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Thats great news buddy !!
Glad you got it sorted now,on with the water blocks? Any pics etc?
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Sorry to hear your issue. Just remember drilling by hand is too risky. If you break the card you would have wished you just sold it and took a smaller loss. I'm not sure but I think EVGA will take the stripped screws out for you at a small fee. Worth giving them a call and see. I have had a 570 that stripped a screw on and I just stepped it up smile.gif


Good Luck!
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Thats great news buddy !!
Glad you got it sorted now,on with the water blocks? Any pics etc?

I'll get pics up in a second. But I have a new problem..

Whenever I launch a game, (any game) a bunch of red lines just keep running up and down my screen.. (Artifacting I'm guessing.)

BUT this doesn't happen when I run FurMark at anytime with stock or overclocked settings.. ***... mad.gif

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Sorry to hear your issue. Just remember drilling by hand is too risky. If you break the card you would have wished you just sold it and took a smaller loss. I'm not sure but I think EVGA will take the stripped screws out for you at a small fee. Worth giving them a call and see. I have had a 570 that stripped a screw on and I just stepped it up smile.gif
Good Luck!

It's a good, the drill fixed it! tongue.gif

And that's cool, EVGA is usually pretty chill about that stuff.
Edited by Dustin1 - 2/9/12 at 6:08pm
 
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Everything is amazing now. Remounted the blocks fixed the artifacts, scoring amazing temps!

Before - 1075/825/1650/1700 - 45* idle, 90* load.

After - 1075/825/1650/1700 - 30* idle, 45-50* load. smile.gif

I'm enjoying silence. tongue.gif

Pics:

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Benches and other pictures coming when I get home! thumb.gif

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Hey looks good man! Glad to see you got it up and running!

For future reference in removing screws from the back of GPU's. The reason they are so hard to take out is because they use loctite on them. To loosen up the loctite and avoid stripping screws, use a hair dryer and warm the screw up. This will allow the loctite to unharden and the screw will come out a thousand times easier. I learned the hard way by bricking a GTX 470.
    
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Hey looks good man! Glad to see you got it up and running!
For future reference in removing screws from the back of GPU's. The reason they are so hard to take out is because they use loctite on them. To loosen up the loctite and avoid stripping screws, use a hair dryer and warm the screw up. This will allow the loctite to unharden and the screw will come out a thousand times easier. I learned the hard way by bricking a GTX 470.

If you use a hair dryer to warm it up, you'll warm everything else on the chip.
And when hot enough, could damage some of the chips & sensitive ICs.

I'd recommend using a soldering iron, and touching the screw for a few seconds, or a hot glue gun, and touching the tip on there for a few seconds (my hot glue gun gets HOT.)
Edited by rawfuls - 2/15/12 at 4:31pm
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Had the same problem with my EVGA GTX 470 when I was putting on a VF3000F. Scared the crap outta me when one of the screws stripped... my dad ended up getting it out. He just put an (uncomfortably) enormous amount of pressure on the screw and, using a slightly bigger screwdriver than appropriate, managed to get it out okay.
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If you use a hair dryer to warm it up, you'll warm everything else on the chip.
And when hot enough, could damage some of the chips & sensitive ICs.
I'd recommend using a soldering iron, and touching the screw for a few seconds, or a hot glue gun, and touching the tip on there for a few seconds (my hot glue gets HOT.

You win, fine sir. I might go ahead and Bake my 470 to see if I can get it to come back to life.
    
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You win, fine sir. I might go ahead and Bake my 470 to see if I can get it to come back to life.

Bake some cookies while your at it, that way it's a win even if it is a loss.
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