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Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 360
Posted By cheapie
What, does it mandate 80 Plus Unobtainium now?

What, does it mandate 80 Plus Unobtainium now?
Forum: Off Topic 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By cheapie
It appears that the server is sending text...

It appears that the server is sending text encoded as UTF-8 (which it should be) but indicating in <head> that it's ISO-8859-1.
Forum: Site Suggestions & Forum Issues 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 920
Posted By cheapie
Hey, at least I can use TLS now without breaking...

Hey, at least I can use TLS now without breaking all the images \o/

Kinda mixed feelings on the font here. I can read the current one just fine, and Roboto looks fine too. PT Sans, not so much....
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 12-22-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By cheapie
Most likely is that they're positive, negative,...

Most likely is that they're positive, negative, and data (for the adapter ID ROM).

Also possible is that the 3rd is just for keying.
Forum: General PC Hardware 12-11-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By cheapie
I've never actually had any problems running...

I've never actually had any problems running mismatched RAM, though I never use sleep mode either...

Heck, once I even had a box running with 4 different sticks of DDR2 totaling 5.5GB (2 different...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 11-29-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By cheapie
Last time I wanted something like this, I just...

Last time I wanted something like this, I just cut a connector off of a random ATX power supply I had sitting around and connected an outlet pulled from an old car to it. The exact power supply...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 11-28-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,331
Posted By cheapie
Yep, AMD boards did it with the K8...

Yep, AMD boards did it with the K8 (Opteron/Sempron/Athlon 64). The non-"64" Athlons were K7, and the boards for those still used 5V to generate VCore.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 11-21-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By cheapie
I do wonder why it's so hard for power supply...

I do wonder why it's so hard for power supply companies to use connectors that only supply the 3.3V to pins 1 and 2 but not pin 3, as this seems to be what the standard is calling for anyway.

On...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 11-19-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By cheapie
I like how saving a watt or two on fan power...

I like how saving a watt or two on fan power consumption is "ECO" these days.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 10-12-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 3,986
Posted By cheapie
Hopefully the other parts are pretty good in...

Hopefully the other parts are pretty good in there too, with how warm that one's likely to get :)
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 10-05-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By cheapie
They do. The pressure inside of a (standard...

They do. The pressure inside of a (standard air-filled) hard drive is the same as atmospheric pressure. The part in the picture is the breather filter/dessicant pouch thing, and while the drive will...
Forum: General PC Hardware 09-18-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,804
Posted By cheapie
End-to-end error can mean... lots of things,...

End-to-end error can mean... lots of things, depending on the drive, and really could stand to be better defined. But since you are definitely having problems, it's likely time to replace the drive....
Forum: Site Suggestions & Forum Issues 07-31-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,780
Posted By cheapie
I'd love this, but because I'd like to be able to...

I'd love this, but because I'd like to be able to read through the reviews with the lowest score.

Perhaps "hall of fame" and "hall of shame" lists would be a better approach?
Forum: Off Topic 07-31-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 4,758
Posted By cheapie
Hah, if only people knew how many brands PLDS...

Hah, if only people knew how many brands PLDS manufactures, or at least used to manufacture, optical drives for: AOpen, Teac, Lite-On (they're owned by Lite-On), Sony, Plextor, HP, Asus, MSI,...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-10-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,331
Posted By cheapie
What is it with LiFePO4 batteries and always...

What is it with LiFePO4 batteries and always looking so incredibly sketchy? I mean, it's probably not too bad of an idea to put them in a UPS, but that battery looks like it's going to explode if I...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-08-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,331
Posted By cheapie
I guess you could put some massive capacitors in...

I guess you could put some massive capacitors in there... but you'd need a much bigger NTC (or something fancier) to keep the current sane as they charged up. They wouldn't hurt efficiency much since...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-01-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,524
Posted By cheapie
I know you kind of want to build a computer, but...

I know you kind of want to build a computer, but keep in mind that's not your only option. Prebuilts can often be better value for low-end use, or even a refurbished one for even more savings. Even...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-24-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 4,566
Posted By cheapie
Yeah, so we don't get any nice bearing noise any...

Yeah, so we don't get any nice bearing noise any more :(
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-24-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 4,566
Posted By cheapie
I'd actually rather they put the ball-bearing...

I'd actually rather they put the ball-bearing fans back - slightly louder, maybe, but I still don't trust sleeve and sleeve-like bearings much. I had hoped this would be part of the enhancements from...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-13-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,533
Posted By cheapie
Yes, hard drives basically all use FDBs still....

Yes, hard drives basically all use FDBs still. Ball-bearing spindles used to wear out quickly and start sounding like this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RsnWpJ9CsA) or this...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-12-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 5,300
Posted By cheapie
Meh, not everyone cares too much about that. I...

Meh, not everyone cares too much about that. I don't, for instance, as long as it's not so loud I can't hear anything over it.

I think a better way to word it might be something like this: "Please...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-10-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,946
Posted By cheapie
A little display on the unit to show status and...

A little display on the unit to show status and any current alarms (near max load, overheat, etc.) would be an interesting gimmick, maybe for some of the highest-end units? Those usually have...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 05-26-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By cheapie
Sounds nice... but it also sounds more expensive...

Sounds nice... but it also sounds more expensive than cutting connectors off and splicing other ones on :P
Forum: Off Topic 05-21-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 9,422
Posted By cheapie
Well, the "LPSW"...

Well, the "LPSW" (http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=123) did get rather close, with 3V, or 3000mV if you prefer, of ripple on the 12V rail and all...
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Forum: Off Topic 05-20-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,156
Posted By cheapie
Just put one of those high-RPM server fans in...

Just put one of those high-RPM server fans in there and you'll have a power grater.
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