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Good day all ...


I would just like to find out 2 things ... I want to reseat my GTX 560Ti Hawk as the temps I'm hitting while folding scare me ...


Is there a certain way to apply the TIM or is it the exact same as applying it to a CPU ... ... Will CM Fusion 400 or CF 3 be adequate ??


Also ... the hawk has what looks like a large heat spreader across all the Vrms and Memory chips ... If I replace the stock cooler ... Should I remove this ... or can I leave it there to cool the VRMs and then just mount the new HSF ...

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All Information would be greatly appreciated ...

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I don't see why you couldn't leave the old HS there, as long as the new cooler fits on top of it.
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I don't see why you couldn't leave the old HS there, as long as the new cooler fits on top of it.

I am looking to get the Arctic Accelero Extreme Plus 2 ... I am worried bout height restrictions ... but no one can confirm or deny whether this HSF fits the Hawk .. ... there was 1 guy that said he did it ... posted here and on almost every other forum ... but when asked to post or email pictures ... he says he doesn't have enough time ... doh.gif
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Try and e-mail your retailer or MSI/Arctic themselves to find out?
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I tried using the contact us on MSI's website and it loads a blank screen after hitting send ... Arctic says I should contact MSI ...
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Try another browser, perhaps?
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post #7 of 9

Just leave the stock VRM cooler. There are going to be pads underneath it so TIM cannot be applied with risking a short of some sort.

 

What temps are you hitting? 

 

 

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You wannt reapply the TIM like above. Also the blobs are optional.

 

 

As long as your below 85C you are fine for folding.

 
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You can leave the hs there, have u checked under it? Im pretty sure they use thermalpads, just make sure if u put tim instead that it makes good contact. If u asked arctic and they said u should contact msi im pretty sure it won't fit. Otherwise they would say it would fit
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