Originally Posted by fasttracker440
That block does cover most of the VRMS but the memory ones are not covered by that block. I have herd about mild success with adding some small heat sinks to the mem vrms. Here is a pic from earlier in this thread to the highlight area i am talking about.
The memory VRM's are not an issue heat-wise. For a start 3 phases on memory is overkill. Reference design is only 1 phase. The EVGA components are also higher quality. So you're effectively getting 4/5x the capacity compared to reference design. My Classified hits +925 memory if I keep temps low.
Lucky if they hit 45c under extreme load.
Both EVGA & EK both agreed with that.
Bear in mind those VRM's are capable of hitting 125c and still functioning normally for prolonged periods of time. So there is physically nothing you could do, to ever cause any problem.
It really isn't an issue.
At most, adding heatsinks (as you mentioned) with a good fan on the bottom of your case blowing upwards onto the heatsinks wouldn't hurt. It may even lower the temps of the 3 GDDR5X memory chips closest to the VRM side of the card. (as heat transfers across components on the PCB).
I'd only go that far, if like me; you're addicted to getting the lowest possible temps. GDDR5X does actually respond nicely to lower temps, with regard to o/c stability ;-)
Edited by nrpeyton - 4/9/17 at 4:16pm