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Should i get VRM heatsinks for my 460GTX 1GB Hawk?

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Hi, I just ordered a 460gtx hawk from newegg along with some articsilver 5 compound thermal paste. Would cleaning off the stock thermal paste that comes on the hawk and applying some articsilver 5 be better in terms of temperature? Also, someone suggested these VRM heatsinks http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=28065 ... I suppose adding some heatsinks would improve OC ability?
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YES! The VRMs on modern cards get HOT. And by hot I mean HOT! Between 80-100C+.

So, again yes.
 
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GTX 460 memory don't run that hot.
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Yes. By all means cool them down.
A review of a 560 twinfrozer II, which has the exact same layout as the 460 hawk, actually gained 75mhz in oc just by cooling the vrm. Basicly when vrm are cooler they are more power efficient and give more, better, stable current. I am gona cool them but using a "ghetto" method with the rams, but not now.
Edit: yep here it is from 1000 to 1070 just by cooling the vrm area.
http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/sh...php?p=52482702
Edited by MoBeeJ - 2/15/11 at 11:25am
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Its a shame the card didnt come with them stock- its a premium card. Like everyone said, go ahead and put some sort of sink on them.
 
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Just cool the VRMs. You don't really need anything on memory modules.
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