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Originally Posted by stickg1 View Post


You're going to destroy your stock cooler which you might need to send the card back for warranty work in the future.

I would just get two packs of these...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708011

They can probably be found for cheaper, Newegg is just hella easy to navigate, lol.

Thanks stickg1, has anyone tried these here? also, do I need to get the sticky tape as well or do they come with one?
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Originally Posted by twirelez View Post

Thanks stickg1, has anyone tried these here? also, do I need to get the sticky tape as well or do they come with one?

I use them for the H55 CLC I zip-tied to the core. I've used them a bunch for cards that I use a universal waterblock on. They come with the thermal adhesive tape. But for it to stick, the VRMs have to be really clean. Dip a q-tip in isoprophyl alcohol and clean them off a few times and you should be good to go.
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Originally Posted by stickg1 View Post

I use them for the H55 CLC I zip-tied to the core. I've used them a bunch for cards that I use a universal waterblock on. They come with the thermal adhesive tape. But for it to stick, the VRMs have to be really clean. Dip a q-tip in isoprophyl alcohol and clean them off a few times and you should be good to go.

Thank you!!! I will order these and try.

In case i need to RMA the card, which thermal tape (what thickness) should i get to replace the ones that were on the stock heatsink? (some pieces got broken)
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Thank you!!! I will order these and try.

In case i need to RMA the card, which thermal tape (what thickness) should i get to replace the ones that were on the stock heatsink? (some pieces got broken)

Well technically, the card would be broken and if they did for some reason remove the cooler to inspect, they could be the ones that ripped the stock adhesive. But for peace of mind, it looks like a 7mm white thermal tape.
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Just save the old stuff. If its being RMAd why use anything new? Its only going to get replaced again.
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i would still like to see the post on how to mod the stock heatsink though, any idea what page it's on?
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It was a cunning maneuver what that user did to reuse the stock heatsink. But the first time I opened up my 290 I realized how inadequately cooled the VRMs are on this card. You're better off using copper heatsinks and direct airflow.
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It was a cunning maneuver what that user did to reuse the stock heatsink. But the first time I opened up my 290 I realized how inadequately cooled the VRMs are on this card. You're better off using copper heatsinks and direct airflow.

I'm planning to use the copper heatsinks that you suggested under the Gelid Icy Vision rev 2, do you think that should work fine?
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I'm planning to use the copper heatsinks that you suggested under the Gelid Icy Vision rev 2, do you think that should work fine?

It should work really well. Most likely better than chopping the stock heatsink. Plus you get to save your stock heatsink in case you need it for warranty or end up selling the card and reusing your Gelid for a future GPU upgrade.

Hell I don't even use heatsinks on VRM1, I just use direct airflow and it cools 25C better than the stock heatsink. Those things are suffocated by the stock cooling.
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It should work really well. Most likely better than chopping the stock heatsink. Plus you get to save your stock heatsink in case you need it for warranty or end up selling the card and reusing your Gelid for a future GPU upgrade.

Hell I don't even use heatsinks on VRM1, I just use direct airflow and it cools 25C better than the stock heatsink. Those things are suffocated by the stock cooling.[/quote

The stock cooling keeps VRM1 in the low 60s for me ??? Even when core is >80
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