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by smoke
Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: socket 478 mobo won't always boot
Replies: 23
Views: 15244

stevenaaus wrote:Had a look at the caps. Didn't see anything... but visibility was generally
not good, and those next to the CPU were quite obscured.
Flashlight!

Have you tried stripping it down to CPU/RAM/Video and clearing CMOS?
by smoke
Fri Nov 18, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: socket 478 mobo won't always boot
Replies: 23
Views: 15244

That last guest post was me.
by smoke
Sun Nov 13, 2005 2:24 am
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: socket 478 mobo won't always boot
Replies: 23
Views: 15244

Re: socket 478 mobo won't always boot

stevenaaus wrote:my cel2.4/U8668grand often won't powerup.
Check the capacitors on the board very closely to see if any are bulging, or leaking.
by smoke
Sun Nov 13, 2005 2:07 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Can a K6-III 400 handle a good DivX movie on an MVP4?
Replies: 14
Views: 4959

Jim, I tried it with a K6-II+ at 600Mhz, using 384MB SDRAM, Via MVP3 at 100Mhz, ATI Radeon 7000, and Power DVD 5 and WinDVD 4, and it still was not smooth. Close, but noticably not smooth for enjoyment. Did you have DMA enabled on the DVD drive? If it wasnt, this could solve the problem. Using winX...
by smoke
Tue Sep 13, 2005 6:34 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Local Area Connection Problems
Replies: 38
Views: 9254

what IP address were you trying to ping? If you arent sure how to find its IP, just type "ipconfig /all" at the command prompt, then look for "Default Gateway" and to the right of that will be there routers IP address.
by smoke
Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:09 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Local Area Connection Problems
Replies: 38
Views: 9254

Jim, I cant really tell you much from those numbers. The bandwidth and latency are quite bad, BUT that could simply be because your landlord was using a lot of bandwidth at the time. As KachiWachi mentioned also, I wanted you to ping the dlink router itself. Dont worry about checking anything outsid...
by smoke
Sun Sep 11, 2005 6:55 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Local Area Connection Problems
Replies: 38
Views: 9254

OK The latest is the logging on & off problem has returned, but this time with a difference. I can now read news stories on my XP side, but I can't come here. Every time I try, I get the "Network Cable is Disconnected" popup and "Windoze" can't find the page. Right now I am on my 98 boot which allo...
by smoke
Sun Sep 11, 2005 6:20 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Oh my God!
Replies: 73
Views: 23149

I just find it a little odd that Epox would give the K6+ CPU's the correct recognition in their BIOS's but not expand the Write Allocation feature for them. I use Rawpower to enable WA on my board but it would be convenient if it was handled in the BIOS. I had always thought my epox mvp3g5 was enab...
by smoke
Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:59 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: change memory speed within windows?
Replies: 7
Views: 2605

You have a few solutions for some of your problems. You can buy a better heatsink fan, I would recommend a Zalman like one of these... . Replace your heatsink, but only if you notice it affecting your system in some way. Just because it's hot doesn't mean it's not working... Passive cooling (heatsi...
by smoke
Sun Aug 14, 2005 7:33 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: change memory speed within windows?
Replies: 7
Views: 2605

D'oh, didn't even see that! The URL text is the same colour as the rest of the text for me... ...of course now that it works normally, you'll feel the urge to start overclocking it a bit to get more performance :twisted: I would love to, unfortunately I wont be able to. This board has no means of a...
by smoke
Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:52 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: change memory speed within windows?
Replies: 7
Views: 2605

Thanks, clearing CMOS did the trick. I cant believe that in the 9 or so weeks Ive had this problem that I didnt think of that. I gained 10fps in cs source (increased from 48 to 58 ) now that im running 133/133 (fsb/mem) rather than 133/100. Im noticing the performance gains in other places too. FYI ...
by smoke
Thu Jul 21, 2005 8:08 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: change memory speed within windows?
Replies: 7
Views: 2605

change memory speed within windows?

Is it at all possible to change the memory speed within windows? I just want to be clear that I am referring to memory speed, not the CPU front side bus speed. I have an asus socket A board ( a7s8x-mx ) that is not letting me run my RAM in sync with with my CPU's FSB, rather it is forcing it to run ...
by smoke
Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:53 pm
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: VIA EPIA SP 8000, a great replacement for the K6-III+
Replies: 48
Views: 28775

Interesting stuff this way --> My Athlon mini-ITX
by smoke
Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:00 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: EPoX MVP3G5 memmory
Replies: 12
Views: 4120

I was using 640MB pc133 (2x256MB + 1x128MB) without problems, currently back down to 2x256MB because I needed the 128 for something else. As others have mentioned, you need a double sided 256MB DIMM (8 chips per side).
by smoke
Mon May 16, 2005 8:50 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: What's the best SS7 mainboard?
Replies: 8
Views: 2876

RE: What

Well one bonus of the epox board is that the latest BIOS has full support for the + series chips, so no modified bios is needed. To my knowledge Epox and Soyo were the only companies to offer support for the k6-X+ chips. I think a side effect of the full bios support is that no special utils (like o...