Originally Posted by underdog1425
Actually upon feeling around the card, there are some items which are not covered by the block whatsoever, and they are what is getting really hot. I hung a fan near that part of the card, between the chip and slot, and gpu temp 3 is down by a lot. Not my pic, but the setup is identical. Its those 4 things in that gap on the left side. I have always wondered why EK thought those needed zero cooling.
Those 4 things don't need cooling. the part that needs cooling is the vrm and they are under that bar just to the left of those 4 things. that is not gpu# 3 if you scroll down you should see vrm temp in gpu-z at the bottom. you should see two vrm temps one is constant and one will change. the one that changes is your vrm's or voltage regulator module temperature. even with full cover blocks my vrm hit 58c but no where else on the card will 43c.
Note- not all HD 6850's have temp sensors on there vrm so if you see only one vrm temp in gpu-z you are out of luck.
I dont have ek blocks but as you can see they are made the same.
Complete overkill for my parts. I am running 2x 360's, a 240, and a 120 rad.