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Hey guys, just got a Scythe Musashi from FrozenCPU for my HIS 5850.

I was wondering if I need to put ram sinks anywhere other than where the padding/thermal compound stuff was on the stock cooler?

I took some pictures, so hopefully it will clear up my question a little bit.
Edited by NewAtOCing - 12/29/10 at 8:48pm
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Nope you seem to have it all covered. One word of advice though, if you're thinking of overclocking the card be wary of your VDDC Phase #1,#2#,#3 (in GPU-Z) temps. Thats the temps of the chips with the little thin heatsink on and I found that a small heatsink will not keep them cool enough when OC'ed using extra voltage. I had to purchase a VRM-R5 to place on them to keep them at a decent temp. If i remeber corectly the max temp for them is 120C and mine were getting up to 115C.
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Great, thanks.. just what I wanted to know. I'm not planning to OC actually. My room already gets too hot IMO. The VRMs got up to ~70C after a good hour of playing, hopefully other games won't stress it too much more.
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