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    Wats got a reaction from Dimitrios Shizas in Almost 100% Safe Method to Delid Your CPU   
    Congratz!
     
     
    Really though.. The razor meathod is fine, just get some practice on an old chip. I wish people would stop with this "it's too risky" stuff..
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    Wats got a reaction from Beef Boss in Show off your latest purchase!   
    The last xonar xense
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    Wats got a reaction from epicduck535 in How to Change your GPU's Thermal Paste (With Pictures)   
    So much thermal paste....

    I received this video card from RMA, noticed the temps were lame, so changing the paste was a must. I also decided to take pictures and share a "How To" :]

    Let's start with the Before and After temperature screen shots. I ran Unigine Valley benchmark for 10 minutes during each test with a fixed GPU fan speed of 46% in a sealed case with under-volted case fans.

    Before: clicky 73C
     
    After: clicky 63C
     
    10C lower core temperature :]


    How To starts here...

    Supplies:
    Cotten Swabs
    Coffee Filters
    99% Isopropyl Alcohol
    Non-Conductive, Carbon Based TIM (DO NOT USE metal based TIMs unless you understand the risks.)

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    Wats got a reaction from abdo_king_ in Acer H236HL - Good for gaming?   
    That cheapo IPS? Yeah it's fine for gaming, especially games with lots of shadows.
     
    I like the little magnet in the stand. The screen cleans up well too when it gets dusty. External PSU so it is pretty thin, which is always nice.
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    Wats got a reaction from abdo_king_ in Acer H236HL - Good for gaming?   
    I didn't mean cheapo in a bad way, I meant very affordable. I truly know why there are $500 monitors now. The Acer is not perfect image wise to my untrained eyes. 
     
    Great for the price.
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    Wats got a reaction from ttony94 in How to Change your GPU's Thermal Paste (With Pictures)   
    So much thermal paste....

    I received this video card from RMA, noticed the temps were lame, so changing the paste was a must. I also decided to take pictures and share a "How To" :]

    Let's start with the Before and After temperature screen shots. I ran Unigine Valley benchmark for 10 minutes during each test with a fixed GPU fan speed of 46% in a sealed case with under-volted case fans.

    Before: clicky 73C
     
    After: clicky 63C
     
    10C lower core temperature :]


    How To starts here...

    Supplies:
    Cotten Swabs
    Coffee Filters
    99% Isopropyl Alcohol
    Non-Conductive, Carbon Based TIM (DO NOT USE metal based TIMs unless you understand the risks.)

  7. Like
    Wats got a reaction from Tedster in How to Change your GPU's Thermal Paste (With Pictures)   
    So much thermal paste....

    I received this video card from RMA, noticed the temps were lame, so changing the paste was a must. I also decided to take pictures and share a "How To" :]

    Let's start with the Before and After temperature screen shots. I ran Unigine Valley benchmark for 10 minutes during each test with a fixed GPU fan speed of 46% in a sealed case with under-volted case fans.

    Before: clicky 73C
     
    After: clicky 63C
     
    10C lower core temperature :]


    How To starts here...

    Supplies:
    Cotten Swabs
    Coffee Filters
    99% Isopropyl Alcohol
    Non-Conductive, Carbon Based TIM (DO NOT USE metal based TIMs unless you understand the risks.)

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    Wats got a reaction from NitrosNachos in 6 GHz Overclock Club   
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    Wats got a reaction from Julius159 in How to Change your GPU's Thermal Paste (With Pictures)   
    So much thermal paste....

    I received this video card from RMA, noticed the temps were lame, so changing the paste was a must. I also decided to take pictures and share a "How To" :]

    Let's start with the Before and After temperature screen shots. I ran Unigine Valley benchmark for 10 minutes during each test with a fixed GPU fan speed of 46% in a sealed case with under-volted case fans.

    Before: clicky 73C
     
    After: clicky 63C
     
    10C lower core temperature :]


    How To starts here...

    Supplies:
    Cotten Swabs
    Coffee Filters
    99% Isopropyl Alcohol
    Non-Conductive, Carbon Based TIM (DO NOT USE metal based TIMs unless you understand the risks.)

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    Wats got a reaction from Johnny K. in How to Change your GPU's Thermal Paste (With Pictures)   
    So much thermal paste....

    I received this video card from RMA, noticed the temps were lame, so changing the paste was a must. I also decided to take pictures and share a "How To" :]

    Let's start with the Before and After temperature screen shots. I ran Unigine Valley benchmark for 10 minutes during each test with a fixed GPU fan speed of 46% in a sealed case with under-volted case fans.

    Before: clicky 73C
     
    After: clicky 63C
     
    10C lower core temperature :]


    How To starts here...

    Supplies:
    Cotten Swabs
    Coffee Filters
    99% Isopropyl Alcohol
    Non-Conductive, Carbon Based TIM (DO NOT USE metal based TIMs unless you understand the risks.)

  11. Like
    Wats got a reaction from Naxxramas in How to Change your GPU's Thermal Paste (With Pictures)   
    So much thermal paste....

    I received this video card from RMA, noticed the temps were lame, so changing the paste was a must. I also decided to take pictures and share a "How To" :]

    Let's start with the Before and After temperature screen shots. I ran Unigine Valley benchmark for 10 minutes during each test with a fixed GPU fan speed of 46% in a sealed case with under-volted case fans.

    Before: clicky 73C
     
    After: clicky 63C
     
    10C lower core temperature :]


    How To starts here...

    Supplies:
    Cotten Swabs
    Coffee Filters
    99% Isopropyl Alcohol
    Non-Conductive, Carbon Based TIM (DO NOT USE metal based TIMs unless you understand the risks.)

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    Wats got a reaction from rambi36 in Who else is done with asus and their inability to use spell check?   
    I think it is kind of fun to get these types of messages..
     
    this i got one day

     
     
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    Wats got a reaction from elecxonica in Who else is done with asus and their inability to use spell check?   
    I think it is kind of fun to get these types of messages..
     
    this i got one day

     
     
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    Wats got a reaction from berderder in How to Change your GPU's Thermal Paste (With Pictures)   
    Good to hear, dude!
     
    Start up a new thread in the GPU-sub thread and you'll get all the tips you need in order to slow those fans down.
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    Wats got a reaction from berderder in How to Change your GPU's Thermal Paste (With Pictures)   
    The guide lives!
     
    Hey
     
    Uh, ok. So first off, you should have no screws left after re-assembling your GPU. This is not Ikea furnature where having extra parts left over is all right. Do not use the card unless it is correctly assembled!! One lost screw means your warranty is gone for good. (I really hope you didn't mean you say you have left over screws)
     
    65C is absolutly perfect. But you should have started with reducing the fan's speed with a GPU utility such as MSI Afterburner. Keep reducing fan speed and monitor temps while running a stress test until your core temp reaches 75-85c. Start a whole new thread in the GPU sub-thread for further info.
     
    Do let me know what TIM you are using. Make and model. Arctic Cooling MX-4 is very safe and excellent quality. Anything other than diamond, silicon or galium based is what you want for GPUs.
     
    I have heard of lithium grease. Not sure how well it works, nor do I know anything about it other than it's name... Honestly, your 3570K (at stock speeds) would run cool with tooth paste or even un-salted butter as the TIM.
     
    Look into MX-4. Amazon would most likely be the cheapest, 5 to 8 USD. A small tube will last for almost ever. Too much is bad, if you think you don't have enough applied -perfect!
     
    Please check back! I'm not always online but I'll never leave a man behind
     
     
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    Wats got a reaction from HexaGuy in My Friend Wants This Keyboard, Tell Him Why He Shouldn't Get It...   
    How does a 12 year old have 300 dollars?
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    Wats got a reaction from MourningSouls in How to Change your GPU's Thermal Paste (With Pictures)   
    So much thermal paste....

    I received this video card from RMA, noticed the temps were lame, so changing the paste was a must. I also decided to take pictures and share a "How To" :]

    Let's start with the Before and After temperature screen shots. I ran Unigine Valley benchmark for 10 minutes during each test with a fixed GPU fan speed of 46% in a sealed case with under-volted case fans.

    Before: clicky 73C
     
    After: clicky 63C
     
    10C lower core temperature :]


    How To starts here...

    Supplies:
    Cotten Swabs
    Coffee Filters
    99% Isopropyl Alcohol
    Non-Conductive, Carbon Based TIM (DO NOT USE metal based TIMs unless you understand the risks.)

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    Wats got a reaction from TeamTactical in My Friend Wants This Keyboard, Tell Him Why He Shouldn't Get It...   
    How does a 12 year old have 300 dollars?
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    Wats got a reaction from tmoto2 in How to switch between two audio connections   
    thats the one i have
     
     
     
    start, all programs, right click and open the startup folder. copy paste
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    Wats reacted to nothingspecial in high voltage problem.   
    I'm guessing what you did is went into the BIOS, turned up the multiplier, and left the CPU core voltage set to auto.
     
    NEVER DO THIS.
     
    Go into the BIOS, turn the multiplier back down to 34, set the CPU core to 1.3v, save that, boot into windows and check it's ok, then go back to BIOS, turn up the multiplier one step at a time until it doesn't boot, then turn it back down one and you're done.
     
    Yes, this is a layman's guide to getting your overclock, but others will tell you what the maximum voltage is and such. 1.48 is far, far too much.
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    Wats reacted to James. in PCX - A HTPC/Steam Streaming Machine in a Playstation 1 Chasis   
    So, I did some more work on this yesterday. I did not take as many photos as I could have, but regardless...
     
    Update 9: I love Dremels
     
    To start off I cut some more holes into the bottom of the PlayStation. These were cut so that I can access the screws holding the motherboard in place without having to take everything out.
     

     
    and from the bottom,
     

     
    Unfortunately the hole in the bottom right did not turn out the greatest, but I cant really do that much about it now, so its fine. After that I reattached the motherboard tray, and grinded down the bolt holding it down, so that I can fit the actual motherboard on the tray.
     


    Once that was done, I reattached the motherboard in order to see if the bolt was grinded down enough. When I did that I decided to just see what would happen , and I actually worked out well! This will probably be the orientation that I will end up having it, since It allows me to easily access all of the replaceable parts.



    From here, I then started to cut out the back of the PlayStation so that the motherboard ports, and the back panel can fit.



    There were also some inner parts that had to be cut out, and so I cut those too.



    Additionally, Parts of the CD tray at the back had to also be cut.



    With this section, I was a little too aggressive with the dremel, and so its a bit messy on the left side. I can't really undo it though, so I simply tried to make it look a bit better by filing it down a bit. Moving on, with the motherboard flipped, I now needed to cut out a space in the bottom so that the fan can get airflow through the bottom.



    The picture made it not look the greatest, however I did manage to clean it up fairly well afterwards. Unfortunately I did not take a picture of this. Afterwards, I then decided to cut out the side pieces of the motherboard tray as they were not needed.



    And then reattached it to the PlayStation.



    Finally, I figured I would see if everything still worked and it everything fit together.



    With everything put back together.



    And then retesting it.



    So, not even though that may be done, there is still more for me to do. I still have to finish the acrylic sheet, I have to order in some PS2/PS1 adapters, and get those hooked up, I have to attach the front controller piece, solder some longer wires to the power connector, and just simply clean everything up. I still have a lot to do, but at least I'm making progress on this again.
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    Wats reacted to the pokemon kid in Pokemon kids NAS   
    Woo Woo photo train is here!

    NAS Computer by Mat Teague, on Flickr
     
    NAS Computer by Mat Teague, on Flickr
     
    NAS Computer by Mat Teague, on Flickr
     
    NAS Computer by Mat Teague, on Flickr
     
    NAS Computer by Mat Teague, on Flickr
     
    NAS Computer by Mat Teague, on Flickr
     
    NAS Computer by Mat Teague, on Flickr
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    Wats got a reaction from DaftBehemoth in Direct to Die Cooling 4790K   
    you will need your own bolts, nuts and plastic washers to make the mounting system work. figure out how much pressure and such...
     
    best way to do this would be to delid, replace the thermal paste with coolaboratory ultra and keep using the ihs.
     
    lap that ihs if youre really worried. youre already going to take 20c off with delidding, that extra 1c off will be cool
     
     
    edit: either way, use coolabs paste for best results on bare die. regular paste for ihs
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    Wats got a reaction from Simmytu in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    I remember the day this thread was born.. never had a decent picture. but now i do.
     

    Won bronze in the PC Domination contest for standard build and cpu tuning

     
     


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    Wats got a reaction from AddonCustoms in Case lighting suggestions.....   
    Buy a roll of 5050 LED strip, (or 3528 if you want less light). cut to length and much cheaper.
     
    Solder on a 12V molex plug. don't worry about making it dimmer, just use less strip!
     
    only light up the good parts, do not wrap led strip all the way around your case. you need negative light. one strip on top is perfect for lighting up vrm, ram and cpu cooler.
     
     
    'Cool White' LED is what you want since you already have color matching parts.
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