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Installing heatsinks on a asus gtx780ti

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April 23, 2014 5:39:33 PM

I've just bought an nzxt kracken g10 with a thermaltake extreme 3.0 AIO.
The problem is that the VRAM cooling isn't that great and I've been advised to install small heatsinks to the card but I don't know how to or even where to install them. Any help would be great

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April 24, 2014 1:27:03 AM

You'll want to get something like these, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... , and some thermal adhesive, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... , to attach them. They attach right over the VRAM chips on the board (all those black squares). I am about to do the very same thing to my 780ti as well.
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April 25, 2014 10:34:54 AM

Thank you very much for the reply. But I live in Australia and those parts are hard for me to get so I have to order them from the states. So is there any chance you could keep in touch with me and tell me if it's worth while putting them on ?
I'd be very appreciative.
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April 25, 2014 10:39:30 AM

Honestly, unless you're overclocking your VRAM to a high degree you don't need those heatsinks--they're a nice extra and can help in overclocking, but they're not necessary at stock or even a mild OC.
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April 25, 2014 10:50:02 AM

There really just for extra cooling since the kracken g10 I'm putting on it has great gpu cooling but pretty average VRAM cooling. And it was something that was advised.
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April 25, 2014 10:57:48 AM

Of course people are going to advise it as owners of 780 Ti's are power users and overclock the bejesus out of their cards--which is the only scenario that you'd need these heatsinks.

If you can find some, go for it. Otherwise don't kill yourself searching for some as they're simply not necessary.
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April 25, 2014 11:19:19 AM

I'll let you know what a difference it makes. I don't know if you are doing any overclocking or not, but that is the reason why I am using this cooler and adding those HS.
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April 25, 2014 12:56:09 PM

Thank you. also yeah i am currently overclocking and im not a fan of near 90 degree temps so if it works please tell me :) 
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