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magictorch December 28, 2007 07:33 PM

Plastic cover removal on GTX
 
Hi,
Does anyone know a good method to remove the plastic cover from the 8800GTX. Id like to clean the dust out the fan and heat-sink.
cheers

enaberif December 28, 2007 07:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by magictorch (Post 32113)
Hi,
Does anyone know a good method to remove the plastic cover from the 8800GTX. Id like to clean the dust out the fan and heat-sink.
cheers

Can of compressed air

magictorch December 28, 2007 08:34 PM

thought about it
 
yea i was thinking of doing that...but id read that it doesnt get rid of all the mess. Ive got a dog and its hairs just seem to love the computer. Id also like to see what its like without the cover using my antec fancard on the "exposed" GTX. heatsink and fan

werty316 December 28, 2007 10:27 PM

This should help:

http://img17.imagehaven.net/img/thum...H62S_card3.jpg http://img20.imagehaven.net/img/thum...5C0T_card4.jpg http://img16.imagehaven.net/img/thum...BM14_card5.jpg

belgolas December 29, 2007 11:16 AM

yep just take out those screws. I accidentally took of the plastic cover instead of the whole cooler when trying to install my duorb. It will only take a minute.

frosty December 29, 2007 03:11 PM

I HAVE 2 8800 gtx's and I have perminently removed the case covers... at first i took them off to clean them, and tried them in the computer too see how they worked.... it actually dropped the temps by 5-6 degrees......

http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL888.../275942809.jpg

magictorch December 29, 2007 03:33 PM

great
 
Thanks for the tips.

Couldn't get a screw driver to fit properly so will get one specially for this. Im looking forward to seeing an improvement.

BTW frosty I was wondering what kind of "KO cards" you had from your case photo-never put two and two together:thumb:


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