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how do you *drill the screws out*? are you basically saying, destroy the screws?

edit: nvm, use a drill with a + dril bit?
Right. Just drill the drill bit into the head of the screw. That'll take the head of the screw off and leave the shaft.
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ehh i decided not to >.> My temperatures are fine right now but at high speed. I just cleaned it up and put it back together. Risking to void my warranty isn't worth it.
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wow, that's friking awesome, and also a money saver
for like 5 bucks, you can achieve the cooling performance of a $100 aftermarket heatsink
totally gonna go and try this, and also rep+
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Well I had a crack at this little mod earlier this week, but took a slightly different approach... seeing as I'm not too concerned about the whole warranty thing, I wasn't limited by hacking at the housing.

I had a spare 70mm CPU fan lying around, and a (smaller) fan shroud which I hacksawed on an angle to direct the airflow a little better.

Also, while I was pulling this thing apart I thought may as well give the heatsink some lapping (what a pain) and get some decent AS5 onto it.

Results:
Geforce GTX260OC 216 55nm
Ambient temp 32C

stock 630/1350/999 :-
idle ~55C ,stress test load ~90C w/ fan @100%, 3D games ~80C w/ fan 75%

after lapping, AS5 and adding the 2nd fan, plus some oc'Ã*ng
666/1453/1188 :-
idle ~48C, stress test load ~80C w/ fan 85%, 3D games ~60C w/ fan 70%


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Well I had a crack at this little mod earlier this week, but took a slightly different approach... seeing as I'm not too concerned about the whole warranty thing, I wasn't limited by hacking at the housing.

I had a spare 70mm CPU fan lying around, and a (smaller) fan shroud which I hacksawed on an angle to direct the airflow a little better.

Also, while I was pulling this thing apart I thought may as well give the heatsink some lapping (what a pain) and get some decent AS5 onto it.

Results:
Geforce GTX260OC 216 55nm
Ambient temp 32C

stock 630/1350/999 :-
idle ~55C ,stress test load ~90C w/ fan @100%, 3D games ~80C w/ fan 75%

after lapping, AS5 and adding the 2nd fan, plus some oc'Ã*ng
666/1453/1188 :-
idle ~48C, stress test load ~80C w/ fan 85%, 3D games ~60C w/ fan 70%
Interesting method
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dang... those are nice temp drops after the lap+AS5 - especially after the added OC.

I wonder what made more difference - the AS5 or the lap....
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Hmmm, I start at 40C idle, and never crest 65C under full load (70C furmark). And I have yet to hack up my card yet. Is my card normal? I haven't modded it yet. lol
    
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Hmmm, I start at 40C idle, and never crest 65C under full load (70C furmark). And I have yet to hack up my card yet. Is my card normal? I haven't modded it yet. lol
Seems normal, Im guessing you probably have the 55nm version though, which runs cool.er
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anyone know if this would work on a 9800GTX+?
it looks like it has the same cooler but im not sure...

I really need some better cooling as I have a vmod on stock cooling.
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Should work, Although the heatsink inside will definitely be smaller, but it will work.
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