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Quote:
Originally Posted by Point Blank Rob;13225694 
May I ask if you have actually tried applying these heatsinks yourself?
If if anyone else has used the VR001 heatsinks on a 6870.

Here is a link to the generic suggestion of where to place the heatsinks;
http://www.arctic.ac/index.php?eID=tx_mm_bccmsbase_zip&id=1941551284daff550a60b6

However this is how I have applied mine;
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If you compare the two you'll see I havent applied the three down the right hand side yet, this is because it looks almost impossible given the size of the blocks they apply the heatsinks to.
Has anyone managed it, or is it even necessary?
Thanks in advance

I'll be putting my 6850's under water with a Rasa Universal GPU waterblock once my memory heatsinks arrive from Asia. Anyone have an better Idea than putting on these?

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hm i was doing some benchmarks with crysis to find the best ccc options and when i switched to dx10 the fps drops almost by about 20fps and no matter of the resolution its always really low:/

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any idea why i dont get better fps when i lower the resolution with dx10?
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IIRC there are some other options to disable if you drop down to DX10. I can't remember what they are though and I'm a bit pressed for time to do a search for it.
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hi guys.. just wanna ask if you guys believe the reviews on newegg that Zalman VF3000A
brick cards? i know it sounds preposterous but alot of people are complaining about it..

im planning to buy my friends Zalman VF3000A btw.. he didnt get to use it since he
upgraded his 6870 to 6970 so he threw me a pretty sweet deal problem is after reading
those reviews on egg made me think twice..

hope somebody can give me an option about it.. thanks smile.gif

newegg reviews http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=35-118-061&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=(keywords)&Page=1#scrollFullInfo

should i try VF3000A & risk it!? definite + rep to those who can give input thanks
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Krusher33;13241511 
IIRC there are some other options to disable if you drop down to DX10. I can't remember what they are though and I'm a bit pressed for time to do a search for it.

are these crysis or ccc options you talk about?
and what kind of option could cause the fps to be the same at a resolution of 1920x1200 and 800x600?
is it possible that the vidmem is at its limit at both resolutions causing that huge fps drop?

@Calexan: you should do some google search for reviews of the cooler before you blindly believe the reviews on newegg. its always a good idea to gather some independent information. however the performance will certainly be better than the stock cooler so if you get a good offer theres not much to lose;D
the only way the cooler can brick a card is by human error or incompatibility...
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Quote:
you should do some google search for reviews of the cooler before you blindly believe the reviews on newegg. its always a good idea to gather some independent information. however the performance will certainly be better than the stock cooler so if you get a good offer theres not much to lose;D
the only way the cooler can brick a card is by human error or incompatibility...

thats the problem i did my research & all i have heard is that this cooler is outstanding
all the reviews have had nothing bad to say about this cooler well except when i bump
into eggs.. if it was 1 or 2 people who said that i wouldn't have mind but it's 12 people
who has the same problem..

even here in OCN http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling/876828-zalman-vf3000a-bricking-cards.html
    
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Quote:
the only way the cooler can brick a card is by human error or incompatibility...

theres another problem Zalman says this cooler is only compatible with
58xx series & not 68xx.. but i know 58xx & 68xx share the same mounting holes
so there wont be a problem mounting it..

the problem is when something happens to my card zalman wont hold liability
cause of the said compatibility frown.gif

my friends Zalman VF3000A
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Calexan;13246552 
theres another problem Zalman says this cooler is only compatible with
58xx series & not 68xx.. but i know 58xx & 68xx share the same mounting holes
so there wont be a problem mounting it..

the problem is when something happens to my card zalman wont hold liability
cause of the said compatibility frown.gif

my friends Zalman VF3000A
IMG_5612.jpg

IMG_5617.jpg

search this thread someone said they had to shave part off there zalman to make it fit others said they had no such problem.also take a look at this thread.

http://www.overclock.net/ati-cooling/850451-unofficial-6800-series-aftermarket-cooling-thread.html

I modded both my stock coolers to lower temps multiple times and have aftermarket coolers on both cards now.
1.Have a clean area to work in with enough space for everything.(you dont want to be running around)

2.Try to only touch the sides of the card when possible.

3.Follow the directions that came with the cooler if any.

4.looking at the old cooler make sure you have a heat sinc every where it was cooling.(vrm,ram,etc)

5.most importantly make sure your getting good contact with the core.(too tight and you could bend the card damage the core and yes brick the card)

I dont see how a cooler can brick a card it has to be user error and to those reviewers saying they done it a million times and the cooler did it but I dont know how.I'd say they got complacent.
Edited by smoke420 - 4/24/11 at 7:54am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Calexan;13246552 
theres another problem Zalman says this cooler is only compatible with
58xx series & not 68xx.. but i know 58xx & 68xx share the same mounting holes
so there wont be a problem mounting it..

the problem is when something happens to my card zalman wont hold liability
cause of the said compatibility frown.gif

my friends Zalman VF3000A
IMG_5612.jpg

IMG_5617.jpg

Have a look at my rig: wink.gif

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