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Hello guys am looking for a VRM and Memory cooling kit for my 290x too be installed with a Kraken G10..

This is how my GPU PCB looks like



Question on removing VRM/Vram Heatsinks

If I wish to remove the H10 to maybe sell the 290x and install its stock cooler are the Heatsinks easy to be removed? on the MSI 290x Gaming Edition under the cooler is thermal pads gray colour can I not just leave these on?

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Anyone?? Advice on VRM cooling would be great.
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Anyone?? Advice on VRM cooling would be great.

you got to be extra careful 'cause aluminum is conductive . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1511914/sapphire-r9-290-arctic-accelero-xtreme-iv-vrm-mod#post_22814428

found it here . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1436497/official-amd-r9-290x-290-owners-club

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Thanks I seen that but its no good for me because once installed you wont get them back off.. Is it possible to cool VRM and still be able to remove them?
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Thanks I seen that but its no good for me because once installed you wont get them back off.. Is it possible to cool VRM and still be able to remove them?

i recommend using heatsinks. if you can get a hold of some cheap thermal pad (the cheapest so long as you use one) lay it on top of the mosfets and put the heatsinks on top. secure the heatsink with a non conductive material like some rubber band or plastic fastener. make sure it does not cover airflow.

i do not recommend the thermal glue.

edit: Note that the heatsink will get really hot, so make sure the fastener will not melt. maybe some quality zipties. be careful of those tiny components at the back of the pcb. they are fragile.
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i recommend using heatsinks. if you can get a hold of some cheap thermal pad (the cheapest so long as you use one) lay it on top of the mosfets and put the heatsinks on top. secure the heatsink with a non conductive material like some rubber band or plastic fastener. make sure it does not cover airflow.

i do not recommend the thermal glue.

edit: Note that the heatsink will get really hot, so make sure the fastener will not melt. maybe some quality zipties. be careful of those tiny components at the back of the pcb. they are fragile.

Thanks again!
I seen this on Amazon akasa AK-TT12-80 Thermal Adhesive Tape, its double sided will this be easy removed?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001GIM9V8/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_i3?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1C431PVC7EJ9ETGJ3H1Z&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=455333147&pf_rd_i=468294
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Thanks again!
I seen this on Amazon akasa AK-TT12-80 Thermal Adhesive Tape, its double sided will this be easy removed?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001GIM9V8/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_i3?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1C431PVC7EJ9ETGJ3H1Z&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=455333147&pf_rd_i=468294

can't really recommend those but it will work. make sure you cover the whole bottom surface and not any part of the sink touch exposed circuits. do not brick your car.
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Thanks i'll keep looking.
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Thanks i'll keep looking.

i was thinking more of this . . .

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aquatuning-GmbH-19053-Phobya-Ultra/dp/B004230RUO/ref=sr_1_28?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1431951268&sr=1-28&keywords=thermal+pad

but it does not have an adhesive. you need something to fasten the heatsink onto the pcb.

the thermal pad has a 5W/mk spec while the akasa is 0.9W/mK. The latter will not be efficient enough to transfer heat from the VRM2 (Red area) to the heatsink. VRM1 (Green area).


Edited by rdr09 - 5/18/15 at 5:22am
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i was thinking more of this . . .

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aquatuning-GmbH-19053-Phobya-Ultra/dp/B004230RUO/ref=sr_1_28?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1431951268&sr=1-28&keywords=thermal+pad

but it does not have an adhesive. you need something to fasten the heatsink onto the pcb.

the thermal pad has a 5W/mk spec while the akasa is 0.9W/mK. The latter will not be efficient enough to transfer heat from the VRM2 (Red area) to the heatsink. VRM1 (Green area).


For VRM 1 I was speaking to a guy who done this with his MSI Gaming edition and he left on the Memory and VRM1 bracket.. So I think all I need to figure out is VRM2 cooling.



Like this but that is for 280x on the 290x its cut off before the VRM2


Thanks again you been great help.
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