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- Dec 11, 1999
Yes, that's part of what is really strange about it. If I put a thick layer of thermal paste on the GPU, it runs very nicely for a week or so, then starts to overheat again. And when I've opened it back up, there's only a thin layer of clear oily slime on the GPU core, almost like the core is getting so hot that it's melting/dissolving the paste. I've tried three different types of thermal paste and the same thing happens. I've been debating buying a thin thermal pad and putting that on the core instead of paste to see what happens. But I'm afraid that might end up with even worse results...Lol, very odd that 280X overheating, and you'd replaced the heatsink paste too, right? (something I've never bothered to do with any graphics card, including the HD 7870 XT, and it's temperatures are ok).
Huh. I searched for high-temperature thermal paste and found this:Yes, that's part of what is really strange about it. If I put a thick layer of thermal paste on the GPU, it runs very nicely for a week or so, then starts to overheat again. And when I've opened it back up, there's only a thin layer of clear oily slime on the GPU core, almost like the core is getting so hot that it's melting/dissolving the paste. I've tried three different types of thermal paste and the same thing happens. I've been debating buying a thin thermal pad and putting that on the core instead of paste to see what happens. But I'm afraid that might end up with even worse results...
Haha, just saw this by accident and thought: Well, why not finally register in the forums now? Great to see you here!I could've sworn we've done this before (but couldn't find it), although I think it was a long time ago anyway.
Anyhow, after talking to Voodoo5_6k via Rosetta PMs (he's not active here AFAIK), we started talking about old hardware and I listed my old CPUs.
Thought it would be fun to start a thread here about it.
Thanks pops But yeah, the last part is almost spot onWelcome! You started with a Pentium 100? Wow, you either started late or you are just a baby, not a day over 43!
Thanks Yeah, I finally made it here... Thanks to your invitations! And you were absolutely right- I'm already having a lot of fun hereLol
Welcome to the forum Voodoo5 6k, and good to finally see you here
OK, thanks ! Now you have me in the mood to do more than hardware, like you did !.This is fun and I posted a few years ago on AT about some of my puter history. I need to dig stuff out and relive it all. I am new to DC, but have had a lot of fun with "personal computers" since about the "buy it from a store" and not have to build it yourself, era. My first personal computer was a 16k Coco 1. I waited several months for the elusive 16k version to come out as the 4k version at the local Radio Shack and the magazine reviews at the time said and I observed, were more limited than the Apple 2?, we used at school at the time.... Lived without any storage for a few months, until as a kid I could afford a proper cassette tape deck to record programs and data (much more efficient to a tape counter!) Make the curser do stuff with LOGO?...
School and one of my friend's father that worked in printing at the time got us all into home puters... The first home "computer" I experienced not at school was a blue box with like 24 LEDs and 16 switches that I think had 1,024 bytes of storage? I don't have pictures and it was cool. It was I think a print-press controller, that you could program and it had some kind of limited storage. At my friends house we were able to flip physical switches (I remember they had three settings, like neutral, up and down from neutral, sorry like 40 years ago, 51 now.) enough to "enter" in a simple game from a printout from his father that he found? It was a flip switch game. You saw the red LED light up and you flipped the switch first and you "won" the round. I'll try to look up the puter. This got my local friend group into puters hard! I have an early pong game also, so we what was coming with home computers. Still have the pong console somewhere. I don't give up computer stuff easily...
More later. But I only started into D.C. recently with my 1st desktop computer in like 15 years in 2017. I watched the "seti" stuff from the beginning, but did not have the money or the time to spend on it.... It was AMD with the new Ryzen in 2017 with a 1700x (and starting to have more money to not feel guilty blowing on personal hobby stuff again, whatever). My last "desktop" was a full A.T. tower in like 2000? (stupid size case even back then...) with a AMD 1200 thunderbird (overclocked to 1333 immediately). I upgraded to a full copper finned heatsink and started building my own aluminum 80mm fan to 60mm heatsink adaptors. I built a few adapters for local friends over the next two years for AMD and Intel systems... O.k. back to work. I know I have the thunderbird and recently had to move a Pentium mid-tower 120 (overclocked to 133) to get to some camping gear... Think it was a "Gateway Computer" purchase...
I've got many old puters around in basement storage. The wife has never been happy about old puter boxes of whatever computers boxes of software or computer magazines. If I ever have to move again, I don't know if my back is up to dealing with it all either.
I missed out from building computers from 1994 to 2000 and from 2002? to 2017... Went to family home laptops for much of these eras. In these times it took more space and funds for desktop parts and building. Later.
A 286?So I started hacking computers in 1982 using a 9 mhz crystal on a 296 to overclock it.
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