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Old 10th April, 2005, 01:38 PM
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Aerocool VM-101 Fanless VGA cooler

Anyone tried one of these?
http://www.aerocool.us/cooler/vga/vm101.htm
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Old 10th April, 2005, 02:00 PM
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theres a review here - http://www.ocia.net/reviews/vm101/page1.shtml
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Old 10th April, 2005, 03:02 PM
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I have heard they are quite effective, I've read of people using them with Geforce 6800 and Radeon X800 cards
They're about on par with most stock coolers but minus the fan.
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thats got some serious surface area and its on the correct side of the card as well for heat dissipation, i've often wondered why modern cards are upside down.
I'd of said that heatsink would work well as it'll get abit of forced convection off the cpu cooler (assuming your not w/c) Adding a 120mm fan to it would sure boost its performance for little noise.

Edit - Just read the review and noticed the ~20C drop in temps under high load from adding a 80mm fan blowing across it
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To be honest theres nothing really to stop video cards being made with the chip on the reverse side, other than potential incompatabilites with some boards.
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one advantage of having the card upside down is that it allows you to install a big heatsink that will block a few pci ports instead of getting in the way of an even bigger cpu heatsink

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i've often wondered why modern cards are upside down.
It is because the AGP standard is based on the PCI standard. The PCI standard has the card upside down so that it could share an expansion slot with an ISA slot.

Why they didn't flip it over for PCI express is beyound me.
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