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Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 Jun 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,128
Posted By tritous
the big sinks still terrify me. remember the...

the big sinks still terrify me. remember the force on the boards is multiplied by the height of the heatsink. GFX cards are insane, but at least the back slot screw transfers a large portion of the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 Jun 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,128
Posted By tritous
interesting that they are FINALLY getting there. ...

interesting that they are FINALLY getting there. Tubes look pretty short though, barely long enough to take the radiator out of the box (always wondered, just where are you going to stick it? need...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 Jun 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,128
Posted By tritous
Now I've got that hint that non geeks still call...

Now I've got that hint that non geeks still call them "expansion slots" i've found some interesting things.

Intake or outtake aside, this interests me: Vantec ? Vantec Spectrum Fan Card -...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 Jun 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,128
Posted By tritous
not sure if that could get in palce since my card...

not sure if that could get in palce since my card is taller than the normal pci slot (those big heatsinks). Have to say that's a pretty nice idea though, keeping the airflow on the card instead of...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 Jun 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,128
Posted By tritous
The 20cm is just about visible on the picture. I...

The 20cm is just about visible on the picture. I didn't put another 12 in the back because I was moving country that day and didn't have time to get any more parts. I'm likely to put something on...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 22 Jun 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,128
Posted By tritous
the gpu fan I will replace anyway, that's a...

the gpu fan I will replace anyway, that's a given. it's not that deeply built into the card so it's easy, if i can find the right replacement.

As for the other ideas: I would love to if I...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 22 Jun 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,128
Posted By tritous
Okay, here is my layout of heat sources. You can...

Okay, here is my layout of heat sources. You can guess where my point of concern is and why I want to put the PCI intake in place
...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 22 Jun 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,128
Posted By tritous
Finally found something that looks like what I...

Finally found something that looks like what I need

Antec VCool Review–A Hassle-free Way to Cool the Video Card :: Bjorn3D.com...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 May 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,128
Posted By tritous
some solo work would help too. A double sided...

some solo work would help too. A double sided PCB with heat sinks and air ducts on both sides would more than double the effectiveness of cooling. A triple slotted card with a dedicated intake slot...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 May 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,128
Posted By tritous
I did think about that, it's quite a pest taking...

I did think about that, it's quite a pest taking the side off mine (since the protective covers stop you taking the back off) and it'll be loud but it's probably my only short term option until I can...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 May 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,128
Posted By tritous
I have a bottom PSU which takes it's air directly...

I have a bottom PSU which takes it's air directly from outside and blows outside, and most of my hot air is going out the top so it's not too bad at the back. It's the gfx card that is hot. If I...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 May 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,128
Posted By tritous
the issue with the case design is it has a...

the issue with the case design is it has a negative air pressure when you have several times as many exhaust as intake. It means that a weak graphics card fan may not be able to force air out...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 May 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,128
Posted By tritous
PCI intake fans and cooling advice.

After a little high graphics gaming last night I've finally lost my temper with the fan on my Sapphire Radeon HD4870. Over time it has, as is normal with fans, gotten louder and less effective. ...
Forum: Drivers 08 May 2012
Replies: 54
Views: 13,181
Posted By tritous
you should have at least 3 connectors for...

you should have at least 3 connectors for monitors on your pc. One on your motherboard: when you plug an external graphics card in this one will deactivate. Two on your graphics card: one a 15 pin...
Forum: Drivers 07 May 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 6,108
Posted By tritous
more complex than that. Catalyst control is for...

more complex than that. Catalyst control is for the AMD/ATI GPUs, but AMD/ATI aren't the only once to produce cards for those GPUs. In the past they didnt even release the cards at all, but sold...
Forum: Drivers 07 May 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 6,108
Posted By tritous
I still consider the catalyst control centre the...

I still consider the catalyst control centre the biggest breaker of them all.
Forum: Drivers 07 May 2012
Replies: 54
Views: 13,181
Posted By tritous
it tells you in the first screen as the pc loads...

it tells you in the first screen as the pc loads up. it can be a problem if your monitor has a sleep mode that the first screen goes by faster than the monitor can power up. Note: generally...
Forum: Drivers 05 May 2012
Replies: 54
Views: 13,181
Posted By tritous
some of this stuff cannot ever be found by an...

some of this stuff cannot ever be found by an application. E.g. the PSU just supplies power, not data. You need to check the label of the PSU. The most important stuff for us to know is the power...
Forum: Drivers 05 May 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 6,108
Posted By tritous
If your system is working, don't change the...

If your system is working, don't change the drivers, EVER. The only times to change are:
- If a Graphics driver is out that has a major improvement to performance (almost never)
- If you add new...
Forum: Drivers 05 May 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,973
Posted By tritous
no, some wireless keyboards are supported if your...

no, some wireless keyboards are supported if your bios has USB support for input devices. If you are having bios issues though then better to trust a wired.

Sadly not much can be done when it...
Forum: Drivers 05 May 2012
Replies: 54
Views: 13,181
Posted By tritous
It's a very important point that this is a W7...

It's a very important point that this is a W7 forum. The fixes for this problem under W7 are nothing like the ones for XP, and with how good W7 is once you go for it you will wipe out all your...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 May 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 3,000
Posted By tritous
the contacts were fine, in fact it visually...

the contacts were fine, in fact it visually appeared perfect apart from just 3 erroneous bits out of 2gb. Worst of all, matched pairs means it's two sticks I lose, although given that my 3 working...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 May 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 3,000
Posted By tritous
I can't think of any reason why the slots would...

I can't think of any reason why the slots would fail on just 3 bits in side 3 particular addresses. If it happened to all addresses on that stick maybe.

I'm not sure if I hope the cause was my...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 May 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 3,000
Posted By tritous
Update to my updated update (since edit still...

Update to my updated update (since edit still doesn't work for me). This time very interesting find:

Had a cut out, started up and got the flashing red alert saying one of the power adaptors for...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 May 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 3,000
Posted By tritous
I just ran sfc (system file check) and all my...

I just ran sfc (system file check) and all my system files pass their verification checks. This means that all my drivers are as they were before: versions I know for fact worked before. My...
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