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mustrum
10-14-04, 05:39 AM
I just decided to throw my X800 on ebay and ordered me a PNY 6800 GT.
Why? 3d stereo driver support. I allways told myself that i don't need them but my 3d glasses are collecting dust and keep telling me: "Buy the evil nvidia card!"
My XT@ 540/540 is faster than a GT at 400mhz core for sure but the difference is not huge anyways. Maybe i can reach 440 on the GT with my waterblock. :lol2:

I still have a Water GPU cooler and revoltec copper BGA ramsinks on their way here.
Thanks god the GPU block fits on the 6800 as well.
My question: Should i just leave the original sinks on and place the waterblock or should i remove them and use the revoltec coppersinks?

I heard horrorstories about nvidia using thermalpads. If that's true the revoltecs should offer better cooling right? :lol2:

Edit: Can i edit a 6800 Gt bios so it boots with a set clock? Yes i know about coolbits but i'd prefer setting clocks in the bios.

bkswaney
10-14-04, 06:09 AM
I just decided to throw my X800 on ebay and ordered me a PNY 6800 GT.
Why? 3d stereo driver support. I allways told myself that i don't need them but my 3d glasses are collecting dust and keep telling me: "Buy the evil nvidia card!"
My XT@ 540/540 is faster than a GT at 400mhz core for sure but the difference is not huge anyways. Maybe i can reach 440 on the GT with my waterblock. :lol2:

I still have a Water GPU cooler and revoltec copper BGA ramsinks on their way here.
Thanks god the GPU block fits on the 6800 as well.
My question: Should i just leave the original sinks on and place the waterblock or should i remove them and use the revoltec coppersinks?

I heard horrorstories about nvidia using thermalpads. If that's true the revoltecs should offer better cooling right? :lol2:

Edit: Can i edit a 6800 Gt bios so it boots with a set clock? Yes i know about coolbits but i'd prefer setting clocks in the bios.


For sure you need ram coolers.
Yes you can edit your factory bios
to set clocks on bootup. :)

It depends on if you really want to use
water to cool your core but if you use
air the NV5 cooler is kickass.
Also "most" GT's will do 400 or better core.
Right now I'm running 415/1150 with my factory BFG.
The performance is kickin. :D :nanahump:

I'm putting a NV5 cooler and AS5 on my card today. ;)

You are going to love the GT.
Enjoy it... I went from a Asus 9800P-256
to this card and I'm glad I did. :)

pat777
10-14-04, 06:22 AM
Maybe i can reach 440 on the GT with my waterblock.
I'm not sure if cooling is enough. You should try a volt mod also if you want to reach such high speeds.

bkswaney
10-14-04, 06:26 AM
I'm not sure if cooling is enough. You should try a volt mod also if you want to reach such high speeds.

I to see many that run super cool but
the core just will not do that high.
Some will most will not.
The volt mod did not help at all on my last GT.
If anything it hurt.
I'm sticking with 1.3volt on these GT's.

J So
10-14-04, 10:01 AM
I just watercooled my BFG GT OC and I could not be more pleased with the drop in temps. I have not had a chance to overclock it yet but I had a HUGE drop in temps. I went from 59c idle to 50ish idle (right now it's 48 but cold in my room) and under load I went from 89c to 58c after 20 min of rthdribl.. that's 29c!

For the waterblock I used a Polarflo Universal VGA
For the RAM I used the OCZ Copper BGA Ramsink based on many recommendations from others.

At first I wasn't going to use ram sinks but I'm glad I did.. they get pretty hot.. I wonder about the people using other brand ramsinks who say they are not hot at all.. all the heat must be trapped in the chip. So by all means use ramsinks and good luck with your overclock! Let us know how you did!

My Setup (http://www.rotaryvoodoo.com/water/polar.jpg)

mustrum
10-14-04, 10:16 AM
I just watercooled my BFG GT OC and I could not be more pleased with the drop in temps. I have not had a chance to overclock it yet but I had a HUGE drop in temps. I went from 59c idle to 50ish idle (right now it's 48 but cold in my room) and under load I went from 89c to 58c after 20 min of rthdribl.. that's 29c!

For the waterblock I used a Polarflo Universal VGA
For the RAM I used the OCZ Copper BGA Ramsink based on many recommendations from others.

At first I wasn't going to use ram sinks but I'm glad I did.. they get pretty hot.. I wonder about the people using other brand ramsinks who say they are not hot at all.. all the heat must be trapped in the chip. So by all means use ramsinks and good luck with your overclock! Let us know how you did!

My Setup (http://www.rotaryvoodoo.com/water/polar.jpg)

I ordered revoltec copper BGA Ramsinks. They should be quite good too i think.

J So
10-14-04, 10:28 AM
I ordered revoltec copper BGA Ramsinks. They should be quite good too i think.

They look near identical to me.. probably the same OEM :-)

Revoltec (http://www.bbsstore.com/images/images_big/101741.jpg)

OCZ (http://store1.yimg.com/I/svcompucycle_1812_52596014)

mustrum
10-14-04, 10:31 AM
They look near identical to me.. probably the same OEM :-)

Revoltec (http://www.bbsstore.com/images/images_big/101741.jpg)

OCZ (http://store1.yimg.com/I/svcompucycle_1812_52596014)
Great! At least i know that they'll do the job now. Can't wait for my GT. I had one before but only for a day. This time i can compare them better.
I'll give you guys a non biased comparison as soon i have it.