VRAM and saying hey that's insanely low. Back then good GPUs already had 512-1GB

Maybe the VGA Museum may be of help:
http://www.vgamuseum.info/index.php/component/k2/item/273-nvidia-geforce-6200tc

Looking at the Leadtek card (16MB), your card is/was probably 32MB.

On another note, some cards also only had a 32bit BUS, less than my VANTA. Which again, is also rather sad. Your card probably had the 64bit bus though since it had the 2x chips.


"We also blind small animals with cosmetics.
We do not sell cosmetics. We just blind animals."

 

"Please don't mistake us for Equifax. Those fuckers are evil"

 

This PSA brought to you by Equifacks.
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On 3/2/2019 at 10:40 PM, Genwyn said:

This is pretty much the last I'll post of this then, here's some shots of what never was and what could've been.

I've gotta ask, what RAM is that?!?


Remember to quote me so I see your reply
My rig:

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 3.4Ghz, OC'ed to 4.0Ghz all core @ 1.350ghz 

+Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO

MB: Gigabyte B450 I Aorus Pro WiFi

RAM: G.Skill TridentZ 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200Mhz 16-18-18-38 XMP enabled

GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 ti GAMING X 6G 6GB

CASE: Fractal DesignFocus G ATX Case w/ Window, White

PWR: Thermaltake SMART 600W

DISPLAY: 3x 20" AOC 1080p 60hz 4ms

 

Storage:

C : 240GB Kingston A400 (Windows+Programs)

D : 240GB Kingston V300 (Games)

: Seagate Barracuda ES 750GB 7200RPM (Game overflow storage)

F : Seagate Barracuda ES 750GB 7200RPM (Library Folders [Photos, Videos, Documents, Downloads etc])

 

Cooling-

NZXT Sentry Mix 2

4x Rosewill RFA-120-K 74.5 CFM 120mm (front/top)

2x Cooler Master MasterLiquid Stock 120mm fans (front+back of AIO)

 

Input- 

KB: Logitech G15 1st Gen

MO:Logitech G602 Wireless

CO: Steam Controller

HE: Sennheiser HD 4.40

SP. Logitech Z213

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My old flash disk USB 128MB, I use it for to transfert the datas between a modern PC and an old PC Pentium MMX with USB. It's better than a floppy disk :D

 

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PC #1 : Gigabyte B150M-HD3 DDR3 | i7-7700 | 16GB DDR3L 1600 | Zotac GeForce GT610 PCIe 1x | LSI SAS 3081E-R | 240GB NVMe PCIe PNY CS2030 | HDDs 41.5TB total | Quantum LTO5 HH SAS drive | Seasonic Focus Plus 650 Gold | Cooler Master Stacker STC-T01 | DELL 27" LED 2560x1440 (plugged DVI port)
PC #2 : Gigabyte MW70-3S0 | 2x E5-2667 v3 | 32GB DDR4 ECC Reg 2133 | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming OC 8G | 6x 120GB SSD SATA RAID0 | Seasonic Prime Ultra 850 Titanium | Lian Li PC-A77 | DELL 27" LED 2560x1440 (plugged DP port)
PC #3 : Mini PC Zotac 4K | Celeron N3150 | 4GB DDR3L 1600 | 32GB eMMC M.2 | 40GB SSD OCZ Vertex 2 | Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB | Samsung Blu-ray writer USB | Genius SP-HF1800A | TV Panasonic TX-40DX600E UltraHD
PC #4 : ASUS P2B-F | PIII 500MHz | 512MB SDR 100 | Leadtek WinFast GeForce 256 SDR 32MB | 2x Guillemot Maxi Gamer 3D² 8MB in SLI | Creative Sound Blaster AWE64 ISA | 80GB HDD UATA | Fortron/Source FSP235-60GI | Zalman R1 | DELL 15" LCD 1024x768

Laptop : Lenovo ThinkPad T61p | T9500 | 4GB DDR2 667 | Quadro FX 570m | 120GB SSD OCZ Vertex 2 | 15.4" 1920x1200

PC tablet : Fujitsu Point 1600 | PMMX 166MHz | 160MB EDO | 20GB HDD UATA | external floppy drive | 10" LCD tactile 800x600 display | AGFA SnapScan 1212u blue

And I have 8 others computers.

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3 hours ago, X-System said:

My old flash disk USB 128MB, I use it for to transfert the datas between a modern PC and an old PC Pentium MMX with USB. It's better than a floppy disk :D

 

 

Wow...back when a good flash drive was measured in MB, not GB...


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My Xeon collection

 

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For the information, Xeon Paxville 2.8 GHz was the first dual core Xeon 🙂 I bought them from a member forum for my collection (same for Pentium III Xeon, found on a website)

 

And my first Xeon rig was Xeon Prestonia LV 1.6 and I overclocked it at 2.61 GHz 😀 and I changed the CPUs to Xeon Irwindale LV 3 GHz (sold with ASUS NCCH-DL + 2GB DDR400 to a member forum)

 

And I changed my Xeon s604 rig to Xeon 5150 with Tyan workstation motherboard (I bought Xeon LV 5133 first but no supported) and I changed the CPUs to Xeon X5355 (sold with Tyan + 8GB FDIMM + HD 6870 + Win7 Pro x64 to my friend)

 

And I changed my Xeon LGA771 rig to Xeon E5-2630L v3 with Gigabyte workstation motherboard (support 3-way SLI full x16/x16/x16) and I changed the CPUs to Xeon E5-2667 v3 (today)

 

🙂


PC #1 : Gigabyte B150M-HD3 DDR3 | i7-7700 | 16GB DDR3L 1600 | Zotac GeForce GT610 PCIe 1x | LSI SAS 3081E-R | 240GB NVMe PCIe PNY CS2030 | HDDs 41.5TB total | Quantum LTO5 HH SAS drive | Seasonic Focus Plus 650 Gold | Cooler Master Stacker STC-T01 | DELL 27" LED 2560x1440 (plugged DVI port)
PC #2 : Gigabyte MW70-3S0 | 2x E5-2667 v3 | 32GB DDR4 ECC Reg 2133 | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming OC 8G | 6x 120GB SSD SATA RAID0 | Seasonic Prime Ultra 850 Titanium | Lian Li PC-A77 | DELL 27" LED 2560x1440 (plugged DP port)
PC #3 : Mini PC Zotac 4K | Celeron N3150 | 4GB DDR3L 1600 | 32GB eMMC M.2 | 40GB SSD OCZ Vertex 2 | Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB | Samsung Blu-ray writer USB | Genius SP-HF1800A | TV Panasonic TX-40DX600E UltraHD
PC #4 : ASUS P2B-F | PIII 500MHz | 512MB SDR 100 | Leadtek WinFast GeForce 256 SDR 32MB | 2x Guillemot Maxi Gamer 3D² 8MB in SLI | Creative Sound Blaster AWE64 ISA | 80GB HDD UATA | Fortron/Source FSP235-60GI | Zalman R1 | DELL 15" LCD 1024x768

Laptop : Lenovo ThinkPad T61p | T9500 | 4GB DDR2 667 | Quadro FX 570m | 120GB SSD OCZ Vertex 2 | 15.4" 1920x1200

PC tablet : Fujitsu Point 1600 | PMMX 166MHz | 160MB EDO | 20GB HDD UATA | external floppy drive | 10" LCD tactile 800x600 display | AGFA SnapScan 1212u blue

And I have 8 others computers.

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On 8/31/2019 at 4:40 AM, Genwyn said:

Also, you guys had AGP and PCIe 6200's? Mine is PCI.

Yeah, my GeForce 6200 is also PCI.

 

My GeForce 4 MX420 is AGP, though.

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On 8/28/2019 at 3:06 PM, SukaroBlue said:

And finally the most interesting old part I own a passively cooled  8600GTS? from Asus. 

I also have some old consoles too like a Dreamcast and N64 but I felt like those didn't really fit this thread.

Dreamcast, N64, and other consoles absolutely can go in this thread. We'd love to see pics of them.

 

I love passive cards. They were meant to be cooled without a fan, so slapping a fan on them or putting them on the bottom slot right above the power supply makes for some seriously good thermals.


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23 hours ago, Schnoz said:

Dreamcast, N64, and other consoles absolutely can go in this thread. We'd love to see pics of them.

I still have my first console, Yeno Super Cassette Vision, it was for my Christmas 1985 or 1986 🙂 And it still works 😀

 

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PC #1 : Gigabyte B150M-HD3 DDR3 | i7-7700 | 16GB DDR3L 1600 | Zotac GeForce GT610 PCIe 1x | LSI SAS 3081E-R | 240GB NVMe PCIe PNY CS2030 | HDDs 41.5TB total | Quantum LTO5 HH SAS drive | Seasonic Focus Plus 650 Gold | Cooler Master Stacker STC-T01 | DELL 27" LED 2560x1440 (plugged DVI port)
PC #2 : Gigabyte MW70-3S0 | 2x E5-2667 v3 | 32GB DDR4 ECC Reg 2133 | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming OC 8G | 6x 120GB SSD SATA RAID0 | Seasonic Prime Ultra 850 Titanium | Lian Li PC-A77 | DELL 27" LED 2560x1440 (plugged DP port)
PC #3 : Mini PC Zotac 4K | Celeron N3150 | 4GB DDR3L 1600 | 32GB eMMC M.2 | 40GB SSD OCZ Vertex 2 | Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB | Samsung Blu-ray writer USB | Genius SP-HF1800A | TV Panasonic TX-40DX600E UltraHD
PC #4 : ASUS P2B-F | PIII 500MHz | 512MB SDR 100 | Leadtek WinFast GeForce 256 SDR 32MB | 2x Guillemot Maxi Gamer 3D² 8MB in SLI | Creative Sound Blaster AWE64 ISA | 80GB HDD UATA | Fortron/Source FSP235-60GI | Zalman R1 | DELL 15" LCD 1024x768

Laptop : Lenovo ThinkPad T61p | T9500 | 4GB DDR2 667 | Quadro FX 570m | 120GB SSD OCZ Vertex 2 | 15.4" 1920x1200

PC tablet : Fujitsu Point 1600 | PMMX 166MHz | 160MB EDO | 20GB HDD UATA | external floppy drive | 10" LCD tactile 800x600 display | AGFA SnapScan 1212u blue

And I have 8 others computers.

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30 minutes ago, quakeguy said:

Ask and you shall receive:

 

Holy crud that's a LOT of consoles!!

 

Also: What's that topless AMD heatsink on the thing for? Is that like a converter or something?

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The Schnoz

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1 hour ago, quakeguy said:

Yep.  I like to have video game consoles for exclusive games, there's a bunch.  I also own games for all of those systems.

I bought a SCART to HDMI converter to get a better video signal out of my OG Super Nintendo and Playstation 2.  I was using it one day and the signal went black on me.  I felt the top of it and it was very hot.  I opened it and put copper heatsinks on the chips, but it was still hot to the touch, so I added an AM3 heatsink to it.

 

 

Do you have pics of the insides? Just curious.


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1 hour ago, quakeguy said:

I don't unfortunately. I watched a YouTube video where a guy performed a similar heatsink mod to his scart converter.  I can take pics if you really want me to. 

 

Nah, it's fine. Now that I see what the insides look like, it's surprising that a chip in that package gets so warm. The external enclosure also acts as a heatsink and touches the chip directly, right?


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