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Waterblock bending video card PCB EK-ASUS GTX 680 DCII

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I had to not tighten all the screws and put extra thermal pads between some of the memory chips in order for it to make contact and I amn not sure if its adequately covering the graphics proccessor unit

not bending as much after te thermal pads bbut if its not contacting my proc properly than its useless
post #2 of 5
It is hard to understand what's the matter so please do post the photos of the alleged problem.

But why extra thermal pads? Follow the installation manual and do not take any actions other than prescribed in the manual: http://www.ekwb.com/shop/EK-IM/EK-IM-3831109856406.pdf

You will have perfect contact on MEM, GPU as well as VRM.
    
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post #3 of 5
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I did that and checked for contact because the thing was bending. and there was space between all of the memory chips on the right side of the unit, near the caps, so I had to add 2x the thermal pads included to get it to contact and diminish the waterblock warping the pcb around the cpu.. I didn't tighten all the screws down all the way so they would not warp the card as bad.. it bends along the top of the card and slightly at the bottom when tightened anymore than it is.

the part on the block that's raised for the memory chips, isn't tall enough, for some reason. When I tightened all the way initially there was warping around GPU section of card.. and memory chips along the right side. As I looked between the sides at the card ,fully assembled to EK specifications, and there was a visible gap between the memory chips and the gpu block.
I pulled it off to try and make sure I seated it correctly. Upon closer examination one of the other memory chips on the left side didn't have the layer of oil all across it evenly like the rest of them, which made me suspect issues on that Memory chip as well.. tried again to assemble per EK instructions. and there wasn't any change in contact. doubled thermal pads. Observed where ther e was too much padding. (aalong left and top side), preventing gpu block contact.. took out some pads tightened it up and there was significantly less warping.

But still warping and thats where I concluded not to tighten all of them down all the way or tighten till I observed warp and that is where i am at right now. Oh and I added some GC extreme to help with contact on Memory chips


No camera sorry.
Edited by tatmMRKIV - 9/6/13 at 12:36pm
post #4 of 5
I would really like to see the photos. All blocks are milled the same using same CNC codepath so there shouldn't be any differences between them. I have just assembled one last week and the contact was perfect.

Without photos I'm afraid there's only so much I can help.

One wild guess: Did you remove the self-adhesive washers used on the front side of the PCB? I think there are about three of them, on the top of card. If you leave them on then they will interfere with the installation and prevent contact with the memory and upper part of MOSFETs.
    
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OK I did not do that! I will do that and check. I will have access toi a camera by then as well

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