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[PSA] ATTENTION!!! Zotac GTX 680/670 AMP! Edition Users

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After Struggling with Temps hitting 87c while folding, I decided to take a closer look at the card, and same with the reviewers in this article (http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_680_Amp_Edition/32.html) I noticed that the GPU Heatsink was not making good contact with the GPU Chip, so, In order to get better temps, I did exactly what they did in the review

Find 4 washers, about this size


Remove the Heatsink, and get rid of the excess of TIM They applied, because what hap[pens is, the TIM creates like a chamber around the chip, sealing in all that excess heat

Wipe both bottom of heat sink and the chip.

Now re-apply the thermal paste (use new, I had to reuse the old stuff because i didn't have any on hand)

Place the 4 washers on the 4 main heatsink mounts. (they should be the ones directly on each corner of the card)

Screw in the Heatsink using the washers, make sure it's tight.


RESULTS:

Before (sorry no pics, but on a GOOD day, It would hit 75c while UNDERCLOCKED)

After:


This is with OLD TIM, I've heard that if you use a higher quality, you may see an additional 10c drop, I'll post more detailed pics once I have a new tube of TIM
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Aloha Oe
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I7 4700HQ MSI Laptop Board GTX 765m 16 gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
2x RAID0 128gb SSD's 1 TB Storage Drive WD My Pasport LG Slim Portable Blu-Ray Multi 
OSMonitorKeyboardCase
Windows H8 LG Flattron 24EA53V Ducky 9008G2 MSI GS70 UltraSlim Case 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Mad Catz R.A.T TE Razer Vespula Creative Soundblaster 2x Mids and a Sub (built in) Creative Gigaworks T40 
Audio
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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual Core Nokia  Adreno 225 1024mb 
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I have the same problem. Yesterday I received the card, installed and saw the temps rise at 85 and even 90 with ugine valley benchmark. I have also a gigabyte wind force oc (with custom bios 1.2V) and never seen over 70.
Have to reapply Tim or just to add the washers?
Edited by jovanni - 10/17/13 at 11:27am
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I made the above steps to improve my poor cooling of gtx670 amp! and that problem occurred:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1434842/zotac-gtx670-amp-fans-not-working-after-tim-re-apply#post_21004194

Now, the solution I am thinking is the arctic accelero hybrid.....
What do you think?
Does what it promises? Ultra quiet and superb cooling?
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