Replacing GPU fan on HD 5870

Hello, everyone!
I need to replace my GPU fan on my Radeon HD 5870 made by HIS. It has iCoolerV on it. (idk if that information helps.) How do i go about replacing this fan? What kind of fan do i need? If anything additional may facilitate this process, please tell me!
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  1. Call HIS support, or if you still have any sort of warranty where you purchased it, go to them.

    Otherwise you're going to need an aftermarket heat sink.
  2. I used an accelero twin turbo on ym 4870 and it was so much better than the stock cooler... less than half the noise and cut my temps at full load by like 30º

    http://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Cooling-Accelero-Xtreme-5870/dp/B003D8NEPY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1342045376&sr=1-1&keywords=accelero+5870
  3. wolfram23 said:
    Call HIS support, or if you still have any sort of warranty where you purchased it, go to them.

    Otherwise you're going to need an aftermarket heat sink.


    I can't get the proof of purchase for my card so I will be buying an aftermarket fan.
  4. slhpss said:
    I used an accelero twin turbo on ym 4870 and it was so much better than the stock cooler... less than half the noise and cut my temps at full load by like 30º

    http://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Cooling-Accelero-Xtreme-5870/dp/B003D8NEPY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1342045376&sr=1-1&keywords=accelero+5870


    3 fans... Seems a bit overpowered? Is it possible to turn off fans...?
  5. dugo88 said:
    3 fans... Seems a bit overpowered? Is it possible to turn off fans...?

    No, but they will stay quiet as long as the card is cool and only adjust to keep the temps down.

    AC makes some GREAT coolers.

    EDIT, also check to ensure your current board is a reference design. look at the back to ensure it is similar to this. You want everything to line up.

    make sure the hold line up and all that good stuff.

    http://www.ixbt.com/video3/images/ref/hd5850-scan-back.jpg
  6. nukemaster said:
    No, but they will stay quiet as long as the card is cool and only adjust to keep the temps down.

    AC makes some GREAT coolers.

    EDIT, also check to ensure your current board is a reference design. look at the back to ensure it is similar to this. You want everything to line up.

    make sure the hold line up and all that good stuff.

    http://www.ixbt.com/video3/images/ref/hd5850-scan-back.jpg




    Will the fan be able to fit on this? some of the holes are not lined up.
  7. crap, my image was mislinked. that was the 5870, but yours does not look like a 5870 reference board.

    Going to check the AC website to see what holes are used.

    This was the 5870.

    http://www.ixbt.com/video3/images/ref/hd5870-scan-back.jpg

    EDIT.

    AC only uses the 4 holes around the gpu, so as long as the gpu is in the same spot, it should fit.

    Another option may be the Twin Turbo II.

    http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vga/375/accelero-twin-turbo-ii.html
  8. my card says " HIS HD 5870 iCoolerV"
  9. HIS used a custom board for your card.

    That it self is not a problem at all, just that AC makes a heatsink for the reference 5870 card. The other one listed works on many cards and should cover yours.
  10. So the one with the triple fan should work fine? Thanks very much!!!!
  11. As long as the video core is not to close to the rear ports then yes.

    Looking at your image and the reference the gpu holes look right.

    In is also important to use any heatsinks that come with the cooler for the power system and memory if needed too.
  12. get the accelero twinturbo II then it's universal and works great the fans are much much much more quiet than the factory fans so even having 2 or 3 is still more quiet than the original fans
  13. There's also the Zalman VF3000 and several others, but the Accelero is pretty well rated.

    Keep in mind most of these coolers are double slots, meaning your card will now take up 3 PCIe slots.

    The only two coolers that are single slot (to maintain the 2 PCIe slot size) are the Zalman VF1000 and the Scythe Setsugen. I'm using the Scythe ones on my 5850s and they are nice, very quiet.
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