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Salamandar
12-02-04, 09:18 PM
OK seems that I only left with 2 choices now and these 2 are great :D

Which one does run cooler the BFG 6800GTOC or Leadtek 6800GT ?
Now this is important to me because I live in an Area which is very very very hot in summer yet it is very cold in this time of the year.

(xmasgrin)

adpr 02
12-02-04, 09:27 PM
I would say leadtek. just because of the 6800 series.

MUYA
12-02-04, 09:49 PM
I think the leadteks run higher because of the smallish but quiet fan they use..or can get away with becaus eof the huge copper blocks they have on them. I should know I have the A400 Ultra ;).
The temps hover around 60-65degrees idle and 75 degrees Celcius when put under due stress.

Muppet
12-03-04, 02:44 AM
I think the leadteks run higher because of the smallish but quiet fan they use..or can get away with becaus eof the huge copper blocks they have on them. I should know I have the A400 Ultra ;).
The temps hover around 60-65degrees idle and 75 degrees Celcius when put under due stress.
I took of my fan cover and screwed a 80mm fan on the shroud and my temps went from 58 idle to 50 idle and 65 after 20 mins of rithdrible

mustrum
12-03-04, 03:02 AM
I took of my fan cover and screwed a 80mm fan on the shroud and my temps went from 58 idle to 50 idle and 65 after 20 mins of rithdrible
Hmm might look into that. My Leadtek ULTRA runs at 56 idle but 78 load under rthdribl. Quite hot IMO. Wehile playing HL2 it tops out at 75 degrees wich is acceptable but not really cool.

Salamandar
12-03-04, 08:06 AM
It seems that I will go BFG and then buy NV5 later.

amenx
12-03-04, 08:11 AM
I read of another instance of someone having hight temps on a 6600GT and all he did was take the fan off, sand the plate, re-apply thermal compound evenly (Arctic Silver), re-attach the fan and that was enough to bring the temps down by 8 or 10 degrees.

I think that in the manufacturing process and due to the speed they must churn these things out, the compound may not get evenly applied and heat dispersion may not be as efficient.

Of course this may differ from one manufacturer to another.

MUYA
12-03-04, 08:17 AM
I took of my fan cover and screwed a 80mm fan on the shroud and my temps went from 58 idle to 50 idle and 65 after 20 mins of rithdrible

Could u like write a lil guide or even post pictures of your moddded Ultra? Would appreciate that thanks! :D

mike2h
12-03-04, 04:53 PM
i would also take a look at the gigabyte card. runse very quiet & i have never seen the temp go over 67c. been running rthdribl for about 11/2 hours now & temp just stays in mid 66.
fyi clocked at 400/1100. it will go higher.

Muppet
12-03-04, 07:41 PM
Could u like write a lil guide or even post pictures of your moddded Ultra? Would appreciate that thanks! :D
Will do i will take out my card and take some photos

MUYA
12-03-04, 11:00 PM
cool :)

Muppet
12-04-04, 12:37 AM
I unscrewed the metal grille drilled 2 small holes in the plastic shroud and screwed on the new fan.

Muppet
12-04-04, 12:40 AM
Sorry heres the pics

Muppet
12-04-04, 12:45 AM
It`s pretty simple but with forcefeeding in more air it droped my temps 8 degrees at idle.

Salamandar
12-04-04, 05:59 AM
Nice idea but again you will lose another PCI slot! :nono:

Muppet
12-04-04, 03:39 PM
Nice idea but again you will lose another PCI slot! :nono:
Yes that is true, but these days with external modems, onboard lan and sound if you use it.How many pci slots do you actually use?

Salamandar
12-04-04, 06:07 PM
Yes that is true, but these days with external modems, onboard lan and sound if you use it.How many pci slots do you actually use?

Not every one uses his PC in a normal way; I sometimes use a Digital receiver card for satellite reception. ;) and that my friend gets hot like fire itself.

snoopdogg
12-05-04, 05:33 AM
very nice muppet.

i was looking for a custom cooler in another thread. (xmasgrin)

did u remove the original fan(60mm)?
why didnt u remove all the plastic?