I have a 2gb Palit GTX 460 and i'm currently addicted to cooling
I'm buying some passive mosfet coolers and figured I might as well sort out my graphics card ram chips as well.
My confusion is...my G-card seems to have ram chips on both sides (becaujse it's 2Gb). Can anyone confirm that these are the ram chips before I go and spend a load of cash. I know it seems like a real simple question, but I've taken any notice of ram sinks until now.
That's unusual to have memory on the backside of a GPU these days with no cooling plate at all, (reminds me of my old ATI 9800 Pro), but regarding every other picture I found on the net none of them come with memory cooling at all on the card backside.
That is definitely memory chips on the backside, if Palit (the card manufacturer) saw no need to cool them, why do you feel you need to?
They've probably locked the memory so it cannot be overclocked to guarantee it running cooler, IDK?
I'm curious was the front side stock cooler you removed covering the memory modules on the front of the card?
If you can OC the memory, I don't suggest you do, without adding the Ram Sinks, and supplying airflow over them.