Solved Problem installing arctic accelero 7970 on a Gigabyte 7950 card Tags: Arctic Gigabyte Graphics Last response: May 4, 2013 9:34 PM in Graphics & Displays Share headmaster200 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? ) screenshot software " alt="" class="imgLz frmImg " />" alt="" class="imgLz frmImg " /> More about : problem installing arctic accelero 7970 gigabyte 7950 card slomo4sho May 4, 2013 5:24:28 AM Quote: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. m 0 l Best solution ShadyHamster May 4, 2013 5:48:05 AM slomo4sho said:Quote: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. Share Related resources Extreme low FPS after fresh install Arctic Accelero Xtreme 7970 and Corsair H100i - Forum Can I install Asus 7970 DirectCU II with reference Gigabyte 7970 card? - Forum Problems with gigabyte 7950 wf3 card - Forum Asus 7950 Display Problem After Asus Xonar Sound Card Install - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer headmaster200 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? m 0 l ShadyHamster May 4, 2013 9:34:41 PM what exactly do you mean by 'outside the range of the pipes'? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !