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Originally Posted by slickric21 View Post
Hi guys,

Anyone got this cooler on their 570 or 580 ???

I do and i'm worried about something.....

I've noticed that the VR sinks do not touch the component circled in red in this picture, yet the instuctions clearly show you are meant to apply thermal adhesive to these parts..implying they should touch !!!


The VR sink is even stepped a little to look as though its been engineered to sit on the VR's and also those little chips.

Is it the same for a 480 aswell ? As the VR004 kit was desigend for those originally... maybe it isn't 100% compatible with the 5x0 series.
Its practically normal see post here for GTX 480.
 
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post #512 of 545
Cheers for that, feel a little bit better now !!!

Thing is the instructions clearly show that the sink should contact these parts

Look at the pictures for "Voltage regulator", and (1) "installation of RAM and Voltage reg heaksinks"

http://www.arctic.ac/index.php?eID=t...94d39388800364

Stange, but guess if no-ones had any probs then i'll try to stop worrying !!!
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post #513 of 545
can someone explain why I need VRM sinks when I install the accelero xtremem plus? I though this



did the job. No?
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can someone explain why I need VRM sinks when I install the accelero xtremem plus? I though this

[IMG]http://img.techpowerup.org/101209/470axp.jpg[/IMG

did the job. No?
Those are pics of my GTX 470's stock VRM/VRAM plate (top) and modded (below). On the 470 there was not that much to cut to get the AXP to fit over the stock plate. If you don't cut it, the heatsink will not fit.

I mentioned before that I cut the plate like that so that I didn't have to use those small sinks AC includes and it adds rigidity to the card. For warranty purposes the plate I cut was off another reference 470 cooler, I kept the EVGA cooler intact and packed away if it ever needs to be RMAd.

If you plan on using the AXP on something like a 470, 480, 570 or 580 you have to buy the mounting kit that comes with the VRM and RAM sinks together as a package. You can't just buy the mount plate from AC.
 
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I'm really tempted to get this because the noise of my 4870 is too loud. It is the only thing I can hear. >.> I'm trying to achieve total silence when I'm not playing games/etc.
    
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I think im going to get one of these to reduce noise levels. My old 5770 was the loudest thing in my comp when i had it fired up. I'm getting the 6950 and plan on unlocking it to a 6970... But I dont want the noise!

Im guessing you cant xfire with these things on... not that i was going to.

Also, how does this affect airflow? Since it wont exhaust right out the back would it be beneficial to have a side vent fan exhausting air rather than intaking?
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Originally Posted by grassh0ppa View Post
I think im going to get one of these to reduce noise levels. My old 5770 was the loudest thing in my comp when i had it fired up. I'm getting the 6950 and plan on unlocking it to a 6970... But I dont want the noise!

Im guessing you cant xfire with these things on... not that i was going to.

Also, how does this affect airflow? Since it wont exhaust right out the back would it be beneficial to have a side vent fan exhausting air rather than intaking?
Yeah make it so the side fan exhaust air and u will be fine.
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I'd only get it if I wasn't going crossfire or SLI..otherwise they are a pain to fit. However, I have some friends that use it, and they say great things
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Nice little bump here but would any of you guys be willing to sell your 470 ramsink? I'd like to cut one up and use it over the AC vram sinks. Thanks.
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Since August that i made this thread i finally got the AXP. This thing is amazing so far. Drooped temps by 25C and much much quieter.
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