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So, you guys already fixed my problems with my 7970's heating up. thank you, now, I have another question. So, I use 3 monitors at once, and my video card is heating up really fast, I think it is the ram. considering the only thing that is cooling it off is the copper heat sinks that are attached to them with thermal tape. So, Is there anyway I could get something water cooled to cool them down? or is it not even fesable to do so? also, how would i attach them, the thermal tape is nice but I don't think it would be able to support more then a few grams of weight. some of the heat sinks already fall off as it is.

I was thinking about it and i think that I could get some mosfat water cooling parts and attach them to the ram to cool it down better. any ideas guys?
post #2 of 21
well who ever gave you the blocks to use should have gave you full cover blocks as they cool the die, ram, all of the card but I see that that is not the case the only thing they really make for that is copper heat-sinks that you put on but you say there already there so really there is noting you can do ! the mosfat water cooling blocks are out of the question there is no RECOMMENDED! way to mount those on a graphics card was they are used for a motherboard , and even if you did I would be very worried !


-ROG
post #3 of 21
The ram doesn't get that hot, standard VRAM heatsinks are just fine unless you're REALLY pushing it.
 
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Since this is my first time i have water cooled a system I didn't know that XFX is great at revisions for their video cards, so I accidentally bought those. so woops. i ended up with a universal block, and well, the vram isnt covered, but if you guys say that i have done everything that i can do then ok, thanks lot!
post #5 of 21
The VRAM isn't something you should be terribly worried about, however...VRMs are something you should be actively cooling.

Universal blocks are fine.
 
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post #6 of 21
Pop one of these bad boys on with a fan attached.
http://www.swiftech.com/HD7900-HSF.aspx

Be sure to use a backplate. People have noticed PCBs warping on universal blocks, and even more so if you plan to add the heatsink I linked.
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post #7 of 21
what block is on your GPU? cause what is linked above is only used with the Swiftech MCW82 Universal GPU waterblock
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what block is on your GPU? cause what is linked above is only used with the Swiftech MCW82 Universal GPU waterblock

It could work with other blocks if he isn't afraid of getting out a router and doing some modding tongue.gif
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post #9 of 21
well yes most deff but Not allot of people want to do that lol
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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10224/ex-blc-711/Koolance_GPU-220_High_Performance_VGA_Chipset_Liquid_Cooling_Block_No_Nozzles_.html?id=VDYbGBIo&mv_pc=239

This is the one that I am using and using and doing modifications is what I do on my pc. My case is so modified I'm sure it isn't haf anymore.
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