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Thread: The best cooler for 9700PRO?




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    Hi all, i've been looking for a better cooling for my 9700pro. I only know TT crystal orb (or blue? not sure) and Vantec CCB_A4C.

    Anybody has any experience or links about these things (or even better suggestions)?

    Thanx :)
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    it seems there are;nt any good aftermarket coolers for the radeon 9700..you can significantly improve the performance by replacing the thermal crap with something decent like arctic silver...also if u feel brave enuf, cut off the the shim on your radeon...this allows it to make better contact with your cooler. lastly, if u feel really brave mod on a HSF cooler like this guy:
    http://www.rainwulf.com/article_radeon_mod.html
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    Nice link(sarcastic), took 9 minutes to load,and never really completed, talk about worldwide wait. I got cable, just not used to slowness. lol
    Anyway, I've read other stuff on this topic. Do it! U will be happy with the results.(the shim has gotta go)(or machine the hs to fit it):D
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    lol well ive visited the site quite a few times and it loaded at normal speed on my ADSL connection...i dunno maybe server was overloaded at the time u went?:D

    yes the result are certainly worth the effort...however no shim = warranty void. I am considering it..but im reluctant bcos i cant afford a new card if i bodge it up.

    However as long as the shim doesnt deosnt get damages it can be glued back if a warranty is needed:bounce: :bounce:
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    :p I wouldn't do that. Rather do "card-fan sandwich". A guy at another forum did this and got 438/355 (on a cool day he said :cool: )

    i'm gonna do it this weekend, i'll let u guys know..

    thanx again...
    [size=9If there's a pensieve fear, a wasted year, a man must learn to cope.
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    Sapphire 9700 Pro
    4x256MB Kingston KVR400C25
    Audigy 2
    2x80GB Maxtor DM9 RAID 0
    Enermax 433W
    ALL AIR, no Vmod

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    Yea, it loads now. Without most of the pics, I did not realize how big that was. Loss of lots of pci slots could be bad.
    I have always thought that gfx cards should have the gpu on top. They seem upside down.
    athlon xp-m@2456mhz(12x204)
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    asus a7n8xe-dlx
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    samsung dvdrw
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    logitech mx518/ logitech wingman rumble
    2x samsung 955df 19"/ canon i960
    creative x-fi fatal1ty 64mb/ altec lansing 251-5.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by benny_mankin
    :p I wouldn't do that. Rather do "card-fan sandwich". A guy at another forum did this and got 438/355 (on a cool day he said :cool: )

    i'm gonna do it this weekend, i'll let u guys know..

    thanx again...

    wats "card-fan sandwich":bounce: :bounce2: :bounce:
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    Quote Originally Posted by maximus7001
    Yea, it loads now. Without most of the pics, I did not realize how big that was. Loss of lots of pci slots could be bad.
    I have always thought that gfx cards should have the gpu on top. They seem upside down.
    I agree how the GPU should be on top. I mean, with todays mods and all most manufactures now have blue LED fans. but whats the use? You can hardly see it. :confused:

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    the sandwich is having two fans (the guy is using 80mm) wedged accordingly so the card is right between them. The guy said he doesn't even use any heatsinks whatsoever (355???)

    I am gonna use ramsinks though. We'll see....
    but damn.. i just remember this weekend i'm gonna see milan vs juventus (they're coming to NY)..... so excited.....
    but too bad it means i have to postpone the work :shrug:

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    rig:
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    Sapphire 9700 Pro
    4x256MB Kingston KVR400C25
    Audigy 2
    2x80GB Maxtor DM9 RAID 0
    Enermax 433W
    ALL AIR, no Vmod

    3DMark2001 = 20954
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    I agree too. I mean, blowing air downwards makes no sense at all, its just gonna collect around PCI cards :confused: . If it blew up, the hot air would go right to the back exhausts on most cases. Unless it's a lot more expensive or impossible, it seems card manufacturers are lacking in the common sense department by having the air blown down. Also, in the article, his comment about having the fan right over the GPU makes much sense; shouldnt it be moved over?? Ah well, there's some thoughts for the card manufacturers. : peace2: Mista K6
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