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Offline Sim_8_3  
#1 Posted : Thursday, April 7, 2016 3:48:50 AM(UTC)
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I have an Asus C90s, it's a Dino compared to some models out there, can only use a max of 3 GB memory recognized I haven't done any benchmarks for it in while like Sandra or anything like that, I try to keep it cool as much as possible but being this is a desktop replacement, cooling is a very big problem not to mention the turbo fan only goes on when the CPU is being stressed which is very bad for the already crippled Nvidia 8600m GT GPU, I'll post my rant about that in the appropriate section, but for the most part cooling can be achieved by certain mods, some easy some not so easy. I'm ashamed to admit given I have recently revisited AMD based systems, the mobo is an Intel based architecture and is running an Intel core 2 Duo E7500, running at 2.93 GHZ not overclocked,by the way the Turboclock overclocking that is native to Asus does not work with this CPU it can only reduced the CPU speed, the only way to overclock it is using 3rd party software like Clockgen. While this isn't bad for everyday browsing and occasional video production, 2 cores is just not cutting it, their is also a C90P mobo which I had bought from China a couple years ago and it can run a Xeon Quad which is still slow compared to todays standards and it can take up to 8 GB memory, but for some darn reason I can't update the BIOS on that one to even recognize a core 2, the BIOS is very old and I can't do anything with the Windows I have installed on that drive, if anyone can help me figure this out I would really appreciate it, so far I have had no luck on the net finding anyone who can figure this out. So their it is albeit a bit of a rant and a bit of a plea for help.

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#2 Posted : Thursday, April 7, 2016 8:31:55 AM(UTC)
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Erm, have you not contacted support or anything?
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#3 Posted : Thursday, April 7, 2016 4:55:53 PM(UTC)
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No, due to the fact that the mobo is at least 10 years old, long out of any kind warranty and any support for it would be out of pocket and rather high cost and some have been able to flash the BIOS with no problem but I flash it and it still stays the same, I suspect it may need a quad core to flash it, I don't have one to try it with but I'm going to get one as soon as I figure out it which is best to flash it, go figure.

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#4 Posted : Thursday, April 7, 2016 8:51:12 PM(UTC)
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No, due to the fact that the mobo is at least 10 years old, long out of any kind warranty and any support for it would be out of pocket and rather high cost and some have been able to flash the BIOS with no problem but I flash it and it still stays the same, I suspect it may need a quad core to flash it, I don't have one to try it with but I'm going to get one as soon as I figure out it which is best to flash it, go figure.

May as well then save up and upgrade :P

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#5 Posted : Friday, May 6, 2016 12:19:39 AM(UTC)
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I wiuld have to second the upgrade option. 10yr old tech isnt worth the reinvestment into. Even 6 yr old tech at this point isnt worth it.
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#6 Posted : Friday, May 6, 2016 7:47:54 AM(UTC)
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Any tech over 2~ years is already outdated, which is ridiculous about this industry lol
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#7 Posted : Friday, May 6, 2016 10:35:32 PM(UTC)
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hey old hardware has its place. I am using a compaq nx9110 to write this post. If your system is on its last limb i would say save up. You can do an incremental upgrade. Unfortunetaly the Core2 duo e7500 is an lga 775 which isnt bad(same as a core 2 quad) if you must stick with the motherboard look into some core 2 quads(see if the bios offically supports them) as that may be more compatible but the vrms may not be able to handle the load.
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#8 Posted : Saturday, May 7, 2016 1:06:29 AM(UTC)
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Nothing wrong with old tech and my comp is about 6 yrs old which by industry standard is ancient. Still rocking cause it works but i think its time for something new. Truthfully upgrade are way better to do then rebuild from a cost point.
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#9 Posted : Saturday, May 7, 2016 12:15:27 PM(UTC)
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When you are that old though, it is easier and cheaper to rebuild.
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#10 Posted : Saturday, May 7, 2016 9:36:15 PM(UTC)
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Teaching old dogs new tricks
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#11 Posted : Saturday, May 7, 2016 10:00:25 PM(UTC)
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Teaching old dogs new tricks

Pretty sure it doesn't work that way xD

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