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Windows 7: Jimmy Rig

05 Oct 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Jimmy Rig

Head deep in a computer case after putting it together, I was getting kind of angry at seeing hard-to-place wires free-floating around and restricting air flow. I used scotch tape to stick the wires against the case and out of the way. Not sure if it was a good idea, since tape can fall off (then we have a piece of tape and wire floating around).

It'll do.

A few people said they used magnetic screwdrivers to place screws, no problem. Let me know some of the fun stuff you've tried, I'm dying to hear it. Pictures welcome if you have them!
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07 Oct 2013   #2
Lava King

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

It took a while to dig up these pics, and they may not be exactly what you were looking for, you go. :)

Sorry for the poor quality, they were taken about 2006 using the crappy still picture mode of my otherwise brilliant Sony Digital-8 Handycam.

The first picture is a cooling mod for a Seagate 250GB HDD that ran at what I considered to be an elevated temperature (110F, 43C). As you can tell, it's part of a (dead) Compaq power supply. I guess it worked as that drive is still in service (see screenshot).

The other picture shows the use of a resistance decade box to adjust the Vcore of a K7S5A motherboard. The CPU (AMD Athlon XP 1700+) wouldn't run at its rated speed because the voltage was too low. I found the resistance that gave the necessary voltage, then soldered in a multi-turn pot of the correct value. About 2 years later the board suffered a Drive Controller failure so it was replaced.


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07 Oct 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

That's awesome ^

I've found a few people who don't use a computer case at all. A few area fans are all they use, and I imagine it is somewhat hard to transport such a system
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