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I am thinking about watercooling my two Sapphire 6950's with universal gpu blocks (obviously they are non-reference cards) and I'm trying to understand where on the cards I will need to place heatsinks. Below is a picture of the bare card (from the EK Cooling Configurator) with red boxes around what I believe are the RAM modules that will each need a heatsink (8 total). I'm looking for input from anyone that can tell me if I need to place heatsinks anywhere else on the card. I've looked around for this information elsewhere but I haven't been able to find much on this topic, so links to other places with this info would also be greatly appreciated. If this picture isn't enough information to determine this then I would need more info on what to look for.

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mosfets - tiny black things near the ports you can get little heatsinks from them.

vrms - those coiled things

and the vrm - red highlighting, you may need low profile sinks on the them if the tube is near to them.
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mosfets - tiny black things near the ports you can get little heatsinks from them.

vrms - those coiled things

and the vrm - red highlighting, you may need low profile sinks on the them if the tube is near to them.
Thanks for the info. So if I understand you correctly, in the picture below the green area are the mosfets and the yellow areas are the vrms? Just to make sure I'm clear.

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Yeh, thats right, ive never put sinks on open vrms before so i need to look at that.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
mosfets - tiny black things near the ports you can get little heatsinks from them.

vrms - those coiled things

and the vrm - red highlighting, you may need low profile sinks on the them if the tube is near to them.
You NEED to cool them, it's not an option. You will fry your card if you don'T . To be sure of what to cool, remove your cooler and see what touches the stock heatsink (or find a pic on the web of your card).
Which card is that by the way?
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You NEED to cool them, it's not an option. You will fry your card if you don'T . To be sure of what to cool, remove your cooler and see what touches the stock heatsink (or find a pic on the web of your card).
Which card is that by the way?
Ok good info from both of you guys. Removing the cooler is a good idea. They are Sapphire 6950 2GB Dirt 3 Edition cards.
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