Make sure you get the complete kit with the ram heatsink everything. Sometimes they don't include that. Then you must be very careful when you put it on. You can damage your card very easily and it happened a lot. You must also remember replacing it with a aftermarket cooler you void the warranty as well so if you damage it you sit with nothing. So take caution and be patient when replacing it. Do not force anything or use oversized tools.
What do you mean damage? In what way exactly?
I know its fragile but I'm wondering what to look out for and what the best and easiest cooler to install would be? I can see the ram chips at the backside of the card would need heatsinks too....
Then get some Enzotech heatsinks for the memory. When did you buy the card btw? Why didn't you get the Vapor-x from Sapphire? Its got a good cooler on.
I'm getting a new cooler because the stock one had the bearing in the fan go and the noises it was making were getting unbearable. Instead of paying to send it back and fourth to asia and get another stock card I'll pay to get a new cooler. I don't care about warranty because Sapphire is horrible and I want nothing to do with them. I'm taking matters into my own hands. Might as well upgrade this card for the same price basically. plus I got the card for $229.99 shell shocker.