Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by shane41, Jan 28, 2014.
I'm still tired from helping you move that entertainment cabinet !
Tell me you didnt use a Belt sander
Go to you local farm suppler/s shop & ask for some phosphric acid
( the main ingredience in De-Oxidine, Old school Painting/Panel Beating)
"Farmers use it to adjust ph levels"
dilute it down with water,
"all ways add acid/ chemical to water"
than give the rusted surface a wipe with it, than rinse with water and dry it off, "Dont do it in the sun" or you will have trouble with painting it
"any white powder left is just wiped off with a dry rag before undercoating
An old wifes tale is that you have to get the surface sparkling, before all traces of rust are gone
malasuse will remove rust to, but you need to leave it soaking for ages
Rust converter is like a Dremel
is all i can say
Sure you didnt pick up crabs on that road trip
Dam that sucker is big
Might have some more interesting bits for ya shaneo! Came into possession of some old nvidia cards!
Well, I'd hardly consider a 3650 as "particularly much win".
Passmark 144 = like a 6800GT
The fastest AGP were the 3850 and 4670 - about 3 times quite (passmark 430 or so)
Basically they are PCI-e cards with a Bridge Chip to communicate with AGP bus. So a 3850 PCI-e did 542 and the AGP did 432 (25% less) but that wasn't the AGP Bus getting saturated, but the bridge chip not coping.
It wasn't quite as good as that when I collected it... I spent about 1/2 a day cleaning and polishing that bloody thing.
Did you get all 3 of the LEDs in the front intake slots working? And that cylindrical temperature gauge thingy, did you notice that you can rotate it by pressing the lock button on one side or the other?
Happy with that video card Coops.
Next best is a x800, so getting there.
Plenty of early pci-e on ebay,good ones too & cheap.
But the good agp are contested.
Case is damn nice thankyou. Super happy with it actually.
Put one of my best systems in it.
But all a bit on the back burner while I sort this jungle & actually
find what the hell is in here.
I have one of those - it seems OK at least to 1024x768 in XP, but needs a good clean and new thermal pads or paste.
What did you do about the missing 5.25" rails? Seller went quiet and I had nothing suitable even in my Antec cases of the same era. GRRR why do case manufacturers change things like rails... it's not like they need to revise the design every time they make a new "skin"
Look at what I just bought...
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Now I have somewhere to store my shit, instead of piling it on top it more shit. Jelly?
After seeing your Case de-rusting method, I'll just get you to come and fix it.
HEY - since it was already half way there, how come you didn't go for a Komm Rust scheme on that AT case?
Yeah, but you'd only need 1/4 that if you had some horizontal surfaces like I now have
BTW - the eBay shelving seems cheap at $170 per 2m x 2m bay, but I ended up spending $1100 on it (plus the $340 per month for the storage hire). Gosh it's costly having to make a safe home for all our old crap.
Interesting board - does the TNT2 have its own memory or does is use the SDRAM?
Shame no AGP slot.
TNT2 would have its own RAM.
It does, you can see the four ram ICs directly above the tnt2 chip
The latest systems above look to be in rather good condition. I guess I am used to seeing them full of dust/rubbish/blown componenets haha :/
My personal favourites are mice/rat nests in the case
That said, some pcs have that much dust around the cpu, it may as well be a birds nest
Also, I love the use of the $1.50 DC bucks you've used, they are handy ey
That said, if you wanted a fixed RPM/voltage then I would have just put a power resistor in series with it TBH.
A better solution than what you've got would be a linearised thermistor setup so the voltage/rpm is adjusted on the fly according to the cpu heatsink temps (similar to what the PWM signal from the motherboard is supposed to do, as heat/load rises from cpu load, fan rpm increases to compensate). You would mount the thermistor parallel to the 'voltage adjustment' pot and run the thermistor down to the heatsink and mount it with some thermal tape or thermal adhesive compound. I used this setup quite a lot as it is an extremely easy way to setup a thermal tracking fan controller with very minimal effort.
Hey Shane, how tall are the trailer sides, only asking cause you need a step ladder to get in its
Looks the good nows
What a Shane "shame" i mean, all that alloy
Needs more 'hungry boards'
No rush and you're aware I'm in Laidley right? If necessary I will meet you somewhere closer to Brisbane and bring the boxes of sh... Useful parts I have here for your perusal ;-)