Best VGA cooler for 5700 and 5800 series?

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yiplong

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I have a HD 5750 and a 5850 video card, the fans on both cards sound like tornado when I play any kind of video game. Such noise level is utterly unacceptable to me. Any good VGA coolers that work with these cards? I would like the coolers to have these attributes:

- fit the cards, of course
- low noise
- cost less than $50
- cools the chips better than stock cooler

I think these are very reasonable things to require of any aftermarket cooler. Thanks for any suggestion!
 

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Meh, the stock one will do all that.( Except cool better than stock,lol)

If they are that loud, amybe something is wrong wit the fan??
 

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I think the fans are fine, they are just loud. Loud noise is common with video card fans.
 

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40% fan speed will cause the cards to overheat during intense gaming. Both cards are OCed to the max.
 

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Oh, well ok. I have my stocks at 40% at they do just fine during Crysis, cuase they are at stock. Well you can't expect to OC and get low noise at the same time, not gonna happen.
 

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Hi yiplong

There is no cooler on the market yet for these cards. It takes the makers of these things almost a year to build a replacement cooler.

I know what you mean about noise from these things - I have 2 5850's and since I overclock them they heat up quickly. I have to run the fans at 75% to keep the temp at 80C. Talk about a vacuum cleaner next to your ears...

It wont help much but replacing the thermal compound looks to be good for a couple of degrees of cooling - maybe 5.
Also making sure your case has very good airflow helps a little too.

But until anything better comes along we play games with headphones on
 
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