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    Graphics Card Necromancy: EVGA RTX 2080 XC (Reference Board)

    It's been a while since we worked on a graphics card together, in part because this one took me almost a year to figure out, but I've finally got something resembling a complete story about it, so here we go. On the bench we have an EVGA RTX 2080 XC, which is the same board design as the...
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    NUC-romancy: Gigabyte "Brix" GB-BSi5H-6200

    With my humblest and most sincere apologies to the [H] member who sent this little guy to me for taking as long as I have to get around to making this thread, it's time for some... NUCromancy. Eh? Eh !? :D On the bench today is a Gigabyte "Brix" (I think?) GB-BSi5H-6200 NUC, which according to...
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    Graphics Card Necromancy: EVGA 980 Ti SC (Reference Board)

    Folks! It's that time again! On the bench today, we have an EVGA GeForce 980 Ti SC, which has this handsome axial flow cooler, but is otherwise a run of the mill nVidia reference design 980 Ti, with a slightly faster BIOS. This card was sent to me by a Hardforum reader, who I won't call out...
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    Graphics Card Necromancy - EVGA 980 Ti Classified

    I want to start this thread by first thanking the [H] member who sent this card to me at his own cost, "no strings," as he put it. It sounded like he (or she? I'm not sure) wanted to remain anonymous, so I won't tag him here, but I hope you'll all join me in thanking him for sending it to me...
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    Graphics Card Necromancy - Sapphire Radeon R9 390 Nitro

    It's been a while since we've collectively looked at a dead graphics card, but as I'm sure many of you can relate to, the last couple of months have been a real turd sandwich for me, and I just haven't felt like doing this, but that ends today. I made a mistake uploading the video to Youtube...
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    Graphics Card Autopsy - MSI 980 Ti "Golden Edition"

    Folks! I've got another card on the bench today, and that's this MSI 980 Ti Golden Edition. This card came to me as part of a lot of dead graphics cards, and it's the least promising among the bunch, so we're looking at it first. I made a video for those who prefer such things. As an aside...
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    Graphics Card Necromancy - Radeon R9 295x2

    I concentrated on the video for this one, so I regrettably didn't get a ton of photos, but what we have on the bench today is 2014's king of heat, a Radeon R9 295x2. For those unfamiliar, this is two full-fat Radeon 290Xs on one board, which can be engaged together using Crossfire, or simply...
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    Graphics Card Necromancy: Matrox M9120

    Ladies! Gentlemen! Welcome back to Graphics Card Necromancy, where we routinely fail to repair dead graphics cards! On the healing bench today, we have a really special guest, graciously provided by our very own Halon, in this Matrox M9120 Plus, which seems to have a little problem powering...
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    Graphics Card Necromancy, Continued: Radeon R9 290X

    Folks! Following up on my previous thread here, we've got a new pile of dead graphics cards on the bench, and we're going to attempt to get at least one of them working. For those who prefer video, I made a video version. The cards in this case are Radeon R9 290X's - once again, we'll call...
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    Graphics Card Necromancy: Resurrecting a Dead GTX 690

    Ok, so, just to be clear, I'm totally aware that this card sucks, SLI sucks, I'd do better buying a 2080 Ti, I could just buy a working GTX 690, repairing a graphics card isn't practical and so forth. I am doing this purely for my own education first, and amusement second. Seriously. This...
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    What are the current-gen iMacs like?

    I need a mac so I can get back into the mobile apps game. Years ago, I actually built a couple of apps mostly on a Hackintosh, and I'd really prefer to go that route again, but recent experience tells me that the latest version of OS X is a royal pain to get working as a Hackintosh. I was able...
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    Corsair H100i + Antec Nineteen Hundred = Annoying buzzing noise - Help?

    The title pretty much says it all. I've recently done a major upgrade to the following setup: Core i7 5280K (Stock clock speed for now) Gigabyte GA-X99-SLI Sapphire R9 290X graphics card with the Tri-X cooler Corsair RM1000i Power supply Corsair H100i v2 AIO cpu cooler This is all installed...
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    Dead Motherboard? Should I just go ahead and upgrade?

    The system in question: Gigabyte H61M-D2P-B3 (with latest BIOS - F15, I think) Core i7 3700 2 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 Ram 1 old OCZ Sata II SSD (Windows 10 on here) 3 Hard drives of 500GB - 1TB each. 2 Western Digital, 1 I forget, Hitachi, maybe Gigabyte GTX 970 - I forget exactly what...
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    "Phoenix" - Rebuilding a unique airborne sensor package

    This thread will be about a project much different from standard case mod forum fare. It will make more sense if you read the back story, but if you don't care to do that, just skip this first post - the build process will begin in my replies. Back Story: I work for The University of...
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    I need some sort of removable SSD RAID solution

    I'm working on a device that consists of two Windows PCs, each of which has two cameras attached. The output from these cameras is very large, at least half a terabyte total per hour, on each PC. This system is installed in an aircraft, and the cameras are used to capture images of the terrain...
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    Am I wrong? Swapping RAID disks between controllers

    Here's my situation. My employer is buying a piece of aerial surveying equipment that apparently stores the data it collects on a RAID 5 array, which is connected to its host Windows PC via USB 3. The boss guy from the vendor claims that the proper procedure for extracting the data from the...
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    So, I need 24 TB of storage...

    Here's my situation: My employer has recently taken delivery of an airborne LIDAR system that, at full spread, produces over a terabyte of data per day of flying. We'll be taking delivery of an add-on to it in a month or two that produces an additional terabyte of data per day. That's ~2TB...
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    HP ZV series: Athlon -> Turion upgrade?

    Ever since I first read about the Turions, I've been rolling this idea around... I have an HP zv5320us that I bought in late 2004. The processor it came with, while officially sold as an "Athlon XP-M 3000+" gets reported by CPU-Z as a Newcastle-core Athlon64, but with only 256K of cache...
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    Could someone with an XFX 6800GT look at this, please?

    Whilst cleaning up the wiring inside my case, I accidentally pulled one of the wires out of the connector on my XFX 6800GT (PCI-E flavor). I think I've got it back in right, but as this is kind of an expensive piece of hardware, I was hoping someone could compare their pigtail to the pic of...
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    Can anyone recommend a good data recovery service in the USA?

    Recently, my Dad's Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 8 failed. Apparently, this is a pretty common problem, but it's beyond the scope of my skill to repair it. Unfortunately, all the internet resources I can find on this problem seem to be data recovery services operating out of the UK, so I can find...
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