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Gpu only block. Run VRM naked?

post #1 of 11
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Kinda my title.

Ive got a good feeling that there is a resounding no, that i should not be running my vrms naked whatsoever. Card is a reference 6950 thats unlocked.

Any ideas?
post #2 of 11
do not try this at all. this card accualy is eating some power and vrms have something to do, naked is just making it harder for them. atleast put there some tiny heatsinks and add 92mm low rpm fan.
post #3 of 11
If you want to fry your card go ahead.
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On older GPUs, naked was an option, but these days it is imperative they get active cooling. Try those tiny universal stick-on heatsinks and some fan action.
 
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post #5 of 11
That ram is already pushed high. Put heatsinks on them since they need it.
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post #6 of 11
you can also use mosfet heatsinks
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I tried that with a HD4870. The vrm temperatures were hitting 120ºC just before it shut the PC down. Even with a heatsink it was regularly hitting 100ºC under load. Putting a side panel fan to blow in that area dropped it to the high 70s which is still hot but within tolerance.

Edit: Just realised that I didn't make it clear that I was using a heatsink on the VRMs as well as using a side panel fan to get load temps in the high 70s
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post #8 of 11
big no no! use some stick on sinks, otherwise try to get a fan to blow some cool air on it, a side fan helps.
post #9 of 11
leave the heatsink on,add some ram sinks to the flat part of the heatsink and put a gpu only block on the processor,you still need some airflow across the cards though
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Yea you deffinalty need heatsyncs.
    
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