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Re: Weren't bad caps only an early 2000s phenomenon?

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:58 am
by Krogoth
The Egg wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
My SOP in those days was to replace the chipset fans with passive coolers. Sometimes you had to get a little creative since a passive cooler large enough to keep the chipset cool would result in mechanical clearance issues with other components. In a couple of cases I had to cut some of the fins down to fit around the video card...

just brew it! wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:
Zalnan ZN47 or something like that.

https://www.amazon.com/Zalman-ZM-NB47J- ... B000292DNQ

I did the same. And that exact heatsink. I actually still have a couple unopened.


I had an unit that was used to replace the crappy NB HSF on my old EpoX Nforce 4 board.

Re: Weren't bad caps only an early 2000s phenomenon?

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 12:06 pm
by just brew it!
The Egg wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
My SOP in those days was to replace the chipset fans with passive coolers. Sometimes you had to get a little creative since a passive cooler large enough to keep the chipset cool would result in mechanical clearance issues with other components. In a couple of cases I had to cut some of the fins down to fit around the video card...

just brew it! wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:
Zalnan ZN47 or something like that.

https://www.amazon.com/Zalman-ZM-NB47J- ... B000292DNQ

I did the same. And that exact heatsink. I actually still have a couple unopened.

I also used them to replace failed fans on a couple of GeForce 2 cards back in the day. Meant you couldn't use the adjacent 2 PCI slots, but with a full ATX motherboard there were typically enough PCI slots that you still had enough.

Re: Weren't bad caps only an early 2000s phenomenon?

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 12:52 pm
by Acidicheartburn
Back in the day I had an old ASUS M2N32 Sli Deluxe mobo (from 2006) that died from capacitor plague in 2009. It showed every sign of cap plague and behaved like it.

Re: Weren't bad caps only an early 2000s phenomenon?

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 3:30 pm
by LoneWolf15
just brew it! wrote:
I remember those monster Thermalright heatsinks; I had a pair of similar ones in my dual Athlon MP system. All copper, and you had to be gentle when moving the system around because the weight of the heatsinks could rip the tabs off the CPU sockets!.


I still love Thermalright. After confirming several spec questions with them (they responded to me within six hours from Germany via e-mail, I was quite impressed), I took one of the greatest pieces of hardware I've ever purchased:

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The Thermalright TRUE Black 120, manufacured in 2008, a six-pipe copper `sink (then nickel plated and black anodized), originally for Sockets LGA775 and AM2 (an updated mounting kit was released, which has served with every Intel socket since), and mounted it -on an i9-9900K. Using two Noctua Redux 1300rpm (3-pin, so always running at max speed). Thermalright told me the unit can dissipate a massive 240 watts, which was unheard of eleven years ago. I believe them. Running all eight cores at 4.7GHz, 100% CPU load, no core goes higher than 80C. I have used this unit on one Core 2 Duo, three Core 2 Quads, an i5(Sandy), two i7s(Sandy and Devil's Canyon, and now the i9. How can you not like that?

Re: Weren't bad caps only an early 2000s phenomenon?

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 3:39 pm
by Captain Ned
TRUE 120 Extreme here, and glad to know it'll go to 240W TDP with 2 fans.

Re: Weren't bad caps only an early 2000s phenomenon?

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 3:47 pm
by LoneWolf15
Captain Ned wrote:
TRUE 120 Extreme here, and glad to know it'll go to 240W TDP with 2 fans.


Ned, I think it probably will with one, but the i9 can be an extreme case. I'm using about 160-165 watts with the CPU at the mentioned speeds, and I'm using a CPU known for power consumption and some heat, so I asked in advance. This also tells me it'll handle a Ryzen 7 2700X with ease.

In use on the rig in my sig. Note I have two Geforce GTX 1070 Founder's Edition cards in there too, and it's still staying at that 80C temp. Of course, I'm pretty picky about my cooling fan design and choices for my case, too.

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Re: Weren't bad caps only an early 2000s phenomenon?

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 4:21 pm
by just brew it!
Captain Ned wrote:
TRUE 120 Extreme here, and glad to know it'll go to 240W TDP with 2 fans.

Planning to do a little overclocking, are we? :wink:

Re: Weren't bad caps only an early 2000s phenomenon?

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 4:50 pm
by Captain Ned
just brew it! wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:
TRUE 120 Extreme here, and glad to know it'll go to 240W TDP with 2 fans.

Planning to do a little overclocking, are we? :wink:

On my 4790K?? No, I'm looking at just how many times I can reuse this (and the P182) in builds. Not that I'm planning one anytime soon.

Re: Weren't bad caps only an early 2000s phenomenon?

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 4:58 pm
by just brew it!
Captain Ned wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:
TRUE 120 Extreme here, and glad to know it'll go to 240W TDP with 2 fans.

Planning to do a little overclocking, are we? :wink:

On my 4790K?? No, I'm looking at just how many times I can reuse this (and the P182) in builds. Not that I'm planning one anytime soon.

Unless you've got the desire and the budget to put together a HEDT system you'll probably never get even close to needing that. TDPs of mainstream CPUs have been trending downwards for a few years now.