EVGA GeForce GTX 260 SSC

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by tekin77, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. tekin77

    tekin77 Active Member

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    hi all

    any ideas on how to remove the cover/case on this to clean out
    build up of dust???:bang:


    thanks in advance
     
  2. GC_PaNzerFIN

    GC_PaNzerFIN Maha Guru

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    just use some compressed air to blow it out. Saves the warranty....
     
  3. GenClaymore

    GenClaymore Ancient Guru

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    HE should still have the warrenty if he removes the gpu cover. unless he screw up with the screw driver. I cleary reemmber evga warrenty saying so.
     
  4. tekin77

    tekin77 Active Member

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    How easy is the cover to come off??
    Is simply a matter of removing 3 screws??
    Like my old 8800 gtx asc3...
    If so i think i can handle that
     

  5. GenClaymore

    GenClaymore Ancient Guru

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    Yea I think 5 or 6 just take your time as your not racing. Unless you done this before. Because I took the cover off my 8800GT and didnt mess up, you just screw up your warrenty if you some how damage your card doing it. But if put it back on without messing up then you all set.
     
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    tekin77 Active Member

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    STILL HAVENT FOUND OUT HOW TO REMOVE THE DAM THING:bang:
     
  7. honestjohn

    honestjohn Maha Guru

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    Which one do you have? The original with the backplate or the newer 55nm without?

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Bobby P

    Bobby P Member Guru

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    Something which works...
    I have the top one! so how do I remove the screews and clean it???
     
  9. honestjohn

    honestjohn Maha Guru

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    Found some instructions from EVGA themselves in a PDF on replacing the cooler. GTX280/GTX260 use the same one, for your 65nm model at least ...

    http://www.evga.com/products/pdf/200-CU-HC16-B1.pdf

    From other posts I've seen, it's not the easiset cooler to remove. Good luck with it.
     
  10. tekin77

    tekin77 Active Member

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    I have this one :
    EVGA GeForce GTX 260 (216 Core) SSC SLI 896MB DDR3 55nm

    Manf. Code: 896-P3-1258-ER

    please help
     

  11. NomadicX

    NomadicX Master Guru

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    So you have the 55nm version. To remove the heatsink you have to remove the 13 screws with the spring tensioners on them from the back then there are 2 screws on the pci bracket that you remove and the heatsink and cover will pull off. It may seem like it's still attached due to the thermal paste kinda gluing it on but it's not. I had to heat mine up, did that using Furmark for a couple mins then took it apart. It's still tough to get the thermal paste to release even heated but with patience and a little bit of twisting it will pop off. You have to be very careful that you don't twist too much or you'll ruin the thermal pads on the the sink. Good luck and this will not void your warranty with eVGA btw they will accept an rma as long as all the original parts are there and the card is intact when returning.

    Oh and I forgot to mention that you will have to replace the thermal paste when you do this so have some handy.
     
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    thanks for you help with this but i DON'T want to remove the heatsink only the cover... any ideas???
     
  13. NomadicX

    NomadicX Master Guru

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    As far as I know you have to remove the heatsink because the cover is attached to it from inside via more screws, at least that's what I recall seeing. I took mine off to change thermal paste so never tried to remove the plastic cover alone.
     
  14. tekin77

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    thanks... looks like its gonna be a lot of work just to clean out the build up of dust...:biggun:
     
  15. Foes

    Foes Ancient Guru

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    yep..so just use a can of air as suggested 12 post ago.
     

  16. Eaglewolf4237

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    I'm lucky my 8600GT "clone" (9500GT) doesn't have a card cover/fan shroud.
     
  17. nvlddmkm

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    There are possibly two screws on the front of the card where the HDMI connectors are. Carefull because the heads of these screws strip really easy! If you take the heatsink off be aware that you'll have to re-apply the tim on the GPU but use non electrically conductive TIM!!!!!!
     
  18. dukedave5200

    dukedave5200 Ancient Guru

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    Canned air is expensive and doesn't always do the best job on these heat sinks... I have a regular 100psi air compressor and that does a pretty good job without remove the cover, but it's still not perfect.

    Also, if there is any cigarette smoking near the computer, that dust is very sticky and usually impossible to clean with canned air. Even my compressor can't get it all.
     

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