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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by bear jesus, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. bear jesus

    bear jesus New Member

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    I just finished chopping off part of my 6870's vrm, ram, support plate thingy (yes very technical description there :p) and it made me wonder what other people here are doing to keep their gpu cool and if anyone else is chopping things up :laugh:


    I just did the pencil memory voltage mod while i had the card apart and will be running an industrial ducting fan with ducting to it to see how far i can push the overclocks here are some bad webcam pre install pic's.

    The chunk i cut off
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    just begging for some industrial fan biased airflow :roll:
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    Now post some pictures of your cards and their cooling please :D
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    I have an intricate cooling solution consisting of a Rube Goldberg mechanism. It involves a monkey, a stack of bananas, a rubber belt, some pulleys and a fan. Unfortunately i have to change the bananas every few days because they go bad and start to stink. Once my monkey got sick and i had to blow the fan myself. Luckily it quickly got better and everything returned to normal.

    Even tho my solution is much more awesome, I like yours more because it takes a lot less space and you don't have a monkey screaming at you and throwing poop when it gets mad.
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    bear jesus New Member

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    :roll:Yea that's special alright... but where are the pictures? :p
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    monkey threw poop at camera probably :p

    BTW what do u mean by pencil memory voltage mod stuff?
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    The monkey is camera shy.

    Also one of the fan's mechanisms involves a concentrated beam of sterile neutrinos which, using a graviton field, triggers the stack of bananas. It's quite difficult to capture that with a traditional camera.
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    bear jesus New Member

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    :laugh: darn monkeys

    The pencil mod i mentioned is where you use a pencil to let more voltage past a resistor shown here for the 6870
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    You should post those pictures here Ghetto Mods :D
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I'll try and get some pics of my setup later, but the basic idea is that I have my GTX260 as my primary GPU & the GTS450 as PhysX, and a Corsair 120mm fan (stock one from my H50) pushing air in over them
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    :laugh: very good idea.
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    i dont have something different per se, but i do rock a VF1000 on my HD4850.

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    Crunching for Team TPU
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    bear jesus New Member

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    :D the vf1000 was awesome when it came out although tiny compared to whats available now *looks towards the thermalright shaman*

    Your vf1000 seams to have different shaped fins to mine or at least the top one, i assume they changed the design at some point.
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    On my rig i have 120mm fan siting next two my g.p.u. blowing air at it
    And iv toke the metel pci card plats out my p.c case for air flow near my g.p.u.
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    Early efforts from long ago with two 110cfm fans... :laugh:


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    Nowadays the cards are so powerful I find little need to even overclock them for gaming purposes. :)
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    I cut the stock vrm/ram heatsink on my 470 to fit around the icy vision, then I stuck the vrm/ram sinks that came with the kit on top just to make it more badass. Can see the little ones in between there.
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    Cooled my cards with all sorts.

    Alpenf├│hn Heidi on xfx 5770
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    Twin turbo on hd 3850,
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    HR-03 plus on HD3870, my 3870 screamed with this cooling it, got huge overclocks : ]
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    And Neo vortex on 3850
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    T-rad2 on 3850, I fitted this cooler to a lot more cards, was brilliant, hence passive 3850 fully overclocked with lower load temps than stock cooler
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    HD 3650 AGP on self-made water cooler in my other/old PC. Yes I know - Cable management is awful :eek:

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    accelero S1 with 140mm fan


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    How about a 3400rpm Delta 113cfm fan hovering above a cluster of Fermi cards?

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    Radeon HD3850 + Zalman VF900-CU

    Perfect silence and great cooling @ min speed

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    I just have a Zalman VF1000 on one 4850, and hacked apart the factory (single slot) cooler to cool the ram/VRMs. On my other 4850, I have an non-reference MSI 4890 cooler attached to it. Works like a charm. Sorry, no pics yet, I am not at home, on my phone ATM. (love my droid x). I will post pics when I get back to the house.
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i get dead silence too :D love it.


    the only noise in my system is the PSU fan and the hard drives, and they're both fairly quiet (but definitely not silent)
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    my 3850 had one of those on, I took it off because performance was to low and noise to high lol
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    bear jesus New Member

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    :D So many awesome setup's
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    Accelero Twin Turbo on HD4850.
    Very satisfactory cooling bar the poor thermal adhesive and slight modding i had to do to a VRM and RAM cooler.
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    Hey LAN, how are the temps with the Icy Vision? I thought about picking up the Zalman VF3000F from Directron.com, but would like a cheaper alternative.

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