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Lol, my bad. It isn't exactly a build log as much as it is a case mod log. I mistyped in my sleepy daze
Link is in sig though.
I'll go have a look!





Also, I've created a thread looking for the MSI GTX 470 Twin Frozr II BIOS. It can be found here: http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/8000...l#post10334342
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I'll go have a look!





Also, I've created a thread looking for the MSI GTX 470 Twin Frozr II BIOS. It can be found here: http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/8000...l#post10334342
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Mine should be here Monday or Tuesday!
Did you just order one today with the rebate?
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Sounds good



Did you just order one today with the rebate?
Yup. I couldn't resist it.
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Yup. I couldn't resist it.
Haha I'm glad you chose this instead!

Oh Frosty, add me. I'm #1807 with one more coming in.
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I was looking at the Asus but then I remembered not only does this look exponentially more badass... but it's also cheaper and a better card in general...
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I think I'm gonna lap my heatsink base as well and use some IC Diamond paste to see where that gets me with temps. Was your heatsink very much concave/convex at all?
Well, 4 hours of back-breaking labor (it's friggin KILLING me today) and $35 of materials later, and my lap job on my top card was a total fricking FAIL.

Load temps are up by 5C. I used a very thin coating of the Antec Formula 5 Silver (not AS5 but similar) compound across the whole chip, which is not the greatest paste but I've gotten decent results with it before. It should not be the reason for the higher temps.

To answer your question, the base was not concave, but it definitely had a slope to it. It took me a LONG time using MicroMesh (1500 is the coarsest, and it's really not coarse enough for any serious grinding, hence the friggin HOURS of labor) to get it flat.

Taking the cooler off is easy, but further stripping it down (and more so putting it back together) to lap it was a drag. There's so many REALLY tiny screws, you better have patience, eyesight, and dexterity galore.

I think maybe I also need to file down the stud-things that are attached to the base that encase the mounting screws. Maybe with my grinding I created too much offset/clearance between base and chip. That would really suck, they seem to be some really hard metal and I don't have the tools to do it. I suppose I could compensate by making the TIM even thicker, but that really defeats the whole purpose of the job ...

I'm very today.

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Mine should be here Monday or Tuesday!
Sweet BP ... welcome to our little club
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My 2nd 465 is dead crap . The 2 outer pins came like broken and the fan is missing a blade is it makes a **** load of noise. And it doesnt produce a picture
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Well, 4 hours of back-breaking labor (it's friggin KILLING me today) and $35 of materials later, and my lap job on my top card was a total fricking FAIL.

Load temps are up by 5C. I used a very thin coating of the Antec Silver (not AS5 but similar) compound across the whole chip, which is not the greatest paste but I've gotten decent results with it before. It should not be the reason for the higher temps.

To answer your question, the base was not concave, but it definitely had a slope to it. It took me a LONG time using MicroMesh (1500 is the coarsest, and it's really not coarse enough for any serious grinding, hence the friggin HOURS of labor) to get it flat.

Taking the cooler off is easy, but further stripping it down (and more so putting it back together) to lap it was a drag. There's so many REALLY tiny screws, you better have patience, eyesight, and dexterity galore.

I think maybe I also need to file down the stud-things that are attached to the base that encase the screws. Maybe with my grinding I created too much clearance or something. That would really suck, they seem to be some really hard metal and I don't have the tools to do it. I suppose I could compensate by making the TIM even thicker, but that really defeats the whole purpose of the job ...

I'm very today.



Sweet BP ... welcome to our little club
Dang man... this is heartbreaking! I'm sorry for your troubles without any returns.

I think, as you said, the removal of copper probably wore down the base to a point where the screws no longer tighten enough to hold the heat sink down against the board tightly.

Just take the standoffs that you mentioned, put one in a pair of vice grips, and then use the lapping paper to sand them down by 2-3mm. That should help. Also, I hope you didn't remove the heatpipes from the contact plate in order to lap it. I'm sure you didn't since you're experienced, but I had to be sure.

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My 2nd 465 is dead crap . The 2 outer pins came like broken and the fan is missing a blade is it makes a **** load of noise. And it doesnt produce a picture
Two outer pins?

Time for RMA! Just get a new one.
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