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PeterJensen
04-27-06, 06:39 AM
Yea so i got my new GPU cooler today. (nana2)

Install is VERY easy, no problems there.

Temps before :
Idle : 52c - Load - 65c

Temps after :
Idle : 39c - Load - 49c

wh0000t. Next step is OC :p

http://www.team-army.dk/7600GT1.jpg

http://www.team-army.dk/7600GT2.jpg

http://www.team-army.dk/7600GT3.jpg

http://www.team-army.dk/7600GT4.jpg

http://www.team-army.dk/7600GT5.jpg

http://www.team-army.dk/7600GT6.jpg

PeterJensen
04-27-06, 07:03 AM
Also the card is VERY silent compared to the stock cooler. My ears now love me :)

Superfly
04-27-06, 07:42 AM
what clocks can you hit??

I need to get one from a fan noise POV.

PeterJensen
04-27-06, 09:36 AM
I'm running 590/1750 now. Will try more later :)

Superfly
04-27-06, 09:53 AM
k - thanks.

PeterJensen
04-27-06, 10:01 AM
Ok im running 3dmark03,05 and 06 with 600/1600 now, Temp dont go above 58c. Rock stable :)

PeterJensen
04-27-06, 10:12 AM
omg.... 630/1700 now, still stable. Wtf this is crazy.

PeterJensen
04-27-06, 10:24 AM
hour Oblivion and temp is never above 58c :)

Superfly
04-29-06, 02:38 PM
omg.... 630/1700 now, still stable. Wtf this is crazy.

I just ordered mine, is your card still holding stable @ 630 on the core? I get 610 no problem on the stock cooler but would love an extra 20meg.

OWA
04-29-06, 03:10 PM
hour Oblivion and temp is never above 58c :)
Wow, that's impressive. Oblivion really heats things up.

PeterJensen
04-29-06, 05:15 PM
I just ordered mine, is your card still holding stable @ 630 on the core? I get 610 no problem on the stock cooler but would love an extra 20meg.

Yep 100% stable. Running that for some days dow :)

Superfly
04-29-06, 05:17 PM
cool, wish me luck for next week then.

PeterJensen
04-30-06, 03:59 AM
cool, wish me luck for next week then.

Good luck :)

Hochi
08-11-06, 02:26 PM
pictures ?

speekergeek
08-11-06, 07:47 PM
I didn't see any pics either. I use a zalman on my BFG 7600GT. Very nice, mine still runs pretty hot 60C idle and 75C loaded. I do have a 1.45v mod on the core. I can run it pretty high I stay at about 691 Mhz on the core, and 2.12 on the mem, still can't overclock my mem as high as i'd like but still happy. 3502 3dmark06

mike

rage10
08-13-06, 08:14 PM
I didn't see any pics either. I use a zalman on my BFG 7600GT. Very nice, mine still runs pretty hot 60C idle and 75C loaded. I do have a 1.45v mod on the core. I can run it pretty high I stay at about 691 Mhz on the core, and 2.12 on the mem, still can't overclock my mem as high as i'd like but still happy. 3502 3dmark06

mikeis there any danger of blowing it up?

speekergeek
08-14-06, 07:27 PM
Thats the fun part

rage10
08-17-06, 07:07 PM
so how long will it last at thoes speeds?

speekergeek
08-19-06, 02:36 PM
Who knows, I'll let you know when it fries. my warranty is gone when i changed to the zalman it voided. no worries. if it blows i will get the 7900gt with 512 mem.

Redeemed
08-20-06, 01:29 AM
Who knows, I'll let you know when it fries. my warranty is gone when i changed to the zalman it voided. no worries. if it blows i will get the 7900gt with 512 mem.

I do doubt that the card will last long at those speeds. Yet I also know what you mean about that 512Mb 7900GT. :D

Anyways, I'm running the same pair of 7600GTs as found in this review:

http://www.nvnews.net/reviews/msi_geforce_nx7600gt_hd/index.shtml

I can get the cards up to 600/1600- but it doesn't offer any performance gains. In fact the cards become even slower than when at stock speeds.

Would this Zalman VF900 be better than the dual-slot stock cooling the cards already have?

speekergeek
08-20-06, 12:09 PM
I wouldn't change coolersif your not going to volt-mod. changing coolers mostlikely will void your warranty, as will volt-mod'ing. If you are going to do one you might as well do the other.
Unless of course you are getting over 80c under load, then i would consider it. I was getting temps up to 95c after a volt mod BEFORE the zalman, so i put it on and now i have at MAX 80c on a hot day under load. usually around 70c. (my computer is in an enclosedcabinet so heat is a problem.)

BTW I gained 500pts in 3dmark06 and 14 or so fps in FEAR going from stock speeds to my current speeds. almost equal to a stock 7800.

john19055
08-21-06, 06:14 PM
As long as your tempertures are running that cool ,then I would not worry about messing it up and the stock cooler is easy to put back on if needed and companies like EVGA let you put on after market coolers without voiding the warranty and the Zalman VF 900Cu is a great choice ,I have one on each of my 7900Gt Ss and they run cool and quiet.

anticitizenzero
08-21-06, 07:37 PM
VOlt mod that Beast :D

speekergeek
08-21-06, 09:21 PM
At this point the only way to check the temps of the vram is to tape a rectal thermometer directly to the vram chips, being careful to not to let the ambient temp throw off the results.