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Windows 7: Had to share my lucky story...

27 Oct 2010   #1
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Had to share my lucky story...

Last week, I found an Intel DG41TY motherboard open for bidding on Overstock.com auctions. I came out with the winning bid, $35.55.

Today I get the package and took a look at the contents. Just a motherboard. I thought, "Where's the I/O shield?" I went to Dealtree.com to begin what I thought was going to be a complaint about missing items. But, I thought, I need to go back to the auction listing first to find out what was supposed to be included or not. I found that the I/O shield was not going to be included. Oh well, no big loss I guess.

I took a look back inside the box to look at the motherboard again. Sitting in the socket is a Pentium dual-core E5300. The processor was not supposed to be part of the package!

Somebody's oversight is my gain!
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27 Oct 2010   #2
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
Last week, I found an Intel DG41TY motherboard open for bidding on Overstock.com auctions. I came out with the winning bid, $35.55.

Today I get the package and took a look at the contents. Just a motherboard. I thought, "Where's the I/O shield?" I went to Dealtree.com to begin what I thought was going to be a complaint about missing items. But, I thought, I need to go back to the auction listing first to find out what was supposed to be included or not. I found that the I/O shield was not going to be included. Oh well, no big loss I guess.

I took a look back inside the box to look at the motherboard again. Sitting in the socket is a Pentium dual-core E5300. The processor was not supposed to be part of the package!

Somebody's oversight is my gain!
Congrats!
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27 Oct 2010   #3
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Question is does the board and CPU work? If so then your right you got lucky.
Fabe
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27 Oct 2010   #4
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Question is does the board and CPU work? If so then your right you got lucky.
Fabe
It is not outside the realm of possibility that either or both of them are defective... But I haven't been burned by Overstock auctions yet...

I'll let ya know when I get a chance to check them out.
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27 Oct 2010   #5
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

If they are both working, I'll take a free processor in exchange for the I/O panel any day.
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28 Oct 2010   #6
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
If they are both working, I'll take a free processor in exchange for the I/O panel any day.
Yes indeed!
(I won't have a chance to check it out until Saturday )
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28 Oct 2010   #7
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I will call that about as lucky as my finding a working desktop in the dumpster. The thing that got it thrown away? The DVD drive didn't work lol.
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30 Oct 2010   #8
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So I got a heatsink / fan this morning. I plugged up just enough to see if I could POST and enter BIOS.

...

Sure enough, everything worked.
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30 Oct 2010   #9
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
I will call that about as lucky as my finding a working desktop in the dumpster. The thing that got it thrown away? The DVD drive didn't work lol.
Yeah, that was a very good find for you!
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30 Oct 2010   #10
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
So I got a heatsink / fan this morning. I plugged up just enough to see if I could POST and enter BIOS.

...

Sure enough, everything worked.
Awesome Now for a frankenputer!
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