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8800GT cooler upgrade mini-log

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by xBruce88x, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. xBruce88x

    xBruce88x

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    stopped by TigerDirect asking about a job today and picked up a gpu cooler while i was there, it was only $16 :)

    the before temps... in an air conditioned room 68-70ish def F.

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    and the new cooler

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    The gpu before the new cooler installed in my PC.

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    I'll post more pics when i'm done! :)
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    Those before temps aren't bad at all is single slot?
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    Yea its a single slot, wait till you see the "after" temps. My main reason for doing this is so i could turn down my a/c unit lol. save a little on power.

    Here's some more box shots... this one shows the specs and what's inside.

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    A side shot, some features and a typo...
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    Not much else for the rest of the box, onto the cooler... out of the packaging

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    without the fans...

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    and the bottom...

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    Standing up...

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    the hardware...

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    And now for the GPU, a single slot OEM 8800GT 512MB that I had to bake in the oven last year to revive it.

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    after removing all of those screws and some gentle prying, I got the cooler off.

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    Any old high end card with a single slot cooler is a no no in my mind! XD
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    more pics to come...
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    Bruce have you heard of print screen on the keyboard?

    And paste it in paint ?

    Also are you going to mod the card ?

    I need to mod mine but on the stock cooler its not a good idea lol
  7. xBruce88x

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    just gonna overclock a little, to 733 core, 933mem, 1750 shaders. yea i know about prnt scrn, just figured what the heck since i was taking other pics lol. i wish there was an app for uploading images to TPU from an android phone.

    Got the gpu all cleaned up and put some heatsinks on the memory and vrms.

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    had to remove a few due to clearance and placed thermal pads instead (they contact the base of the cooler) and put the thermal paste on... some of these heatsinks ended up falling off though... they don't stay on very well. I'm sure the fans will keep stuff cool though.

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    Actually I use TPU Capture for that... dunno what i was thinking when i took the first pic tbh
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    And the cooler installed...

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    Wasn't much to that part, just 4 screws pretty much, and some pad thingys.

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    Installed in the case... this thing is a beast! 3 slots!

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    Well I've had the comp powered on and running Folding @ Home for a while now... about to upload some screen shots. The "Max Temp" with the stock cooler was recorded while running Folding @ Home. I think you'll be impressed by the results. :cool:

    Alright here are the results!

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    That's a difference of 47 degrees F! Not bad for $16. I kept the clocks at 700, 925, 1733. Any benchmarks I should run?
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    nope actually looks as it good like a Arctic Cooling cooler ^^
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    It looks like it wants to be modded :)

    If I remember its like 1.2-1.25v to run 800 core on air... As1 air cooler
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    PM me your address and I'll send you a little thermal tape to use on those small heatsinks- it will make sure they will not fall off. That is if you feel its necessary and worth taking it back apart.
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    To me it looks better than my Geforce 9800GT with the Artic Cooling S1 rev.2 in my other rig. That Ultra VGA cooler looks great on that 8800GT.

    By the way this Ultra VGA cooler looks kinda the same as the Xigmatek BiFrost VD1065 HDT VGA Cooler: http://www.xigmatek.com/product.php?productid=124

    Perhaps a re-brand?
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    Futuremark Vantage. That'll get things cooking
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    higher oc :)
    750 should be very easy
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    nice work
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    Very nice results, the after temps are with teh Ac off?
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    :roll:

    You took a picture of the monitor.
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    Yea Frick, i know... :eek:

    taking it back apart won't be too bad, 4 screw things and its done lol. PM Sent. I'm more worried about the VRMs than the ram TBH. :toast:

    800mhz eh? well it is a 65nm part not 90nm like the other 8xxx series so I guess it wouldn't be an issue. That should boost PPD a bit too! :D How would I go about modding the voltage and how would I figure out its power usage at that setting? I haven't really modded video cards much aside from cooling.

    Thanks! :toast:
    It definitely looks like it... I got a feeling all the "ultra" branded stuff are re-brands.

    I'll post back after I run it. :cool:
    EDIT: Here's vantage...

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    Not off but turned down. Before I'd keep it on until my case temps reached around 68F, now my case temp is around 80F. I would turn it off... but my room gets pretty toasty... the sun beams on my window from sunrise to about 3-4pm or so lol
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    up the clocks! :p
    My 9800gt green cards would REALLY heat up, stock cooling was like 86C
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    damn that's getting pretty toasty...

    well i bumped the core speed to 733 and shaders to 1800mhz. I'll leave it there for now since i don't know the stock voltage and its my only decent gpu... right now folding@home seems ok with it. I'll run benchmarks later
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    have you tryed ocing the mem ?

    but 733 is about the max for stock volts
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    Nice find for $16.
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    you can get more than that easily if they are cooled right :)
    760 core was my limit on my 8800gt
    Unlink the shader to push more :)
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    Nice cooler - I there is infact a company in China that makes the exact same cooler. I think Panther (the non-moderater one) bought one for one of his 5870s or something from a seller on ebay.

    the coolers are exactly identical.

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    Here it is. The manufacturer/seller is called She-in and heres the cooler

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