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I realize that copper is better. I have 8 copper heatsinks for my card but the are to big. They are 20mm x 20mm and touch some components on the video card. I have a set of aluminum ones I can use. I don't want to have to wait for another batch, Will the alum. ones help at all or should I just wait for more copper ones? I would cut them down but I don't have the tools.
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I realize that copper is better. I have 8 copper heatsinks for my card but the are to big. They are 20mm x 20mm and touch some components on the video card. I have a set of aluminum ones I can use. I don't want to have to wait for another batch, Will the alum. ones help at all or should I just wait for more copper ones? I would cut them down but I don't have the tools.
Aluminum heatsink are better than nothing. I gather you will stick them to your VRAM with thermal tapes ? Of course it will also help if you have a side intake fan blowing air over your video card. It would help dissipate the heat faster from the heatsinks because it will move air away faster.
Copper has a thermal conductivity that's almost twice as better than Aluminum's so if you want better performance (and most likely the ability to push your video card's memory a bit higher) I'd say go with Copper heatsinks.
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