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kawaii gocchin
10-02-04, 03:46 AM
Thanks to noko's 1.4v bios I was able to overclock to a stable 426/1100. I installed a NV5 Silencer from Arctic Cooling and am now able to OC to 439/1130!! And temps have dropped from 65c to 56c and it's a lot quieter. It was my first time seeing the NV5 and it was a lot bigger than I thought. I did really like the two fans even thought they were kind of noisey, their blue leds matched perfectly with my case.

http://www.jpop.com/nv5/01.jpg

The NV5 is plainer looking since it's not all polished and shiny like the stock heatsink and fans. But what the heatsink and fan lose in flashiness they gain in size.

http://www.jpop.com/nv5/02.jpg

Side by side.

http://www.jpop.com/nv5/03.jpg

Stock heatsink off and GPU all cleaned up and shiny... all ready for arctic silver 5.

http://www.jpop.com/nv5/04.jpg

It's in the case.... and yeah it stretches out even more with that fan on the end of the NV5...

http://www.jpop.com/nv5/05.jpg

The case is quieter and I'm really happy with it! :)

http://www.jpop.com/nv5/06.jpg

rewt
10-02-04, 04:12 AM
Sweet! It's amazing how much that 6800 looked like my 5900 before you modified it ;) If only it would perform like it ='(

lol

How's your 3dmark05 score? I bet its at least 4 times my 1275 (@ 475/1000)

kawaii gocchin
10-02-04, 04:42 AM
After running rthdribl for 40 minutes straight gpu temp has topped out at 73C!!! Well looks like the NV5 really works! :)

Megasaxon
10-02-04, 07:27 AM
Nice :)

I'm considering getting one myself now, as the stock fan on my 6800GT is a bit noisy.

One question tho, how was the installation? was it rather difficult? or somewhat easy?

hoop
10-02-04, 09:20 AM
After running rthdribl for 40 minutes straight gpu temp has topped out at 73C!!! Well looks like the NV5 really works! :)

Hey where did you get your NV5 Silencer at?

kawaii gocchin
10-02-04, 10:48 AM
Nice :)

I'm considering getting one myself now, as the stock fan on my 6800GT is a bit noisy.

One question tho, how was the installation? was it rather difficult? or somewhat easy?


The installation was very straight forward... at least for the BFG card. Removed the 4 screws on the back and carefully seperated the heatsink from the card which was basically held together by thermal paste. Cleaned off the residue paste from the GPU and memory chips, applied fresh thermal paste and installed with the 4 screws provided carefully tightening the screws and checking that the NV5 came in contact with all memory chips... and that was it. I'm happy with it and it's not very expensive in my opnion. :)

Hey where did you get your NV5 Silencer at?

I got mine here in Canada at http://www.ncix.com and you can also get it at http://www.bigfootcomputers.com or in the US at http://www.frozencpu.com and a few other places I think :)

bkswaney
10-02-04, 10:50 AM
After running rthdribl for 40 minutes straight gpu temp has topped out at 73C!!! Well looks like the NV5 really works! :)


That is great!
My BFG GT hit 93 last night with stock cooling on rthdribl. :(
I'm going to get me an NV5. :)

jAkUp
10-02-04, 10:53 AM
I got mine at www.frozencpu.com :)

Was able to overclock 10mhz higher on the core compared to stock :)

kawaii gocchin
10-02-04, 10:57 AM
That is great!
My BFG GT hit 93 last night with stock cooling on rthdribl.
I'm going to get me an NV5.


It really helps getting the hot air on the card expelled out the back through the PCI slot below and the fan is really quiet.

http://www.jpop.com/nv5/07.jpg

TRniTrowood
10-02-04, 11:07 AM
Thanx for sharing...looking to get NV5 for mine too!!!!

Megasaxon
10-02-04, 11:45 AM
Hmm, well my card has a stock cooler, so hopefully it wont bee too much of a pain to remove from the card :)

xtatdsm
10-02-04, 12:14 PM
nice. also you have a very sick looking rig bro.

NoWayDude
10-02-04, 02:47 PM
Any idea where u can get the silencer in the UK?
Yup, nice rig m8

noko
10-02-04, 05:27 PM
Cool mod and neat looking computer you got there. You convinced me tol get a NV5 in the near future. Keeping things cooler on a computer will usually make them last longer come to think about it. Since DX9 is here to stay for another 2 years and Longhorn with DirectNext will take awhile for people to invest in and program for, we may have our GT's for a very long time (newb).

circuitbreaker8
10-02-04, 05:48 PM
I got mine at www.frozencpu.com :)

Was able to overclock 10mhz higher on the core compared to stock :)

Lol, that gets you less than 1fps in games and ( sadly ) couple 100 more points in 3dmark :retard:

sniggle
10-02-04, 05:57 PM
i have mind rigged up pretty well. i put a 120mm fan underneath the video card sucking in from a pci slot opening. it's kind of crappy looking, but it moves a lot of air over it. i'm thinking i should actually remove the plastic casing from the nv5 silencer and just let the 120mm fan do all the cooling. what do you guys think?

http://funsicle.com/pics/rigged_1.jpg
http://funsicle.com/pics/rigged_2.jpg

Megasaxon
10-03-04, 06:16 AM
haha that looks funny :)

What sort of difference does the extra fan do temp wise?

K007
10-03-04, 10:41 AM
Lol thats some funny cooling there you got with the strings haha :D

Rummy
10-03-04, 12:45 PM
What case is that?

sniggle
10-03-04, 01:24 PM
it's a kingwin, not sure what the model number is. here (http://funsicle.com/pics/kingwin.jpg) is a pic of it. by having the fan there it drops temps only a few degrees, but i really think it would perform a lot better if i removed the plastic duct from the nv5 silencer so the 120mm fan could blow directly onto the fins. i would probably also disable the fan on the nv5 because it would then be useless. the problem is that i have to remove the heatsink in order to get the plastic off, since the screws are only accessible from the underside. i've already done this a few times and gone through a bunch of as5, so i don't feel like doing it again. :/

UberRN69
10-03-04, 01:47 PM
If it was me, I wouldn't bother with the extra fan or taking off the plastic case for the NV5 (I have an NV5 as well). Plus by putting your extra fan right buy the NV5 exhaust, your preventing the the NV5 from blowing the warmer air out of the case. But that's only my view point. :angel2:

sniggle
10-03-04, 02:52 PM
the funny thing is, when i put my hand near the fan on the nv5 silencer, i feel air blowing OUT, as if it's sucking in air from the back of the case. this contradicts what the packaging says, which is why i'm confused. when i put my fan by the "exhaust" in the back, i feel no air at all. this is why i think my own fan solution would be much more effective.

Coz
10-03-04, 03:15 PM
Any idea where u can get the silencer in the UK?

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Arctic_Cooling.html

mattkenn_4545
10-04-04, 01:21 AM
My card (see sig) tops out at 45 degrees celcius. But then again im using an AC to cool my comp :nanahump:

Slammin
10-04-04, 01:42 AM
the funny thing is, when i put my hand near the fan on the nv5 silencer, i feel air blowing OUT, as if it's sucking in air from the back of the case. this contradicts what the packaging says, which is why i'm confused. when i put my fan by the "exhaust" in the back, i feel no air at all. this is why i think my own fan solution would be much more effective.


You really need to be careful about just tossing fans around in there. What you want is for air to be able to flow in one direction, with as little turbulence as possible. Adding that 120mm will create turbulence, trapping hot air inside the case longer than need be.

Also, I think you are getting negative pressure in your case and that is why your NV5 cant exhaust. Just at a glance, I would say that you have too much exhaust fans and not enough intake fans. Your exhaust fans are pulling so much that they are causing your NV5 to spin backwards :lol2:

I've learned how to size my fans up pretty good and can get pretty effective case cooling with just two case fans. Gone are my days of having 10 case fans! Gone also is all the noise!