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I know that the heat sink cooler itself is non-reference, however I have a friend who is wondering if the PCB itself is reference for use with say the standard reference HD 6970 water block?
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There may be slight variations in PCB from various manufacturer but they all use a standard mounting hole template for the heat sink otherwise aftermarket GPU coolers wouldn't be of much use.
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Alright, thanks for that
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From what I understand the DCII cards are modified so they can withstand higher OCs which means the board is probably been played with to integrate better components.
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Well I have a fan that seems to be stuck at running 100% and I'm unable to RMA it, so I was thinking of getting a different heat sink as fan running at 100% gets rather annoying (and the fan still rattles a bit). When it is stuck not spinning everything is good, and it seems to not have effected the load temps that much either (custom fan profile) with maybe a few degrees higher with one fan working then two.
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Well I have a fan that seems to be stuck at running 100% and I'm unable to RMA it, so I was thinking of getting a different heat sink as fan running at 100% gets rather annoying (and the fan still rattles a bit). When it is stuck not spinning everything is good, and it seems to not have effected the load temps that much either (custom fan profile) with maybe a few degrees higher with one fan working then two.
Get a universal waterblock and then some passive heatsinks for the ram, mosfets, and vrms
    
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Was thinking air cooler as I am not on water at all.
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Well I have a fan that seems to be stuck at running 100% and I'm unable to RMA it, so I was thinking of getting a different heat sink as fan running at 100% gets rather annoying (and the fan still rattles a bit). When it is stuck not spinning everything is good, and it seems to not have effected the load temps that much either (custom fan profile) with maybe a few degrees higher with one fan working then two.
Look at fan controllers, You should be able to find something that could control your GPU fan.
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I do, it seems to not doing the job, the fan just goes on its own while the other one follows the fan controller.
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Was thinking air cooler as I am not on water at all.
I'm almost certain they make universal air coolers for the 6970 as well. same process as described above if they do. universal cooler + mosfet heatsinks + ram heatsinks + vrm heatsinks and you should be good to go

Why are you unable to RMA the card?
    
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