HD4870X2 aftermarket coolers?

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HD4870X2 aftermarket coolers?

Post by shleepy » Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:47 am

I got my HD4870X2 installed, and this thing gets LOOOUD. Surprisingly enough, it's not whinny like a small fan, but rather sounds like 6 mediocre 120mm fans... that are sitting on top of a jet engine.

Considering that it's a 2-GPU video card, what are the chances of a quieter aftermarket cooler appearing for it any time soon? Or maybe there are some already?

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Post by thejamppa » Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:05 am

There are none yet for 4870 x 2 but considering that its selling fast, you'll get soon at least water blocks for it. After market coolers for x2-series are pretty problematic for the design as it needs two base etc.

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Post by FartingBob » Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:51 am

So far the 2 GPU cards haven't sold that well so no aftermarket coolers are made outside of a few expensive waterblocks. However the 4870X2 is certainly more popular than previous models, so maybe we'll see an aftermarket aircooling solution down the line, although it wont happen straight away. Thats the price you have to pay for being on the bleeding edge.

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Hoping for the same thing

Post by boe » Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:59 am

I'll probably build a new PC in December. I'd love to put in a 4870X2 with a super silent cooler on board. With my 8800 GT I got lucky because it came with a very nice quiet cooler already on board so I didn't have to do any work and the MSI card with a nice pipe cooler was comparable in price to one with a loud stock cooler.

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Post by shleepy » Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:57 pm

Wanted to check up on this thread... any news? Maybe someone's done some ghetto modding successfully?

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Post by boe » Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:42 am

AUUGHHG - I was really hoping there might be something anounced by now!

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Post by ZzZ_Guy » Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:38 pm

This is why I crossfired two 4870 turobs. I know that down the road I can use water cooling on them if I wish to, the 4870 X2 is iffy at best.

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Post by boe » Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:19 am

ZzZ_Guy wrote:This is why I crossfired two 4870 turobs. I know that down the road I can use water cooling on them if I wish to, the 4870 X2 is iffy at best.
Doesn't do me much good if I want to crossfire to 4870x2's.

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I contacted artic cooling about the Accelero TWIN TURBO

Post by boe » Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:50 am

I was hoping they could shed some light on if they would consider a unit for the 4870x2 but haven't heard back since I sent it to them last week. I'm also curious about the issues with the memory cooling on the 4870 reported by people with the Accelero TWIN TURBO. info@arctic-cooling.com http://www.arctic-cooling.com/contact.php

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Re: I contacted artic cooling about the Accelero TWIN TURBO

Post by boe » Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:32 am

boe wrote:I was hoping they could shed some light on if they would consider a unit for the 4870x2 but haven't heard back since I sent it to them last week. I'm also curious about the issues with the memory cooling on the 4870 reported by people with the Accelero TWIN TURBO. info@arctic-cooling.com http://www.arctic-cooling.com/contact.php
I just got a response!!!

Thank you for your interest in Arctic Cooling product.



We were working on the new cooler for 4870X2, it is expected to be available in the market in early February 2009

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Post by trandy1001 » Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:00 pm

I found something on the thermalright website where somebody used some variant of the HR-03 cooler and the V2 both on the same HD4870 X2 card. Looks like that might work in the mean time.

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Post by Mats » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:20 pm

Accelero XTREME 4870X2
Main features

• Extreme cooling performance up to 320 Watts
• 3 ultra quiet 92mm PWM fans with low noise impeller
• Efficient heat dissipation via 8 heatpipes
• Patented fan holder eliminates the buzzing sounds
• RAM and voltage regulator cooling
• Pre-applied MX-2
• Crossfire compatible

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Post by samuelmorris » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:37 am

Wow, thanks for posting. As a dual 4870X2 owner, finding a crossfire compatible solution is welcome :)

Tests are a little biased though, the stock cooler does not reach 96 celsius with the fan at 2600rpm unless there is another card next to it or it's in a pretty naff case.

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