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finally found a t-6 torx to get my stock heatsink off (it was a witch hunt.. took me 3 hours of driving all over town t get that small) and im about to go and install the EK FC580 on this bad boy, any last minute tips or tricks i should know?
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Make sure you use enough TIM on the GPU die, I know they need more than a CPU needs.

Also use everything in the little plastic bags, last thing you need is for your card to short because you forgot the little spacers.
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You needed a torx bit to get the stock air cooler off? Nevermind, I see you're talking about the gpu.

Just be thankful it's a torx bit and not an allen or, god forbid, those stupid little philips head screws.
Edited by MrLinky - 1/14/11 at 7:26pm
 
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You needed a torx bit to get the stock air cooler off? Nevermind, I see you're talking about the gpu.

Just be thankful it's a torx bit and not an allen or, god forbid, those stupid little philips head screws.
thankfull... if it were all those little phillips head screws like he 4 around the gpu core itself i would have had it all installed last night, and be +$30 in gas and the products i bought to remove them lol...

anyhow will be offline for awhile now to get this up and running again (hopefuly and not kill it )
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do people use dot method for gpu block TIM ? or a different method?
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do people use dot method for gpu block TIM ? or a different method?
I used AS MX-2 on meh gpus, a razor blade to apply a very thin coat to the die which filled in the slight imperfections and brand etching, with a very tiny bb in the center. Did it for both cards, they both hold the same temps ~ .5c

Pressure and amount are the 2 factors in TIM, the most pressure with the least amount of glop = best thermal transmission.
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Originally Posted by Soggysilicon View Post
I used AS MX-2 on meh gpus, a razor blade to apply a very thin coat to the die which filled in the slight imperfections and brand etching, with a very tiny bb in the center. Did it for both cards, they both hold the same temps ~ .5c

Pressure and amount are the 2 factors in TIM, the most pressure with the least amount of glop = best thermal transmission.
I think you meant Arctic cooling MX-2, not arctic silver
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installed without a hitch the other day, loading now with 1.1v at 45*c only problem i had was my card has a screw hole not their but was ont he card, around the VRM's but i just didn't use that screw and it worked just fine.
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