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Master Binky

Member Since 26 Jul 2011
Offline Last Active Mar 27 2014 05:16 AM

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In Topic: Looking for a new TV, trying to stay fairly basic.

03 February 2014 - 07:42 AM

I never minded brands like Westinghouse since the ones I've had/setup used good panels and skimped on other stuff to get their price down like stylish housing and sound components. Which works out to be a good deal if you have any kind of seperate sound setup.

In Topic: video artifacts created by something other then video card.

24 January 2014 - 08:37 AM

Some BIOS have memory test options in them. Other than that, I would suggest a bootable memory testor on a USB drive, there were a few out there when I used to repair computers regularly. You can run that a few times to verify it's that stick, memory slot, or a particular memory slot and stick combination.

In Topic: Turtle Rock's Evolve

13 January 2014 - 11:49 AM

For some reason when I first pictured this game, I thought of Monster Hunter in L4D styling with the monster being played by a person. Now I want that to be a thing, as well as whatever they are actually making.  

In Topic: is going up to 1.3v safe at 4.4 ghz?

08 January 2014 - 10:31 AM

The trick doesn't involve a second potato does it?

In Topic: Capacitor replacement

07 January 2014 - 09:05 AM

It's only two solder points, but like they have said already a good soldering iron & tip are a must unless you can make up for it with skill (at which point you'd have the proper tools...). The ones I've seen go bad are typically surrounded and a pain to work on which is why you don't want to half ass it on the tools. Since you say they are about to pop I am going to assume they're electrolytic capacitors.


With that in mind, make sure you make note of the polarity of the one you are removing and the one you replace it with. As long as you replace it with the same voltage & farad rated capacitor (and the same type which I’m assuming it’s electrolytic) you will be fine for awhile. If the capacitor failed, it isn’t uncommon for it to have been under heavier use  due to something else on its’ last legs if whatever it is hasn’t failed completely (and possibly something after it may not be doing well either). So it is also generally good to buy something along the lines of a higher quality Japanese capacitor with better tolerances and specs than what you’re replacing for a higher success rate.


Don’t go in there with high expectations if it’s audio related, that..it’s just too subjective there. Good luck and hope none of the traces lift on you. Fragile little bastards.


edit: I don't know if you have decent local source options, if you don't I like mouser or digikey for buying online.