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Aftermarket cooler for HD4870 !?

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by tzitzibp, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. tzitzibp

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    is that the Mushashi ?:confused:
     
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    Yes it is. I'm using one on my 4850 Toxic. Great cooler. And quiet. The only annoyance is the fan controllers wired onto the fans. They really just take up space.
     
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    thank you... I am really thinking about grabbing a couple of these toys and mess about with them!:toast:
     
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    Just be warned, the fins are prone to bend. But if you have the space, some beefier fans might be fun to play with. But in all honesty, I've not yet seen a reason to change mine.
     
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    thats good info, man! thanks again!
     
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    I would not buy one again. Probably the worst GPU cooler i have ever had. Very bad cooling capabilities on everything except the core.
    A few days back i refitted the stock Sapphire cooler that came with my HD4870.;)

    And if you still want one you can buy mine:p
     
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    Which cooler are you referring to?
     
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    well this puts things in a different prospective! pm me your price...
     
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    The Scythe Musashi.
     
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    Sorry to hear that. I know for myself it has improved all my temps dramatically, but then my card came with the Zalman VF-900.

    Just for the hell of it I just ran furmark with all fans on their lowest speed, and a second with just the Musashi's fans on high.

    All fans on low, max temp for the mem on gpu-z was 56 deg c, with all other temps lower.
    With the cooler's fans on high, the mem temps were 51 deg c. My ambient is 16 deg at the mo.

    Don't know if that's of any use to anybody.
     
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    i dont know if its been said, but the core on a 4870 isnt really that hot. the real stability killer is the vrm's. with alot of airflow ramsinks may keep the vrm's cool, but not with any oc'ing.

    here's a pic of mine-
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    By rangerone7669, shot with Photosmart M415 at 2008-11-12

    my card is not a very good overclocker it takes 1.36volts on the core for 100% stability. this screen cap i just took, while running 2 instances of silkroad online. its not a particularly advanced game, but 2 clients none the less. i even fired up a folding client to spike the temps.

    [​IMG]
    By rangerone7669 at 2009-04-21

    after adding the fan to my vrm area of the card, i've had zero problems out of it.

    moral of the story is, to keep your vrm's cool!!!
     
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    If i used the rear fan only, yes.

    What cooler is that?
     
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    Like previously said SCYTHE MUSHASI.
    To have a clue,i went from 55 idle on stock to 32 and from 100 load on furmark to 61 all based on my VMOD!So on a stock 4870 u should expect similar results IMO given the 2nd PCI E connector etc...
    Cheap effective and silent!
     
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    i cant find the musashi here in aus, its not for sale :(
     
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    Too bad man...Its only 30 euros here.And very easy to find.
    Very light package though so u could have it shipped there if u like!
     
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    i'll wait for it to turn up.

    My realtek onboard audio w/ kets X-fi mod actually sounds pretty decent over analogue, so i can wait for it to become available.
     
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    Actually, the mushashi can be found in Greece for about 26 euro.....

    so I might just give it a go!
     
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    Yep!Give it a go.Its worth it!
    But i only found it for 34 euros.Where did u see 26?
     
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    The vrm's do seem to be the problem. Also saw this with some aftermarket coolers for the older GTX 260's/280's. The best solution seemed to be using the copper chip coolers from Enzotech. They just had to trim about 3 mm off the pins. Hello Dremel.
     
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    Oxi!xaxaxa

    And by the way here r the screenies: 10 minutes of furmark max settings and temp stabilised!
     

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