View Full Version : How difficult is it to attach a NV Silencer?

02-24-05, 06:44 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, 07:01 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...

02-24-05, 07:07 PM
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/

02-24-05, 07:08 PM
Here's a quick visual step-by-step:

Here is the link to larger image:

02-25-05, 04:15 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.

02-25-05, 11:25 PM
If I were u I would get the Zalman.

Just my 2 cents and I own a NV5.

02-26-05, 03:12 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.