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post #81 of 261
im gonna muck around with this and see if i can get the vrm strip to work:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=161014946488

should nock a few degrees off vrm1 if i can get it to work...
post #82 of 261
Yeah, the version 1 PCB heatsink would be better, but its unavalable.

Have you noticed how that ebay vendor has increased the price of the Icy Vision coolers by almost $100? They were the cheapest on Ebay in Nov/Dec at the $49 mark.
    
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post #83 of 261
Yeah, I paid $30 for mine back in november....over $100 now...
post #84 of 261
try from here,, feppaspot.com,, 36 USD, now is not avaliable, only for order, but I bought from there month ago,is already mounted on on my r9 290:-)))
Edited by kody33 - 1/4/14 at 10:04am
post #85 of 261
Hi guys, I'm planning to install gelid icy vision on my r9 290 as I'm tired of the noise.

Few questions before that, though (I'm from Europe, keep that in mind please)

1. Which vrm heatsinks should I get? Will I need to modify them ? How should I go about this?

2.Will any of these pads do? (for VRM heatsinks, can't use glue as i don't want it to be permanent)

http://www.ebay.ie/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313&_nkw=Fujipoly+Thermal+Pad+&_sacat=0&_from=R40

3. Will I need anything other than vrm heasinks, gelid cooler and thermal pads?
post #86 of 261
everything you need is in the kit.

If you are handy, some modification of the included vram strip will improve performance. Otherwise just some small zipties are needed, or you can do what tony did and use the spare sinks included.

Read the OP, tony does a great job of step by step.

The included thermal tape for the vram sinks is a bit tough to work with and doesnt always stick well unless you get the chips squeaky clean (use a pencil eraser to mop up the residual oil from the stock thermal pads)

I just used the thermal pads from the stock assembly, they stick fine as long as you dont manhandle them.
Edited by The Mac - 1/6/14 at 9:30am
post #87 of 261
Well, I heard better quality pads will provide lower temps, and that the Gelid provided heatsinks are not enough... plus, again, better quality heatsinks might give better results.

tl;dr I want to get the best I can for this.
post #88 of 261
The only issue is with the vrm1 Thats the strip. All the other sinks are quite good.

Other than dremmeling off the last 1/3 of the stock sink, there isnt a better solution atm.

im going play with this and see if its better, it seems significantly larger:

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?campid=5337413396&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2FeBayISAPI.dll%3FViewItem%26item%3D161014946488

however is coming from HK, so it will be a few weeks.

EDIT: i just ordered the rev1 6900 vrm upgrade kit from frozen cpu, they had 3 in stock. Should be here in a couple days.

drill 2 holes, and i should be able ot retro fit it no problem.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13532/vid-170/Gelid_Icy_Vision_Enhancement_Kit_-_AMD_6900_Series.html?id=WwihfdtP&mv_pc=1397
Edited by The Mac - 1/6/14 at 12:25pm
post #89 of 261
Could you try Alpenfoen passive VRM kit, looks very good:-))I waiting for this vrm kit, it is on the way to me:-)))
When i instal it, i let you know about temperature, and some photos:-)))
post #90 of 261
where did you find one?

i cant seem to find any in the US.
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