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@lZKoce how on earth did you break a fan blade
 
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But it's pretty neat
Thank you. I still messed with the original equipment, so kinda of ghetto solution, hence I posted here.
@lZKoce how on earth did you break a fan blade
I didn't. I got the card 2nd hand, I have no idea for the prior history and what kind of beating she took :) Probably an ex-mining card. I knew I could fix it on the cheap and the price was lower than the rest right now. Basically I swapped it for my GTX970. I just wasn't happy with the particular model from Gigabyte and it doesn't really matter for me. I don't make money out of it anyway.
 
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Just found this thread. Brings back fond memories of jerry-rigging my old builds. I go all the way back to hotgluing a Pentium heatsink to a Voodoo 3 2000, but I don’t think I have any pictures though. I think my standards must be getting higher, as I had a tower cooler that was too tall for my case, so I took the window out of it. I ended up going back to the stock cooler because I couldn’t deal with the look of it! :D
 
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here's a little SSD heat sinking I did to help keep it below 50°C

(eww good god my keyboard needs a clean)

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One solution for ink refill without put out the catridge
Just drill it:D:D
Not recommended

paying full retail for "genuine" cartridges is a scam. I buy my x564 refills for my deskjet from a reseller for $10 a box of 4. Refilling is cheaper, but i cant be bothered ;)
 
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here's a little SSD heat sinking I did to help keep it below 50°C

(eww good god my keyboard needs a clean)

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Been wanting to do that to my 970 evo's controller myself, probably exactly as you did. Nothing but some nice thin thermal pads and itty bitty heatsinks. Where did you find heatsinks like that? Pull them off of something else maybe?
 
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Been wanting to do that to my 970 evo's controller myself, probably exactly as you did. Nothing but some nice thin thermal pads and itty bitty heatsinks. Where did you find heatsinks like that? Pull them off of something else maybe?
I bought them a few years ago for use on an HD5770 they're from OCZ http://ixbtlabs.com/news.html?00/13/57 used them on the VRM and Ram and a couple on the mobo for the NIC chip and the IO controller chip they cost me like $20 and there were probably a dozen heatsinks in the pack
 
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This is the fix I came up with for my soundcard I was having problems with as described here: #103

I can say I didn't even have to reload drivers or anything else to fix it, just added the fan and that was it.
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Just goes to show if in doubt put a fan on it
 
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This is the fix I came up with for my soundcard I was having problems with as described here: #103

I can say I didn't even have to reload drivers or anything else to fix it, just added the fan and that was it. View attachment 114485
Nice idea, i think the cover holds the heat so it can't get released quickly
 
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paying full retail for "genuine" cartridges is a scam. I buy my x564 refills for my deskjet from a reseller for $10 a box of 4. Refilling is cheaper, but i cant be bothered ;)
Don't buy HP printers they include firmware that blocks the refiled cartridges.
 
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After a week or two of running the Arctic Mono Plus with the fan impeller facing upwards, the fluid dynamic bearing fan started to rattle so I replaced it with something a bit more powerful and more able to handle horizontal conditions (dual ball motor).
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After a week or two of running the Arctic Mono Plus with the fan impeller facing upwards, the fluid dynamic bearing fan started to rattle so I replaced it with something a bit more powerful and more able to handle horizontal conditions (dual ball motor).
Classic getto, it is no longer a two-slot card though ;)
 
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Classic getto, it is no longer a two-slot card though ;)
Hasn't been since I put the mono on in all fairness, but I have the space for it.
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edit: tested it running some benchmarks, various games, it doesn't seem possible to get over 48*C right now, the room is 23C ambient.

I wonder what is worse, ghetto or redneck mods. :)
Like a Pinto with a big block lol.
 
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I wonder what is worse, ghetto or redneck mods. :)
 
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Giving new life back to an 8800 GTX. And yes, it's my fault it died in the first place, +VSense was ~300 Ohm instead of the correct ~30 Ohm. So 1.9V instead of 1.34V. :p

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You monster !
 
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:D
That's only part one, next step is to graph it into my P4P800 SE's Vcore output to get it working again.
I don't understand. What to be working again...isn't this a sawed in half graphics card? What will be working again? :D
 
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I don't understand. What to be working again...isn't this a sawed in half graphics card? What will be working again? :D
It may be sawed in half but that is a perfectly functioning VRM with VGPU & VMem outputs. The gpu core was completely dead after it had 1.9V put into it so what better thing to do than take the perfectly good vrm and repurpose it for something else. Ex. A mobo or gpu that has a blown (or weak) vrm but otherwise works.

Here's a couple examples of what I mean but with a GTX 480 VRM instead. GTX 680 on the left and a GTX 260 216core on the right, both of which work fine.
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It may be sawed in half but that is a perfectly functioning VRM with VGPU & VMem outputs. The gpu core was completely dead after it had 1.9V put into it so what better thing to do than take the perfectly good vrm and repurpose it for something else. Ex. A mobo or gpu that has a blown (or weak) vrm but otherwise works.

Here's a couple examples of what I mean but with a GTX 480 VRM instead. GTX 680 on the left and a GTX 260 216core on the right, both of which work fine.
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Mad Scientist you are.
 
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Reminds me of the toys "modded" by Sid in Toy Story.
 
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It may be sawed in half but that is a perfectly functioning VRM with VGPU & VMem outputs. The gpu core was completely dead after it had 1.9V put into it so what better thing to do than take the perfectly good vrm and repurpose it for something else. Ex. A mobo or gpu that has a blown (or weak) vrm but otherwise works.

Here's a couple examples of what I mean but with a GTX 480 VRM instead. GTX 680 on the left and a GTX 260 216core on the right, both of which work fine.
View attachment 114531 View attachment 114532
Touche......thank you for elaborating on this with pictures as well. Much better than the original post for me (at least).

Mad Scientist you are.
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Display(s) Philips 237E7QDSB/00 23" FHD AH-IPS
Case Aerocool Aero-1000 white + 4 Arctic F12 PWM Rev.2 fans
Audio Device(s) Onboard Audio Boost 3 with Nahimic Audio Enhancer
Power Supply FSP Hydro G 650W
Mouse Cougar 700M eSports white
Keyboard E-Blue Cobra II
Software Windows 8.1 Pro x64
Benchmark Scores CPU-Z 1.82.2 (4,8 GHz + XMP): 574 ST / 2887 MT Cinebench R15: 948 (stock) / 1044 (4,7 GHz)
Since I don't have earphones with L-shaped 3,5 mm jack, I used slightly better and more aesthetic solution to increase the lifespan of earphones. No more medical tape. :D It really works! The solution is heat-shrinking tube. I went to a few hardware and DIY stores near me and when asking for that product they looked at me like I felt from Mars and am talking some gibberish. So I ordered a bunch of them on ebay from China for less than 1 € with free shipping.

This simple but effective modification will definitely increase the lifespan of any earphones and it looks much better than medical tape, electrical tape or duct tape.
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