I have three non-reference 5870s that I absolutely hate. They are a dual-fan Gigabyte design (http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3430#ov
I cannot keep them cool. They are well spaced, and each have a delta fan blowing down on them. Cgminer tries to keep them at 75C. One runs the fan at 0%, one at 67% and the other one can't keep up at 85% (at stock clocks). I have tried reapplying thermal paste, etc.
The heatsink and fan assembly are attached to the card by four screws surrounding the GPU. Can I get aftermarket cooling solutions? I would love to get a "reference" type cooler.
Is there a standard mounting system? Or am I left in the dust because my card is non-reference?
I have the same card, agree, cooling is shitty.
80-84C on core (depends if the windows is open) with a 80mm fan laid on exhausting hot air up, fan @ 85%