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    Discussion Gpu troubleshooting help

    The Zotac 1080 Ti mini has 5+1 VRM. Not so good for a 250W TDP card. https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/zotac_geforce_gtx_1080_mini_review,4.html For comparison, my 1660 Ti (120W TDP) has 4+2 VRM I doubt new/better thermal pads will help much. Heatsinks require airflow. Did you set the...
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    Discussion Gpu troubleshooting help

    Sounds like VRM thermal throttling to me. This site here says their highest stable overclock is 1745 MHz https://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/zotac_gtx_1080_ti_mini_review,6.html If you want your 1080 Ti to have a long life, then go easy on the VRM's. Or get better VRM cooling.
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    Discussion Gpu troubleshooting help

    Install Afterburner. Set power limit and memory clock at minimum. Click Apply. Does this help? Maybe VRM or VRAM are overheating?
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    Discussion RTX 3000 Series ITX Cards

    I game at 2560x1080 @ 67 Hz (my 60 Hz monitor is overclocked) on a 1660 Ti. All my games run absolutely fine @ 67 fps. My next big purchase will be the HP Reverb G2 2160 x 2160 per eye (9.3 million pixels) @ 90 Hz The reverb G2 supports half resolution (2k) mode. Until I get the reverb G2, I...
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    Other What's on Taobao

    The C24 is now selling on aliexpress. I want one but not at this price. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001283319587.html
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    CPU I'm so glad I waited for Ampere!

    Be wary of all processors under 10nm. Low voltage and low temperature are a must if you want longevity.
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    Log Restructuring NCASE 7700K/1080 to an AMD? Misguided thinking?

    The Voltage/Frequency curve editor in MSI Afterburner controls the voltage and frequency, but it does not directly control power consumption. Of course, the power consumption will be affected by changing voltage/frequency but the exact amount is unclear. The maximum power the gpu can consume...
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    Log Restructuring NCASE 7700K/1080 to an AMD? Misguided thinking?

    In modern graphics processors, there is no longer a fixed relationship between voltage and power. If voltage decreases (and everything else stays the same), then the gpu will boost to a higher core clock. Why? because the power setting is the same. The gpu will try to use the same power. If...
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    Log Restructuring NCASE 7700K/1080 to an AMD? Misguided thinking?

    Sometimes, it is not possible to decrease the core voltage (in afterburner) on some gpu. With my 1660 Ti, afterburner only allows to increase voltage. This is what I do. I set power limit = 58% At 58% power, the core clock (in games) is approximately 80% of normal. 42% less power ~~> 20% less...
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    Log Restructuring NCASE 7700K/1080 to an AMD? Misguided thinking?

    Undervolt your cpu in XTU Set gpu power limit to minimum (58%) in msi afterburner (or whichever gpu software you use) Less power. Less Heat. Done.
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    Advice Molex modded to a 8 pin?

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    CPU right angle Pci-e 6/8 pin connectors?

    In late 2019, I ordered a 90 degree right angle 8pin adapter from aliexpress. It works fine. No problems at all. Delivery time was two months.
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    Discussion Smallest mATX case w/o drives

    If you leave the case open (with exterior panels off), it appears your motherboard will fit. As in these photos. https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1BdrzbjzuK1Rjy0Fpq6yEpFXak.jpg https://www.asrockrack.com/photo/X470D4U-2(L).jpg There is another problem. The three rear slots on the case, they do not...
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    Discussion Smallest mATX case w/o drives

    Buy a mATX that fits inside the case. Problem solved. There are plenty of mATX boards that are less than full size. There is no need for a full size mATX if a reduced size mATX satisfies all requirements.
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    Discussion Smallest mATX case w/o drives

    I know. But does it not satisfy all your other requirements?