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Curious if I find a better stock cooler from a 7950 ( maybe ebay when someone went water cooled) would that stock cooler work on my 7870 myst?
    
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Curious if I find a better stock cooler from a 7950 ( maybe ebay when someone went water cooled) would that stock cooler work on my 7870 myst?

i am not sure about the 7870 Myst cooler

but i f you wanna good cooler look into - Accelero Extreme 3 or Gelid Icy vision 2
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I was just curious if a stock cooler from a 7850/7870/7950/7970 would fit on the 7870. Basically are stock video card coolers interchangeable?
    
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I was just curious if a stock cooler from a 7850/7870/7950/7970 would fit on the 7870. Basically are stock video card coolers interchangeable?

wouldnt know mate


suggest you go into the cooling thread and ask someone
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Most likely. All the AMD mounting kits are the same, even way back to their older cards. So a 7950 cooler should fit on a 7870, should fit on a 7750, etc...

One thing you should note is that if you're getting an aftermarket cooler for a 7950, you need to get a copper shim for the GPU die. The 7950 die lies lower than the surrounding bracket so you have to have a shim to make good contact with the cooler.
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Would the die on of the 7870 Tahiti (same die as 7950) still require the shim? I don't imagine so, but I could be wrong.
    
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Not sure. I don't think so but don't quote me on that.

You could tell if you look at the cooler you have on there now. Look at the contact area on the cooler. If it's bulged out, then yes you'll need it.
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