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  1. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    just a quickie,

    is a zalman vf700-cu good enuff for a x1950 pro?

    thanks.

    btw the card is pretty good stock,all games 1280x1024 maxxed ran fine,but what are these like for oc'ing?
     
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    Well the that cooler did OK on my X800XT. I bet it would do OK for the x1950pro.

    My advice

    Get a cheap water cooling kit for it:) It will perform better.
     
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    I owned a x1950pro and had a VF700-Cu on it.....worked fine....load was in the 50's i believe. Be sure to cool your VRM's though, i didnt and it broke.
     
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    I've heard the VF700 cools that GPU fine. As far as OC-ing goes, it's kind of touch and go. Generally the GPU is good for 621MHZ (some get higher though), the memory can generally go anywhere from 730-800+. Keeping the VRM's cool is very important on these cards. And also since you have the 512MB version, you may want to check Ketxxx's x1950pro Bios Flash thread in this section, he's been tweaking and tuning away and has gotten better performance out of those cards.

    I'm glad that your x1950 is treating you well! :toast:
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If you want to oc it I would say no.
     
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    It should be enough for stock and probably a decent OC with no extra voltage. These cores get incredibly hot with extra voltage compared to stock. It hits 70c full load after about an hour with the fan at 100%, while I had to turn the fan down to 10% at stock volts to even reach 70c. Expect around 621-632 core with stock volts.
     
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    Personally I had the VF900 on mine and the only thing I would say could possibly be a problem with the addition of either version, would be cooling on the pulse chips.....look in TK's 19xx/29xx owners club. A lot of fellas already did what you are asking.

    If you are not having an issue with pulse chip temps ....GO FOR IT.....you will love the temps!

    As far as what you can get out of an OC...really depends....I could bearly push my Powercolor extreem at all...even with a Vcore mod. Then again there are some guys here that got great numbers.
     
  10. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    thanks for all the replies guys.the temp is about low 40's with the cooler on,idle.not sure abot load temps tho'.thats stock,not tried clocking it yet really,and i will keep my eye on the reg temps.

    that russian certainly got nice clocks from his card.
     

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