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So I finally got my water block for my gpu.

I took the cooler of my gpu and description says to take off all the thermal compound and pads left on the graphics card circuit board and GPU now here is a picture I'll add. I marked the parts that have pads with yellow. The red is where it's missing and thats the only part that already had a pad on it but I took it off.

Was I supposed to leave that on? If so can I put it back?

 

Also do I add more thermal paste on the chip or just the pre applied is enough?

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Those are the chokes. You don't need to put thermal pads there, at least I know I didn't (I may be wrong). The yellow strip beside it is good. if your worried about it, cut the one you put on the other side in half vertically. The one you also put on the chokes. It looks thick enough to cover both pretty evenly.
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Those are the chokes. You don't need to put thermal pads there, at least I know I didn't (I may be wrong). The yellow strip beside it is good. if your worried about it, cut the one you put on the other side in half vertically. The one you also put on the chokes. It looks thick enough to cover both pretty evenly.

 

I didn't put any thermal pads on the block

It came already like this. That's why I'm wondering one side the VRAM has thermal pad other side doesn't?

 

I found a video on YouTube of an u boxing of this same exact block he also doesn't have thermal pad there. So maybe it's supposed to be like this?

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Oh so that's not the vram? I'm a noob lol its my first time water cooling a gpu.

 

I was only worried becuse originally the side that on the block doesn't have thermal pad it did have on the gpus original cooler and the other side didn't.

 

Now in the block it the other way around. They put pad on the side that the gpus collier didn't have and they didnt on the one that did in the gpu cooler

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it can quiet coil whine a liiiiiiiiiittle bit.. but chokes are fine running hot.

If you add them you have to make sure the pad thickness is adequate. too thick and it can cause contact issue on the GPU die, and overheating.

 

And the VRAM are the chips immediately surrounding the GPU die :) GDDR6X does get really hot and it's worth making sure the preapplied pads cover them completely (should be fine from the factory).

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Well I installed it as it came. I cleaned the old thermal paste everywhere.

What temps should I be seeing during gaming? I know it depends on lot of things. In the house its usually 22c .

 

I played yesterday a bit of COD and I was getting between 36 - 39c.

 

Here is a picture of the finished build.

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Those are great temps if you ask me. As long as your noise level isn't too high for those temps your good to go. As stated above, adjust your fan curves for noise tolerance. Its not uncommon to see temps reach in the 60s while gaming for low noise levels when running air cooling.
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In COD i was getting between 35 -40 gpu temps the other day. Today house was bit warmer so it stayed between 40-45. But CPU temp in COD seems to get higher. With the fans not beeing to loud it got above 70 sometimes. Than I turned the fans up I got it down to between 62-67. I guess because in my loop I have the gpu first and than going into CPU that could affect it a bit. Also while I'm gaming I don't really care about the noise of the pc since I have headphones on. As long as it stays cool.

 

One thing that worries me now is that after 2 -3 hours of gaming assasins creed and red dead randomly freezes and kicks me to desktop with no error message. Not sure what it could be.

 

Yes I do need to figure out a good fan curve. I'll ask for some advice on another post bacuse I'm not sure what would work best with this setup.

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One thing that worries me now is that after 2 -3 hours of gaming assasins creed and red dead randomly freezes and kicks me to desktop with no error message. Not sure what it could be.

 

The reason is very easy to figure out actually :

.. Ubisoft game.. and Rockstar game :) they are bugged quite extensively.

I call those crashes mandatory coffee break, and stretch time.

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