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seeing the video of derbauer, he spilled lots of the liquid metal paste when removing it over the card, I thought this should not happen or the card will be destroyed?

can I tape electrical tape around the shunts if I want to be extra careful and leave them even there after applying the liquid metal?
I have a normal tower and the kraken g10 is blowing on the right sight of the card, will this cause the liquid to spread onto the card?
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seeing the video of derbauer, he spilled lots of the liquid metal paste when removing it over the card, I thought this should not happen or the card will be destroyed?

can I tape electrical tape around the shunts if I want to be extra careful and leave them even there after applying the liquid metal?
I have a normal tower and the kraken g10 is blowing on the right sight of the card, will this cause the liquid to spread onto the card?


Der8auer spilled it when he was wiping it off, but he also cleaned up the card really good afterward. Spilling the liquid metal wont kill the card when it is powered off and out of the tower, but it needs to be completely cleaned up before you boot the card again or it will kill the card.
You can use electrical tape and leave it just fine, but the electrical tape may start peeling up over time. Just keep an eye on it if you are going to leave it there. Most people who want extra protection use plastidip or things like that since it is non-conductive and keeps conductive things like liquid metal and water from touching the other sensitive components. People who do LN2 overclocking often platidip the cards now instead of using vaseline because it protects just as well and is far easier to clean off.

And I have no idea about the fan blowing on the GPU in that area. Enough airflow will cause the TIM to run, but I have no way of knowing the exact amount of airflow that will cause that to happen.
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thanks

how does this look like? ready to put it back in?

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guess its not enough liquid metal I put on....still hitting 122% tdp?

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I've re-applied the LM, max tdp is now 43%, but no higher OC or more points in 3Dmark.


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Hows everyone going with this mod? Looking to do mine over the weekend on the g1
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Hows everyone going with this mod? Looking to do mine over the weekend on the g1

Most people that have done this are doing great. No one has had a card die or anything, and most drop their power target between 20-40%. I have had my mod done for a week now and havent had any problems, highest TDP my card reaches now is 90% so it really smooths out my clocks. I am just always voltage limited now frown.gif Looking to do some capacitor and resistor mods soon to get higher voltage and more stable voltage.
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herm - do you think it'll actually be worth doing since im already getting 21090 firstrike extreme graphics score with a consistant 2100 core clock??
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herm - do you think it'll actually be worth doing since im already getting 21090 firstrike extreme graphics score with a consistant 2100 core clock??

All cards *should* be within about 5% of each other on how much power they draw, which should mean all cards throttle quite a bit at 2000-2100MHz speeds. But there are others who mentioned they remain pretty stable in clock during benches like 3DMark and Unigine so its a bit odd. If your overclocks really are pretty stable and you dont ever drop below 2000MHz then you probably dont need to really do the mod. I was hitting major power target walls myself and would sometimes drop down to around 1850, so I did the mod and now never go below about 2030MHz.


EDIT: I just realized you have a 1070, so that could be why your clocks act differently too. Do you have SLI? 20K graphics score in FS Extreme seems pretty high for a single card. My titan only gets 15k score in extreme.
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All cards *should* be within about 5% of each other on how much power they draw, which should mean all cards throttle quite a bit at 2000-2100MHz speeds. But there are others who mentioned they remain pretty stable in clock during benches like 3DMark and Unigine so its a bit odd. If your overclocks really are pretty stable and you dont ever drop below 2000MHz then you probably dont need to really do the mod. I was hitting major power target walls myself and would sometimes drop down to around 1850, so I did the mod and now never go below about 2030MHz.


EDIT: I just realized you have a 1070, so that could be why your clocks act differently too. Do you have SLI? 20K graphics score in FS Extreme seems pretty high for a single card. My titan only gets 15k score in extreme.

Soz mate is a FS Extreme the 1440p version? Cause I meant just the standard one that is free to bench. And that lands me 21k.

Yea might still do it anyway cause why the hell not right
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Shunt mod tutorial:
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Thank you so much for this. I did this yesterday before mounting my EK fullcover block. I used LMU as suggested and it works great. Very easy to do as well.
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