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good news for 9600 Np owners


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Feb 14, 2005
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This my true story
i have 9600 NP (sapphire) 325/400 and with passive heat sink
i run ati tool and it's only reach 416/500 max core clock
to prove my max core, then i think to attach additional heat sink and fan.
It's simple way and also cheap
I buy an allumunium heat sink (flat) and fan not from the computer shop
but from electronic parts shop the reason is more cheapest
And don't forget buy a sillica grease (thermal paste) it will increase condutivity between the original vga heat sink and additional sink that we attach onto it.
In my work new sink attached upper the original vga sink, and the fan attached upper the new sink.
And i tight them all. (depend on your design and vga card you have)
I take the voltage for fan, from the casing voltage (make it paralel)
Last check, make the new sink have a good conductivity to absorp calor from the original sink. And the fan run properly
Then put it back to agp slot
Running the computer open the ati tool and try find max mem core and GPU core
My result increased up and reach 460/580 max core :eek:
But the stabil core is 450/520


Try it with your own risk
(I hadn't picturize of my project,yet. but latter i'll attached it if i got one)
Nov 5, 2004
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Belgium, Leuven
Processor I7-6700
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Pro4S
Cooling 2*120mm
Memory G.Skill D416GB 3200-14 Trident Z K2 GSK
Video Card(s) Rx480 Sapphire
Storage SSD Samsung 256GB 850 pro + bunch of TB
Case Antec
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Z
Power Supply be quit 900W
Mouse Logitech G5
Keyboard Logitech G11
So the basic is that you used 2 heatsinks.
1flat as a base, and a tower with FAN on as second.

not bad

pls post some pics:)