- Oct 14, 2019
I assume you're talking to me? (Just checking--Paul, not Ben. Totally doesn't matter on an internet forum of course; it just confused me as to whether you were asking me or not.)
Anyway, no, no luck at all with my temperature issues, but in my case it's almost certainly the drive. (I haven't messed with the CPU--nowhere near that brave.) I was glad to hear that your system is bootable again, though--I was watching your experiences with a sort of secondhand anxiety! Good luck finishing things up.
I'll get the SSPOLARIS drive soon and hope I'll have a chance to install it within the next few days. Even though the upgrade will leave me with less space than I had originally hoped, it will still be an improvement on my original setup, and I'm ready to be done with this process. I'm just hoping everything goes smoothly.
Re the fan issues, you mention that you haven't fully booted with the LCD on since reinstalling the original CPU. I noticed that earlier in this thread ipadawan discussed booting without the screen installed and mentioned the fans running at full speed as one of the consequences. So it's possible that's not an indicator of real thermal issues, just a side effect of having the case open and the display detached. (Possibly due to missing signal from display temperature sensors?) Seems like when you get the new CPU in it would be worth reconnecting the display and taping it on with painter's tape before reaching any final conclusions about fan problems.
Again, good luck!
Sorry Paul!! Yes this was a message for you!
Thanks for pointing at ipadawan experience.
CPU upgrade, especially because of the spring plate, is quite nerve-racking. Will post again when I'm closer to testing the new CPU.
Here is a picture of the 970 EVO 1TB and Heatsink with the Sintech NGFF. Both worked fine. Too bad it didn't work for you.