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#21 Roscosity

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 04:57 PM

That's an epic build originally, zipties and all!

Perhaps you could get hooked onto a 1050ti and get back to gaming at some decent settings :)


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 10:49 AM

Well, I managed to pick up a GTX 1060 6GB model, for $250 (second hand).

But of a steal, considering the current 'Mining' price ecosystem......

 

Loaded up some Bioshock Infinite on Ultra with 'Alternate' processing, and wow.... it's gorgeous.

 

Gonna grab a  copy of PUBG, and Rise of the Tomb Raider next, and see what's up :)


That's an epic build originally, zipties and all!

Perhaps you could get hooked onto a 1050ti and get back to gaming at some decent settings :)

 

Yeah, I have no idea how those screws actually were so bad.

Must have been a bad batch for them all to snap the head off.

 

I did the same thing with my new card, without problems this time.

 

Nipped the screws up as tight as I could to ensure better contact, and for a blower style card, I'm now seeing 78*C maximum :)

Bloody low temp for a blower card (Asus 1060 Turbo).

 

It's amazing how loose those things ship, every screw on that card got at least another half turn before giving ANY resistance.

I find the same thing on all my hardware though; I got at least a FULL turn on all the cooling on my Motherboard too, before the little springs were even starting to compress.

 

 

Interestingly, back in the early Intel days, when I had one of these bad boys:

https://www.newegg.c...N82E16813136066

 

Mine was one of the ONLY boards to not have its VRM's fail under heat load from Overclocking.

I talked to people who had them fail, and yep, all loose heatsinks.

I saw it on mine also, I took the heatsink off to re-paste it, and the heat-pad on the VRM's had almost NO indent at all (one corner didn't have any!)

 

Looking at the blue locktight on the tiny bolts, I'd guess I got another 2 or 3 full turns out of it, when I reapplied.

Suddenly my own personal VRM temps were down from 89*C to 60*C.... hmm....

 

 

I know it's a little off topic, but just a PSA I guess, check your heatsinks are actually tight. Mass production seems to be scared to break them.


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 11:09 AM

Overtight screws might be the problem as well.  And being made of cheap stainless alloy means they're hard and more brittle than normal.

Or maybe some cards just use a faulty design to start with.


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#24 Master_Scythe

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 11:36 AM

Overtight screws might be the problem as well.  And being made of cheap stainless alloy means they're hard and more brittle than normal.

Or maybe some cards just use a faulty design to start with.

 

I'm not torquing the hell out of them, just tightening them until it actually gives a noticeable amount of resistance; as opposed to feeling loose.

 

As I said, I've done it on a LOT of devices, and I'm a bit of a DIY mechanic, so I know roughly what force im putting on something.

 

That old GPU of mine was the cheapest screws I've ever used, pointer finger + thumb strength, from a jewelers screwdriver was enough to snap them.

This ASUS card took a Ph1 screwdriver and tightened down without even blinking.

 

I guess there might be a reason I don't see PowerColor as a popular brand anymore?


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#25 Roscosity

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:30 PM

Glad to hear you've got your gaming PC up and running again :)


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