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July 22, 2011, 05:21:43 PM
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hi i fitted in a non-reference 5870 asus a arctic extreme 5870 cooler.

the heatsinks did not fit in and i didn't put them.

my gpu runs at <75 and mem clock is 600mhz.

does anyone know what will happen to my vram and fets? melt? shouldn't they get cooled just by the 3 fans that blow directly on them?

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July 22, 2011, 05:42:41 PM
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I certainly wouldn't run any of my cards without heatsinks. My advice would be to put the stock cooler back on if your aftermarket one doesn't fit.

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July 22, 2011, 07:42:30 PM
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id rather commit suicide than hear the stock cooler during the night Tongue
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July 22, 2011, 09:26:18 PM
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Or you might commit suicide:
1) Waiting the 2-3 weeks for RMA
2) Having the RMA rejected
3) smelling the vrm's burning.

Sounds sketchy if it doesn't fit right.

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July 22, 2011, 10:28:24 PM
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id rather commit suicide than hear the stock cooler during the night Tongue

So don't keep the computer in your bedroom. Problem solved.

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July 23, 2011, 06:47:07 AM
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running the memory with no sinks is probably OK IF you underclock the memory (best way is in the BIOS) but you MUST have heatsinks on the VRMs.  they WILL cook themselves with no sink.

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