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okay heres the thing.

i have an aftermarket cooler that will fit the mounting holes on a reference 6870 but i don't have the VRM cooler.

from what i have seen a reference 6870 cooler has a separate plate that pops off the rest of the cooler and it cools the memory/VRM (is this true?)

the biostar is a 100% reference 6870 but it also has 8 dollar shipping which puts me 7 dollars over my budget and has pretty poor warranty, but the saphire card as far a sic an tell is a reference PCB but non ref Cooler so it does not have the memory/VRM cooler but it has free shipping so i am within my budget has has good warranty.

what one would should i get?
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Sapphire.

I don't trust Biostar...
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post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by SKULLTRA1L View Post
Sapphire.
hmm fair enough, how heat resistant are these cards? my last card was literally cooked to death from the heat (8800GT i had to bake it several times)

okay let me rephrase that
will the solder under the GPU crack like it did on the 8800/9800 nvidia cards?

Quote:
Originally Posted by nbmjhk6 View Post
Sapphire.

I don't trust Biostar...
i don't really like them either but 48C load temps sounded good to me.(with my aftermarket cooler)
Edited by philhalo66 - 8/19/11 at 5:54pm
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Sapphire

Biostar has nice mobo's
but I did not know they made gpu's
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post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo View Post
Sapphire

Biostar has nice mobo's
but I did not know they made gpu's
actually neither did i until like 45 minutes ago


this is the cooler i am talking about


you can see the clips that hold the shroud on
Edited by philhalo66 - 8/19/11 at 5:57pm
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Quote:
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hmm fair enough, how heat resistant are these cards? my last card was literally cooked to death from the heat (8800GT i had to bake it several times)
AMD cards can handle up to 90c for 24/7 use. Up to 105c for little periods.

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i don't really like them either but 48C load temps sounded good to me.(with my aftermarket cooler)
why not just get some thermalpads for the VRM's and the Memory.
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Sapphire, they are great with RMA's. I wouldn't trust Biostar graphics cards, they're (Or used to be) uncommon
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AMD cards can handle up to 90c for 24/7 use. Up to 105c for little periods.



why not just get some thermalpads for the VRM's and the Memory.
well nvidia said the 8800gt can take 105C 24/7 and be fine but that turned out to be totally false, google bake 8800 you will see what i mean.

because thermal pads dont work unless there is a heatsink on top and they don't work like thermal tape.

also my cooler requires the special ramsinks because it has 6 heatpipes that are very close to the top memory

Thermalright HR-03 GT




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Originally Posted by M3T4LM4N222 View Post
Sapphire, they are great with RMA's. I wouldn't trust Biostar graphics cards, they're (Or used to be) uncommon
thats what i heard but till they give me a hard time if i manage to get a VRM sink and take the stock cooler off?
Edited by philhalo66 - 8/19/11 at 6:06pm
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Joining in with the sapphire crowd.
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