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What would you put on your X1950XT?


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I have a sapphire X1950XT with a horrible stock fan/heatsink. It can get into the 90s and if I turn the thing up, it runs at around 5000RPM and sounds like a dustbuster. I'm going to get a new fan. I'm not going to go liquid, simply because I don't feel like spending that much. Any suggestions?
 
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acceleo x2 now supports 1950 cards
 

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my buddies card uses that cooler....only drawback i see w/it is the air blows into your mobo!
 
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my buddies card uses that cooler....only drawback i see w/it is the air blows into your mobo!
Um......hmm. I wonder if there is any way to fix that outside of designing some sort of tube...
 
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Does your card have the same fan issues as the x1950 pro where the fan doesnt hit 100% till >90c? If your fan is running full speed then find a new heatsink. If the fan isnt running full speed then use a utility like ATItraytools to make it run 100% by 65c
 
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Does your card have the same fan issues as the x1950 pro where the fan doesnt hit 100% till >90c? If your fan is running full speed then find a new heatsink. If the fan isnt running full speed then use a utility like ATItraytools to make it run 100% by 65c
ATItraytools causes crashes with this card for some reason. 100% = ~5000RPM = Dustbuster like I said in the first post. With the card in dustbuster mode, the temps do go down, but it is louder than any computer related fan I have ever heard.
 

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VF900cu.
 
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ATItraytools causes crashes with this card for some reason. 100% = ~5000RPM = Dustbuster like I said in the first post. With the card in dustbuster mode, the temps do go down, but it is louder than any computer related fan I have ever heard.
:slap: Sorry I didnt know how fast those fans ran. I guess now that I think about it yeh, 5000 is hauling.
 
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I like that one too, but it says X1900, not X1950 for the one one newegg. Any newer versions out there or does this one actually support X1950 series cards? Then again, I wonder if the X1950XT has the same cooling setup as the XTX. It looks like a cooler from an X1900 card...
 
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I like that one too, but it says X1900, not X1950 for the one one newegg. Any newer versions out there or does this one actually support X1950 series cards? Then again, I wonder if the X1950XT has the same cooling setup as the XTX. It looks like a cooler from an X1900 card...
The Accelero X2 was updated to support X1950Pro
The X1950XT PCB is very similar (if not identical) to the X1900series that it was long supported:D
AND yes! That cooler on your X1950XT is the same thing on the X1900XT/XTX.
 
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The Accelero X2 was updated to support X1950Pro
The X1950XT PCB is very similar (if not identical) to the X1900series that it was long supported:D
AND yes! That cooler on your X1950XT is the same thing on the X1900XT/XTX.
I don't want the X2 because I don't want hot air blown over my motherboard. The Zalman is certainly a possibility though. I was thinking about putting that fan on my x800GTO at one point. I didn't because it's an R430, it wasn't terribly hot and a better fan wasn't going to help my overclocking.
 
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I don't want the X2 because I don't want hot air blown over my motherboard. The Zalman is certainly a possibility though. I was thinking about putting that fan on my x800GTO at one point. I didn't because it's an R430, it wasn't terribly hot and a better fan wasn't going to help my overclocking.
So you rather have hot air blown over your card with the Zalman:respect:
 
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Had both Zalmon vf900 and Arctic Cooler both are good but the Accelerox2 is silent the vf900 is almost silent and has a fan controller. In my opinion the Arctic cooler is a little better, but The Zalman is very good too. Both make fantastic products and if your case has good ventilation it really doesn't matter where the fan blows. I can comment on this since Ive had both you can't go wrong with either. Also remember Zalman makes works of art that cool fantastic but Arctic Cooler is dedicated to making great cooling products that are inexpensive and it shows in this case the Zalman is beautiful but cost alot, the Arctic cooler is cheaper and looks less attractive.
 
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Had both Zalmon vf900 and Arctic Cooler both are good but the Accelerox2 is silent the vf900 is almost silent and has a fan controller. In my opinion the Arctic cooler is a little better, but The Zalman is very good too. Both make fantastic products and if your case has good ventilation it really doesn't matter where the fan blows. I can comment on this since Ive had both you can't go wrong with either. Also remember Zalman makes works of art that cool fantastic but Arctic Cooler is dedicated to making great cooling products that are inexpensive and it shows in this case the Zalman is beautiful but cost alot, the Arctic cooler is cheaper and looks less attractive.
My case has very good ventilation. It's an armor with the 25cm fan. This is a tough decision.
 
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well no one mentioned that the x2 cools the gpu the ram and the voltage regulators and the zalman only cools the gpu and the cooling system on the x2 is hella larger and has heat pipes
image provided from wizz's review
 

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Arctic cooler IMHO

Uber silent
Keeps temps cool
Cant go wrong :D
 
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well no one mentioned that the x2 cools the gpu the ram and the voltage regulators and the zalman only cools the gpu and the cooling system on the x2 is hella larger and has heat pipes
image provided from wizz's review
That looks like it would barely miss that 25cm fan.
 

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well no one mentioned that the x2 cools the gpu the ram and the voltage regulators and the zalman only cools the gpu and the cooling system on the x2 is hella larger and has heat pipes
image provided from wizz's review
The Zalman does cool the RAM as it comes with ramsinks, the fan cools them as the air blows through the heatsink fins. The same goes for the voltage regulators. ;)
 

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Anyone of you knows, if there is an aftermarket soultion for the X1950 XT which delivers the hot air outside the case?
 
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