Thank-you for these answers, and I welcome others,
I am using a 1000w Thermalteke & and a Top Power 650w
( I got the 1000 watt first thinking it would do all four, then had to add the 650W for extra connectors
[ did the paperclip trick which works great ] )
don't think it has anything to do with power, as the card that 'throwing a shoe' driver-wise
is on the 1000w supply which has more than enough power. Right? (Yes I have reloaded drivers, latest version that works)
All cards are the ASUS 5850 DirectCU 1Gb (not TOP) brand new, they should make it to 900 right??
Most guys get 5850 to 900?The temps are great.
I have been tinkering with every trick in the forums, and got it down. I have 3 cards running at 52-58ºC an one a bit higher at 64ºC ( the card that is warmer is the one that is in the bottom that has the extender closest to is fan) but its still better than most guys that get four all together on a board. So I am happy with the temps and air flow. The only thing I am planning for summer is a 'hood' to evacuate hot air out my kitchen vent so my apartment isn't 85ºF when I get home. The rig is low to the ground and has good air flow to the bottom.
Also, I haven't really tinkered with this the rig as 1200M/h is 'alright,'
(but 1333M/h is better considering what I paid
but I thought I read somewhere that inserting/removing cards wears out the connectors and is not too good for them?
Can anyone second or dispel that urban myth?
I will try the card on its own, but would like to leave this post for a while, as I don't have time in the next little while.
Here's is a couple pic of my 'Frankin-puter' (I gave it LIFE! -
- I gave my creation LIFE!!)
PS. that aluminum bracket is patent-pending
, but you can copy it if you donate to:
(although were I to make it again I'd put a hole in center to let heat escape (its not that bad, I like perfection),
but don't want to fuss with it and take it offline for that many hours)http://photoshare.shaw.ca/image/c/f/f/97803/img_0216-0.jpg?rev=0http://photoshare.shaw.ca/image/c/f/f/97803/img_0217-0.jpg?rev=0http://photoshare.shaw.ca/image/c/f/f/97803/img_0218-0.jpg?rev=0