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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by mab1376, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. mab1376

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    which brand do you think has the best air cooled 8800 cooler?

    Zalman, AC, Sparkle, Etc. ?!?!
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    If you were asking about a good cooler to cool it i could probably get you some but asking about air cooling is kinda werid.....?
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    Last time i checked only AC had something to show off when it came to 8800 Cooling solutions...
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    I don't know of anyone who has 8800 air cooling except the stock coolers... Try water?
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    that shit is passive... no thx
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    no it's not passive you need to buy a fan for it. I'm might however buy a smaller one than in this picture. I believe thats a Vantec Tornado

    [​IMG]
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    not if you put a fan on it (your're supposed to, thermalright just don't supply a fan, so you can choose the best for you)
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    That's retarded.
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    I disagree. It allows you to choose exactly what you want in a fan. If they made them for 2900s, I would consider one. But, if it was available for the 2900, but came with some crappy led fan, I wouldn't even consider it, because I would end up paying for a fan that I'm just gonna toss out.
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    precisely, thats why thermalright is the best air cooler manufacturer (among other reasons)
    ps: there's going to be a hr-03 plus for hd2900xt soob :)
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    In terms of aftermarket VS stock... the stock 8800 coolers aren't slack designs, but they can be considered aftermarket. Give it a nice lap and it will perform WAY better, change the thermal paste, it gets better. However the HR-03PLUS's design is very desperate in my opinion.
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    Why is it desperate compared to a 2900xt the 8800 gtx runs cool and neither of them seems to be effected in the least by the heat. That Thermalright design has been around for several years it was just updated for the 8800 gtx and soon one will be made for the 2900xt.
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    HD2900XT is even more desperate

    The Thermalright is desperate but still good. If AMD and nvidia spent a bit more and made their high ends 65nm, most of these heat problems would go away though.

    But look at the Accelero Extreme :laugh:, thats the only thing that will make the graphics card run cooler than stock for the HD2900XT
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    I just lapped and arctic silvered my 8800 gtx heatsink so we will test your idea. took Alot of AC5 to cover that giant GPU
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    Yeah the 8800GTX's heatsink gets better when lapped (well dont most of them :laugh:)
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    It not doing any better so far.
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    My case temps are fine. In fact even with the stock cooler it dumps some heat into your case.
    The cooler was installed upward so its quite near the exhaust fan,that sucks most of the hot air out,also i have a 250mm on the side door panel.And a 90 mm fan keeping the memory chips cool
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    Well unless you use ati artifacting tast it never heats over 71c but better cooling would be nice.

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