Originally Posted by Steyrz
Thanks Destrto , I was kind of looking at Dwoods design beforehand and with no bracket for fans what would you suggest as a solution to cool the VRM's and memory? Are there heat sink kits specifically for the 7950?
DWOOD is no longer taking orders. Sigma_Cool would be your only option.
A lot of people seem to freak out or get nervous about taking the stock heatsink off of their cards because they hear "you need to cool the VRMs" over and over. As long as you have any sort of airflow over those areas, even indirect, it will be enough to keep them from overheating in *most* situations.i say most because there will always be those few cards that skyrocket temps when you take the stock cooling off. My cards may have been luckier than most.
Many cards that I've seen from ATI actually blow hot air right onto the VRMs, causing them to be hotter with the stock heatsink on. My 6850s' VRMs were cooler without the stock heatsink.
Some cards that have the Blower type of stock fans can actually be kept on the card and used to create airflow, others, if you have any side panel fan or bottom fan blowing up might be enough. In my particular case (Corsair 500R) I was able to place both Antec 620's for my 6850's right in front of my cards so each fan from the radiator was blowing directly across each card.
Yes, they make heatsinks for them. Google "Vga Ram heatsinks" or even Ebay, that's where I got mine from. http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=copper+heatsinks&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.X8+pcs+copper+heatsinks&_nkw=8+pcs+copper+heatsinks&_sacat=0