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    Thumbs up Just bought: Asus 7600GT SILENT

    This one.

    I had a 6800 Ultra before - it was a review sample on "permanent loan" from a friend and I thought it was about time I returned it in fully working condition! Great card but the cooler noise to used to piss me off - even at 25% speed it had this horrible grinding quality.



    The 7600GT is pretty much as fast and completely silent. I suspect there is a lot of overclocking headroom too. Couldn't say no for 115 - what a bargain!

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    Sounds good.

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    I've seen that card before, and I really like the design. The movable heatpipe is ingenious, as it actually helps move heat away from the card. Nice card if you have the room!
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    It's fantastic. In the position shown it really catches a nice cool draft from the exhaust fans. Idle temps are sub-50C and I can push it to 605/1640MHz without having to have any of my case fans above 5V. Think I'll get a Coolermaster Hyper 6 for the CPU next.

    I have a feeling that the core will go quite a bit higher - at the moment it isn't artifacting/freezing at above 600MHz, but stuttering instead. Seems to be a power supply issue.
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    How warm does that heatsink get that hangs out? Most passive cards get pretty hot.
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    Well, *warm* only; you couldn't call it hot at all. I was a little concerned that it wasn't removing heat effectively at first, but idle GPU temp is sub-50C.

    Conversely, that little Zalman passive northbridge sink you can see in the photo gets far too hot to touch!
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    Yeah, passive coolers are the most dangerous!
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