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Eltigre88
03-07-08, 06:39 PM
I just installed this on my 8800GTX. It idled at 47C which is only 3 degrees cooler than the factory cooler. I ran the fuzy donut test and it climbed to 93C until I shut the test down. With my factory cooler with an extra fan installed I would not go higher than 70C. So if your looking for a good cooler try something else.......:thumbdwn:

ATOJAR
03-07-08, 06:41 PM
Thermalright HR-03-PLUS ... the best air cooler you can get for the GTX\GTS imo.

For the GT is has to be the Thermalright HR-03 GT!

Cant belive you chose anything else!

Thermalright cooling FTW!

Eltigre88
03-07-08, 06:47 PM
Picture of stats!

weeds
03-08-08, 01:05 AM
DuOrb works great on G92. G80 puts out too much heat under load for the DuOrb. Return it and get your money back.
Read this thread
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=159859

ATOJAR
03-08-08, 04:38 AM
The Thermalright HR-03 GT were not out when i bought my GT or i would have bought one of those instead(i had the HR-03 got my older 8800GTS 640MB was awsome)of this Zalman (VF900-CU) although im quite happy with this, its doing the job..... well alot better than the stock cooler was!

Eltigre88
03-08-08, 07:49 AM
Well I have my RMA #. I suggested to Newegg that they get the Zalman
VF1000 so now they carry it and it is on its way. I also have the ZM-RHS88 so we will see how they do. I will post results when I get it all in and installed.(nana2) Also I'm hoping the ZM-RHS88 gives the card some stiffness. With the factory cooler off it is really flexible and was noticable with the Duorb installed.:afro:

XDanger
03-08-08, 08:10 AM
Accelero Xtreme is the better no?

Shame no GT version yet:(

Eltigre88
03-08-08, 04:49 PM
Accelero Xtreme is the better no?

Shame no GT version yet:(

I have no doughts that the Accelero Xtreme is better, but it is not out yet.

jcrox
03-08-08, 11:15 PM
My GTs came with the zalman cooler on them... idle 39c load 54c with the fan @ 60% card @ 660/1674/950 so I would have to beg to differ when someone says for the GTs you need one of those huge butt ugly HR-03s.

edit: after 5 minutes on the fuzzy donut I hit 58c, still not bad

methimpikehoses
03-08-08, 11:32 PM
you has fuzzy donut? :drooling:

Vik1dk
03-09-08, 08:36 AM
I agree with the OP, Duorb aint so cool(g92).
At first it looked good, idle down from 47 to 40 and load down from 72 to 60
useing atitool/3dm06. Then someone posted that hairy donut thing and it
would freeze within 20-30 sec with 90+c.

Well I have my RMA #. I suggested to Newegg that they get the Zalman
VF1000 so now they carry it and it is on its way. I also have the ZM-RHS88 so we will see how they do. I will post results when I get it all in and installed. Also I'm hoping the ZM-RHS88 gives the card some stiffness. With the factory cooler off it is really flexible and was noticable with the Duorb installed.

Ill go with the VF1000 too and im sure the RHS88 will support the PCB as it looks to use the same mounting holes as the stock cooler.

Eltigre88
03-09-08, 11:30 AM
My GTs came with the zalman cooler on them... idle 39c load 54c with the fan @ 60% card @ 660/1674/950 so I would have to beg to differ when someone says for the GTs you need one of those huge butt ugly HR-03s.

edit: after 5 minutes on the fuzzy donut I hit 58c, still not bad

What settings on the donut?

XDanger
03-09-08, 11:48 AM
I have no doughts that the Accelero Xtreme is better, but it is not out yet.
http://www.yoyotech.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=11_76&products_id=10023&osCsid=7e138f36445f07713cff534c6c2dc01c
eu only atm I see

I guess it will take a couple more weeks to get to there

UberRN69
03-09-08, 01:51 PM
I would also be one to say that the DuOrb works great for my 8800GT, Using the Fur stress test (the donut one) which produces more heat than any other test it would peak at about 62C. Routine gaming including Crysis stays at or below 50C.

As far as using the DuOrb on a 8800GTX, XtremeComputer.co.uk did a review of the DuOrb using the GTX back in October 2007 (http://www.xtremecomputing.co.uk/review.php?id=380&page=5).

Their tests showed about a 19-20C drop in temps from the stock cooler. Of course it does not mention what the clocks are. But still... I wonder if Eltigre88 had the DuOrb installed right?

The Zalman is a great cooler BTW, but to purchase the HS and the ram cooling set is about $70-$80, for that much money I would just stick with the stock cooler.

Before my 8800GT I had the 8800GTS(G80), and I was able to OC that thing quite well just on the stock cooler.

Eltigre88
03-09-08, 02:13 PM
Yes I had it installed right. I have been doing this stuff since 1996. I wonder why they did not make the heatsink so it covered the entire GPU? There is a good 3/8" all the way around that is not covered.

Eltigre88
03-13-08, 02:56 PM
Hell ya thats what I'm talking about. ZALMAN ROCKS! Same test hit 68C. I'm feeling a zillion times more confident that my card is being taken care of and kept coooool.(nana2) (nana2) (nana2) (nana2)

Eltigre88
03-17-08, 07:51 PM
CRYSIS runs at 62C which is perfect. Very happy with the Zalman setup.:captnkill: :captnkill: :captnkill: :afro2: