I've just installed this cooler less than 1 minute ago, and it was quite some hazzle, some small issues I won't get into.
Most importantly though, was that the voltage regulator turned out to be a real pain in the ass getting them to actually stick. After several tries I managed to get my GPU installed back in the box without any of them falling off, but as tender as they seem to be I would say it's only a matter of time before one or more falls off.
So my question is, this being my first self-installed GPU-cooler:
Is there any chance those voltage regulators will stick, maybe attaching better over time and due to the heating the card will naturally produce?
Also, how important is it to have all of them on? My guess is maybe 1 will fall of, but it could be as many as 4 as that's how many that were problematic in sticking.
Thanks for your help.
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I have an 8800GT with the A.C. Accelero S1 Rev.2 cooler. Same issue. I didn't bother to get some heat sink adhesive. I just rubbed off the crappy stickys**t they use and super glued those suckers on there. Works fine. Brought the temps from high 50's to low 60's at idle, down to about 43C. Never seen it go above 55C at full load. The stock cooler ran into the high 80's at full load. Had to get a couple extra to cover all the memory and vol. reg's. Had to reglue a couple after some time, but my case gets a lot of banging around getting pulled out of and put back in the cubby hole where it resides.
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