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Zalman VF700cu controllable?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Zephyrus, 2 Feb 2006.

  1. Zephyrus


    Joined: 12 Oct 2005

    Posts: 518

    Location: Scotland

    Just installed the cooler in title on my graphics card, what i'm wondering is if the power lead from it can be connected to the card in the same way as the stock cooler was so that i can control the speeds via Ati Tray. All i can find are instructions to connect to power supply for normal and silent mode which would be fine but i want to tinker :p


    [Edit - on normal mode does it run at it's max speed? if so makes me think its not worth trying to use Ati Tray to change speeds as its very quiet at the moment on normal mode compared to the stock one at 50%. Temps seem about the same under load and about 4C lower at idle.]
    Last edited: 2 Feb 2006
  2. UOcUK Poopscoop


    Joined: 7 Dec 2002

    Posts: 4,470

    Location: Kent

    Just put it on normal mode as you say, it is still damned quite. :)
  3. Goksly


    Joined: 5 Mar 2003

    Posts: 10,592

    Location: Nottingham

    My old card was.... required the connector to be cut off and swapped for the default coolers one. simple solder jobbie though.
  4. Zephyrus


    Joined: 12 Oct 2005

    Posts: 518

    Location: Scotland

    Should never have bought the damn cooler. Got a nexus 120mm fan for the front of the case and an arctic 64 cpu cooler at the same time. All getting these things have done is make me need to replace the rear case fan as it's now the noisiest :(

    where does it end? :D

  5. King_Boru

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jan 2005

    Posts: 2,356

    Location: Canada

    I just have it running on normal mode. didnt bother using the fanmate either, wires are too messy. plugged the 3pin into one of the motherboard headers. cools fantastically, dont know what volts it wil be running at but I would think 12v via the motherboard fan header.
  6. JonnyGLC


    Joined: 7 Oct 2004

    Posts: 3,117

    Location: Manchester

    I've got it running at 5v on my X1800 XL, i've got no problems with the fan speed and the fact that it's not so much adjustable. If i feel like giving my card a bashing, then i'll simply plug the card into one of the 12v plugs :)