Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by jbunch07, Sep 22, 2008.
What do you guys think?
Not bad, unless you're talking about crunching on them
I think those blower fans needs a blow job
These are to e further additions to my folding farm--I currently have two 9600GSOs and an 8800GTS G92 going, but I don't have the PCIe slots available ATM for either of these. That should be resolved Monday, however
It's a Controller Card out of a old IBM DS6800 Fiber channel SAN.
Unfortunately the CF card that holds the firmware is dead so it does not work anymore.
Oh, do tell us what you need all of those expansion slots for
My first try in this thread...
Not yet Sleeved.
More pic's here http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2831241
case looks amazing, I like your knife too The first photo looks really nice, at first I was wondering why you posted a picture of a knife on the hardware close up thread
two last shots of my CM690II Advanced, put it up for sale ^^
mounted two Noctua NF-F12 PWN fans on my H100
too much light in the bg, but it's a shot of my GTX680 and my Asus Xonar Essence STX ^^
Usually fans on top are mounted as outtakes, any specific reason for this config?
there ain't space on top of the rad, bcs of the 8pin connector at top, that's why one fan is not fully monted as u can see, but they pull fresh air through the mess in the top of my CM 690 II Advanced.
You can just flip the fans around and let them blow air through the rad
Well, isn't it fine if you go either way? At least if you have your rad being the intake you'll be cooling the rad with ambient temperature air rather than heated air that's already in the chassis. With this said the heat from the rad gets put back into the chassis, but at that point your CPU has already been chilled.
It's not a disaster, especially with water cooling, but experience has taught me that even in this scenario the difference will be noticable.
Got a pair of 4GB Corsair Dominator Plat DDR3 2133mhz RAM for my main rig, awaiting restock of these RAM before I can get another pair...
Jumped onto the SSD bandwagon this saturday...
All I can say about it is...: omg f fast!
I get to windows in like... 10 seconds.
You've really cleaned it up since the last pic you posted. Any results yet?
Oh, and you may want to use a different type of tape to secure it all. Scotch tape is prone to static.
Well, the VGA hotwire points for the GPU don't actually do anything, so I had to find an alternate mod point.
I checked for actual hard mods, found that the VRM controller layout is different for my card then it is for pictured mods, had to figure out where to mod my card..
Mine (note the missing resistors/whatever just below the shown mod above):
So, with no help to be found on the internet, and ASUS reps either on vacation, or not in for the weekend, I came up with this, after finding the moved parts on the back of the card:
That made volts increase, but then droop is higher, making it so that the mod is useless. So I modded everything back up to plug back into the MVE as shown in my last post above, and found no luck.
So, no, no results.
I know, I was just checking mods before hot-gluing in place. Of course, I just ended up removing them and setting the card back to stock, since the mods are in-effective. It only takes me about 10 minutes to mod the card, including new thermal paste.
Nice, thinking of picking up a 840 myself
So basically the newer DC2 cards are crap for volt modding?
Unfortunately, yes. I mean, PLL and vMEM works fine. I can mod card and get 1.15V on GPU with the 20ohm trimpot as shown above, droops to 1.021 V under load though, and max stable with that is 1100 MHz.
I have a couple of ideas, if I could afford to kill the card attempting the other mods, I would, but until I con somehow confirm that it'll work...yeah, wanna buy a 7970? Ithink I've tried beyond what most would to get it to work, and no dice. Nevermind that I flashed the BIOS about 300 times since I got the card early last week, trying every possible BIOS out there to make volt control work.
From what I have found though, many new cards from any brand are GPU voltage locked, so that's that, I suppose. NO software, no hard mods. Last week I was posting in a thread that OEMs are locking hardware up tight now, and this is a perfect example, considering it says it should work, right on the box, but doesn't. Kinda false advertising, IMHO.
An impressive change was also the noise. Much more silent since I had 6 15KRPM HDDs. lol
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