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post #101 of 261
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how strange.

the fan assembly unclips from the main sink, try taking it off and checking the wireing harness for defects.

Yeah, I did that too...didn't see any kinks or anything. I hooked the one non-functional fan to a power source and it still didn't turn on so I guess it's a dead fan. In the mean time...here is my DIY solution lol...

I cut the fan out of the shroud and used another fan and tapped up the gaps to push air the same way the GELID fan would. Pretty ghetto, I know...but I need something until I can get a replacement.



post #102 of 261
i dunno, hard to beat the foam and packing tape rig 2 pages ago for pure ghettoness.

lol

bigger fan too, might get better VRM1 cooling.
post #103 of 261
Which heatsinks did you use flowgoode?
post #104 of 261
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Which heatsinks did you use flowgoode?

Just the ones that came with the kit.
post #105 of 261
Have you been able to test your setup yet? How good are the supplied heatsinks at cooling VRM1 ? I heard they aren't good enough (temps hitting high 80s, 90s) and have to be replaced with something better such as the alpenfohn.

Thing is, I want to install these first, and once I finally get the alpenfohn, I'll mount those, but to do that I need to make sure that the heatsinks supplied with gelid are decent smile.gif
post #106 of 261
stock vrm1 heat sinks are fine as long as you're not overclocking too much.

Also, case airflow will have a big impact on the performance of the VRM1 sink.

If you have great airflow, it will perform better.
Edited by The Mac - 1/13/14 at 9:49am
post #107 of 261
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stock vrm1 heat sinks are fine as long as you're not overclocking too much.

Also, case airflow will have a big impact on the performance of the VRM1 sink.

If you have great airflow, it will perform better.

I think the Gelid's VRM1 heatsink has the best fit for reference R9 290. Is there any alternative good VRM1 heatsink available online aside from Gelid's?
    
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post #108 of 261
I heard alpenfohn is the best (thus the reason why its mostly sold out).

Coming back to gelid - is there enough heatsinks for r9 290? I know accelero xtreme 3 is missing some (enough for 3 out of 4gb) so people have to buy extra.
post #109 of 261
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I think the Gelid's VRM1 heatsink has the best fit for reference R9 290. Is there any alternative good VRM1 heatsink available online aside from Gelid's?

I've just received a 'prototype' heatsink solution for the 290/x from Gelid. I can't confirm yet but the vrm1 strip ought to be longer than the normal one which wasn't long enough to be screw-mounted.
VRM2 gets a T-shaped solution.

post #110 of 261
Nice, I hope they makes these available separately so we can retro fit.
    
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