Originally Posted by Johan45
That's where those were supposed to go. Under the little heatsinks to hold them in place. Dino(RIP) didn't use them because he wanted to remove them later.
The problem is that they can't hold in place the RAM sinks or the mosfets sinks, because both the RAM chips and the mosfets protrude from the PCB. So when you attach these insulating strips on the PCB, they end up in lower level than the adjacent RAM chips or mosfets. I basically put some right next to the mosfets and RAM chips that i heatsinked, but don't ask me why. I don't know, i couldn't see the use, i didn't understand how these were protecting from short circuit or anything... Which is why i am baffled... They are just thin (like 5 mm) transparent, long stripes, that are adhesive on the one side. They can't even stick well to the PCB, because the PCB has other small components that act as "bumps" and don't allow for perfect adhesion, so i really don't know what i did. I don't know if i put them where i should, i don't know if i had to put them all (i used less than half), the photo of the leaflet wasn't helping either...
Here's the manual:
^ Needless to say that my card had no such part configuration to put many little stripes in cross mode...
The end result is good, temp wise and sound wise (much better than Sapphire's fan). I actually tightened the screws quite well (more contact pressure):
But i 've no idea what i did with those strips. And i must double check the mosfet heatsinks, because i am not sure they won't fall off at any time... Unfortunately i didn't have "eraser" (last time i had eraser i was at high school), so i just cleaned the chips with alcohol before gluing, but the mosfets didn't seem to glue well on the sinks. Oh well...At least it works...still...Edited by Undervolter - 10/25/15 at 1:25pm