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by CB5000
Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Anybody familiar with CompuLab fanless systems?
Replies: 28
Views: 1284

Re: Anybody familiar with CompuLab fanless systems?

There is still air flowing through the pipes and heatsink to cool the system. Eventually that will still collect dust depending on how dusty your house/environment is. With no forced air flow, I suspect that even a low density of dust will significantly impact cooling performance.
by CB5000
Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roughish running engine once warmed up
Replies: 47
Views: 6334

Re: Roughish running engine once warmed up

Turns out that the bad part was the new ignition coil I bought from ebay. when the coil is heated, the circuit is open, and even when cooled the resistance is waaay off. For carparts, I'm 0/2 for ebay. Unfortunately the market for cheap eBay carparts is flooded with new Chinese junk and old pulls t...
by CB5000
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roughish running engine once warmed up
Replies: 47
Views: 6334

Re: Roughish running engine once warmed up

Turns out that the bad part was the new ignition coil I bought from ebay. when the coil is heated, the circuit is open, and even when cooled the resistance is waaay off. For carparts, I'm 0/2 for ebay. Got parts from amazon instead... Been driving the honda for several days now, and not even so much...
by CB5000
Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roughish running engine once warmed up
Replies: 47
Views: 6334

Re: Roughish running engine once warmed up

Yeah the accord was the daily driver, and if this revives it, then it'll become the daily driver again. We also have a 2006 corolla with only about 80k miles on it so i've been driving that one. At the moment the honda has 298k miles on it. Installed a new ignition control module (ordered from a mor...
by CB5000
Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roughish running engine once warmed up
Replies: 47
Views: 6334

Re: Roughish running engine once warmed up

Yeah I'm about to give up on it. I've already started looking for a new car. Just can't decide between a sedan, hatchback, or compact SUV. I want something small with great gas milage but decent cargo space. Honda Fit hatchback is looking pretty nice option so far. I have the day off so I'm messing ...
by CB5000
Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Replies: 66
Views: 6131

Re: Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Seems like this anniversary update is a bit borked.
Works fine on my laptop but broke my tablet. Had hell of a time trying to get it into safe mode to revert to previous version.

Gonna hold off before updating my desktops.
by CB5000
Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roughish running engine once warmed up
Replies: 47
Views: 6334

Re: Roughish running engine once warmed up

Seems like it has developed a new problem after replacing with new spark plugs, wires, and coil. The Main relay switch works fine but now the car stalls when hot, had to push it back to the house a few blocks when it stalled during a test drive :o . Engine was running great and then all of a sudden,...
by CB5000
Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roughish running engine once warmed up
Replies: 47
Views: 6334

Re: Roughish running engine once warmed up

Yeah the main relay switch died on this honda before. I took it apart and resoldered the cracked solder joint. I'm guessing that this time some other solder joints have now cracked, once I get home and take apart the relay switch, I'll be able to tell.
by CB5000
Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Replies: 66
Views: 6131

Re: Windows 10 Anniversary Update

I"m gonna try it on my laptop and windows 10 tablet and see what happens...

Hopefully it doesn't break anything.
by CB5000
Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roughish running engine once warmed up
Replies: 47
Views: 6334

Re: Roughish running engine once warmed up

Quick update on this: The car developed a new problem where it felt like it was misfiring a lot no matter what the RPM. Turns out the spark plug wires are bad even though they are only a few years old. They were Bosch MAG wires which were pretty expensive so I expected them to last longer than just ...
by CB5000
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roughish running engine once warmed up
Replies: 47
Views: 6334

Re: Roughish running engine once warmed up

Interesting! My 1992 Accord developed very similar symptoms three days ago. I discovered this thread just now. Symptoms: Idle and very light throttle are fine. I can cruise around town on ~40 MPH roads and ~1500 RPM just fine so long as I don't exceed a critical throttle application. Any significan...
by CB5000
Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roughish running engine once warmed up
Replies: 47
Views: 6334

Re: Roughish running engine once warmed up

Here is an update: Ordered and replaced the O2 sensor and it seemed to have resolved the issue. I think it was the stock sensor that was originally installed on the vehicle as I had to get a 22 mm impact socket to get it free after multiple rounds of PB blaster to get it loose.... yeah like notfred ...
by CB5000
Tue May 31, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 645
Views: 77143

Re: What are you playing right now?

Currently Black Desert online and Star trek online.
Both have good AFK mechanics that are nice for people who work.
by CB5000
Tue May 31, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roughish running engine once warmed up
Replies: 47
Views: 6334

Re: Roughish running engine once warmed up

Could be old spark plugs, when was the last time you changed those? Maybe fuel filter, check that. Some heavy duty fuel system cleaning additive might be worth a shot. Could be EGR. Could also be you ICM. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM7wfyikVEg Spark plugs and fuel filter was changed only a few...
by CB5000
Tue May 31, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roughish running engine once warmed up
Replies: 47
Views: 6334

Re: Roughish running engine once warmed up

The car is 26 years old - have you ever replaced the spark plug leads? I had a Lexus SC400 that started running rough at 90k miles, so I went through the ignition from cheap-->expensive. Rotor and cap first, then plugs, then ingition/coil lead. Finally hit bingo on the leads. It was stumbling and c...
by CB5000
Tue May 31, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roughish running engine once warmed up
Replies: 47
Views: 6334

Re: Roughish running engine once warmed up

Aranarth wrote:
Does this car have fuel injection and oxygen sensors?


It can be the O2 sensor.
They are cheap so I might as well replace it since as far as I know, it has never been replaced.
At higher RPM, the engine has great power, so the fuel pressure is likely okay?
by CB5000
Tue May 31, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roughish running engine once warmed up
Replies: 47
Views: 6334

Re: Roughish running engine once warmed up

So since it does run fine cold, I think ignition issues, fuel delivery issues can probably be assumed to be okay. Wrong. Another thing it could be is the ignition module. The ignition module+coil was replaced about 13 years ago. The replacement coil was replaced again a few years ago because it wen...
by CB5000
Tue May 31, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roughish running engine once warmed up
Replies: 47
Views: 6334

Re: Roughish running engine once warmed up

As far as I can tell, there are no codes to even read. The check engine light has never lit up. I could just go ahead and check for error codes though and see if there is anything stored in memory. So it seems like the problem is something other than the possible errors listed on the error codes for...
by CB5000
Tue May 31, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roughish running engine once warmed up
Replies: 47
Views: 6334

Roughish running engine once warmed up

I got a weird car problem (1990 Honda Accord) that started suddenly a few weeks ago where the car runs completely fine when the engine is cold, but as soon as the engine warms up, it hesitates/jerks during acceleration, and has rough idling. Also the car has reduce gas mileage as well. Once the car ...
by CB5000
Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 857
Views: 63039

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Fixed a A/C unit by replacing a bad capacitor and fan motor on the compressor outside. Only cost 50$ with S&H included... This was back when summer was about to start and there was a 2 week backlog for a regular AC repair man appointment or a 24 hour express repair for a insane price.
by CB5000
Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Picture password for windows 10 tablet
Replies: 0
Views: 531

Picture password for windows 10 tablet

With only three combination of a dot, line, or a circle it feels not so secure. Obvious points of interests in the run of the mill picutre that a lot of people use will probably make it even more obvious. I'm currently using a variation on this kind of a random image generated on inkscape. With thou...
by CB5000
Fri May 08, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: samsung ativ 500t drivers crap the bed when 8.1
Replies: 16
Views: 4092

Re: samsung ativ 500t drivers crap the bed when 8.1

There has been a few updates to windows 8.1 in the past few months that has broken certain things for me. I had to downgrade a few drivers or disable them entirely to make my windows 8.1 tablet to function smoothly. I havn't had problems with my desktop or laptop running windows 8.1 but other system...
by CB5000
Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How to tell if the thermal interface failed?
Replies: 3
Views: 845

How to tell if the thermal interface failed?

So I have a Radeon 6870 from XFX that failed spontaneously, with vertical bars showing and the screen went black. It will still boot to safe mode without any artifacting, but normal mode just doesn't work. Replaced the card with a old backup card and the system is running fine for now, and going to ...
by CB5000
Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Need high impendence headphones (earbuds)
Replies: 6
Views: 2867

Re: Need high impendence headphones (earbuds)

Well that laptop is a bit of a monster laptop.

The inline volume control thing works very well. Just put the volume from the computer to max, and then adjust the volume from the inline control. This eliminates the hissing completely. Thanks for the tip
by CB5000
Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Would like some more details on bitcoin and mining
Replies: 105
Views: 27215

Re: Would like some more details on bitcoin and mining

I've been trading bitcoins for years now and i never heard of flexcoin. Why anyone would store bitcoins in a shady place like that is beyond me, when there are so many better alternatives. Flexcoin didn't use a cold storage system, their servers were poorly protected, and everything was in their hot...
by CB5000
Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Need high impendence headphones (earbuds)
Replies: 6
Views: 2867

Re: Need high impendence headphones (earbuds)

Some of those ETY ones are 300 Ohm impedence... wow.

I need/want it for my ASUS 750G laptop that contains a amplifier designed for high impedance headsets and speakers. The standard 16 Ohm ear buds that I have has a lot of hissing sound that is noticeable.
by CB5000
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: New Build - Help Identifying Bad Component
Replies: 27
Views: 4532

Re: New Build - Help Identifying Bad Component

The last time I've even seen a CPU failure was the old AMD athlons where there was physical damage as the chip cracked, and before that was the crappy Cyrix processors that had some kind of internal short and caused a thermal runaway and the CPU melted and sparked like crazy. Other Cyrix processors ...
by CB5000
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Need high impendence headphones (earbuds)
Replies: 6
Views: 2867

Need high impendence headphones (earbuds)

So I'm trying to get some high impedance headphones and while I have easily find ones with 40+ Ohm impedance on over the ear headphones, I can't find any that are in-ear type (earbuds) headphones. Those are all 16 Ohms, and I'm wondering if something like a 40+ Ohm impedance earbud even exists? I ju...
by CB5000
Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Kernel-Power error 41, need help
Replies: 3
Views: 986

Re: Kernel-Power error 41, need help

The AMD HDMI audio drivers have caused problems for me in the past, so it could be that. Otherwise make sure everything is running stable, and test with prime95, memtest, etc. Also make sure to stress test for at least an hour with prime95 set to use at least 75% of your memory by using custom setti...
by CB5000
Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Would like some more details on bitcoin and mining
Replies: 105
Views: 27215

Re: Would like some more details on bitcoin and mining

Hey guys, some ppl like to fold protein or search for Extraterrestrial life with their spare CPU and GPU power but i wanted to try bitcoin mining myself. I don't expect to get rich or anything but it seems interesting. So what program would you recommend for mining (can i mine with both the CPU and...
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