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Problem installing arctic accelero 7970 on a Gigabyte 7950 card

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May 4, 2013 5:04:00 AM

Hello people :) 

I'm new to changing heatsinks on a gpu.

I'm trying to install a arctic accelero 7970 on my gigabyte 7950 card but don't really know where all the loose heatsink parts should go... and I don't wanna fry the card later if I've missed some.

Searched on the web to find some guide but couldn't find anyone for my card, either they show for the 7970 or another 7950 card which has a different layout than mine.

I've attached a file showing how I've putted it up, if anyone could just confirm this right I would be really greatful :)  ( should I put any heatsinks on the other dark spots on the cards? )

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May 4, 2013 5:24:28 AM

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The compatibility list is based on AMD Radeon and NVIDIA's reference board layout only. ARCTIC holds no responsibility for incompatibility on non reference boards


The Gigabyte Windforce models don't use a reference board and is likely not compatible.
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May 4, 2013 5:48:05 AM

slomo4sho said:
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The compatibility list is based on AMD Radeon and NVIDIA's reference board layout only. ARCTIC holds no responsibility for incompatibility on non reference boards


The Gigabyte Windforce models don't use a reference board and is likely not compatible.


I don't really see why it wouldn't be compatible, just make sure you have heat sinks everywhere where the original cooler had them, or everywhere where something comes in contact with a thermal pad.
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May 4, 2013 6:48:01 AM

I don't really know if I should give it a try... If I fail, can I still take off the heatsinks mounted? And in that case how?

I have tried to match the heatsinks with the cooler but 2 of the heatsinks are outside the range of the "pipes"? Should this be the case?
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May 4, 2013 9:34:41 PM

what exactly do you mean by 'outside the range of the pipes'?
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