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$75 almost perfect

by jnanof

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14 Comments

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Date Published

Nov. 4, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

2.8 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.125 GHz

Description

One of my more sketchy craigslist meet ups, brought my mace to this one lol

$75 got me all this, plus a couple laptop parts (2.5 hdd, 1 stick memory, internal slim dvd drive) and yeah that monitor too. I think this was this guys old roommates pc and he probably got stiffed on the rent so started selling his **** lol

I bought knowing there was no video output. Tested everything and still no video so narrowed down to cpu or mobo being bad, Bought a cheap mobo from newegg, still no video :(

just bought another 1055t of eBay for $65 figuring I was still OK on price for resale. While waiting for that I started putting the system back together so I could just pop the new cpu in and go. I put the old cpu in just as a place holder and the friggin thing booted up. Go figure...
Now I have an extra cpu and mobo

Only issue is that there are little horizontal lines flickering on the screen while using the GPU but not on integrated graphics. I was assuming it is a bad card since there seems to be some grunge on the back of the card, but as I am typing this.... there were no lines when I just posted to bios or while the windows logo was loading, just when I get to full desktop. I updated the drivers but that did not help. Might try a couple things before giving up. (like windows 10 not 8.1).

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JacobGunther12 3 points 30 months ago

lol so sketchy, my current PC performance is worse than this PC, and my PC costs $1000 (it was a pre-built). I bet this PC could beat mine any day!

RhettRO55 1 Build 2 points 30 months ago

It looks like someone mashed a french fry on the back of the actual socket of the GPU. If you clean it off with compressed air (canned or compressor) and then completely clean the back of the PCB with iso alcohol it might MIGHT fix your video issue. No promises and its highly unlikely but you never know. Nice find for sub $100.

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

I was thinking it looked more like a leaked capacitor but not sure there are actually caps on the other side. I might try taking apart and giving a good inspection and cleaning.

RhettRO55 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

If its capacitor leak underneath the GPU die then its pretty much a done deal :-(

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 2 points 30 months ago

I'll sell it for $10 on eBay for parts :)

RhettRO55 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

Go for craigslist too! I detest the high percentage ebay / paypal get and how they nickle & dime you down and you end up losing so much of your percentage you sold it for. But unfortunately ebay lets you reach a much wider and larger audience of potential buyers than craigslist does .... also less shady and has some buyer/seller protection as well.

oneflygtiguy 5 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

I have had trips to sell stuff that cost more than that, cant go wrong, right?

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TedTheOperator 3 points 30 months ago

Don't cut yourself on that edge.

jnanof submitter 32 Builds 2 points 30 months ago

lol

Monty_OHarrah 2 points 30 months ago

Whoa whoa whoa. Aren't you supposed to be like an old legend faded into the most of pcpp? Have you returned from the darkness?

LonghornAlamo2040 1 point 30 months ago

Ayyy it's that auxiliary Santa again!

AwesomeBuilderXE1901 3 Builds 2 points 30 months ago

auxiliary santa

reads it

gets very angry

LonghornAlamo2040 1 point 30 months ago

Huehuehuehuehuehue

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oneflygtiguy 5 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha,, choke, gasp, Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha, wipes tear.

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