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post #11 of 18
How much are going to spend on the fans and heatsinks? When you could just get a fullblock, have known performance, and look good too.
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post #12 of 18
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yeesh, nobody knew about this?



thing is *designed* for my card too.
£4 on ebay..sorted.
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yeesh, nobody knew about this?
You are coming to a watercooling subsection of the forums asking for air cooling advice... just saying.
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post #14 of 18
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hooray for adequate vddc cooling.

when running the game that had them at up to 140c, they're now 94-98c
post #15 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?
No, that's not going to help at all.

Get a fan and set it to blow on the sinks. If not, get a full-cover block. Those are your two options. Doesn't matter how good a sink you got, if you don't have any airflow you aren't moving much heat away. You can get a bigger heatsink, but it would be wiser to just get some airflow going.
 
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I twist-tied a fan like so



you should try something similar. Different for you I know because you have a waterblock.
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post #17 of 18
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I twist-tied a fan like so



you should try something similar. Different for you I know because you have a waterblock.
it's safe to have sinks on the back of the card like that? I figured they would cause things to make contact with eachother
post #18 of 18
Yes, totally safe, they're on the exposed ram chips. They are just put on with the stock sticky pads, though I do have some better quality thermal tape I should swap in instead. I put them on the other side of the card too, on the two chips I could fit it on. This setup helped me squeeze a little more out of my memory clocks.
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