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Re: Computer Repair and Upgrade Thread
« Reply #165 on: December 19, 2019, 06:45:17 AM »
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Re: Computer Repair and Upgrade Thread
« Reply #166 on: December 19, 2019, 09:28:23 AM »
So, the only thing I can see in the manual that could maybe explain something like that is that 1 and 2 are on different channels, whereas 2 and 4 are both on channel B. Maybe the channels are limited to a total of 8GB each? Although the QVL section suggests otherwise.
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Re: Computer Repair and Upgrade Thread
« Reply #167 on: January 03, 2020, 01:25:05 AM »
Something I simply do not get?
Why are used FX-8350 processors so expensive?
They are edging on the cost that I could get a much faster Ryzen, motherboard, and new ram
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Re: Computer Repair and Upgrade Thread
« Reply #168 on: January 03, 2020, 01:44:41 AM »
Something I simply do not get?
Why are used FX-8350 processors so expensive?
They are edging on the cost that I could get a much faster Ryzen, motherboard, and new ram

Supply and demand.  There are limited upgrade options for people on am3+ mainboards who want to upgrade their processor without upgrading the rest of their system. That creates demand, and the supply is fixed since AMD is no longer making that model.
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Re: Computer Repair and Upgrade Thread
« Reply #169 on: January 03, 2020, 06:29:49 AM »
Something I simply do not get?
Why are used FX-8350 processors so expensive?
They are edging on the cost that I could get a much faster Ryzen, motherboard, and new ram

Supply and demand.  There are limited upgrade options for people on am3+ mainboards who want to upgrade their processor without upgrading the rest of their system. That creates demand, and the supply is fixed since AMD is no longer making that model.

I did a quick check - eBay "Buy Now" prices for the Fx-8350 seem to be between $200 and 300.
Not counting China sellers which are probably scams
On New Egg, Ryzen 2700 is $150, AM-4 Motherboard $75, 16 GB DDR4 $65 for $280.
At least for me, if my processor died, I would just bite the bullet at that kind of price.
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Re: Computer Repair and Upgrade Thread
« Reply #170 on: January 03, 2020, 07:51:23 AM »
Something I simply do not get?
Why are used FX-8350 processors so expensive?
They are edging on the cost that I could get a much faster Ryzen, motherboard, and new ram

Supply and demand.  There are limited upgrade options for people on am3+ mainboards who want to upgrade their processor without upgrading the rest of their system. That creates demand, and the supply is fixed since AMD is no longer making that model.

Well, but also, the FX-8350 has a maximum boost clock frequency of 4.2 GHz and a base clock frequency of 4 GHz, which, even though it's dated in other ways, still makes it one of AMD's fastest processors. The 2700 has a 4.1 GHz boost, but only a 3.2 GHz base clock. More details here.
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Re: Computer Repair and Upgrade Thread
« Reply #171 on: January 12, 2020, 04:22:12 PM »
This is just a little bit of silliness but I would love to build a sleeper in the case of an IBM 5150 case
Probably never do it but just always a cool thought
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Re: Computer Repair and Upgrade Thread
« Reply #172 on: January 12, 2020, 09:26:14 PM »
This is just a little bit of silliness but I would love to build a sleeper in the case of an IBM 5150 case
Probably never do it but just always a cool thought

Not silly at all

I put a Pi in one does that count? The keyboard feels really good to type on.

We rented a ton of those on "The Frontrunner"  from another company. When I first hooked them up I didn't realize they had Pis in them and used the standard connections. They still worked or I should say I got a command prompt.

My dream is to build a sleeper into a late 70s or earlier IBM mainframe,  >:D

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Re: Computer Repair and Upgrade Thread
« Reply #173 on: January 13, 2020, 02:10:03 PM »
This is just a little bit of silliness but I would love to build a sleeper in the case of an IBM 5150 case
Probably never do it but just always a cool thought

Not silly at all

I put a Pi in one does that count? The keyboard feels really good to type on.

We rented a ton of those on "The Frontrunner"  from another company. When I first hooked them up I didn't realize they had Pis in them and used the standard connections. They still worked or I should say I got a command prompt.

My dream is to build a sleeper into a late 70s or earlier IBM mainframe,  >:D

The one thing I don't want to do is get a working 5150 but just the case and maybe one that is already a little wrecked although it has to at least look nice on the outside.
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Re: Computer Repair and Upgrade Thread
« Reply #174 on: January 14, 2020, 08:33:48 AM »
I've kind of been wanting to buy a new Z80-based computer using modern components.  I think it'd be an interesting project.
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