What retro related thing have you done recently?

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Re: What retro related thing have you done recently?

Postby avalanche » Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:02 pm

You need a Lanparty Tom. These were/are the shit. Did chat to someone long ago had x7 :shock: iirc

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Re: What retro related thing have you done recently?

Postby BuuBox » Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:31 pm

Nice board! Shame how DFI abandoned the enthusiast market.

What's the little expansion board next to the back I/O?

I'll stick with my 939 cheapie to mess around with. :lol:

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Re: What retro related thing have you done recently?

Postby pfrcom » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:19 am

BuuBox wrote:What's the little expansion board next to the back I/O?


That's the Karajan audio module, aka plug-in on-board sound

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Re: What retro related thing have you done recently?

Postby avalanche » Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:11 pm

Attention Mr Washerman them fancy fast drives are destined for this. Hand em over :lol:
Krumm called it the Naka Tower ........work still in progess.

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Re: What retro related thing have you done recently?

Postby pfrcom » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:55 pm

Refurbished recently acquired GA-8IG1000MK, in a sad state with five bulging Rubycon MBZ capacitors around AGP & PCI slots - MBZ regarded on Badcaps.net as one of the best electrolytic caps, sadly no longer available
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Perhaps not too surprising when you see the heat discolouration beneath FETs between AGP & PCI1
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Matched by discolouration beneath VRM
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Latter weird, considering VRM has quality Rubycon input and Sanyo output capacitors
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Was advised board had been liquid cooled, and stopped working reliably if multiple DIMMs were used, after a leak
So I also removed caps between memory slots, to find :o
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Bloated MBZ replaced by Sanyo WG capacitors - also replaced two nearby non-bloated MBZ
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DIMM area, after clean-up
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Board overall, after cleaning off coolant stains with wet microfibre cloth
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Now its BIOS status swaps between OK & Fail for 2.5V (memory) health :?:
But two DIMMs were OK for four passes of Memtest86+, and clean XP install without an issue, and >5 hours of Prime95
Think I'll ignore BIOS status, regarded as inaccurate compared to measuring with multimeter 8-)

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Re: What retro related thing have you done recently?

Postby avalanche » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:39 pm

Too much bloody time for a 478 man. :roll: 5hrs I could understand & not stable
On a 462 board.......no problemo " hold back the testing"


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