9800pro on for 7 hours with no fan

phial

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ok .. i got home.. turned on my monitor, to a frozen desktop. i was liek wierd... then i noticed my case was a little quieter than normal. so i power cycled my case and it booted to the desktop.. then froze again after 2 mins


remembering that my video cards (ill not by powercolor for a while again, their cooling is as cheap sa you can get) fan was making wierd noises a few days ago i ripped the side off my case and lo .. no fan spinning (in fact, it was melted in place) and the heatsink was so hot it burned my hand and now i have a lovely water-blister as a trophy. what im happiest about is that my card didnt freaking die!




got my 9500pro back in.. and honeslty, my games work damn near as good :)


so.. whats the absolute best VGA Cooling out there? i need to purchase a new heatsink/fan for my card , and <A HREF="http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=11424&vpn=AVC-1000&manufacture=Arctic%20Cooling" target="_new">this one </A> looks pretty dman good

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scottchen

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Get it from www.vibecomputers.com I think they have it on sale right now for 18 bucks. And they have cheaper shipping than ncix.

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phial

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sweet. is it the best cooling you can get? oh yea, and i dont want that huge passive zalman thing that everyone likes

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scottchen

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It's the best you can get with money that's designed for VGA cards.

I say that because i like CPU heatsinks attached to video cards, if watercooling isn't an option.

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Oh yeah also, if you're only buying one thing, you might end up paying less overall if you order from bigfootcomputers, they have 5 dollars shipping policy for everywhere.

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phial

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yes, i was considering bigfoot


because of the shipping , and also because of the fact that they specialize in aftermarket cooling

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