Vellaura and her PC Adventures - Configuring her new PC :D

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    Vellaura said:
    lmao, yeah I know, but god added a dash of insanity and audacity when putting me together.


    Yeah well, let's hope god will hand over a vid card if something goes wrong.
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       #52

    Ghot said:
    Yeah well, let's hope god will hand over a vid card if something goes wrong.
    Can I get a amen!

    Anyways, if anyone is reading through this and has experience pulling apart different types of cards, that has an idea on how the one I have comes apart, would love to hear it!
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       #53

    Ghot said:
    Considering how hard it is to GET vid cards right now...
    Point.

    I see (Newegg, in the US) that 970s are available, new, for around $400US. Seems excessive. I'd normally suggest replacing a 970 with a GTX 1660 (Turing card, previous generation to the unobtainable current 3000 series Ampere cards), but even Turing cards' current prices are ridiculous. I imagine that I could sell my RTX 2080 super, used, for rather more than I paid for it.

    Not damaging the current 970 seems like a good idea.
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       #54

    Okay so I did some research and decided to play it safe, I found a can of compressed air with a pressure of 70 psi, I think the one I had before was much lower. Will this be strong enough to push out those stubborn dust bunnies? Or even safe enough.

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/wd-40-35...uster_p0241477

    Thanks :)
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    From your first photo, the 4 screws circled in red will release the heatsink, so you should not remove them.
    To remove the fairing you have to go step by step.

    From the first photo, remove the 2 top-bottom screws on the far left, then the one on the far right at the top. See if the fairing pulls out without forcing.

    If it doesn't pull out, starting from the right, remove the second screw at the bottom, and see if the fairing comes off. If still not, remove the screw from the second photo. Still not so from the first photo from the left, remove the 2 second top-bottom screws.

    This way you will be sure not to remove a heatsink from the vram.
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    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4123 (x64) [22H2]
       #56

    Vellaura said:
    Okay so I did some research and decided to play it safe, I found a can of compressed air with a pressure of 70 psi, I think the one I had before was much lower. Will this be strong enough to push out those stubborn dust bunnies? Or even safe enough.

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/wd-40-35...uster_p0241477

    Thanks :)



    It has enough pressure and will be safe.
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       #57

    Vellaura said:
    Okay so I did some research and decided to play it safe, I found a can of compressed air with a pressure of 70 psi, I think the one I had before was much lower. Will this be strong enough to push out those stubborn dust bunnies? Or even safe enough.

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/wd-40-35...uster_p0241477

    Thanks :)

    Hi @Vellaura,

    Yes, that will be good, as well as safe.

    Best regards to you.


    ...From the land up up'younder.
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    itsme1 said:
    From your first photo, the 4 screws circled in red will release the heatsink, so you should not remove them.
    To remove the fairing you have to go step by step.

    From the first photo, remove the 2 top-bottom screws on the far left, then the one on the far right at the top. See if the fairing pulls out without forcing.

    If it doesn't pull out, starting from the right, remove the second screw at the bottom, and see if the fairing comes off. If still not, remove the screw from the second photo. Still not so from the first photo from the left, remove the 2 second top-bottom screws.

    This way you will be sure not to remove a heatsink from the vram.
    Oh awesome, thank you, I'm going to try the 70 psi can of air first, see if that does the trick. I will keep this in mind however fingers crossed the air can works.

    @Ghot @WXC

    Thank you both for the reassurance, I shall go to thy store and purchase it! :)

    Just a quick little question, should I wait a few hours before plugging my gpu back in just in case it spits some water or something? Apparently theirs a chance it can leave some moisture inside?
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  9. WXC
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       #59

    Vellaura said:
    Just a quick little question, should I wait a few hours before plugging my gpu back in just in case it spits some water or something? Apparently theirs a chance it can leave some moisture inside?
    @Vellaura,

    I believe the possibility of moisture in 'canned air', is really slim. As apposed to say, a compressor.

    However, anything is a possibility. If you wish to give it a few minutes, no biggie, just to be on the safe side.

    I have used it numerous times over the years, and never had an issue.

    Best regards, good luck.
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       #60

    Vellaura said:
    Just a quick little question, should I wait a few hours before plugging my gpu back in just in case it spits some water or something? Apparently theirs a chance it can leave some moisture inside?


    On the back of the can, the directions will tell you which way to hold the can during spraying. Make sure you follow those directions.
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