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GTX 260 ramsinks necessary?

post #1 of 8
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Hi guys! I'm going to water cool my GTX 260, and I was wondering if it is necessary to cool the video ram on the back of the card with heatsinks.
*note* I won't be overclocking the GPU.
Edited by spRICE - 10/30/11 at 10:14pm
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post #2 of 8
Forgive me for asking.. but why are you going to all that trouble if you aren't going to overclock?
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I want a quiet system.
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I would recommend the heat sinks.
    
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post #5 of 8
Which vrm on the back of the card? As for the memory, it's really not necessary. I had a pair of 260's in sli without the back plate or anything covering the memory on the back side.
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post #6 of 8
your wasting your time.

the extra heat on the loop will mean that the fans on your RS240 will be going nuts to keep up so unless you won't get the audio benefit you are hoping for.
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post #7 of 8
Put heatsinks on anything with signs of thermal paste. If it was 'sinked' before it should be sinked after. I used a block cooler on some 9800's - just get some air flowing over the ramsinks and you will have your quiet operation.
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post #8 of 8
An E8400 and gtx 260 don't really put much of a load on a loop. A stock clocked 260 and an E8400 should be fine on a 240 rad.
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