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Aftermarket Cooler for Radeon 7950 (MSI TF3 BE) ???

Hi, I'm from Australia and I was wondering what sort of aftermarket cooler I could buy to fit in my MSI TwinFrozr III (BE) HD 7950. Currently one of my fans doesn't work properly. It doesn't spin, until I set the fan speeds to 85%+, and it also spins for a second in boot up.

This card runs at 60-70 C while playing BF4 with 85% fan speed (both fans on). And with auto fan speeds (one fan functioning) it reaches 85 C. I have no overclock and it seems like it is running very hot even with 2 fans at 85% speed. Maybe it's the thermal compound, like a lot of people tend to have cooling problems with.

I have seen an Arctic triple fan cooler on ebay for like AU $85, but I can'f afford that. Any suggestions?

NOTE: Warranty is still available to claim, but I don't want to deal with their shitty waiting times, like some guy had to wait 6 months :/
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  1. Mr_Venbeer said:
    Hi, I'm from Australia and I was wondering what sort of aftermarket cooler I could buy to fit in my MSI TwinFrozr III (BE) HD 7950. Currently one of my fans doesn't work properly. It doesn't spin, until I set the fan speeds to 85%+, and it also spins for a second in boot up.

    This card runs at 60-70 C while playing BF4 with 85% fan speed (both fans on). And with auto fan speeds (one fan functioning) it reaches 85 C. I have no overclock and it seems like it is running very hot even with 2 fans at 85% speed. Maybe it's the thermal compound, like a lot of people tend to have cooling problems with.

    I have seen an Arctic triple fan cooler on ebay for like AU $85, but I can'f afford that. Any suggestions?

    NOTE: Warranty is still available to claim, but I don't want to deal with their shitty waiting times, like some guy had to wait 6 months :/


    I had a look on Ebay (UK here) and I found replacement fans for your card @ £22.99 HERE

    I had a look on Ebay.com.au and found these: HERE

    I would get a hold of replacement fans and fit those. It might be best to replace the Thermal compound while you are at it. Good luck!
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    I had a look on Ebay (UK here) and I found replacement fans for your card @ £22.99 HERE

    I had a look on Ebay.com.au and found these: HERE

    I would get a hold of replacement fans and fit those. It might be best to replace the Thermal compound while you are at it. Good luck!



    Well replacement fans will be the last and cheapest option. I would like a completely different and better heatsink with maybe 3 fans. Not a water cooling block
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    Mr_Venbeer said:
    Quote:
    I had a look on Ebay (UK here) and I found replacement fans for your card @ £22.99 HERE

    I had a look on Ebay.com.au and found these: HERE

    I would get a hold of replacement fans and fit those. It might be best to replace the Thermal compound while you are at it. Good luck!



    Well replacement fans will be the last and cheapest option. I would like a completely different and better heatsink with maybe 3 fans. Not a water cooling block


    Consider how long you plan on keeping this GPU. Will it be worth it upgrading it with a new heatsink setup if you intend to upgrade down the line? Also bare in mind that if the thing is overheating now, even if you replace the cooling solution, the heat damage might already be done to the card.
  4. Probably for another year or so. Next Christmas I'm planning on selling this PC and building a new rig. Although I need to make sure everything works perfectly, so I can sell this for a high price.
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