You know when grown-ups tell you everything's going to be fine, and you think they're probably lying to make you feel better?
Yes.
Everything's going to be fine.

Thursday, September 11

Rant

(VERY BAD WORD)

Turns out that while modern graphics cards have temperature sensors, when something goes wrong - like, say, a stray cable caught in the fan - and they overheat, they, well, overheat.

And burn out.

Permanently.

I almost bought a passively cooled 9600, but no, I had to go for the fancy 9800, which is now a $200 paperweight.  My PC won't even turn on with the card installed.  Fortunately, it runs fine now that I've yanked the card out again.

Back to the trusty - and passively cooled - 6600.

Update: Just thought of something.  My case - a Lian-Li V600 - mounts the motherboard upside-down, as it were.  So in a normal case, the fan would be facing downward, much less likely to get fouled by a loose cable.  Just my luck. sad

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