Looking into buying Accelero x2 fan for X1950pro, do i "NEED" the HS?

Hello, I was looking into buying the accelero x2 VGA fan, and i saw that for the x1950pro it says you have to install the HS or something like that, i was wondering, is it really needed to attach it, or is it just there for optimum cooling?

If it is needed, then i don't really want to purchase it, and could someone recommend a fan for the x1950pro please?

Thanks, Killgroup.
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  1. HS more than likely meaning heat spreader or heat sink. Other than that, I have no idea what it would be talking about...can you link us to the information you are in question about?

    Thanks.
  2. Have a look on the AC website, you DO NEED a VRM heatspreader for the X1950 Pro....without it the card will(or at least is likely to) be damaged
    http://www.arctic-cooling.com/vga2.php?idx=90&data=3&disc=
  3. The VGA cooler itself (in this case the Accelero X2) is the heatsink (HS) and fan.
    A heatsink is a metal block that conducts heat away from the the heat source, and a fan is usually attached to it to cool it down.
    The Accelero X2 is a great VGA cooler. It is extremely quiet compared to the stock cooler, and it cools better.

    EDIT: After reading nukemaster's post, I think he understood your question better than I did.
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