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Opencircuit74

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    Opencircuit74 got a reaction from Valentyn in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    Found this guy a while back. It still works, surprisingly, and those two GPUs get toasty just sitting there. I can't imagine how hot this thing gets under load.
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    Opencircuit74 got a reaction from Dabombinable in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    Found this guy a while back. It still works, surprisingly, and those two GPUs get toasty just sitting there. I can't imagine how hot this thing gets under load.
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    Opencircuit74 got a reaction from DailyProcrastinator in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    Found this guy a while back. It still works, surprisingly, and those two GPUs get toasty just sitting there. I can't imagine how hot this thing gets under load.
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    Opencircuit74 got a reaction from RonnyDouglas in Ryzen Master & Task Manager showing different CPU speeds?   
    I wouldn't trust task manager to accurately display CPU frequency. If you really want to know what your CPU is running at, consider using HWinfo or CPU-Z.
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    Opencircuit74 got a reaction from sub68 in What would the performance jump be to a gt 710   
    The performance increase you might get from going to a 710 is negligible. I'd save some money for a better card.
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    Opencircuit74 got a reaction from Mateyyy in What would the performance jump be to a gt 710   
    The performance increase you might get from going to a 710 is negligible. I'd save some money for a better card.
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    Opencircuit74 got a reaction from 3 Lions in What would the performance jump be to a gt 710   
    The performance increase you might get from going to a 710 is negligible. I'd save some money for a better card.
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    Opencircuit74 got a reaction from Feyza in Is there a thing such as Too much power can kill my board?   
    Yeah, it's a lot of soldering.
     
    I looked into it for a while, and the work involved is ridiculous. You'd have to get a USB 3.0 to 2.0 header (or just solder the wires directly, but again, more work), cut the dell front panel wire near the buttons, cut the dell power switch near the buttons, cut the acer audio cable near the connector, cut one of the acer USB cables near the connector, and cut the acer power switch near the connector. You'd then have to attach one of the acer USB headers (with the connector still attached) to the USB adapter, and plug that into the dell motherboard. Then, you'd have to identify the USB part of the dell front panel wire and solder the wires to the acer USB that you cut, do the same with the audio, and the same again with the power switch. 
     
    If you're really creative, you might also get the HDD LED to work, but that's generally unnecessary.
     
    That's a lot of work, and a lot of room to go wrong. I would just pick up a secondhand motherboard that supports that CPU and use the standard connectors on that. Usually the boards made by intel or an OEM (such as HP, but make sure there are standard USB and audio connectors) are cheapest.
     
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    Opencircuit74 got a reaction from Feyza in Is there a thing such as Too much power can kill my board?   
    Nonstandard front panel connectors are going to ruin your day, you won't have any I/O or even the ability to turn it on if you just throw the optiplex motherboard in that case with no modifications.
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    Opencircuit74 got a reaction from Feyza in Is there a thing such as Too much power can kill my board?   
    In regard to the power supply, the wattage its maximum capacity, not what it will output at all times. For example, I have an 850W power supply, but may only use 400W while gaming. Your 300W power supply will not fry this computer (given decent quality, not mustard cables and and a silver box).
     
    The socket for this motherboard should have the same spacing as a regular lga115x, but if you wanted to replace the cooler the entire motherboard would have to taken out and the backplate that allows the stock cooler to be screwed in removed. In essence, it's able to be done.
     
    There lies a larger issue, however, and that is with the motherboard design itself. Because this is a proprietary design, Dell has taken some liberties with the mounting and front panel connectors. The board will not have any I/O plate and will not be able to interface* with any case you install it, as the connector is one monolith instead of the separate, standard ones. 
     
    This could be fixed with serious determination and decent soldering skills, but you're basically stuck with that case.
     
    * Snippet of technical guidebook FP connector:
     

     
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    Opencircuit74 reacted to Favebook in LTT Folding Team's Emergency Response to Covid-19   
    Another F@H shoutout:
     
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    Opencircuit74 got a reaction from Storm-Chaser in Building a list: Top notch or best OEM CPU cooling solutions *stock systems only* (opinions wanted)   
    Mine would be the Dell XPS 730 H2C ceramic liquid cooler. I don't have performance numbers on hand (10 year old system), but it was exceptional in that it incorporated thermal electric coolers and liquid cooled both the chipset and the CPU. 
     
    Mind the watermark, but here's a good idea as to what it looked like: (The leftmost radiator is just a simple rad, but the middle one is where 4 TECs lie.)

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    Opencircuit74 got a reaction from CostcoSamples in X570 chipset fans... necessary?   
    The X570 chipset uses around 7.5W, significantly more than is usual (>2x X470's 2.9W), which means a larger heatsink (or a smaller one with a fan) had to be used. You could unplug it and be fine, but the heatsink isn't designed to dissipate that much power passively, possibly causing damage to the board. TL;DR: Don't unplug it.
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    Opencircuit74 got a reaction from Jurrunio in X570 chipset fans... necessary?   
    The X570 chipset uses around 7.5W, significantly more than is usual (>2x X470's 2.9W), which means a larger heatsink (or a smaller one with a fan) had to be used. You could unplug it and be fine, but the heatsink isn't designed to dissipate that much power passively, possibly causing damage to the board. TL;DR: Don't unplug it.
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    Opencircuit74 reacted to SansVarnic in LTT Folding Team's Emergency Response to Covid-19   
    We have exceed 1 Billion PPD.

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    Opencircuit74 reacted to LordKitsune in LTT Folding Team's Emergency Response to Covid-19   
    I sent a message out to everybody at my workplace encouraging them to stop by, check us out, and maybe join up either on Folding@Home or on Boinc, or both
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    Opencircuit74 reacted to Warlock5822 in LTT Folding Team's Emergency Response to Covid-19   
    havins some issues with sending as well as downloading now :L
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    Opencircuit74 got a reaction from Levent in Why windows detecting only 1 core   
    Check the BIOS. You might only have one core/thread enabled.
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    Opencircuit74 got a reaction from Mister Woof in Anyone try this OLOy brand RAM?   
    I have a kit of GEIL RGB SUPER LUCE 3000, and I've never been able to get it past 2933. I've tried on both Intel and AMD systems, with no luck.
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    Opencircuit74 reacted to porina in Apple to Launch 'Completely Wireless' iPhone Without Lightning Connector in 2021. Possibly skipping USB-C adoption for iPhone completely   
    The next phase of dongle hell: you have to carry around a charging pad with you.
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    Opencircuit74 reacted to DaltonM in You Guys Crashed our Ultimate Minecraft Server!!   
    If there's going to be a Minecraft server, we need a forum section for it 
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    Opencircuit74 got a reaction from GDRRiley in Core i3 is now a Core i7: Intel increases core counts   
    *Looks at my i7-6700k with a measly 4 cores and 8 threads*  "You got this buddy, I don't have the budget to replace you."
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    Opencircuit74 got a reaction from Senzelian in Core i3 is now a Core i7: Intel increases core counts   
    *Looks at my i7-6700k with a measly 4 cores and 8 threads*  "You got this buddy, I don't have the budget to replace you."
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    Opencircuit74 reacted to shaz2sxy in Folding Month 2019 - Help Medical Research with your PC!   
    Congratulations to all the winners  
     
    I'm not jealous at all....
     

     
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