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post #621 of 1623
I just got some copper heatsinks (need to cut them to size) 2e0u2qr.jpg
And I want to put them on any component that could benefit from it, especially the VRM.

Could someone specify where the VRMs (same as MOSFET??) are?
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post #622 of 1623
MOSFET's are a specific type of part.

VRM is a generic name for something that regulated the voltage.

So the VRM's are the same as the MOSFETs in this case.
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post #623 of 1623
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marked in red the ones you should sink

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if you have extra copper, you can sink the ones to the right of the ram slots, but it isn't necessary.
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Asrock is making it pretty hard to heatsink them fets, eh?..
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post #625 of 1623
Quote:
Originally Posted by 96shox;14619290 
I just got some copper heatsinks (need to cut them to size)

How much were those things and where did you get them? I have never seen them before.
 
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post #626 of 1623
Quote:
Originally Posted by reflex99;14619541 
marked in red the ones you should sink

if you have extra copper, you can sink the ones to the right of the ram slots, but it isn't necessary.
Thank you, just what I was looking for..and Yes I should have extra so I will also put them on the pieces that look like the ones you highlighted but are near the ram.
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How much were those things and where did you get them? I have never seen them before.
I got them from ebay for under $5 shipped biggrin.gif
copper heatsink
another kind
copper ram heat spreader
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post #627 of 1623
Dang! Let me know how well they work for you. Now that's a low price!!
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BWG;14621710 
Dang! Let me know how well they work for you. Now that's a low price!!

If I can manage cutting them down, I think they should do the job great, especially if I double up and put a heatsink on top of another.
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post #629 of 1623
Quote:
Originally Posted by 96shox;14624385 
If I can manage cutting them down, I think they should do the job great, especially if I double up and put a heatsink on top of another.

I don't really think this is a good idea.. Small contact surface between bottom and top sink, no airflow at bottom sink, where it matters...
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post #630 of 1623
what does that mean ?
its on the msi http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherboards/946407-amd-motherboard-vrm-information-list.html

on the msi 990FXA-GD80
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