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GTX 570 DDR RAM watercooling question

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Dear Guru:

Question here is simple, can I use a waterblock only on the GPU of my GTX 570 and use passive heat sinks for the DDR RAM chips? How hot do those ram chips run?

I am asking because, full cover waterblock is too expensive and they are not going to fit other cards if I upgrade in the future.

Thanks,
Gman
Edited by gmanparty - 1/6/11 at 6:13am
post #2 of 8
I'm not really an expert, but other than (maybe) buying a fan cooler for your ram, I don't think you need to worry about it.

There's almost no reason to put your RAM under water.
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Thank you for the reply. I am actually trying have a silent build avoiding as many as cooling fan as possible. I am actually thinking about adding bunch of large and tall north bridge heat sinks to those ddr chips. Maybe glueing them down with some artic silver thermal epoxy or something..
post #4 of 8
I don't think that dude properly read your question; he seemed to be talking about system RAM.

Yes, you definitely need passive cooling over the RAM and VRM modules on your video card. Heatsinks of the sort you describe should work, assuming that you can cut them down to size with somehow.
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It will work fine but you MAY be limited with how far you can overclock the card. Just make sure you have sufficient airflow above and below the card so that hotspots don't build up in the case around the ram chips.
    
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post #6 of 8
It will be completely fine.

Read the question please people.

Leave stock fan and stock heatsink on and vrms will be even cooler than with stock cooler on + you have super cool gpu temps.

I used to do it on my 480
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thank you all for the great replies. smile.gif
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The VRMs are the more important things to cool, unless you can keep them below 70C it's going to be hurting your overclock. This is especially important when you are increasing the voltage on the card.
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