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SaladFingers

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About SaladFingers

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    Male

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  • CPU
    Intel i7-5820k Haswell-E @ 4.5-4.7Ghz (1.366-1.431V)
  • Motherboard
    MSI X99S Gaming 7 ATX
  • RAM
    G.Skill Ripjaws 4 32Gb (8x4Gb) DDR4 @ 2666hz CL15
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 1080 Gaming (flashed "X") @ 2138-2151Mhz (locked 1.093V)
  • Case
    NZXT Phantom 530
  • Storage
    Samsung Pro 950 256Gb, Samsung Evo 850 500Gb, WD Black Series 3Tb
  • PSU
    Corsair HX850i 850W High-Performance 80+ Platinum
  • Display(s)
    LG 34UC79G 34" 2560x1080p @144hz & BenQ XL2411Z 24" 1080p @144hz
  • Cooling
    Corsair H110 280mm AIO w/ 2x Noctua NF-A14 IPPC-2000 IP67
  • Keyboard
    Corsair STRAFE MX Cherry Red
  • Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Chroma
  • Sound
    Logitech Z-5450 Digital 5.1 Speaker System
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit [UEFI]

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  1. And maybe you need to get back to minding your own bussiness you little kitten.
  2. Inbefore "I broke my GPU trying to unbend it, am I screwed?"
  3. The grief is real Might even drive me replacing this perfectly working card for a new one, lol.
  4. Oh I understand that, I don't really want to risk the PCB. It's the heatsink that's mostly deforming the GPU altogether. I even thought of taking it apart, leaving the PCB alone, and just straightening the heatsink itself. Anyway, thank you for the advice. I'll think this through before anything.
  5. So, my question is about actually unbending the card after the fact. Anyone has got any experience with that?
  6. Here's a picture I found on my phone. Can't really see it because of the angle, though: It's an MSI Gaming X 1080.
  7. It's pretty normal for heavy cards to sag if not supported.
  8. The card is perfectly functional, but I'm getting severe OCD attacks because I nitpicked everything in this build aesthetically.
  9. I'm not at home at the moment, but it looks like your typical sagging GPU. I didn't support it initially so it slowly started to bend.
  10. Sup guys, been a while since I last posted here. I finally have some free time to spend on fixing my bent GPU and I would like some advice. First off, this isn't about supporting the GPU. I've done that. In fact, at this point if I use any support bracket to level the card, temperatures skyrocket. I have come to the conclusion that the way the heatsink is bent, pushing the card to straighten it just leverages it and the heatsink probably lowers its pressure on the chip. So, given the above, I think my only chance is to take the card out and try to unbent it gently, perhaps tightening the screws after I do. Mind you, this card has never been dissasembled. Any suggestions? I thought of just leaving it on the desk with a few books on top of it for like a whole day. Anyone has tried to do something similar?
  11. Alright, thanks for all the information man, much appreciated. I might just grab the unit and test.
  12. Ah, so in order to have one "master" connecting to two other "slaves" I can't do it. One last thing to clarify then - If one unit supports lower speed, would that mean that the connection between the other too would also get lowered to the same baseline? Or can they both connect at their maximum possible speeds even if they need to take turns?
  13. I understand now, thanks for the clarification. So I'm looking at the same inevitable time-outs you get on wi-fi then. Here's a (probably weird) question though: What if my new "slave" unit is explicitly paired with the other "slave" unit and nothing else? Could this work? As in, using the available bandwidth between the two initial units only and not have the third unit connect directly to the "master". Could that alleviate time outs (albeit limiting my bandwidth)?
  14. Are you sure about this? The "master" unit can only communicate with one "slave" at a time? And if that's indeed the case, then the connection speed when communicating with the older unit should not be affected (other than degradation), right? Finally, what happens if both "slaves" require data at the same time? Some sort of queuing? Should I expect hiccups?
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