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I have an xfx 6870 and the card dimensions are:
8.66" x 4.4" x 1.5"

Here is a link to it:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814150561

This card runs quite hot and loud so I would like to purchase an aftermarket cooler to drop my temps and dampen the noise level. I have no idea where to begin to look so any help would be appreciated!
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Is there a fan on your tower which is also falling on the card? if possible try getting that one to work.

Try removing the case and try putting this one maybe but i hope it would be better then what you have now since it as copper which also works as a passive cooler.

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Oh yeah my case has tons of airflow and I've rigged an 80mm fan that has high static pressure blowing straight to the gpu that little 80 dropped the temps considerably but it is still quite high it goes up to 72 degrees gaming. Thanks for the suggestion but are you sure that heatsink would provide adequate cooling?
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Originally Posted by ST4RPL4YA View Post
Oh yeah my case has tons of airflow and I've rigged an 80mm fan that has high static pressure blowing straight to the gpu that little 80 dropped the temps considerably but it is still quite high it goes up to 72 degrees gaming. Thanks for the suggestion but are you sure that heatsink would provide adequate cooling?
That's perfectly acceptable for a GPU. Some of the reference high end cards can get into the 90C range when in load. I'm not saying don't buy aftermarket but don't buy it just for the temperatures alone, because yours are fine. If you want to buy a better cooler so you can overclock higher that is a different story. Just look at these load temperatures from an AnandTech video card review:


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Edited by Ben the OCer - 8/17/11 at 8:04am
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post #5 of 14
I would just setup a custom fan profile in MSI Afterburner. I have the same card as you, and it was getting quite hot, a fan profile helped a lot. The issue that I saw is that the fan speed (with the default AMD settings) never automatically adjusted to anything higher than 35% speed.
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post #6 of 14
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My fan idles at 45%, and it goes up adjusting to the higher temps without a custom profile. But it is loud I have a relatively quite computer except for the graphics card. I want a better cooler so the fans didn't have to work so hard so it would in turn be much quieter. Also overclocking would definitely be a benefit. I had heard that this cooler matches a 6790 but im not sure if this is correct. would an aftermarket cooler that would fit a 6790 fit on this?
Edited by ST4RPL4YA - 8/17/11 at 10:07am
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post #7 of 14
lol spend some money on liquid cool, better temps, no sound, long durability of your card :/
post #8 of 14
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But its non reference does that matter the pcb is about an inch shorter. How much does a full water cooling loop cost about like cpu and vga loop. Would it be cheaper to just get a small loop just for my gfx card cuz my cpu temps are great. LOL i totally seen someone rig an h60 onto a 6870 ill try to post link if i find it again GHETTO!!!
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Arctic Cooling makes some nice aftermarket VGA coolers that are very quiet. Newegg.ca carries quite a few: link. For a complete list of their VGA coolers and compatibility see Arctic Cooling's website.
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post #10 of 14
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I am very interested in those coolers but this is non reference and I am just worried it wont fit.
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