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So my laying it down it should be fine to do.
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post #42 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by nagle3092 View Post
They should work as long as they are high quality (you dont want them to melt) or you could find small metal ones and those will work as well. As long as the HS is not removed from the gpu you wont have to replace the TIM. Only if you break that seal between them you will then have to replace it.
This isn't going really help.
The actually force needs to be very high.
And washers will reduce the connectivity to the GPU.
Edited by Defoler - 4/17/11 at 3:27pm
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Originally Posted by Defoler View Post
The blocks are not connected through the GPU block to the PCB.
The are screwed directly on the plastic large shroud which is connected to the whole GPU.

You can not add washers to the blocks of these cards....
So i can't do this mod to my 6970's?
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post #44 of 49
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The blocks are not connected through the GPU block to the PCB.
The are screwed directly on the plastic large shroud which is connected to the whole GPU.

You can not add washers to the blocks of these cards....
Really? I've never seen a heatsink mounted like that. Thats a pretty crappy design if you ask me.


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So i can't do this mod to my 6970's?
You should be able to, I think Defoler is taking about the 480s. I know my 570 and 450 screw directly into the HS from the back and so did my 5850s, and 6870s.
 
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Really? I've never seen a heatsink mounted like that. Thats a pretty crappy design if you ask me.
Nvidia screwed up the whole thermal design of the 4xx series.
They only fixed that with the 460 and lower.
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So i can do it?
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So i can do it?
Yes



This shows that its screwed into the 4 screws on the back.
 
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Nice one thank you.
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post #49 of 49
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@mib 2347 : Yes , i might give it a try later this week , and see the results . I'll see how much free time i have , and if i do some idle / game / furmark results i will pm them to you .
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