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Old 08-27-04, 06:59 PM   #2
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Arrow Re: best replacement hs/f for a fx5800u

Careful about replacing the 5800 Ultra fansink; it's not just for show. Unlike DDR and DDR3, those NV30 board DDR-II RAMs require some sort of heat sink. You take off the copper from a 5800 Ultra, you must use another RAM cooling solution or you'll kill the memories, dead.

I've tried just about every 3rd party video RAM air-cooling solution, and I've been looking for replacement RAM cooling on NV30 boards since December 2002. The only solutions I found are (a) the aluminum coolers from a dead 5800, or (b) the copper coolers from a dead 5800 Ultra.

Let us know if you find anything else.
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