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Where are they located, and can you cool them with little heatsinks like this?
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=28065

or better yet, these?! http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=21310

Also, is there anyway to see VRM temps, or tell what they are?
Edited by kennyparker1337 - 2/17/11 at 10:50am
post #2 of 13
There is no way to see the temps of the vrm. You should be carful with the space between pcb and cooler. Akasa are 4mm in height, i think they are good for cooling the mem and vrm.
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I figured it out:

The question remains, what is the clearance of the heatsink...fairly LOW I would think, so I believe AKASA heatsinks are the only option.

You get 10 in one pack for $3.99 before shipping. I think I might get 2 packs.


Edited by kennyparker1337 - 2/17/11 at 11:23am
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I figured it out:

You've highlighted the MOSFETs, which are part of the VRMs. The inductors and capacitors are also part of the VRMs, which are directly below the MOSFETs in your picture.
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post #5 of 13
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Blah in the pic, I meant "are NOT"

And I'm not a gpu tech person lol sorry if I didn't get if fully correct.

But I am correct that part of the VRMs and all the Memory chips are not cooled right?
post #6 of 13
Well the heat sink is only covering the GPU, so I'd say no it's not cooling off anything else. I've been waiting for a 560 waterblock. Apparently EK is working on it:

http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/index.p...t01returnid=17
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Does anyone know the clearance from the chips/vrms to the bottom of the heatsink?
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Buy these

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=23308

You can cut them the way you want even if they are too long it is pretty easy with copper.
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why not these?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835708009

they are low profile too, only 9mm not 12/14mm
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If you don't mind cutting them down in the size (width wise) they are better as they can use the remaining ones on your memory modules.
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