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  1. J

    PCI-E question

    The capacitors came in today so I looked at the power supply and determined I could do it with the soldering equipment I have at home. Got the caps installed and the computer works great. Originally I had an issue that I thought was a problem with the 32" HDTV where it looked a little like...
  2. J

    PCI-E question

    I went ahead and wired in the plug for the USB hub into a male molex connector so it could plug into a power supply cable versus just being hard wired. I also put some heat shrink on the end of the terminals where the wires are attached so that there was more strength there since the cables...
  3. J

    PCI-E question

    The supply is as clean as i could get it. No real dust on the inside.
  4. J

    PCI-E question

    I'd probably not run my 500 watt at 500 watts. That said I did run a high speed 3" fan (moves as much air as a 5") in the supply all its life to keep it as cool as possible so I'm sure that helped extend its life as heat is the enemy of electronics.
  5. J

    PCI-E question

    I doubt that I'd want the best video card though as the processor is older. Here's a reply in an older topic I started in 2018. So I can at least use those and pretty much any card that can run on a 500 watt power supply. I doubt the motherboard is drawing much power itself as the air coming...
  6. J

    PCI-E question

    Agreed. Caps are on their way.
  7. J

    PCI-E question

    Will do. Just have to replace the six capacitors and it's good as new. Also the air coming out of the supply is still cool so the fan will be fine as is. When I take it to work to replace the caps I may also at that time wire in the power plug for the USB hub so it gets the +5V from the...
  8. J

    PCI-E question

    The computer works with the power supply. I am well pleased.
  9. J

    PCI-E question

    Doesn't really matter now, but I was wrong about the original motherboard connector of the power supply having just 20 pins. It has 20 pins, but there's a slide on four pin connector with +5 +12 +3.3 and ground so it would actually be a 24 pin. Now the power supply has been running the last...
  10. J

    PCI-E question

    I do. At home I have several scopes (over 10 last count) of various ages with nothing newer than maybe early 90s, but at work I have much better equipment. Measuring with a DMM all ripple was under 20mV. Will check with a scope to be sure. Not sure how its working with those two bad caps, but...
  11. J

    PCI-E question

    Sure I could have gotten a new supply, but I'm not one to just replace something when it only needs a few parts known to be higher failure items due to the cheaper quality of the parts used. Now had they used the same brand for those two that they did for the four they might not have even been...
  12. J

    PCI-E question

    Here's the caps I need. 3300uF 6.3V X1 2200uF 6.3V X1 2200uF 16V X2 2200uF 10V X1 1500uF 10V X1 Only the first two were bad, although they were a different brand than the others. The rest will be replaced as well given they are also on outputs. So to simplify...
  13. J

    PCI-E question

    Certain caps in the power supplies usually fail and once replaced with new quality caps the supply is usually good for at least a few more years. What i feel really helped this supply is the fact that I pulled a lot of air through it due to the high speed fan which kept the supply much cooler...
  14. J

    PCI-E question

    Now the power connector for the DVD drive is different so I will need that adapter, but what I will do is splice that cable into the SATA power cable the external power supply has so that I'm only needing to run three cables inside the computer. Concerning the cables I'm going to splice, I may...
  15. J

    PCI-E question

    Here's a picture of the supply. Here's a picture of the high speed fan I bought from Radio Shack many years ago. Makes a heck of a racket on 12 volts, but runs much quieter on +5Vdc while still moving enough air. Now I did power up the supply and verified the voltages were the same as what...
  16. J

    PCI-E question

    The one sided ones were earlier I believe. Tempted to go ahead and do the mod most of the way as I have a good antek power supply from an xp computer that I think is maybe 500 watts, but i want one with a 120mm fan though.
  17. J

    PCI-E question

    I have several of the one sided 12" 78's
  18. J

    PCI-E question

    I have no cassettes, but have 45's 33's 78's 8 tracks and reel to reels. Used to play my 78's until I forgot some were sitting on top of a console radio one day and went to tip it forward and heard them hit the floor and break.
  19. J

    PCI-E question

    That's a Sansui 2050C
  20. J

    PCI-E question

    Definitely.
  21. J

    PCI-E question

    If you mean the reel to reel to the rear left of the case that is an AKAI GX-255. The thing directly behind the case is an FM tuner.
  22. J

    PCI-E question

    Now here's the idea I had. My plan is to get two metal pieces and put on each end to support the rear cover given it is hinged. The metal will run from the end of the rear panel to the front of the case. Then I may add a pair of 1" feet to the front so the screen is tilted back properly. If...
  23. J

    PCI-E question

    Hmmmmmm what I wonder is this. Could I leave the back of the computer open and fabricate a bracket to hold a video and the audio card in place so they plug in directly to the motherboard using the existing extension cables that came with the motherboard? Perhaps I could get a piece of metal...
  24. J

    PCI-E question

    I could, but if I'm doing that I'd rather build with new.
  25. J

    PCI-E question

    There's no room at all inside to mount a video card period. Maybe I can figure a way to mount it to the rear of the case on the outside then a short cable will work for sure. Here's a picture of the inside of the computer.
  26. J

    15.4" LCD panel question

    The screen is fine. Its the cable and backlight driver that I need. Well at least the cable as the backlight driver i maybe can fix as i have another identical computer and i can compare voltages on the driver board to determine the fault.
  27. J

    PCI-E question

    Dang that may or may not work. Too bad the board and case is so small. Oh I could install a video card inside the computer, but height would have to be small far as any heatsinks and fan is concerned plus I'd have to remove the PCI audio card I have inside and either go with a USB sound card or...
  28. J

    15.4" LCD panel question

    It is a desktop. I use the internal and an external monitor though. So I'd need some sort of solution. If i could find the cable I might be able to fix the driver and be ok. But if I need the driver that may be a problem.
  29. J

    PCI-E question

    I would need the one for the smaller PCI-E slot although I do have the longer slot as well. Provided a good video card is made for the shorter PCI-E slot as that would be less of a cable to manage. I was only guessing on the 3' Probably only need a little over 1' The first page shows a photo...
  30. J

    PCI-E question

    Ok I've pulled the motherboard and tried to fit it in the larger case. Could not see an easy way to do it so I'm not going to be able to do that. What I need is a cable of maybe 3' that can extend the PCI-E slot so that I can run the card external to the PC. I know there's external PCI-E...
  31. J

    Processor question

    Agreed. I prefer things to run as reasonably cool as possible.
  32. J

    Processor question

    Thanks. Now to figure out if the performance gains are worth buying the same processor for my other identical computer. Only bad thing is two cores are stuck at 1600MHz which might be motherboard related unless that's just how the processor is. I did notice things seemed to load faster and...
  33. J

    Processor question

    I got the processor installed. Works great. Tried with the original heatsink and it averaged around 130F with a few minor things running. Tried the better heatsink from the other computer and it is 118F with a few minor things running. So I'll order another heatsink for the other computer.
  34. J

    PCI-E question

    Ill have to look into that.
  35. J

    PCI-E question

    Won't work. The adapter is missing pin 6. Suppose that if I can find the right insertion/extraction tool I could move pin 5 to pin 6 and move it to the correct contact on the 24 pin connector. However that inserts a failure point as the 24 pin connector has to connect to another connector...
  36. J

    15.4" LCD panel question

    I have an all in one desktop from 2010 that uses a 15.4" LCD panel with built in LED backlight (too thin to use a CCFL) which I have found is also used in some Apple laptops. The part number of the panel is LP154WP4-TLA1 Panel specs...
  37. J

    PCI-E question

    Here's a photo from the motherboard manual. Looks like the 3.3 volts isn't used by the motherboard.
  38. J

    Processor question

    I have the processor on order. Should arrive Tuesday Sep 29. Will try it out and report back. If it works great I'll order another for the other identical computer provided there's enough of a performance boost over the Q9100 to justify the price. I find it amazing how with a few simple...
  39. J

    PCI-E question

    Yes all colors match the 24 pin ATX connector. So it should be as simple as getting a new power supply and splicing the 10 pin connector in.
  40. J

    PCI-E question

    Double post
  41. J

    PCI-E question

    Here's a photo showing the pinout and voltages.
  42. J

    PCI-E question

    Ok. I'll measure them when I get home and report back.
  43. J

    PCI-E question

    Oh ok so would the individual wire colors be the same between the 10 pin and 24 pin connectors? I also need to measure the voltages at each pin to make sure what they are.
  44. J

    PCI-E question

    I'll count again but an older supply i have i think only has 20 pins on the main connector. Perhaps currently available supplies have 24 pins.
  45. J

    PCI-E question

    So how would the 24 pin to 10 pin adapter work when I'd need to plug in the four pin cable to the motherboard directly when the main connector is only 20 pins ? Now for this one I'd also add a VGA monitor in addition to the built in display and a 32' HDTV. I can just use the built in VGA port...
  46. J

    PCI-E question

    Trying to use it as the board is still pretty good for most things i do with a computer. Now concerning the motherboard connector on computer power supplies are the wire colors standardized as far as computer power supplies go? If so I could splice in my 10 pin connector to a new power supply...
  47. J

    PCI-E question

    I was wrong about the pins. I'd need a 20 pin to 10 pin adapter with the right pinout. I could use the original supply, but that would limit me on video cards. I could get a better power supply of the same size and manufacturer which might have the same 10 pin connector. Here's the stock supply.
  48. J

    PCI-E question

    Oh ok. I did see where there are 24 pin to 10 pin adapters, but I would need to find what pins are what on the motherboard and see if they match up.
  49. J

    PCI-E question

    The power plugs to the motherboard look standard. At least it has the standard big connector and smaller four pin one. ATX and AUX power.
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