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Maybe listed the right product but you have a non reference card or visa versa....
ya isn't you card a single slot card op ?
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I hate to say if you think the guy is a jackass for listing the wrong product, he will look brilliant to the guy who tries to make it work on the wrong card.


Maybe listed the right product but you have a non reference card or visa versa....
nice double post.

and no i even looked up the serial on Google and it said it was the plus model for 8800 GTX/ULTRA. and u got 31 bucks to give me for a new one? the guy refused any type of help in returns. and its a reference model 8800 identical to every other 8800 one earth.

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ya isn't you card a single slot card op ?
yes it is a single slot 8800GT they all were accept a few no ref cards.
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Just using adhesive by itself, the GPU does not have enough surface area to hold the cooler. If you plan on keeping it, I suggest you add additional support or try to find the right mounting HW. But honestly, I would contact the seller and demand a refund.
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Just using adhesive by itself, the GPU does not have enough surface area to hold the cooler. If you plan on keeping it, I suggest you add additional support or try to find the right mounting HW. But honestly, I would contact the seller and demand a refund.
he told me not his problem all sales are final.
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he told me not his problem all sales are final.
He listed it wrong, can't you dispute it? He sent you the wrong thing.
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he told me not his problem all sales are final.
have you try contacting ebay or paypal
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have you try contacting ebay or paypal
no i don't want to spend 15 bucks to send it back I'd be losing a ton of money (34 bucks) whereas if i use thermal adhesive i would get a good cooler and not lose one penny (already ordered adhesive for ramsinks last week)

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He listed it wrong, can't you dispute it? He sent you the wrong thing.
i don't want to spend 15 bucks to send it back
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no i don't want to spend 15 bucks to send it back I'd be losing a ton of money (34 bucks) whereas if i use thermal adhesive i would get a good cooler and not lose one penny (already ordered adhesive for ramsinks last week)



i don't want to spend 15 bucks to send it back
Make him pay shipping, it's not your fault from what you're telling us.

I wouldn't glue the heatsink on, that's alot of stress focused on one spot.
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I would just try to sell the wrong cooler again and buy the right one. It sucks having your rig down and out, but if you truely are stuck with it it might be your best bet. Who knows? You might sell it for more than you paid for it.

Adhesive is a little un-reliable. It could start to come off on one side and you can't even tell. it will be hanging upside down too. Plus you are "stuck" with it. You will never be able to change it out...or unlikely anyway. I've gotten CPU heat sinks off that some one used thermal adhesive on and it wasn't fun. I don't think it would be possible with a GPU
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Adhesive is a little un-reliable. It could start to come off on one side and you can't even tell. it will be hanging upside down too. Plus you are "stuck" with it. You will never be able to change it out...or unlikely anyway. I've gotten CPU heat sinks off that some one used thermal adhesive on and it wasn't fun. I don't think it would be possible with a GPU
one of my old voodoo5500's has the same adhesive on it since day one, and it's fine
and yse you can take it off
it's simple to do
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 6/7/11 at 12:11pm
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