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post #11 of 49
I have been going back and forth if i should get AXP for my HD 6950 but i now would rather not. Also keep in mind GTX570 had Poor VRM design and knowing they explode even with stop cooler and on top of that 1.1v you had that coming.
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post #12 of 49
570's go boom! This is what 570's do. It's not the cooler's fault.
    
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post #13 of 49
GTX 570 has renowned VRM problems.
and AC AXP has bad Mosfet cooling
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post #15 of 49
Most likely the 570 and not the cooling to be honest, but never hurts to be wary eh?
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post #16 of 49
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Regarding the mod I did last time around, yeah why on earth did I trust the sinks this time? Perhaps because I thought AC had learned their lesson and actually made something functional now? Bah. Lots of cash lost. Even he AXP cost quite a bit over here.

Well, I frankly dont think there is much of a chance to RMA it, considering I did this on my own risk. I could of course try to remount the original cooler and send it in, pretending it happened with the stock, but I find this immoral. The only positive side of this story is that I now can buy a gtx580 instead. Would you people recommend this, or perhaps anoher card? I think the 590 is a tad too expensive for my tastes.

Anyhow, I´ll buckle up and accept my losses. It was my own fault as I should have trusted my initial suspection that these sinks were shoddy.
    
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Originally Posted by Chris Ihao;13061891 
Regarding the mod I did last time around, yeah why on earth did I trust the sinks this time? Perhaps because I thought AC had learned their lesson and actually made something functional now? Bah. Lots of cash lost. Even he AXP cost quite a bit over here.

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Anyhow, I´ll buckle up and accept my losses. It was my own fault as I should have trusted my initial suspection that these sinks were shoddy.

590 has similarly shaky VRMs..go with a 580, thing is rock solid.
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post #18 of 49
Nice rewiev smile.gif But personally I'm glad I just trade my used GTX 570 for my current 6950 Twin Frozr III. I was afraid of frying the card tongue.gif Oh... And i don't really like Arctic Cooling Xtreme cooler, it's ugly smile.gif It can perform really nice, but it would be better for me if it has good performance and look smile.gif BTW. +rep for You
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post #19 of 49
Id still email RMA support with full disclosure and see if they would still RMA it. Worse case they say no.
 
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LULZ Since when is 1.1v ok? If you have to BIOS mod to get a voltage, then it's not safe.
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