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I'm still patiently awaiting the MSI GTX 1080 to come down to it's retail of $720 or w/e it is, probably wont be until later into July before
I put a G10 on my MSI 980ti and went from a 1500mhz 24/7 OC to a 1529mhz 24/7 OC, didn't change much on the memory.
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https://www.nowinstock.net/computers/videocards/nvidia/gtx1080/

Keep a constant eye on that. That's how I got my preorder which should be shipping by Friday.


And if you want to save $20 keep an eye out for the Newegg exclusive GTX 1080 Gaming. It's the exact same card as the Gaming X but lacks the factory overclock presets. Just use Afterburner to overclock it and you get the Gaming X cooling system, backplate, and silly RGB LEDs for the price of the FE.

Will do, the reason why I may have to use Amazon is because I have a $400 giftcard there that I saved up tongue.gif. Thank you for that site tho!
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Hey guys. Bad news. One of the copper vrm sinks fell off my card.

Now i have to figure out what is the best way to reattach the heatsink. The vrm surface is very small and i knew the copper heatsink would not hold strong. What should i do?

I am chosing the MSI 1080 mainly so I can avoid this issue since they have the VRM heatsinks screwed into the board, hopefully someone on here can help you!
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Hey guys. Bad news. One of the copper vrm sinks fell off my card.

Now i have to figure out what is the best way to reattach the heatsink. The vrm surface is very small and i knew the copper heatsink would not hold strong. What should i do?
You have any thermal tape lying around?

I got this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/400532025417?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Has anyone here ever reported any failure (specifically on an nvidia card) due to not putting any heatsink in the VRM?
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Has anyone here ever reported any failure (specifically on an nvidia card) due to not putting any heatsink in the VRM?

Yes Older less power efficient GPUs are an issue and even the more efficient ones can use a lot of power when overclocked. When the VRMs get overheated it causes stability issues and they can be damaged by heat.
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You have any thermal tape lying around?

I got this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/400532025417?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I do have thermal tape. What i did was remove the adhesive on the heatsink and replaced it with the thermal tape i have.

The bond feels stronger now. I also cleaned the chips very well before i did this,to make sure there wasn't any grease from the oem thermal pads that were on there.

How do you use the thermal tape?
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I do have thermal tape. What i did was remove the adhesive on the heatsink and replaced it with the thermal tape i have.

The bond feels stronger now. I also cleaned the chips very well before i did this,to make sure there wasn't any grease from the oem thermal pads that were on there.

How do you use the thermal tape?

Let me suggest something that works for me. Be sure the bottom of the heatsink and the top of the VRM chip is cleaned. To be clear the thermal tape works best when used under a heatsink that is attached to the PCB with screws. But if the tape is sticky enough or if using heatsink with the adhesive preapplied, attach them where you want them and then put some rubber bands around the card putting tension on the heatsinks to put some down pressure on them. Lay them flat and then heat up the tape/adhesive with a hair dryer or heatgun. Dont get it ridiculously hot but heat it enough to get the tape hot then lay it down and let it cool for a couple hours. This usually works for me.
   
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Let me suggest something that works for me. Be sure the bottom of the heatsink and the top of the VRM chip is cleaned. To be clear the thermal tape works best when used under a heatsink that is attached to the PCB with screws. But if the tape is sticky enough or if using heatsink with the adhesive preapplied, attach them where you want them and then put some rubber bands around the card putting tension on the heatsinks to put some down pressure on them. Lay them flat and then heat up the tape/adhesive with a hair dryer or heatgun. Dont get it ridiculously hot but heat it enough to get the tape hot then lay it down and let it cool for a couple hours. This usually works for me.
Rubber bands! That's brilliant. Perhaps some silicone types would be better to tolerate the heat generated by the VRM's?

Btw I got these heatsinks incoming for the VRM on my G1 1080: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121675615045?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

And your rubber bands gave me another idea, as the clearance left from G10 shroud and the top of these heatsinks will be roughly 0.4mm, would it be a good idea to stick lets say a 0.4 mm thick silicone pad on the area of the G10 shroud directly above the VRM's to apply the pressure needed, and thus ensuring the heatsinks will not fall off? (this will only be at the edges as the fan is in the middle)
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MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X with G10 and Kraken X41.




I'm trying to decide if my temps are too high, or if it's just running hot due to ambient temps being so high. Ambient temp is 28-29C and under load it's running right about 48C. 48C seems high, but 19-20C above ambient with only 20% fan speed on the X41 doesn't seem excessive.

Guess I need to tweak that fan speed a bit and see if I can drop the temperatures. Hopefully I can keep it as quiet as it is now, because right now I can't even tell it's running. I had to open the case to make sure the fans were spinning.
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