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Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Jstn7477

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    Yeah, I've been around laptops for many years and know what happens when the screen gets abused, sat on, whatever. PC monitors and TVs rarely see that symptom unless they had a rough time during transit or they are cheap Walmart TVs that use crappy panels anyway. :)
     
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    well i def think this laptop is worth repairing. Screen, battery, AC cord and DVD drive should be TOO much :p depends if i get Canada Computers to order from Asus or i buy from e sites.
     
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    Well, here is the planning thread I made and forgot to link to: http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188930
     
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    DVD drives always break. If you're only paying like $200 for the laptop, I think it might be worth fixing it up. It's a little old, but should still be decent.
     
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    i talked with Asus live rep and they said estimate was $384 roughly, that i can deal with. I may have to save a little but its worth it imo
     
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    LOL it's the same if you try a screen cap artifacts. Most of the time they don't show up LOL A good cleaning and a rethermal paste job may clear some of that up for you.
     
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    the lines from a pic:

    asus.jpg

    theres several at the top of the screen and one line near the bottom.
     
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    Might even help to just reseat the video cable
     
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    ima let Canada Computers do the cleaning, its only $39.99 and i def dont trust myself to take apart a laptop. Im sure after a good cleaning it will have lower temps and i will be able to do a bit of crunching on it :D
     
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    I don't know who Anggoro is but, I am moving up fast buddy. Watch out! I am gonna cruise past you soon, VERY SOON!

    By this time next month, I think I will make it above 200.

    :rockout:
     
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    I want to start. Could you guys give me some pointers
     
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    What are your questions? Assuming you mean you want help getting started.
     
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    After a little bit of a software hiccup, I nuked my SSD's Win7 install on my main PC and have switched over to Win8 Pro. Got everything back up and running last night although I lost a good 8 FA@H WUs :(

    Now to see if production differs now that I am on Win8.
     
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    My numbers are going to be a little low today. The i7 rig got trolled by windows update.
     
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    New mini cruncher? ;)

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    Speaking of LGA 775, I received a C2D E7500 and a Lenovo OEM G41 board from Brandon today. After I play musical CPUs (E7500 is now in the 4CoreDual-SATAII at 3.15GHz, X6800 goes in the Dell Dimension E520, X3210 quad gets a BSEL mod [1066 to 1333 FSB, 2.13GHz to 2.66GHz] and goes into the Lenovo board) I should have all three running for a bit.

    However, the whole business moving thing I have alluded to for nearly a year is finally happening at the end of the month. Our lease is up at the old place, and the new place is nearly done, but the one major issue is that FPL has not changed out our single phase, center-tapped transformer yet for a three phase, Y configuration transformer since our cremation equipment relies on three phase blower motors as they last practically forever and are more efficient/simpler. We currently have a three phase diesel 10kW generator on-site, but it has to be pulled out and put away daily or it will get stolen, not to mention the expense of the fuel. Our machines still haven't been tested among other things, so there may be a possibility of my output decreasing for a while if more complications arise. We do have a dryer plug and 8 AWG wire connecting the old and new meter boxes together to provide 2/3 of the phases, but the electrician has to fix one existing circuit on the third phase where it is dead when the breaker is off, but as soon as you flip the breaker, that circuit and the entire third phase somehow becomes electrically live and it's in phase with the first phase. :wtf:
     
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    I'll have a little something special for tomorrow :)

    BTW, you guys on the S775 setups: I have some CPU's available if you're looking for an upgrade.
     
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    Got the EVGA X58 mATX/i7-930 running under Linux and crunching (3.2Ghz atm):toast:

    I have an issue with one of the DIMM slots not reading the ram... showing 4GB in the BIOS rather than 6GB using the HyperX T1 3x2GB kit.

    Hopefully I can get that sorted out soon :(
     
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    If the slot is dead, I'd say try the other set of slots and/or play with the cooler tension. Hopefully it isn't a defective board. :)

    Also, has anyone visited Geeks.com since the beginning of the month? Apparently they decided to shut down thanks to the "1000lb gorilla (probably Newegg)" and I guess they weren't competitive enough to not be in the red. I'm really going to miss picking up super cheap, dated motherboards from them as I got a handful of blue legacy ASRocks, a pretty much new Foxconn A7DA-S that I traded to popswala last year, and lots of other things like RAM from them. :cry:
     
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    Unfortunately the board will only go through restart loops if the DIMM 1 slot isn't populated. I did back off the cooler a bit but will try the same on the mounting hardware later today (using a Phanteks tower atm). It seems to be slot DIMM 3 that has the issue- will need to look into it some more to be sure. :eek:

    I saw the same thing regarding Geeks.com but figured you would know that before I would.:p Wondering if we can get access to some warehoused goodies from them dirt cheap somewhere- do you know where they are/were located?
     
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    Their retail location at 2455 Vista Way, Oceanside, California is still open, but of course I live nowhere near them. They also have a wholesale division called evertek.com but you need a business license and resale certificate and a bunch of other crap to order from them. :mad:

    It would be nice if they would just sell some stuff online from their retail location instead of completely eliminating their site. Then again, I could do without those $15 no-name power supplies.
     
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    All fixed!!! Reset the cpu and cooler and have all 6GB of memory reading properly! :toast:

    These X58's are awfully finicky aren't they? :twitch:
     
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