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Accelero Hybrid on a 290X - do i need to glue the ram sinks?

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Can i get away with just the fan circulating air over the ram? Id like the option to change cooling, or sell the card and cooler separately.
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Use thermal tape instead. I had some on my 6970 with Accelero Xtreme III. I found the glue to be pretty terrible and messy. The tape was super easy to apply and remove but kept the heatsinks on.
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I was thinking of the Xtreme 3 and zalman ram sinks that used thermal tape. Thanks maybe I'll try that
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I recommend using thermal tape for the VRM heatsinks. The thermal glue is easier to apply on the ram modules, so you can use it there without difficulty. The glue is actually pretty great - and it no longer requires mixing before use.

You'll definitely want to use the heatsinks.
    
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