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Hmm, this thread is interesting. Might decide to try this. My current temps are 40-42C idle, and 68C with Furmark w/ fan at 82%.

My case has two very large fans bringing air right on top of the video card, so I bet I could get a pretty decent decrease in temps with this, and the addition of some AS5 thermal paste.


That would be amazing if you got idle temps in the 30's!
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That would be amazing if you got idle temps in the 30's!
That's what I'm going to shoot for. I figure some decent fans, some AS5, and maybe some new thermal pads should get me there. Now I just have to find the time to do this. I have a week off for thanksgiving break coming up, but I want to leave the card to fold for that entire week (24/7) with no interruptions. So I think it will have to be after that.
    
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Sorry if this has been posted, but 40 pages to look through...
Is the 80mm fan set to blow onto or suck air from card?
     
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Sorry if this has been posted, but 40 pages to look through...
Is the 80mm fan set to blow onto or suck air from card?
Blow.
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Blow.
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Weird.. Some pictures would help.

You said you replaced the thermal paste?
It looks the same as your original mod with one fan, not anything different. I just applied a grain of rice sized ammount of MX-3 to the GPU.
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It looks the same as your original mod with one fan, not anything different. I just applied a grain of rice sized ammount of MX-3 to the GPU.

That could be why, you probably need more. YOu only apply a small amount of thermal paste if both the GPU and heatsink are completely flat.

Take off the heatsink again, and apply a thin, even coat of thermal paste over the whole GPU.
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Going to try this after my tea (in about half an hour), dunno where the hell my camera is, so no pics, unfortunately.

But yes, thanks again for this guide, and I'll let you know how it goes.
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After 2 hours of attempting to get it apart, I have one conclusion:

This can't be done with XFX 260s.

It simply does not come apart. Some of the screw placements are different, but I pretty much took out every screw in sight and the board still wouldn't come off of the plastic casing.
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After 2 hours of attempting to get it apart, I have one conclusion:

This can't be done with XFX 260s.

It simply does not come apart. Some of the screw placements are different, but I pretty much took out every screw in sight and the board still wouldn't come off of the plastic casing.
Hmmm. I myself planned on doing this sometime this week. And you have the same XFX card I do. I'll let you know if I find anything out when I decide to do it.
    
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