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Microsoft / Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals
« Last post by Bill on October 09, 2014, 02:41:38 pm »
Motherboards, CPUs, and Memory / Re: Mainboard Reflow
« Last post by Transk53 on October 28, 2013, 03:59:58 pm »
No worries. The end result was that lady luck was shining on me. It transpired that I had been very close to frying the GPU chipset. Silly me really, I do not take such care with laptops  :o Anyway, underneath the chipset, part of the board got a lil too bit hot and leaving marks. The HSF on the 9800 failed, desite my fan test util (name escapes me) testing positive on fan flow and rpm's. Erroneous readings almost cost me. New chipset onboard coupled with the new HSF. Running a little bit flaky under load, but I hope that burning process will help.
Motherboards, CPUs, and Memory / Re: Mainboard Reflow
« Last post by Bill on October 28, 2013, 02:49:36 pm »
Sorry it took so long to get back to you Trans. I've never done one myself or had the chance to experience one first hand. I did do a little research and results seem to be a mixed bag, some success and some failures. I suppose that if you get to the point that you're pretty sure the board is the issue and you don't have any other options, it might be worth a shot just for the experience. Sorry I can't help more than that.
Motherboards, CPUs, and Memory / Mainboard Reflow
« Last post by Transk53 on October 20, 2013, 10:58:02 am »
Hey. Just wondering if anyone here has tried, or got, a reflow on a mainboard? My lappy has developed the green screen issue. As such my only computer access is at work  >:( Don't have a workbench so getting it looked at next week. The GPU or the chipset appears to have fallen over. Hopefully the GPU is just at fault. However, not sure if a reflow would be worth the hassle, especially as it would probably cost a 100 quid or so. Should have a XP desktop up and running next week, but if anybody knows what sort of success rate or not reflowing has, I would be interested to know.
A+ Certification / Last Call for CompTIA A+ 700 Series Exams
« Last post by Bill on July 02, 2013, 10:56:48 am »
If you trained for the CompTIA A+ 701 and 702 exam objectives, but haven't yet actually taken the exams, you need to register soon with Pearson VUE because CompTIA will retire the 700 series exams (in English) on Aug. 31. All other language versions will retire Dec. 31.

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Network+ / Simulator Series from Pearson IT Certification
« Last post by Bill on February 19, 2013, 11:51:40 am »
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A+ Certification / FREE A+ 220-801 Exam Prep Software
« Last post by Bill on February 07, 2013, 05:36:34 pm »
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Off Topic Lounge / Re: DDoS
« Last post by Transk53 on January 31, 2013, 08:03:47 am »
Yeah agree. The more I thought about the situation, the more insidious I felt it was. Like over here at work, I recently had to deal with a small contingent of the English Defence League. Because where I work is a private site, the police moved them on that basis. The structure of the right to protest appears to be somewhat warped, as well as exploited to those aims.

To me what Anonymous are doing is tantamount to enciting violence. A DDoS may not be a physical act (depending on one's pov), but a person is acting to do harm and should be treated the same. I do hope that any authorities around the globe are able to prosecute those that hide behind keyboards and bring them out in the open. I would like to one of those so called hackers interviewed by Oprah. That would be fun.
Off Topic Lounge / Re: DDoS
« Last post by Bill on January 20, 2013, 07:26:05 pm »
I don't agree with their point of view at all. People should have the right to access any legitimate resource that may be available. A DDos attack is no more an example of rightful protest than cutting another's telephone line to prevent communication or barricading a merchant's door to prevent customer access. And those that have been encarcerated for the act, they knew full well what they were doing. Just my opinion.
Off Topic Lounge / DDoS
« Last post by Transk53 on January 12, 2013, 05:29:12 am »
Hi all,

Posting this out of interest to see what you folks think. Personally I believe it is insanity, but is there a sense on truth to this. Not sure.
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