vargis14 wrote:Anyways Arctic cooling solutions come with the g1 thermal glue. I am sure if you clean both surfaces with alcohol and let them sit overnight all will be fine.
MadManOriginal wrote:Alcohol is weaksauce, if you really want to clean stuff use acetone.
all decisions are methodical & deliberate, what motivated them is in question.
This mechanism actually reduces the number of heat cycles put through the ASIC/package
p.s. still hoping someone takes 5 minutes out of their day to pull the backplate off an R9 290 or 290X to see if it's the real source of the issue with the cooler as has been claimed by one other who's using theirs in a Crossfire rig and claiming to having absolutely no heat issues at all with them even under prolonged & heavy gaming.
mdk77777 wrote:yeah, you could cut out some obstruction and it wouldn't hurt.
It has been done in the past and is only good for a couple of degrees at load.
can't hurt, but not a panacea.
well what the hell is causing all the reservation/resistance when their is no cost, minimal effort and it's reversible?
clone wrote:I don't believe these are the heat cycles Dave Baumann was discussing. could have been but I doubt it and I suspect it has more to do with load heat cycles that are experienced during prolonged heavy use that require the fan to alternate speeds, the comments seemed more to do with the power profile working to find a stable operating temp/consistent fan speed as opposed to wild variations in temp & fan speed.
how are you going to break your PCB by removing the end plate?.....
BoBzeBuilder wrote:I use muriatic acid to get my **** clean.