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Yes it's very simple, remove the 4 screws around the GPU and remove the heatsink.
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Originally Posted by Menthol View Post

Yes it's very simple, remove the 4 screws around the GPU and remove the heatsink.

no need to remove the gpu reactor ?
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no need to remove the gpu reactor ?

Just remove the 4 screws ... those are the only thing keeping the heatsink connected to the card smile.gif
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Just remove the 4 screws ... those are the only thing keeping the heatsink connected to the card smile.gif

Don't forget to disconnect the fan cable too, don't yank on it by accident =P
    
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Ok, thanks for the advice !thumb.gif

Changed the TIM, had a very chepo looking grey stuff, cleaned everything , I ve put AC MX4 stuff, no need even to detach the fan !

I ll see about that WC block, athough I ve not seen its pics and the layout anywhere..smile.gif
Edited by famich - 8/20/12 at 10:43am
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Don't forget to disconnect the fan cable too, don't yank on it by accident =P

good catch smile.gifthumb.gif
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Changing the TIM- hello, guys, anybody got the experience with the changing of the TIM on Lightning ?

Did it work out for you? how are the temps now?

I am going to buy Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra tomorrow or the MX4 I heard Liquid Ultra is better, but it comes with a warning don't use it on aluminium they say, is the surface aluminium that, the part that makes contact with GPU? anyway would love to hear you're thoughts I may buy MX4 anyway if its significant to suppose the standard tim.
Edited by phazers - 8/20/12 at 1:04pm
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Hi guys.

Just wanted to share with you the BIOS compilation I've made through the different versions that are available till today.

MSiGTX680LightingBIOS.zip 333k .zip file

100/110 are stock versions, "a" versions introduced fan reduction on startup and 111 is the famous 3A version. Altough some of them share there id number (xx.xx.xx.xx.xx), they have not the same internal structure nor date nor release version number (xxx). Personaly I'm using 101a on standard BIOS and 111 on LN2 (mine came with 101/110 factory BIOS).

Hope it helps someone and maybe it can be added to first post.

Kindest Regards!
Edited by elbubi - 8/20/12 at 2:48pm
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Tried some 3dmark 11 with sandy this time, better gpu & combined score (14390 gpu isn't bad biggrin.gif ) but overall score just isn't there yet, next up 3770k.

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Since I think I'm allowed to post some pictures of it today, a little MSI z77 mpower teaser for the lightning owners because the cards just look really good in this board...,

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Nice sweet loking moboo!!!
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