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post #11 of 25
No it will not void any warranty.
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post #12 of 25
it will not void your warranty....

but sadly the EVGA 580 backplate is only for looks and rigidity

It doesn't cool the card down at all

since it doesn't have a thermal pad that rests on the back of the GPU
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Originally Posted by xxlap1xx;11997862 
Thanks.. How much does the backplate help with the temp??

not much at all mabe 1-2*c
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hodgoes2001;11998402 
it will not void your warranty....

but sadly the EVGA 580 backplate is only for looks and rigidity

It doesn't cool the card down at all

since it doesn't have a thermal pad that rests on the back of the GPU

My 470 backplates have a thermal pad.
post #15 of 25
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Originally Posted by Segovax;11998988 
My 470 backplates have a thermal pad.

so do the ones for my 480s....

but the ones for the 580s don't....

Edit:

M020-00-000215_LG_2.jpg

as you can see there is a nice hole where the thermal pad should be

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Edited by hodgoes2001 - 1/13/11 at 2:16pm
post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by xxlap1xx;11998269 
I see.. So did you put the sticker on the backplate?
I actually called EVGA about this. Put the backplate over the sticker, do not attempt to remove it. Really the backplate is more of a cosmetic thing but some people got 1-2 degrees off their temps with it.
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by xxlap1xx;11998269 
I see.. So did you put the sticker on the backplate?

Just carefully peeled the sticker off and placed it on a piece of wax paper.

It even looks better cause you don't see the white sticker behind the back plate
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post #18 of 25
This may be a noob question but to install the backplate do you have to reapply the thermal paste?
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If you're worried about removing the sticker and the oily residue you can simply put a small piece of clear scotch tape over the sticker, it will protect it from the oil and you can leave it where it is.
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post #20 of 25
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Thanks guys.. I'll probably not gana get the plate since it's not doing much.. and dont want to have too much hassle doing it hah.. anyways thanks for the help!
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