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I want to eventually CF and OC as needed 2 69xx

Price wise, a universal ch WB is of course better, and they would hopefully fit the 7000s or 8000s, if they are not too corroded.

But how do people then properly cool the VRAM and the MOSFETs/VRM

I've seen some people buy little heatsinks and thermal tape them on, and then I suppose you could attempt to fit small fans, or place a big fan close by.


So how do these compare for overall OCing safety and temps of VRAM and VRM on a top level card like a 69xx/570

stock

WB on chip, homemade on the VRAM and VRM

expensive full WB
Edited by Mit Namso - 12/30/10 at 3:48am
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Not even close to running as cool as most good full cover blocks your probly gonna be 40-50c higher with just heatsinks on them compared to a full cover block. To compare my ek full cover block vrms dont pass 60c at 1000mhz on air i couldnt even run 1000mhz and at the 940 i could they hit 80c.
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Full cover blocks may be pricey but are well worth it and in my opinion a lot nicer looking. You'll always get better temp with one large surface area for heat to dissipate compared to a smaller one.
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