View Full Version : 5700 and VGA coolers

01-22-04, 09:18 AM
as everyone knows, i am an overclocking maniac. well, in my quest to beat up my components even more, i am wondering if anyone has used any aftermarket VGA coolers on their nvidia cards? do they really make a difference? i have seen reviews of some, but the setup seems to touch the GPU but it doesnt seem to make contact with the RAM, does this matter?

also, the artifacting of the RAM, is due to heat issues right?

01-22-04, 10:18 AM
Dont know if the ram artifacting is always due to heat, when i tried running at 1GHz on the ram I got artifacting, running all day long at 950 and the ram isnt even warm, well the back anyways, and the cooler isnt warm either. The ram might need some voltage?

01-25-04, 02:56 PM
Which brand is your 5700nu?.

01-26-04, 02:51 AM
No artifacts do not have to come from heat.

My memory runs cool on my card. 47 to 49c idle.
But it will not do anymore than 700. Well, 710 is max.
But it's nice and cool. :)

01-26-04, 02:55 AM
its summer here in australia, and im findin me system is lockin up cause of the heat atm.. any one know of any coolers i can get for me FX5800 (pref air, but will do water as last resort).

if its something i can only get in the states, i got mates there that will export it out to me..

any help will be helpful :)