I had too many Precisions and too little time

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Wasmachineman_NL

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Speaking of that M6600:


Yes, I just paid $200 for a "good working condition" M6600. If i sell off the 2920XM and the 32GB RAM i'd make a profit in the end too AND have a top-end M6600!
 

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You are insane man. I have 3 M4800 (Two have the M2200M GPU, the other has K2100). One M7520 also with a K2100 (donated its M2200M to the M4800). What's the best GPU I can put on the 7520? Notebookreview site is now gone. It was a gold mine for Dell precision hacks.
 
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Wasmachineman_NL

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You are insane man. I have 3 M4800 (Two have the M2200M GPU, the other has K2100). One M7520 also with a K2100 (donated its M2200M to the M4800). What's the best GPU I can put on the 7520? Notebookreview site is now gone. It was a gold mine for Dell precision hacks.
7520 is MXM-A so the Radeon Pro WX4170 would be one of the best.

Speaking of Precision hacks: archive.ph
 
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Wasmachineman_NL

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Nice, GB3800's M6500 has been delivered. Now the M6600 and M2400.

In other news, I almost ruined not one but two Precision M50 batteries. I ripped out the CMOS/standby batteries in both my M40 and M50 since they're of the Varta board-eating variety and somehow, after not using them for about two months I managed to severely drain the rightside battery on both my M40 and M50, and that caused them to not want to charge anymore.

Thankfully, after inserting them in the left C-Bay slot of both Precisions they started charging again.
 
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Wasmachineman_NL

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Coming soon:


Part 1 of my parts. Had to pay €34 to those greedy assholes in The Hague though :(

In other news:

UPS is lightning quick compared to USPS. I'll gladly take a hit from Customs if it means I don't have to wait three weeks (or almost THREE MONTHS) on my stuff.
 

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Acquired two more Precisions today: a M4700 in great condition, which will become a machine of my collection, and a rather damaged M6700 I will be parting out.

And finally got around to test the K2000M I bought last month. Seems to work fine, haven't ran a benchmark yet though because the heatsink (a alu slab from a dead AOpen mobo lmao) i'm using is far too undersized to safely run Superposition.

Fun fact: that M4700 is identical to the one I have now.

Oh, and I had to pay UPS €34 for customs. Am still in the green if I sell the parts of the M6500 Covet and M6600 though :^)
 
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Wasmachineman_NL

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lol that M6700 was completely ruined from the inside, someone spilled something on it a while ago. Tossed the chassis and palmrest since they were unsalvagable.

M4700 also had 2x8GB RAM in it, yay lol
 

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lolwtf, UPS said they were coming Monday at the earliest, and guess who showed up today: a UPS delivery guy with a parcel from the USA.

gameboy3800's M6500 Covet: chassis and lid look like they went through a cycle in my Miele WT745 washer-dryer, but at least the unicorn/Quadro 5000M in it works and overclocks like absolute trash :(
M6600: works, meh condition as expected, but 32GB RAM and a 2920XM I can sell for what I paid for the laptop, why not :^)
 

Wasmachineman_NL

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I cleaned up the E2E glass of the M6500 Covet, it's in better condition than I thought. Shame that the lid itself is beat to hell.
 

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Oh wow, there's a M6700 Covet for sale on eBay UK. Stupid ****ing Brexit and it's customs fees ruin it for me though :(

EDIT: Sold, as expected.
 
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Wasmachineman_NL

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GOD ****ING DAMN IT PARTS-PEOPLE. "Yes, the WXGA+ LED and WUXGA CCFL rails fit on the WUXGA RGBLED display"

Fat chance they don't. First I misplace the rails I ordered, then decided (after nearly bashing the heads of my parents in due me being extremely pissed off about said missing rails) to disassemble my old WXGA+ lid since it's got the same rails. Rails fit, but guess what: THE DUAL CCFL/RGBLED LID IS BIGGER, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

At least there's some good news: the RGBLED bezel I bought for my M6700 Covet fits just fine. Looks even better than that stupid E2E glass I might add!
 

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And not only that, I managed to damage the trim piece on the palmrest below the lid, AAAAAAAAA

Nothing some superglue can fix though. And some more good news: the display itself works fine. Thank god, the one I bought in Greece last year arrived in a thousand pieces thanks to the seller not packing it properly.
 

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Wasmachineman_NL

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And PayPal decided to be an ass and not accept my payment. Had to ask the guy for a refund and resend the payment as F&F instead.

PayPal, not even once. @NablaSquaredG you should be receiving said M65 next week or so.