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3850 cooling questions... (VRM and fans)

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by DavyGT, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. DavyGT Guest

    My 3850 is coming back from RMA tomorrow and I will be fitting an Accelero S1 onto it.
    The thing is whether I should get extra RAM heatsinks to fit onto the VRM area.
    The 3850 did a heatsink have on the VRM area and I'm not sure if I should leave it bare.
    Now I got a question on the Accelero S1- Should I get the dual fan Turbo Module or should I go get a 120mm fan and Blutak it on? The size of the Turbo Module fans ain't specified.
     
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    the fans are 80mm each, Accelero S1 comes with a voltage heatsink.

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    - Christine
     
  3. DavyGT Guest

    Ok, I'll buy a 120mm fan and Blutak it on. But about the VRM heatsink... it looks like it's too long for the 3850.
     
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    don't use blu-tack use a cable tie your case or power supply may have came with some, says Accelero S1 is compatable with 3850. I don't think it's a problem if the heatsink over hangs the VRM area you may be able to cut the excess off with plyers.

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    Be sure to get the Rev 2 of the accelero S1 as the Rev 1 is incompatible with HD 38x0 cards.

    I was recommended these Ram sinks to use with my Accelero S1 (still waiting for it to arrive: my hardware vendor still hasn't been able to get it :().

    Already have 2 Noctua NF-P12 120 mm fans for the VGA cooler and the RAM sinks have arrived as well.

    Look @ this thread of a fellow TPUer: it's of a nVidia card but it's the same cooler.
     
  6. DavyGT Guest

    Ok, I got the 3850 back. Quite cool, 30C idle. I'll overclock it soon.
    I'm aiming for 900mhz...
     
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    Pliers :p
     

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