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Keep stock MSI cooler or use Zalman VF900?

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  1. spencer22l New Member

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    I just bought MSI 4830 OC a few days ago and it's great
    even after ocing to 735/1140 temps are around 52 when playing Crysis Warhead.

    My old 8600gts got VF900 on it and I was wondering if I should change the stock MSI cooler with VF900 because I heard VF900 is pretty good.
    But I also heard that MSI stock cooler is also pretty good. :)

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    That's my VF900 with weird RAMsinks right? (those silver thing)

    And this is my MSI cooler
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    That's hard.. I would imagine the VF900 doing better but I honestly can't say. Try it out :)
     
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    Try the vf900, might perform better as it has heatpipes and is copper. If not then you can always change it back.
     
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    if u can, then why not ;)
     
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    Zalman is way better, even kept my x1900xt cool.

    edit: you might have to get creative as that's not an orginal VF900, it comes with 3pin and fan speed controller. Your 4830 has also a cripled fan header, 2pins of the original 4pin pwm in use. But nothing a little soldering can't fix as both are 2pin.
     
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    Got the same card and I put a xigmatek battle axe on mine. Runs at 25 C. The thing is just being asked to be volt modded. I took the fans off though because the whole card took up to much space. So now its the cooler without the fans. Still runs at like 30 C.

    I would put the 3rd party cooler on it and try to oc higher.
     
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    I would use the most silent one .. both look good ones to me .
     
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    Ohh I see, I have to solder ? :(
    I guess I'll try it later then because first I don't know anything about
    soldering and if I do something to my new graphic card,
    my family is gonna kill me for doing something to it again even if it's
    only related to fan because they don't know what I'm doing and they're scared
    I'll break another one :laugh:
     
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    Whoa what? You don't have to solder anything..
     
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    No soldering is involved. :)
     
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    (meant to quote this one from the first sorry :eek:)
    No? :) Then what do I have to do?
     
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    I wouldn't bother changing it if you are only getting 52C with the original. The VF900 will probably do better but what's the point? And yes, that fan should have the 3 pin connector on it. I have two VF900's and they both have 3 pin connectors. I have one on my 8800GT OC to 702 core / 1853 shaders and it hits about 65C while folding. I also have one on a 7900GT and it keeps it at about 48C under load. A great budget GPU heatsink for sure.
     
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    Different fan headers, they don't fit.

    8600gts has this sort of thing:
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    and the 4830 has a 4pin pwm plug with only 2 wires used:
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    I will check out when I got the time
    and see for myself how they are :)

    And maybe I'll change it later when vmodding or something
    more extreme
     

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