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Okay, my gigabyte 7600gs has passive cooling, a massive copper heatsink with a heatpipe, that is pretty much just slapped ontop, which covers the WHOLE card practically.
However there is a fairly large gap between the memory and the hs. (perhaps could stick something a bit thicker then a table knife in there)
is there anything that i could use to better the heat transfer?
i could just put like an inch of AS5 lol but that will probably act as an insulator.

any ideas?
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Okay, my gigabyte 7600gs has passive cooling, a massive copper heatsink with a heatpipe, that is pretty much just slapped ontop, which covers the WHOLE card practically.
However there is a fairly large gap between the memory and the hs. (perhaps could stick something a bit thicker then a table knife in there)
is there anything that i could use to better the heat transfer?
i could just put like an inch of AS5 lol but that will probably act as an insulator.

any ideas?
the gigabyte cards dont really run at to high a clock and dont overclock that far. they dont really need it. my gigabyte7100gs is setup almost the same way
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well ATM my mem clock is at 922, from 800. i have had it higher also.
if i was able to improve the memories cooling, would i be able to oc any further?
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You need to find some thermal pads.
    
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You need to find some thermal pads.
thermal tape maybe?
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Thermal tape should work OK for the memory chips. It can only get better from direct contact with air.
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have to try and find it in aus then.

none of the stuff i have found. is really thick enough http://www.coolpc.com.au/catalog/pro...roducts_id=343
i fear that if i just put a few bits on top of each other, then it will act as an insulator.

maybe i should buy a new core cooler, and some mini hs's for teh memory?
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well ATM my mem clock is at 922, from 800. i have had it higher also.
if i was able to improve the memories cooling, would i be able to oc any further?
after you overclocked did you bench and watch for artifacts?
post #9 of 15
You can get some sheet aluminum or something and shim it in there with some AS5. Get creative. You could use coins too.
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You can get some sheet aluminum or something and shim it in there with some AS5. Get creative. You could use coins too.
coins....hmm that could be intresting! lol
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