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No he doesent. The VRM's and RAM's are covered by a unisink, no need to remove that. All he needs is to reapply the gpu itself.

I remember I took apart my friend's 670 PE to replace the TIM and his had some thin pads on the RAM. Maybe they changed it since then.

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post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by iRandomize View Post

No he doesent. The VRM's and RAM's are covered by a unisink, no need to remove that. All he needs is to reapply the gpu itself.

I remember I took apart my friend's 670 PE to replace the TIM and his had some thin pads on the RAM. Maybe they changed it since then.
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Testing if it is BIOS related is as simple, as getting the stock BIOS from techpowerup's database.

Yeah, It is not related to BIOS...Only to TIM. I broke open the heatsink, and the mess I found inside was a shame, but also a relief at the same time. The application of TIM did not cover the chip very much at all; However, there was material caked on all around the outside edge of the GPU itself. Horrible job that was done and I'm Soooooo glad I went ahead with it.. Took me a while to get all the material up from around the chip, but once I did, applying the new TIM and buttoning it down were a snap. Waited a little while, then ran Furmark and never went above 68C.....Now those are the temperatures I expected from the start, and if I can maintain those temps all the time, I should never experience my card throttling itself ever again. So happy it all worked out!!! And so happy that you gave me the advice I needed to actually do the job and not wimp out. Thanks again man!
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I remember I took apart my friend's 670 PE to replace the TIM and his had some thin pads on the RAM. Maybe they changed it since then.

Yeah, I didn't see the need for anything other than the TIM...Very basic job and not nearly as hard as I thought it would be.
post #15 of 16
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I remember I took apart my friend's 670 PE to replace the TIM and his had some thin pads on the RAM. Maybe they changed it since then.

The design of the 670PE has not changed at all? Did you also remove the black plate covering the RAM and VRM?
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Yeah, It is not related to BIOS...Only to TIM. I broke open the heatsink, and the mess I found inside was a shame, but also a relief at the same time. The application of TIM did not cover the chip very much at all; However, there was material caked on all around the outside edge of the GPU itself. Horrible job that was done and I'm Soooooo glad I went ahead with it.. Took me a while to get all the material up from around the chip, but once I did, applying the new TIM and buttoning it down were a snap. Waited a little while, then ran Furmark and never went above 68C.....Now those are the temperatures I expected from the start, and if I can maintain those temps all the time, I should never experience my card throttling itself ever again. So happy it all worked out!!! And so happy that you gave me the advice I needed to actually do the job and not wimp out. Thanks again man!

Mine didnt look horrible, but the temperatures were :S Such a waste, ruining a great product, by not properly applying TIM.
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The design of the 670PE has not changed at all? Did you also remove the black plate covering the RAM and VRM?
Mine didnt look horrible, but the temperatures were :S Such a waste, ruining a great product, by not properly applying TIM.

Mine looked really weird when I took off the heatsink. There were some spots with a lot kind of piled up, and then there were completely bare spots. I think they over- did the TIM and maybe an air bubble in the middle formed to push it all to the outside. There was more TIM surrounding the GPU than on the GPU. Hey it all worked out great though because I fired up Crysis 3 today and maxed out at 72C with no Afterburner fan profile....instant benefit of 10C. I used Masscool G751 Shin - Etsu Thermal Interface Material for the GPU.
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