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Sapphire HD 5750 + Zalman VF1000 LED

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So, I posted this problem on the HD 5750 club (yaaay I'm not alone! I though that I was the only guy with this card lol). You asked for pics, and here there are some...



That's the card with some thermal grease on it... It's a CoolerMaster High Performance... It was the best thing that I could get in that moment... Because where I live, shops only sell cheap grease...



That is the "hardcase" that is ruining my plan 8(



Frontal View of the VGA... that cover is removable



I was thinking that if I desolder the 2 pins that are at the line right under the cover, I could probably take out that thing... But I'm not sure... and I don't want to screw the DVI ports, because i use them 8(



A pic of the Fan... You probably know it...



so I was checking, that, that is the small portion of the heatsink that hits the DVI cover... but if its more than that... I can't cut the heatpipe... or... can I?

Hoping that you can give me some advice... I'm waiting for some answers or anything... and btw... Sorry if it's a little difficult to understand, my english it's not the best
post #2 of 7
I'm unsure on altering the actual card via soldering, but I do know if you make any cuts to the piping of the cooler then that particular heat outlet (traveling through the pipe) would have no where to dissipate to, which would decrease the overall cooling performance of the heatsink. By how much, I don't know. . . but I'd advise not modifying the pipes in any way.
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post #3 of 7
I don't think cutting the heat pipe is a good idea.

I can't really tell how much clearance you need from the pics, but maybe you could cut off some of the fins for extra clearance? Just off the bottom, up to the heat pipe. Or, try just bending the casing, either by taking off the top part and bending in, or just bending the whole thing inward.

But no matter what, be careful! You don't want to make a wrong cut or accidentally ruin anything.
post #4 of 7
Cut the fins and then bend the heatpipe, every thing will work ok as long as you dont kink the heatpipe
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Ok so, I think that I'm just going to cut the fins, and try to bend out the DVI hard case, and if the heatsink doesn't fit, I'll try to bend a little bit the heatpipe, but just a little, because I don't want to screw it... So, If everything goes ok, I'll post some pics and tips, and if it doesn't work, I'll advice you and cry because I f*cked up my card and/or my heatsink LOL.
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Yayy!! I made it... Simply by cutting a few fins, taking out the hard cover of the DVI ports, taking apart another plastic cover from the DVI ports, and then, covering the DVI port's pins with insulating tape to avoid any electrical problems. Here are some pics of the results.


that's the DVI cover without the metal case, that plastic cover should be taken apart too


that's the VGA with the fan finally mounted on it. I was really happy at that moment, and also, tired 8(


that's how the DVI port looks without both covers (metal and plastic), and covered with insulating tape (that looks really bad, but appearance it's not that important)


the VGA finally mounted on the motherboard....


and a final pic... I drooled with this one...

There is a BIG difference between the "egg" type stock cooler and the Zalman... with a little overclock, with the stock cooler, the card was working always over 75° C with Furmark. Now, with the same settings on Furmark and with the Zalman Fan, the Max temp (circa 30 mins of Furmark) was 52° C... 23° C minus... AWESOME. And, without the overclock, with the same settings on Furmark, the temp didn't pass the 40°

For me, comparing the stock cooler with the Zalman, these are VERY nice results... What do you think?
Edited by Pitin - 1/26/11 at 3:38pm
post #7 of 7
Thats freakin awesome ! And Zalman rocks !

Too bad I sold my 5750 today lmao !
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