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OK who's on the list to pick up the SAPPhIRE  NON-Reference  OC'd  version of the HD-7950 this week ? applaud.gif

 

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OK who's on the list to pick up the SAPPhIRE  NON-Reference  OC'd  version of the HD-7950 this week ? applaud.gif

 

Picture of Sapphire HD 7950 Leaked

 

http://www.techpowerup.com/159028/Sapphire-HD-7950-3-GB-Pictured.html


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A member caught something very strange, as to why i may have had such terrible temps, its either a fowl up on my part or on EKs part when it comes to either how they expect someone to interpret TIM pad/TIM placement.

This picture shows where i should have TIM/TIM pads at , as you can see i do not, marked by the red deonatations

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Although in this picture of the actual EK waterblocks directions it clearly shows to not put TIM/TIM pads on these areas


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Long story short, am i supposed to put TIM/TIM pads on these areas marked red in the pictures? If so why is this not denoted in the diagram supplied by EK? The member that brought this to my attention said that in his 6970 the diagram says clearly to put TIM/TIM pads on the red areas in my pictures. What do you guys think ?
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Just use a little less thermal grease this time round....
And no grease on the regulators..
Edited by Denim-187 - 1/29/12 at 6:31pm
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As per the video below.
Edited by CallsignVega - 1/29/12 at 6:40pm
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Just use a little less thermal grease this time round....
And no grease on the regulators..

I shouldnt even put thermal pads on the regulators?

Also, i put small amounts of TIM underneath each pad when i installed the block, which was recommended in the written directions, i should be fine yes? Even though they did not do it in the tutorial video you just showed?
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No, you do not put the pads on the chokes. The pads are placed on the VRM's exactly as it is shown in the picture. Even if the pads weren't mounted correctly it wouldn't yeild high GPU temps. Using a little TIM to help the pads stick is fine. smile.gif
Edited by erocker - 1/29/12 at 6:40pm
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You misinterpret the directions. They laid the strips next to the VRM's they are going to cover so that you can see them. Obviously if you literally put them where they are in the picture they would never contact the block. The memory tape is in the proper position as they are obviously east to identify. So in simple terms, yes you put "2" and "3" on the red dot areas. thumb.gif

OMG....wow lolo yeah...i will go in and change it up now..WOW i feel stupid....
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No, you do not put the pads on the chokes. The pads are placed on the VRM's exactly as it is shown in the picture. Even if the pads weren't mounted correctly it wouldn't yeild high GPU temps.

Now i am getting mixed information....
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Now i am getting mixed information....

Do exactly as in the video. But you should know that problems with covering the power components will not lead to high GPU core temperatures so there is something else at fault.

Although the guy in the video put no TIM on the regulators which seems kinda strange.

The only thing I can think of is that so much TIM was applied that the block was separated from the core too much and sufficient pressure couldn't be applied. Even a 1mm gap would cause huge temperature increases with TIM "loosely" filling the gap. You need to have that sucker produce nice pressure and make sure the screws around the core and bracket are nice and snug.
Edited by CallsignVega - 1/29/12 at 6:48pm
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