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    What to do with RAM chips on Tek-9 Fat

    What should I do here? I don't want to leave them exposed, as that may be asking for trouble. I'll be putting a nice gasket around the GPU, but I still feel cold will migrate to the ram chips causing major condensation.

    And how about the vregs in back. Just put a fan on them?



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    it looks sealed to me...


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    memory will get cold transfer dont worry about it but VREG man make sure you have a heatsink on them and a good contact with a fan blasting at it as well
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    Thanks, so just leave the memory as it is....don't cover it up?

    Looks like I'll be making a run to Radio shack for heatsinks
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    vregs are okay with just high power fan dont worry about sinks
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    get the sinks we fried a couple of cards > VRM on fire on fire (i actually thought it was some new LED light i havent seen when i noticed one of the cards on fire LOL and then it hit me >> James turn it of turn it off lol)

    costs you nothing just 10 minutes of messing around to stick them on someway heh
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    lol wtf were you doing to them haha
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    we used an infrared thermometer to check the temps and the TMM gets fooled by the cold air coming out of the pot but you can if you are persistent enough catch a glimpse of the real temps and when i saw 96C (cold air was mainly fooling it to report about 35C or something stupid) i thought OK time to shut it down.
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    the vregs stayd 30-50c...with vcore adjusted to 1.35-1.4v.

    increasing vcore did increase heat...

    dinos

    maybe 1.55v+ for 90c+ ?


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    no mate it was similar to your volts

    how did you measure the temps?
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    infrared gun...


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    sounds like you were doing what we were doing also >> temps are actually much higher
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    we need a real man to finger test, dinos you still have finger prints after all these years of overclocking?
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    ahhh the finger test
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    q56 here is mine after 1hr30min full pot session with just fan (I am in 45F garage though so maybe sinks would be better for you) Card is robust though, no need for stupid hairdryer atleast
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    psu show off lol


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    ^rofl zapped
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    Thanks for the feedback guys Cool pic Splave!

    So this is how I'm going to run. Shoot holes in it please....




    The GF110 is so much bigger than the surface contact on the Tek-9.



    I'm not brave enough yet to do any voltage hardmods, lol!



    One of Kingpin's methods: He's right the grey tape comes right off, so I can probably reuse this backing over and over.


    I've got to figure out way to attach these. Hopefully ceramique will hold them on sufficiently. I don't have a heatsink for the top vreg, hopefully fan will be ok. What do you guys think?
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    looks great man if anything to error on the side of too much insulation is better than not enough.
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    Try to find some rubber bands / elastics durable enough to withstand the eventually deep frezze or use multiple (redudancy)

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    Looks ready to rock to me

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    Thanks guys for checking her out. Boots up good, so all ready to go..... Except no LN2 til Monday. Dang airgas couldn't fill today

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    Very nice man

    How are the headsinks connected to pwm, thermal tape or also some sort of adhesive?
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    I first thought they were on good with ceramique, but after I booted to make sure everything was working, they started to slide down, lol! So I did what oliver suggested and used a rubber band (Thanks oliver!). It's not perfect because the force of the rubber band pulls the heatsinks together, leaving a few mm of the bottom vrm exposed. But I guess that will be ok.

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    you just made me realize how freaking lazy I have become with GPU prepping.......:p

    have fun with that setup. Looks good
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