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Forum: Air Cooling 28-06-14, 04:54 PM
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Posted By hawkinsa21
I think I've fixed it to some extent. I still...

I think I've fixed it to some extent. I still need to check the card in another PC with a x16 PCIe slot to see whether I get any different behavior, but...

The BIOS had been wiped back to factory...
Forum: Air Cooling 28-06-14, 12:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,067
Posted By hawkinsa21
So I guess my question is whether there are any...

So I guess my question is whether there are any tests I can perform to check the gpu isn't dead. I am very careful working with my kit, so I'm not worried about me having physically damaged the pcb...
Forum: Air Cooling 26-06-14, 08:03 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By hawkinsa21
Plot thickens. Got my Noctua NT-H1, applied...

Plot thickens. Got my Noctua NT-H1, applied carefully after a full clean down. Now the GPU signal isn't recognised, and after the PC boots into windows with a black screen the GPU fans kick up to...
Forum: Air Cooling 24-06-14, 07:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,067
Posted By hawkinsa21
Yeah, this was the previous 'last ditch' attempt,...

Yeah, this was the previous 'last ditch' attempt, the other applications in various methods also failed. This was applying a bit to the heat sink and the GPU, so yeah probably about twice as much as...
Forum: Air Cooling 24-06-14, 06:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,067
Posted By hawkinsa21
Lol I've been so close to putting a desk fan...

Lol I've been so close to putting a desk fan pointing at the open case it ain't even funny ;-)
Forum: Air Cooling 24-06-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,067
Posted By hawkinsa21
Hmmm. Either the last application did this...

Hmmm. Either the last application did this straight away or its done it during the cure

http://i.imgur.com/m10y3Dz.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/iu2laMb.jpg
Forum: Air Cooling 24-06-14, 10:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,067
Posted By hawkinsa21
Roger that, will do so this evening. I need to do...

Roger that, will do so this evening. I need to do something otherwise temps could rise even higher
Forum: Air Cooling 23-06-14, 09:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,067
Posted By hawkinsa21
LOL, I did hit 74 degrees watching a youtube...

LOL, I did hit 74 degrees watching a youtube video... gotta lay off those HD settings ;)

Will certainly clean it off before reapplying
Forum: Air Cooling 23-06-14, 07:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,067
Posted By hawkinsa21
Ordered some Noctua NT-H1, in the post Temps...

Ordered some Noctua NT-H1, in the post

Temps with that AS5 are idling at around 68 degrees now. Eek.
Forum: Air Cooling 21-06-14, 02:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,067
Posted By hawkinsa21
Thanks buddy, I'll have a read now :) Alex ...

Thanks buddy, I'll have a read now :)

Alex

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I like the idea of the self adhesive. Makes things easier. Amazon do a very similar type in UK.

Cheers :)
Forum: Air Cooling 21-06-14, 01:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,067
Posted By hawkinsa21
Thanks YouWhat. When I do the AIO cooler mod I...

Thanks YouWhat. When I do the AIO cooler mod I will make sure I do a full cleaning job and have new TIM for it.

Still interested to know if anyone can recommend VRM heatsinks or pads :)

Alex
Forum: Air Cooling 21-06-14, 11:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,067
Posted By hawkinsa21
And as I'm going to be doing an AIO cooler mod in...

And as I'm going to be doing an AIO cooler mod in the next couple of weeks, can anyone recommend a good set of VRM coolers / pads? I'll have a fan blowing on them but the stock ones are pants by the...
Forum: Air Cooling 21-06-14, 11:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,067
Posted By hawkinsa21
I didn't use any. Although the manufacturers TIM...

I didn't use any. Although the manufacturers TIM was a mess, it just took time to clean it up but came off readily enough. I didn't think I needed any liquid to remove it as it seemed pretty clean to...
Forum: Air Cooling 21-06-14, 08:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,067
Posted By hawkinsa21
@ Rambo, I used kitchen towel. There are some...

@ Rambo, I used kitchen towel. There are some very light surface marks on it. Is it worth thinking about lapping with some very high grade sand paper?

@ SuB, thanks mate, I've pretty much come to...
Forum: Air Cooling 17-06-14, 07:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,067
Posted By hawkinsa21
Update: Idling at 41 on a hot day. Hoping this is...

Update: Idling at 41 on a hot day. Hoping this is a good sign

EDIT: Hmmm. Wolfenstein, hit 97 degrees after 5 minutes. Not good.

Alex
Forum: Air Cooling 15-06-14, 05:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,067
Posted By hawkinsa21
Thanks cooperman, yes I've seen this. The various...

Thanks cooperman, yes I've seen this. The various blurb I have read regarding the cure time states that the maximum profit is seen after this time, and that a 'few' degrees rise in temp 'can' be seen...
Forum: Air Cooling 15-06-14, 02:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,067
Posted By hawkinsa21
The GTS 512MB was solid. I actually upgraded it...

The GTS 512MB was solid. I actually upgraded it from the 8800 GT which had to be rma'd twice due to instant overheating.

I think it's also worth me cleaning the case out properly making sure my...
Forum: Air Cooling 15-06-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,067
Posted By hawkinsa21
My previous card was an 8800 GTS 512 by XFX, a...

My previous card was an 8800 GTS 512 by XFX, a solid card. Hence why I went with them this time, and it was a good price with 3 free games. I'm not sure on how much the vram can effect the perceived...
Forum: Air Cooling 15-06-14, 12:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,067
Posted By hawkinsa21
Quite. I've reapplied the TIM once more. I've...

Quite. I've reapplied the TIM once more. I've done this three times now, once with a blob, once with an even spread using a cling film wrapped finger, and lastly using a tiny bit the size of a grain...
Forum: Air Cooling 15-06-14, 11:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,067
Posted By hawkinsa21
Thanks Rambo, hmmmm. I used a bit more than a...

Thanks Rambo, hmmmm. I used a bit more than a grain of rice, not much more but maybe enough to screw temps up. The cure time might make a difference as well, but the sudden increase in temps rang...
Forum: Air Cooling 15-06-14, 10:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,067
Posted By hawkinsa21
AS5 application XFX 7950 problem

Hi guys,

I rarely post anywhere these days, grown old with a house full of kids etc. But, been getting back into PC gaming as I've learned to juggle time a bit better :)

So, I have an XFX...
Forum: Games 12-11-09, 12:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,195
Posted By hawkinsa21
I will have to add COD:MW2 to my list. It's...

I will have to add COD:MW2 to my list. It's probably above Farcry and Crysis tbh, and I'm a massive Crysis nuthugger
Forum: OS & Apps 07-11-09, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,729
Posted By hawkinsa21
OK, removing text, docs and pdfs didn't work,...

OK, removing text, docs and pdfs didn't work, neither did defragging it... but, :)

I knew I'd get to the bottom of it! I needed to tweak it at the extenders end. I disabled sounds and animations...
Forum: OS & Apps 07-11-09, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,729
Posted By hawkinsa21
Thanks lasher, no senders that I'm aware...

Thanks lasher,

no senders that I'm aware of. Both my next door neighbours are illiterate with teh PCs :D

I am using the plain old media extender, no ICS on this setup. I know ICS has caused...
Forum: OS & Apps 06-11-09, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,729
Posted By hawkinsa21
Hmm, cheers Matt, I have tried that and it seemed...

Hmm, cheers Matt, I have tried that and it seemed to be a bit better at first but maybe it is a red herring because as per usual I started getting connection failures and hangs.

Because I can...
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