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omg wait for stepup and pay 50 to get my 680 or return my 580 and get the 7970 3gb for 450$ ahhyh cant decide! sad-smiley-002.gif
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correct
Edit: Saying that i know it is the T6 for a EVGA. I assume its the same for any brand. They are all Ref cards.

Yeah, I think you're right. I just wanted to double check before I headed out.

Why are you re-applying the TIM? Are you getting high temps?
     
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correct
Edit: Saying that i know it is the T6 for a EVGA. I assume its the same for any brand. They are all Ref cards.

Yeah, I think you're right. I just wanted to double check before I headed out.

Why are you re-applying the TIM? Are you getting high temps?

The tim seemed fine on mine. When I took the Antec Kuhler off and put the stock cooler on with new Tim it seemed to have the same temps. But honestly I didn't do any sort of testing.
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omg wait for stepup and pay 50 to get my 680 or return my 580 and get the 7970 3gb for 450$ ahhyh cant decide! sad-smiley-002.gif

Stepup, imo. Or return the 580 and catch a 680 on newegg. But honestly, I didn't have issues with a single card and single monitor when using the 7970 either, only when I added a second and enabled eyefinity. So if you are going single card and monitor, you really couldn't go wrong either way. Although I do feel nvidia has better drivers. Just my 2cents.gif
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Why are you re-applying the TIM? Are you getting high temps?

No, I am curious to see if it will make a difference...and it sounds fun. haha.

Crap, sorry for double post.
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No, I am curious to see if it will make a difference...and it sounds fun. haha.
Crap, sorry for double post.

I done it on my last CF 5770's with MX-3. not because there was anything wrong... Same reason as you really, something to do, something to mod... lol, i had the 5770 V2 egg coolers which were extremely cool and quiet already but i still dropped 4-5C on temps after doing it. Also stuck some RAM sinks on em.
    
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Why are you re-applying the TIM? Are you getting high temps?

No, I am curious to see if it will make a difference...and it sounds fun. haha.

Crap, sorry for double post.

You shouldn't even need a torx screwdriver to do the tim. I don't think. You don't have to remove the plate which is what used the torx screws.

When the card is laid flat you unscrew all the horizontal facing screws around the sides of the shroud. This should allow you to remove the top half of the shroud. Then turn it over and just remove the 4 large screws that have springs on them. That surround the gpu core.

This will give you access to the core itself. But the plate will stay on covering the memory and vrm's. Much easier this way.
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You shouldn't even need a torx screwdriver to do the tim. I don't think. You don't have to remove the plate which is what used the torx screws.
When the card is laid flat you unscrew all the horizontal facing screws around the sides of the shroud. This should allow you to remove the top half of the shroud. Then turn it over and just remove the 4 large screws that have springs on them. That surround the gpu core.
This will give you access to the core itself. But the plate will stay on covering the memory and vrm's. Much easier this way.

Oh, I did not know that--I was going to pull them all doh.gif. Thanks for the info!
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omg wait for stepup and pay 50 to get my 680 or return my 580 and get the 7970 3gb for 450$ ahhyh cant decide! sad-smiley-002.gif

Well first question.....Can you still return that 580 or do you have to re-sell it?

My opinion is to step up bud. That's my opinion and preference. Ask the same question on the 7970 club they'll tell you buy a 7970.

If you have to re-sell the card it's not worth it. You'll lose money over a step up option.

Simple drivers and great performance.

Read the posts above yours in the 7970 club and a couple pages back and you decide. It will give you some insight to what to expect possibly.
     
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You shouldn't even need a torx screwdriver to do the tim. I don't think. You don't have to remove the plate which is what used the torx screws.
When the card is laid flat you unscrew all the horizontal facing screws around the sides of the shroud. This should allow you to remove the top half of the shroud. Then turn it over and just remove the 4 large screws that have springs on them. That surround the gpu core.
This will give you access to the core itself. But the plate will stay on covering the memory and vrm's. Much easier this way.

Oh, I did not know that--I was going to pull them all doh.gif. Thanks for the info!

No worries. I learned my lesson with the 580. I did just that and pulled them all. This way is better because you don't disturb the thermal pads on the vrm's and ram.
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