My room temperature when I tested was about 21-22 degrees celcius. Your 37 is much too warm for me - never heard of air conditioning?
Would they give you a GTX 295 for your GTX 285 - no charge? Then I would surely get that, because that is way faster than your single GTX 285.
oh crap its australian? oh then that solves the problem ^_^ i'll have to order one of them.
oh we've heard of air-conditioning all of the tests that i've done are in A/C running around 25*c. it still gets rpetty hot so mabye there isnt enough airflow.. anyway it will be replaced with the artic cooling gear. so it shouldnt be a concern anymore.
yeah by the looks of things thats the way things will be done, because i've bought all my PC gear through them ( total spent is around the $3,000 including the original price + the upgrades/replacements that i've done) so i know them well. they have been good enough to start giving me staff discount on items. so quite happy
he said that i could either get a direct 1GB replacement, or because its under warranty they can replace it with a 2GB version ( which i whought was the GTX 295) because of the original purchase price of the card when new.
i hope this will be the last of my computer problems... i hope.
Hopefully you will test the card with the stock cooler and then after you installed that GTX PRO cooler from Arctic.
Perhaps you could show us pictures when you are done installing it - you could even take pictures of the process? It is always nice to see things done rather than reading about it. Just make sure if you go out and buy additional heatsinks or mosfets, because you wanna use better ones than comes with the cooler, that they will fit and you do not need to cut things. I used some pure copper mosfets to cool the VRM regulators, but I had to cut like 2-3 mm for clearance. The VRM regulators was not covered when buying the GTX 280 and it did not cover everything - do NOT buy that - buy the GTX PRO.
Post by mercedesclkgtr on Jan 24, 2010 8:14:43 GMT
i'm unsure if i will test it without the cooler or not. it depends on how impatient i am with getting the new one installed.
i'm looking at installing this myself, but i'm a bit scared of how much thermal past to put on, as this will be my first expierence with modifying graphics cards. so i might get the GTX pro fitted before i pick up the card. so i can just install it and off i go.
mosfets. what are they? i'm only starting out with computer gear so i dont know the technical use of them. what are they? what do they do?
i've just purchased the GTX PRO cooler, should be here by wednesday/thursday. as i am getting it sent express ( i'm very impatient)
Well I did it myself with my Accelero Twinturbo on my 8800GTS and again with the Accelero Xtreme GTX 280 onto my GTX 285 - with some modifications.
This picture shows my GTX 285 when the stock cooler is off. You see all the crap they put onto it? I removed everything and cleaned it - you really wanna read the manual if you do it yourself. I suggest using some hard eraser to clean the RAM´s and voltage regulators and then you remove all the old paste on the GPU and you clean it using some ArcticClean.
This picture shows what needs to be covered. I am unsure how much is covered using the heatsinks you get, but knowing that the GTX PRO is an updated version I am sure they covered everything.
The ones highlighted in yellow are the voltage regulators (VRM) - there are six of those if it is like mine and I used pure copper mosfets to keep them cool, but you can use the heatsink that comes with the aftermarket cooler. Then there is the ones highlighted in red - those are the RAM and you just use the heatsinks like it says in the manual. These mosfets were the ones I installed on the VRM regulators - pure copper and rather expensive. I had to cut them off 2-3 mm, but you just measure if they are to long touching against the heatsink fins.
But just follow the instructions in the manual and be sure to remove the bracket on the GPU if it says so in the manual or if it is not needed there. You want to make sure the aftermarket cooler has proper contact with the GPU plate. Do not play for hours when first installed, but read the temperatures after first race using that logfile, to make sure that it has proper contact.
It can be a freighting experience at first, but the satisfaction of doing it yourself is great. Get a friend to help you perhaps.
Post by mercedesclkgtr on Jan 26, 2010 1:08:23 GMT
i thought someone was missing from the conversation
looks like the problem is solved, the graphics card was deemed faulty by the store that i bought it from. the replacement hasnt arrived yet ( its due in late this week). and i've also ordered the GTX pro cooler and that should be here on thursday at the latest.
i'm itching to go for a burn on NFS:shift at the moment, but i know it will freeze up on me because i've still got the faulty card installed.
I have had my own problems lately with my PC. I always use the latest BIOS version for my motherboard Gigabyte X-58 UD4P, but with the latests update I experienced problems connecting to the internet when booting my PC. Sometimes I had to reboot 3-4 times for the motherboard to recognize my internet connection. I read others have had that experience too with some of the latest BIOS updates.
I then decided to Q-flash back to a much older revision called F7, that I remember worked really well. With that particular revision I was able to run 4.4 GHz (not stable though) some time ago and I liked it a lot. When I Q-flashed back to that revision using a USB HD, for some odd reason it would not reboot like it normally do. This meant I was unable to get into BIOS or Windows for that matter and I was without my desktop PC since Tuesday - or was it Wednesday, can´t remember.
Now I actually thought my motherboard had died on me and I had all ready searched for reviews on what motherboard to get next and I had my eyes on the new Gigabyte X-58A UD7 that costs about 360$. It really looks to be a cool one with all its features, but then I was reading over at tweaktowns forum, that sometimes when your motherboard refuses to reboot from a Q-flash, it is likely memory or videocard that is the problem. That made me remember that I have had problems before, not being able to run in triple channel mode with my memory and I tried to remove two sticks of memory, leaving only one in the first memory slot and tried rebooting. Sure enough it rebooted and it really is odd, but something I should have remembered since I have had memory problems before.
Well I am currently unable to run triple channel mode, it just won´t boot with a memory stick in the middle slot and I think I need another motherboard. I know it is not the memory sticks, because they are all capable of booting with just one stick in the first slot, which means its a memory slot problem caused by something else. Anyway I am able to race again, and I will try to post a time in our next PBRC.
Post by mercedesclkgtr on Mar 18, 2010 8:22:27 GMT
righto i thought i'd bring this back up from the dead,
after waiting 2 months for a replacement GTX285 black edition card, it finally arrived yesturday. there was a australia wide shortage of cards, if this one wasnt found by the store that i bought it from i could of been forced to wait untill may when the shipment of cards came in from overseas.
i havent isntalled the GTX pro cooler just yet, i'm currently in the process of building a PC to store all of my hard drives and one of the DVD burners ( Japan region 2). its not posible to install the cooler at the moment because they would foul on the sata cables that are currently connected to said HDD/DVD drvies.
i'm yet to test the card to see if the probelm has been resolved or not.. if it hasnt.. NFI what is next ont he cards ( as the whole computer has basically been replaced excapt for that one card).
Post by mercedesclkgtr on Apr 30, 2010 10:04:45 GMT
righto, this is the last time i'll be posting in this thread >.>
this month i've managed to build myself a server ( 4 x 2TB drives, should be enough for my...er... adult things ) and it was connected to my network early this week.
i've just finished installing the GTX cooler, massive massive temperature drop!!!! going from 58-60*c at idle to a measly 42*c at 50% fan speed ( 1,400RPM) is excellent!, i'll wait for a day or two for the thermal paste and everything else to settle down a bit before i try it in any games. but going by the idle temp drop i dont think i'll have any more overheating issues
Im really beginning to hate this game. A few days ago my game crashed and i was not able load my profile, so i had to start a new one. Today this happens, while doing a career time attack race i noticed the time was at 0.00 and the AI cars were acting unusual(crashing in every corner almost), so i kept going just to see what would happen. I had to run 20 laps or so and the time was still stuck on 0.00. So, i restarted the game only to see this? wth?! Start a new career with the Camaro?!
So, now i have to start a new profile again. Im going to reinstall the game first. Does anyone have any idea what is going on? Im pretty sure its not hardware related. All my temps are fine and other games run fine. It just seems to be a problem with Shift.
If this happens again, im done with Shift. Someone else will have to do the Shift PBRC races.
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Post by TheGreenMonster (PC) on Jul 13, 2010 14:45:07 GMT
1. You have to make sure your profile file is in the My documents folder under NFS Shift, or what ever documents folder comes with Windows 7.0
2. I bought the electronic copy of shift and I'm not sure if it applies to the CD version or not, but I have an icon in the Shift folder that say "Deauthorize this machine" perhaps you're last version on the old hard drive wasn't Deauthorize? that's just a thought.
CmdrTomalak (PC/PS3/PS4): Yep. Dead. Dead. Dead... Somebody should put it out of its misery. It all started waaaaaay back when Most Wanted came out and we all met on the EA forums and decided to branch out on our own. Sad way to go...
Mar 28, 2018 17:40:31 GMT
Tonnzzaah (PC/360/PS4): And unfortunately, the way Need For Speed games were for quite long time didn't help this place at all, for starters, I dropped off from NFS games completely. I did get both Shifts, Hot Pursuit (2010) and later Rivals, but they weren't enough...
Apr 8, 2018 15:00:56 GMT
Chandrian: I don't know how many of you know, but for a while, NFS World has worked very well on a public online server (probably a month or more since it became more stable), containing over 150k registered players.
Sept 7, 2018 14:15:36 GMT
Chandrian: The sync is now allowing races with more than 2 players, and pretty much all original NFSW features are working. The best part is that everything is available for in-game cash on this server.
Sept 7, 2018 14:15:53 GMT
Chandrian: You have to start with a new driver profile, but the progression isn't that hard. If you wanna play NFSW online again, then I advise downloading the launcher of this online server and also joining this Discord server:
Sept 7, 2018 14:16:13 GMT