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by Jito463
Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Bad bad capacitors
Replies: 94
Views: 166049

Well, since it was recently resurrected, I thought I'd add another board to the list. My Gigabyte K8N Pro-SLI board recently died. Fortunately, I was able to find a replacement K8N Ultra-9 (no need for SLI). The bad caps are KZG 6.3v at 3300uf, two of them right next to the CPU. Interestingly enough...
by Jito463
Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:21 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: E-SATA MB ports appear to be dead
Replies: 8
Views: 1927

According to Foxconn's website, the eSATA port is on a secondary controller, so it will not show up in the BIOS. You might want to check and see if the second controller is enabled in the BIOS. Also, it looks like the eSATA port is tied together with another internal SATA port, so you might want to ...
by Jito463
Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: X1650 Pro on an old board.
Replies: 6
Views: 3072

Yes, that card will work fine, so long as you have sufficient power to run it. Ignore all the nonsense about voltages. AGP 2x and below were the ones with different voltage requirements. 4x and 8x AGP have the same voltage, and both your MoBo and card are 8x AGP.
by Jito463
Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any Guesses How Long LGA 1366 Will Be Supported?
Replies: 3
Views: 1399

Also keep in mind that while Intel supports their socket styles longer, it does NOT guarantee compatibility with the older CPU's. We've been carrying G31, P43 and P45 based MoBo's at work, and they will absolutely NOT work with any Celeron D, Pentium 4 or Pentium D processor. They will only work wit...
by Jito463
Thu May 22, 2008 7:39 am
Forum: Web Site
Topic: AMD Phenom 9850 X4 Black Edition CPU Review
Replies: 4
Views: 9722

My biggest question is, why no real-world benchmarks? Why only synthetics? Synthetic benchmarks have their place, no doubt, but real-world is where the true test lies. Synthetics can be optimized for specific processors. Real-world apps and games can be too, but it's less likely since they (the deve...