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What needs heatsinks on a GPU-Only cooled GTX460?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by FireBean, Feb 29, 2012.

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    I have two EK universal WB's that I'm going to be mounting on two GTX460's . I don't think they are reference designs because they do not exhaust out the back of the case, but they are EVGA brand. What components are going to need heat-sinks? I'd use a Swiftech uni-sink but I don't think they ever made on and Swiftech will not get back to me via e-mail.

    I will be pushing these things as hard as they will go. Hell, they both do 900 on air!

    Or should I just see if I can find someone that that wants to trade these for a single 480 or better?
     
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    Gpu, vrm and memmory mate;)
     
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    The VRM's really need a heatsink?
     
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    If you're going to oc, yes, or els you will burn your card:)
     
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    Remind me what they look like. I counted 14 of them...
    Also, can anyone suggest a product that will work. They're freaking tiny, if I'm looking at the right thing.
     
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    There are special heatsinks for vrm's , arctic cooling have some. Get the VR005 set.
     
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    You guys kick ass. Mudkip, that is perfect for the price! I was looking at having to add over $80+ for those forged copper heatsinks!
     
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    The reference design didn't exhaust out the back of the case. EVGA's after market cards exhausted out the back of the case, but they still used a reference PCB, EVGA just changed the cooler.

    Anyway, if you are going to overclock and push the voltage you are going to want heatsinks on the VRM for sure, because they get hot! The memory originally doesn't have a heatsink, but the fan was blowing directly down onto them. With removing the fan you will want the RAM to have heatsinks as well. EVGA actually sells a VREG heatsink for their cards: http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=M020-00-000205&family=Accessories - Hardware&sw=4 which mounts perfectly to the holes already in the PCB, I'd go with that.
     
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    Enzo makes the really small ones for VRM's . I am using them and a fan right in front of the card. Working great for me, and Enzo's stick really well. PPC-s has the vrms and ram sinks for really cheap.
     
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    i only have cooling on my gpu core on my 460 but the airflow is over the front of the pcb so blows on vram and vrm.

    evga only do ref design cards other than the daft sku they make up like the 460 x2.
     

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