Introducción

Like all graphics cards, the Radeon X1900 XTX occasionally needs to be opened up and cleaned in order to function properlly.

Once you remove the heat sink, you'll need to reapply thermal paste to the GPU die. Follow our Applying Thermal Paste Guide for detailed directions.

Start by removing the card from the PC if you haven't already.
  • Start by removing the card from the PC if you haven't already.

Agregar Comentario

The fan's power cable is located towards the bottom-left of the card.
  • The fan's power cable is located towards the bottom-left of the card.

  • Disconnect the cable from the card.

  • The cable and its connector on the X1900 are fragile. Be careful, and try not to use excessive force when removing it.

Agregar Comentario

  • Removing the heatsink from the card:

  • The clamp is held on by four small Phillips screws. Remove them, then the clamp.

  • Remove the four phillips screws surrounding the clamp.

Agregar Comentario

  • Seperate the heatsink and the card.

if you're doing this on a Mac, you have to take out the two small screws on the dvi connection end and loosen the dvi connection nuts so the heatsink will separate.

Matt Kennedy - Contestar

  • Replacing Thermal Paste:

  • Using a Q-tip/cotton swab and rubbing alcohol, clean the copper plate that protrudes from the bottom of the heatsink.

Agregar Comentario

  • Removing the heatsink's plastic cover:

  • Remove these Phillips screws.

  • Seperate the plastic cover from the metal heat sink.

Agregar Comentario

  • Cleaning dust out of the heat sink:

  • Using a cotton swab/q-tip, clean the edges of the heat sink. You can also use canned air if available.

Agregar Comentario

  • Using the same method that you used to clean the copper plate, clean the surface of the GPU die.

Agregar Comentario

  • Re-Applying Thermal Paste:

  • Apply a small glob of thermal paste to the corner of the die, (I recommend using Arctic Silver 5) and use an index card to spread a thin, even layer of it over the surface of the chip.

  • For more detailed directions, follow our Applying Thermal Paste Guide.

Agregar Comentario

Conclusión

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

11 personas más completaron esta guía.

Chris Green

Miembro Desde 11/10/09

32,358 Reputación

45 Guías creadas

Equipo

Master Techs Miembro de Master Techs

Community

277 Miembros

751 Guías creadas

Agregar Comentario

Ver Estadísticas:

Ultimas 24 Horas: 2

Últimos 7 Días: 5

Últimos 30 Días: 20

Todo El Tiempo: 11,235