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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.
A word of warning, the 10 larger screws on the top have springs under them, I assume so that they can see if you have voided your warranty. I was unable to get the springs back under the screws once done. Unless anyone knows of another reason for the screws to have springs on, I can only suggest it is to show warranty voiding.
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A word of warning, the 10 larger screws on the top have springs under them, I assume so that they can see if you have voided your warranty. I was unable to get the springs back under the screws once done. Unless anyone knows of another reason for the screws to have springs on, I can only suggest it is to show warranty voiding.
No, that would not be the reason. As EVGA GPUs also have them and they have no problem with using aftermarket coolers. Im assuming it would be to add extra tension to the Heatsink as to conduct better.
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85-90C load (gaming)
45-50C idle

pretty bad :\\

And I was getting to 100c+ in Furmark when my machine froze up
Just got my motherboard replacement today and got everything setup.

My 260 is idling around 36c and loads in Furmark at 65C steady for 1 hour. 35C drop in load temps (at least in Furmark, I haven't had a chance to play a game for long). Major props to you Shane. AS5 takes a while to set so those temps might even go a little lower.

BTW, I'm using a fairly quiet 69CFM 120mm R4 fan from Cooler Master. Way quieter than the stock fan.

Edit:

I had a good gaming sessions and my temps never went beyond 50C, 35-40C drop .

And in case anyone is interested, my VRAM temps went down considerably as well using the stock pads. I don't have precise data of the previous temps but I know they're much lower now.
Edited by allenkane - 11/18/09 at 10:37pm
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No, that would not be the reason. As EVGA GPUs also have them and they have no problem with using aftermarket coolers. Im assuming it would be to add extra tension to the Heatsink as to conduct better.
Ah, yes, that would make sense.

Either way, I can't get it apart no matter what I try or what screws I remove. Removed every one in sight and everything was still held together very firmly, gave it a good go too. :\\
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would this work on a gtx 285? also would it void the warranty ? (evga brand)
    
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would this work on a gtx 285? also would it void the warranty ? (evga brand)
No, it wouldn't void an EVGA warranty. Just remember if you RMA the card you have to put the stock cooler back on.

And I'm pretty sure I saw someone say it works on a GTX 285.
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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.

What screws have you taken out? the ones on the back of the PCB?

If you are trying to take the heatsink off the PCB, wiggle it side to side and that will release any air bubbles in the thermal paste and it will come off.
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I assume this wouldn't work so well on a Evga gtx 295 sandwich would it?
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What screws have you taken out? the ones on the back of the PCB?
Yeah, I took all of them out, and that didn't work, so I took all the rest I could find out too, but it still didn't come off despite a lot of wiggling and a lot of pulling.
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I assume this wouldn't work so well on a Evga gtx 295 sandwich would it?

From looking at it, Probably not, although, I bet there is something that you could do.
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