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EVGA SR-2 and Four-way GTX 480 pretesting with Liquid Nitrogen by Deanzo - Heatsinks

Today I am pretesting and modifying GTX480's before heading off to Japan to assist in some 3DMark Vantage benching on a platform that will require no less than seven liquid nitrogen containers.

By: | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 20, 2010 3:18 pm



You may have heard stories about these cards running hot and I assure you that it is not far from the truth. And while we will have liquid nitrogen on the core, the VRMs under the loads that we will be using will produce enough heat to warm a small house in winter. These will not only require heatsinks, but also active cooling.


Just for an annoyance, one of the components nestled in and around them sits slightly higher than what we are trying to cool. To counter that, I have drilled out a small section of the heatsink where that component can sit unobstructed while letting the heatsink sit flat.


Double sided thermal tape has been used to secure them in place, but as these cards will be doing some travelling over the coming days, I have used art eraser which is the same kind I have demonstrated before, as a form of insulation to help secure the heatsinks in place.








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