Originally Posted by fredocini
Update on how it goes! I have a G1 Gaming as well and I'm very interested in adding the G10. A question for those who use the G10 on the G1 Gaming, From what I've read on this thread, there's no VRM cooling on the G1 if the cooler is switched out. I currently have a custom bios on my card with 1.274v. How dangerous is it for my VRM with this much voltage? I'd like to know before I pull the trigger.
Also on the max air, 1.274v (1.261v real limit on reference cards) bios.
I have 3$ heatsinks on them with thermal pads. I ran the cards without for a couple of weeks (ordered to tall heatsinks 1st time) and didn't notice anything. I stuck my finger in there and couldn't feel a thing but didn't really try to touch the vrm...
Also I haven't heard of anyone frying his vrm's on these cards with an AIO. Only some 290x if I recall corectly on the corsair forums, using their hg10 bracket.
You should be fine.
Doesn't the g1 gaming have a mid plate like the MSI / Asus have? That should be enough for the vrm's, curious that the g1 doesn't have one.