However its time for me to stick a cooler back onto them and upgrade my regular gaming comp, but before i do that i noticed that at least half of the ram heatsinks have fallen off on each card.
Should i replace these? and if so is it safe to clean the thermal grease residue on the ram? If so what should i clean it with?
on regular cpu fans i normally use a thick cloth with a dab of alcohol. is that safe to do on a ram chip on a 7800gtx?
This is vital because once i stick the cooler on there and decide to replace the heatsinks first and they fall onto the fan it can get nasty.
funny as it is, i have never dislodged a ram heatsink from gfx card. Was the 7800gtx cheaply made and just overpriced??
Also if it helps, i was able to achieve scores of 12,000+ on 3dmarks on a 3800+ x2 athlon OC'ed to 2.61 at the core... at that time i was running the cards on a watercooled system and these heatsinks were missing.