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Accelero Xtreme 5870 and r9 290

post #1 of 4
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Hello,

I have a old accelero xtreme 5870 (accelero xtreme plus II is the same with a new mounting plate) I was using on my 5870. I am able to get the mounting back plate and the front mounting plate. Getting screw and spacers is not too hard so I have everything needed to make it fit.

However, I am a bit concerned about this:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1207925/accelero-xtreme-plus-ii-on-7970-it-fits-help-me-please-glue-is-drying-out-hurry/30
http://www.overclock.net/t/1207925/accelero-xtreme-plus-ii-on-7970-it-fits-help-me-please-glue-is-drying-out-hurry/60

Will I need a shim for the r9 290?

At the end, some one said he managed to install it:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1207925/accelero-xtreme-plus-ii-on-7970-it-fits-help-me-please-glue-is-drying-out-hurry/80

This is a 5870:


r9 290:


And the problematic 7970:


Seems like the 5870 and the r9 290 a very similar beside the r9 290 being larger. Do you think I need to make a mod to make it fit?
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post #2 of 4
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Bump, ordered the pieces to adapt the whole thing. I will try on the 7950 and will soon have a r9 290x.
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post #3 of 4
The purpose of the shims is just to give more and wider support for the heatsink base. The shim should be just a hair below the gpu chip when measured with a straight edge, unless youre using a compressible type material for the shim.
    
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Does it mean the cooler will still make contact with the die w/o a shim?
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