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Old 20th May, 2006, 06:58 PM
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New Sytrin VGA Cooler

Our friends at Newegg list this as:

MASSCOOL/SYTRIN KuFormula VF1-PLUS Dual Heat Pipes VGA Cooler - Retail - 36.99 USD and 5.99 USD shipping.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835150072

I have an eVGA 7800 GT CO. It has a nice take-off on the reference design cooler in pure copper. The GPU portion also heatsinks 4 of the 8 RAM chips; the other 4 are cooled with a black aluminum heatsink.

After I softmodded the card with Monkeyman's unlocking/overclocking guide for the 7800 using this stock setup, I typically idled in the 55 C range. After playing Madden NFL Football for 2 to 4 hours I would be in the 65-67 C range.

After installing this last night I am now idling at 49 C. After 1.5 hours of Madden NFL I registered 55 C.

This is an easy install for anyone who has ever added an aftermarket cooler to a video card; it took me longer to find where I hid my Arctic Silver Thermal Material Remover & Surface Purifier and the Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound from myself.

Just make sure you have the free second slot and the clearance above the card to make this work; I use an Antec SLK3700AMB Mid Tower case that is now discontinued; the equivalent replacement for it is the SLK3800-B.

My opinion is that this is the best air cooling solution you can buy right now; I wouldn't throw away a Zalman to put this on, but otherwise, it just kicks ass. Highly recommended.
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Old 20th May, 2006, 07:18 PM
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Welcome to AOA, Mutley!

That sounds pretty cool! Is there any chance we could get some pics?
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When you say soft modded, you mean bios-modded? Did you gain much increase in performance thorugh the volt-mod?
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Nicely improved temps! I'm considering one for my next vid card.
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Can't wait till i get my new system, gonna install a nice 7900GT into it or maybe a cheap 7800GT if i can find one. Nice VGA cooler btw excellent temp improvement.
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It was your mod, Monkeyman....

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When you say soft modded, you mean bios-modded? Did you gain much increase in performance thorugh the volt-mod?
...for which I thank you much.

Modify your 7800GT BIOS!

I can get the GPU up to 505 now from 490 after your bios volt mod.

I reiterate: the RAM heat sinks that come with the Sytrin suck. I attribute this entirely to the adhesive that comes pre-applied to them. I am not able to OC any farther than the stock heat sinks let me with the Sytrin RAM heat sinks installed.

I am going to try pulling them off, cleaning the crap off all affected surfaces and use a thermal expoxy solution.

My apologies for the slow reply
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Sure :)

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That sounds pretty cool! Is there any chance we could get some pics?
As soon as I crack the case open again.

No laughing at my pitiful wire routing or I shall pout, though.
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Old 25th May, 2006, 11:07 PM
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Pics of the Sytrin Installed

http://www.flickr.com/photos/56051092@N00/153266984/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/56051092@N00/153266983/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/56051092@N00/153266982/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/56051092@N00/153266981/

Note my mad camera skillz

Or you can just ignore my fat hand in two of the shots.
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I'm not certain, mutley, but I think flickr may be preventing you from deep-linking those pics.
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Any advice...

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I'm not certain, mutley, but I think flickr may be preventing you from deep-linking those pics.
...on where else to host them?

Never did make my own web site
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You should be able to upload them to AOA - click on the "Go Advanced", and you can upload the images into the thread directly.
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