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Best cooling options for ATI HD 2900PRO

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by digitalhater, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. digitalhater New Member

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    This thread should contain the best cooling options for the 2900 PRO card as I think is getting real hot sometimes but feel free to add other cooling options for other ATI or nVIDIA GPU's.
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    By the way, is it normal to have 63C temp on idle on a 2900PRO ? something I should worry about?
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    At stock speeds? Um, yeah that's kinda toasty!

    Most would go with either the Thermalright HR-03 R600 for air and the Danger Den DD2900 for water.

    Both kick much arse!

    Enjoy!
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    HR-03 R600 Is very nice. Have one dropped it 10-12C
    Got it here:
    Frozencpu
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    Better case airflow and a better PSU would help.
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    And what should I do about it? except gettin a new cooler for now?

    I have the 8 pin and the 6 pin in the GPU and I'm readin the themp on CCC....
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    Do one loses warranty if changes the stock cooler?
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    If you try to RMA it with an aftermarket cooler, yes. But if you remove it, store it, and put it back on to RMA, how would they know? (there aren't any seals on the stock HSF)
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    So what is your case fan setup?
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    You are horribly CPU bottle necked if you are indeed running an opteron at 2.2ghz. At 2.8 I occasionally bottleneck my x1800 even, overclock that cpu!

    For the cooler, get a HR-03-R600, a low speed 92mm fan, remove all pci slot covers and mount a 80mm fan blowing out the rear of the case. That will lower temps by at least 10-20 c idle and maybe 15c load.
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