The stock cooler will be fine for 9800 pro speeds, and probably a decent o/c even after that.
Ramsinks don't do a damn thing to help your o/c. At all. They're not worth the cash.
I have recently gotten a 9800np , as well as Rage3d.
My question is :
To overclock this board(made by Ati) to act like a 9800pro, will I need to get heatsinks for the memory? Also , is the stock cooling good enough to take the overclock ?
Searched for the answer , but could not find it :rolleyes2
i wont say ram heatsinks wont help, but they only help like a few mhz, and in few i mean like 2-5mhz. of u arent liking the stock cooler, then u can maybe get a zalman video card heatpipe cooler with a fan on the side.
have fun OCIng
P.S u can try the penny cooler at Afrotech.com
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Actually, I don't mind the stock heatsink/fan on the gpu :)
I was just trying to see if others had attempted to OC a 9800np to 9800pro (without modifying the cooling)..... I am fearful of damaging the card/chips .....So I can simply crank the dial up in Rage 3d ?
Why do they even sell the 9800 pro's then ? I could be wrong, but there is roughly a $100 difference between the np and pro.
Can the 9800pro be OC'd even higher ? above 400mhz or so ?
This has definitely been a learning process for me :)
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