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Old 18th August, 2006, 05:15 AM
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Zalman Dual Heatpipe VGA cooler - VF900-CU

ATI's X1k series of graphics cards are certainly a powerful solution for gaming, however whether purchasing a X1900XT or the older X1800 - the coolers are some of the loudest we have heard in our labs. We made it very clear to ATI that their noisy cooling solution needed addressed in the future because this was never an issue for the 78x or 79x Nvidia boards.

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Old 18th August, 2006, 05:46 AM
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I planned on getting one for my X1800 soon.

But those little fans on the 7900GT's @ full speed are by no means quiet either
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In a closed case, this cooler suffers from heat dump into the case...whereas the stock cooleron x1800/x1900's dumps the hot air outside the case. Although this may not seem like that big of a deal, it is when you consider what's always right below the pci-e slot...usually a chipset...where all that heat gets dumped right on it.

I've tried all these coolers, and although they do tend to lower the temps of the vidcard, the overall increase is not something my system can really handle...

That being said, for stock configurations, it ain't so bad...
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Old 18th August, 2006, 02:45 PM
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I doubt it really makes a difference, and after google image searching PCI-E motherboard, I can't really see any that have the northbridge in the PCI-E slot's cooler splash to any major degree, even the SLI ones are relatively ok. If you have an SSF machine, then yea, perhaps, but anyone that isn't an idiot would at least have a couple of nice case fans.

I'm currently using a Zalman Socket 462 flower heatsink on my 6800GT, and my case temps are at most 2 degrees above ambient. My case isn't that big either.
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Old 18th August, 2006, 02:51 PM
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LoL DSIO. Yeah, I just made that up. IT even affects chipset temps while my system ISN'T in a case. INcrease of almost 20c chipset temps using Accellero V-1, 16c using VF900, and 11c using VF700. The VF900 offered the better temps for the video, but the heatsink itself FELT hotter, and thereby emanated more heat.

I only have the VF700 and acellero right now...ugh...the accellero has pad for the ram, which stick so good to the ram that i had to use a screwdriver to pry the heatsink off my card...that was a scary one!

tajke a look @ CFX3200, and ANY SLi chipset...the cards extend past the chipset almost to the edge opf the board, almost sandwiching the chipset between the PWM of both of my cards...


And please keep this in mind. I am dual-gpu...so this effect has more strength for me, as the air gets trapped between the two cards.


I would have done a review...but i don't review parts i pay for. Send me soem coolers, and I'll gladly provide you with the data, in fact i'll shoot a video showing it, if ya like. But come on now.
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See, I have a fan sitting in a hard disk caddy that blows air directly out of it, exactly over where your NB is, so in my case, the ducting effect of the two cards would probably result in lower NB temps in dual card setups.

As it is, with my stock 6800GT cooler removed, and the zalman only covering the core with a detached 92mm fan blowing over it, and the aluminium ramsinks, I have no heatsink on my PWM anymore, and it never gets warm to the touch, as it has that 80mm fan in the front of the case blowing directly over it splitting air top and bottom over the card's length.

Currently my 6800GT is sitting on 55C load temps with a 16-18C ambient, and all fans running on 8V.

What case are you using?
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NO CASE or Gigabyte 3d aurora, or NZXT Lexa. Doesn't matter.
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well il have one...

and it dropped temps A LITTLE

i STILL hit like 90C at FULL load on my x1900xt

when i was at god knows wat with the stock cooling that sounded like a jet

yet it cools more, BUT it keeps the air in the case, and the sink itself gets real hot, therefore increasing the surrounding temperature, and the fan just pushes the hot air from the card into the case so it just heats up the rest of the case bc there is no outlet pushing the air directly outside

dont get me wrong it works better than stock, but im not sure its really that useful, esp since i never really checkd stock temps i just know with this cooler on i can clock higher than i did with the stock fan, so it must be helping somewhat
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I plan on writing up a review for it. I just picked one up the other day for my X1800XT, havent passed 65C on 55% fan speed. @ 75% fan speed I havent topped 52C.

Very quiet overall. Cannot tell the difference between %22 fan speed and 75% fan speed.
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wow i definately do NOT stay that cool with my 1900, even with the zalman i see mid 80's under full load a lot...

i did a REAL good job with my ac5 too, it cant be that, i just think the card just plain runs hot, and theres no solving it
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