View Full Version : Replaced your stock cooler on your 8800GTX?

11-21-06, 12:06 AM
Have you replaced the stock cooler on your 8800GTX? If so, what are your results?

I'm thinking about installing a Zalman FC-ZV9 (http://www.zalman.co.kr/usa/product/view.asp?idx=215&code=013) on my BFG 8800GTX to see if that improves the cooling. On the other hand, I'm not having any overheating issues and I'm not OC'ing my rig or card so perhaps I don't need to install the cooler and possibly void my warranty.

What do you think?

11-21-06, 12:11 AM
I'm going to buy the EVGA cooler once it comes out (I got the older cooler on mine)...

11-21-06, 02:32 AM
I'd be surprised if any aftermarket cooler does a better job than the stock 8800 HSF.
If you've seen pics of the stock cooler removed from the card you'll know how complicated it actually is and I think that anyone would have a hard time coming up with a third party cooler to match it.

What the stock cooler does need though is the fan to spin at higher default RPM than what it currently does.