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Reduce Noise of Radeon 6950

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After a year of enduring the noise, I've finally had it. The Radeon 6950 is just too loud for me (even at idle, worse as it goes higher). I've been looking for silent aftermarket coolers and it seems that the accelero products are the most recommended. Looking around however, it seems that there might be a problem since my 6950 is non reference so I'm not sure if it will fit at all. In addition, my card has a 3-pin connection to the fan instead of the standard 4-pin... I've uploaded some images of my card and I hope someone can offer some help regarding this. I'm definitely open to other suggestions or products, all I really wish is to have a silent card.

Card specs: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131393
Image album: http://imgur.com/a/aCmVA#6
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Have a look here.
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I would probably go with something like the Prolimatech mk-26 and throw a couple of quiet 140's on it.
Should do the job nicely and it looks damn sexy. especially the black series, which I am currently thinking about getting for my 7870XT.
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What about the clc mod. I would change the push pins on the vrm sink for bolts to give more pressure and to help cooling.
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Cheapest is to take off cover & fans and replace with a couple of 120mm fans. Arctic F12 TC fans work nicely as they have a remote temp probe and speed control. Don't know how well that will work on your cooler as it only has 2 heatpipes but F12 TC fans are cheap and can be used on better cooler later.
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Originally Posted by Dire Squirrel View Post

I would probably go with something like the Prolimatech mk-26 and throw a couple of quiet 140's on it.
Should do the job nicely and it looks damn sexy. especially the black series, which I am currently thinking about getting for my 7870XT.

You mean something like this? biggrin.gif



Its on an 6950 flashed to 6970 reference design

TS i believe you should be able to mount it.keep your vrm heatsink if you do not want to replace it.and i believe under this red thing in the picture lies the chip that also needs to be cooled with a heatsink plate.
If you go to the mk 26 route just make sure you do not buy the 7970 edition.buy the universal one or the black series one.it supports many many cards so if you replace later your card,you may be able to use it on the new one.
I just do not know how you will be able to use the fan connector of your card.but you can always use a molex with some silent fans.

edit:or you can just replace the fans like the other guy already told you.
Edited by Thanos1972 - 6/29/13 at 5:10am
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