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Installing a VF3000A on my 6950's *Solved!* VRM heatsink will fit a reference 6950 with a little modification ;)

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I am in the process of installing the VF3000A on my Toxic 6950 and the type "B" heatsink that is meant to cool the FET and RAM chipset doesn't fully cover the RAM. I included a picture to show what I mean, will this cause any issues at all such as over heating?
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I would at least try to put something on top of that other half too. Do you have any extra heatsinks?
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Well at least you have PART of it covered, there definitely is a chance it could overheat, but RAM doesn't normally get "too" hot, so half coverage might work. Would be best to have it covered completely though!
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I did manage to figure it out, I used the Memory heatsinks from my Accellero Xtreme GTX 280:
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Also I would like to point out for people with reference cards that the VRM heat sink WILL FIT, with a little modding of course wink.gif

First we see that the holes line up for the push pins, but there is a little piece in the way as shown here;
HPIM0883.jpg
HPIM0884.jpg

Now with my amazing Dremeling skills *extreme sarcasm* I dremeled that little piece off and it fit's perfectly.
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Zalman has a new heatsink that works in conjunction with the vf3000a for the 6950. not sure if it will fit on your specific card though.

http://www.zalman.com/ENG/product/Product_Read.asp?idx=447

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if you look on the vf3000 page( http://www.zalman.com/ENG/product/Product_Read.asp?idx=385 ) at the bottom, it lists to use that heatsink if you have a 6950. Only problem is I couldn't find it for sale anywhere.
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