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How to: Cool down that 9800 gx2 (56k warning)

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As many of us know, the 9800gx-2 is one hot, *erm*, woman. She can be tamed though. How you ask? Here I will chronicle my journey towards reaching this goal.
*Warning! Warranties are about to be voided! The faint of heart, please avert your eyes*


Isn't she beautiful, this BFG card is going to receive the treatment.

First off we need to go about removing the external housing. The screws are circled in green. (For future reference, points of interest will be circled in green.)



See the little black dots? Remove them to expose...





...the screws! Unscrew these.

You now need to remove the first half of the casing, be gentle.

We then flip her over and go in for seconds...


Edited by tofunater - 3/31/09 at 5:34pm
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Take the rest of the casing off, carefully shimmy the casing around the power connector then pull it off.

At this point, some may choose to stop. Your card will now run cooler but has not yet reached its full potential.

The next step is to remove all the screws from both sides. Work your way from the outside to the inside, leaving the screws around the core for last.



if you like you can remove the mounting bracket by unscrewing the screws via the circled holes...



...and then removing the circled screws.



After you remove the mounting bracket, proceed to remove all screws as previously stated. If you ever plan on putting your stock cooler back on, be sure to keep track of the screws.

After you get the screws out of one pcb, gently twist it back and forth then pry it off the cooler. You'll need to undo the ribbon connectors and fan connectors, circled.



Also these stand offs will have fallen out too, they help support the back end of the card, keep track of them.



Follow a similar procedure in removing the other pcb.



Ewww... Its time to clean these babies off. Get out some isopropyl alcohol and clean off all that thermal paste off the cores and the extra chip.



Ahh...much better. Now its time to add some new thermal paste. I used ICD, its non conductive and a proven performer, but Ceramique is also reccomended due to its non conductivity and performance. Apply a small amount to the cores and extra chip.



At this point, you air coolers can reassemble this thing by backtracking and your gx-2 will run much cooler, but I am going to take it to the next level, water.

Water coolers: apply thermal paste to the memory chips as well, and don't forget to put thermal pads on the regulaters.


Edited by tofunater - 3/31/09 at 5:36pm
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At this point carefully line up the blocks, with the mounting holes on the board, and proceed to screw in the block, starting at the core and working your way outwards.

*Be very careful not to over tighten the screws. If the board starts to warp they are too tight*

After you're done putting all the screws in, put the mounting plate back on and you are ready to go.

Waterblock pron picks...




Edited by tofunater - 3/31/09 at 5:38pm
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It takes a while to upload this many pictures.
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Nice Work cool thread
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Nice guide, although you might want to resize the pictures a little.

Some people are still on 1280*1024 ;;
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Look at that filthy fan, be that sucker was running hot.
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Look at that filthy fan, be that sucker was running hot.
The one you gave me is all disassembled and ready for tomorrow when it'll get it's wb put on as well. One thing's for sure , EK makes a beautiful block.
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OH NO! What have you done to my card!?!

Haha jk. It was weird clicking on a link and seeing someone else post pics of my baby.

p.s. let me know how this thing does under water, it was the best gx2 I ever came across on air...
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