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post #2161 of 3007
Get a c card and put it over the die if you can see between the gap you need a shim.
You want to use the thin edge.

Just to ask does the block fit with the cooler on
post #2162 of 3007
.5mm shim?
post #2163 of 3007
Waiting for h60 delivery today, ill let you know. what do you mean use the thin edge? thin edge of what?
post #2164 of 3007
Get a c card and put it on the metal bit over die. If you can see under you need a shim.

You want to use the leading edge/thinnest part
post #2165 of 3007
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Shim or no?

Unless you want to remove that metal square...

If you are going shim, make sure you put thermal grease on both sides of the shim.
post #2166 of 3007
how would you remove that square?
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post #2167 of 3007
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how would you remove that square?

Preferably a razor blade. But anything that is really sharp and really thin will work.
post #2168 of 3007
so is it glued on? thermal pasted on? is it worth removing? would it endanger the components around the chip?
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post #2169 of 3007
If you want to use the stock VRM plate then you also need to remove that blower for a proper directional fan. The stock blower wont blow ANY air over the VRMs without the shroud, since it blows air our from the sides, not down.

Stock plate works great at cooling the VRMs once isolated from the heat from the core and RAM.

This is my first 7970 when I was running "The Mod" with an H50, Dwood bracket, and cut off stock VRM plate.



I eventually went to a full GPU loop using modified CPU coolers, but still kept the stock VRM plates on both cards. Unfortunately Dwood stopped taking custom orders before I could get a second fan mount though.
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post #2170 of 3007
the way my mobo is setup, my gcard is hanging down, ill put an 80mm (most likely all I can fit) on there to suck the heat out. and ill add a fan to cool the vrms, I just need to find those square heatsinks. should I position the fan to suck hot air (heat from the sinks) away from the gcard or to have it blow on the sinks?
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