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Everything posted by cjloki

  1. i started lurking here in 2007 and finally decided to come up for air in 2008 and so green and wet behind the ears... But Verran and Roadrunner and Hrdnrg were about the most helpful members and quite a few laughs... It was most entertaining back then !!
  2. i was just thinin' bout the old days... weekly polls thread is closed, Andrew hasn't posted any dirty photoshop pics for years and things gettin dry n dusty in the members lounge... but verran is still here in spirit !! lols
  3. the DFI Lanparty days may be over but back in 2007-8 when I first came on here this was what was happening ! and it was alot of fun up in here tooOCC FTW !!
  4. you too oldtimer ! be good to yourself over there !!
  5. yes that's good and one of these days a new video solution to retire the gt8500 or give it to the hubby... so just one thought on intel versus amd and it's this; within the last few years it has come to light that intel chips have been leaking data and primarily due to design flaws that allow unscrupulous hackers to infiltrate and exploit confidential data. So with that in mind I will not build another Intel machine until they close the door and keep it closed... I know I'm not the only member in here that feels this way but frankly I think it's too late (apologize for the negativity) as some really bad news about other foreign governments and spies getting into our government and corporate networks and files has been in the news a lot lately... and it has probably been going on for much longer than we know about, but intel is off the table for me that's for sure... Happy new year ! and be good to yourself over there !! Intel Info
  6. actually according to the corsair specs for the 550w, the psu has the 8pin connector for atx power which perhaps can be separated into 2 four pins (some do and some don't) that link together to make it into 8(or an 8 with a 4 branching off) but they do say 8pin and so as you've mentioned both the 24pin and the 8pin need power for it to work. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/591721-REG/Corsair_CMPSU_550VX_VX550W_550W_Computer_Power.html/specs ...if you must get a new psu then yes ...and good grief those old 8500gt cards were the shit back in the day but it sounds like either video card is kaput or the pcie slot is worn out and not properly connecting to the positions on the card. Another possibility is that the pcie has a broken/loose connection so check and make sure it secured to the mobo and no cracked/broken solder joints. If all that is seemingly good and solid then perhaps it's time to consider clearing the cmos and starting over (i have never built an nForce mobo however there were quite a few on here back then) and you'd have to google that or perhaps one of these nice folks has that experience... but if you can get that old beast into bios then you can do something with it... and the one last thing i can think of is checking the drivers but if you aren't getting video then that's a moot point... if the man of the house can do a safe boot into win7 then perhaps the proper drivers are there already and he can work it, but anyway Madame there are lots of guys on OCC who have more experience than me so there you go ! hang in there Ms. Lisa
  7. This I'd like to see ! ...would you kindly keep us posted ? and some pics would be amazing... You know your mister man can mess around with that ol' 939 all he wants to and it'll never be a 1366... but do have fun with that and make it happen !!
  8. Merry Christmas to all ! Thank You OCC !!
  9. MS. Lisa I gather you like to fix things and all but perhaps that ol' rusty bucket is due to be retired... you ought to be able to build a really modern replacement for $300-$500 if you are prudent and selective and use your old hardware where applicable... that machine is pretty much a dinosaur ma'am and you could do better if you have the resources... just sayin'
  10. Well welcome lyees, glad to have you onboard ! it's always good to have someone around who is willing to figure things out rather than toss 'em out... while I myself am not familiar with the socket AM3/938 platforms I assure you that there are plenty of members here who are experienced and willing to lend assistance where needed... you will likely need to list full specs of the unit in question, for instance CPU, type of RAM and quantity , the motherboard if known, video card/s, PSU, Operating system, and any other specifications you can think of along with circumstances, symptoms or problems and any issues noticed prior to it's dying... everything will be helpful and more is better for figuring out what is going on with the machine... sincerely cj
  11. well i'm in now (about 1930hrs central time) and playing way outside my comfort zone as a corpo and experienced level 3... so far just getting set up and the feel for it ... amazing visuals !!
  12. steam isn't letting me go yet
  13. well i don't have any idea when I'm gonna have the time to actually sit down and play this (it looks amazing) but I went ahead and added it to my steam a few minutes ago... It seems there are several of us from the club that are preloaded and ready to go when it goes live... Right now I'm hoping we have an online option so we can meet up and team like Left for Dead... and there is a new game ready driver for this; GeForce 460.79 dated December 09, 2020
  14. ooh cow you got braggin' rights !! immma wait for 5nm...
  15. ok i'm not the most knowledgeable person out here but i've never known a mobo to be os specific... i don't believe the mobo cares in the least which os you install. And today's modern ubuntu has certainly come a long way from where it was 10 years ago...
  16. ...and B&H has that nvr1218 for a reasonable price which lets me add cams a couple at a time... this could be something to consider...
  17. I have had some success with this in a past life but it now belongs to the x-significant other person... but this is exactly the kinds of things I need to see !
  18. now that I'm starting to get settled into my new house it has become clear that imma need to build a small budget minded yet semi-powerful camserver for 24/7 overwatch of say 10 cameras. I'm thinking of mini atx or itx with most likiely a new ryzen and modest amounts of ram and storage for the job. I am really getting with the new amd and have loved the x570 tuf but it seems like way overkill for this application. so im open to ideas and suggestions for cam and security options if anyone has some thoughts and experience it would be greatly appreciated thanx cj
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