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Asus EAH6850 DirectCU...had problems with it at first, but now its all running, and I have forgiven it tongue.gif

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And yes, I am running it at Stock....I don't want to overclock, it does everything I want it to at stock anyway.
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For those willing to upgrade their coolers to Zalman VF3000A keeping up their stock backplate for ram & vrm cooling is good to know that might need (for a good contact patch) to polish a little bit either a piece of the backplate or the final part of the cooler's superior right arm (copperbase bracket) as shown in this picture (I did & recommend to polish the copperbase fixing guide arm in order to mantain the videocard's warranty)



However, you may not do this if you decide to completely remove the stock cooler and get a vrm heatsink kit that's suitable for the 6870
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Does anyone know if there is a nice aluminum backplate available for the 6870 like say they apply to the 6950/70?

I would love to cover up that chocolate colored PCB.
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Does anyone know if there is a nice aluminum backplate available for the 6870 like say they apply to the 6950/70?

I would love to cover up that chocolate colored PCB.
As far as I know, i've only seen it on the Asus 6870 DirectCu cooler, not aware at anything else available

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Those Asus cards aren't reference cards, are they?
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shoot wrong thread sorry guys
Edited by hellokittyonline2 - 12/27/10 at 11:45am
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Originally Posted by blackbalt89 View Post
I hope it isn't idling at 50c with stock clocks!

My idle right now is 36c rock solid with stock clocks.

Overclocked to 975mhx core and 1125mhz memory yields around 50c idle on stock fan speed. about 45 with 50% fans.

If you're idling 50c stock clock there is a problem with stagnant air in your case.
Hmmmm... to be continued...
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For those willing to upgrade their coolers to Zalman VF3000A keeping up their stock backplate for ram & vrm cooling is good to know that might need (for a good contact patch) to polish a little bit either a piece of the backplate or the final part of the cooler's superior right arm (copperbase bracket) as shown in this picture (I did & recommend to polish the copperbase fixing guide arm in order to mantain the videocard's warranty)



However, you may not do this if you decide to completely remove the stock cooler and get a vrm heatsink kit that's suitable for the 6870
Now I'm disappointed that the cooler won't fit with the plate. Got to order the VR001 set, thanks for letting me know.
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Those Asus cards aren't reference cards, are they?
Nope, they're not.

I wan't a backplate too! But a complete one like the 6950/6970. If I get some money I might very well end up getting a 6950. But the thing is, I just don't need it ^^.
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No.

Also, how easily are other 6850 users getting to 950 core? I can do it with 1.2v, but I haven't fine tuned it to see if I can do it with less voltage.
I got to 950 core easy stock voltages.

I just recently got BC2 Vietnam and my OC temps reach 77c-79c! While the reg BC2 Vanilla, my temps stay in the 68c. What's going on, is my card dying? Playing vietnam in 1920x1080, 4xAA, 16xAF.
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