Has anyone been able to mod the Zotac 3060 ti Twin OC
with the 3060 Palit StormX cooler? I saw earlier in the thread that someone mentioned it but I didn't catch anyone's completed mod. I just picked one up on sale and ordered this heatsink from aliexpress
. The listing includes the Zotac, but I started having doubts and stumbled on this thread through Reddit.
I am curious if anyone has info on the card. I am still in the return window, but I haven't found another 3060ti at MSRP or below that I can mod.
I was able to do the mod to my Zotac RTX 3060 Ti Twin Edge OC, but it was a long journey. Doing the heatsink swap was super easy, but straight out of the box, the temperatures skyrocketed to 90C in a few seconds with the stock +200W power consumption. Doing a heavy undervolt of 0,681mV and 1.480 MHz the power was cut in half with 90-100W and even with this the temps achieved those values, but in this case the values went up at a much slower pace.
I was dealing with that problem until I reached @REVOCCASES
and his post when he showed that image of an user that found the solution.
So to put things easy I've attached two images, one with the PALIT/PNY heatsink and other with the PCB itself. The green squares
on the Zotac PCB is what it interferes with the heatsink and doesn't allow a good contact. I've also put a green square more or less where you need to cut, but to be sure just see where it stops and doesn't allow to move further down. After cutting a little bit (the minimum allowed to fit) I was able to finally have a proper mod on the Zotac RTX 3060 Ti Single Fan.
Now I tend to play undervolted with 1.780 MHz and 0.768mV (I think I have a good chip) to have the fan pretty silent doing renders as playing don't push the card nothing close to that. But in my case I have a pretty difference on hotspot temperature vs core, there are 16-18 degrees, instead of the usual 8-12 degrees. So I think I'll need to cut more or buy another thermal pad instead of the 2 mm stock ones that were a little bit stiffy.