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Yeah that's a custom PCB - much shorter at that.

yea i did mention that its a non reference card in my first post..
Is there any other way to cool it, it was running at 96c when i ran a benchmark test..

Yes there is a fan at full flow directly blowing air at it

And I also changed the thermal compound to IC diamond..
post #12 of 16
Youll need to buy one of those aftermarket fan coolers. They perform a lot better than stock coolers. With some i believe you can change the fans on them too. That will save you the most money.
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yea i did mention that its a non reference card in my first post..
Is there any other way to cool it, it was running at 96c when i ran a benchmark test..

Yes there is a fan at full flow directly blowing air at it

And I also changed the thermal compound to IC diamond..

Gotchya, I didn't see you mention that. Cheapest way would be an aftermarket cooler as mentioned, although benchmark tests in my experience always run quite a bit hotter than gaming. Is the heatsink on the cooler aluminum, and somewhat rough? I have a Galaxy 560 ti that was like this, and I just sanded the base a little bit (where it contacts the chip) as seen below, so the surface are was a bit smoother for better contact and heat dissipation. I like IC Diamond but on these rectangular chips it is difficult to apply for even spread, and spread won't happen well at all if the heatsink is like mine was. I recommend sanding it and using a similar TIM that's softer, like Swiftech TIM Mate 2, which is what I used. I also painted the cooler. My benching temps dropped from over 100*C to 85*C peak just from this.

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Gotchya, I didn't see you mention that. Cheapest way would be an aftermarket cooler as mentioned, although benchmark tests in my experience always run quite a bit hotter than gaming. Is the heatsink on the cooler aluminum, and somewhat rough? I have a Galaxy 560 ti that was like this, and I just sanded the base a little bit (where it contacts the chip) as seen below, so the surface are was a bit smoother for better contact and heat dissipation. I like IC Diamond but on these rectangular chips it is difficult to apply for even spread, and spread won't happen well at all if the heatsink is like mine was. I recommend sanding it and using a similar TIM that's softer, like Swiftech TIM Mate 2, which is what I used. I also painted the cooler. My benching temps dropped from over 100*C to 85*C peak just from this.


Heatsink is copper, i took this pic from some ones post on ocn who has the same card just to show you what it looks like,


I will try using the Swiftech TIM Mate 2, although ill probably have to get it shipped overseas to me..pretty sure it wont be available here..
I understand that the temps are high during a testing than gaming but on idle it was running at :
min- 36c
max- 56c

These temps were noted after switching on my pc after days coz i had disassembled it for some mod work..

Also, i opened the card again a few days back, though im not an expert at telling how well the compound was spread but its seemed pretty even to me,

its really sad as i would have loved to water cool it... im not sure if id be upgrading anytime soon.
Ill definitely look in to the TIM you suggested.
As well as a after market cooler, are there any compatibility issues with those coolers too?
Edited by cheeesus - 8/25/13 at 5:55pm
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The TIM I suggested was just an example; there are plenty of options out there. I'm sure you can find some in your neck of the woods that's just as good. The key is getting one that is more "liquid" than IC Diamond. IC Diamond can be spread, but because of it's harder form can easily form air pockets inside itself, which is the key problem you want to avoid.
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post #16 of 16
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I hear ya, thanks for the tips.. im gonna try looking for a similar TIM and maybe also pick the swiftech one you mentioned.
I dint know it could form air pockets, i will definitely look into that.
before i go for an after market heatsink ill try to cut out an opening on the bottom of my case to install this rosewill 80mm fan i have lying around..
yea i have a cheap case right now that i can cut around without feeling bad if in case i mess things up.. it has a top mounted psu..

i like how you have painted the plastic cover of your card, i might do something like that too..
but its gonna be a lil hassle since i remember on of the screws that go through the heatsink into the plastic cover is stripped..
I really hate it when these screws strip..

but yea thanks again for your help. Much appreciated
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