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I just washed my motherboard under the sink today.
I used the kitchen pullout faucet sprayer, a soft toothbrush, and mild detergent.
Make sure you remove the BIOS battery and any of your personal components.
Lightly scrub and spray your board - make sure you do a final spray down to remove any soap.
Also, be careful around your CPU socket - you do not want to bend any pins.
Afterwards, thoroughly dry your motherboard with a hair dryer on high / hot settings. Do not concentrate on plastics too long, as you do not want them to warp.
Finally, put your motherboard on a rack and place a fan nearby. Leave this overnight to completely dry.
You should have a totally clean, fully functional motherboard when the drying completes.
My Corsair H50's pump has been making a loud rattling sound, so I decided to RMA it.
In the interim, I finally got around to purchasing the beloved Cooler Master Hyper 212+.
The heatsink, with a Noctua 140mm fan, is a perfect fit for my microATX Cooler Master Elite 341 chassis.
I applied MX-2 thermal paste in thin lines on the base of the heatsink to each of the heatpipe dividers. That way, the thermal paste will evenly spread out.
After running some load tests, I have to say that I am thoroughly impressed. This is one of the best heatsinks I have used and is only $25. You'd only be able to beat this if you stepped up to the $100 Noctua NH-D14.
While I loved my H50, I am definitely going to be selling it after the RMA is complete. The Hyper 212+ is a dream come true. And, because my oversized fan blows over motherboard components, my northbridge is running very cool.
Rough temperature details - my i7 920 D0 is notoriously hot; I am at 3.6 GHz on 1.23 v and get load temperatures of 95 C with Stock Intel HSF, 84C with H50, and 73C with the Hyper 212+.
My brand loyalty has been paying off! My CM Elite 341 side panel is a little bent, so I emailed CM about it and they shipped me a replacement for free. Also, the Hyper 212+ came missing the second set of fan mounts, without any hassle, CM is also mailing those to me for free.
Also, for extra fun, the last two pictures are of the mess Corsair's H50 mounting plate pads / adhesive backing pads created. Each pad was hardened to the back of the motherboard. It took me an hour to remove every bit of residue that remained on the board. Very poorly designed.
I just build my first computer a month a go i went with a corair H80. I did no research much into heat sink are the ones like the Hyper 212+ better? My temps are great with H80 just wondering.
A Hyper 212+ will beat out the Corsair H50 or H60.
With a good set of fans, the Corsair H80 will edge out the Hyper 212+.
Also, as a tip, the pump seems to work better when the tubing is coming out of the bottom most point of the pump.
You should submit a quick review of the H80.
I need a response, quick!
Im thinking of getting a laptop with these specs, could anyone tell me if its decent enough to run most games?
Processor: AMD Quad-Core A8-3520M (1.6 GHz, 4 MB L2 cache)
Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64
RAM: 6 GB (1 x 2 GB, 1 x 4 GB)
Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 6620G + 7450M Dual GPU (1 GB DDR3 dedicated)
Screen type: 15.6" HD LED BrightView (1366 x 768)
Hard drive: 750 GB
Optical disk drive: SuperMulti DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
Memory card reader: Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader
TV Output: VGA + HDMI
Sound: Altec Lansing Speakers
USB 2.0 x 3
Size: W 374 x D 245 mm
Thickness: 36.3 mm
Weight 2.55 kg
Its the Hp Pavillion G6 Laptop btw.
Last edited by Hawkdude12 (7/07/12 6:09 AM)
Hawk whats the price ?
Also check out this website and see what performance it has compared to what you have.
If the price is about 1100 $ , i would just bye and alienware laptop
Ps : about alienware , my dad bought a m11xr3 . On default settings , it takes battlefield 3 on high settings with decent fps and smooth movements.
EDIT ; About the 2 video cards. They are kinda old and not really powerful. One thing for sure , i dont think you will be playing any graphical games. . Also over all the price of the laptop is about 400$ ? ( i found that on newegg).
My suggestion , if you want a good gaming laptop then save your money and then after maybe you will have a better offer and more money.
Recomendations : If you need a cool gaming laptop --> Alienware. They dont have the best pricing but what you pay for is what you get which is a very goog over all laptop + gaming performance + 5-6 hrs long battery --> dont know about the m14,m17,m18 models but on m11 it does really last 5-6 hrs on the web and gaming 2.30 hrs ion full burnout. just got for alienware m14x. its worth it + they upgraded graphics again www.alienware.com
Last edited by Cobra (7/07/12 8:33 AM)
Ya i it should be able to run most games coming out now and that are already out. The only thing i see as a negative is if that is the max screen resolution and it will most likely not run games coming in the future even games 1 year from now it might struggle with.
Problems with laptops is to have good enough power for gaming you to dollars get up there. What games would you most likely be playing now and any future releases.