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I recently put an accelero xtreme plus II on my GTX 580. One of the voltage regulator heatsinks fell off. How important is it for the voltage regulator to have that small heatsink on it? is it something that is not really needed or should I make sure to get it put back one before I do anything else?

If I do need to put it back on I think I will look into getting a thermal pad to do it since the g1 thermal glue was kind of a pain.
If needed can thermal pads be picked up at any local type of stores or do they need to be ordered online?
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I recently put an accelero xtreme plus II on my GTX 580. One of the voltage regulator heatsinks fell off. How important is it for the voltage regulator to have that small heatsink on it? is it something that is not really needed or should I make sure to get it put back one before I do anything else?

If I do need to put it back on I think I will look into getting a thermal pad to do it since the g1 thermal glue was kind of a pain.
If needed can thermal pads be picked up at any local type of stores or do they need to be ordered online?


It will help to cool the VRM and you need the heatsinks on. The AC PII comes with extra heatsinks. The glue is better than adhesive thermal pad.

 

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It will help to cool the VRM and you need the heatsinks on. The AC PII comes with extra heatsinks. The glue is better than adhesive thermal pad.

The glue is all gone. I know it has extra heatsinks but that is not what I need. I still have the heatsink that was on it, it just fell off since I did not put enough glue.
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i wont use epoxy on my GPU. The G1 glue is not an epoxy, its more of a tape type substance when it dries. But It would be easier to just use tape for this heatsink.
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