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Akasa vortexx doesn't fit my 4870!

Soldato
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Posting from phone, will post pics when stock HS is back on. 4 holes all line up, but bloody capacitors or whatever they are, they're blocking some of the metal backplate of vortexx, and it's impossible to seat cooler. I've put MX-2 on core, but also 8 sticky backed thermal pads from vortexx on memory chips on 4870. Should I leave thermal pads on now? They're useless once ripped off, but memory chips didn't have any pads with stock cooler. This is meant to fit the 4870.
 
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as long as you take of the original cooler then all you do is line up the pins to the holes and bingo.

that's all you really need, what is the graphcs card?
 
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Just to add, I can push all 4 screw threads of cooler into all 4 holes of card, but cant push it down far enough to touch gpu core as its blocked by these caps. This is under the fan end of akasa.
 
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26th august.


Ok.


You saying you canny get the screws to look like this when you look at the back of the card?


SS101097a.jpg
 
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Yes, I've done pics, but need to fit stock cooler first before booting pc. Need to know if I should leave 8 thermal pads on or not?


I've taken mine off lots of times and not had any problems. As long as you take them off carefully you'll be all right.


Doubt it would do any harm keeping then on with the stock cooler fitted any way.
 
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I've taken mine off lots of times and not had any problems. As long as you take them off carefully you'll be all right.


Doubt it would do any harm keeping then on with the stock cooler fitted any way.

Thanks for the advice btw, I left them on. Forgot to say that earlier.
 
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