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So I bagged this for 10 bucks. I knew even if I couldn't fix the fins, in theory it should still conduct heat just fine.



When I got it I found it easy to fix. it wasn't really Hard just took patience.
I took my needle nosed pliers and started Windows Media Player and put on some Music and navigated to OCN. I started by moving the top fins down and reattaching the fin pulled and few tweaks hear and there then tiedyed up tweaking by those little those little teeth shaped things on the end.

So I had a fan left over from when i installed a hyper 212+ without a CPU fan.
I have fan on just one side so it clears my wifi card. I should also state I just got this 4850 it's for my second rig. It maxed at 76C in Furmark and idled in the 40s.








Time to bench. I started out with open setup. I later sat the case cover over the mobo and threw a t-shirt over that to cover up the from and when form the upper 50s to lower 60s. still better than the original temps but, also know my room is a little chilli too.




Edited by cdoublejj - 1/11/11 at 1:47am
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Very nice!

Seen this many times and always works rather well.
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I bought both the gfx card and cooler on the OCN market place. I thought i'd give it a whirl and see what it's like. I'm surprised i got the fins that nice.
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