|Timestamp||Username||Card Manufacturer||Reference Design?||Card Model||Cooler/Waterblock Name||Fitment Issues?||Fitment Issue Solution||Idle/Load Temps (Aftermarket)||Core/Mem Overclock||Idle/Load Temps (Stock)|
|coffeejunky||Sapphire||Yes||HD4850||Accelero S1 Rev 2||Yes (Minor Issue)||Ramsink was interfering with a heatpipe, so moved the ramsink over by ~4mm.||35/54||710/1080||55/87|
|12/10/2009 12:21:23||ASUS||No||HD4670||Artic Cooling||No|
|14/10/2009 01:35:57||WannabeArchimedes||Sapphire||Yes||HD4890||Thermalright T-Rad2||Yes (Minor Issue)||Minor clearance issue with a heatpipe and a DVI port, required slight tweak (1-2mm) of the heatpipe to get proper clearance.||35/61 (~24 Ambient)||925/1100|
|16/10/2009 00:23:06||Decade||Sapphire||Unknown||HD4830||Artic Cooling Accelero S1 Rev 2.||Yes (Minor Issue)||One ram heatsink interferes with a heatpipe, solved by not installing that sink.|
One voltage regulator sink interferes with heatsink fins. Solved by trimming sink.
Two capacitors interfere with heatsink fins. Solved by filing down fins or bending the area to make clearance for the fins.
|16/10/2009 03:47:42||GigaByte||Sapphire||Yes||HD4870||Thermalright T-RAD²||No||49c/71c||800/1000|
|16/10/2009 04:23:07||corky dorkelson||VisionTek||Yes||HD4850||Thermaltake Duorb||No||36/51||700/1100|
|16/10/2009 13:31:54||butmuncher||XFX||Yes||HD4870||ac twin turbo||Yes (Minor Issue)||on the xfx generic card i have there is a huge black heatsink covering the vrms, every other fin off the huge black heatsink had tobe snapped off in order for the ac twin turbo to fit.||42/58(dispio), 57/78(memio)||830/1100||55c/70 (dispio),69/90(memio)/|
|19/10/2009 16:28:58||overclocking101||Powercolor||No||HD4870||Dtek GFX V1||No||29/45||850/985||49/70|
|19/10/2009 22:20:29||mumyoryu||Sapphire||No||HD4850||Coolink GfxChilla||Yes (Minor Issue)||Heatpipes would block two of the memory chips; instead of using the regular sized heatsinks, had to use low profile heatsinks (which were provided in the package)||35/50||700/1050||38/62|
|26/10/2009 01:43:20||KG363||XFX||Yes||HD4890||Scythe Musashi||Yes (Minor Issue)||Used the Red stock VRM and memory cooling plate( not available on all XFX models) and had to use the copper space(included)||40c/55c||970/1125||60c/80c|
|26/10/2009 01:55:21||SporkofdooM||Sapphire||HD4850||AC Accelero S1 Rev2||Yes (Minor Issue)||Slight clearance issue with one of the memory sinks. Fixed with dremel||38/49||73/91|
|29/10/2009 19:27:20||kimosabi||Sapphire||Yes||HD4850x2||Swiftech MXW 60R x 2||Yes (Minor Issue)||The crossfire chip's heatsink needed a pin removal on two corners to make the blocks bases fit. Other than that, it's smooth sailing.||30/60||680/1100||45/75|
|30/10/2009 08:25:18||MattaH||Sapphire||No||HD4850||Accelero S1 Rev 2||No||32/54||675/1100||56/98|
|30/10/2009 12:12:42||SonDa5||Other/Unknown||Yes||HD4770||Thermalright HR-03 (Rev. A)||No||26/40||920/1050|
|14/11/2009 23:04:51||theo.gr||Sapphire||Yes||HD4850||Scythe Musashi||No||38/65||830/1200||49/80|
|14/11/2009 23:09:20||theo.gr||Sapphire||No||HD4850||Scythe Musashi||No||The cooler in this DUAL slot version extends a little more in the front of the card.Additionaly u will need the cooper spacer between the cooler and the GPU!||34/64||820/1000||65/85|
|20/11/2009 00:10:29||Metalcrack||XFX||No||HD4870||Akaska Vortexx Neo||Yes (Minor Issue)||XFX HD4870 (w/ egg shaped cooler/non-dual slot) RAMsink interfered w/ capacitors near regulator. Trimmed 3-mm off edge on a milling machine and fit (filing/grinder would work too). Regulator sink too tall, so cooler would not sit flush on card. I didn't want to trim fins, so I added a few washers to offset plastic housing to allow clearance. Ramsink and GPUsink now sit flush.||64/82||790/1100||78/100|
|21/11/2009 22:25:23||kow_ciller||Diamond||Yes||HD4890||Thermalright HR03- r600||Yes (Minor Issue)||Did not come with proper cooling for vregs, had to buy gtx heatsink kit in order to have enough heatsinks for vregs, also put 60mm fan on vregs since they would get to 120*C range w/o.||36/52||961/1153||60/82|
|06/12/2009 12:52:00||Theo.gr||Sapphire||Yes||HD5770||Scythe MUSASHI||Yes (Did Not Fit)||This cooler wont fit on any reference 5770 PCB because the dvi connectors are heighted so there is clearance issue.|
|26/12/2009 20:12:58||Booooom||ASUS||Unknown||HD4850||Thermalright T rad2||No||39/56||690/1030||69/94|
|28/12/2009 23:48:20||nick911||Sapphire||Yes||HD5870||Accelero s1 R2||Yes (Minor Issue)||Sand down one ram sink to fit under the heat pipe||Idle:35 Load 55 (70F ambient) in ATI tool||952 Core 1375 Mem||Idle: Uknown Load:75|
|01/01/2010 10:46:21||battlenut||Sapphire||Yes||HD4870x2||ACCELERO EXTREME 4870 X 2||Yes (Minor Issue)||The little plastic knobs, on the crosses for the back of the GPU's. Needed sanded before they would allow the screws to go in properly.||35/39||60/86|
|04/02/2010 06:02:32||nathris||XFX||Yes||HD4870||Accelero Twin Turbo||Yes (Minor Issue)||You need to bend the fins on one of the memory sinks in order to fit it under the heatpipe, but it works.|
Also if you're not using a reference cooler with the stock memory/vrm plate you need the Thermalright VRM-R1/R2 in order to keep the VRMs under 120C.
|33/60 (60% fan)||850/1100 (1.35v)||63/80|
|10/02/2010 18:05:28||JSkater||HIS||Unknown||HD4870||Akasa Vortexx Neo||Yes (Minor Issue)||The cards I have are model H487FN1GP, which is a non-reference card that looks almost identical to the reference design. Strange, I know.|
The aluminum ramsink portion of the cooler needed to be trimmed to clear the row of capacitors to the right of the GPU. The stock VRM heatsink also needed to be shortened to fit under the cooler's fan. Cooler now fits great!
|Forgot to take before/after readings. *facepalm*|
|16/02/2010 19:52:01||theo.gr||Powercolor||No||HD5770||musashi||No||This is the POWERCOLOR PCS+ |
Since it has 1 DVI only there is no clearance issue and u can put almost any cooler u want.
|27/02/2010 21:08:38||bradyapba||Powercolor||Yes||HD5850||twin turbo pro||Yes (Did Not Fit)||had to trim 11 fins about 1 inch around the DVI port.||24/68||950/1250 so far||28/fail|
|03/03/2010 02:58:20||jr0c19||Diamond||Yes||HD4850||Thermaltake DuOrb||No||33/68||780/1120||60/shutdown|
|13/03/2010 23:42:35||NardoX||ASUS||Yes||HD5870||Thermalright T-Rad2 GTX+VRM-R4||No|
|30/03/2010 12:38:47||Valafar||Sapphire||Yes||HD5850||TR SpitFire & VRM-R4||Yes (Minor Issue)||To get the VRM-R4 to mount alongside the Thermalright Spitfire you will need to bend the heatpipes on the VRM-R4 back very carefully and pay close attention to the heatpipes. They will collapse very easily if your not careful. Do not use pliers on the heatpipes as you will crush them. pics are in this post http://www.overclock.net/ati-cooling/696855-thermalright-spitfire-vrm-r4-up-running.html||(Furmark10min) firstname.lastname@example.org||1050/1300||30core28vrm|
|13/04/2010 21:19:00||Photograph||Gigabyte||Unknown||HD5770||Accelero S1 Rev 2||Yes (Minor Issue)||Card Model: GV-R577UD-1GD rev1.0 in a two card CrossFire configuration.|
Stock spacer washers are 1-2mm too tall preventing heatsink from contacting GPU die. Fixed with shorter plastic washers. VRMs are very small and needed the stock AC heatsinks to be cut to size in order to fit nicely.
|31/51 (Crossfire)||950/1400||65/100 (Crossfire)|
|04/05/2010 03:02:56||chozandrias76||HIS||Yes||HD4870x2||XSPC Razor||Yes (Did Not Fit)||Even though HIS claimed that the card was refrence, the memory was mounted slightly higher than a regular refrence, therefore allowing no contact on the chipset.||105/175(crash)||N/A||50/100|
|05/05/2010 07:28:13||95BlackGA||Sapphire||Unknown||HD4870||Scythe Musashi||No||45/53||850/994||48/79|
|10/05/2010 06:10:01||Scaler||Sapphire||Yes||HD5970||Artic Cooling Accelero Xtreme 5970||No||34c/54c||752/1020||49c/72c|
|15/05/2010 06:30:22||Bacheezi||Powercolor||Yes||HD5870||Koolance VID-AR587||Yes (Did Not Fit)||42||28|
|15/05/2010 14:59:29||fashric||Gigabyte||Yes||HD5850||T-Rad and VRM R3||No||33/70||975/1175||43/85|
|19/05/2010 17:43:50||elson||Sapphire||Yes||HD5850||T-Rad2 GTX _+ VRM-4||No||I had to put a rubber stop between the VRM4 and the T-Rad2 at the end of the card because the fans would cause the fins to vibrate and hitting the VRM-4. It was just noisy is all.||900/1200|
|21/05/2010 10:35:51||KayDat||XFX||Yes||HD5870||Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 R2||Yes (Minor Issue)||Many people have issues with the bottom right ramsink getting in the way of a heatpipe. If you aren't afraid of buying extra parts, you can buy a pair of low profile Accelero Xtreme GTX 280 ramsinks from the AC webstore for a couple of dollars, under Spare Parts->VGA Cooler.|
You can get extra regular ramsinks and VRM sinks for cheap as well.
|21/06/2010 06:27:50||j0n3z3y||MSI||No||HD5770||Artic Accellero S1 Rev. 2||Yes (Did Not Fit)||Card: R5770 Hawk GPU spacers for the mounting bracket are too tall (1mm) for the R5770 (and probably other 5770's as well). |
Instead of trimming the factory spacers. I made some out of 1/8" silicone tubing allowing compression of the spacers for a firm heatsink base to gpu interface.
The mounting bracket also requires trimming to avoid contact (and shorting out) several SMT components. Most notably a large SMT capactitor on the lower right side (in reference to the PCI-E slot).
For use of the VRM heatsinks,the GPU VRM's must be cut in half for proper fitment. The ram VRM heatsinks must have two fins removed to make contact and avoid touching other components.
|not tested yet. reconfiguring case necessary because of heatsink interference w/ HDD's.||1005/1409 Mhz (core/mem)||40/53C 100% fan speed|
|05/08/2010 10:13:53||verbatim||Powercolor||Yes||HD5970||Acelero Extreme||Yes (Minor Issue)||Well there's major issues on forums saying that the screws shouldn't be tightened. I screwed my screws in very lightly all around and I worry Im loosing cooling power as it isnt tight enough. Thats all.||34/58|
|18/08/2010 12:55:25||mariomarlon||Powercolor||Yes||HD5850||zalman vf3000a/ thermlright vrm r4||No||Great combination with 2 cooler .My hd5850 OC 1000/1250 mem- msi kombustor (post procesing and Xtreme burning) core temp 75 celc. and Vram temp 60 celc on Gpu-z. ||38*C/65*C||1000/1250||65*C/95*C|
|21/08/2010 07:58:20||ChaChing||Sapphire||Yes||HD4850||AC Twin Turbo||Yes (Minor Issue)||1:-Heatsink Copper heat pipe interfere with a RAM sink.|
Bent 3 Ram sink fins a few mm away from heat pipe to fit.
2:-A SMD interfere with one VRM cooler to sit flush on a pair of VRMS
Cut out a small piece off the side of one of the VRM coolers around SMD to make VRM cooler sit flush.
3:-Thermal adhesive was weak and eventually all VRM coolers started to come away from VRMS
Removed factory thermal tape replaced with new stronger thermal tape.
4:-Fans did not work without use of software
Edited Original fan speed profile in GPU BIOS with RBE and flashed with ATiWinFlash
|83*C / |
|11/09/2010 13:32:09||Tommie||Sapphire||No||HD4870||Accellero Twin Turbo||Yes (Minor Issue)||Memory sinks did not stick too well.||40/75||820/900||40/90|
|14/10/2010 04:53:43||arclite||Sapphire||Yes||HD5850||Thermalright Spitfire+VRM-5||No||27/42||1000/1200||35/65|
|14/10/2010 04:55:58||arclite||Sapphire||Yes||HD5850||Zalman VF-3000A||No||takes up three slots, i have it as my #2 card, my number one card is cooled with spitfire/vrm-5||30/45||1000/1200||35/58|
|19/10/2010 19:29:20||rpsgc||Sapphire||Yes||HD5850||Gelid Icy Vision rev. 2||No||36/48||850/1200||56/78|
|22/10/2010 13:22:46||cps1974||XFX||Unknown||HD4870||Scythe Musashi||Yes (Minor Issue)||card model# HD-487A-YWFC|
some of the RAM heatsinks didnt stick that well but as the card sits flat in my case it's not a problem - imagine it would be major problem if the card sits sideways - you'd need to use thermal adhesive tape or other to secure some of these VRAM sinks
|50 celcius||tba||65 celsius|
|18/01/2011 00:45:43||audioxbliss||Sapphire||Yes||HD5870||Icy Vision||No|
|05/02/2011 09:45:58||CM690||XFX||Yes||HD5770||Thermalright v2 with Silverstone 80mm 3000rpm fan.||Yes (Minor Issue)||Was abit of hassle to get it on to be honest but once you remove the ram sink cover it will fit on fine. Great temps overall though!||30c/55c||900/1400||50c/90c|
|03/03/2011 19:02:11||CHez||XFX||No||HD5770||Scythe Setsugen 2||No||Idle 42C - 64C||925MHz-Core 1335MHz-Mem||Idle 53C - Load 85C|
|05/04/2011 08:30:03||mumyoryu||XFX||No||HD5850||Coolink Gfxchilla||Yes (Minor Issue)||Same situation as on my 4850 - the heatpipes blocked two of the memory chips so I had to use low-profile memory heatsinks (included w/ the Gfxchilla)||33/60||920/1130||45/70|
|27/05/2011 04:27:52||ht_addict||Gigabyte||Yes||HD6850||XSPC Rasa Universal GPU||Yes (Minor Issue)||Had an issue with the barbs on the GPU block interfering with the copper heatsinks on the memory. After I went with some extension fittings and angles connectors the problem was solved||35/48oC||930/1100||45/75-85oC|
|28/05/2011 03:01:25||Olepolecat||Sapphire||Yes||HD 6950 2GB||Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME Plus w/ VR001 Heatsinks||No||37/53||920/1400|
|17/06/2011 04:31:55||swiekekodok||HIS||Yes||HD4850||Thermaltake Duorb||No||37/56||650/1050||45/72|
|14/07/2011 16:00:27||0razor1||MSI||No||HD6850OC||AC Accelero s1 Rev. 2||No||MSI HD6850 PM2D1GD5/OC|
bought the VRM001 Heatsinks from HK and mounted them with the included thermal epoxy!
|19/07/2011 11:36:51||ManOwaRFreaK||XFX||No||HD6870||Gelid Solutions ICY VISION Rev.2||Yes (Minor Issue)||XFX Radeon HD6870 Black Edition. ICY VISION had clearance problems with SATA ports of the motherboard (Gigabyte GA-785GT-UD3H). I had to force SATA cables behind the cooler.||41 / 74||1020 / 5000||52 / 92|
|30/07/2011 03:09:04||mumyoryu||XFX||No||HD6850 (ZNFC)||Zalman VF1000||Yes (Minor Issue)||Didn't think stock fan would be enough to cool the 6850, rigged up a pair of 92mm panaflos on it controlled by the zalman fan-mate. Also, the VRM heatsink that came with the card was too tall, would make contact with the VF1000 so I had to remove it and add ramsinks to the VRMs.||38/64c (83F ambient, OCCT)||980/1200||40/80c (83F ambient, OCCT))|
|17/08/2011 17:04:07||xerb||Sapphire||Unknown||HD4870||Arctic Accelero Xtreme||No||33/40||850/1200||55/70|
|23/08/2011 03:04:20||mumyoryu||XFX||No||HD6850 (ZNFC)||SilenX IXG-80HA2||Yes (Minor Issue)||Could not fit heatsinks on 4/8 ram chips, heatsink sticks out in front of card about 45mm, makes it harder to remove PCI-e cable.||39/60c (82F ambient, OCCT)||970/1150|
|21/09/2011 07:01:22||mumyoryu||HIS||No||HD6850 (H685F1GD)||SilenX IXG-80HA2||Yes (Minor Issue)||Card layout is almost identical to the XFX card, so the same problems applied. 3/8 mem chips were blocked by the heatsink so I couldnt put chipsinks on them. VRM heatsink is tall, but luckily the fins of the VRM 'sink fit right in between the fins of the Silenx heatsink so I was able to mount it correctly (lucky!)||40c/65c (79f ambient, OCCT)||1010/1025 @ 1.3v||38c/80c (79f ambient, OCCT)|
|19/10/2011 11:03:45||Raephen||XFX||Yes||HD 6870 Dual fan||Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 Rev 2 + tie wraps + 2 case fans||Yes (Minor Issue)||A thing to keep in mind: Due to placement one of the RAM heatsinks might interfere/touch one of the heatpipes. Best to mod or replace it with a lower heatsink when installing.||37 / 70 (OC)||940 / 100||45 / 90 (stock clocks)|
|29/10/2011 07:52:16||Frogger4||MSI||Yes||HD6970||Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus II||Yes (Minor Issue)||The cooler fit on the card great - just the card + cooler + case was the problem. It just barely fits in my Antec 900, and with a ton of moving things around and re-running cables.||29/56||950/1400||39/82|
|03/02/2012 23:59:40||Lazy Bear||MSI||No||HD6950||EK FC6870 Acetal+Nickel||No||36C/53C||880MHz/1450MHz||42C/68C|
|05/02/2012 20:42:23||adamXatomic||XFX||Yes||HD 6850||Ultra U12 Carbon X4||No||When fans are converted to 2 pin to fit the VGA fan header it requires the fan speed to be set at 60% to spin. I converted them to 3 pin to run off fan controller.||32/55||940mhz/1150mhz||38/76|
|07/02/2012 03:11:47||tehsciz||VisionTek||Yes||HD6950||Swiftech Komodo 6900||No||OCed 39C Max||1000Core/1400Mem||Stock Speed ~50C idle/80C load on auto|
|28/02/2012 03:57:55||ihatelolcats||Sapphire||Unknown||HD6870||Accelero Twin Turbo PRO||Yes (Minor Issue)||it was the egg shaped stock cooler model, the only problem was the vram heatsink that fit under the heatpipes. had to cut each end so it would fit between capacitors. very simple||40/72 @ 25% fan||900/1050||45/75|
|13/09/2012 07:47:45||Zeus||Sapphire||Yes||HD6990||Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme 6990 Graphics Card Cooler||No||39c/64c||Stock||45c/91c|
|15/02/2013 01:23:46||manchina||MSI||HD7950||H60||Yes (Minor Issue)||Part of the bracket sticks out farther on one side than the other, just need to make sure this part isn't in the way of the PCIE clearance||40/65||1300/1565||30/50|
|01/03/2013 00:45:19||The_LAWNoob||XFX||No||HD7870||LAWNoob Custom||No||I just took off the casing and tied two 80mm fans onto it. No skills required.||30/60||1100/1400||30/80|