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H3avyM3tal
11-26-04, 06:16 AM
And my question is this:
I didn't have any problms fitting it, though I believe there is a small gap
above the GPU....
Anyway, my temps before were with 1.3V 400/1100 49-50/33 because its winter here.
Now with the NV5 1.4v 425/110, the temps are 50/33.....
Is that the way?

Toss3
11-26-04, 07:18 AM
eh.. there should be no gap between the gpu and the cooler :-S It won't do such a good job as it would if the cooler was fitted right... You didn't forget the thermalpaste now did you? :)

bkswaney
11-26-04, 07:31 AM
Your temps look great to me.

Heck I do not get near that good with my NV5.
My idle is 58 to 59 and load runs up to 82 or so.

H3avyM3tal
11-26-04, 09:10 AM
No, I put plenty of AS5 on the GPU and the silicon paste on the memory.
I guess those temps are good, it's just that I got them before the NV5, so it's kinda strange... I guess it's still good.

bkswaney
11-26-04, 11:32 AM
No, I put plenty of AS5 on the GPU and the silicon paste on the memory.
I guess those temps are good, it's just that I got them before the NV5, so it's kinda strange... I guess it's still good.


All that says is your factory cooling was doing a good job.
The NV5 is just quiet and cool. ;)

Zetto
11-26-04, 02:50 PM
Heh, my reference heatsink was almost 7c cooler than this POS NV5. This darn gap b/n the copper base and the gpu is killing the whole thing.

JRd1st
11-26-04, 03:33 PM
Doesn't the NV5 have pads that stick out to make contact with the RAM? I've heard of guys sanding those pads down a bit so the heatsink makes better contact with the GPU.

I think they make those pads a little too high on purpose so you can customize the HS to make perfect contact with bothe the GPU and the RAM.

anzak
11-26-04, 03:57 PM
I had to sand down the areas where my memory makes contact with the heatsink till I closed the gap. Also do some light sanding on the core to improve cooling performance (I lowered my temps 7 degrees just by lapping the heatsink!). It only takes 10-15 minutes with 400grit wet or dry and should close the gap between the heatsink and the core.

circuitbreaker8
11-26-04, 04:46 PM
I think i'm gonna get one of these , along with my new OCZ powerstream 520. I have the copper BFG cooler, but I modded it. I took off everything ( fans/chrome piece ), put some AS5 on the core, and better silicon compound on the ram chips, and then put an 80mm fan to cool the copper heatsink. Its idling at 58*, which is only 2* better than before...So yeah....NV5 time.

Mud
11-26-04, 07:20 PM
slightly offtopic, but has anyone tried bastardising an NV5 to an asus card yet? although their solution is probably the best...i've got itchy fingers ;)

H3avyM3tal
11-26-04, 07:31 PM
What do you mean? Asus use the same reference cooler don't they?
But cooper instead of aluminum right?

Mud
11-26-04, 11:22 PM
the asus cards are pretty freaked out, this is mine:

http://uk.asus.com/products/vga/v9999ge/v9999ge_l.jpg (http://uk.asus.com/products/vga/v9999ge/overview.htm#)

its already a pretty good solution, i'm just tempted to play through sheer boredom (always a bad idea...). i've not had the cooler off to see the arrangement of the RAM and GPU.

Ironmanstl
11-27-04, 01:09 AM
sand it down to fit

I was lucky mine fit great stock,
temps at 1.4v are idle 47 load 64 with as5

Zetto
11-27-04, 05:17 AM
I had to sand down the areas where my memory makes contact with the heatsink till I closed the gap. Also do some light sanding on the core to improve cooling performance (I lowered my temps 7 degrees just by lapping the heatsink!). It only takes 10-15 minutes with 400grit wet or dry and should close the gap between the heatsink and the core.

Prolly yours was close at the beginning. I spent 4 hours in total trying to sand those things down, and I used 150grit sandpaper. Gawd, I hate Arctic Cooling for their choice of manufacturers.

Tyr-Sog
12-08-04, 02:15 AM
Another Satisfied customer with the NV5.

It took about 5 minutes to change and the results are great.

Cooled my ambient down by around 5c

My cooler at idel avg:
Stock 62c
NV5 56c

The big difference is with load though. I tested with EQ2 which is where I saw the most extreme temps with my 6800gt.

Stock 92c
NV5 72c

And I used ASilver also so hopfully when it sets it knocks a few more c's off.