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  1. I posted the same question as an add on to a recent thread (madian 225 on 7900 and 7950!!)in here, but wanted to give it a dedicated spot as I am still on the fence and am running out of time. Any and all input welcome! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'm thinking of stepping up myself, for about $60, but i'm worried it wont be compatable with my motherboard. As of now the only listed DFI motherboard listed as supported by evga for the 7950 is the Infinity NF4 sli. My step up expires in about 15 days...what do you cats think? Is it worth the sixty bucks and compatiblity issues?
  2. I'm thinking of stepping up myself, for about $60, but i'm worried it wont be compatable with my motherboard. As of now the only listed DFI motherboard listed as supported by evga for the 7950 is the Infinity NF4 sli. My step up expires in about 15 days...what do you cats think? Is it worth the sixty bucks and compatiblity issues? :confused:
  3. Does anyone else have any other suggestions to my perdicament, excluding either i'm stupid or my board is broken? Please help! I really dont want to try the mod again because now i have that circuit pen stuff on it which i dont know how to remove, i dont think acetone will do the trick on that one. Plus i'm worried about using the exato knife to scrape more epoxy off.... i already bought the Tyan5000 sli-bridge, plus the circuit pen, and my second 6800gt will be here by the end of the week. what should i do? sell the board and bridge on e-bay (it works fine, just no sli), and buy the official version? That's pretty lame for all the work and money i've put into this....i dont know it sucks being noobs....
  4. So, following up on the post above. I reapplyed the AS5 and did the mod with the circuit pen after using acetone to clean off the epoxy. I was certain i saw the two small contacts with my magnifying glass, i taped off the surrounding surface and put a small dab on the area. Cleared the cmos, went into bios restored optimum settings, save and exit, back into bios, disable logo, save and exit......no sli at bootup. what did i do wrong...i got my second 6800gt on the way and sli bridge... noobs.
  5. i tryed the mod last night...i should have read more about it. I didn't realize there would be so much epoxy. Anyways, under magnifying lense i scraped away until i found to be the two connectors, and i did the pencil mod. However, i used a mechanical pencil with a sharp point and i believe that is the reason why the mod didnt work. i cleared cmos, loaded default settings in bios, disabled logo - but still showing up as Ultra. I even did cleared the cmos overnight, but still nothing. Anyways, when i was doing the mod, again this was about ten hours ago, i took off the stock thermal pad on the chipset heatsink and replaced with AS5. So my question is when i do the mod later today do i need to reapply fresh AS5? This time i am going to use Acetone to totally clean off the epoxy and use the Radio Shack circuit pen to make the connections, but i'd rather not do the whole arctic silver thing again if i dont have to. thanks for the help. noobs.
  6. While doing the SLI mod I noticed a blue substance coming from the bottom of a capacitor. The capacitor did not break off and the sodered points are still attached. I'm not even sure if it is a capacitor. I was very gentle when taking the chipset heatsink off, but we did notice this after the fact. Origianlly we were certain it had recently happened because the blue substance appeared wet, but when we began to investigate further it was dry, http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e221/DFIfluid/2e5748b5.jpg almost like an epoxy or some kind of adhesive. Could this have happened from a surge in power? When i first built my computer my first PSU was blown, literally. When we powered it up the lights dimmed, my bedroom fan shut off (it was summer), and a burning smell came from my PSU. I thought my whole system was fryed....but we replaced the PSU and the rest of my system was fine. Do you think this could have been something i did not notice before? Is my motherboard dead? What is the proper course of action? I'm afraid to turn it back on and compromise my other components.
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