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The backplate helps those toasty VRMS temp too you should get them if you are using a Refference card
post #132 of 153
I've done proberly the most easyst mod to increase the backplate efficiency for the VRM's. I have a small portion of k5-pro thermal paste which is non-conductive and can be put onto VRM's / Memory chips and all. I've cleaned up the RX480 8GB today and i simply rub the screws in with K5-pro and put them back into the card. Only the screws that actually press the heatsink on top of the VRM was sufficient.

The rest of the screws are tightned as it could, making the pressure much better. The rest is just stock. The reason behind this is to simply exchange the heat between front heatsink and backplate just a little more better. When you surface the screws with K5-Pro thermal paste it should pass the heat better then normal.



Looking at the size of the heatsink btw, i'm sure a copper heatsink would even perform better with the stock thing in one piece. smile.gif
post #133 of 153
Finally decided to take an Icy Vision 2 for my NITRO, and the results are better than I though!!!




Before 77ºC with throttling, now:




Full album: http://imgur.com/a/K3KB6
post #134 of 153


Update to my prolimatech Mk 13, adding a shroud and 2 slim 120 mm fan
post #135 of 153
Wanted to add my AIO watercooled RX 480s using Thermaltake Water 3.0 C coolers and heatsinkes the VRM to the backplate with thermal pads while also positioning a Delta 92mm fan over the VRM area. VRM temps don't really go over 80C but requires a lot of fan power.

Clocked at 1430MHz both haven't pushed it more yet since I'm waiting till I can get heatsinks on the VRMs. Ordered some 3M 9448A Thermal Tape to use. They're rated for 200C so you guys think they'll stick?
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Wanted to add my AIO watercooled RX 480s using Thermaltake Water 3.0 C coolers and heatsinkes the VRM to the backplate with thermal pads while also positioning a Delta 92mm fan over the VRM area. VRM temps don't really go over 80C but requires a lot of fan power.

Clocked at 1430MHz both haven't pushed it more yet since I'm waiting till I can get heatsinks on the VRMs. Ordered some 3M 9448A Thermal Tape to use. They're rated for 200C so you guys think they'll stick?




So clean! awesome! What voltage and core temp under load?
post #137 of 153
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So clean! awesome! What voltage and core temp under load?

Thanks! I run one at 1.2v and the second at 1.25v because one has a higher ASIC than the second one so requires less voltage for the same clocks but uses just as much power. Tempas are usually never above 60C unless I was in a hot day.
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This was the Nvidia version correct ? Also how were the fans connected? Were they connected or could they be connected via the vga pwm header ?

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This was the Nvidia version correct ? Also how were the fans connected? Were they connected or could they be connected via the vga pwm header ?

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Assuming you meant to quote me:

Nvidia version of?

The fans I got them hooked up to motherboard 4-pin headers and use speedfan to control it based on the GPU temps.

Also added some heatsinks:




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post #140 of 153
i wonder if my 220w tdp iceq 6870 has a better cooler than my 150w tdp red dragon 480
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