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ASUS 7850 MEMORY Heatsinks

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April 28, 2012 5:46:42 AM

Just want to share to people who has this card...

My card is stable @ 1200 core - 1155 voltage - 6000 memory, getting 6800-6815 @ graphics score in 3dmark11 performance on a gimp amd 720BE @ 3200.
Anyways, from stock the main cooler is doing it's job, getting 55C and peaks @ 60C when benching with heaven 3.0.

Now i'm kind of worried that the memory doesn't get any cooling at all... so i added some heatsinks...
They can be found at amazon for $7.99 w/ prime.

Card: Asus 7850
Heatsink: Cosmos VGA cooling heatsink
thermal paste: Noctua NT-H1

During install, I replaced the thermal paste with noctua's NT-H1... Now i'm getting 46C avg and peaks at 51C... -10C with memory cooling...

NOW FOR THE PIX....
















April 28, 2012 5:49:03 AM

Nice job man. I might consider doing this to my 7870, got a tube of NT-H1 laying around.
April 28, 2012 5:51:01 AM

use a thermal remover... the stock paste is hard like concrete lol
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April 28, 2012 5:52:17 AM

Good 'ol rubbing alcohol don't work?
April 28, 2012 5:54:58 AM

nope, alcohol is like rubbing gum with ice... it barely or not even makes a dent lol
April 28, 2012 5:56:29 AM

Weak.. :( 
April 28, 2012 6:43:35 PM

How long did it take you to put those on?
April 28, 2012 8:29:30 PM

-remove 4 screws holding the big cooler
-remove fan wire

-clean memory surface with alcohol
-slap in memory heatsinks (they have built in thermal sticker)

-remove old thermal paste from gpu
-slap on new thermal paste

-put back fan wire
-put back big cooler

-All in all, maybe less than 10 minutes (I took maybe 10 more minutes due to taking pics and removing the asus metal side bar to take more pics)

BTW: that asus metal side bar has 5 screws holding it... LOL...
April 28, 2012 9:58:00 PM

Nice job Sir, I'm considering doing this to my Asus 7870 too since its lacking heat sinks to on memory although slightly skeptical on doing it due to the warranty being voided if it ever has to be sent in. I'm not running really high clocks like some of the people on here, mines at 1100/1250 but I don't know how people are pulling off suck high clocks on there 7870's, I cant get mine to run past 1150/1275 lol.
April 29, 2012 12:08:33 AM

go to Catalyst Control Panel and DISABLE AMD graphics overdrive and amd overdrive.... install asus gputweak... set it to advance mode and enable overclocking range enhancement
April 30, 2012 6:45:25 PM

Nice work! I have the Asus 7850 as well. I have thermal paste remover, the Cosmos VGA cooling heatsinks and Noctua NT-H1 in my Amazon shopping cart right now.

I'm a little concerned about voiding my warranty as well; how feasible do you think it is to remove the memory heatsinks if the card needed to be sent in? I know overclocking technically voids the warranty too, but can they really tell if you've been overclocking (short of frying your card)? :??: 

I'm tempted to just reseat the card's heatsink with Noctua NT-H1 and leave off the memory heatsinks... any thoughts?
June 28, 2012 10:41:31 AM

ejrp76623 said:
Just want to share to people who has this card...

My card is stable @ 1200 core - 1155 voltage - 6000 memory, getting 6800-6815 @ graphics score in 3dmark11 performance on a gimp amd 720BE @ 3200.
Anyways, from stock the main cooler is doing it's job, getting 55C and peaks @ 60C when benching with heaven 3.0.

Now i'm kind of worried that the memory doesn't get any cooling at all... so i added some heatsinks...
They can be found at amazon for $7.99 w/ prime.

Card: Asus 7850
Heatsink: Cosmos VGA cooling heatsink
thermal paste: Noctua NT-H1

During install, I replaced the thermal paste with noctua's NT-H1... Now i'm getting 46C avg and peaks at 51C... -10C with memory cooling...

NOW FOR THE PIX....

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Hi do you need to remove the Asus plate from the pcb in order to fit the ram heatsinks?
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