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by cake
Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: DFI P5BV3+ (VIA MVP3) and USB problems
Replies: 16
Views: 9269

Ground provides a zero reference for other power pins (among other things), +5V for instance is just a differential from ground. That's why some use +5V as ground and +12V as power when connecting fans to get them to spin slower (less noise etc), that way you'd get a +7V diff. As to the extra NC pin...
by cake
Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: SPAM
Replies: 18
Views: 13264

captcha FTW!!
For guest posters that is...

Wikipedia article
by cake
Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: RAM identification and speeds
Replies: 10
Views: 13478

Does this tool work?
http://www.heise.de/ct/ftp/ctspd.shtml

Was a while since I used it myself..

And congratulations on Prince V!! :D
by cake
Mon May 22, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: ALi- "G"-chipset revision, K6+-series
Replies: 21
Views: 9532

This is basically the same info as that in the missing Amptron doc.

http://www.biosman.com/biosrecovery.html

If you're going to hotflash take Uranium235's advice on selecting a proper
mobo, also note that the Asus P5A uses a large sized chip than most other
SS7 mobos and it does matter.
by cake
Fri May 19, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: ALi- "G"-chipset revision, K6+-series
Replies: 21
Views: 9532

RE: ALi- "G"-chipset revision, K6+-series

I haven't gotten the P5A rev 1.06 to work properly with a + cpu myself and atm it's somewhere in my apt busy being dead. I did try the same stuff as DonPedro, flashing most versions of the BIOS available to no avail. In regards to the hot-flashing issue, I had success using an old TX based board tha...
by cake
Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just a note
Replies: 10
Views: 9324

http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/

Works like a charm when it comes to resetting passwords, been using it
on NT/2k and XP without a hitch.
by cake
Sun Feb 19, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: Software & Tweaking
Topic: K6 hack for WinXP?
Replies: 2
Views: 5369

K6 hack for WinXP?

Long story short:

I was going to backup my nic drivers located in the system32/drivers dir on
WinXP, found a file called amdk6.sys and googled it.

Now the question is can anyone make any sense of this?
http://www.flexbeta.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=6993
by cake
Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:59 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Question about an old QDI Explorer II board and memory
Replies: 14
Views: 6221

Damnit Jim, you bring my collection of vintage equipment to shame :lol:
by cake
Sun Feb 19, 2006 5:23 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Temperature Monitoring
Replies: 19
Views: 6336

If you're looking for the hottest spot in the computer it's either that place or the backside of the CPU socket (or inside the socket itself) in my opinion. As for mounting a heatsink on the backside over the PCB vias I'd hazard a try with thermally conductive tape like this: http://www.thetechzone....
by cake
Sat Feb 18, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Temperature Monitoring
Replies: 19
Views: 6336

Is it just the temp probe you want to attach?
If so, am I right in assuming it's just a thermistor bead?
In that case you could glue it in place.
by cake
Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:39 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Temperature Monitoring
Replies: 19
Views: 6336

Yeah the PLL can be interesting to monitor as well,
I did the same as you and slapped a heatsink on it.
by cake
Sat Feb 18, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Temperature Monitoring
Replies: 19
Views: 6336

In case anyone was wondering it was my post, forgot to login..
That's what you get for crappy WLAN connections at work :p
by cake
Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:03 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Add Feature to Page
Replies: 15
Views: 12521

Think it's more down to searching for pnphpbb mods, or modifying phpbb ones.
Guess you could write one from scratch but it requires some knowledge of PHP.

Any takers?

Edit: I think it would be a nice feature, along with the fixes for time format and the goto first unread etc.
by cake
Sat Feb 18, 2006 7:59 am
Forum: Software & Tweaking
Topic: Slow restarts in WinXP/2k
Replies: 2
Views: 4562

It was actually a customer of mine that had a WinXP that took forever to reboot/shutdown.
by cake
Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: Software & Tweaking
Topic: Slow restarts in WinXP/2k
Replies: 2
Views: 4562

Slow restarts in WinXP/2k

I stumbled across the following at M$ when searching for a fix to the topic. I've tried it with good results on WinXP, thought I'd pass it along in case someone else has the same problem. The User Profile Hive Cleanup service helps to ensure user sessions are completely terminated when a user logs o...