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Old 02-28-2007, 11:14 AM   #1
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Default Installing a VGA heatsink fan....?

Just wondering, I was looking at the Zalman VGA cooler and I cant see how it would attach to my 8800GTS... The only way possible that makes sense is I would have to remove the stock heatsink on the 8800GTS. Is this how it is done? If so, how easy is it to remove the stock HSF on my card?
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Old 02-28-2007, 11:31 AM   #2
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Yes. You take off the stock fan (just undo some screws on the bottom of the card) and put on the new one.
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Old 02-28-2007, 12:17 PM   #3
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Default Re: Installing a VGA heatsink fan....?

Ok, are there any VGA coolers available for the 8800GTS, because Im on newegg and none of the VGA fans say they will fit it, probably because its a new model.

And, what is a really good one for less than $40...? Is it better for a fan to go the whole chip length and have an exhaust out the back, or is the Zalman 2ball ok?
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Old 02-28-2007, 12:24 PM   #4
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I don't know if there's any out yet. This is coming out soon, and it's supposed to be really good:
http://www.thermalright.com/a_page/m..._hr03_plus.htm

Also, removing the current thermal paste and applying some Arctic Silver 5 is reported to lower temps up to 10C.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007
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Old 02-28-2007, 12:46 PM   #5
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Ok, cool, Im glad I didnt buy a VGA cooler and have it not fit

I just bought some of the Artic Silver 5, is there enough compound in that tube for my CPU (Just ordered a Zalman CPU HSF), and for my stock 8800GTS HSF?
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Ok, cool, Im glad I didnt buy a VGA cooler and have it not fit

I just bought some of the Artic Silver 5, is there enough compound in that tube for my CPU (Just ordered a Zalman CPU HSF), and for my stock 8800GTS HSF?
Yeah, the standard little thing for $6 has plenty in it!
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This 3.5-gram tube contains enough compound to cover at least 15 to 25 small CPU cores, or 6 to 10 large CPU cores, or 2 to 5 heat plates.
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Default Re: Installing a VGA heatsink fan....?

Yes there will be more than enough, you only need about the size of a dry grain of rice on there
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Yes there will be more than enough, you only need about the size of a dry grain of rice on there
I followed this guide, and for an LGA 775 processor at least, you put a little more on than that, it says put a thin strip down the center of the heatspreader.

http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appi..._dual_wcap.pdf
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The tubes can do about 6 large cpus i think it said, which is good cos ive just bought one, and id also like to try and get a custom fan for my gfx (easier said than done)
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The tubes can do about 6 large cpus i think it said, which is good cos ive just bought one, and id also like to try and get a custom fan for my gfx (easier said than done)
Read, from the newegg site:
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This 3.5-gram tube contains enough compound to cover at least 15 to 25 small CPU cores, or 6 to 10 large CPU cores, or 2 to 5 heat plates.
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