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Yep, I believe they all have the same heat sinks.
sweet i might give this a try and put some IC7 paste.
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sweet i might give this a try and put some IC7 paste.
Nice!

Yeah, the paste they use is crap, and they put TONS on.
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Nice!

Yeah, the paste they use is crap, and they put TONS on.
problem is last time i tried to take apart my card i couldn't get the casing off even though i took out all of the screws. i didn't want to use a lot of force because i thought that would break it.
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problem is last time i tried to take apart my card i couldn't get the casing off even though i took out all of the screws. i didn't want to use a lot of force because i thought that would break it.

After you get the heat sink off the GPU, There should be about 5-6 silver screws.


If you can't get the heat sink off the GPU, Wiggle it side to side, What's keeping it on us air bubbles in the thermal paste, which are trapped betweem the GPU and Heat sink.
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After you get the heat sink off the GPU, There should be about 5-6 silver screws.


If you can't get the heat sink off the GPU, Wiggle it side to side, What's keeping it on us air bubbles in the thermal paste, which are trapped betweem the GPU and Heat sink.
Well first how do i remove the casing? i got stuck at that part lol
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Well first how do i remove the casing? i got stuck at that part lol

Take of the back 8 screws, Lift off the cover, there will be two more screws on the back of the PCB, and another two on the back of the card where the vent/dvi ports are.

After removing all of those, you should be able to take the cooler off the card, be careful because of the fan wire. If it won't pull straight off, just twist it a bit to loosen the thermal paste.

After that, you will see about 5 or 6 silver screws on the heat sink, remove them and the shroud should pop off. Save the screws.

Then you just put the card back together without the plastic shroud.
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k heres mine. will post back my results. sorry for ugly cell pic
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k heres mine. will post back my results. sorry for ugly cell pic
Sweet! Looks just like mine!

What are your before Temps?
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it baffels me why nvidia didnt use central coolers in the first place, they work so much better. and 3 fans just looks friging awesome to. gona have to do this with my next card
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Ok, so I've got a pretty cramped case (shown below) not because its small, but because ive crammed it full of all kinds of junk. Due to this i wont be able to fit both 80mm fans onto the GPU. Theres a small internal USB hub occupying the space that the second fan would need. I designed an alternative mount and shroud that would hopefully give a little more direction to the airflow from the 80mm. Basically ill give a little lift t the side of the 80mm closest to the outside of the case so that the air goes more in that direction. I can do both 8mm's on the bottom GTX 260, but the top one will need this specialized mod.


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