Dreamer GPU Upgrade: Stripped Down

Dreamer GPU Upgrade: Stripped Down

Dreamer is stripped down, ready to get a little air blast to get rid of the dust.

Some of my Deep Dream wallpaper [Flickr]

Some of my Deep Dream animations and slideshows [YouTube]

Google Deep Dream discussion forum [Voat]

Posted by deborah.soltesz on 2015-07-18 16:41:30

Tagged: , GPU , computer repair , computer upgrade , graphics card , geforce , dell inspiron 580s , tinker , computer , google deep dream

Fan Dust

Fan Dust

© Ray Skwire

And here’s the dust scraped just off of the fans. It’s not including the dust balls that were stuck on the heatsink radiators. I added the lens cap and screwdriver for scale. Folks, this is a lot of dust and if it’s any indication of what’s left in the actual case and other parts, I have a lot of cleaning to do.

Posted by Ray Skwire on 2009-02-10 19:23:40

Tagged: , computers , graphics card , gfx card , BFG 6800GT OC 256MB , 6800GT OC , nVidia , cleaning , dust , dust bunnies , 6800GT

Graphics Card Circuit Board

Graphics Card Circuit Board

Close-up of part of the graphics card for my old, derelict computer (replaced about four years ago but for some reason, I keep around). Since it’s not used, I don’t mind the dust.

Posted by sjrankin on 2014-11-23 04:50:02

Tagged: , 22 November 2014 , Edited , California , Northern California , Close-up , Computer , Dust , Parts , Circuit Board , Graphics Card , Resisters , Text

Chip Board Memory

Chip Board Memory

© Ray Skwire

A close-up of the mainboard. That’s the GPU in the middle and around it are the main memory modules.

Posted by Ray Skwire on 2009-02-10 19:23:36

Tagged: , computers , graphics card , gfx card , BFG 6800GT OC 256MB , 6800GT OC , nVidia , cleaning , dust , dust bunnies , 6800GT

Heatsink Dust

Heatsink Dust

© Ray Skwire

Here we see the main culprit for poor performance, heat, and if left this way, certain death – DUST!

It’s a killer, folks. Don’t let dust happen to you.

Posted by Ray Skwire on 2009-02-10 19:23:38

Tagged: , computers , graphics card , gfx card , BFG 6800GT OC 256MB , 6800GT OC , nVidia , cleaning , dust , dust bunnies , 6800GT

Parts

Parts

© Ray Skwire

So here’s the card opened up. Fan cover on the left, followed to the right by the heatpipes/heatsink/dual fan assembly, the mainboard with the nVidia 6800GT chip in the middle surrounded by the memory modules, and finally, the retaining plastic piece and tension screws.

Aside from the 6800 Ultra card, this was essentially the top of the line card at the time of purchase. The only other cards above this were the dual slot ATi and the first generation nVidia SLI cards that were just starting to be released.

This wasn’t cheap although I imagine now, what with dual SLI cards, PCI-X, and what not, this is probably the equivalent of a GeForce 5200 to this that this is to today’s cards.

Posted by Ray Skwire on 2009-02-10 19:23:33

Tagged: , computers , graphics card , gfx card , BFG 6800GT OC 256MB , 6800GT OC , nVidia , cleaning , dust , dust bunnies , 6800GT

dusty computer components

dusty computer components

Posted by Daedalus- on 2007-12-11 12:26:35

Tagged: , macro , dust , computer , pc , heatsink , gold , video card , graphics card , dusty graphics card , computer component , component , silicon , chip , silicon chip , circuit , circuit board , heatspreader , Ti 4800 , Ti 4800SE , nVIDIA Ti 4800SE , nVIdia