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    Default My Bitspower GTX 580 Lightning Waterblock:)

    Hey guys so I have just ordered my 580 Lightning block from bitspower, it is going to be this one:

    http://www.bitspower.com.tw/index.ph...oducts_id=2570

    Shiny Chrome Nickel front panel finish/Shiny Black Nickel finish on the back (fitting to my White/Black/Chrome Nickel theme up coming


    I have just taken a look at the instruction manual and I am really buffed out by the number of Thermal pads the PCB needs, I get Mosfets, VRMs, and Memory, but what is the rest lol?

    Manual:
    www.bitspower.com.tw/data_download.php?file_path=InstallationGuide/VG-NGTX580MLT_V1_IG.pdf&file_name=VG-NGTX580MLT_V1_IG.pdf
    But the reason why I opened the thread is, that I really canīt seem to understand why the instruction manual shows, that thermal pads also need to be applied on the backplate for the card?
    Hope somebody can provide clearance.
    Last edited by Kung Pow; 25-02-2012 at 14:24.

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    Default Re: My Bitspower GTX 580 Lightning Waterblock:)

    There are chips on the rear that must have thermal pads on them, do not skip them.

    Installing a full-cover block on a GPU is not difficult, just a bit time consuming.
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    Default Re: My Bitspower GTX 580 Lightning Waterblock:)

    I know I have done Full cover installations on a 480, 570 and 580 Reference, but I have never seen that there is hardware on the rear side that needs the appliance of thermal pads?

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    Default Re: My Bitspower GTX 580 Lightning Waterblock:)

    if the backplate contacts the critical points then you need it.

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    Default Re: My Bitspower GTX 580 Lightning Waterblock:)

    So would you happen to know which and what parts that are on Lightning?
    And why "thermal pads"?
    If they should not be touched, they could also just provide just a certain cover of some kind.

    And lastly, I am highly impressed by the amount of thermal pads on the PCB, does somebody have experience with the Lightning PCB here?
    It seems to me that there is hardware on there I donīt even know about needing to be cooled lol?^^
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    Default Re: My Bitspower GTX 580 Lightning Waterblock:)

    Sorry guys the link for the manual failed.
    Here it is again, so you can see what I meanhttp://www.bitspower.com.tw/data_dow...0MLT_V1_IG.pdf
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    Default Re: My Bitspower GTX 580 Lightning Waterblock:)

    never own the Lighting....why don't you just follow the installation guide?

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    Default Re: My Bitspower GTX 580 Lightning Waterblock:)

    Yeah I wonīt have any problems installing the block, by just blindly following the manual

    But just from a hardware enthusiast point of view, I would like to know what I am actually putting thermal pads on^^
    And looking at the manual, and at the same time at the PCB of the card, I just cannot seem to figure out all of those hardware regions that need to be applied with thermal pads in that manual.

    Normally you got Mosfets, RAM, VRMS etc, but that looks like a battle field.

    Is the 580 Lightning that complex?

    I was just wondering if there was somebody who could identify all of those regions which are showed to require thermal pads in that instruction manual.

    I have installed a couple waterblocks before, but that just seems unreal to me

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    Default Re: My Bitspower GTX 580 Lightning Waterblock:)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kung Pow View Post

    Is the 580 Lightning that complex?

    I was just wondering if there was somebody who could identify all of those regions which are showed to require thermal pads in that instruction manual.

    I have installed a couple waterblocks before, but that just seems unreal to me
    hey, you the one own it. You should know better than us.....

    the pdf link is still not working for me. Can you tell me where the pads goes on the back?


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    Default Re: My Bitspower GTX 580 Lightning Waterblock:)

    Here you can download the installation guide:http://www.bitspower.com.tw/index.ph...oducts_id=2562

    I have never owned a Non Ref card before, but still the PCB canīt just look that unfamiliar lol?
    It seems as it has an entirely different layout from what I am used to, and not only considering a locational difference but actually a individual one regarding certain areas I cannot even guess of what they are.
    And I do have vast experience regarding GPU PCBs, that is why itīs so much more alarming to me, not being able to identify everything on that pcb.

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    Default Re: My Bitspower GTX 580 Lightning Waterblock:)

    Hey guys found it myself afterall, so for anybody who will need the exact layout description here you go
    (The inductors look completely misshapen though?)

    I do still have a little question to it though.
    I normally always put thermalpaste on the little components such as VRMs, RAM etc before applying the thermal pads.
    Will this method even be possible here with all those parts that look oddly shaped and not capable of even holding thermal paste properly?


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