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post #1 of 8
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Did they change the cooler on the EAH3870 or is it another version?

I have currently this card;


On netshop's the picture now shows cards like this;
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post #2 of 8
Most likely a different version. One of the DVI ports is yellow in the bottom picture.
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post #3 of 8
I have the card with the new cooler version,
the model number is exactly the same as before
and box is also the same.
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post #4 of 8
I'm not sure why, but it seems like all the 3870s aren't using the reference design cooler. In some cases it's been made worse too (sapphire reducint it to a single slot and blue design/pcb)
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post #5 of 8
My Visiontek came with a similar cooler. it looks like manufacturers are changing them to prevent overheating that was happening with the other stock cooler.

This one came with a Zerotherm cooler:
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post #6 of 8
Just a Aftermarket Cooler.

Most use another one with sligthly overclocked Cards:



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Oh I been slow ^^
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post #7 of 8
I had the red sapphire card and had to rma it twice (first time died completely and then the first replacement artifacted on desktop and then crashed). They sent me a blue one with a single slot cooler and I'm actually getting better temps than the red one. Now sapphire's red cooler didn't have heatpipes and it seems that asus's doesn't either, and there are other companies that have heatpipes on the red cooler and they're sticking with those (companies like HIS and Diamond). As ericeod said it looks like manufacturers are changing them to prevent RMAs.
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post #8 of 8
i have it oc'd to 891 core and mem at 1191 runs great loads at 52C great card i switched from a 8800gt that my watercooling system leaked on the 8800GT had more performance but my board is crossfire so thought i would switch to Ati.
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