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Couldn't you just pick up an aftermarket cooler for it? Yeah they can send you back another video card that has the switch, but that doesn't mean it will unlock.
Arctic Cooling makes a nice dual slot one
So does Zalman
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They are very easy to install too. Its no different than adding / changing a HFS on your processor.

they fit non-reference?
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just be adamant about getting what you deserve, I was a fool and accepted a toxic 6950 for a reference 6950 that I rma'd with no guarantee that the new one (the toxic) would unlock. It didn't.
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they fit non-reference?

You doing the right thing by RMA'ing the card, they already said there not going to screw you and give you a locked card, besides alot of cards are still unlockable, I bought a 6950 in november and it was unlockable (pics on my profilel) , If you place an aftermarket anything on your GPU you could VOID your warrenty then if that card breaks you might as well throw it the garbage.
 
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just be adamant about getting what you deserve, I was a fool and accepted a toxic 6950 for a reference 6950 that I rma'd with no guarantee that the new one (the toxic) would unlock. It didn't.

so u lost the unlock :-//
what did you do? any kind of complaint?
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You doing the right thing by RMA'ing the card, they already said there not going to screw you and give you a locked card, besides alot of cards are still unlockable, I bought a 6950 in november and it was unlockable (pics on my profilel) , If you place an aftermarket anything on your GPU you could VOID your warrenty then if that card breaks you might as well throw it the garbage.

yeah, i bought it in nov too. lol.

btw, how do they know if you removed the cooling assembly?
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yeah, i bought it in nov too. lol.
btw, how do they know if you removed the cooling assembly?

look at the card some compaines still use the VOID stickers and when you remove the cover it leaves a mark, this however might not be the case so maybe they cant tell, thats why I said COULD void the warrenty, I never mod products myself unless I don't care about warrenty. I won't even OC my GPUS heavy for that reason. I'll do some checking on the fan thikng and get back to ya

EDIT SO I checked onine and the same thing came up, some companies did use the sticker I can't tell if they still do, I do see alot of members using Water Blocks on $1200 GPU setups so Im going to say probably not so your good. I did find this pic on a new XFX GPU

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do aftermarket coolers fit non-ref? like the arctic cooling ones?
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IDK how Sapphire does their RMA so.... if they send you a new card, you most likely won't get an unlockable one. If they send you a refurb, you have a chance, but only slightly greater than a new one. I'd say buy a bricked 6950 w/ your choice of cooler or ask on here if anyone has a sink for sale or buy a new sink.

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what do you mean don't accept? when is that option presented to me?

You oil it yet?
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You oil it yet?

not an option.
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