Ok, I think I need to undertake this on at least one of my cards. Little background. Single 560ti twin frozr II card runs great, get new 560ti twin frozr II with some minor but obvious board changes. Setup in SLI and new card runs hot, swap position temps improve a bit, but still high. Reseat with new TIM, no major improvement. Upgrade to twin Arctic Accelero Twin Turbo II's. Old card definitely runs cooler than the newer regardless of position in system, but both still run too hot in top slot. Build custom water cooling loop. New card hist 85c old card hits 54c during 3d Mark 11. Ran furmark on top card and it skyrocketed into the 90's in no time.
So to paraphrase, water cooled cards, top card getting water straight from a 240 rad in push pull is hitting 85c, card in parallel with it on loop is hitting 54c. Problem is that I had to use universal waterblocks and these glue on heatsinks from Arctic Accellero kits to the VRAM. How can I de-lid my card that looks like this? how am I to get the razor blade along the back side? Any tips or advice? Would heating the card up any with a heat gun aid in the IHS removal?