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VGA cooler for the amd Radeon 6950?

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Hey guys, as people may have noticed, these cards do run into a lil heat problem or acoustical problems (LOUD) when these cards begin to heat up. I was wondering if there are any aftermarket VGA coolers for them.

Thanks in advance,
S1L3Nt
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This may or may not fit the 69xx series, I can't find any info on it. Also I'm sure Arctic Cooling will come out with a cooler shortly.
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Lol.Wut.?
Man... at 40% i was running vantage and temps peaked at around 69*c... and it's average sound... and this was with an overclock.. How you're having a heat problem i don't know o_O
    
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Well, in my case, everything is built to be relatively silent. True at idle its close to inaudible and my power supply drowns it out. But in the end, the VRMs are what concerns me. @ 80C core, the VRMs r at close to 90C-93C. So getting an aftermarket cooler would be great for it as it should prolong the life of my card.

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Originally Posted by S1L3Nt;11717369 
Well, in my case, everything is built to be relatively silent. True at idle its close to inaudible and my power supply drowns it out. But in the end, the VRMs are what concerns me. @ 80C core, the VRMs r at close to 90C-93C. So getting an aftermarket cooler would be great for it as it should prolong the life of my card.

Thanks for your replies,
S1L3Nt

How on earth are you getting 80*c core?.. Try running at 40% fan speed :\
I have really really bad airflow and its still way lower than that, and how can you monitor VRM temps when nothing supports it :\

You can try taking off the shroud and putting on a 80/92mm fan or 2 on the cooler with zip ties or something... that should lower temps a lot? :\
    
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Well, in my case, everything is built to be relatively silent. True at idle its close to inaudible and my power supply drowns it out. But in the end, the VRMs are what concerns me. @ 80C core, the VRMs r at close to 90C-93C. So getting an aftermarket cooler would be great for it as it should prolong the life of my card.

Thanks for your replies,
S1L3Nt

Yeah for some reason AMD cards seem to have issues with high VRM temps. Usually those are the cause of some dying high end cards, it's worth it to buy some cooling/heatsinks for them. Maybe Thermalright will bring out a bracket for the Thermalright Shaman that supports the 6950. That cooler even keeps a GTX 480 cool while OC'ed and overvolted. Keep in mind that you'll have a triple slot occupying GFX card by then though biggrin.gif
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