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Nothing is helping this card temp wise right now, the V2 reference design has such a horrible cooler... lemme find a pic
    
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Here it is... that cooler gets thin for most of it too, to allow for a fan.

    
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i thought that the Twin frozer III cards could unlock after a BIOS flash or something?, but
anyways, seeing as you already have the card, if you are going for an aftermarket cooler the Gelid ones would destroy the scythe one, due to dual fans, AND bigger surface area. however triple fans and longer cooler on the Arctic cooling ones would be my personal choice, so i suggest you save up for that, but then again, i dont think your card would get very far as to actually get temps over 65 C on the gelids,
    
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Alright, so my second choice would be the Gelid, however does anyone have experience with the scythe?
The Gelid ICY rev2 comes with a nice vrm sink.
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Would this be a good heatsink choice for my 6950?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16835185159
I don't think your going to see much if any difference from the HIS 6950 stock cooler with that choice.

Stick with what you have if your on a budget or hold off until you can afford the Arctic. Even at that don't see why you'd need another heat sink/cooler in my own opinion. That card doesn't have heat issues anyway and the little extra over clock you'll achieve you won't see a difference
     
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Trust me, for quiet cooling or a high overclock, you would want to get the Artic Cooling heatsink, it is a major step-up from the stock noisy heatink
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Because locally there arent many other cards available, and I wanted reference so I could unlock.
You would probably get more performance with a Twin Frozr III 6950 overclocked than you would with a reference unlocked. The TFIII has dual bios anyways so you could have done both and not had to spend 30-80 dollars and probably voided warranty to cool it well.

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eh it's not bad according to http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo...2_5.html#sect1 if you plan on playing furmark all day I would get something else.
    
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post #19 of 20
Time to go water, these suckers are hot

All messing around aside, I would seriously consider the AC, but if you can't stretch to that, the Gelid looks good too.
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Hmm, it just seems that $75 for a GPU air cooler is allot of money...
How is the dual fan accelero?
    
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