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So I'm thinking about upgrading to a 6950 2gb and flashing to 6970 (of course) but keep seeing the heat issues with the cards. Was looking for an aftermarket cooler to go with it and have seen the shaman and Accellero Extreme to be recommended, but I was wondering if it is possible to use the stock cooling plate like was done with the 5850/5870's as the vrm cooler.

Didn't see anyone who's done that yet here so I thought I'd ask!
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You will not get more then 5C hotter temps so u dont have to upgrade. The difference is 1.1v to 1.175v which is not much.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
You will not get more then 5C hotter temps so u dont have to upgrade. The difference is 1.1v to 1.175v which is not much.
Cool, saves me some $$ then, thanks.

I see you're testing one, what kinda temps do you think I'd be pulling with eyefinity (5760x1080) on say, BC2 or WoW?
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