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I'm currently installing vram heatsinks on my gpus and with the xspc universal GPU waterblock, I can only install 5 heatsinks out of the 8 total vram chips. I should be able to install the last three once I find a way to cut the fins off the heatsinks, but in the meantime can I run my GPUs with just 5 heatsinks? I don't plan to overclock the memory, so I should be good right?
    
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I've always felt it's risky business. But it's 2012. Odds are you could probably get away with it for the time being. BTW, if you wanna sacrifice a steak knife, it will cut the heatsinks.
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If you have good enough airflow over the card, you can probably get away without using RAM sinks. If not, it may well not be stable.

Just buy lower profile RAM sinks for the other three BGA chips, or use a dremel-type tool.
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They are the Zalman aluminum heatsinks, so it should be easy to cut. For now, I think I will just run them with a fan blowing at the vram. Thanks for the input. smile.gif
    
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