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XFX 4870 Heatsink Woes - Fan Replacement Q

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November 13, 2009 9:25:05 PM

I have a XFX 4870 1gb on the way. Should be here tomorrow. I picked it up for $142 shipped brand new, is this a good deal? Here is a link to the card (not where i bought it from):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

After I ordered, I realized this is the revised card with the "poorly" designed heatsink (or so they say) that dumps hot air into the case. I was thinking of taking off the plastic shroud and installing larger 120mm fan (or 2) using zip ties. Has anyone does this before? Would this void the lifetime warranty?
November 13, 2009 9:39:49 PM

it wouldn't void the warranty so it's good to try
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November 13, 2009 9:46:59 PM

just use rivatuner to raise the ran rpm speeds or set it to auto from there?
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November 13, 2009 10:50:56 PM

Installing a bigger fan will have no affect on hot air being dumped into the case. You need to find a good way to remove hot air from the case.
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November 13, 2009 10:58:13 PM

I have good airflow, I am merely concerned about the heatsink on this particular card not being effective...

orangegator said:
Installing a bigger fan will have no affect on hot air being dumped into the case. You need to find a good way to remove hot air from the case.

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