Originally Posted by lyster;15531379
OMG OMG, this is tremendous! +rep for sure!
I've always asked on forums if i should lap/re-seat my GPU's and i've always been told 'DON'T DO IT' and 'IT'S CRAZY' Now i can point them to this thread and say 'HA', not so crazy now!
I am soooooo tempted to try this out when i get my second 560 ti 2gb. I'm gonna be modding the coolers with new fans and re-seating anyway (crappy Palit fans/heatsink:() - and with such a great guide to help me - i don't think i'll be able to stop myslef:) Should definitely help as i'll be running my SLI in sandwich formation - i'll take every degree i can get!
I don't suppose anyone knows if 560 and 560 ti are the same chip? But until anyone tells me otherwise i'm just gonna assume they're the same and give it a go anyway:), wanted to do something like this for a long time now - despite everyone telling me it's an insane idea!
I have just one question - at what stage would you use the Steel Wool?
And thanks for making my day:)
560 and 560TI is the exact same chip, just different cores are enabled on it.
Technically you could do this with any 5 series chip. However, I don't know what the glue looks like that holds the IHS down on other chips or older ones. I only know mine. Just bare in mind the fact that you have to be so uber careful, if you decide to pull off the IHS, if you knock the razor blade inbetween the IHS and silicon too far, you'll hit a resistor and kill your card. The razor blade only needs to be in just far enough so that u can pull up on the razorblade to separate the two pieces apart.
Steel wool after sanding with 1500.