View Full Version : How difficult is it to attach a NV Silencer?
02-24-05, 07:44 PM
thinking of getting this:
How difficult is it to install the thing? Im just curious, as im currently at 63C idle and 93C load. Im thinking this may be why i cannot overclock AT ALL. Is it difficult? Ill be replacing the BFG blue duel fan design...
02-24-05, 08:01 PM
Bleh, just /end thread. My card is just a dud, i need to come and accept this. I just dont understand why it wont let me underclock it either...
It's not very difficult. Just requires some time and patience. I outlined the process in this review: http://www.nvnews.net/reviews/arctic_cooler_nv5_silencer_rev2/
Here's a quick visual step-by-step:
Here is the link to larger image:
02-25-05, 05:15 PM
It's really a "piece of cake".
I've installled a NV5 on my GT and just recently, a NV4 (on FX5900).
Just follow the above instructions and you'll be fine.
02-26-05, 12:25 AM
If I were u I would get the Zalman.
Just my 2 cents and I own a NV5.
02-26-05, 04:12 PM
Did you try tightening the four screws on the mounting bracket. It sounds like the heatsink is not making good contact.
If that doesnt fix it I would just RMA it. The highest I've ever seen my two cooler BFG reach was 75 C. That was after hours of playing in a fairly hot 79 F room. My friend has the same card and his pretty much duplicates my results within a degree or two.
I dont overclock though.
Hope you get it worked out.
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