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I got my new 6800 extreme and I looked under the metal plate on top of the heatsink and I saw some fins I figured that the card would benefit it I took the metal plate off. Well if I take the metal plate off and put two 80mm's under it, would I see cooler temps? My dad thinks that I should leave it on, but I think the opposite, so what do you guys think?

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Got any pictures? I personally would just leave it on, no point killing your warranty
    
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If you can provide a picture that'd be very helpful, but, I think, that you should keep them on unless you do not mind the noise. The dual 80mm fans would keep it cooler, but it'd be louder. The best thing would be to get that Zalman VF900-Cu, as listed in your Signature, get come nice Copper Heatsinks for your Ram, and see how low your temps can go.

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Sure, pic uploaded, sorry I didn't feel like pulling out the tripod, so I grabbed the 50mm and shot at F/1.8, so not everything is in focus. The metal plate I am talking about is the plate that covers the HSF. Loud, haha, that's a joke, my computer is far from that, so I don't mind it being a little noisy, heck I have an fm121 in there and I can't complain about it being to loud, just put my trusty headphones on and i can't even hear it. Yeah I am ready for the Lanparty to get here tomorrow so I can set it up and see how much I can push out of this card. I have a question about this card though, can I adjust the voltages of the card any? Or is it a fixed voltage because it gets its power from the molex connector? Also if it does have an adjustable voltage could anyone tell me a safe voltage range? I think I am going to improve on the 80mm fan cooler idea and mabye I will be able to push the card a little higher. Ohh yeah, I tried to take the heatsink off the card, but they used the adhesive thermal pads on the RAM so I can't pull it off w/o cutting the pad off and I don't have anything to replace it with, so I hope they put good thermal paste on it. Wish me luck with setting up my Expert board!

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