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post #11 of 42
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got some answers in Alatar's huge Titan Thread... the pads were measured (by MKHunt's trusty digital caliper) to be 2.0 mm thick... pads are sponge-like and they are all the same although they don't have to be all the same. I am still very confused about clearance /sizing /whatnot so for now I will not worry about changing the pads but I will replace the premium factory grease slobbery with Noctua paste.

today I received the parts - the moar holey biggrin.gif bracket and the back plate.

btw $5 shipping for the backplate was money well spent i suppose. packing peanuts aint cheap lol





plan to run a few benches before/after installing everything, but first got to find me some spring scres confused.gif

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post #12 of 42
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finally had time to get this done
  • Phobya HeGrease Extreme
  • EVGA highflow bracket
  • EVGA backplate

running 3dMark resulted in the same minimum temps, but the max temp dropped 10C eek.gif

"stock" clocks +37mV using RR09SS.rom (power 100% = 300W)


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post #13 of 42
How do you remove stock cooler off Titan ?
I tried by unscrewing pretty much everything on the back side of the card. But the cooler wouldn't come off. Is there a video tutorial for removing the stock cooler ?
Also, how about thermal pads (attached to the stock cooler) for memory ? Did you replace them with new ones ??

I'm thinking about re-timing my Titans with Artic Silver MX-4.
Edited by EC51 - 4/21/13 at 9:56pm
post #14 of 42
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you need to remove the 2 screws on the rear bracket. then wiggle the pcb/cooler horizontally carefully in a shearing motion

i could not disconnect the fan and led cables... cleaning the old tim with the whole thing attached with short cables was a huge PITA

i did not replace the pads..
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post #15 of 42
I told ya it would be a huge drop the stock stuff they use is garbage.
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post #16 of 42
Not really a Titan related, but the stock paste between DCII cooler and 7950 core is pure crap aswell, about 8-10c drop in temps if you swap something like MX-4 there.
Edited by Tonza - 4/22/13 at 8:17am
post #17 of 42
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i guess "premium" OEM grease is still crap.. lol
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i guess "premium" OEM grease is still crap.. lol

the only thing "Premium" about it is the premium price you pay for the hardware thumb.gif
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post #19 of 42
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I personally use Arctic Silver Ceramique 2 and i got a 15C drop going from the stock evga stuff plus the ceramique stuff is cheap and there is no risk of it damaging anything unlike AS5. and as for thermal pads i used these on my GTX 285 and they work great but you need to know the thickness you need for the titan.

What do you mean damaging anything with arctic silver??

I bought the arctic silver 5 (the silver kind thats got 99.9% silver) used that on my CPU, haven't noticed anything but you mean because Its a conductive material? whats the absolute best thermal paste out there?
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What do you mean damaging anything with arctic silver??

I bought the arctic silver 5 (the silver kind thats got 99.9% silver) used that on my CPU, haven't noticed anything but you mean because Its a conductive material? whats the absolute best thermal paste out there?

yes it has potential to damage components because it is conductive and capacitive. As for the best out there I am going to say indigo extreme but you definitely pay the price for it it's about 20 bucks for a single mount kit.

here is a little bar graph off the indigo website they make it seem like the top 2 are far apart but were only talking half a degree between them.

Edited by philhalo66 - 4/24/13 at 6:19am
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