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7970 Reference Design Cooler Questions

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by boogerlad, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. boogerlad

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    Hi, I found a new reference 7970 (may be old stock, since not ghz edition) for 300! :)
    However, I'm wondering a couple of things.

    1. Is the vapor chamber and the core heatsink separable?
    2. Can I replace the thermal pads with paste?
    3. The vrm cooling section looks kinda dinky. Is the contact there sufficient? Is dissipation good enough since it's connected to the rest of the heatsink?
    4. Would sandblasting/removing the anodization on the vapor chamber yield performance improvements?

    Thanks TPU!
     
  2. DarkOCean

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    1.dont think so, you can remove the plastic shroud and fan.
    2.no
    3.good enough
    4.no
     

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