- Nov 1, 2008
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|System Name||Gaming System / HTPC-Server|
|Processor||i7 8700K (@4.8 Ghz All-Core) / R7 5900X|
|Motherboard||Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming / MSI B450 Mortar Max|
|Cooling||CM ML360 / CM ML240L|
|Memory||16Gb Hynix @3200 MHz / 16Gb Hynix @3000Mhz|
|Video Card(s)||Zotac 3080 / Colorful 1060|
|Storage||750G MX300 + 2x500G NVMe / 40Tb Reds + 1Tb WD Blue NVMe|
|Display(s)||LG 27GN800-B 27'' 2K 144Hz / Sony TV|
|Case||Xigmatek Aquarius Plus / Corsair Air 240|
|Audio Device(s)||On Board Realtek|
|Power Supply||Super Flower Leadex III Gold 750W / Andyson TX-700 Platinum|
|Mouse||Logitech G502 Hero / K400+|
|Keyboard||Wooting Two / K400+|
|Software||Windows 10 x64|
|Benchmark Scores||Cinebench R15 = 1542 3D Mark Timespy = 9758|
no no no.
the chips is more sensitive. vrms are typical mosfets. they use pads because vrms are not made very strictly, so they are of varying lengths. also soldering may lead to little bit different height.
i used an ample amount of TIM on something, and it worked, better than the pads. was a long time ago, so i cant remember what it was.
and anyways, most of them are rated for around 115C.
I'm not really willing to risk damaging the card to try direct contact with the aluminium sink at the moment. As the VRMs are only hitting 80 C, I imagine they are pretty safe. The point of the new fans was to try and reduce noise and help temps, but the VRMs start to go over 100 with the fans I tried. I believe the thermal paste I have is non conductive, but I don't feel that comfortable gooping it all over the PCB. If I had a card I could replace, then I would.
I like the idea of putting a heat sink on the back of the pcb, but making sure it stays there would be an issue.
The 92mm fan is something I may try at a later date, but the main problem is that the fan housing is circular and blue; it won't work well with the other 2 fans. I may be able to get some stuff from the US come December, I'll have a look around at what I can find.