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Old 03-06-05, 06:32 PM   #7
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Default Re: Do I have a 5900xt or a 5900nu? (BIOS flashing)

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Originally Posted by Kama
My card already has memory heatsinks attached to it,
and I do not feel like trying to get them off so any heatsink which also covers the memory will be out of the question for me.

So the artic nv3 would be fine then ... although I am not sure if the current memory heatsinks will be in the way. No harm in trying ofcourse.
Also, are the mounting points for a heatsink the same on a 5900xt and a 5900nu board ... would you happen to know that by any chance? That is my main concern atm.

I finally found a picture of what my card looks like (apart from the color of the PCB): http://www.theinquirer.net/images/articles/CLUB591.jpg ( http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=13727 ).

and tnx for the help
Unfortunately as indicated in the Arctic Cooler link, their NV3 cooler appears to be large enough to cover both GPU and Memory chips. So no good to your requirement of wanting only a GPU cooler ?

http://www.arctic-cooling.com/vga2.p...&data=4&disc=#

And the 4 mounting points for the NV3 Cooler match the 4 holes (around the GPU chip) in your card, just as the 3 mounting points of the NV4 Cooler match exactly with 3 of the 4 holes in my FX5900nu card.
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