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Sister thread to "The Rage"

 

I have just embarrassed myself by benching with what I can only guess is a dodgy SLI bridge connection. LN2 clocks couldn't beat guys running on air.

 

Awesome :P

 

Weirdly, i'm not mad. Probably a bad sign :P

 

 

EDIT: Just checked my result screenies. All except one were in PCI-E 1.1 mode. Wow. Fail indeed!

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No no..... other people are meant to post their stories of fail to make me feel better!!

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I believe my worst 'benching' fail was at P55 Challenge Hamburg, and not my poor choice of a teammate, but rather Stoolman busting me and making my face turn ruby red from blushing, just prior to the contest start :-)

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Marc your epic fail moment was in the Romanian guys' room at the Paris Tweaking event. The moment you told everybody you would be easily sub 9 mins at 4ghz, I asked who is this guy ?

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Marc your epic fail moment was in the Romanian guys' room at the Paris Tweaking event. The moment you told everybody you would be easily sub 9 mins at 4ghz, I asked who is this guy ?

 

I did not say such a thing, I said the mark for tomorrow would be to hit sub 9, and if we had better ram, we would have made it =]

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No no..... other people are meant to post their stories of fail to make me feel better!!

Apparently I killed a possible 7 GHz Phenom II CPU by mounting the pot too tight...

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No no..... other people are meant to post their stories of fail to make me feel better!!

Got done with a DICE bench session and didn't want the acetone to corrode the pot (AL/Cu mix), so grabbed it off the chip and dumped it in the toilet. I and most everyone else ususally disposes of liquids and other things in the toilet, so why not -80C acetone?

 

When the acetone hit the poo water, it was like a gyser of toilet water, DICE and freezing acetone, right in the face. Yeah...

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Got done with a DICE bench session and didn't want the acetone to corrode the pot (AL/Cu mix), so grabbed it off the chip and dumped it in the toilet. I and most everyone else ususally disposes of liquids and other things in the toilet, so why not -80C acetone?

 

When the acetone hit the poo water, it was like a gyser of toilet water, DICE and freezing acetone, right in the face. Yeah...

 

Bahahhaha epic :D

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Apparently I killed a possible 7 GHz Phenom II CPU by mounting the pot too tight...

 

I did that twice

 

Also the acetone thing with a pot i didn't seal off corroded the conformal coat on the PCB, which i failed with too because I used acrylic based lol. I guess you live and learn and then get lost.

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I'm beginning to think i've lost my mojo. Tonight was even worse! At least last time I was getting scores..... didn't even see GT2 tonight, in ANY benchmark.

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Got done with a DICE bench session and didn't want the acetone to corrode the pot (AL/Cu mix), so grabbed it off the chip and dumped it in the toilet. I and most everyone else ususally disposes of liquids and other things in the toilet, so why not -80C acetone?

 

When the acetone hit the poo water, it was like a gyser of toilet water, DICE and freezing acetone, right in the face. Yeah...

 

Did that. Once. Had just cleaned the toilet thankfully.

The fun part was getting all the acetone splatters off the floor before they ate a hole in it, while still covered in acetone myself.

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I get the nasty feeling that I rejected & sold a potentially good card because it appeared to have a hardlimit at 999MHz core.... My mistake? Using nV 300-series drivers.....

 

FAIL

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I waisted at least 100l of ln2 before I figured out my 8800 gtx thermal paste was cracking. Thought it had no cold bug so I was benching it full pot, realized I was doing it wrong and actually has cold bug @ -120 , thats my biggest fail of the year so far, besides super pi 32m that is

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Here is someone elses fail. Bought this card on Ebay a few days ago:

 

DSCF2282.jpg

 

DSCF2284.jpg

 

 

Yup........The PWM heatsink was held on with blu-tack. I didn't notice until i'd tested the card.... I did wonder what the funny smell was.... :P

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It was a 9800GT with a faulty vMem circuit.... was prepping it for future Zombie..... Not any more! Some pads are missing

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