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We all know the 7870 myst has a weake cooler. Would I be able to swap the stock dual fan cooler from a 7950? I see them go for $20 on ebay from time to time.
    
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You can look at the layout of the card's pcb to see if the ram/ect matches if its cooled. Cap/vrm placement might also be able to get into the way.
The mounting holes around the gpu are universal though, so thats a plus.
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I would look for a better 7870 cooler first. also, there is the option of the red mod.
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Originally Posted by bombastinator View Post

I would look for a better 7870 cooler first. also, there is the option of the red mod.

I can vouch for the red mod, very simple but incredibly effective...dropped load temps on my R280x crossfire setup by 40c+ under load.
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I'll have to look into the Redmod. Link would be appreciated. Anyway, I know I can buy an aftermarket 7870 cooler, I don't want to replace my 7870 card though, I like the 7870 Tahiti and how cheap it was.
    
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I think/hope it should work. From looking at mine this card greatly resembles a 7950. I am considering this as well, but I'm having a hard time finding any of the coolers for sale
Edited by clark_b - 11/15/13 at 10:43am
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