First post, by cyclone3d
Just finished replacing the stock cooler on my newly acquired BFG FX 5950 Ultra. Boy was that nerve racking. They used double sided tape for the backplate as well as the heatsink for the RAM chips. Was so scared I was going to pop one off.
After determining that there was double sided tape, I ended up using a hair dryer to heat up the backplate to make the tape less adhesive. It heated up the front as well so it also helped remove the heatsink.
For the GPU thermal compound they used that crap pink bubblegum like substance Had to heat that up as well to get the rest of it off of the GPU.
Tested the card and it still works. Yay! Need to do actual load testing on it now.
Anyway... I want some input for this build.
1. Should I just do Win98SE build or do dual boot 98SE / XP ?
2. What CPU should I use? Sky is the limit. I could definitely go up to quad core with Intel or up to dual core with AMD. Yes I know multiple cores will only be useful if do a dual boot XP setup.
I'll add more questions later if I need to.
Anyway, pics of the card: