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post #1 of 9
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So...It's designed for the GTX, but could it fit a GTS? If so, how much modification is required?
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No modification required. It's just like the thermalright HR-03 plus, they are DESIGNED for the high power, superhot GTX but the cards are litteraly the same save for the core and the memory SPEED.
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yup looks like it would fit the GTS just fine, just not touch as much on the GTS as its missing some more things on the GTX. Thats about it.
If you look at the DD or EK full coverage blocks, the only difference is to the side with that voltage cooler part. So you shouldnt have to do any modding at all.
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Yeah I think I've seen it mounted on a GTS over on the XS forums. Noone has talked about it here, but there is apparently a contact issue with the uni-sink. A couple folks have reported that when using some TIM on the pads to test contact a few of the memory sinks weren't getting good contact, so check that if you get one.

The original 8800 sink attached around the GPU as well as the other memory areas, but the UNI-sink only attaches at the memory so there isn't that much force pulling it down around the GPU unless you modify your GPU mounting bolts to do so.
    
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I think I could do something that would provide clamping pressure around the GPU area. Any idea what the dimensions would be for a clamping plate?
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A guy did that to, here is the thread I was referring to:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...light=uni-sink

This is the bad contact evidence:


And the bracket someone built to allow pulling down around the GPU:

    
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So...It's designed for the GTX, but could it fit a GTS? If so, how much modification is required?
I stand corrected, someone over on XS is saying the voltage regulator layout is different enough that it is NOT compatible with the GTS, but supposedly there is one in the works.
    
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post #8 of 9
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Yeah, that's what I heard @ XS as well.

I am planning on going D-Tek Uni-Sink and a MCW-60, and will probably fab up two strips of steel or spare aluminum to provide compression over the memory area. Or hopefully D-Tek will take a hint and provide a clamping setup themselves!
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post #9 of 9
Yeah, I like the unisink over ram sinks, because it's mechanically attached and if my 8800 ever goes bad, I'm SOL because I used artic adhesive to put my ramsinks on, the thermaltape wasn't good enough for me. You could easily take a uni-sink back off, put the stock cooler back on, and send in the card for an RMA if it's EVGA..all they want is the stock cooler back on. Not to mention the uni-sink is cheaper And it's a big surface area so it probably does a great job.

I'm not quite sure I understand the voltage regulator difference noted on XS between the GTS and GTX. I do know that the mounting holes are slightly different on the HSI chip. I had a thermalright HR-03 plus on my 8800 before and the HSI sink had two sets of holes for the mount but everything else was the same kit for GTS or GTX. My guess is you could make it work, but you may have to drill a couple of new holes.
    
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