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Bumblebeepee

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  1. tl;dr Anyone found a good place to get the correct size fans for specific graphic cards? Ive got a AMD 5700XT MSI Evoke OC, one of the fans has started intermittently buzzing at high speeds. now I'd rather not send a GPU out for repair as there'd be no way to use this PC in the meantime, I did reach out to MSI's support who said they couldn't sell the fans on their own, but could sell the entire cooling for the GPU (heat-sink, shroud, fans) But they gave a approx cost of £110 +tax and shipping, (not bad if you needed the entire cooler, but annoying as i only ne
  2. I briefly had a UHD42, it was replacing a older Optoma projector i had and had a great experience with, but ended up returning it and getting a 4k TV instead, The bright mode was excellent, its there for people who don't have rooms that can be fully darkened. for model numbers (as they differ for Europe): The UHD30 is equivalent to the UHD40, and has a 1.1x optical zoom (1.2:1 throw) The UHD50 is equivalent to the UHD42, and has a 1.3x optical zoom and a optical vertical shift (1.5:1 throw). The UHD30/50 has Mobile-HD link (MHL), whereas the 40/42 does not (for mobile phone stream
  3. I got a pair of PowerA enhanced xbox one controllers and they work great, They come with a long USB cable, and have two extra mapable buttons on the back of the controller. It's pretty cheap at £25 a controller, or £20 for the standard one without the extra two buttons.
  4. After using Corsair stuff for over a decade, i can only conclude that Corsair's software support is not just rubbish, its abysmal. Which is why I've started to avoid buying some of Corsairs peripherals recently, *incoming rant* Creating and assigning macro's in the Link or iCUE software is not that user friendly, most other companies had creating macro's nailed down over a decade ago, (this also applies to lighting profiles) It makes me want to swap back to my old Microsoft keyboards just for the nicer macro software. The iCUE software is not comp
  5. Ive seen that video from GN, got some good info in there. The biggest issue with any thermal pad is having consistent pressure across the entire pad, and ensuring a good surface contact with no gaps due to surface imperfections. Though lead being used as a thermal interface was back when devices were not kicking out more than 50W of heat.
  6. I'm more curious if a 90's cooling solution would still be effective in the current day, (i've also seen it used in vintage audio equipment from the 70's).
  7. So in the 1990's I had a IBM (Cyrix) CPU which used a thin slice of lead / lead alloy (about 1/32" thick) as its thermal interface material against the rough surface of the heat-sink, Manufacturers stopped using lead in consumer electronics due to requirements for products to be lead free, But how well would lead stand up against new thermal pads? As thermal pads are just terrible compared to any average thermal paste, and that lead should have a thermal conductivity of around 34.7W/m K (depending on purity). My best guess is that it was used to conform to th
  8. It reminds me of this XKCD, https://xkcd.com/927/ But realisticly, how much more power can they draw through a new connector? The current ATX power delivery standards for PCIe cards are, A 12V supply +/- 5% (11.4V to 12.6V) 6 pin 75W supply, 2 or 3 wires will supply 12V, giving us 2A or 3.1A per wire. 8 pin 150W supply, 3 wires supply 12V, giving us 4.2A per wire. (2 pins of the 8 pin connector will be used to sense that a 8 pin cable is connected) These connectors have a rating of 5.5A per 18AWG copper wire in a 12 pin connector, so the 8 pin stan
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