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I have a reference 5870 that I guess has made a rattling noise for some time now, and I thought it was some other fan in my case.

today while running 3dmark 2006 on it the fan started squealing and I took the side cover off my case and found out it was the videocard.

I dont want to RMA this card because I know I wont get a reference card back, what other options do I have?
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Aftermarket cooler?
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Buy aftermarket cooling.
http://www.awd-it.co.uk/scripts/prod...idproduct=8960

Look in newegg for it.
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ARCTIC COOLING Accelero XTREME 5870 VGA Cooler For ATI Radeon HD5870 $50.45
http://malabs.com/product.asp?item_n...ass=navactive2

ARCTIC COOLING Accelero XTREME Plus VGA Cooler $57.70
http://malabs.com/product.asp?item_n...ass=navactive2

whats the difference between the two?
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I was in the same boat with a reference card, I went VF3000A.

Do you even have room for a triple slot cooler?
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post #7 of 9
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I was in the same boat with a reference card, I went VF3000A.

Do you even have room for a triple slot cooler?
I dont think I do because right now im running one card because I just sold my phenom II 1090T cpu and my motherboard that went with it.

Right now im running a non-crossfire board (P35-DS3L). I sold my old setup for the upcoming bulldozer cpu's.

I plan on crossfiring again with my new setup in June, so I don't think so..

btw this is a expensive fix, is there no other way to fix the issue I have? I read that people just replaced their fans on these cards.
Edited by gooface - 4/23/11 at 2:35pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gooface View Post
I dont think I do because right now im running one card because I just sold my phenom II 1090T cpu and my motherboard that went with it.

Right now im running a non-crossfire board (P35-DS3L). I sold my old setup for the upcoming bulldozer cpu's.

I plan on crossfiring again with my new setup in June, so I don't think so..

I'm pretty sure all am coolers are triple slot.
But you need to verify that with an accelero owner.

EDIT> You can check ebay for replacement fans.
Edited by grunion - 4/23/11 at 2:36pm
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Quote:
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I'm pretty sure all am coolers are triple slot.
But you need to verify that with an accelero owner.

EDIT> You can check ebay for replacement fans.
hmm this is making me think I should just RMA it, but then I lose my reference design.... I couldnt find anything on ebay. unless I'm searching with the wrong keywords.
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