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Forum: Hardware 01-02-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By chaslinux
Re: Video Card Problem?

It's not my recommendation because I don't build a lot of newer systems (I refurbish a lot of older systems), but systems builders I know doing newer systems tend to like Thermaltake. For my own...
Forum: Software and Operating Systems 01-02-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,796
Posted By chaslinux
Re: Computer wont recognize all of my ram with windows 7 ultimate 64bit

The Tyan compatibility lab lists compatible RAM here:

TYAN - Download Memory: Tempest i5000XT (S2696) (http://www.tyan.com/support_download_memory.aspx?model=S.S2696)

From what you've given...
Forum: Hardware 01-02-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By chaslinux
Re: Video Card Problem?

Sounds like a power supply problem. A fluctuating PSU will cause the problems you're describing. You can pick up a PSU tester pretty cheap ($20-$40). If you buy one make sure to buy one with a...
Forum: Hardware 01-02-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By chaslinux
Re: Old HDD

It sounds like the old hard drive either got reformatted already or is corrupted. In the first case you could try a recovery tool like Recuva (Windows) or foremost (Linux). For a corrupted drive you...
Forum: Software and Operating Systems 01-02-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By chaslinux
Re: This computer is broken

Bad PSU and bad RAM could cause this problem. You might want to try testing the RAM with Memtest86+. Most Linux "live" distributions have an option to boot Memtest86+ from the CD to test your RAM...
Forum: Software and Operating Systems 01-02-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,796
Posted By chaslinux
Exclamation Re: Computer wont recognize all of my ram with windows 7 ultimate 64bit

I had a similar problem with a Dell computer. It too only recognized half the RAM. What the problem turned out to be was single versus double sided RAM. I don't remember which (single/dual)...
Forum: Hardware 01-02-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,236
Posted By chaslinux
USB 2.0 actual transfer speeds

I have a large amount of files I want to transfer from one USB 2.0 device to another. I started transfer and found it transferring quite slow, around 8.5MB/s. I thought USB 2.0 had a theoretical...
Forum: Gallery 11-05-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 140,189
Posted By chaslinux
Re: Gallery: game screenshots

I loved Galaxian (and Galaga too)! Think I preferred Galaga simple because it had a cool ranking system where after so many waves you went up ranks. Still love retro stuff when almost all we see...
Forum: Gallery 11-05-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,580
Posted By chaslinux
Re: Gallery: Golden Oldies

I think you'll appreciate this one then even though it's a really bad shot from the cell phone I had quite a few years ago. One of my friends used to work for a bank that was getting rid of this old...
Forum: Gallery 11-05-2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 1,896
Views: 216,056
Posted By chaslinux
Re: Gallery: Your Workstation

You're right some of Dell's equipment is pretty bad. We see A LOT of Dell GX260's with many blown capacitors. Generally we'll repair something like this if there's 1 or 2 caps blown, but these...
Forum: Gallery 11-05-2011, 03:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,580
Posted By chaslinux
Re: Gallery: Golden Oldies

When we got this it was disgusting yellow from tar and sun so we decided to brighten it up even more:

http://charlesmccolm.com/images/vic20.jpg

I used to collect a lot of Sun Microsystems...
Forum: Software and Operating Systems 11-05-2011, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By chaslinux
Re: Problem with Sony VGC-V617G and YouTube

The system has an option to plug it into a larger display (e.g. LCD TV), but it almost defeats the purpose of the all in one PC. Keep your eyes out the next few months for very cheap devices that...
Forum: Social Lounge | Off Topic 11-05-2011, 03:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By chaslinux
Thumbs up Re: Need some input

If you really only want to do this part time then stick working for family and friends. But if you want to kick it up a notch don't do personal computer consulting, only consult for businesses. The...
Forum: Gallery 11-05-2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,576
Posted By chaslinux
Re: Custom Computer we just built for a customer:

Heh you should see some of the old non-PC hardware out there. Used to have a Sun Ultra 2 Enterprise workstation that had 16 slots for RAM, 2 x 15K RPM SCSI drives, and 2 x slow as sin 200MHz Sun...
Forum: Software and Operating Systems 11-05-2011, 02:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By chaslinux
Re: Problem with Sony VGC-V617G and YouTube

Generally for 1080p you want a dual core processor (and this one is a single hyperthreaded core, albeit a good one at 3.2GHz). The graphics processor is also a little weak for 1080p (Nvidia GeForce...
Forum: Social Lounge | Off Topic 11-01-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,694
Posted By chaslinux
Re: Our Jobs

For the past six years I've been the Computer Recycling Project Manager for a not-for-profit organization. The organization's larger mandate is helping people find work and community resources. In...
Forum: Software and Operating Systems 05-31-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,286
Posted By chaslinux
Question Most effective least memory demanding anti-virus?

I've just been asked to put together a Celeron 1.5GHz notebook with 512MB RAM with Windows XP. It's been a long time since I've used Windows on a regular basis so I'm not up on the latest anti-virus...
Forum: Hardware 04-30-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,261
Posted By chaslinux
Re: Monitor suddenly went blank. Monitor itself can't be the problem.

David I've used a few before and not all power supply testers are created equal.

An example of a less useful tester is here: http://www.amazon.com/Power-Supply-Tester-2-0-20/dp/B000EF1JGA

We...
Forum: Hardware 04-30-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By chaslinux
Memory / Memtest86+ Question

I have an Asus A8V Deluxe motherboard in which I just stuck 2GB of PC3200 DDR. I noticed when I did a memtest86+ that it reports the RAM running at 157MHz (DDR314) / CAS: 2.5-3-3-7 Dual Channel (128...
Forum: Software and Operating Systems 04-24-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By chaslinux
Re: AV/Malware/Hijack solutions

I agree wholeheartedly, sadly many people don't practice safe surfing. In a couple of cases I figure the malware came from gaming sites, but I had one friend of a friend who swore up and down her...
Forum: Software and Operating Systems 04-23-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By chaslinux
Re: AV/Malware/Hijack solutions

Actually it's not me with the malware/viruses/trojans, I pretty much exclusively run Linux on most of my boxes, and run Windows in a VM. I'm thinking for friends and family who get it.
Forum: Software and Operating Systems 04-23-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By chaslinux
AV/Malware/Hijack solutions

Just wondering what people typically do/use for antivirus/malware/hijack solutions.

When I get an infected system I typically:

- remove the hard drive, put it in my USB enclosure, scan it with...
Forum: Hardware 04-01-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By chaslinux
Re: problem with router

Is it a DLink router by chance? I've run across problems with the DLink WBR-2310 router caused by a new firmware upgrade, reverting backwards helped a bit, but I ended up switching my DLink for a...
Forum: Hardware 04-01-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By chaslinux
Re: Mirroring HD from 1 Computer to Another.

It's possible, but legally you may get your company in hot water. Check your company's Windows server licensing to see if it allows you to install on multiple systems.

Obviously if you switch the...
Forum: Hardware 04-01-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,565
Posted By chaslinux
Compaq Proliant 1600 Dual CPU & Hard Drive setup questions

I have a Compaq Proliant 1600 (Dual PII 450) that I want to set up as a server. I've run into a couple of bumps:

(a) One of the CPUs does not appear to be valid for the system
(b) The Proliant...
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