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i just got home and opened the 4870 up. here it is: i will bench later tonight.

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There it is. I have to leave with the wife for a while so i wont install it until late tonight or first thing tomorrow.
Don't you hate the tiny little fan blades? I was comparing the cards to my Visiontek 3870s, and the 3870 fans are HUUGE! Actually looks like it could cool the card. Rather unimpressed with the cooler on the 4870.
    
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Don't you hate the tiny little fan blades? I was comparing the cards to my Visiontek 3870s, and the 3870 fans are HUUGE! Actually looks like it could cool the card. Rather unimpressed with the cooler on the 4870.
Replace the stock coolers with the Thermalright HR-03GT's and put a 92mm fan on them...they work superbly. One review showed how the idle temps dropped from 80c to 40c
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Out of curiousity Clinic are you using the Hotfix 8.6 CAT's?

If not, then could it be ATi's Powerplay downclocking the cards as the temps are getting too high.

Congrat's on the cards though.... and good luck with the benching.
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