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So I ordered the Koolance VID-NX580 Water Block and it turn's out that it's not compatible with my EVGA GTX 580 Superclock. I even watched a youtube video of someone installing it on the exact same card [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJwN6bS3RLw"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJwN6bS3RLw[/ame] but my card does not have a heat spreader over the GPU. (Big gray square with Nvidia logo over the GPU).

Since my card does not have this heat-spreader, the water block fails to make contact.

My question is: Can you guys recommend a Water block that would be compatible? I'm going to either send this one back or sell it on E-bay but I don't want to run into the same problem with an EK or Danger Den water block.

Thanks.
post #2 of 207
Hmmm, I know EK has a configurator on their website that should tell which one of theirs is compatible.
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Where did you get your card? All GTX580 comes with the heat spreader out of the factory unless your one has been tampered with....

Btw plz take a picture of your card.
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Ordered it new from Newegg. I'm assuming the heat spreader is attached firmly? I will check around and make sure it didn't come off when I took off the heatsink.

I'll try and post pics soon.

Edit: According to this post on the Koolance forums, EVGA has confirmed that some cards do not come with the heat spreader.

Here is a picture I found of one with the heat spreader removed GTX480IHSremoval.jpg

I will try and contact EVGA to see if they can send me one.
Edited by Suctorial Soup - 9/16/11 at 7:56pm
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There is another guy on the evga forums that have the same issue http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1222460
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post #6 of 207
Can I see a pic of your card? I have a heatkiller block in rma right now because it wouldn't make contact with the core on my 580. I think this may be the problem. I don't think mine has a big heat spreader like that. I think it has a metal square around the core with the core inside.

I have the air cooler back on already. I called evga and they told me there has not been any changes. Sucks now it looks like I will need to rma my card if they will even let me.

I'm subbing this please post pics if you can and what happens. I think the pic you posted is of a 480 though, don't think the 580 has those big holes in the pcb.
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post #7 of 207
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My card looks just like the one above. No, heatspreader, just the exposed GPU.
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Funny how everyone praises EVGA, they are the next EK.
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post #9 of 207
All three of my Zotacs have the heatspreader, bought them within the last month or so. So this an evga thing or nvidia's new/final reference design for the 580. Any other card makers w/ the same thing confused.gif
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So heres mine. This has been a total pain. Glad I ran across this thread plus rep for those that figured it out, can't believe I didn't notice it.
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