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    Zalmick fan adapter.

    Hey Zalman's fan adapter thingy looked easy enough to do.

    Had some perspex left over from when I had my P3 water cooling, took about an hour






    Just wanted to keep my vid card cool, cos it gets jolly warm. Still waiting for a good GF4 cooler to come out. I dont like the stock design too much.

    Mick

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    That's really interesting... thanks for the link!
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    Just noticed that you don't have any intake and exhaust fans. Maybe that's why your system is getting hot?
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    I've never had the cover on the case, so that helps. But the GF4 core gets quite hot, Runs hotter than my old GF3.
    Had a temp probe sat on the back of the core and it read 60C after some heavy gaming

    Thermaltake do a cooler for the GF4, but it still has the fans motor sat the other side of the core!


    http://www.thermaltake.com

    BTW: Zalmans fan bracket looks a bit neater than mine


    http://www.zalman.co.kr/english/intro.htm


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    Nice job.

    For some reason my GF4 is unusually hot too. Hits about 75C (on the back), even with the dual 80mm fans on top and a re-installation of the heatsink with thermal paste. Probably why it won't overclock at all; there is something fundamentally wrong with this card, gargh!

    Someone suggested busting it and getting an RMA. Hmmm....

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    Wow 75C

    You aint gonna need central heating in your room this Winter

    What sort of temp do you get with your water cooling slapped on it? Compared to these nasty coolers, I bet thats way more efficient.

    Mick

    BTW: If you do decide to RMA it, then I wish you good luck! By bro had some real problems with E-Buyer when he RMA'd his monitor, and I do mean problems, took months for a refund.

    E-Buyer dont seem to know how a telephone works, either that or they have the ringers turned off



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    Originally posted by Gasman:
    Wow 75C

    You aint gonna need central heating in your room this Winter

    What sort of temp do you get with your water cooling slapped on it?
    Actually it was 75C before the 80mm fans now I think about it. About 65-70C afterwards. H20 takes it down to about 40C. But then that cuts my CPU overclock down to 1702MHz and is only worth an extra 10MHz on the GPU! So no point; I took the GPU block out of the loop.

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    Just why is the GPU on the underside of the board? it makes little sense. Smaller heatsinks on both sides would provide better cooling than a massive PCI slot hogging HSF combo. Or why not have the GPU on the other side and then big heatsinks won't really matter (or fall off).

    I can't stand those flush fan/HS designs like thermal take or blue-orb. Removing most of the fin area for a fan is not a good compromise in my opinion.

    Gasman:

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