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Koolance waterblock on GTX-590

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Hi all,

I just installed my cooling block (VID-NX590) on my EVGA GTX 590. After installing (per instructions, i have used the gray pads on everything) i noticed that the chipset (or bridge)? on the card is not in contact with the thermal pad. Below is the reference image with the problem item circled.
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I have watched an install video created by juggolo23451 but it seems that he did not have this problem... Just for note: i did not use the washers supplied by koolance... i did not need them, the back plate that came with the card worked. It should also be noted that good contact was made with both GPUs and all of the RAM... it is just the bridge that did not make contact. For now i have double stacked a gray thermal pad and it seems to do the trick but i wanted to see if anyone else has had this issue or if i have done something wrong.

Thanks for the help.

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post #2 of 5
I didn't have this problem either. Weird.
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Ya, i haven't been able to find anyone else that has this problem. Koolance said they don't know when i called tech support... they just said keep the extra thermal pad in there and try check the temp... idk if it is an install problem or a defective water block or what but i have one more card/water block install to do so i will see if i have the same problem on it... if i do i will post some pics...
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ok so here is an update, i got my second gtx 590 out and here are the results... Same as before:


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As you can see it is reference layout...

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Got all the thermal pads in place, ready to install...

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The problem is right in the center of the screen... its hard to see but there is about one pad thickness gap between the bridge chip and the thermal pad. note this is pre-tightening, however i could see that there would not be enough movement after tightening the blots to make any difference

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as you can see the GPUs were making contact.

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Installed a second pad... now the bridge makes contact.



so no one else has had this problem?
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Did the block come with different mm thermal pads?
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 850 Pro WD Black EK FC Titan X (3) | EK Monoblock Aquaero 6 Pro | Power Amp 3 (6) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
SR1 240 | SR1 360 (2) BP Z Multi 80ML Reservoir (2) EK Dual D5 Top (2) AC D5 (4) Dual Loop 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Win 7 Ultimate 64 3x Asus VG248 | WSGF Freedom Quad Desk Stand Asus ROG Swift PG278Q Logitech G910 
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Corsair AX1500i Caselabs M10 + Pedestal Logitech G600 Razer Goliathus + ME3 Razer Vespula 
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