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by rafezetter
Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GPU temp gone up??
Replies: 15
Views: 3945

Re: GPU temp gone up??

Well an update - it's been several days now and no change - the card is still running hot... too hot IMHO for long term reliability. I've contacted Geil to see if they care to comment, but I'm now looking at some fairly hefty aftermarket coolers. While it's not a top end card, this should still happ...
by rafezetter
Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GPU temp gone up??
Replies: 15
Views: 3945

Re: GPU temp gone up??

All thermal pads were re-used, however I did notice they were compressed so I wonder if that might be a factor? However I thought the GPU temp was based on the chip - would the temps shown in the benchmark (and realtemp software) be for the whole card? If so then the rams might be getting hotter th...
by rafezetter
Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GPU temp gone up??
Replies: 15
Views: 3945

Re: GPU temp gone up??

Ok I've just read about this item: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/ek-sf3d-critical-point-gpu-liquid-nitrogen-evaporation-cooler yes you read that right a liquid nitrogen GPU cooler.... designed by a world class overclocker, but what caught my attention was this bit of text: Additionaly, EK supplies ...
by rafezetter
Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GPU temp gone up??
Replies: 15
Views: 3945

Re: GPU temp gone up??

then draw thin even lines in it, as you would get with a notched spreader, sounds like a lot of time/handling/chance for foreign particles (maybe even air pockets?)to become involved. what are you "drawing" the lines in it with? i put on the thinnest possible coat with a brand new razorblade and ro...
by rafezetter
Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GPU temp gone up??
Replies: 15
Views: 3945

Re: GPU temp gone up??

Thanks for the replies, @ Bonestonne - the heatsink was just 4 sprung screws for the main mount and 3 small ones for the ram section. All thermal pads were re-used, however I did notice they were compressed so I wonder if that might be a factor? However I thought the GPU temp was based on the chip -...
by rafezetter
Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GPU temp gone up??
Replies: 15
Views: 3945

Re: GPU temp gone up??

I have redone, sadly with the same results. To be honest this is the first time I've ever swapped out the TIM on a GPU card, but as I already had to order more TIM for the CPU and have a serious surplus (a 20g pot!) I figured the same "the stock paste that comes bundled with a CPU is so/so" could we...
by rafezetter
Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GPU temp gone up??
Replies: 15
Views: 3945

GPU temp gone up??

First off I've been building pc's over a decade, and doing moderate customizations etc so I'm used to doing equipment alterations, yet this problem is a new one to me, so I hope you guys might be able to have some suggestions. I recently bought a gtx770, and noticed when running the valley benchmark...
by rafezetter
Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Crazy? or not...
Replies: 7
Views: 11398

Re: Crazy? or not...

TY mercifull_fate - to answer you I intend to use a sealer - caulk or similar between each panel joint to seal any small gaps, and a letterbox draught excluder ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/Internal-Letter-Cover-Draught-Excluder/dp/B0057FVP3E/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1360547065&sr=8-13 ) at the back of t...
by rafezetter
Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:30 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Crazy? or not...
Replies: 7
Views: 11398

Re: Crazy? or not...

Another idea.. I saw this posted here in '04 in a reply to a frequency question and wondered if anyone could add any info on things like thickness required etc? "Nothing will stop noise below ~200Hz except things like concrete" I ask as I have used a roofing tile that looks like slate and is about 5...
by rafezetter
Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Crazy? or not...
Replies: 7
Views: 11398

Crazy? or not...

Hi - first post of first visit, - I've been thinking about building a pc enclosure or a wooden framed PC as part of a dedicated desk build for a while (to build it once and allow space for any and all possible PC builds after - even with these crazy sized graphics cards) and I've been looking at var...