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I'm probably just being to cautious here, but would it be safe to run BOINC overnight or if I'm away at weekends? It's not the core temp I'm worried about but the RAM gets very hot running BOINC, even hotter than when I'm gaming. I just got this card and I don't want to melt it! Anyone else stressed this card this much?
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If you are away set you fan as high as it will go. You could also point a case fan at it. I had a 5770 that I tortured with crysis and it got way hot but I put a 1500rpm fan on my side panel blowing right on it and its still alive and kicking. If the stock heatsink permits I would also suggest These
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If you are concerned go get some heat-sinks for the ram. They will help with temps a lot.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835708008

Get something like these and put them on the back of the card on the ram. They should help dissipate that heat.
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Originally Posted by Gnomepatrol View Post
If you are concerned go get some heat-sinks for the ram. They will help with temps a lot.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835708008

Get something like these and put them on the back of the card on the ram. They should help dissipate that heat.
Here ya go.
On mine.

Sinks and case fan.
Could only put ram sinks on top card, The hot one, because of card
stacking on board.

Later


Edited by Irocing - 12/30/10 at 1:27pm
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Here ya go.
On mine.

Sinks and case fan.

Later
Nice wiring job!

Those little RAM heatsinks are sweet, if I push my cards any further I'll be sure to pick some up.
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