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what is the best graphics card cooler?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by nick_lerwill, 6 Jul 2006.

  1. nick_lerwill

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    my graphics card does not have a fan and is only heatsink which is causing my case to overheat what is the best cooler on the market at the moment?


    cheers
    Nick
     
  2. PinkFloyd

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    Zalman VF900.
    End of discussion. :p
     
  3. pastymuncher

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    One of the arctic cooling silencer models would be a good one to get as they exhaust the hot air out of the case. I have a Zalman VF 700-CU on one card and a AC Nvidia silencer on the other so i am not biased one way or the other. Both give roughly the same temps and are both very quiet. I have found though that the Zalman (and also my SI-120) just disturbs the airflow in my case.
     
  4. Raikiri

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    the VF900CU is the absolute best, but I just got the Mr. Freeze (made by point of view) for £7 from a competitor and it cools a 7800GT with ease while being quiet :)
     
  5. PinkFloyd

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    It depends what card you have really. On some cards I'd swing over from the VF900 camp to getting one of the old style artic silencers that blow the air out of the back. Because if you look hard they can be had really cheap now
     
  6. Gibbs

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    Zalman VF900 is a great cooler. Mine is on a 6800 Ultra and cools that sucker nicely
     
  7. King_Boru

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    VF900!
     
  8. nick_lerwill

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    ok cool well i have an nVIDIA GeForce 6200 (AGP) will they work on my graphics card?
     
  9. Raikiri

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    I'm not sure, do they have the PCI-e/AGP bridge chip? If so I don't think so... also the cooler is worth more than the card :p
     
  10. King_Boru

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    volt mod the 6200 agp when you have the new cooler on it. you will be able to get some insane clocks of it.
     
  11. nick_lerwill

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    yea thats bull and btw i'm not a geek i spend my money on other things lol
     
  12. nick_lerwill

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    so is it compatible?
     
  13. Raikiri

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    Whats bull? if you are talking about volt modding the card and overclocking - you're wrong (volt modding is also free, and you are spending money on a new cooler...)

    If you mean the cooler (vf900) being worth more tha the card, wrong again :p

    http://www.zalman.co.kr/ Specs are on there, doesnt look like it
     
  14. King_Boru

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    Wow, two harsh comments in one sentence.

    But anyway, after looking at the Zalman website both the VF700 and VF900 are not compatible with the 6200. However, I am pretty sure you could mount an 80mm fan on the large heatsink of the 6200? Give it a try as this will certainly open up new doors in overcloking.

    King.
     
  15. doddsy

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    zalman are pretty good and silent!
     
  16. King_Boru

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    you might want to change your signature, it is way too big. read the rules before a mod catches you ;)
     
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