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mike

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Hey all,

About 2 weeks ago, my system died(would not longer boot) and I assumed it was the motherboard(IWILL KK266). I RMA'd the board and installed the new one. SAME ****! The new board booted once to Windows and that's it. Still will not boot to even the BIOS. My 1gig AXIA was OC'd at 155x9. Hope someone else's Gforce couldn't handle OC'ing.
 

harderclock

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Feb 19, 2001
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montreal
before my radeon i had a hercules gforce 2mx if i remember correctly i had uped my fsb to 122 which brought my tbird 900 up 1098 i then clocked my gforce somewhere just ubove 200 on the clock and around 210 on the memory well that was it the card totally bugged out and was never the same again i could boot with it but had all kinds of artifacts in windows so i took it back and exchanged +100 for a radeon 64 ddr
 

klosters64a

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mike,
as much as profanity seems the best way to express oneself at times, these forums aren't the place for it. Please, keep it clean. Thank you!
 

Da Whip

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Sunny Florida, you can keep the midwest!!
Sad to say I have had the same experience and by coinsidince it was a KK266R and a GeForce 2 Ultra. At first i thought I ahd toated the MOBO, but it turned out to be the GF2 Ultra. I had the [email protected] 152 and my Ultra O/Ced to 350/550. Well there goes a $400 card, fortunately it was warrantied, should get it this week.
 

[OC]_SR20DE

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Humm.... nvidia cards usually handle very well with high bus speeds.. at least I didn't have problem with my Annihilator2 [email protected] 220/390 on a Abit BE6-2 [email protected] 155 [email protected] cas3 and [email protected] cas2. Haven't fried anything yet... Im sorry to hear about yours Mike.. Did you guys have good cooling on the GF2 card's GPU? I have a bigggg hsf on mine but I donno that has anything to do with preventing from frying my vid card.. im not sure.. my ram chips are not cooled and the case sides are open as always. ohh gosh, i haven't cleaned the inside the case and it's very dirty now. time to clean.
 
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mike

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Hey all,

I just recently made things worse:-( Well, I didn't think cooling was an issue because I have a very well ventilated case and actually put a lapped PIII heatsink/fan for their FCPGA chips on it that I attached using super glue and artic silver and had the warm air getting sucked out by one of those pci slot fans. So last night, I had this brilliant idea that maybe the heatsink somehow wasn't sitting properly. So I got the pliers and pulled the heatsink off. YIKES!!! I managed to pull the heatsink off as well as some of the chip. There goes my RMA that I was planning on requesting. So...after hours of sweet talking to my wife, she gave in and said I can get another one and I have to stop "tinkering" with the computer(of course I said ok:))

Just a thought: If epoxy adheres as well as super glue, EVERYONE BE CAREFUL! I didn't believe that you can literally pull chunks of the processor out along with the heatsink.
 

Slake

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Hehe, I got a similar speech from my wife tonight, after killin' my Celeron 600 with stupidity. Lapped it too much. :(
 
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mike

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Well...guys will be guys, and yes, we know our BEER FARTS STINK:)
 

WillysNut

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Apr 18, 2001
Location
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I don't know if its the same problem but my Hercules Prophet 2 MX is now buggy after an extended burn-in. If I OC the card to play games, and forget to return the card to stock settings before I shut down, I get a freeze-up on the next boot.

I've tried several different things to isolate the problem Seems to be fine as long as I return to stock settings before shutting down...weird!
 

Nagorak

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mike (Jun 10, 2001 11:10 p.m.):
Hey all,

I just recently made things worse:-( Well, I didn't think cooling was an issue because I have a very well ventilated case and actually put a lapped PIII heatsink/fan for their FCPGA chips on it that I attached using super glue and artic silver and had the warm air getting sucked out by one of those pci slot fans. So last night, I had this brilliant idea that maybe the heatsink somehow wasn't sitting properly. So I got the pliers and pulled the heatsink off. YIKES!!! I managed to pull the heatsink off as well as some of the chip. There goes my RMA that I was planning on requesting. So...after hours of sweet talking to my wife, she gave in and said I can get another one and I have to stop "tinkering" with the computer(of course I said ok:))

Just a thought: If epoxy adheres as well as super glue, EVERYONE BE CAREFUL! I didn't believe that you can literally pull chunks of the processor out along with the heatsink.

Not that it will bring your card back, but here's a tip: when you are trying to remove a heatsink that has been superglued or epoxied on, DON'T use pliers or anything else. Just use your fingers...chances are if your fingers aren't strong enough/tough enough to remove the heatsink, it's not coming off. But, I have yet to experience that.

The trick is, don't use brute force to yank the heatsink straight off. There's two ways you can go about getting it off. First of all you can use a flat head screw driver. Stick it under the heatsink and lever back against the board. Be gentle so you don't screw up the PCB, you don't need that much force. Go around to each side of the heatsink and lever up. Eventually you'll pop it off (you might have to use a little force, but not very much). Of course that only works if the heatsink over hangs the GPU.

If it doesn't, what I've found works is twisting the heatsink. This causes your force to be directed on the epoxy/glue itself rather than upon the card's GPU. It also seems to work better than pulling straight across (I suspect because when you pull straight across you're pulling against 1 1/2 inches of spread epoxy evenly, so it is very strong, but this way you're drawing against it unevenly so it slowly gives).

Anyway, sorry about your misfortune. Good luck with your new card.
 

Daniel R

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Dec 18, 2000
Actually, I've heard people talk about freezing the card and heatsink too. They put the card into a plastic bag and force all of the air out. They then would put the card into the freezer for an hour or so. Apparently, the contraction and expansion from the cold causes epoxy to crack and become brittle. I haven't performed this trick, but I've heard that it works when done correctly. You just have to keep condensation from getting in on the card.
 

AKDUDE

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Feb 13, 2001
Freezing in the baggy, and popping it off with a steak knife is the best bet I say.
Don't PRY the knife, just shove it between the GPU and heatsink till she pops off. No need in making a cool keychain out of a perfectly good GPU I say!
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