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post #21 of 31
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er;12587516 
Does ZALMAN VF3000A work for HD 6950/70? I can get one for 45$ or 60$ for AXP+

where from? ninja.gif

I'm in the market for some aftermarket coolers as well
post #22 of 31
Decided to add some info regarding my tests with OC'ing my 6950 and this Accelero Twin Turbo Pro cooler.

Card, various bios, and settings: Sapphire 6950, 6950 Shader unlock only bios, Sapphire 6970 Bios, stock 1.1 voltage. Powertune was 20% on all tests and gameplay.
Programs used: GPU-Z, MSI AfterBurner and Kombustor, Sapphire Trixx. All tests are me running Kombustor for 5minutes just to see how hot the card gets.

- Test1: stock clocks (800/1250) = 65C
- Test2: stock clocks (800/1250) with a Scythe Gentle Typhon AP-29 (3000rpm) 120mm fan behind the card to blow air out the back of the case at 2500+ rpm = 58C
- Test3: 6950 shader unlock bios (890/1350/1.1v) with GT AP-29 helping move air out = 61C
- Test4: 6950 shader unlock bios (910/1400/1.1v) with GT AP-29 helping move air out = Kombustor crashes or driver crashes in less than 2 minutes. This is alleviated by increasing voltage though.
- Test5: 6950 shader unlock bios (910/1400/1.13v) with GT AP-29 helping move air out = 64.5C
- Test6: 6970 bios/clocks/voltage (880/1375/1.175v) = 74C
- Test7: 6970 bios/clocks oc'ed (920/1400/1.175v) = 83C
- Test8: 6970 bios (910/1400/1.175) with no GT AP-29 helping exhaust air = System Freeze in less than 2 minutes, forced to reboot.

- 2 hours of playing BC2 on Oasis/White Pass on 32 player servers on 1920x1080 on medium settings, stock clocks, max temp = 47c, avg temp = 44c.
- 1 hour of playing BC2 on White pass on a 32 player server with same res at High Settings (High Everything, V sync/HBAO off, 8x AA, 16x AF) @ 845/1325 clocks, max temp = 49c, avg temp = 46c.
- GPU Usage while BC2 running on average (according to sapphire trixx gadget) = 65%.

Conclusion: The GT AP-29 I put on under the card makes a great difference in helping the temps, also the shader unlock bios I find better for controlling temps. I can play at 895/1375 on this 6950 with no issues as far as I can tell.
Edited by yoshi245 - 3/5/11 at 1:26am
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post #23 of 31
A quick question about your card:

How many slots does your card take up now with the Twin Turbo on it?
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Total of 3 slots, card and cooler combined.
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Total of 3 slots, card and cooler combined.
ok, thank you.
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post #26 of 31
I just grabbed a Scythe Kama Flow 2 2900RPM and rigged it up to my 6950 that I flashed a 6970 BIOS to and overclocked. Took my idle temps down 20C and my max temps down 10C... not bad for 10 bucks!!!!

YEAH!
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I just grabbed a Scythe Kama Flow 2 2900RPM and rigged it up to my 6950 that I flashed a 6970 BIOS to and overclocked. Took my idle temps down 20C and my max temps down 10C... not bad for 10 bucks!!!!

YEAH!
Woah nice dude. How did you fit it in the heatsink anyways?
    
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post #28 of 31
I forgot about this thread but yeaht the VF3000A fits perfectly on the 6950/6970 series cards. most of my friends use the cooler & love it. comes with all the sinks also I was considering grabbing one myself once my card is out of RMA
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Woah nice dude. How did you fit it in the heatsink anyways?
I had some old colored Velcro zip ties from my old dfi nf4 board and rigged it up with a few of those. It took about 10 years but I finally used them!
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post #30 of 31
Guys, can you suggest me a fan if I go for the Setsugen 2 ? Space is not a problem (i have atcs 840 case), and i´m only running one card at the moment

I was looking for the S-Flex fans. Any other Suggestions ?

I´ll buy all the stuff in Performance-PCS, so i will aprreciate if you recommend me something on the same page.

Thanks

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