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Thread: Best cooling upgrade for 9700 pro




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    What is the best cooling upgrade for the 9700 pro? I was thinking maybe This one

    Is it? If not what is the best. And im talking about overclocking it i left mine on stock speed right now 324/310

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    it certainly looks impressive....
    I've always wondered how good the contact is on each chip with a one peice cooler like that, If one memory chip is slight lower or higher than the rest - it would really decrease the efficiency of the whole set up.
    I always prefer to bodge something together myself - usually made from peices of CPU heat sinks and AS epoxy...although even the most elabourate setups I've put together have had fairly minor results in terms of additional OC'ability.

    ......Zalman makes a nice looking one too.

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    I've been thinking about getting one of those OCS coolers also. They come stock on some 9700 Pro's, can't remember which ones right now, but I read a review a while back and they said the cooler was very impressive. I hadn't thought about the possible trouble with a one piece deisgn, though, thanks for the heads up RDR. Now, I think I may keep the stock GPU cooler and just get these: www.ocsystem.com/octincoatcop.html to cool the individual memory chips down. I'll get some of that Artic Silver thermal adhesive to hold them on with also.

    Plus, they're shiny! Ooooo. ;)
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    i was also thinking this might be good, http://www.ocsystem.com/thercrysorbc.html
    its 25% better then the blue orb.

    I dunno anyone got any reviews for these cooling options or any testimonials?

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    I would definately go with the copper BGA ram sinks ...tweakmonster makes some very good ones too.

    For cooling for your GPU...the crystal orb is OK as far as chipset coolers go....but you would get better results if you could find a 1U copper heatsink for a socket A/370cpu....there's a few good ones around if you search a bit...you would probably loose one PCI slot...but that's never been an issue for me.

    depending on what you find - you might have to do a bit of minor modding to the cooler - remove the clip mechanism & glue it on w/thermal epoxy
    :2cents:

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    Wow. I just noticed last night that the little resistors in between the ram modules stick up higher than the ram. DOH!! That puts a one piece cooler right out, unless they compensate for thatin the design of the cooler. Who knows. Anyhew -- I am going to check out Tweakmonster's site, thanks for the heads up, RDR. Peace, out.
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    I thought this would be a nice combo for an R9700...bet it would cool better than a crystal orb...plus you could swap the fan with a HO 60mm if you want to try for a few more MHz:D
    thermaltake also makes a nice copper 1U cooler - but it's bigger 70X70 so more modding might be required

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    That is a good lookin' combo. The 60mm fan _is_ also key! I can throw my Delta 38 (aka: hair drier) on that thing and get some serious air movement. :)
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    http://www.overclockercafe.com/Artic...nks%20pg5.html

    Hehe me and my friend are probobly gonna do this to our cards mwhahaha it seems a little out of line but look at the stats on the graph. It has so much more performance then regular crap chipset fans. Yay a processor fan on my video card.

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    LOL! "homemade baddie"... I love it. My old GeForce2 GTS 64meg has something similar. I took an old fan from a K6/2 300 cooler and screwed it into the heat sink. Only two of the screws would make it into the sink, but that was enough. I have it at work now and it still kicks butt for QuakeIII and Counter Force. Whoop! :thumb:
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