I have this HD 6870 Hawk pcb that someone send me along with something I bought a year ago. Always had it sit on display and I never knew if it would even still work.
After all it was a gift without a heatsink, which made me think it was dead or had some serious problem that the person sold the heatsink without the card. Now while watching buildzoids video on what things you can measure with a DMM in order to check for shorts I had a go and found nothing wrong with it. 12V to ground was fine, no short. Fuses are intact. VRMs seemed ok (2,6 Ohms for core, ~16 memory and 80 on a choke that I can only assume as PLL/aux stuff).
Only trouble I don't have a heatsink for it. I grabbed some crude aluminium heatsinks from a dead plasma TV pcb and used a string to hold it in place:
Card has picture output, no artifacts. Still have to test it with a driver to see if it is actually fine at default clocks but if it turns out good I wonder what options I have to acquire a heatsink.
Last Edit: Oct 21, 2020 14:24:47 GMT -5 by osmiumoc
ShrimpBrime: Yeah, you guys are probably right. I'm gonna do that. For the time being I tried the Razor Viper 8K2. It's smooth and all that, but it's smaller. It lacks features. Mamba it is!!!
Aug 9, 2022 16:46:01 GMT -5
austin86: I like the old MS intellimouse. But it sounds like you need to find anther Razor mamba.
Aug 9, 2022 12:24:30 GMT -5
zila1: If you liked that mouse that much another type or brand may not suit you. If you can find another one, I would get it. Maybe two more if you can swing it and put one away.
Aug 7, 2022 20:05:58 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: Any suggestions, or should I just get another of the same mouse? I did get a lot of years from it....
Aug 7, 2022 17:51:51 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: I dislike my new mouse. Need suggestions. Was spoiled for a long time with a Razor mamba tournament edition. The mouse wheel has 4 buttons on it's own, I liked the side to side page scroll feature it had. The lazer wigz out occasionally.
Aug 7, 2022 17:50:46 GMT -5
antinomy: So if you lack of sex, VIA's here to help you
Aug 6, 2022 18:15:01 GMT -5
antinomy: Nano has twice performance for same clocks against the older C7. But compatibility is a bitch. Bench(f**n)mate won't run on it, W10 didn't run too (maybe there is some build that will), some benchmarks are finicky about VIAs.
Aug 6, 2022 18:14:45 GMT -5
antinomy: The architecture has changed a few times. C3 is like the stone age. Superseeded by C7. Don't remember about IPC but the bus changed from P6 arch (Pentium 2/3) to quad-pumped (Pentium 4/Core2). Then it has been replaced by Isaiah architecture (VIA Nano).
Aug 6, 2022 18:12:45 GMT -5
austin86: yeah the c3 was a slow chip, some of the zhaoxin CPUs use VIA architecture too.
Aug 4, 2022 11:28:46 GMT -5