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Re: EEVblog #627 – Dumpster Dive
« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2014, 05:57:54 am »
If you want good CPU coolers, Noctua is the way to to. Your i7-3770k has only 4 GiB of RAM? Up for 8 or 16 GiB, feels much better with Windows 7 x64. Even my i7-2600k has 16 GiB by default, I could go to 32 if I want. There can never be too much RAM.
A cheap 212 Evo will do very well on a quad core and even work quite well for some 6 cores.
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Re: EEVblog #627 – Dumpster Dive
« Reply #26 on: June 12, 2014, 07:37:24 am »
Circa 2004 corporate IT mandated us to replace our HP4000 "war tank" with a HP3700, and under average output (about 20k printouts/month) it gave us a lot of headaches. Due to this we still printed really important stuff on the HP4000 and left the 3700 for fancy colour printouts, until one day when the HP4000 required a major repair and IT refused to spend money on it. It was probably thrown out at the dumpster.

That and the fact that someone else pointed out: the toners are really expensive.
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Re: EEVblog #627 – Dumpster Dive
« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2014, 01:30:15 pm »
Just powered up the motherboard and it boots into the BIOS no problem!  :-+

Dammit!  haha!   :-+

Enjoy, should crunch a bit better than your old one.

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Re: EEVblog #627 – Dumpster Dive
« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2014, 02:40:09 pm »
If you plan to keep the printer let me know and I'll send you a JetDirect for it I still have floating around.

Yeah, keeping it. That would be cool, thanks, much appreciated.
 

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Re: EEVblog #627 – Dumpster Dive
« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2014, 02:48:54 pm »
A cheap 212 Evo will do very well on a quad core and even work quite well for some 6 cores.

I have one in my video editing machine, practically silent, very nice.
 

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Re: EEVblog #627 – Dumpster Dive
« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2014, 03:10:58 pm »
If you plan to keep the printer let me know and I'll send you a JetDirect for it I still have floating around.

Yeah, keeping it. That would be cool, thanks, much appreciated.

Good for you, and don't throw it away when the ink runs out.

$35 per individual cartridge or $140 for all four with 6,100 pages yield is just 2 cents per page.

Black yields 6,100 per cartridge.
Cyan, Yellow and Magenta yield 4,100 pages per cartridge.

Hard to figure out the combined yield but they claim 6,100 combined on the 4 pack.

Compared to inkjets yields of just a couple of hundred pages that cost around 10 to 15 cents per page.

http://tonerandinkjetstore.com/index.php/catalog/product/view/id/1872/s/hp-3700-hp-311a-toner-cartridges-4-color-set/

The only thing that can beat it in cost per page would be those continuous ink supply systems, but you have to replace chips on the headers and sometimes they make a mess.
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Re: EEVblog #627 – Dumpster Dive
« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2014, 04:32:23 am »
All he will need for the moment is a transfer kit, and that is a 3 minute job to change, and will give new life to the printer. Eventually you will need a fuser kit as well.
 

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Re: EEVblog #627 – Dumpster Dive
« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2014, 05:07:29 am »
That and the fact that someone else pointed out: the toners are really expensive.
That reminds me to one of our printer/copier rooms, which can be found at the end of a corridor. Above one Ricoh high volume office color laser printer was a printed paper: "Before printing on this printer, think twice whether it's really necessary to print in color: One toner cartridge costs 164€!"
 

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Re: EEVblog #627 – Dumpster Dive
« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2014, 05:47:56 am »
That and the fact that someone else pointed out: the toners are really expensive.
That reminds me to one of our printer/copier rooms, which can be found at the end of a corridor. Above one Ricoh high volume office color laser printer was a printed paper: "Before printing on this printer, think twice whether it's really necessary to print in color: One toner cartridge costs !"

Remembering to enable the "force black and white" option when you're only printing black and white documents is also a thing on some crappy drivers.
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Re: EEVblog #627 – Dumpster Dive
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2014, 02:28:42 pm »
Makes no difference on colour lasers, they always use yellow even on a pure black and white print. Inkjets put most of the ink into a spittoon pad inside the printer as well.
 

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Re: EEVblog #627 – Dumpster Dive
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2014, 02:59:40 pm »
And of course the magic yellow on laser printers.

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Re: EEVblog #627 – Dumpster Dive
« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2014, 06:25:57 pm »
One of these days I will get round to buying a decent laser printer again.  I miss our old Canon LBP-8 Mk III.  That thing lasted for nearly 10 or 15 years - which is kind of the difference between a printer that cost about £1,500 new and one that costs £45.
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Re: EEVblog #627 – Dumpster Dive
« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2014, 06:59:39 am »
I've had my black and white brother HL-1240 since 2000 or so. Still works well. It has a separate toner and drum/photoconductor so you can have several toner replacements before the drum.
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