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summer here ! GTO 2 dying...COOLING advises !

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by asd1301, 8 May 2006.

  1. asd1301

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 Oct 2005

    Posts: 190

    i hit 69 C degrees ! and at NIGHT ! + artifacts
    so ...
    time for a cooling devise i think :(
    the question is ! what's better...and what's more quiet at 100% fan work

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    same price...so i can live with it ...
    what do u think ?

    abou the vf-700 ....can i use it for future NVIDIA or ATI graphic cards ?? ...cos if soo ...i think i made my choise already .


    oh ...and should i change the cooling myself or let some technician do it for me ?

    10x
     
    Last edited: 8 May 2006
  2. semi-pro waster

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    Location: Glasgow

    I'm afraid that you can't link to other stores but I'd advise the Zalman over the Arctic Cooler. It is better in terms of cooling ability and the Arctic Coolers feel cheap in comparison. They aren't all that difficult to fit, a bit of care is needed but nothing too complex.
     
  3. asd1301

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    Joined: 31 Oct 2005

    Posts: 190

    hmmm

    mmm ok ...sorry first ...second it's a hebrew site of a store in ISRAEL sooo ...:) no 1 will even know how to read it :)

    u wrote your answer 2 sec after i EDITED the message :p

    the real question is

    " abou the vf-700 ....can i use it for future NVIDIA or ATI graphic cards ?? ...cos if soo ...i think i made my choise already "
    ?
     
  4. Vegeta

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    Joined: 6 Nov 2004

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    Yes simply :D, get a vf900 though its a lot better.
     
  5. asd1301

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    hmmm

    dude the 900 cost more 27$ here.. than the aluminiam VF 700 :(

    and what's "aloooooot better" ?
    1...2...3...less degrees ?
    for me it's not much of a difference

    but if u say to me now that the ZALMAN COLLINGS ...vf 700 \ 900 ...
    will FIT any card from NVIDIA or ATI i'll purchase in the future ....
    so more 27$ is ok i guess ... :rolleyes:
     
  6. Vegeta

    Soldato

    Joined: 6 Nov 2004

    Posts: 5,762

    1/2/3 degrees? No its a lot better than that, fi your going to buy it to keep for future upgrades why buy the lowest spec as cards tend to get hotter, get the top spec and it will last ages.
     
  7. tickle me elmo

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    Joined: 11 Nov 2005

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    artifacts at only 69c ?? you must have overclocked that quite far ?
     
  8. asd1301

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    Joined: 31 Oct 2005

    Posts: 190

    noap ...

    oc is ok ...
    max 535 \ 590

    now i'm on 525 580
    it's ok

    but the vf900 have more DB \ louder .
    ok i'll order it ...vf 700 can get today . the vf 900(need to order) .. 2 to 3 weeks :(

    btw wanted to ask u .....
    if i have a hot CASE ...should i buy zalman "AL(aluminium) CU " or the "CU"
    ?
    10x .
     
  9. locutus12

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    dont bother ordering it, temps up to 80oC are fine on this card, i had one for a long time and clocked it too (im also the guy who wrote the bios mod for it). average OC for this card is 530 GPU 580mem if your getting artifacts at 69oC which is a perfectly normal temperature then youve clocked it to far and no ammount of cooling will help that.
     
  10. asd1301

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    Joined: 31 Oct 2005

    Posts: 190

    hmmmmm

    so if 69 degree is fine ........
    so do i even NEED a 40$ VF 900 cooler ??? :rolleyes:

    and what's the differences in c degrees between the 700 and the 900 ?

    10x .
    locutus12 ..ohh.. so ** the guy who rocked my world and made my GTO fly from 4200 to 6300 3Dmark 05 !!!
     
  11. locutus12

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    that be me :D no im afraid you wont get it much cooler than it is right now, i mean your welcome to try, but i dont think personally that it will make much of a difference if you use a zalman.
     
  12. asd1301

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    Joined: 31 Oct 2005

    Posts: 190

    hmmmmm

    so if graphic cards made to be working at 60+ C
    so why ppl still buy those COOLINGS ?

    so even if i buy it i won't be able to OC more ? ...
     
  13. semi-pro waster

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    Sometimes it will help with overclocking by lowering temperatures but in many cases it also reduces the noise that the cooling produces which is even more highly valued by some people.
     
  14. asd1301

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    Joined: 31 Oct 2005

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    hmmm...

    :eek: well i'll save my money then
    i'll buy the vf 700 ...half price here at my store ...(23$)
    about the 900.. i donno why... but it's 46$
    i'll buy it just for the noise i guess ..it's something too .
    btw ....
    if i have hot CASE ... i should buy the Aluminium VF 700 , right ? cos ...heat , heat the metal .
    oh and 1 more thing
    how do i clean the old thermic cream ? how much do i put from my MX1 i got on that GPU ? half centimeter? ...and just press it with the cooling ?
    so many questions soo little time ...
    1 more :)
    in the future use ...when i'll sell my GTO2 (when hell freeze) will it be easy to TEAR those memory cooling sticky sticks ? and how do i even STICK them back again (on a new card) :) ?

    think i'll buy it next tuesday when i'll be at the store area


    10x all .
     
    Last edited: 13 May 2006