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Windows 7: Graphics Cards Heat Sinc Installation

11 Nov 2010   #1
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 
Graphics Cards Heat Sinc Installation

Hi, i have just recently purchased a Palit Sonic GeForce 1GB GTX 460, it has a big fan on it but no Heat Sink.

I was thinking, would it be possible for me to take the Heat Sink and fan from my Zotac GeForce 1GB 9800GT Synergy Edition and install it on my New Palit GTX 460.

Have a look at my Pics. The top two are my Palit GTX 460 and the bottom ones are my 9800GT.

If not i looked at at these products and thought about buying one.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zalman-Heats...pr_product_top

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Akasa-Vortex...pr_product_top

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zalman-Heats...9&sr=1-1-spell

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zalman-GPU-H...9&sr=1-2-spell

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Arctic-Cooli...9478879&sr=1-2

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Coolink-SWAP...9478879&sr=1-3

Please help me with this one.




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11 Nov 2010   #2
Luckystar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

I am not sure to be honest.

See, if don't know, on the under side of the Heat sink there are raised areas that sit on top of any memory chips and other chips that need thermal padding to dissipate their heat.

Now if the memory and other chips are set in different places (Which will be most likely) the heat sink could cause some major damage if screwed on to tight or the heatsink wont touch any of those chips and they would'nt dissipate their heat properly and could eventually overheat.

Not to mention, the GPU could be off set and again, no proper contact.

If you wish, search Google for an aftermarket cooler.

What is the other card your interested in?

If you don't really want to spend extra cash then i suggest going with the second idea of a different card, depending what that card is.

Lucky
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11 Nov 2010   #3
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Luckystar View Post
I am not sure to be honest.

See, if don't know, on the under side of the Heat sink there are raised areas that sit on top of any memory chips and other chips that need thermal padding to dissipate their heat.

Now if the memory and other chips are set in different places (Which will be most likely) the heat sink could cause some major damage if screwed on to tight or the heatsink wont touch any of those chips and they would'nt dissipate their heat properly and could eventually overheat.

Not to mention, the GPU could be off set and again, no proper contact.

If you wish, search Google for an aftermarket cooler.

What is the other card your interested in?

If you don't really want to spend extra cash then i suggest going with the second idea of a different card, depending what that card is.

Lucky

Suppose i could always try a Heat Sink, get a cheap one (Would make sure it was decent like).
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11 Nov 2010   #4
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

It has a heat sink. The grill piece with the fins is the heat sink.




Pic of heat sink tubes on Palit.
Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum & Inno3D GeForce GTX 460 > Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum (1GB) - TechSpot




Lots of pictures of card and heatsink here.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GTX_460_Sonic_Platinum/4.html

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11 Nov 2010   #5
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
It has a heat sink. The grill piece with the fins is the heat sink.

I circled the screws that hold the flat part of the sink to the GPU in red.
A know, that is off the 9800GT, think i should put that in place of my Big palit GTX 460 Fan.?
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11 Nov 2010   #6
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

My bad on the original pic.

Check out the links especially this one.

Palit GeForce GTX 460 Sonic Platinum 1 GB Review - Page 4/35 | techPowerUp
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11 Nov 2010   #7
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

There is a heat sink there, it's under/behind the fan. There has to be, a card like that would vaporize/go up in smoke, in seconds without it. I think if you can take the plastic wind tray off without breaking it you'll see it. Actually you should be able to see the fins behind the fan without taking anything apart. Something else to consider is most of the time you'll find thermal pads under the heat sink. I have yet to remove a heat sink without damaging at least one of them, so I wouldn't recommend trying to swap a heat sink fan from one video card to another. Eespecially if they are different models from different manufacturers. The odds of it fitting are pretty slim.
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11 Nov 2010   #8
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

Well, i never got the Copper Heatsink etc. Any one know a Cooler which shall fit mine??
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11 Nov 2010   #9
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

After a bit of reading, this Cooler is meant to fit it.
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11 Nov 2010   #10
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Did you get the info you needed from the TechpowerUp site?

Looks like a good cooler unless you were planning to go to liquid cooled.

Catch you later.
Mike
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