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hi guys

im about to buy a water block for my classy and just wanted to try on one card before making three times the purchases, but before i do this the block im getting in not full cover and is only cooling the gpu, how do i go about cooling the rest of my card,

is it only the ram chips i need to worry of?

with heat sinks how do i stick them on to the ram chips ?

are there any do's and DO NOTS I should be weary of guys?

anything or any advice would go a long way guys

also by the xspc website for the block they say the block has Mounting Range 53-61mm (does this mean the spacing of the four conrer screws?)

i have measure my cards mounting screw distences and it seems to fall at 57.08mm lol (im hoping this will work)


thank you smile.gif

iv added a pic of my gpu without the cover smile.gif

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hi guys

im about to buy a water block for my classy and just wanted to try on one card before making three times the purchases, but before i do this the block im getting in not full cover and is only cooling the gpu, how do i go about cooling the rest of my card,

is it only the ram chips i need to worry of?

with heat sinks how do i stick them on to the ram chips ?

are there any do's and DO NOTS I should be weary of guys?

anything or any advice would go a long way guys

also by the xspc website for the block they say the block has Mounting Range 53-61mm (does this mean the spacing of the four conrer screws?)

i have measure my cards mounting screw distences and it seems to fall at 57.08mm lol (im hoping this will work)


thank you smile.gif

iv added a pic of my gpu without the cover smile.gif


With a universal block on the gpu the mosfets (VRMs) are the important parts to keep cool, they are in the red box. In the green boxes are the memory & memory VRM mosfets, cooling those doesn't hurt although they aren't critical to have heatsinks on.
Make sure the card gets good airflow around it when it has the uni block on, I always have a good fan moving air across the card & I've never had any cooling issues using universal blocks.

    
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hey guys

note** basically what I meaning to say is is it only the memory chips i need to worry about or are there other parts of the card that i need to cool too? if so what are they and how should i be cooling them smile.gif

also is simply sticking heat sinks onto the mem chips ok ?

If someone can take that image of my pcb and maybe mark out what needs cooling that would be awesome smile.gif
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Hey FtW 420 ,

thank you kindly for the information it is exactly what I was looking for ,

just quick question, the components marks in the red box; how should i be looking to cool this area, with thermal tape or heatsinks, or any special application ?

sorry for the dumb sounding questions smile.gif
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Hey FtW 420 ,

thank you kindly for the information it is exactly what I was looking for ,

just quick question, the components marks in the red box; how should i be looking to cool this area, with thermal tape or heatsinks, or any special application ?

sorry for the dumb sounding questions smile.gif


I usually use thermal tape & ramsinks. Thermal tape isn't the stickiest stuff out there, I clean the surfaces with alcohol, stick the sinks on, & with the card laying flat on it's back I'll put something on top of the sinks for a while to press them down a bit & help it bond. As long as I'm careful not to bump them around they stay on.
Thermal adhesive is an option, but that stuff is pretty much permanent, once they are on with the adhesive they are basically on for good.
    
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post #6 of 7
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Thanks FtW 420,

I really appreciate the help and advice smile.gif ill most likely stay away from the permanent adhesives lol,

with the thermal tape on the mosfets in red box should i just tap a strip and just leave it bare like that? or is there something else to go on top of the tape itself?

also with the green highlighted box components should i be just put the heat sinks on straight to the chips or did you mean lay down some thermal tape between the chips and sinks too?

thanks
post #7 of 7
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still having a few doubts here, just realized that the block might be a little small as the pcb of the classy is very wide

iv added links to block and measure the screw distances for mounting on the four corner which are 57.08mm apart but my issue i think is the following;

http://www.xs-pc.com/waterblocks-gpu/raystorm-gpu


fitting with enough reach to the edge of the board;



although i think if i dont place any heat sink on the top three vram chips i might be able to still fit the block on how ever im not sure if its good temp wise to have the fitting tucked more into the middle of the board itself or maybe i should try find some looooonng fittings lol but either way can someone verify if this might be an issue for me ?

the only reason i didnt see this earlier was because i was looking at the pcb thinking the block will face the pci-e finger hahah just being absent minded for a minute
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