Thought this would be interesting, as this place is kind of dead.
I pretty much took it completely apart and CLEANED it.
My X4 620 is OC'ed to 3.2Ghz and it was running at 75 C when converting video to .mp4
Anyways, took the fan off the heatsink, blew that out good, took off the front bezel, the screens in front of the fans were completely blocked off, I couldn't believe it.
After a good blowing of air and moving some wires around I'm back at 45 C during video conversion on all four cores. Amazing what a little ventilation can do.
Last edited by BRealistic; 02-19-2012 at 10:37 AM.
I really need a new case, but I don't really want to spend the money.
I've got something right now that does everything I need, I don't play a lot of PC games anymore. Besides burning a DVD every now and then, converting some video files, and browsing the web, my computer is fine.
I'm getting tired of looking at the same black tower though.
I almost feel like buying a mac just to have something to do, kind of bored with my computer lately.
I'm trying to rescue my tower, keeps rebooting after a couple minutes, although system temp is around 44° (111F?), and cpu stays at a cool 32° (???F). Thins started getting sour when I started folding again for vwvortex. Screen would go blank, fans would blast, and holding down power button had no effect. Guess I'll be putting folding aside for a bit until I figure out what's up.
Luckily I keep a recovery image in the boot list, so I think I'm just going to make sure everything I need is moved to my data disk, and will probably just do a clean re-install. Besides the nvidia module, and my adb setup for phone tinkering, there's very little to re-install.
Sent from my vwvortex account.
I just ordered a GTX 560TI
It was time to upgrade my aging GTX260 that I bought 3 years ago. I'm going to use that GTX260 to upgrade a gt220 on a PC my son uses. Should be good enough for COD and Skyrim
7% off promo code, +$20 rebate and free Batman Arkham City game.
Last edited by Egilbe; 02-19-2012 at 12:18 PM.
Oh and what did I do?
Got a free '07 MBP 3,1 w/gpu issues (8600M) was going to use for parts swap...SD & N. complete teardown, evicted the bunnies, replaced w/AS5 TC on all silicon, put hdd w/SL installed, cleared PRAM/NVRAM to boot and all is fine. Ran diagnostics......all is good!
Last edited by egecko; 02-19-2012 at 08:45 PM.
I finally got around to installing an SSD over the weekend. I just cloned my windows install over for now but it's running great - booting in 10-15 seconds and recovering from sleep with no BSODs so far.
I was also impressed by how efficiently my case collects dust. Who needs an ionic breeze?
Installed my new fan controller... the built in 2 stage fan controller of my Corsair case was a POS (would cause the fans to vibrate) so I bought this http://www.aerocool.us/peripheral/to...00_feature.htm
matches the case very nicely and works great!
Replaced what seemed to be a problematic motherboard. Went like for like, a gigabyte z68x ud3h b3.
Had multiple BSOD's a day with just surfing and light use. Ran memtest which ran a couple hours with no errors, new ssd to replace what I thought was a problematic HD, clean win7 installs, tweaking BIOS, all still resulted in a few BSOD's a day.
New mobo in and so far so good, finger's crossed.
cleaned out the mac pro last weekend as I was updating ram.
i'm... pretty amazed at how little dust has accumulated overall. nothing like my antec sonata in the same room, which was far, far dirtier. I guess planned airflow counts for something, granted I did pretty much throw the bits into the sonata3 as they exist.
Desktop hasn't gotten a lot of love since I bought an MBP. But I upgraded to an IPS panel recently and it's been refreshing. Gonna look into SSDs this Spring.
$299 right now! http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...n&sku=320-2676
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, just not their own facts.
Last time I setup a new Dell for someone (Feb 2011) I just uninstalled everything. Win7 seems to clean things up a lot better, and run smoother than the last installments of Windows.
For me, and I was pretty OCD about it, the days of reformatting are over. I love W7.
1. removed my totally outdated evga 760i motherboard with a core 2 duo e7500 overclocked to 3.9ghz
2. unboxed my new ****
3. installed my new asus sabertooth 990FX motherboard
4. installed my new AMD FX-8120 8 core cpu (i know all the hate behind the bulldozers but trust me, i know what im getting myself into)
5. installed 16gb of corsair ram
5. installed a corsair h80 water cooling setup
6. put my nvidia GTX 460 back in because the ATI 5970 was too big for my current case
7. closed case
8. turned on
Last edited by dankvwguy; 03-09-2012 at 09:13 AM.
THE CBOX KREW
There's always time for a GI Joe orgy
Removed my ati 5850 video card because fan was dieing on me. Luckily I have lifetime warranty on that thing so hopefully XFX comes through. Now I'm using some old ass video card with a max resolution of 1280x1024 on a monitor with native 2048 x 1152. It's almost a test of patiences.
Spent the day yesterday putting in a new mobo, ram and i-5-2500k with a Xigmatek HSF. I actually tried to spend some time and hide some of the unused cables and wires, but the wire management on the Antec 900 case I have sucks balls. I still looks better than before when I just plugged everything in and had cables and wires snaking everywhere. It looked like someone cut off Medusa's head and threw it inside the case. I wanted to use the same Win7 key, but it was an upgrade key and wouldn't let me do a clean install. I couldn't re-install Vista because the raid drivers from MSI's website was wrong, or Vista just didn't like them. I ended up using a key from another OEM copy I hadn't used yet I guess I'll be loading Windows 8 on that other pc I was making from spare parts