Mine can with just basic fan for GPU and no heat sinks for memory. Now the memory is bad (due to over heating) Grrrrrrrr ATI is so dumb selling video cards that don't have heatsink on the memory!!!! Grrrr! they need a can of whoop ass! So I bit my lip and bought a Nvidia 7900 I'll be replacing the heatsink with a zalman and with heat sinks on the memory for sure! I do have one question though. when taking the heatsink off. Do I twist or yank or pry? What is the best methodology for this?