Originally Posted by Angrybutcher
It's possible that the mounting holes are slightly different or another component obstructs the block.
Originally Posted by Bit_reaper
Originally Posted by Ceadderman
I was just checking the EK site and it shows their Universal Bridge Blocks don't appear for the 5770, but they appear for the 5850, 70 and 90. Now unless I'm mistaken they're essentially set up the same way only the 58** series has 4 RAM on the edge instead of 2 like the 5770. How does that not work when you cannot put RAM sinks on those RAM either?
Here is a 5850 without the stock HS...
Same width, same GPU, more RAM.
Also as you can see the rear most RAM chip can barely be covered. 1 out of 3 ain't bad I guess.
Universal Bridge Blocks? You mean the ek-vga supreme hf bridge edition's that we talked about a couple pages back? Its not about ram but it could be about the mounting holes. Perhaps the hole spacing is different on 5770's. Are 5770 listed for the standard vga supreme hf?
Edit: Ninja'd by Angrybutcher
Edit: According to this thread http://www.overclock.net/t/1138783/ek-readies-ek-vga-supreme-hf-bridge-edition#post_15259309
there is some room left under the block so it should be possible to slip in some low profile heat-sinks on the memory.
I really doubt there is anything obstucting the block and they have the same mounting spread with the 5770 as they do the the other gazillion cards on the market with the GPU. In fact the new Logysis Dracula will fit on both. So I'm not sure why 5770 isn't listed then since there is nothing over the top of the RAM in the 5770. Having had the cover off I know this not to be the case. The width of the cards PCBs are the same as well.
I was looking at the UBs' and there isn't as much room under there as you might think. Granted it's not a flat lip covering them and more like the big slides over in Honolulu but there is no great chunk of space to even get low profile sinks under them. I figure that if I do the Universals I plan on attaching sinks top and bottom if I can do so. Should cool them pretty well that way I would think. But yeah I'm gonna do the UB and Eff it if it doesn't work.
I just don't see anything that would be different other than maybe a couple caps on the back end. I definitely don't remember any surrounding Caps.
Yeah see, cutting them down is the only way to squeeze them in there. Still I don't get how the 5850 can use that block but the 5770 can't. Makes no sense. Looks like I may have to do something for the mosfets as well, looking at the big old HS at the back of the card.
~Ceadder Edited by Ceadderman - 2/15/12 at 10:16am