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post #691 of 3006
I ran a 560ti for months and months same way, no cooling at all other than the H70 on the IHS. Seemed to be fine although I did have air moving inside the case and the rad sat under the gpu itself blowing upwards at the card. I oc-ed the card like snot on the core but I never oc the mem or over volt anything but the core itself. Your taking a risk doing it but like I said it was fine for me.
post #692 of 3006
I have a 7950. If I lap the 620, do I still need a copper shim? I am using dwoods bracket and shim, but I feel like the shim is much too thick, and only insulating in more heat then it should.
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someone earlier bought one that was thinner and posted a while back. Lapping the 620 makes it flatter and the chip is recessed. You will need a shim. Maybe someone else remembers who it was or where they got the thinner one. Is thinner better? I dont know.. that was also questioned but I think only the guys that have them can really say for sure.
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Originally Posted by liamstears View Post

Did a complete reseat and everything seems fine now, 29c idle 55c load with fans on lowest setting of pump
So to all those complaining the shim killed their chip this is simply not possible, you really do just need to make sure it's seated correctly and the correct amount of paste is used
In my case I think I didn't have enough paste between the h80 and shim but then it could of just been that it wasn't seated correctly
So thanks dwood the brackets awesome although I think the fan mount is not quite straight but that doesn't affect use or performance at all

this was posted just a few minutes ago by a fellow OCN member who as well was having issues with the shim. his first seat saw 90*c on the card and after applying the correct ammount of thermal past (to both sides of the shim) he was able to achieve the desired temps with the cooler properly fit to the shim and gpu
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post #695 of 3006
Hey,
I just ordered my 7970 and noticed that a lot of you had your 7970s cooled by an H70, or 620. How are your overclocks and temperatures with those coolers?

I found a few good prices on H60's, but I fear I won't have enough overhead... A deal fell through on a kuhler 920 so now I'm not sure what to get
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the 620 is popular as its on sale often for 39-49$. The other models will work well also, heck the old H50 does ok and the H60 is worlds ahead of that. Not sure of the red team cards for max oc after the mod, I don't have one but with the cards ive modded the chip will just reach its max long before temps limit the oc potential. Unless you got a dud your going to see some oc increase over what stock cooling allows but each card is different, silicon lottery wink.gif
post #697 of 3006
So with a 920, I'm guaranteed to be limited by the GPU before my cooling? I'd just as much rather throw in an extra $20 to get something that won't limit me smile.gif

I'm hesitating between H60, H80 and Kuhler 920...
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well.....

if your using a bracket then it does not matter, they all work well and are pretty easy to mount. Using zippys imo the round pumps are easier.
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The mounting isn't the problem, I already paid Dwood for the bracket ...

What's hypothetically limiting me is the cooling ability of each individual CLC
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newegg has a bunch of clc deals but on newegg canada they have a 920 for 78.99 after a 20.00 rebate. 12.xx shipping.
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