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Any news on the backplate yet?
 
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When did you buy it?
 
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lmao!

Nice :)...tell us how it goes
 
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Oh well apperently my X1950Pro won't be back for 3 weeks.:cry:
 
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Why so long?
 
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:|

Why so long?
Apparently something is dead on the card, it looks like the card got completely knocked out...

This time the card is going back to Sapphire...
I kind of knew this would happen since they got a dozen dead X1950Pros stack on the counter.
(They are collected on that same morning...:eek: One only got CF problem but all are going back...:respect: The guy said most of them have dead VRMs.:ohwell: )
It looks like they got no more X1950Pros for replacement...
 
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Ohh that sucks :(
 
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Many people killed their card by replacing the cooler because none of them know to cool the VRMs.
For me it looks like my card got shorted out somehow.
 
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...speaking of VRM's...i cant see any on the back of my PCB, is that normal :p?

What would the backplate do if there are no VRM's there :confused:
 

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The X2 is sh1t! I bought 1 and regret it, and it cost me my expensive VC due to a faulty fan.

? Odd. My x2 (I didn't mount it myself though, thanks Powercolor ;)) is really great. Idle temps @ 37 degrees C and it never goes above 50. I have a pretty decent airflow in my case though..

@zubasa: Were all the faulty x1950pro's from Sapphire?
 
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? Odd. My x2 (I didn't mount it myself though, thanks Powercolor ;)) is really great. Idle temps @ 37 degrees C and it never goes above 50. I have a pretty decent airflow in my case though..

@zubasa: Were all the faulty x1950pro's from Sapphire?
They are actually killed Sapphires, because you can see on the screws that someone removed the coolers. (One of them just cant CF.)
There are also a pile of 7900GS from Galaxy. lol
 
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I aint had a problem with my X1950Pro yet, hopefully I wont, I have it nicely cooled and the vrm's aint a issue even with the added vgpu! :D
 
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Honestly, one of the major design flaws of the X1950PRO is the fact that the VRMs aren't cooled properly. They get so ffing hot, whoever said that installing the AcceleroX2 will kill your GPU are probably stupid.

Lets hope sapphire decides to add heatsinks to the VRMs.
Powercolor already has though, its funny that manufacturers didnt see this coming.

EDIT: Interesting... apparently powercolor has this ceramic black heat transfer plate on the side of each of the VRMs, the VRMs still get very hot though.
 
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Honestly, one of the major design flaws of the X1950PRO is the fact that the VRMs aren't cooled properly. They get so ffing hot, whoever said that installing the AcceleroX2 will kill your GPU are probably stupid.

Lets hope sapphire decides to add heatsinks to the VRMs.
Powercolor already has though, its funny that manufacturers didnt see this coming.

EDIT: Interesting... apparently powercolor has this ceramic black heat transfer plate on the side of each of the VRMs, the VRMs still get very hot though.

I asked Power Color regarding my X1950Pro 512MB Accelero X2 and the VRMs, they said they can operate @ 125 degress with no problem.
I got also the ceramic heat spreaders, i might add some ram skins soon tho, i will have to remove the ceramic spreaders or put the ram skins over them ?.
 
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The X2 is sh1t! I bought 1 and regret it, and it cost me my expensive VC due to a faulty fan.

All of the powercolor ones ive heard of work fine. Are you sure you installed it properly?
 
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I asked Power Color regarding my X1950Pro 512MB Accelero X2 and the VRMs, they said they can operate @ 125 degress with no problem.
I got also the ceramic heat spreaders, i might add some ram skins soon tho, i will have to remove the ceramic spreaders or put the ram skins over them ?.

They aren't over the VRM modules. Its better to cool them than let them burn. @125 degrees they will be likely to malfunction
 
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Powercolor are just saying that to save themselves :p

If that was the case, why would they put extra VRM cooling?
 
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Will double-sided tape conduct heat?

Stick abit on the end of your finger and touch the vrm :D then you will know!

Go on a dare you ;)
 
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Stick abit on the end of your finger and touch the vrm :D then you will know!

Go on a dare you ;)

I burnt myself AGAIN...:banghead:
Okay.. I've decided to go thermal paste + three rubber bands for retention, I'm trying to cool one of the MOFSETS on the rear of the GPU.
 
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I burnt myself AGAIN...:banghead:
Okay.. I've decided to go thermal paste + three rubber bands for retention, I'm trying to cool one of the MOFSETS on the rear of the GPU.

hmmm... do thermal paste and mosfets go together? That sounds bit like trouble in the pipeline! MOSFETS are the little fellas right underneath the gpu on the other side of the pcb arnt they? :confused:
 
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