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So I just got an open box TFIII 6950. Right away the heatsink fan setup felt pretty loose. I can wiggle it around a bit. Compared to my TF 460 and its quite a bit looser.

Anyways whats a good screwdriver for these screws? They are very shallow and I don't have anything right now that will work. I obviously am concerned about stripping them.
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Well I've never had an ATI card, so have never actually seen the screws, but go you have one of those little electronics screwdriver sets. I got one for like $8 at big lots I think and have never needed anything else.
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Nah I don't, thats why I'm asking. Big lots huh.
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Originally Posted by lightsout;14466210 
Nah I don't, thats why I'm asking. Big lots huh.
Yea, it was in their hardware section, the set came in a little clear plastic box and has 6 screwdrivers that look kind of like eye glass screwdrivers. I bought because it seemed like something I wouldn't buy till I really needed it and then would end up buying the same thing at best buy or something for probably 25 bucks lol.
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Pic 1 shows the back of your card. It looks like all 8 screws (four for holding the heatsink into the PCB and four for holding the shroud onto the heatsink) are Phillips style.

Pic 2 and Pic 3 (for MSI 6970 Lightning) show a closeup and it does look like you need a Phillips screw driver.
I cannot tell the size you need but you can easily find it out by trial and error. If you do not have them at home, just bring your card to a hardware store and try it on site.
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Originally Posted by morgofborg;14466263 
Yea, it was in their hardware section, the set came in a little clear plastic box and has 6 screwdrivers that look kind of like eye glass screwdrivers. I bought because it seemed like something I wouldn't buy till I really needed it and then would end up buying the same thing at best buy or something for probably 25 bucks lol.

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post #7 of 7
You're looking at something like this:

n668_01.jpg

The only problem is, those screws are screwed in pretty tight and that screwdriver doesn't have much momentum.

The best idea would be to find a tiny philips bit for an electronic screwdriver, but I've yet to find one.
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