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About Lolucoca

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  • Birthday Nov 21, 1979

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    Building PCs


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 6700k
  • Motherboard
    AsRock Z170 Pro 4
  • RAM
    32GB DDR4-2133
  • GPU
    Zotac GeForce GTX 980 (With Accelero XTreme IV), GTX 750 as a PhysX card
  • Case
    Fractal design R5
  • Storage
    120GB Samsung SM951, 2TB Toshiba, 2TB WD Passport
  • PSU
    Enermax 650w
  • Display(s)
    Samsung S27D390, Samsung S22D300, HannsG 22", some 24" Philips, some BenQ
  • Cooling
    Enermax Liqtech 120X
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K95 RGB
  • Mouse
    Roccat Kone XTD Optical
  • Sound
    Creative SoundBlaster Z
  • Operating System
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit

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  1. It's sort of easy to use once you get used to it Linux doesn't just install an update without asking you if you want to install it It's free It's much sexier if you ask me
  2. To beginners I always recommend getting an old analog oscilloscope. You can pick those things up for next to nothing and they're great for learning purposes.
  3. Gould oscilloscopes were pretty popular over here in germany, you might be able to find manuals for your model.
  4. I'm using an ERSA I-Con Pico as my main soldering station. One thing to consider when repairing boards with lots and lots of surface mount components is that you want a good hot air station and for BGA rework you either want one of those expensive and large stations or an infrared soldering station. I would recommend against that because it's just annoying and generally not worth reballing BGA chips.
  5. Nah, I've had that kinda problem before on quite a few GPUs and most of the time they were irrepairable. From my experience it's most likely a problem with the GPU core itself.
  6. post a picture of the ripped off cap please If you can't identify it, I'd replace it with a 1000µF 16V rated cap. Those capacitors are very likely just there to smoothe out the voltage going to the RAM so its ratings aren't *that* important. This is just me wild guessing here though.
  7. Attach the included beeper and then look up the beep code. That can narrow the problem down a lot. Try switching the RAM to different banks, try it with one stick, etc. That can help in some cases. Right now, the most likely problem seems to be either the motherboard (those things can fail pretty quickly) or your power supply. Do you have any like electrical test equipment (e.g. Multimeter, scope, etc) ready? test the voltages.
  8. Of course, it's the card that has to be flashed. It doesn't have to be plugged into a screen but like it should be in your system, of course.
  9. I really haven't been doing an awful lot lately. I may have just acquired a dead 4ch 100MHz scope which I'm planning to fix but I'm not sure...
  10. I'd just get a bunch of like 74 series logic chips on craigslist. You got like a hell of a lot of different chips then which is always handy.
  11. If you want to go from binary to decimal then use a 74LS138. They're made for that purpose. If you want to go from decimal to binary then use a custom made E(E)PROM. You can flash ROMs to replace combinatorical circuits.
  12. Nope, the best thing you can do is get a cheap CH341 Programmer and hard flash your BIOS back. No stupid DOS bootable things, nothing. You just select a ROM file and flash the BIOS back. They're like $3 on ebay. onBoard graphics might work but they're a hassle to get working.
  13. You're going to have to use some combinational logic when working with microprocessors. You could cut down on the cost and use a parralel EEPROM.
  14. ebay, look for logic ic collections, I just picked up 450 logic ICs for 5 bucks
  15. I don't think those chips are using BGA, I guess they're using the standard kinda PGA thing, Socket 988 and such