Originally Posted by veedubfreak
So how well are the little mini heatsinks holding up. From the reviews ive heard that they are a pita and like to come loose. Still looking into this cooler as i might upgrade to a gtx when my stepup gets closer to the end.
The only problem people were having is the results of an uncured thermal interface pad. Once they're cured, they're strong. But installing the card and trying not to knock one of those off is definetly a pain.
A trick? Get a whole bunch of 9v batteries and touch both contacts to that ram sink. That will heat it up enough to somewhat cure the pads. It works better when you use two 9v batteries rigged together. Obviously this will ruin the batteries after a few runs, so get a couple. This won't harm the card at all as long as you don't touch the card with the batters :-P
And NOS, no prob man. Do be warned though, you won't have Any open PCI slots with an SLI set up lol. I don't use any of mine so it's no biggie.. but just be warned :-P