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Profile: Dread Pirate Roberts
Name: Dread Pirate Roberts Offline
Joined: Wednesday, March 2, 2005(UTC)
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Topic: Why is it...   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2005 11:21:15 PM(UTC)
whenever I by the cheapy bargain basement equipment from Microcenter I never have any problems. When I buy the good stuff, however (ATI TV card, nVidia video card, etc...) I usually have trouble. The $29.00 CD writer/DVD Rom combo I bought gave me no trouble; the $70.00 ATI TV tuner is giving me a headache.

Kevin
Topic: GeForce FX5600 Video capture?   Go to last post
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2005 4:29:29 PM(UTC)
I gave up and went out and bought an ATI video tuner card; I figured wtf... The drivers are installing as we speak. BTW, CompUSA sucks in a big way...

Kevin
Topic: Half-Life 2 Expansion pack?   Go to last post
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2005 8:25:32 AM(UTC)
Is this going to happen in our lifdetime?
Topic: GeForce FX5600 Video capture?   Go to last post
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2005 2:21:15 AM(UTC)
Hi folks,

My question concerns my FX 5600 256 MB card. I has a small plug on the back for an adapter that has an S-Video in and out plugs, and two RCA jacks, in and out for a total of four. I'm guessing that this mean the card has some kind of video capture ability, but I'll be darned if I can figure out how to make it work.

My camcorder is not digital, but it does have an S-video jack on it. Is there a way this is going to work? I do have Pinnacle to capture with, but it still doesn't work with it...

Kevin
Topic: Is socket 468 still a good investment?   Go to last post
Posted: Saturday, March 5, 2005 8:34:39 AM(UTC)
I would think it would depend upon PCI Express. I'm not sure what the advantages of PCI Express are, but it seems to be the way Mobo's are going...
Topic: No sound after moving to new case...   Go to last post
Posted: Friday, March 4, 2005 11:08:25 PM(UTC)
Problem solved. I re-installed ME and everything is just peachy now. So I can say transferring to the new case is a success! This is without a doubt, the hardest computer task I have ever done. Right now, the last great frontiers are installing an operating system from scratch and installing a new processor. After that, I think I'll just build my own...

Kevin
Topic: No sound after moving to new case...   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2005 8:02:58 PM(UTC)
Well, ok; I seem to have figured out the wiring, but now I get no sound from anywhere. I'm pretty sure I didn't short anything out, and I was fanatical about grounding myself. There are no plugs to plug into the board, and I even tried putting a new sound card in. Still, I get nothing. Any thoughts anyone?

For my background on this, see here
Topic: Need help with connections   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2005 8:44:04 AM(UTC)
BTW, I seem to have a few problems with posting the images...
Topic: Need help with connections   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2005 8:18:50 AM(UTC)
Hi folks. I am new to this forum and relatively new to motherboards, so please forgive me if some of this seems a bit elemental, of if I commit any breaches of forum eitiquette here...

I recently recieved an older Compaq Presario 5000 from my sister with the complaint that her daughter had plugged it into the wrong socket and fried it. Fortunately, that was not the case and all I had to do was replace the power supply and I now have a free 866 mhz computer to play with. Since the rig is pretty much outdated, I decided to use it as a testbed for learning how to do different things, before doing them to my main PC, a 2.4 gig Intel.

I decided that I wanted to put it into a new case because the old one had too big a footprint, was kind of beat up looking, and I really wanted to do this to get experience dealing with motherboards. Unfortunately, where the wiring is totally different. Where the Compaq case had plugs for the power switch, etc that fit nicely everywhere, the new case has individual leads (apparently to fit as many Mobos as possible. I have figured out the power and the drive light, but the rest has me totally mystified.

Here is the wiring for the new case. Keep in mind I have figured out the power and the HDD Led, so the first and fifth plugs out. My apologies for the bad artwork...


http://www.imagehosting.us/?id=289288&type=viewpic

Here is the motherboard and connections


A handy page




and here is the page that HP/Compaq recommended to me...

Compaq Page


Most of the leads here are self explanatory as to what they are, but I'll be darned if I can tell where they go. Does anyone have any suggestions?