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PPCs has them too, not sure on the shipping but the people there are great!

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_1018_1041&products_id=31024

There are some in the Misc section as well, and it looks like their shipping might be a little cheaper thumb.gif

You could maybe try to compress the ones you have... could probably do it with a rolling pin and a clean surface..
Edited by Rickles - 10/26/12 at 1:17pm
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Well, it goes as no surprise to anyone that Sapphire declined to swap my 7970 for a fully reference one. Although they didn't flat out and say no, but rather they were out of normal reference cards and only had aftermarket cooled ones. Whether its true or if they used that to make the NO a softer blow idk. But I'm ordering some 0.5mm pads that should probably be here by Wednesday or Thursday.

Btw I tried rolling the 0.7mm pads I have to make them thinner; didn't really work out lol. Anyone have a best method. I wrapped my rolling pin with Saran wrap and rolled the pads on parchment paper while still in their double-sided paper coating or w/e. the pads just became very brittle and were hard to peel. I may try the 1.0mm pads instead later.
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Looks like I successfully convinced Koolance to send me some free 0.5mm pads =D

Your return has been updated to the following status:
Complete

The comments for your return are:

Replacement 0.5mm thermal pads will ship on our next USPS pickup.
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awesome, hope they work out for you!!
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Spent time emailing coolance and they confirmed that its not normal for this to happen and suggested that it may be the standoffs; but they look fine.


If you were able to get the die and block to mate, then the standoffs are not in the way. However did you confirm this with a tim spread test? The die on tahiti is recessed under the protective ring so you may not actually be looking at the die.
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If you were able to get the die and block to mate, then the standoffs are not in the way. However did you confirm this with a tim spread test? The die on tahiti is recessed under the protective ring so you may not actually be looking at the die.

It's probably not technically called the die but I'm speaking of what ever is on top of the die that you spread the tim on.

I checked out your sig btw. Are your really running 4 7970s on 3 20" monitors? A bit overkill or not? I'm running one 7970 on 3 21" monitors lol. 5192x1050 corrected.
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If you were able to get the die and block to mate, then the standoffs are not in the way. However did you confirm this with a tim spread test? The die on tahiti is recessed under the protective ring so you may not actually be looking at the die.

It's probably not technically called the die but I'm speaking of what ever is on top of the die that you spread the tim on.

I checked out your sig btw. Are your really running 4 7970s on 3 20" monitors? A bit overkill or not? I'm running one 7970 on 3 21" monitors lol. 5192x1050 corrected.


First, you shouldn't spread the tim onto the die. This prevents you from observing the the spreading of the tim and it creates air pockets. In some situations I would use a spread, but not with soft greases and in this situation.

I could run on one card, but it's too slow for me. I have a feeling you and I are not running the same settings.
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Sapphire's Dual-X card is a Reference PCB with the addition of the missing VRM components
IF the PCB has the AMD sign on it, which i see yours does, then it is completely reference. Lowering the height of the Die is impossible, as it has to be on there to a specific set of design rules. It would have to be the standoffs on the WB, nothing to do with the screws or the missing X-Bracket (as long as you are using the screws that came on the card).

I am using a Dual-X cooler on a normal reference card right now actually. the only problem was that the thermal pad they use for the VRM heatsink is much thicker (their heatsink is flat on the bottom, so they have to have clearance for the components next to the vrms) so i had to modify the VRM heatsink to get it to actually touch the VRMs.
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I could run on one card, but it's too slow for me. I have a feeling you and I are not running the same settings.

Everything I play is running maxed out and full res: Dx9 games obviously, BF3 multiplayer minus defered AA, crysis 2 with high res, dirt 3. In 6-8 monthsI may get another depending on its price, thats why I was asking lol. I wasn't trying to insult you.
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UPDATE: The 0.5 mm pads from Koolance FINALLY arrived yesterday, not sure what took so long but they were free so I guess I can't complain too much=D . After placing the new pads on the tim spread on the die is very nice so problem solved.

Aft getting my block connected in my loop I wanted to see what temps I would be getting. I down clocked my 4.0ghz phenom 965 down to 2.2ghz and disabled 2 cores to lower the heat dump into my single XSPC RS240 rad.

Heaven Benchmark 3.0 (GPU settings) Ambient 23C, Idle 41C ** higher idle temps due to eyefinity btw

Stock Dual-x fan @ 100% (w/ normal CPU OC)
1.149v
1175mhz core/1600mhz memory
66C, delta[ambient]: 43C, delta [idle]: 25C

Water cooled (w/ down clocked cpu + 2 disabled cores)
1.149v
1175mhz core/1600mhz memory
60C water cooled, delta[ambient]: 37C, delta[idle]: 19C

From these results I am concluding that even after down clocking my 965 there is still too much heat for the rad to dissipate. No big surprise there, but I thought that the temps would be better than they are. It seems to incrementally increase as the benchmark continues but tapers off a bit right before the end. Looks like I will need to get another rad before I can really see what this water block can really do.
Edited by Leftfield2263 - 11/3/12 at 11:44pm
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