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Can't dismantle 5770, what do?

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I've recently tried disassembling my 5770 (sig rig) to clean it out and replace the thermal paste, as the temps I kept getting seemed pretty high. (about 25 degrees above ambient on load, with fan on auto)

The problem is, I think the main screws on it are fastened on too tight. I've tried a good number of screwdrivers, and they all keep sliding off the holes. I've since stopped trying, in fear of stripping the screws and rendering my card permanently impregnable. I bought it second hand, so I'm not sure whether or not it's been opened before or not. It sure doesn't seem like it, though.

Any ideas?
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post #2 of 17
pictures would be helpful.
post #3 of 17
...cooler type?
(your) Powercolor uses reference cooler correct?
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pictures would be helpful.
Will have some in about 12 hours. Am at work...

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Originally Posted by amstech View Post
Brand...cooler type?
Like it says in my sig rig, it's a reference model Powercolor 5770, batmobile style cooler.
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post #5 of 17
Pretty hard to strips screws that small and its not like they're being held on by some insane amount of force...
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post #6 of 17
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Pretty hard to strips screws that small
I've done it before though, on an old Toshiba laptop's HDD compartment....
...I had to break the plastic casing off the thing...
Lol, hoping I never have to do anything similar to my card.
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post #7 of 17
I had somewhat of the same problem with one of my 5770's and I ended up finding that instead of using a small screwdriver I used a regular sized one and it worked

I guess just try things lol
post #8 of 17
What yak said. Sometimes a bigger screw driver can work better.
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I had somewhat of the same problem with one of my 5770's and I ended up finding that instead of using a small screwdriver I used a regular sized one and it worked

I guess just try things lol
By "size", do you mean the tips, or the handles?
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post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toransu View Post
By "size", do you mean the tips, or the handles?
Tips. Bigger handles help too though
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