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GTX 480 w/EK Nickel Block - Hot Backplate!

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Is this normal? Or did I screw up with the installation of the block?

My GPU temps are in the low 40s (815/1630) at full load (folding) but the backplate feels uncomfortably warm, even hot.

Would appreciate any help from owners!
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Should be fine, my card hits 40-45 under load without the back plate.

I wouldn't worry how it feels unless the temps say it's hot. Besides, these cards are good to run close to 100C, so 40 is nothin .
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40C is uncomfortably warm . If it was hotter than what the card could handle, you'd be receiving burns

You'd know it if you screwed up the installation of a block. First of all because a bad installation means that the heat from the source is not transferring to the heatsink (so basically, if you heatsink/waterblock is getting hot, it's not a bad installation 99% of the time). Other things would also tip you off, like artifacts under load, BSODs, etc. If it's not causing any problems, don't worry about it!
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