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Replacing 6950 w/ used heatsink?

post #1 of 11
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I have an 8800gt SC with Zalman VF 900 cooler. I'm thinking about taking the heat sink from the Zalman and put it on the 6950. Problem is... it's on my 8800 and I think I'll manage to make it stick. If the heat sink stick will the stock 6950 cooler close? I might be replacing the tim too if it's worth it.



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post #2 of 11
I'm really sure the Zalman won't be able to mount.

Old cooler's never really support way newer cards.
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post #3 of 11
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I was thinking about using the heatsink only but I'm not sure if the 6950 chamber would closed.
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post #4 of 11
Your temps would most likely skyrocket even if you could mount it.
    
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post #5 of 11
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err.....
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post #6 of 11
Don't bother really. Either stick with the stock cooler, or get one of the newer Zalman coolers or whichever custom cooler fits you.

I don't think your plan will work out.
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post #7 of 11
I wouldn't really go for it. I have the same cooler chilling on my 3870, which was transplanted from a 7900GT, which was transplanted from a 7600GT.

It's okay but the stock solution can pump a lot more air over that beast.
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post #8 of 11
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Yea, you guys are right. The risk is not worth taking. I just saw a picture of the 6950 naked and I don't think it'll work out neither.

The custom cooler for the 6950 are so expensive. They're the same price as a low end video card $79.99-$89.99, that's crazy.

Thanks fella's + rep all.
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post #9 of 11
Well there's always this cooler, which is budget but should cool well. Doesn't cost the poo out of your butt and fits on 6950.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185159

Review: http://www.fudzilla.com/reviews/item...ws-off?start=8
Edited by andos - 2/13/11 at 1:18pm
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post #10 of 11
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Aww nice! I'll look into it, thanks for the link.
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