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by tazwegion
Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Socket 7 into 2011
Replies: 47
Views: 29247

Re: Socket 7 into 2011

Linux... I don't know who got the "brilliant" idea of requiring i686 or higher as default, so many current distros doesn't work. Ubuntu, which is the most popular right now, simply doesn't work as support was explicitely dropped in 11.x. And future doesn't look bright... I hate to say it but you're...
by tazwegion
Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 52
Views: 41118

You really can still use Socket7 systems today for surfing the internet and Microsoft Office applications without any problems. Running Win2K such a system only uses 100 - 200 MB of RAM - so who needs Win7? Linux isn't RAM hungry either and it's a nice break from the MS offerings (currently running...
by tazwegion
Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Acer AL1916W LCD powerboard capacitor re-population
Replies: 5
Views: 7932

I've still got 14 & 15" CRT's floating around as redundancy backups :lol:
by tazwegion
Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acer AL1916W LCD powerboard capacitor re-population
Replies: 5
Views: 7932

19" I haven't got my hands on anything bigger yet :twisted:
by tazwegion
Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acer AL1916W LCD powerboard capacitor re-population
Replies: 5
Views: 7932

Acer AL1916W LCD powerboard capacitor re-population

I've had this monitor for a while and I'm probably the third owner it's had (my family share upgrade discards), I was naturally curious about the condition of it's capacitors after hearing of others with venting components causing all kinds of collateral damage... from flickering displays to rupture...
by tazwegion
Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 52
Views: 41118

Thanks, it's good to be back :twisted:
by tazwegion
Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:51 am
Forum: Software & Tweaking
Topic: Anyone try "vLite" (Vista Lite) on Socket 7 system
Replies: 1
Views: 3860

Not yet... but thanks for the link, I used to operate 98Lite back in the day and was very happy with it's performance and though this is unlikely from the same author it looks promising 8)
by tazwegion
Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:48 am
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: New Machine based on HP case
Replies: 13
Views: 26599

Very creative solution Jim! :D


Those Scythe thermal devices certainly look the part, personally I've always wanted one of those Cooler Master Musketeers but they're getting a little thin on the ground here abouts and TBH they're more form than function :wink:
by tazwegion
Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 52
Views: 41118

Taz I've got more than I'll ever use. Tell you what, PM me your address and I'll send you one of each. How could anyone refuse such generosity? give me time to build up funds in my Paypal account to at least cover the shipping costs okay? :) The ASUS is the better board though it has far less cache...
by tazwegion
Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: no 133mhz bus on PCCHips M598 sis530 version 5 no onboard
Replies: 4
Views: 5615

No doing it the easy way for you...Hmmmmmm? :twisted: Okay, there is a labour intensive method of altering your clock settings to achieve higher than 100Mhz FSB, ultimately it involves swapping out your PLL reference crystal (see picture below) and installing a slightly higher rated component, I've ...
by tazwegion
Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 52
Views: 41118

I've always had a hankering for DFI mainboards, but seriously Jim you keep them (and build more K6X beasts) I'm sure if I keep my ear to the ground one will simply fall into my lap (currently I'm overstocked with s462/s370 parts & systems) :wink: Now that I note K6Plus has an "other platforms" sub f...
by tazwegion
Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: SCX (My at-X Box)
Replies: 44
Views: 41981

I totally understand without working there'll be no funds for PC upgrades/modifications, still you beat me to a Quad core well done!... I'm still running a single core Athlon64 :lol:
by tazwegion
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: SCX (My at-X Box)
Replies: 44
Views: 41981

Oh... me likey! :twisted:

So it's now officially 2011 where are you at with this system build Jim? any revised components/modifications? :D
by tazwegion
Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 52
Views: 41118

Yeah... that's the seller I was referring to, greedy ain't the word for it! :P
by tazwegion
Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 52
Views: 41118

I used to have one also, but the fact that they were just a stock K6-2 500 factory OC'ed was very apparent, as it ran hot, was unstable and wouldn't OC one extra MHz, so i had no fondness for it. The factory 550's were better than an enthusiast OC as the factory deemed it more stable than the 533/5...