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25. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 14, 2013, 13:15 jdreyer
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 14, 2013, 11:58:
Meh computers is a sore spot for me.. I did an extremely stupid update back in the days. Now I am on a hexacore AMD 1090T... with 16GB ram and a mobo that can neither handle the RAM properly (at fully speed) nor my 512gb SSD. (it's about half as fast as it could be..) not even my GPU (pci-e 2.0 vs pci-e 3.0) and an X-FI Audio (now you can laugh, but this card still works, and I will not replace it with onboard sound, I have sadly a high-end but older 5.1 sound system so no optical digital input...

And now the cpu fan is starting to make squeaky noises (you know how it is with AMD standard fans.. I absolutely hated them back in the days, it is always the -1- fan in my PC that breaks. ALWAYS.

I wish there was some way to just.. sell the PC without HDD's and GPU. But here in Germany I have no idea how to even APPROACH selling a PC that has some parts but not all parts (GPU and HDD would be missing). There is no market for it! Modern desktop PC's are so cheap nobody is buying old PC's...

I sound like a old person damnit! But I don't wanna throw away a 6 core CPU that still can handle everything on the planet (except Planetside 2)

What's the CPU problem specifically? Have you flashed the motherboard BIOS (sorry if too obvious)? It sounds like a BIOS issue. If the parts were incompatible, it seems to me they wouldn't work at all. I've not heard of parts only working at half speed b/c of the CPU. Is the SSD "slow" b/c it's hooked up to SATA 3 instead of SATA 6? It should still be way faster than a HDD even on SATA 3.

Replacing the CPU fan is pretty simple though. Here's what I have in my machine, and it only cost me $27 USD. I added an extra fan so I have 2 x 12cm running in a push-pull config. You can't go wrong with any of the Coolermaster Hyper series coolers.

Is there no equiv of Craigslist in Germany? CL is so old I can't imagine that someone in Germany hasn't copied it.

I get what you mean about not getting rid of old PCs. I have 7 here that I'm not using (not including the 3 that are used). I keep thinking that I'll convert them to linux servers or something, but never seem to find the time. It's driving my wife crazy.
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