So I just decided to order a replacement panel from Amazon. Free returns, so why not. That was the issue!So my laptop only shows the top 25% of the screen at a 144hz refresh rate. I 'fixed' Windows by removing 144hz from the driver. However, there's a BIOS update for it and I'm hoping I could get lucky and it would fix it. But the BIOS is locked to 144hz, so I can't see enough to flash it. Anyone got any ideas?
If the point is heat, does that matter? Bank it, maybe it will be worth something some day. And if it isn't, at least your house is warm.According to the nicehash.com calculator, with my current hardware and the price of power here, I can make a whopping -$0.078 CAD per day!
I used 3070s at work. They were good lil computers.I scored an Optiplex 3050M out of the scrap bin at work. One of these cute lil things:
In our Dell OptiPlex 3050 Micro Project TinyMiniMicro guide and CE review, we compare this system to other TMM nodes we have testedwww.servethehome.com
It has an i5-7500T in it. For now I tossed in a 512mb NVMe drive, 16gb RAM and a better wifi 6 card I salvaged from a broken laptop, and threw Win10 on there to verify shit works, and it does, pretty snappy machine for the size of it. I have no idea why they tossed it.
Power consumption on these things is real nice, so it's probably gonna finally be the replacement for my old-ass "OpenRD" ARM thin client I've been using as my home NAS for the last, uh, 15ish years. For file storage I'll probably buy a couple SATA SSDs, throw one in the internal 2.5" bay, throw one in an external USB3 enclosure, and RAID 1 the things using btrfs or zfs or whatever for bit rot protection. Or do something dumb like throw a M.2 SATA drive on the mobo, an identical M.2 SATA drive in the drive bay with an adapter sled, and boot it off a USB stick. Haven't decided yet.
The old NAS has a bare debian install with hand-edited smb.conf files and shit, I'm too old/impatient for that so I'll probably fire OpenMediaVault on there.