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post #3331 of 5998
Also another question, I bough a reference MSI GTX 570 when it came out on Newegg, and now I really want the Twin Frozr one

is there a way to get them to replace it or something?
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As long as its with in the return period, but you may have to pay
The diff om the lightning...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kaliburr36 View Post
Hey guys.....quick question.
.....can I replace thermal tape that's on the cards board with
Thermal paste......
Thickness is the question.

If it's thermal pad rather than tape and about a millimetre thick, I wouldn't.
If it is tape and very thin then maybe. AFAIK.
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post #3334 of 5998
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaliburr36 View Post
Hey guys.....quick question.
.....can I replace thermal tape that's on the cards board with
Thermal paste......
On the vram chips, perfectly fine if the pads are not too thick, or you'll end up adding globs of tim. Don't add tim on the vrm and chipsets though.
post #3335 of 5998
If I have a reference GTX 580 that isn't from EVGA, will the EVGA backplate still fit on it? It is the same with a high-airflow bracket?
 
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post #3336 of 5998
oh..and one more thing...can some one explain to me what it means
to space out the cards?.....im lost..lol
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post #3337 of 5998
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaliburr36 View Post
oh..and one more thing...can some one explain to me what it means
to space out the cards?.....im lost..lol
well if works if you have a mobo with 3 or more PCI-E

1 - VGA
2 - space out
3 - VGA

Edited : in your case you cant do it since you have 3 vga
Edited by skyn3t - 8/12/11 at 6:10pm
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post #3338 of 5998
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If I have a reference GTX 580 that isn't from EVGA, will the EVGA backplate still fit on it? It is the same with a high-airflow bracket?
its should work since its a reference card and when you use water block you not able to use all those screws , my block is limited some screws , but the most important are there
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kaliburr36 View Post
oh..and one more thing...can some one explain to me what it means
to space out the cards?.....im lost..lol
What skynet said, but make sure the last space is either 8x or16x. I know on my board the last space is only 4x and you wouldn't want to use that.
 
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post #3340 of 5998
Quote:
Originally Posted by Samurai Batgirl View Post
If I have a reference GTX 580 that isn't from EVGA, will the EVGA backplate still fit on it? It is the same with a high-airflow bracket?
It should as long as its reference, I'm using them on my Zotacs.
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