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Old 24th April 2006, 23:55   #1
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VGA Cooler Roundup April 2006

6 different VGA coolers are tested in our latest roundup, products from Arctic Cooling, Sytrin and Zalman stressed using an XFX 7800GT running at default and overclocked speeds, while each heatsink is tested at different fan speeds and GPU temperature and noise readings are recorded. What cooler will suite you best? Read on to find out.

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Old 25th April 2006, 01:42   #2
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Great review. I was a bit freaked out at first thinking I need some hardcore cooling on my graphics card after overclocking. But the truth is I have the exact same card, the XFX 7800GT with the soft volt mod flashed to bios, and have the card running at 500/1203 smoothly, and never have I ever had a temperature rise of over 70C on stock cooling.
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and never have I ever had a temperature rise of over 70C on stock cooling.
Your case cooling is much better than mine
Cooling: 3x80mm In/2x80mm

I used a single 80mm in the rear running at 1000rpm
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good job

btw, seeing VGA coolers mounted with only 2 screws makes me shudder each time! *brrr*
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unless you're in the habit of throwing your PC case down the stairs, I don't see the need to worry.
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Old 25th April 2006, 11:05   #6
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i know. the bracket looks sturdy and the mounting system is pretty sound, but i've seen a great many graphic cards destroyed by having it mounted by a shabby mount and 2 screws.

most of it in the "old days" of course, but even recently with the 6600GT's. so when i see it, it gets me every time
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seeing VGA coolers mounted with only 2 screws makes me shudder each time
With 100% of the toilet mounted with only two screws; you'd better sit tight
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Old 25th April 2006, 14:25   #8
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Does any1 know if the Arctic Cooling X2 is compatble with the ATI X1600 Pro AGP?

The web page is really naff but mentions there is "another product" due in a few months that explicitaly support this card...

But I need one now (and not too sure I want another Zalman)
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the X2 is only for X1800/X1900, the product for X1600 will be a passive cooler , Accelero S series. due out soon.
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I don't know what my fetish is with grafic card coolers, but i love your article.
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