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I've solved the overheating problem. I had the case opened before (high GPU temp of 63C)and once I closed it up the GPU temp would go to 70 in testing before I shut it down.  Turns out 2 of the case fans were no good. One frozen solid and another barely ticking over.

I had a couple of old power supplies here, a few screws took out the fans. I had to cut the (2 wire) connections and solder them into a main bus plug. Stress tested this over London attacking a dozen bombers and the GPU temp never went over 50C.

I suspect that my loosing planes from system crashes is over.  That didn't stop me from loosing another Spit last night.... bounced by an unseen human escort over He111's.

On an interesting side note... if you use an LED flashlight to inspect fans the frequency of the LED can match your fan's speed exactly and give a strobe effect making it look like the fan is stationary. Use something OTHER than your finger to see if the fan is actually stopped.  I'm sure I don't have to elaborate how I know this exquisite little detail.

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On an interesting side note... if you use an LED flashlight to inspect fans the frequency of the LED can match your fan's speed exactly and give a strobe effect making it look like the fan is stationary. Use something OTHER than your finger to see if the fan is actually stopped.  I'm sure I don't have to elaborate how I know this exquisite little detail.

lol!

 

Good show, sounds like you got the cause there!

 

 

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