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Offline Carl2 Topic starter
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  I've gone back to using the magnets, the heat sink is not made for attaching anything to it, very thin aluminum sheets are used, I'd have to build a cage around the heat sink then find a way to attach the fan to the cage.   Even the fan is difficult to attach anything to. 
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Posted June 05, 2018, 17:42:39 PM Logged

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  I needed something at Harbor Freight so I went there and also wanted to try to find some magnets, I'd picked up some magnets from there ages ago but they are to large.  This time I was able to find some smaller ones, rare earth magnets that are pretty small but powerful.  I'll probably have to remove the heat sink to mount everything, There is also just using masking tape to mount the fan which is quick and easy. I'll have to take off the heat sink when putting in the Peltier  and could do the magnets then.
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Posted June 05, 2018, 22:47:12 PM Logged

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  The fan is attached to the heat sink using tape,  the graphics card is installed, on boot there is no display on screen.  I had to remove the graphics card to get a display.  I found the DVD with instructions and the drivers, I guess you boot up and put in the drivers, then you would put in the graphics card  and with luck it would load the graphics and display on screen.  Well moving forward I guess.
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There may also be a setting in the UEFI/BIOS to switch from onboard graphics to PCIe that may also need to be altered, so be on the lokout for that.
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Make sure all the power connectors are connected up, I believe the 1080 Ti has 2 connectors - they both need to have plugs in them. 

And obviously you must connect the monitor to the graphics card as well.
Posted June 06, 2018, 10:35:04 AM Logged

Offline Carl2 Topic starter
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"And obviously you must connect the monitor to the graphics card as well. "
A very good point,  I didn't even think of this when frist trying out the card, I just connected to the standard HDMI port which I originally used.
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Posted June 06, 2018, 13:19:10 PM Logged

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I've found out over the years that it's normally the simple things that stop computers working  Smiley
Posted June 07, 2018, 10:38:22 AM Logged

Offline Carl2 Topic starter
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I think it's amazing how we keep pushing the limits, we ask so much more of the processors, the graphics cards and the cooling.  Put a disk in the computer and it will find the problem and fix it. 
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Posted June 07, 2018, 13:15:20 PM Logged

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  Got the graphics card up and running, big pain though, I tried to install the drivers but the card has to be plugged in for it to download.  I put the card in, forgot to provide power which showed on the screen.  I've got to sign in, e mail address not getting verified so I try Google mail address, the name is already taken so I get another address and password to sign in. More things to put in that I'll do later, not sure what other things are needed. 
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Posted June 08, 2018, 02:06:35 AM Logged

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Thanks for the update, Carl. Good to see that you got the GPU going. One less thing to worry about. Smiley
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Offline Carl2 Topic starter
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  The graphics card is up and running and has the drivers installed, now I'm trying to put in some other software that has to be downloaded, I have to become a member and I'm using a Google e mail address and have to use an activation code that is sent to me but it's not being accepted yet.  I've got the Nvidia control panel in the control panel.  The fan in the card hasn't turned on yet, maybe I'll buy some game to give the card something to do.
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Posted June 08, 2018, 14:25:05 PM Logged

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Usually people buy a card because of a game, not the other way around  lol  Wink
Posted June 08, 2018, 15:54:29 PM Logged

Offline Carl2 Topic starter
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Finding the right game would be a challenge, for now getting an activation code is the challenge.  I should be able to get into the Peltier cooler soon, for me that's more interesting than a game.
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Posted June 09, 2018, 12:29:45 PM Logged

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  I'm getting close to getting back to work on the Peltier cooling, I've pretty much decided to cool water and circulate the water the water with a pump and water blocks.  I was going to just put the Peltier on the CPU and have the Heatsink cool the Peltier,  that seems much simpler and avoids a lot of water loop problems that may come up. 
  Well Just have to find the time frist where I can sit down and spend some time with it.
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Posted June 26, 2018, 13:53:12 PM Logged

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I began working on the tank for the water reservoir, experimental gluing of two pieces of plastic, let it sit 24 hours and tried it this morning, seems to be strong enough.  Now to glue the four pieces together, bottom is to be cooper to get cold temps into the water.  The bottom cooper will have fins extending (soldered on) into the water for more surface area providing faster cooling.
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Posted July 01, 2018, 11:19:48 AM Logged
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