Heat sink for 5870?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by saqibhasan, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. saqibhasan macrumors member

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    Searched around but can't seem to find the answer for this.

    My fan on the 5870 is a bit dicey and stops working. Since the machine is fine otherwise, was thinking to change my stock fan for a quiet or passive system.

    Everything I have found on the topic seems to be for older and out of stock arctic cooling stuff but can't seem to find which I should be going for right now.

    Any and all help would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. h9826790, Sep 4, 2014
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  3. saqibhasan thread starter macrumors member

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  4. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    You may able to fit your card in slot 2 if that's empty.
     
  5. Silencio macrumors 68020

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    We just bought some replacement OEM fans on Amazon, as we have a lot of Radeon 5870s here and the original fans are dying off one by one.

    Disassemble card / heatsink, clean out all the dust and crud, clean off the crappy original thermal paste, install new fan, apply new thermal paste, reassemble, reinstall in computer, get back to work.
     
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