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Got Suggestions on Heatsinks for VRM's on EVGA GTX 460???

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    Anyone got suggestions on some Heatsinks for the VRM's on my GTX 460's?

    I have the EVGA GTX 460 SC 768Mb Version.

    If possible I would like to buy something with Thermal Tape already applied that would be decent and actually stick. Also that would dry fairly fast...(I don't want to have to wait 24Hrs to be able to feel confident that it will stay on)
    Also come in a large enough pack to do both my cards.
    I am not worried about the memory right now although that will be my next thing.... just more worried about the VRM's with how far I am overclocking. Plus there is no Temp monitor for them so better safe then sorry.

    So Any Suggestions?

    The PCB of my Cards look like this.....

    This pic Shows where they are and what type of space I am dealing with. As you can see they are not are nit stack in a straight line from each other.

    [​IMG]

    Thanks

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    20mmrain says thanks.
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    Yeah I saw those have you used any in the past? The height restriction is going to be a little low but not too bad....

    But see I also read some of the review on that exact brand and it seemed some said the Thermal Tape is good and others said it is horrible?

    So again any experience and thanks again Erocker you always come through!

    Height Wise though I think these are my best bet....

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708009&cm_re=enzotech-_-35-708-009-_-Product
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    They stuck fine, never came off, even took a little work to make them come off. :)
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    Thanks ordering them now :toast:
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    Hey sorry... For the double post but.... is there any program out there that people are aware of that will shows temps on the VRM's of a GTX 460?

    I mean granted it has to have sensors in the first place.... So if they don't no program will do it. I am just wondering if it does have sensors.... what program?

    I don't think it does but it is worth an ask.

    Otherwise any other ways to get temps like that??? Possibly buying a laser thermometer?
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    Don't forget the voltage controller chip on backside. They get to 80c and if you are overclocking/upping voltage, even more.

    And for temps, infrared thermometer will work. Though the cooler is in the way. Got the Scythe Kama Thermo my self for these short of things.
    http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/scythe_kama_thermo_wireless/1

    Was perfectly priced for the use it gets. Sure some laser version would be much easier to get a reading on some spots, but they are expensive.
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    That is a sick little device there bud thanks for the help :)

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