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A little mod on 1900xtx decrease temp by 5C

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For awhile I've been thinking of getting the ZALMAN VF900 for my ATI 1900xtx, however I haven't been able to justify the money for the fan, there is always something else that comes before it.

Today I was bored with nothing to do, I decided to do some tweaking to the 1900xtx, to see if it would make any difference in temp.

They say a picture says 1000 words, here are the pics below of what I did to the 1900xtx.

With the stock cooler Fan Operating @50% under 48C, and 100% at over 55C
Temp was:
Idle: 47C
Load: 3Dmark06@68C, Playing NFS Carbon@70C

After the mods with the same fan speeds as above:
Idle: 45C
Load: 3Dmark06@63C, Playing NFS Carbon@65C

Well......overall not spectacular results, but a difference of 5C it's quite impressive, specially something that didn't cost me anything, and it only took 30 minutes to put together

What do you guys think???
 

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#2
very nice if it drops the temps then its great and 5c is a good drop i say good job :)
 

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oooooo very nice! You just inspired me to something... :p Perhaps I'll steal your idea XD

But now your card takes up like 2 extra PCI slots, doesn't it? >_>
 
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Video Card(s) Ati 1900XTX, OC to 688/792
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Case Thermaltake Armor
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#4
Still enough room for another vga or any other card.