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Kamel
03-31-05, 02:39 PM
i am disappointed with this card, not because of the card itself, but because of the obscure design, it makes cooling impossible in my eyes. but then again, maybe someone can help, heh.

i did the obvious and common thing as soon as i got it. i decided how fast she would go. i got the card up to 580/1.17 artifact free. i was amazed and excited. being the uhm, never satisfied customer i am, i decided i was going to lap the heatsink and put some as5 on it. after doing this, i could only get 520/1.15 and i think it even artifacted some. i then decided to take the heatsink off and see if i might have missed something. so, i did... and i found out that only one small corner of the heatsink was even contacting the core. the thermal paste hadn't even touched the heatsink on over 80% of the top of the core. i then realized what had caused it. the huge thermal pads of the ram were pushing up on the heatsink, keeping it from contacting like it should (and probably pushing too hard on the one corner that was connected). so, i just put it back and then pressed on the pads for a while trying to adjust them to atleast contact more of the surface. i still haven't succeeded, because the core will only go to 560 now. my question is... what do you suggest i do to remedy this? i'm all for modified heatsinks etc, but i don't know how i could do that. there's a reason why the pads were so huge, it's because the core is raised much higher than the memory, so how the heck am i supposed to cool the memory with like a 2mm gap between them?

well, anyway, these are my problems. i really am disappointed that they didn't move the ram out the standard distance so i could fit a heatsink and a ramsinks on it. i understand they were pressed for space, but from the looks of the pcb it seems like it would have been easy to do -- almost as if they moved them in for asthetics.



annyway, any help you can provide will be _most_ appreciated.

saumilsingh
03-31-05, 06:53 PM
Came across this today:

IceStorm nVidia Geforce 6600GT VGA Heatsink (#NV43AGP)
http://www.overclockers.com/articles1207/

Kamel
04-01-05, 03:13 PM
nice, thanks for the link

edit: after closer inspection, that's for the pci-express version of the card... not to mention it's $50 :eek: i hope something comes out for the 6600gt agp, because of its non-standard design something fabricated would be so beneficial

Gentle
04-01-05, 05:03 PM
Look for reviews of the Logisys CF206 cooler and the Jetart JACSH1 cooler. People have done reviews saying they were very impressed with it.

People have purchased this and used it on their 6600GT AGP.

NOTE: You must have a separate HSI bridge chip heatsink/fan, it must not be a connected variety.

Also, I think Zalman makes one that works on the 6600GT AGP.

Gentle

Kev1
04-01-05, 05:16 PM
You may want this:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-118-116&depa=0

or this:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-118-117&depa=0

Possibly this too but I like the Zalman's better:

http://www.pctoyland.com/prod_2577.htm

Might want to read this:

http://forums.nvidia.com/lofiversion/index.php?t1974.html

This:

http://www.cluboc.net/reviews/heatsinks/jetart/jacsh1/index.htm

This:

http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/vf700alcu/index.html

This:

http://forums.pimprig.com/showthread.php?t=39795&goto=nextoldest

And this:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46027

I like the Zalman but the Logisys should work fine too, and it has a blue LED fan :) Just remember to keep the bridge chip heatsink in its normal position. If the bridge chip heatsink is part of the 6600GT heatsink (one piece), you'll have to just get a heatsink that matches from somewhere or mod one.

Hope this helps. Good luck and have fun :)

Channel Z
04-02-05, 10:29 AM
nice, thanks for the link

edit: after closer inspection, that's for the pci-express version of the card... not to mention it's $50 :eek: i hope something comes out for the 6600gt agp, because of its non-standard design something fabricated would be so beneficial

Look again, its for the AGP