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Best cooler for 9700pro?

Discussion in 'ATI' started by B., Sep 22, 2003.

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    B. Guest

    Hi ,

    I've got a hercules 9700pro. The stock fan has started making a bit of a
    racket on startup and I assume the bearings are going in it.

    Rather than oil up the old stock fan , I'd like to buy a new fan , as I may
    have to start overclocking the card soon for the next generation of games.

    Can anyone offer me any advice about which fan/heatsink may work best?

    B., Sep 22, 2003
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    Mangyrat Guest

    take a look at this one the Zalman heat pipe.
    oc systems has a bad rep but if you read the posts in the past. its mostly
    due to cheap mem and video cards but everything else is good. i tryed them
    for mem last month and the mem worked fine. i dont think i would order a
    $400 video card from them but a $30 video card cooler hell yea i would order
    from them. im thinking of getting the blue one for 9700 for $15 looks good.
    i also want to try some of that COPPER Thermal Compound and see if its any
    better than Arctic Silver 3.
    oh yea the shiping is slow.

    Mangyrat, Sep 22, 2003
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    Strontium Guest

    I'm quite pleased with my SILENT Zalman ZM80A-HP.

    B. stood up at show-n-tell, in 3f6f0150$, and said:
    Strontium, Sep 22, 2003

  4. Hi,
    get in contact with Hercules support and they should send you a replacement
    HSF. .

    Wayne ][
    Wayne Youngman, Sep 22, 2003
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    B. Guest

    Thanks for your replies everyone.
    I might try and see if Hercules will send me a new fan , if not then I'm
    gunna try the Zalman pipe , but chuck a fan on it.

    My only question with the Zalman is : do the original heatsinks on the ram
    have to come off to mount it? I'm a bit worried about damaging my ram.

    B., Sep 23, 2003
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    Brian Jones Guest

    Yes, I believe they would have to come off as the Zalman heatpipe
    covers the GPU and ram.
    Brian Jones, Sep 23, 2003
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    Strontium Guest

    That depends on how high the sinks protrude from the ram... On my card
    (Powercolor 9700np), the Zalman has about a 1/2 inch clearance between the
    ram chips and the Zalman sink. I've got some old ramsinks from my Athlon
    Gold finger overclocking days. They are only 1/4 inch in height. So, would
    fit just fine. Again, depends on the height of the sinks.

    Brian Jones stood up at show-n-tell, in
    , and said:
    Strontium, Sep 23, 2003
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    MKH1 Guest

    How about a Zalman without a fan? Ive got one. Its great.
    Overclocking will not get it ready for next generation of games ;-)

    MKH1, Sep 23, 2003
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