imsoadude

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The heat sink comes to close to the board so i ended up grinding them down with a file and now they are on the ram all good, just have to figure out where the vrm are and stick those on then the thermal paste
 

imsoadude

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From what i could find on other sites im guessing its



if im wrong i can always take it off and replace them. (source of my guess http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=186666)
 

imsoadude

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I added the zalman head sinks to the green areas and the ram, put a dab of mx-2 on and ran a stress test with aida64 with the same overclock (core 1GHz, Memory 1250MHz, Power Limit +10%) and it averages out with the diode at 80, vrm1 85 and vrm2 80. vrm temps are slightly better than before and diode is about the same, for now im just going to download one of the free games i got (probably tomb raider) and see how the temps are for that
 

imsoadude

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Well i bought the arctic accelero xtreme 7970 and installed that (what a beast that is lol) but it seems to be working pretty good so far in the stress test about 20 mins in and im sitting at 54 for diode, 72 for vrm1 and 69 for vrm2 alot better than before and its much much quieter
 

Valentin N

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imsoadude said:
From what i could find on other sites im guessing its



if im wrong i can always take it off and replace them. (source of my guess http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=186666)
That's about it :)