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Arctic Accelero Xtreme Plus II on 6950, difficult?

post #1 of 9
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Hi, I'm considering buying the Arctic Accelero Xtreme Plus II for my noisy ref 6950 2GB, however, as I have never tried to disassemble this card before, and as I have never tried to install an aftermarket cooler before, I'm a little worried that I might short out my card, as I have seen several examples of this frown.gif

However is the procedure hard?

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post #2 of 9
If you built your pc. You can do it!!! All night long. No really it's not to hard go for it!!
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post #3 of 9
It's pretty easy and i think you can do it. It took me around 15mins to change from my 5870 stock cooler to the Artic Accelero Xtreme. I imagine it would work the same way so it's pretty easy.
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post #4 of 9
just take it slowly. i found that removing the ref cooler case to be the most difficult part of the installation.

the part of the case when you get to the power connectors is kinda tough. But just take your time, don't rush it and you'll be fine.
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post #5 of 9
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Well so far only positive replies biggrin.gif Great! Do any of you have a guide to disassemble the 6950 ref cooler? Can't find one anywhere ):
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post #6 of 9
make sure you use the right size screww driver a good snug fit. i think they make the screws out of butter
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post #7 of 9
It's not that difficult at all (I've installed the coolers on my 6970s). Just try not to drop any grease on the board itself (though it has no long-term effect, make it clean :3).

It may be difficult pulling out the stock cooler from the card itself first. It takes some force, but make sure you've removed the necessary screws first.
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post #8 of 9
do ittt... and take pics to help others in the future
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post #9 of 9
Take it slow and follow the instructions and it's not to bad. Make sure to clean the memory modules and everything really well.

Make sure after you glue the heatsinks on that you give them plenty of time to harden on there before you doing anything else. I did mine before lunch, went and ate for about an hour, and when I came back it was good to go.
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