Originally Posted by juniordnz
I need opinions on something.
We all know the 970 G1 has 4 memory ICs on the back of the card that are just exposed, they dont have any heatsink over them because the backplate doesn't cover that specific part. (picture below)Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I'm an overclocking enthusiast and I like pushing things above stock speeds, hence my concern with these naked memory ICs. I'm guessing if you overclock your memory the temps on these little guys should rise quite a bit.
So, to overcome this building flaw, I found a seller here in my region that has aluminum heatsinks with thermal pad pre applied that would fit perfctly to cover those ICs. (picture below)Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
At that size, each aluminum heat would cover entirely 2 ICs. So 2 heatsinks, side by side, would do the job.
What do you guys think? They cost almost nothing, really cheap.
Also, is there any problem that the thermal thing is not exactly the size of the ICs? they are larger, so they would cover the whole ICs and there would be parts touching nothing (I looked here in my card, the little conductors near the ICs are leveled a little bit lower so they would touch the thermal pad nor the heatsink it self.
What do you guys think? Good idea?