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  1. #121


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    pt 4..
    I love what looks to be chow mein on a plate just sitting on the case! I can tell you've obviously done this MANY times!

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  2. #122


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    pt 4..
    I love what looks to be chow mein on a plate just sitting on the case! I can tell you've obviously done this MANY times!
    Good eye, that was yakisoba. You must replenish your energy!!
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  3. #123


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    pt 4..
    I love what looks to be chow mein on a plate just sitting on the case! I can tell you've obviously done this MANY times!
    Good eye, that was yakisoba. You must replenish your energy!!
    Ahh! I see!

    I may need to make some as I'm getting SO drained out from working on this ASUS laptop with Windows 8 Core installed. Oh la la!! Back in my day, it took either F2, F12, Del, or Esc keys to enter in the BIOS, a Boot tab to change boot the device to an external drive or device, and install Windows! These days, it's takes Binging, enabling CRM, disabling Secure Boot Control, THEN keeping the external drive plugged in, holding the Esc key BEFORE you turn on the PC, hit the power button and then get the Windows installer going! Oh my gosh, this laptop!

    Either I REALLY need to educate myself about UEFI and UEFI BIOS and UEFI BIOS Shells, or I might just start a business where people can build their own laptop PCs. They can choose the chassis type, motherboard and CPU combos, RAM, dedicated graphics cards, USB port amounts, displays being touch and/or touch HD displays and so on with no idiotic BIOS systems but ones that are simple mouse or touch enabled UEFI BIOS's that allow for easy booting to a USB drive to install crapware free Windows!

    Crickey!
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  4. #124


    This is my 1st PC with the UEFI BIOS and I really like it but I can see where it would becone unduly complex and troublesome. My voltage regulators and RAM went to 200 degrees F last night, so I backed down my overclock and voltage to defaults. I need to reevaluate my airflow in the case. Most likely, I'll replace the plexi side panel with a mesh panel and 4 x 120mm fans to bring in more air to the motherboard and it's components. The liquid cooler frees up space in the case, but I don't have enough airflow going on, just a 200mm intake fan in the front and a top mounted 200mm fan to blow warm air out.
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  5. #125


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    If I can make a suggestion ==> Mount the Intel Watercooler fan to the top of your case, so it blows the air out of the top. And place another normal fan on the back of the casing to blow the air out.

    That way the backfan can speedup RPM's when the case temp rises, instead of waiting until your CPU temp rises before the backfan's RPM will go up.

    A straight airflow (front in, back out) should do the trick better dan a curved airflow (front in, top out).
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  6. #126


    Rover, Thanks! That's one of the things I'll try. I now have a 200mm fan at the top of the case, blowing out. I may move the radiator/fan assembly to the top and put a high volume 140mm fan at the rear. I will also order the mesh side panel for my case so I can place additional intake fans on it if I need to...
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  7. #127


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    You're welcome Art. Let me know if this will help you get down those temps!
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  8. #128


    Thanks again! The CPU and PCH temps are fine, it's just the RAM and VR that are too hot now...
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  9. #129


    May I suggest to drill holes around the perimeter of the pexiglass side panel? No need to purchase another panel.
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    Tony, good idea but I don't want to drill any holes. I already ordered the extra side panel and mesh panel. i like this case too much to start drilling holes in it. I'm also going to get a temp probe to confirm the VR and RAM temps as the tool may be giving me wrong temps... I didn't have the time to do this last night...
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