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#350920 - 06/23/11 09:39 PM Re: PC hardware troubleshooting help needed [Re: Ken.C]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
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Originally Posted By: Ken.C
Nah, you should have gone with liquid cooling.

Good idea. That worked so well for the surge suppressor. wink
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#351058 - 06/27/11 11:16 AM Re: PC hardware troubleshooting help needed [Re: fredk]
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Through trial and error and error and error, I was able to isolate the errors to one particular stick of RAM. Machine seems to boot and remain stable without it while I have another one on order.

Of course, to do the testing, I had to dismantle the whole freaking thing and replace the Zalman cooler with the stock one. Machine sounds like a B-29 now.

I hate Zalmans.
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#351061 - 06/27/11 11:45 AM Re: PC hardware troubleshooting help needed [Re: tomtuttle]
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#351062 - 06/27/11 11:51 AM Re: PC hardware troubleshooting help needed [Re: Ken.C]
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#351067 - 06/27/11 01:32 PM Re: PC hardware troubleshooting help needed [Re: ClubNeon]
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Registered: 01/19/11
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when i had my pc put together a couple of years back by a tech, he suggested buying a Zalman cooler for the Q6600; i said ok.
a few weeks later i threw the Zalman out and installed a good one; i did not even want to give it to someone else, thinking it would amount to a poison gift.
those Zalman sure look good, but that's not what a cooler is supposed to be about.
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#351098 - 06/28/11 12:06 AM Re: PC hardware troubleshooting help needed [Re: tomtuttle]
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Registered: 05/13/02
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Loc: western canada
Originally Posted By: tomtuttle

The lovely and talented Mrs. Tuttle dumped a glass of water on the surge suppressor for her desktop PC. It stopped working.

I'm so sorry Tom.
I couldn't keep reading any further b/c i was laughing so hard.
That's just awesome.

I had a buddy who once mashed a slice of pumpkin pie into his keyboard as he rushed to the door and it quit working too. I still laugh at that one and he still has the keyboard.
(he couldn't bear to part with it)
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#351101 - 06/28/11 12:10 AM Re: PC hardware troubleshooting help needed [Re: tomtuttle]
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Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Through trial and error and error and error, I was able to isolate the errors to one particular stick of RAM. Machine seems to boot and remain stable without it while I have another one on order.

Of course, to do the testing, I had to dismantle the whole freaking thing and replace the Zalman cooler with the stock one. Machine sounds like a B-29 now.

I hate Zalmans.

I had a similar problem with RAM a few years back. I was starting to wonder if the motherboard had power regulation issues since it went through 2 sticks of RAM before the 3rd set finally worked as expected. The vendor didn't have any problems replacing the RAM though on the third try i did ask them if this was typical or not.

As for Zalman, i've used some of their vidcard coolers, northbridge/southbridge passive coolers in the past with great success.
Quiet absolutely, but check the online reviews for the ones that are effective coolers.
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