Recommend a Cooler for 8800GTS

fhd351

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I was wondering if anyone could recommend me a cooler for my 8800GTS. It runs a little hot now, up to 70+ C, and it is fairly loud. I would like to do some mild overclocking, but nothing too extreme. I was looking at the Arctic Cooling X8800 and a Thermalright cooler, but both are a tad bit expensive. What do you guys think?
 

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I use the AC accelero S1 with turbo fans. Keeps my heavily OCed 3850 at 45-50c load and is silent. Bought the S1 at ewiz and the fans at newegg. Use google product search to find best prices.
 
Yeah, I would also recommend the Accelero S1.

My ECS 9600GT comes with the Accelero S2 which only has two heat pipes (compared to 4 heat pipes in the S1).

Since the 8800GTS runs hotter than the 9600GT, the S1 is recommended over the S2. The turbo fans are sold separately. If you have plenty of space you can always attach a spare fan to the Accelero using wire ties, but this method means you will be blocking two slots instead of just one.
 

dagger

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That's strange, my 8800gts (stock cooler) oced to 780mhz never run above 50C even on stress testing, and since it never exceed 50% fan load, it's quiet too. And isn't 8800gts supposed to be cooler than 9600gt? Something is not right here. :p
 


No.

The 8800GTS @ stock speed consumes 109w.
The 96000GT @ stock speed consumes 60w and has 505 million transistors, or over 200 million less transistors than the G92.
 

Andrius

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Define your stress testing. NVIDIA Control Panel is not stress testing.
My 9600GT (passive cooling, no fan) never goes over 50°C in NCP.
In SupCom it goes upto 70°C. During a 12hour 3D Mark 06 default loop test it reached 99°C MAX(in an open case, probably throthled at that point).
 

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Fur rendering. :p
http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1717

And the gts comes with dual slot stock cooler, should run far cooler than 9600gt's single slot stock cooler that vents hot air into the case.
 

Andrius

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@dagger
I'd say your temperature sensor is broken if it doesn't go past 50°C.
Typical aircooled GTS temperatures are 20°C higher under full load. Either that or reviewers are posting false data. ;)
 

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