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Hello,

I was wondering if anyone have try to mod or strap fans to their 6950 to reduce heat.

I am currently at around 58-60 degrees at 27-30% fan speed. I was hoping to strap on some quiet fans on it and lower my fan speed to 20% and keep the temperature relatively stable.

I was also thinking of putting a 80mm pull fan outside the case near the exhaust grill to pull air out..


Anyone have any input?

Thanks!
Edited by Mightylobo - 3/22/11 at 8:33pm
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Best option is just aftermarket cooling.
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You need a stock fan for warranty service and if you modded it, well... good luck not getting a denial of warranty due to modified card.
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You need a stock fan for warranty service and if you modded it, well... good luck not getting a denial of warranty due to modified card.
He could buy a dead 6950 off ebay if his card dies, then just use that heatsink
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Best option is just aftermarket cooling.
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He could buy a dead 6950 off ebay if his card dies, then just use that heatsink
That's like gun safety, shoot yourself in the foot then go looking for a doctor!
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What I meant as in.. taking the cover off and just strapping on a fan on the heatsink.

Like this:


Link

And strapping on a 120mm fan on the fins themselves.


The second option doesn't require much modding.. just a simple pull fan at where the DVI/HDMI ports are. (Outside the case)


Edit:

So I took off the shroud and put on a Corsair fan on and I got roughly 5 degrees off at Idle and loud was roughly the same. (Fan on gpu was on at 20%)

Overall, not very effective :/
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