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Hey guys I have a 7800gtx 256mb and I was wondering if there was a guide to preping it and putting the ramsinks and such on it already, if not, can someone point me in the correct dirrection. Pictures would be nice.
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post #2 of 8
Peel off the plastic-wrap'ish stuff off the bottom of the RAM-sinks and stick them on.

Put in the four mounting poles and put on the water-block.

End of story.
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You will need to wipe the greasy thermal pad residue off of the RAM first, or else the RAMsinks will just fall off.
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Are there ramsinks already on the 7800gtx 256 that I need to take off, if so what do they look like, and how do I take it off, is as5 needed?
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post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by Chopes
Are there ramsinks already on the 7800gtx 256 that I need to take off, if so what do they look like, and how do I take it off, is as5 needed?
No RAMsinks, just a heatspreader on the back of the card, and the stock cooler.
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post #6 of 8
Yeah, there's just the heatspreader on the back of the card and huge heatsink on the front. I got the DD NV-78 waterblock because it covers the ram of the vid card too. Plus it looks sweet.
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Originally Posted by Some_Idiot2
You will need to wipe the greasy thermal pad residue off of the RAM first, or else the RAMsinks will just fall off.
D-oh!

I thought I'd cleaned them (rubbing alcohol) but my Swiftech ramsinks, yeah, just fell right off!

Any suggestions on what to do now? I've tried re-cleaning, but the thermal tape seems "done". I'd like something that I could remove if need be--I have AS5, and Arctic silver thermal epoxy, but I understand the epoxy is permanent. I've heard I can mix the two together for a less permananent adhesive?

Any suggestions on how to do this, or another way to stick these guys on non-permanently?

thanks for any help!
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post #8 of 8
Mix more of the thermal side, than the epoxy side... I guess thats how it's done.
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