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I suppose i need to check if anyone needs to be added to list.
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cmon guys....someone has to have any old stock 6970/50 reference cooler with backplate laying around...only 15 days left to rma mine...
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i dont think i'll be able to help you bud. i'd have to think about what i want to do. i'd only be able to make a move if it also benefited me in some way. my rig needs some upgrading and that's where my priority is. instead of just jumping on the other new card we should've talked and some to some agreement where you'd have 2 fans from me rma'd one of the fans with your card and kept the other one with the card but you kind messed the whole thing up...
    
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i dont think i'll be able to help you bud. i'd have to think about what i want to do. i'd only be able to make a move if it also benefited me in some way. my rig needs some upgrading and that's where my priority is. instead of just jumping on the other new card we should've talked and some to some agreement where you'd have 2 fans from me rma'd one of the fans with your card and kept the other one with the card but you kind messed the whole thing up...

sorry but i needed my pc to do my job, so i had to get a new card quickly
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what you're gonna have to do is send the rma with the cooler of the card you just bought to beat the deadline. then look for an after-market cooler to use with the new card. since after-market coolers are easier to get than reference stock coolers. I'd sell you my after-market cooler but i know all my heat-sinks aren't there. there's like 10 or 11 little heat-sinks that are supposed to be glued on the memory thingies and i don't have them all. then the fans sit on top of them. i tried to stick them on the card 3 or 4 times and some of them just wouldn't stay on. some of the bigger heat-sinks are still on it. but i wanted all of them to stick on the card for several days before i put the fans and some just wouldn't do it so my intention was to put back the stock cooler and sell the after-market as a bonus item with the card.

i'll look for my card and post pics of what it looks like with the heat-sinks...
    
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For those that have trouble with them little heatsinks: be sure to clean the memories with a high % rubbing alcohol. Let it dry, then stick the sinks with the adhesive on while being careful not to get the adhesive dirty with your fingers, add pressure for several seconds. Then while the card is laying flat, take a blow dryer, heat up the heatsinks some, then add pressure while cooling for maybe 10 seconds. Let it cool all the way. Then install the card and fire it up.

This is what I have done the last 3 cards and I have never had an issue with 1 falling off.
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what you're gonna have to do is send the rma with the cooler of the card you just bought to beat the deadline. then look for an after-market cooler to use with the new card. since after-market coolers are easier to get than reference stock coolers. I'd sell you my after-market cooler but i know all my heat-sinks aren't there. there's like 10 or 11 little heat-sinks that are supposed to be glued on the memory thingies and i don't have them all. then the fans sit on top of them. i tried to stick them on the card 3 or 4 times and some of them just wouldn't stay on. some of the bigger heat-sinks are still on it. but i wanted all of them to stick on the card for several days before i put the fans and some just wouldn't do it so my intention was to put back the stock cooler and sell the after-market as a bonus item with the card.

i'll look for my card and post pics of what it looks like with the heat-sinks...

i have the same cooler as you sitting here as well...but i haven't got anymore thermal adhesive...also my newer card is not a reference card....err i think....it doesn't have the backplate
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For those that have trouble with them little heatsinks: be sure to clean the memories with a high % rubbing alcohol. Let it dry, then stick the sinks with the adhesive on while being careful not to get the adhesive dirty with your fingers, add pressure for several seconds. Then while the card is laying flat, take a blow dryer, heat up the heatsinks some, then add pressure while cooling for maybe 10 seconds. Let it cool all the way. Then install the card and fire it up.

This is what I have done the last 3 cards and I have never had an issue with 1 falling off.
the previous owner had them on with just regular cpu paste then let it dry and put the [after-market] fans on top of it rofl. when i got the card i couldn't believe it; all the heat-sinks had fallen off during shipping.. but for the price i got it at the time i couldn't complain. i figured its just a simple fix. infact i kind of complained to him because the card was sold as working items so he bought some glue heat-sink paste and sent it to me.

its the first card i've dealt with and did all that your saying and got frustrated. if i don't get something right on 2-3 times i just push it aside.... i wasn't even interested on the card anyway. i just got a very lucky buy. and i'm not an overclocker, the stock 6970 i'm currently using does everything i want and my mb doesnt take 2 gpus. btwn my current 6970 and motherboard i can get all the real estate i want.
    
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I would take one card out and try just one card at a time to start. First try it with the 6950 BIOS. Then increase the clock settings and see if your card works well. Then, flash to 6970 bios and test at stock 6970 settings. Remember, your 6950 cards have less shaders enabled. Some cards had bad extra shaders.

If you suspect bad shaders, look for a modded 6950 bios that just turns the extra shaders on, and retest your card again. If it works fine with the extra shaders enabled, you could just overclock it at that point up to 6970 clocks and not bother flashing it with a 6970 BIOS. If you get 6970 clocks from a 6950 without getting any artifacts on the screen or crashing during testing, consider yourself lucky.

Do those same tests for both cards. You can play around with the overclocking some more once you get both cards working with all the shaders and the clocks at 6970 values.

Generally, increase the clocks slightly and test them. If you get any artifacting or crashing, then increase your voltage until they go away. Repeat the sequence until you are at the maximum heat you want your cards to produce, or until they crash or create artifacts unless you back off the clocks.

You should look around and find what is the recommended maximum temp for your cards. I use MSI Afterburner to keep the temps under about 80c at full load (furmark). However, one of my cards (the 6970) has been over 100C without crashing (I accidentally had Afterburner off). Personally, I would try to keep it under 90c for sure.

I dont seem to get artifacts ... just straight GPU crashes and resets or complete computer lockups due to GPU crash.

Ill try some of the things you suggested.
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I ended up getting a brand new reference card on eBay for 159.99...thanks for the offer though....

Does anyone else here have experience installing a axp 2 on a 6970?....how did you do the vrms....

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anyway at this point i'd just send whatever cooler you have with the card and cross your fingers. or if you cant gamble ask them whether it'd matter. i'd call them under a totally diffeerent name and phone number rofl.
i was in a similar position with a different product sent old junked one and lucky for me i got a brand new (refurbished) item sent to me.
    
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