Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by t_ski, May 6, 2011.
This makes me wonder what the inside of the case is like.
I have no idea where it was at, they brought it into my shop. Either way, I used gloves to handle this nasty POS.
That's what I got from who gave me the card (not the original owner)...translation (and after testing):
- Not recognized by the driver.
There were dead bugs in the shroud and on the side of the heatsink...
By now you should recognize what kind of card this is...
Kinda looks like one.. the older G80
I assume you cleaned it out by now. Is it behaving any better?
Dirty computers always make me a little sad on the inside.
As a tech it does give me a chance to look up at the client and in my best imitation voice say:
"Dammit [Insert Client's name here], I'm a computer technician not a [Janitor/Maid/Swiffer/Dust Bunny Herder]"
I was swapping parts out in my home server and the kids rig and found both to be dusty. I know may rad on my rig is dusty, too. Sounds like I'm going to be doing some spring cleaning this week.
I wish I had taken pictures of some of the nastier rigs I have seen over the years. I used to work for a local council and the machines that used to operate at the tips used to accumulate some horrible stuff, although it had nothing on the machines that I used to pull out of this saw mill I used to support...... I'm surprised none of those things ever caught fire!
While these were dirty it was nothing a good can of compressed air couldn't fix in short order. The worst machines I have ever seen are those owned by smokers... The dust/tar mix just adheres to everything making it a nightmare to try and clean.
I had a mate who was a field services tech. He went onsite to change a PSU at a customers house, arrived onsite and her house was filthy as all hell. He opens up the side of the tower and dozens of cockroaches come pouring out. He then told her it's not covered by the warranty and made a quick escape.
Some nasty shit out there...
Yes, sir. 640MB.
Yes and yes, after a baking session.
EDIT (MOAR FILTH!):
You know it's bad when you can pick it all up with tweezers:
looks like carpet!
ahh.. a thread of my liking
a week after cleaning.....
a month after cleaning...
full system ignore my knee
a better pic
look carefully at the CPU HSF, inbetween the fan blades
and this is after 2 weeks
sucks living in one of the most busiest cities in the world
and then there is this metro construction going on now
Not filthy, but nasty. And a bit unexplainable...
Fan still works, but the whole tower now vibrates like a cellphone
Rip out the fan, and put in another VIA molex
I bet that thing cracking apart scared the hell out of you!
It's my brother's pc not mine.
I still have to ask him what happened.
A new fan would be worth more than the whole LC-Power junk PSU lol
I would replace the PSU. That fan was thermal controlled I am willing to bet.
Go buy some cheap womans tights, and wrap them around your fans. Amount of dust being sucked into the computer drastically reduced, and you only have to clean/vacuum/wash the tights.
This is a really good idea! Thanks!
That is a great Ideal. Any ideal how much airflow is reduced by using them?
Pretty much 0 negative impact, one of the oldest "tricks" in the book
THIS. I use to do this before I started buying cases with filters.
I pull the filter's out and stick with my trusty lady garment's
I too use the ladies stuff to block dust from going in. The only downside is that the sellers look at you in a strange way when you go purchase em...
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