[CentOS] [OT] Video card radiator

Mon Feb 10 16:15:06 UTC 2014
Michael Hennebry <hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu>

On Mon, 10 Feb 2014, Steve Brooks wrote:

> On Sun, 9 Feb 2014, Michael Hennebry wrote:
>> I recently obtained a desktop computer with an nVidia video card:
>> from lspci:
>> 02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G84 [GeForce 8600 GT] (rev a1
>> I had to open the case to connect the DVD
>> drive and saw what appears to be a fallen radiator:
>> http://www.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu/~hennebry/computer/amd64-1.jpg
>> http://www.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu/~hennebry/computer/amd64-2.jpg
>> That nothing is shorted out appears to be a matter of luck.
>> Any suggestions regarding how to prevent
>> the radiator from shorting its video card?
>> A suggestion of who to ask would be good.
> Is this it?
> http://www.xsreviews.co.uk/modules/FCKeditor/Upload/Image/MSI8600/MSI-8600-Heatpipes.jpg

Pretty close. Mine has one more knob, but I don't know that that matters.
To me, they both look like a short waiting to happen.
I'd like a reason to believe otherwise.
I'm considering wrapping a thin piece of cardboard in electrical
tape and sliding it under the lower end of the radiator.

Michael   hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.NoDak.edu
"SCSI is NOT magic. There are *fundamental technical
reasons* why it is necessary to sacrifice a young
goat to your SCSI chain now and then."   --   John Woods