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post #3721 of 3890
i guess ive been neglectic this thread when it comes to all the questions i have about my cards... lol. how stupid....


Stock / Reference Heat Sink removal question

In the past i removed a heatsink and it was bolted on so hard that by the time i got a replacement cooler on there.......the card did not work.


Has anyone removed the heatsink from a stock/ref card and successfully got a better cooler on?
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Mine was quite easy to do.
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Mine was quite easy to do.

what did you replace it with?
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Watercooling.
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I'd like to clean the inside of my shroud without removing it.... is that possible?

i'd like to see it like that... anyone every try this?
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Yeah that can be done. If you look at the sides, the cover is just "locked" in place.
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Yeah that can be done. If you look at the sides, the cover is just "locked" in place.

thats the most fantastic news ive heard all day

have you seen a video of this done? ... trying to learn a lot before doing it
Edited by TheMafia - 1/4/13 at 10:28am
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I just mounted my accelero plus 2 to my 6970 after letting the ram sinks dry overnight and I am now getting vga card error light on the mobo...***

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Sounds like one of the sinks in making contact with something it shouldn't. Check around the VRM's.
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Yeah that can be done. If you look at the sides, the cover is just "locked" in place.

thats the most fantastic news ive heard all day

have you seen a video of this done? ... trying to learn a lot before doing it

I can't find one that's just removing the cover itself. Maybe later I'll show with pictures? It's not hard at all. I am assuming you have a blower type card though... like you showed in the pic you posted?
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