It went rrod last week
- xclamp fixed it, it worked, then got e74
- did bake trick by unplugging fan - and that fixed it for maybe 6-8 hours, then the whole screen goes all Matrix with green sh*t running down the screen. (yeah i deserved that, its actually quite a stupid thing to do when you think about it - especially since the system is on)
the next week consisted of:
finally i removed the heatsinks, cleaned the chips - baked with a hairdryer over the gpu for 5 mins, gave it a perm etc. yeah, i dont have a griddle, heat guns or any such thing at all from youtube vids, this is as suburban as you can get)
--zalman thermal greased it (didnt have arctic silver on hand) and its back to working like normal again.
gave it a 16 hour marathon on star ocean - no matrix, no glitches no problem.
if it fritzs again, ill just buy a jasper and a lian li case for it, cause yeh, after seeing the gpu heatsink, honestly i can't see why it didnt rrod much sooner.
Edited by Eiskold, 09 July 2009 - 02:41 PM.