My 10 year old NEC ValueStar VN750 died in late 2018. It was a pretty good system for the day. See specs in Japanese. Originally fitted with a mighty Core 2 Duo E7200@2.53ghz (Passmark 1631) and 2GB of ram and windows Vista. As it was chugging along nicely albeit slow. In early 2017, 2GB more ram, a new wireless card, and the CPU was replaced … Continue reading A PC’s life, UPGRADES and re-purposing. Part 1 of 2.
Mid 2017 I decided to build a freenas server for my growing digital media. For my main archive I chose Seagate iron wolf NAS drives, however my PC that I had built in 2016 had 4TB drives in raid 1 config. I decided to reuse a drive, just for curiosity I decided to try out a Marshall brand drive as a single disk in my … Continue reading Toshiba HDD in disguise?? Marshall
Sometimes my asrock ze97xac doesn’t want to boot up and stays stuck at the asrock flash screen. Another button press or reset press doesn’t change the outcome. The following links explains to unplug all extras and try again. This never worked for me. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2720658/stuck-mobo-splash-screen-asrock-z97-killer.htm http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2293668/stuck-asrock-screen.html As my system is plugged into a power strip with indivise socket control I simply turn off the computer via … Continue reading ASROCK Z97E-ITX/ac BIOS freeze on boot