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post #11 of 20
Thread Starter 
Here are some pics:












Let me know if you need more with a different angle. Notice how the HDT surface doesn't have any trace of the thick TIM that is in the die itself? It just proves that there is no contact at all!
post #12 of 20
without the thermal pads was the same ?




also check if the fan cable is in the way
as last try mount it without the reinforcing bar
post #13 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by chimico9 View Post

without the thermal pads was the same ?




also check if the fan cable is in the way
as last try mount it without the reinforcing bar

Yes, it was the same without the thermal pads. What do you mean by "a bit t.p."? Yes, the vRam chips do leave marks in the pads. Yes, those screw holes go into the board and are flushed.

The fan cable is not in the way. And the reinforcing bar doesn't even interfere with the cooler assembly, how can it have an effect?
post #14 of 20
""if you put a bit of thermal paste on the metal frame around the GPU, it should leave some marks ("dirty") on the spots pointed by the green arrows, on the cooler""

reinforcing bar? I don't know, I'm at loss of ideas...
however
remove it, remove the pads, install the cooler and look

there must be something that touch the cooler before the GPU! and I want to know who is this +]à°##ò@ (self-censored)biggrin.gif

otherwise Gigabyte did something very wrong with this cooler mad.gif
post #15 of 20
UP ?
post #16 of 20
Thread Starter 
Hey! Sorry, I hadn't had time to try it out again but I promise I'll try putting thermal paste in the frame tomorrow and report back. I appreciate the bumping of the thread, btw smile.gif
post #17 of 20
Thread Starter 

Sorry again for the late reply. I tried putting paste in the square frame of the GPU die to see and re-mounted the heatsink. I then dismantled it again and there is still no TIM footprint on the heatsink. This means that there is totally no contact with the die or the frame. Any other ideas?

post #18 of 20
I would unscrew the four screws and detach the square frame from the cooler (if not glued)
then try to fit only it on the card
and notice the various quota, relative height and if something collide

but this is not something you have to do with the correct cooler...

but there are high chance to damange the cooler (strip a thread or squash a screw's head)

or is something so stupid and trivial that we all overlooked it
Do a live streaming of the reassembly process ? biggrin.gif
post #19 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by chimico9 View Post

I would unscrew the four screws and detach the square frame from the cooler (if not glued)
then try to fit only it on the card
and notice the various quota, relative height and if something collide

but this is not something you have to do with the correct cooler...

but there are high chance to damange the cooler (strip a thread or squash a screw's head)

or is something so stupid and trivial that we all overlooked it
Do a live streaming of the reassembly process ? biggrin.gif

 

Hmm, I can try that but if it re-establishes contact without the cooler square frame, what then is the cause?

 

What do you mean this is not something I have to do with the correct cooler?

 

Not used to live streaming but I can try when I have the time again, lol. Btw, I installed the Arctic Cooling Hybrid Cooler back on the card and it's working just fine. So the problem is only happening with the stock cooler, for some reason.

post #20 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

What do you mean this is not something I have to do with the correct cooler?

this is disassembling and troubleshooting, piece by piece (only 2, LoL), the cooler
this is something that should not be required to do from a "user"
(I don't know if this time is better ...)
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