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Saturday, March 8, 2003

Blue Orb Installation

Wow! I actually did it! I got my Thermaltake Blue Orb installed on my Visiontek GeForce3 Ti200 tonight. I even ran a few UT2K3 flybys so apparently I didn't break anything. A word to the wise: make use of a hairdryer. After removing the pins that hold the heatsink/fan combo on the card, a quick blast with a hairdryer causes the thermal tape to loosen so it can be removed in a quick Oreo-like fashion. That also helps getting the residual goop off the chip itself. The Blue Orb's fan plugs into my motherboard so I can monitor its RPM. When I first fired it up, I could feel a breeze coming from it. It's definitely moving some air. Hopefully this will keep my GeForce happy and healthy for as long as I have it.

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