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Do your temps improve if you open up the case door/panel?

Yates medium speed are what I use and I loves them

Consider the GTX570 if you end up returning this one, like the msi twin frozer w/ non-reference cooler, which tend to work better and quieter.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-564-_-Product

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If you keep your card, add an aftermarket cooler, ie: http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vg...us.html?c=2182
Edited by wermad - 2/4/11 at 10:58pm
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I have no idea how I would install that aftercooler.
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I have no idea how I would install that aftercooler.
lol, no worries, tbh either green or red reference coolers suck (to be literal not that well either ) and are 747 @ take-off noisy.

If you can get another exhange, get another card w/ a non-reference cooler attached. MSI has a 6950 twinfrozer but no 6970.

The GTX 570 performs the same (and possibly better) and there are a few companies that have foregone the reference cooler.

Palit, MSI, and Gigabyte have gtx 570 with non-reference coolers that would be better in terms of temps and noise than the stock nvidia reference cooler.

Im not trying to sway you to the green team, though I can't find a company with a different cooler on a 6970, unless you want to get an aftermarket one.
Edited by wermad - 2/4/11 at 11:18pm
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If I can return the card and get my money back at this store, I am definitely going for the 570. It was actually my first choice and I kinda just went with the 6970. The TWINFROZER one is pretty good eh? What about the regulars? like this:

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...6%28ME%29.aspx
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Can you show me a picture of your setup?

I really really don't think that the card is the problem.


But, if you want to keep ignoring me that is cool too.
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I'm not ignoring you, I need to get my brothers camera to get a good look in the case. And I agree with you to a point, If I'm on my 3rd card, I'm starting to think it's something else as well.
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If I can return the card and get my money back at this store, I am definitely going for the 570. It was actually my first choice and I kinda just went with the 6970. The TWINFROZER one is pretty good eh? What about the regulars? like this:

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...6%28ME%29.aspx
That's the reference cooler for nvidia. Here are some non-reference coolers for the gtx 570:

MSI GTX 570

Palit GTX 570

Gigabyte GTX 570

Personally, I would go with either the msi or the palit, and if you decide to take the plunge into the water (pun intended ), then you will have no issue finding full cover water blocks for either since they are "reference pcb" unlike the gigabyte. If you never are planning to water cool, can't go wrong w/ either three of these.
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So are you saying I need watercooling with this?
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I'm not ignoring you, I need to get my brothers camera to get a good look in the case. And I agree with you to a point, If I'm on my 3rd card, I'm starting to think it's something else as well.
run in his room and snatch it
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Is the part you are referring to on the case or the video card?
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