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keith33
08-29-04, 09:09 AM
Recently checked out the EVGA website and they seem to be bragging about their copper coolers being significantly better than the Aluminum stock solutions Nvidia provides in reference design. I'm still a bit skeptical; so if you have an EVGA card can you please post your average temperatures for 6800 GTs and ULTRAs here so the rest of us can compare.

Mikeyb
08-29-04, 11:53 AM
Only Evga's Ultra Extremes have the copper. I had a Gt and got an Ultra from them both Al. There is a comparison on their site. I would trust it!

Warlord
08-29-04, 04:51 PM
Yes, I have an eVGA 6800 Ultra and it uses the Nvidia reference Ultra stock aluminum cooler. The Ultra Extreme's I guess, like stated before, are the only ones that use the copper cooler and from what I see, not many people have Ultra Extremes.

JediDrew
08-30-04, 03:01 AM
Recently checked out the EVGA website and they seem to be bragging about their copper coolers being significantly better than the Aluminum stock solutions Nvidia provides in reference design. I'm still a bit skeptical; so if you have an EVGA card can you please post your average temperatures for 6800 GTs and ULTRAs here so the rest of us can compare.
Hoorah! I got an OC of 375 and 803 and my temps are 52 idle and 59 after a few hours of doom 3. Weird cause my temps fell after the OC! :nanahump: P.S. I got a 6800Nu sorry if you dont want that. (newb)

Auswak
08-30-04, 12:25 PM
Here are some of my test results with eVGA 6800GT Copper Heatsink.

Maximum Stable OverClock
Aluminum 414MHz - 1110MHz
Copper 422MHz - 1150MHz

Idle Temps
Aluminum 56C~62C
Copper 52C~57C

Max 3D Temps (running RTHDRIBL for 1 hour viewing temp realtime)
Aluminum 85C~87C
Copper 72C~73C (with higher overclock)

3DMark03
Aluminum 11635
Copper 11741 http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=2950403

:clap:

On a side note, not all 6800 Ultra Extreme Editions were equiped with the copper heatsinks, as the heatsinks only recently became available.

keith33
08-30-04, 01:19 PM
I'm sold! How can I buy one now? I don't expect to win the contest lol

zoomy942
08-30-04, 01:40 PM
i always replace the cooling on my cards to copper. its a WAy better conductor.

DRen72
09-01-04, 12:32 PM
What options do we have as far as replacing the stock aluminum cooler with a copper one?

superklye
09-01-04, 04:15 PM
changing a GPU heatsink scares me deeply.

Stoneyguy
09-01-04, 08:22 PM
Here are some of my test results with eVGA 6800GT Copper Heatsink.



On a side note, not all 6800 Ultra Extreme Editions were equiped with the copper heatsinks, as the heatsinks only recently became available.

How can I get a eVGA 6800GT with a copper heatsink?

Pandora's Box
09-01-04, 08:36 PM
How can I get a eVGA 6800GT with a copper heatsink?


get a leadtek a400 gt. 100 percent copper heatsink.

Muppet
09-02-04, 05:33 AM
get a leadtek a400 gt. 100 percent copper heatsink.
Same with the ultra and mine never goes above 71 degress, even after 3 hours of doom or farcry.

Gator
09-02-04, 08:51 AM
How come more companies dont use copper if it cools so much better? How much more expensive could it be?

Nandro
09-02-04, 10:48 AM
My Chaintech 6800NU came with a copper HS, and my BFG GT had the aluminum. The copper is way heavier than the aluminum one although my GT now has a DD water block :)

Gator
09-02-04, 10:51 AM
My Chaintech 6800NU came with a copper HS, and my BFG GT had the aluminum. The copper is way heavier than the aluminum one although my GT now has a DD water block :)

You may be right, my Gigabyte FX5900XT has an all copper HSF and it feels extremely heavy! Maybe that's why everyone doesn't use it? :thinker:

tvlad
09-02-04, 12:55 PM
I've always wondered why Ati went by default with copper ones and Nvidia stuck to aluminium, i guess it has to do with the price in the end, every single $ counts :D

I think it also has to do with each core's working temperature ranges.

Auswak
09-02-04, 03:44 PM
Copper costs more per pound than Aluminum.

combat_wombat
09-02-04, 03:54 PM
a lot of these so-called copper coolers are actually aluminum coated with copper. The real test is heft. Copper is HEAVY. I got one of them little copper northbridge coolers and that thing was heavy for being so small

Wavern
09-02-04, 06:32 PM
My leadtek 6800GT with the copper cooler was a LOT heavier than my new BFG 6800U.. pretty sure it was copper through and through. =vP

Eltigre88
11-11-04, 08:55 AM
Heres the link if you wanna check them out.
http://www.evga.com/products/prod_list.asp?switch=4

Existenz
11-11-04, 02:05 PM
Ive got the alum with as5 and i idle in 30's and during gaming never goes above 60 :D

EngenZerO
11-11-04, 07:30 PM
i have the evga copper sink on my BFG 6800 Ultra OC... and so far temps have been as cool as a cucumber... :)

john19055
11-13-04, 11:27 AM
It made a difference on my Evga 6800Ultra idle was 51c and with copper it's now 47c and load running Rithdril for 30 minutes it was around 75c and now it never go above 64c so in my case it was well worth the $15 I spent.

Eltigre88
11-14-04, 05:09 AM
Ya but it is not just $15 bucks? Mine is 19 plus 10 for shipping. I wish they sold these at Comp USA. :lame:

Anomalous
11-16-04, 09:36 AM
The instructions on the site doesn't mention anything about using thermal paste on the application. Should I use thermal paste?