Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by King of Interns, Aug 17, 2016.
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And you put thicker thermopads on these elements?
And what are the dimensions of copper shim you used?
I seriously think about buying this card. How long did you wait for shipping? I'm also from europe.
Someone correct me if wrong (@Khenglish?) if mxm layout is different from desktop - but they look like shunt resistors, they monitor power draw through each vrm phase, they don't need cooling. Its the row of ten low profile black square chips along the edge of the pcb that need the best cooling.
I'm not sure what you are referring to, but in that image 4 core capacitors and the 2 memory FETs are circled. The 2 memory FETs and the 10 core FETs should be cooled. The 6 large inductors should also have cooling, and of course memory should be cooled.
The only visible power monitoring resistor is the component with "R005" written on it.
Could you draw on this foto, in colored circles, witch elements should be cooled and witch elements dont need to put thermopads?
From what I understand, it's basically all of the discussed ones (the circled ones, the bottom row elements, plus the big LR inductors).
In other words: when in doubt, add thermal pads
The capacitors don't need cooling. They are the components with the 560 written on them.
The inductors don't really need cooling, but it is good to have. They cannot die from overheating (their solder will melt before they die) but they do put out a large amout of heat which could damage nearby components.
If the layout is the same then you don't need to shim anything as it should fit with the 980M heatsink without modification.
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