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arekieh November 23, 2008 12:07 AM

Good News and Bad News. need some advice.
 
Alright guys,
After asking about wether or not i should run my gpu in the 4x slot, i also figured out my gpu was 20C hotter in the 4x slot because it was right at the bottom of the T-Bar of my P182 :(. Also my cod4 fps was down by almost 1/2. Anyways, so i just switched it back to my 16x slot. The reason i wanted to switch is was because i installed an OCZ XTC ram cooler, mostly for the bling factor. However, that was stopping me from using my 16x slot, and also from doing push/pull on my TRUE. The good news is that i just reinstalled my 4870 in the 16x slot, and put dual antec tricools on my TRUE. The bad news is will it last? lol. Basically, the OCZ XTC is hanging off of one clip. It has too Metal bars that hang onto the ram clips. only one of them is on on the top. Its also installed all the way to the right so i can push pull on my TRUE. Thats not really what im worred about. Im worred about my GPU. The clearance between the ram cooler and the back of the GPU is less then 1mm on one side, and about 1.5mm on the other side (My gpu pcb curves abit because of my Battleaxe) My question is, if the xtc fully touches the back of the gpu, can it connect two different areas and somehow short circuit the card causing lots of damage?

Thanks alot (pics below: sorry for the bad quality, cant find my camera, using my brothers laptop webcam)

P.S. Forgot some of the good news. Temps dropped 3C after doing Push Pull on my TRUE :)

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...90060cac82.jpg
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...900b092387.jpg
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...900b093e76.jpg

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...900b09927e.jpg

P.S. #2: and is 64C Bad load temps for my cpu? Im at 1.42v 3.6ghz, at this voltage i can hit 3.9, i need 1.48 to hit 4.1
and what about 58C on my 4870?(LOAD)

arekieh November 23, 2008 12:41 AM

Holy Crap, I posted this on OCN as well. And some ppl came up with a solutiion for me.

I had the Push Pull on my TRUE backwards comapred to my case :/ LOL. W/e that is now fixed. I also put some electrical tape on the bottom of the XTC just in case. And now my Idle temps are 40C (5C lower) and load is 63C (7C lower, which i still cant believe)

enaberif November 23, 2008 12:55 AM

Your pics is how your supposed to have the true 120 setup.

And yes your fans were/are on backwards.

bars = airflow

Chilly November 23, 2008 01:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arekieh (Post 116486)
Holy Crap, I posted this on OCN as well. And some ppl came up with a solutiion for me.

I had the Push Pull on my TRUE backwards comapred to my case :/ LOL. W/e that is now fixed. I also put some electrical tape on the bottom of the XTC just in case. And now my Idle temps are 40C (5C lower) and load is 63C (7C lower, which i still cant believe)

As long as you have some sort of insulation between the XTC and the video card(such as electrical tape), its fine. Nothing should ever short with an insulator in between.

arekieh November 23, 2008 02:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chilly (Post 116494)
As long as you have some sort of insulation between the XTC and the video card(such as electrical tape), its fine. Nothing should ever short with an insulator in between.

Ya i was scared before, i didnt have any tape or anything in between wasnt sure if it was possible to short, didnt really think of electrical tape until someone suggested it on OCN.

Quote:

Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 116489)
Your pics is how your supposed to have the true 120 setup.

And yes your fans were/are on backwards.

bars = airflow

What do u mean? The fans should be that way? But the way they are in the picks airflow goes this way -->. my 120mm case fan goes <--- that way. i flipped the TRUE fans, now all 3 fans in a row goe <---- that way


Edit* And are my temps decent? :thumb:?

Thanks alot guys

enaberif November 23, 2008 02:19 AM

airflow is always front to back.

and when you look at a fan the support bars = air flow.

Eagle Eye November 23, 2008 03:08 AM

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Maybe this helps clarify things a little.

Loving the noctuas :punk:

arekieh November 23, 2008 10:24 AM

So in the pictures i did have it wrong right? In the pictures airflow was going --->. But my case exhaust was going <--- that way. I flipped them last night after the pictures, and my temps dropped a ton


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