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  1. I just received a supposedly defective Rampage IV Extreme that seems to at least give a picture on the screen. The downside is that it came with no heatsinks whatsoever, so I'm looking for such things. Preferably the original cooler, but I'm not using it for anything that's very heavy on the motherboard itself, so using the waterblock passively might be enough.
  2. I was going through some old stuff, and found what I believe are a pair of old OC Panels for ASUS Rampage III Extreme. Are these still useful for anyone benchmarking old CPUs? I don't think I ever became friends with the X58 platform and didn't use them even once myself. In case someone knows something about them, what boards do they work with other than the R3E? Maybe R3BE? If it's unclear, it's the one on the left here I'm talking about.
  3. Technically, this is not about overclocking, but I figured I'd ask here anyway. I got a batch of dead GPUs. Some seem more dead than others, and I suspect that some of them have faulty VRAM. Once in a while I find cards that run less unstable when underclocking the memory, which is not important for my use anyway (Folding@Home). So, the question is, are there people out there who could modify RTX 20x0 BIOSes to run the VRAM, say, on half speed compared to stock? if I could get a couple of them to run reasonably well, I'd be very happy.
  4. Not sure if this REALLY belongs here, but anyway... I got a few artifacting Turing GPUs from a batch of "as is" cards I got for cheap, and I wonder how I can fix them. One thing I thought about was the possibility of disabling certain parts of the GPU by using a modded BIOS. is this something anyone in here has been messing around with? Or maybe I can send them to the manufacturer to have them look at it?
  5. I'm not really officially retired, just lost access to LN2, and need to get a few things sorted so I can get back to grinding some stuff again. I used to be a lazy student, now I work overtime almost every day, and keep getting involved in different projects that eat up most of my spare time.
  6. I might have a bunch of unused fullcover blocks for you. When I go where they're located, I'll send you a list with more details, if you're interested. Sadly, shipping from Norway is very expensive, but if I could ship from Hamburg whenever I go there, shipping costs will most likely be cut in half due to lower rates in Germany.
  7. Maybe this one, for Europeans? https://kartony24.eu/en_US/p/Postal-cardboard-box-315x255x45mm-50-pcs./588
  8. What about this? https://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/S-14192BL/Retail-Boxes/Colored-Mailers-13-x-10-x-2-Black
  9. Very nice for US folks, I think 😛 072780 must be perfect for ATX mobos? Not sure what "roll side" means, tho.
  10. GPUs come in all sorts of dimensions, though. Probably harder to find something appropriate? I was thinking: just follow atx specs + a few mm for mobos, and you can order 3-4 different sizes and be good to go in almost all cases (4P servers excluded). I wonder if regular mobo boxes have some standard designation, like FEFCO standards or whatever.
  11. I remember back in the day, sometimes I would receive motherboards in brown cardboard boxes meant for mobos that came with no accessories, just the board itself (perhaps these boards were from ASUS?). Replacing the bigger, stock boxes would be helpful to save storage space - and also for labeling boxes more easily. But, where can one buy boxes like this?
  12. What sort of fluid would you use for "water" cooling in a siberian winter? Not anything common, I would assume. And aren't heat pipe based coolers bad when the internal fluid is too cold to evaporate?
  13. Just a thought: why not just set the bar a certain temperature for whatever cooling medium you use? Not that I have a good suggestion on what that temp should be. EKoolant freezes at -15C, so it's good for some subzero benching during winter. I was going to suggest 0C, but given the safe temps for these premixed fluids that might not be ideal.
  14. I can't see why tap water is not OK. Everyone has it (at least in the overclocking scene), and it's even easier to use than regular water cooling setups, which are allowed. Mother nature isn't a "chiller".
  15. My 2 cents on this as of tonight: the point in having the enthusiast league is to keep the cost down for the OC'er. At least that's what iit seems from the explanations here: Overclocking, overclocking, and much more! Like overclocking. Perhaps one wants to remove the skill barrier that comes when you need to start insulating as well, that seems a part of it based on the Enthusiast league description. In the end it doesn't seem to be about operating temperature itself, but the ambient temperature. This is the only line in the rules about this: "Enthusiast: ambient cooling, registered >1y". "Ambient" simply means the temperature of the surroundings, so if you put your rig outside in Sibiria at winter time, ambient will be awesome - comparable to something between single stage and dry ice. That's just how it is. You can't have a set of rules where you can run your AC unit full force in the summertime in Australia, but someone living in Eastern Europe can't even open the wndow at night (skill level and cost = 0, AC units are expensive). With this in mind I'd be surprised if hooking your water block up to the water supply or putting some ice collected outsde on top of your radiator are things that are not meant for a league like this, either - whether or not it can be called "ambient" (answer: no). Both cooling methods are almost free and require very little skill to set up, so it makes no sense to compare good use of ones surroundings to phase change units and such.
  16. Go ahead, photochop them all if you like Pretty straight-on with good lightning (thanks to my source, I don't know how to handle a camera).
  17. I didn't know this one wasn't listed anywhere at all, though... not a single hit on the part number on google. Funny, as I have a few somewhere in my trays all from the same source.
  18. Your wish is my command. It looks very normal. Not the CA ending on this and the 165 chip
  19. Rad in the window is the oldest trick in the book, not necessarily just to cool the system, but to dump the heat outside. Classifying it as chilled when all you did was dumpng the heat out of your room is a bit odd. AC is borderlne, but strictly speaking it's chilled. Not that I think it messes with the rankings if you run your AC at 16C and post your results, but per definition t has to be that way.
  20. Overclocking, overclocking, and much more! Like overclocking. 1: this is for socket 940, despite whatever CPUZ says. 2: these are retails. No ES markings, just unreleased stuff.
  21. I've been scammed for $500 items twice. From my experience your protection as a buyer isn't worth jack shit. Seller has shitty feedback with similar complaints about empty boxes arriving? Noooo, must be the guy with 1500 feedback and no negatives who is the bad guy... #ebaylogic
  22. If it's unclear, it doesn't hurt to have a list somewhere. I guess everyone prefers to avoid alot of b*tching later
  23. Picture attached... this one was taken by the guy who sold it to me almost 10 years ago.
  24. Impossible for me to know if it is misprogrammed or not. It clocks like shit, so might be something else than an FX57... Different specs => different category, if you ask me. Personally I don't think Q3FE shold be mixed with 980's, either - different stock speeds I guess that applies to Q3QP as well, to name another example.
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