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Old May 20, 2009, 07:46 AM
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Default installing a Ek Water Blocks EK-FC4890 CF Nickel Full Cover Radeon HD 4890 GPU Block

Hi guy's has anyone installed this block yet ? is so can you give me some pointers please

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Old May 20, 2009, 08:09 AM
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I guess its like the other EK blocks. The things to avoid with those blocks are warping/shorting.

First of all (as a precaution) I recommend using flat, cardboard or plastic washers on the screws. You may not need them but there were strange shorting issues with the GTX 2 series blocks and the 4870 blocks-apparently unrelated to warping.

Secondly to avoid "warping/shorting" gently place the block onto the bare card so it just makes contact and spreads the thermal paste on the mem and GPU chip. Then screw in the 4 screws that cover the GPU chip so they just bite. After that add the other screws, again so they just bite. Now tighten the screws in sequence a little at a time (you dont need to tighten very much) and watch for warping-especially over the VRM area. You will also likely see a little bit of paste on the chips pushed to the edges if you look carefully. Should be good after that!
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thanks for the reply magictorch

The ek 4890 block comes with thermal pads for the memory and vrm's and plastic standoffs for all the mounting screws .Do i still need washers for the screws ?

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Old May 21, 2009, 05:09 PM
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Plastic standoffs? It used to be good old metal on metal. They should work fine. BTW the EK blocks are incredibly effective-I only have a delta of about 4-6oc on the core and mem. during gaming.
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what are your temps ?
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Magictorch.. teacher we need a video plesh!!.. :D
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Not a Radeon, but it will give you some idea:

YouTube - Watercooling build Part9 - nVidia GTX285 PCB Ver.1 EK Waterblock installation
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Thanks for the video.. great set of videos you have there... Very nice :)
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