Hey everyone! I'm hoping you can help me set up my GPU heatsinks. Once these smaller heatsinks are on I will attach the main Accelero Xtreme Plus II cooling unit to the main die.
Here is the main board:
I have some possible configs for the large chips around the main die:
As from above, I am not sure whether putting a large continuous heatsink over the chips would be better or worse than the singular heatsinks.
Here is my main challenge, getting the voltage regulator chips all heatsinked up:
Here are several small heatsinks at different angles:
Close-up of regulator chips
Regulators with heatsinks, safe?
I don't know if it's safe to use these heatsinks for the small chips... they should be alright as long as they don't touch other circuitry nearby? and with a few chips I have to move the heatsinks over a bit to get it to sit nicely due to other small chips.
I have just put the chips down with no paste for placement ideas only. I have thermal adhesive in a tube that came with the VR0002 heatsink set and some thermal glue that you make by mixing 2 bags of goop together which came from the Accelero Xtreme Plus II heatsink, in addition to some large, thin thermal pads which I can cut to size. I am not sure what would be the best thermal conductor to use for each chip, I also don't know if the paste is conductive or not, there are no warning about it in the instructions, I hope someone knows.
Use thermal pads for the heatsinks on the PCB, then use thermal paste for the Main GPU heatsink.
Thanks a lot, that helped a ton. So thermal pads for all chips except main gpu? the intructions with my cooler says I can use the thermal adhesive it comes with. If I use the adhesive can I ever get the heatsinks off again? also which capacitor is crooked? Thanks Rock-dpm and Recon-UK