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Thx! Yes I believe that the block is weighing down the card. I put the back plate on it (pics of it tomorrow) and it has bend now at the bracket, but still more supported than before. I heard that EK's 480 water blocks were quite heavy (this isn't even full metal, has a plexi side to it), and now I see thats true. I thought that it was my eyes at first, but after a while I decided to test it, and sure enough. I almost worry about the PCI slot bending, but they are quite durable so I am not too worried. In the home stretch for starting her up with everything running. Pics will be posted tomorrow afternoon.
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Ok, did not live up to my promise of pics. Added the back plate, plugged everything in, filled, and started. I am currently having issues with my HDD's/mobo, they are not being detected at all, but they still spin. Made a thread about the issue and got crap for answers. If anyone can help it is appreciated.

ALSO, my pump developed a crack somehow next to the barb and began to leak, so I have to wait for my replacement pump top to come in. Since I am in college and my computer is at home it may be a week or 2 before I can finish the project.
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Update on September 29th: Waiting on a new HDMI cable and adapter to micro-HDMI. Got my new pump top, but a new extremely slow leak is occurring at the screw for the housing. May end up getting an EL pump top for it. Will post pics tonight of it while running. I am not big on the dye so if I drain it I am keeping it clear.
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Very nice! What color dye are you using?
    
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It's suppose to be orange, but it was pink when I was wiping up the leak and looks green with a light on the tubes. I think I added it too quickly, the res is a nice deep orange but the rest of the tubing just looks thin.

Here are some quick pics for you.







And here is that bugger of a leak... as of right now no more drips have come off, but as you can see there is an standing water in the threading of the screw to hold in the pump top. I think I may have stopped it, running the loop all day to test.


Don't believe all you see in pictures. My reservoir looks like it is a solid orange, that is a lie, it is as clear as as water in a tinted bottle. The tubes look pink but they are actually a light orange with the dye in it.

Anyone have any solutions for a stuck front power button? I accidentally pressed it in while I had the front panel off and bent one of the pins, now it gets stuck. I am thinking about putting a small paper ball or silicon dot on it just to give it the length it is missing.
Edited by Chunkylad - 9/30/10 at 10:15am
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post #46 of 49
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Here are my first benchmarks. Using Furmark right now, first screenshot is a 60 second benchmark... not too impressive. The second photo is the stability test after 30 minutes, the temps peaked at 53 for a while then dropped back to 52!

I also ran superpi, 32 million digits of pi took 14 minutes. This is all on stock clock speeds right now, after I play around with it some more I am going to try to get my CPU stable at 4.0, and take the GPU up from there. RAM I am going to inch up as it needs it, I don't want to tax that too hard since that is still air cooled.




Sorry these are hard to read, if you can't see something let me know and I will post the temps and scores.
Edited by Chunkylad - 10/6/10 at 7:13pm
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post #47 of 49
Nice GPU memory clock. You should try running the unigine heaven benchmark to test tessellation.

and maybe use a different image host that doesn't downsize images.
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Heh, stock clock = win . I did run the Heaven Benchmark and did pretty well on it. I tried to take a screenshot of the score since I didn't want to save it, but its just came out as a black screen. I will see if I can capture a screen of it tonight and work to see if photobucket will support larger images or find a better host.
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Further update: Stable at 3.6 with a voltage of 1.4 now, going to see if I can get it stable at 3.8 and possibly 4.0 on this voltage. I had a BSOD at 3.8 which messed up Windows, but thank god for its recovery feature. Trying to figure out if that was a product of vdroop or if it was just a general lack of voltage on my stress test. I lowered my memory timings to 7-7-7-20 and set the voltage to 1.6, which is the stock voltage on the sticks. For some reason the voltage was set to 1.68, but these sticks are rated for much lower voltage. Seems stable now, been running Prime95 for 20 minutes, will leave it on for another hour or 2 and call it a night until either tomorrow or Wednesday. My goal is a stable 4.0 by the end of the week, we will see how things turn out. Temps at 100% load are running between 53 and 54, this has been after constant running of Prime95 for at least 5 hours and appear to be sticking to those temps.

What voltage/clocks are other i5 users keeping stable (4.0 or above)? I tried decreasing my multiplier down to about 15, then getting to 3.6 but it took too much base clock to get it back up to my test zone. Going to keep it at 20 for now since I know it works.

Note: My sig is my most stable clock, hence why it has not changed at the time of this post.
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