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The ram sinks adhesive is absolutely crap. Some of the pads don't even stick to paper. I will write a complaint to ThermalRight because it really is shoddy. And I have ordered some Arctic Silver Epoxy to stick them down.

But it won't arrive till Friday, and I don't want to be without my computer until then. Is it safe to put selotape over the ramsinks and on to the pcb?
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RAM do not need that much cooling. If you are worried, down clock them a bit and drop voltage.
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So I should be able to boot up in to Windows to downclock them then? I really do not want my GTS to die. Someone on NewEgg said one of theirs fell off and fried their GTX.

I have already overclocked further than stock and flashed the BIOS with the new settings, so it is already overclocked from the factory overclock.
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Originally Posted by immoral giant View Post
So I should be able to boot up in to Windows to downclock them then? I really do not want my GTS to die. Someone on NewEgg said one of theirs fell off and fried their GTX.

I have already overclocked further than stock and flashed the BIOS with the new settings, so it is already overclocked from the factory overclock.
LOL... NewEggers....

I say... just reflash the BIOS with a lower clock. I would not use tape to hold down heatsinks:
1) it would block airflow nullifying the heatsink's gain
2) tabe may melt
3) if metal heatsink fell off and touched a live ciruit, you may have damage.

If you don't want to risk it... wait.
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post #5 of 28
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Well I turned it on and the ramsinks were in staying put. I ran ATi Tool. drop of 5 deg on idle and I am running passive. Ran the artifact scan after 2 mins only 65 degree. After 2 mins on stock cooling it was around 75deg.

Heard a little noise, check the graphics card, 2 of the heatsinks had fallen off. Quickly turned the computer off just incase. They were extremely hot as were the ones still on the card.
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post #6 of 28
ATITool nor any other application will provide you with memory temperatures. You can only get the core temperature.
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post #7 of 28
Try Arctic Silver Adhesive if you want good, permanent contact between memory IC's and the RAM sinks. Works great for me. The only downside is that it is permanent.
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post #8 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by bdattilo View Post
Try Arctic Silver Adhesive if you want good, permanent contact between memory IC's and the RAM sinks. Works great for me. The only downside is that it is permanent.
He already ordered it in his OP.

I personally would use Ceramique Adhesive on memory since there are leads in the area.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
He already ordered it in his OP.

I personally would use Ceramique Adhesive on memory since there are leads in the area.
Haha...I am at work so can't spend too much time reading.....

Yes, ceramique is a good idea. I have had no problems with the silver though, even on the PWMs.
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post #10 of 28
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Right I have flashed back to the stock speeds, which has actually knocked a further 4 degrees off my core.

The ramsinks that fell off now seem to have a permanted fixture stuck to my wall. So they do stick to something.

I have hooked up a 120mm fan blowing in from the side to keep it cool till friday. I guess if it starts to artifact, I will turn it off wait till friday and hope that no permanent damage was done.
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