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post #11 of 24
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+rep. I had a sick feeling about these accelero's when I found them difficult to get sound level db readings from any of the review sites. They must not send demo units to review sites that do noise level tests. Not all that surprising since a good fan is not cheap to manufacture (I don't think Scythe is raking in all that huge of $$ profits on $20 slipstream sales).

Mind you, the Accelero is still a good product, and a nice improvement over stock. The heatsink is nicely done though I wish it had a backplate because I have to re-tighten the screws every so often (maybe the Xtreme has one, I dunno), and fans not "loud" by any means. It's quiet, yes. Problem was..I could hear it. I don't want to hear it. I can't hear it anymore. p.s. I did try different fans before settling on the slipstreams, which were $10 each (locally). The Slips perform exceptionally well at low rpm without being super expensive. If I were insane about it I would strap 2x Noctua NF-12's to the thing, but that's $50 and overkill since the fin spacing is wide. A pair of cheap Yate Loons would probably be good enough, but don't perform quite as well at lower speeds as slips. I have an NF-12 and will replace one of the scythe's sometime just to test it out, though.

One thing is that it (stock fans or otherwise)should be in the path of relatively fresh intake current from either an unrestricted lower-front intake, or preferably a bottom intake. Side fans, not that helpful unless you can't get air from anywhere else.
Edited by Otterclock - 2/29/12 at 8:48am
    
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post #12 of 24
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Cooler has arrived but there's no manual and their website hasn't got one either, even though it did the other day (weird)
Anybody have a pic of where I should place the heatsinks on a reference 6970? Also it comes with 5x strips of insulation tape, what's that for?
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Silent computing would be so much easier if sound level meters that differentiate between 25db and 30db cost $20 instead of $5,000. Everyone has there own opinion on what "quiet" is which makes researching it impossible. I've spend many hundreds of dollars on fans, and 800rpm slipstreams are the only ones I trust. Have not tried the Noctua NF-12's.
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post #14 of 24
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Cooler has arrived but there's no manual and their website hasn't got one either, even though it did the other day (weird)
Anybody have a pic of where I should place the heatsinks on a reference 6970? Also it comes with 5x strips of insulation tape, what's that for?

Manual link: http://www.arctic.ac/index.php?eID=tx_mm_bccmsbase_zip&id=10029234964f4e2a24629f4
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Im worried. Heatsinks and cooler are attached, graphics card is in nicely, turn on pc but no display, check bios to make sure pci-e card is first, it is, boot again, nothing, try hdmi instead, nothing, it will only display through igpu and in device manager it isn't showing my 6970. It done this the other day before I added the accelero but a reboot sorted it. Fans on the accelero are working, it's producing heat but no display. Any ideas?
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post #18 of 24
have you got any other PCI-E slots , you coul try in thoes .... take out all power to PC and back again then try again see what happend
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In the end I borrowed another graphics card and that one worked. Tried my card again but nothing still. Rang the company I bought it from and arranged an RMA. Should be getting it back today hopefully.
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post #20 of 24
Will that cooler even work with a 6970? I thought I read that the die on the 7970 was different and that was the whole reason for the 7970 edition of the cooler, the old one for the 580 and 6970 etc would not fit... Maybe that was the cause of your problem.

410 7970

vs

477 6970

Edit: Went to their website and its listed as compatible...my bad tongue.gif
Edited by peterbazooka - 3/7/12 at 1:05am
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