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Agreed with Cakewalk. Probably took a chunk off when popping the IHS. On my first attempted i actually did take a nick out of the side of a cap/transistor, but still booted fine and still working to this date. I'm not sure how you could not notice that the zip straps had "popped" off. I had yanked them pretty hard on three cards and never had a zip failure.
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Sry cake. New to the forums. Probably should have read the forum rules. Wasn't flaming anyone though.

I hadnt explained in my first post that I tried just the bad card. No signs of scorching. The nick isn't even that big. Similar to this pic

http://www.pic-upload.de/view-16963273/cpu2.jpg.html

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Let me add that while I was trouble shooting it I used my fiberglass pen to remove the coating around the gouge to see if I had broke any leads but it appeared it was the CG (common ground) as the caps on the chip went to ground on the right sides.



I don't know how I didn't notice the water block half way off either. Must have been excited to finish it.

So if I get a new chip is it possible that when I install it it will work? I'm sure I can buy a dead card much cheaper than a new one (newegg 2gb evga gtx 560 ti is $160 for a referb)
Edited by Xaian - 11/26/12 at 9:20am
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Sry cake. New to the forums. Probably should have read the forum rules. Wasn't flaming anyone though.
I hadnt explained in my first post that I tried just the bad card. No signs of scorching. The nick isn't even that big. Similar to this pic
http://www.pic-upload.de/view-16963273/cpu2.jpg.html
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Let me add that while I was trouble shooting it I used my fiberglass pen to remove the coating around the gouge to see if I had broke any leads but it appeared it was the CG (common ground) as the caps on the chip went to ground on the right sides.

I don't know how I didn't notice the water block half way off either. Must have been excited to finish it.
So if I get a new chip is it possible that when I install it it will work? I'm sure I can buy a dead card much cheaper than a new one (newegg 2gb evga gtx 560 ti is $160 for a referb)

That kinda chunk out of the silicon is easily enough to kill it. Drop over to the delidded Ivy Bridge club and you'll see how easy it is for people to scratch that green PCB and it totally kills the chip.
post #174 of 257
Sad faces.

I don't think it's in the silicon. Just the outer pcb. The actual DIE itself is the only part made of EGS I believe. Could be wrong. But even if there is a scratch. There HAS to be a way to fix it.
post #175 of 257
Hey all! New to the forums.

I just built a gaming rig for myself, after having nothing but laptops for the past 10 years.
I picked up an EVGA GTX480SC at a great price. Card runs great, but runs hot...
Running one window of World of Warcraft, and having about 8-10 Firefox windows open,
by GPU temps run 75c-85c. I'm thinking this mod is exactly what the doctor ordered!
I'm going to give it a try in a couple of days when I get back from a short business trip.

On a sidenote, I've read all 18 pages of this thread, and didn't see anyone mention the
cheap brackets that Dwood makes to replace using Zip-ties to attach liquid coolers.
I hope it's ok to post this link... http://triptcc.com/shop/
At only $6 for the bracket, the way it works should definitely improve the chances of your
cold plate making contact with the transistors if you choose not to use the spreader.

I'm going to remove the spreader on my 480, and reinstall the stock heatsink setup with fresh
TIM, and see what difference that makes. I'm already strongly considering going with the
Asetek 760GC combo... reviews of the system have been very positive.

Cheers all!!

R
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Hey all! New to the forums.
I just built a gaming rig for myself, after having nothing but laptops for the past 10 years.
I picked up an EVGA GTX480SC at a great price. Card runs great, but runs hot...
Running one window of World of Warcraft, and having about 8-10 Firefox windows open,
by GPU temps run 75c-85c. I'm thinking this mod is exactly what the doctor ordered!
I'm going to give it a try in a couple of days when I get back from a short business trip.
On a sidenote, I've read all 18 pages of this thread, and didn't see anyone mention the
cheap brackets that Dwood makes to replace using Zip-ties to attach liquid coolers.
I hope it's ok to post this link... http://triptcc.com/shop/
At only $6 for the bracket, the way it works should definitely improve the chances of your
cold plate making contact with the transistors if you choose not to use the spreader.
I'm going to remove the spreader on my 480, and reinstall the stock heatsink setup with fresh
TIM, and see what difference that makes. I'm already strongly considering going with the
Asetek 760GC combo... reviews of the system have been very positive.
Cheers all!!
R

Good luck, i did the same on 3 480's and never regretted it.
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I'm wondering if I were to go ahead and do this mod, and reassemble it without the IHS, would the stock GTX 480 heatsink/aircooling setup work, or is the
height of the cooler heatsink set at a specific height so it won't touch the GPU?
It'll be a few weeks before I can swing a cooler, but would be willing to try this with the stock setup. As I mentioned above, my temps are just
stupid high for the little bit that I'm taxing the card.

Thoughts??

Ron
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I'm wondering if I were to go ahead and do this mod, and reassemble it without the IHS, would the stock GTX 480 heatsink/aircooling setup work, or is the
height of the cooler heatsink set at a specific height so it won't touch the GPU?
It'll be a few weeks before I can swing a cooler, but would be willing to try this with the stock setup. As I mentioned above, my temps are just
stupid high for the little bit that I'm taxing the card.
Thoughts??
Ron

The 480's heatsink is a bit different than the 580's but my stock 580 heatsink does not fit direct on the die. You have to have the IHS back on. Maybe if you cut out the PCB plate and remove the standoff's from the heatsink, you might be able to have it direct die....Not sure though, you'll be iffy on the clearance issue.
post #179 of 257
I have two 560ti 448s that are based on the 580/570 chip, so I am thinking that this mod would work with them. My GPUs do run hot too (~78-84C) in games like Skyrim, so I am interested in a way to improve their temps. I have also delidded my Ivy Bridge to improve its temps and that worked wonders improving temps by ~26C for my CPU. Thanks for this thread Cakewalk_S as it does inspire me and others to attempt this mod. thumb.gif
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post #180 of 257
Saw this thread forever ago, but now that I got my 680 I am going to start on ONE of my 560s, as it is now sitting next to the case I need to get around to finishing. So if this works I am going to do the other one as well. And if that works I am going to try I my 680....no wait scratch that no I am not. I am good with sticking a 80 on it and calling it a day, even that is pushing it. You sir are truly an innovator and a madman to boot. Taking apart brand new hardware and performing probably fatal procedures on it. All my beans to you.
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