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Thread: Ti4200 Thermal Adhesive application




  1. #11
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    Well, the 250watt PSU doesnt run much when you think about it. RDRAM and a 0.18 core CPU dont require nearly as much power as faster and newer products (DDR RAM, 0.13 micron processors). Also, the Ti4200 isnt requiring anymore power, as I cant up the voltages (locked, probably better anyways). I think my two HDD's probably eat up the most power. That's why I run my modem through my USB (instead of using a card) and I dont have any lighting. I conserve it where I can :thumb: . Anyways, back to the topic, yah, artifacts almost always are a sign of heat, I was just wondering if there was a slight chance for something else, cant help hoping, :D . Using the thermal adhesive allowed me to go up one more step and voltages, not a big deal :( . However, I think I may have applied too much grease in places, which could be why I'm losing some performance. Ah well, its not like I can change it :rolleyes2 . I'm still surprised that even with the intake fans I added, I couldnt get more out of it. Oh well, I can only hope that the thermal adhesive will burn in and allow some more overclocking later on :idea: . Right now, the probe says 40C after full load/gaming, and then it cools down to 36C on the desktop. It even stays at 36C with the intake fan on low, so I'm happy about that at the least. Anyways, thx for the reply, : peace2: Mista K6
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

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    Ok, here's an update. I did some tweaking and what not and got the card to run 300/608 stable (FINALLY), with the intake fan on "high". I ran 3dMark 2001SE (Build 300 I think) and I cleared 10k :woot: . I x'd it out tho before I remembered to take a screen shot tho : omg: . I didnt want to leave my card at that for that long, so I clocked it down again. Right now I have it at 280/581, and that's a nice comfortable speed. I can set my 80mm intake fan to "low" on the desktop and it sits at 39C, when I game on "low" the temp goes up to 42/43C, when I put it on "medium", it only goes up to 40C. Sure, I could take the card further, but the 10-15 extra FPS doesnt really matter to me. The card runs cool and stable now, and I need to keep it for a while. Also, it's quite quiet, and I'm all for that after having those two fans on full speed before :scream: . Anyways, I'm pleased. Before I put on the grease, my card couldn't even take 280/581 for long. Now it runs 280/581 cooly and quietly. A word of advice to other users, by some alumina thermal adhesive, it's great stuff. Just dont put on as much as I did, lol. Cheers, : peace2: Mista K6
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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    Amen to that,Everything in moderation is a good thing.Good to hear things went well for you.Hey you still didn't answer my question,do you know if the MSI overclocking program will work on all drivers?[reference and manufacturer's].:shrug:
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    S*** sry, I knew I missed something. Yah, I'm using the 45.23 drivers from nVidia, if that's what ya mean. The card came with 40.72's. Works like a charm, so I guess its ok. Sry about that, : peace2: Mista K6
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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    Thanks man,I'll check that overclocking program out.
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    Just as an update, it seems like the Thermal adhesive does burn in. On my desktop, with my the 80mm intake on "low", the temp as gone from 39C to 38C, while the room temp is the same. Not bad, if it hits 37C or so, I might be able to boost the RAM up or something :D . : peace2: Mista K6
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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