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post #1 of 11
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I have an xfx gtx260. Would I get any results if I put some copper on the back of the card and added a fan with it? Any ideas guys? Would be fun to experiement with augmenting the cooling. And I really don't have the money to get a thermalright h-03 and I don't think there is room either. I have a left over cpu cooler as well.
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post #2 of 11
dunno really? im sure it could be done. i have an old 4350 sitting around i was gonna do some "custom cooling" to aswell so i can bench it til it burns. lol
let me know what you come up with and il do the same for you .
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Okay cool. I figure adding cooling couldn't hurt it. I'd be helpful for a diagram to know exactly where the main processor is and what not to put the cpu cooler on it.
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post #4 of 11
I thought about putting things on the back as well. The only problem is...where would you put it? You don't want to short anything....
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post #5 of 11
Don't try making a backplate type cooling solution, you'll just end up shorting the card out. I've seen cpu heatsink's attached to GPU's and that seemed to work great, maybe get a used one and try that?
post #6 of 11
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The gtx260s back is covered with metal. XFX made a pretty nice card. But yeah I have a 80mm compact Silenx cooler I had on my cpu for awhile. I went to switch to a hyper 212. When I went to send my silenx cooler back, the refund expired 3 hours ago -.- SO i'll be able to feel where it's really hot I guess, put some paste on it and put the cooler on it, see how it does. Is there any TIM that is actually glue at the same time? That will hold it pretty strong?
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post #7 of 11

the gpu would be the big thing in the middle of the pcb
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post #8 of 11
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Lol yeah well I'm not taking the heatsink off. I'll just feel for it on the back where most the heat comes from.
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post #9 of 11
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Don't try making a backplate type cooling solution, you'll just end up shorting the card out. I've seen cpu heatsink's attached to GPU's and that seemed to work great, maybe get a used one and try that?
i agree with not cooling from backplate...
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post #10 of 11
Well, howdy!

Have you thought about reapplying the TIM (thermal interface material) and zip-tying an extra fan or two onto the card (where applicable)? Maybe try this first, partner.
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