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post #11 of 23
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Hmm...would keeping the VRM's cool help with overclocks? As it is right now, I'm running my max overclock...anything above that would fail.
Well, your VRM's will pop if they get too hot and you'll have a dead card with no warranty.
They have a pretty high heat tolerance, but those tiny sinks may not be enough for overclocking.
post #12 of 23
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Well, your VRM's will pop if they get too hot and you'll have a dead card with no warranty.
They have a pretty high heat tolerance, but those tiny sinks may not be enough for overclocking.

Hmm, thanks for that point. I was considering keeping the VRM heatsink on, but the clearance wouldn't clear the aluminum fins.

Also, how would I know if my VRM are getting hot? The fins cover the heatsinks.
Edited by Admiral Mudkipz - 8/3/12 at 11:58am
post #13 of 23
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Can anyone help me with the fan controlling option...or is that not possible with an aftermarket cooler?
post #14 of 23
If your running MSI AB than you should be able to control fans speed through that . It worked great for my Arctic cooler on my gtx 580 thumb.gif
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post #15 of 23
Yep MSI afterburner is pretty good or you could even use SpeedFan.
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I figured out that I can still control the fan speed. It's just that fan RPM doesn't get read accurately anymore....not too much of a big deal.
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I figured I should point something out: the card doesn't have VRM heatsinks on stock to begin with. So sticking heatsinks on them + the large fan blowing ontop of the front ones should be fine.
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I figured I should point something out: the card doesn't have VRM heatsinks on stock to begin with. So sticking heatsinks on them + the large fan blowing ontop of the front ones should be fine.

I thought the VRM did have a huge heatsink on it? I would have kept it on there, but it wouldn't have cleared the cooler unless I decided to cut the fins...which I didn't want to.
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I thought the VRM did have a huge heatsink on it? I would have kept it on there, but it wouldn't have cleared the cooler unless I decided to cut the fins...which I didn't want to.

Sorry. Saw my mistake after re-reading my post. Meant to say the ram chips. The VRMs are cooled perfectly fine with the small heatsinks since theres still airflow over them from the cooler.
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Sorry. Saw my mistake after re-reading my post. Meant to say the ram chips. The VRMs are cooled perfectly fine with the small heatsinks since theres still airflow over them from the cooler.

Yea, I also noticed that the RAM chips didn't have heatsinks, which I found to be interesting. Also, there's chips on the back of the card, which aren't being cooled by any direct air flow.
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