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More hardware advice
So, my computer seems to be running smoothly with the new power supply.

However, my new PS doesn't provide -5V power (which set my ite smartguardian off when I used it to check the temperature, since it's only reading around 3.7 -5V power instead of 5).

It's my understanding that this isn't an issue unless one is using very old hardware. Is this true?

PLEASE TELL ME THAT THIS IS TRUE. I don't think I could deal with having to send another PS back. Thank you!

In other news, man, my kid really screwed up his report card. Sparks are gonna fly tonight.

I'm feeling all kinds of: crazy enough with the ups and downs already!
What I hear: Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - Talk about the Weather

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From: droid_1 Date: December 21st, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC) (permalink)
This source says:

Wiring coming off an industry standard circuit board will be:

BLUE -12 V
RED +5 V
WHITE -5 V (May not be present on recently manufactured supplies)
GREEN POWER-ON (Active high -- must be shorted to ground to force power up)
GRAY POWER-OK What is this??
kvance From: kvance Date: December 22nd, 2006 01:42 am (UTC) (permalink)
My understanding is that -5V is only for the ISA bus, which you probably don't have.
ldy From: ldy Date: December 22nd, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Many of my devices(like the system timer and floppy disk controller) are listed as (ISA) in device manager. I'm guessing that's not the same thing?
aphonik From: aphonik Date: December 22nd, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC) (permalink)
sorry i can't offer any useful information re: your hardware issues, but i just wanted to say this: man, that's a great song ("talk about the weather"). and it's not easy to find, either, which is why i'm surprised to see you listening to it.

the only reason i have a copy of it is because i recorded it onto cassette from an old gothic compilation cd in 1995, and then recorded the cassette version into my computer years later. it sounds pretty weak.

hey, could i convince you to burn me a copy of that if you have it on cd? (this wasn't my original motivation for replying; it just crossed my mind this second, i swear). i can burn something for you in return if you'd like.
ldy From: ldy Date: December 22nd, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Sadly, I don't have it on CD. I'm pretty sure I got it from one of those LiveJournal "mix tapes" that people put up from time to time. I'm not even sure whose. I'm happy to upload it for you, though!


Just let me know when you've got it, so I can free up the space :)
aphonik From: aphonik Date: December 22nd, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC) (permalink)
that's quite funny, actually. i think you must've downloaded it from me awhile back. i'm pretty sure i posted that mp3 in my livejournal a year or two ago. which means the version you have is the one i recorded from my old cassette tape :)

thanks anyway, though!
ldy From: ldy Date: December 22nd, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Hahaha, that's pretty funny :) I love that song, so thanks!
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