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Seraphim
09-08-04, 03:01 AM
I have been unable to hit Ultra speeds on my PNY 6800 GT, I was looking at coolers around the web and can't find any reliable data on what video card coolers will fit my PNY 6800 GT. I am thinking I can flash the bios to Ultra after I have a better cooler installed.

Recommendations? Thanks :)

oogie
09-08-04, 08:00 AM
Do not use Zalman cooler.
It does not fit on the 6800 series of cards.

mustrum
09-08-04, 09:48 AM
Arctic cooling's silencer series is great. I use an aTI 4 silencer on my x800 and it's awesome. HAd a silencer on my old 9700 as well.
If you read up a bit in this forum you'll see that people are satisfied with the 6800 version as well. It has trouble to fit on ultras because of their 2 slot solution but the GT works without any modifications needed. You can expect a huge temperature drop and it'S much more silent as well.

Filthy666
09-08-04, 01:00 PM
ive a Zalman ZM80D-HP fitted to my GT with a 80mm fan blowing across it.
I used the stock screws from the standard heatsink to fit it....bit of a pita but getting temps of 47 idel and about 62 under full load with Rthdribl :)

Nandro
09-08-04, 03:06 PM
You may want to try a modded gt bios with the higher voltage to see if you get Ultra speeds that way and what temps. The lower GT voltage may be holding you back. I run a modified GT bios with voltage at 1.4 and get 455/1.12 water cooled at 44C

Eltigre88
09-08-04, 05:46 PM
ive a Zalman ZM80D-HP fitted to my GT with a 80mm fan blowing across it.
I used the stock screws from the standard heatsink to fit it....bit of a pita but getting temps of 47 idel and about 62 under full load with Rthdribl :)
Holt**** the thing is friken huge!!! I don't like the ram cooling and think it is insufficient.

Eltigre88
09-08-04, 05:56 PM
Arctic cooling's silencer series is great. I use an aTI 4 silencer on my x800 and it's awesome. HAd a silencer on my old 9700 as well.
If you read up a bit in this forum you'll see that people are satisfied with the 6800 version as well. It has trouble to fit on ultras because of their 2 slot solution but the GT works without any modifications needed. You can expect a huge temperature drop and it'S much more silent as well.
I don't see a 6800 version on there website? There is also no cooling for the memory?

Filthy666
09-08-04, 06:22 PM
Ram cooling with the Zalman is ok, i got 1.17 on the ram with the stock cooler and 1.17 with the zalman.
I am able to run a modded bios (1.4v) with the Zalman to give me a extra 25mhz core where as with the stock cooler it was getting too hot and locking up.
Im pretty pleased with it, till i get bored and water cool.