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I have a non-full block on my GPU, so I bought ramsinks to put on the exposed chips - when gaming, my VDDC temps go up to as high as 140-145c, and I think it causes the driver to crash too. anything I can do about this?
post #2 of 18
buy a full coverage block?

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24222

this one is good
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post #3 of 18
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buy a full coverage block?
that is one option, yes.

I was thinking of something a little less expensive, though.
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that is one option, yes.

I was thinking of something a little less expensive, though.
Only other option you have is what he linked. You all ready took your stock air cooler off, put a cpu only cooler on, and tried to air cool your other componets on the card. Either get the full block, or blow another 50ish buck on better fans and air heatsinks that probably will do nothing to your temps.
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Only other option you have is what he linked. You all ready took your stock air cooler off, put a cpu only cooler on, and tried to air cool your other componets on the card. Either get the full block, or blow another 50ish buck on better fans and air heatsinks that probably will do nothing to your temps.
it's not a cpu only block
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it's not a cpu only block
I meant gpu. Sub in gpu for cpu in my above post and you will get my drift.
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Put a fan blowing on the vrm heat sinks. Otherwise get a full cover block
 
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post #8 of 18
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Put a fan blowing on the vrm heat sinks. Otherwise get a full cover block
I have 2 of these over them right now;


I've got some of these in the mail which will probably be better, since there will be 1 on each little VDDC;


there are 10 in the pack and 5 VDDC's, would it help to stick 1 on top of another? if so, would it be better to stick them together at the rod parts, or stick the one on top on the bottom one with the base? (using thermal adhesive)

also maybe one of these things would work better? looks like it might cover all the VDDC's at once and could be stuck on with thermal adhesive too.
post #9 of 18
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when I say stack the ramsinks this is what I mean on the right;


will this cool the chips better than 1? and which one would be more efficient?
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I don't think that stacking them like that will help. I used to have a thick 80mm fan blowing over my gpu ramsinks and it helped temps a lot
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