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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
You guys are SERIOUSLY looking for this dude to blow up his 260 aren't you? ALL of you missed the VRMs...

GTX480. The white heat sink (if you have it) can stay on. But you need to cool those memory chips.


GTX260. The VRMs are all near the back of the card. Some of them in the pic still have the thermal tape on them.



ALL of those that I circled MUST be cooled unless you want a dead card in a matter for hours or minutes.
I have no VRM cooling on my GPU, been going for about a month
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I have no VRM cooling on my GPU, been going for about a month
Is your card watercooled?
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Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post
Is your card watercooled?
You coulda looked at my sig-rig but hey
Nope, its the AC Xtreme Plus w/o the VR003 kit (the vram/vrm heatsinks)
The Vrams only hit 60'c when gaming, I have no idea about the vrm's.
Only thing that is remotely helping with the cooling is the back-plate.
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post #14 of 18
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Will the MC14 heatsinks that I posted in the OP suffice for everything? Those VRM's look too small for them. Anybody have any suggestions on cooling those things?
 
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Edit: Gah! I left my mobo with the heatsinks on it at a friends house since we were building a techstation.

But in reality, they're actually very small and definitely will not cover the entirety of those black VRMs. I'm sure they'll take some heat off, but I'm not sure how much.
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OP- Those heat sinks will work for the memory, not VRMs...

This will work for the 480:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...l?tl=g40c21s66

These will do for the GTX260:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...?tl=g40c21s224

Pretty much anywhere you see residue from the thermal pads, you want to put a heat sink. Wherever your stock cooler was cooling, you want to cool those areas. Simple enough
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Awesome, thanks so much for that. I guess the only thing I have left to ask is if my OC'ing/overvolting will be extremely crippled relative to the air coolers, since I'm only WC'ing the GPU.

Anybody have any light they want to shed on that?
 
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Alright, I have the heatsinks on the memory, but not on the VRM's (things on the far right). And actually, I'd like to say that when I took the original heatsink off of my card, the VRM's were not covered at all - and I OC'ed my card A LOT!!!!!! Is that still anything to worry about? I think as long as I have air blowing on it I'll be fine, since originally there were not heatsinks there to begin with.
 
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