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  • Today I went to VCFMW 18 with my father! We got there shortly before the youtuber panel started, so it was dense with people before they went down to the room where the talks were.
    I got a couple Xeon Phis for $20 each and an old SGI workstation.
    I might've bricked my Z77 board :(
    I made an attempt at adding Above 4G decoding using the guide here, and I guess something went awry at some point (probably with the flashing process), because now it can't POST...
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    Would love to know how you attempted it. Also if you dont have flashback I made a guide on how to manually flash eeprom. It applies to mobo and GPU (or any programable eeprom)

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    I had previously flashed another custom BIOS onto this board using USB BIOS FlashBack. I tried doing that again with the same file name.
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    update: this board sat in my closet for about half a year. Today I tried the USB flashback again, and it worked - my dumb ass wasn't leaving the USB in long enough, so it never got to fully update.
    Here it is put together and also naked
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    Going on a vacation starting on Tuesday! I won't have WCG running during that time (roughly a week).
    My Z77 board arrived today! The air cooler that was included is in irreparable condition - the retention plate thing is completely separated and from the heat pipes… thankfully the CPU and board look fine. It came with an i7, but I really want to attempt some FSB overclocking with my Pentium G2020.

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    can you pull down the heatpipes again? use thermal glue to keep them in place
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    I tried getting the heat pipes back into the metal block, but the grooves they go into are too small for manual repair. I also managed to swap the cpu backplate from another 1155 board, so now I have a different cooler installed and working.
    I couldn't find any good pictures of the video card inside the Compaq Portable, so I removed the one inside mine and it looks pretty neat. Does anyone happen to know how much video memory it has? If I had to guess, probably like 128 kilobytes or something like that.
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    I couldn't find any good pictures of the video card inside the Compaq Portable
    I just realized how bad the picture quality is LOL
    oh well, it is a screenshot of the original photo anyways (because of the file size limit) :oops:
    I never heard of frozencpu.com until today, and I am very disappointed that it is closing. There is so much cool stuff for sale I wish I'd known about earlier. Something I find interesting is a LAN harness that carries a PC tower, pc peripherals, and cables. Here's a photo. I saw that there are XSPC 560mm rads for sale, which I didn't know exist until now.
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    I have been considering getting an AIDA64 license. The 30-day trial thing is pretty annoying. I noticed the trial period reset once I downloaded a version that was a bit older, and I reckon my cache/mem speeds will get too inaccurate if I download older and older versions.
    Today I received a mid-2010 21.5in iMac from a friend of a family member. I replaced the old hard drive (per request of previous owner) and put it back together. I powered it up and didn't get a video output. It does chime, the hard drive spins up, and I think I can hear the fans, so that's kinda promising. It's a neat machine, so it would be nice to get working.
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    Specs:
    3.06 GHz i3-540 (my first computer with an LGA-1156 CPU)
    2x2GB 1333MHz SODIMMs
    Radeon HD 4670
    previous HDD was 500GB, new HDD is random WD Blue 2TB
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    update: I finally cleaned it out a few days ago and generally reseated everything. Unfortunately, the screen remains black and I can't even get a signal from the mini DP. I could try and diagnose the bad part(s) but the assembly/disassembly process is too time-consuming for me. Might just bring it to a recycling center after taking out the CPU, HDD, and RAM.
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