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post #1281 of 3006
Your card would break before zip ties would snap but the bracket is nice piece of mind and can mount a fan
post #1282 of 3006
Do it that way buddy.
use one of the rings for the 620 cut the things off and use that to hold the pump down with the zippies
post #1283 of 3006
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Originally Posted by richie_2010 View Post

Do it that way buddy.
use one of the rings for the 620 cut the things off and use that to hold the pump down with the zippies

I just reapplied tim to my cpu to frown.gif owell it works out best this way as I eventually want to go cf 7950s. Unless the 8000 series becomes worth it. Now to track down some 7950 backplates. I have minor pcb sag to fix
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post #1284 of 3006
I am now a new inductee to this club. I did this mod to my reference Powercolor 7950 Boost State. When I took off the shroud, the VRMs already had heatsinks (at least I'm pretty sure they were VRMs and that those were heatsinks) on them and there was no additional cooling to note on the shroud itself as the actual GPU heatsink only covered the GPU itself.

As it is now, my temps under 100% load at 1180 MHz/1400 MHz top out at about 61C, with my VRMs reaching around the same temperature (low 60s). I'm very happy as this mod has eliminated the headache I got every time that reference fan span up, and it gives me peace of mind knowing my card doesn't reach 95C in Metro Last Light.

I purchased the bracket/shim/92mm fan from a user here at OCN for $20, and an Antec Kuhler 620 for $30 on another forum, so I'm incredibly happy that $50 and 45 minutes of struggling with a shim gave me these results.

As far as the installation itself went, I used Arctic Silver thermal compound on both sides of the shim, positioned my Kuhler and bracket overtop, and got someone to hold everything in place while I mounted the screws/nuts. The first seating resulted in the shim being moved somewhat off of the GPU, leading to a computer crash during a Heaven run, so I just loosened the nuts slightly and moved the shim back into place with a screwdriver head. All in all not very difficult, but I could imagine it being a bit of a pain doing it single-handedly thanks to that copper shim. My advice to you is to just get everything mounted and not worry about whether or not something moved around (ie the shim) during installation, and to just shift them back into place the same way I did.

Some pictures:







Edited by billyevans - 6/1/13 at 11:40am
    
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post #1285 of 3006
I need 2 copper shims for my 7950s. If anyone is willing to sell, I'll buy ASAP. Need air shipping.
post #1286 of 3006
Count me in!

Custom tubing H50 on a 4890. Temps top out around 40c.

post #1287 of 3006

From the picture above where would i need to apply heat sinks?
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post #1288 of 3006
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From the picture above where would i need to apply heat sinks?
In any case, look at what the stock heatsink was cooling with thermal pads. Chances are you'll need to do something with the RAM chips and the MOSFETs by the power jacks.
post #1289 of 3006
Im not 100% what these actually are? first time modding and ive never opened up my gpu before?
could u maybe circle what needs to be cooled, i know the 8 black things around the die need cooling but thats only by reading through this thread, i havnt a clue what else will need cooling, i tried looking but it didnt seem like my heat sink was actually touching anything other than the die :s
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post #1290 of 3006
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Im not 100% what these actually are? first time modding and ive never opened up my gpu before?
could u maybe circle what needs to be cooled, i know the 8 black things around the die need cooling but thats only by reading through this thread, i havnt a clue what else will need cooling, i tried looking but it didnt seem like my heat sink was actually touching anything other than the die :s
Those 8 black things are the RAM chips. If your stock heatsink wasn't touching anything else (with a white or pink tape) then it's likely that the components can be passively cooled.
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