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EAH5830 VRM heatsink

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December 11, 2012 12:53:45 AM

I got an EAH5830, the ASUS variant of an ATI Radeon HD 5830.
http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/AMD_Series/EAH5830_D...

I've removed the pushpin heatsink for the card's VRMs(I have no new thermal padding to replace the insulation with.), it is not overclocked and is fed air.

Am I okay to leave it like this, is there anything I should know?

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a b K Overclocking
December 11, 2012 2:42:26 AM

So let me get this straight.. You pulled off the padding that separated the VRM's with the HSF?

I wouldn't suggest thermal grease as it may be a bad idea to use. I'd suggest getting a new thermal pad. I don't know where to get them but a place I used to work for had a few of the 3M pads laying around. That'd probably be the best option for you.

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/AdhesivesFo...
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a c 190 K Overclocking
December 11, 2012 5:08:00 PM

You cannot leave it like that, you need cooling, either grab some Vga heatsinks or thermal pads as Stedd suggested,
and again, Why did you remove it?
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