Originally Posted by kriko
I'm thinking to buy a heatpipe or some better coller for my vga.
Is Arctic-Cooling NV Silencer 6 Rev.2 compatible with GF6600GT agp (they only mention pci-e version, are there differences between agp and pcie boards?)?
agp 6600s use a PCIe NV43 core and the HSI bridge chip to bridge that PCIe
chip to the AGP bus. for this reason, the AGP version has a totally different
board layout then the PCIe version (there is the extra HSI chip, the GPU core
and memory are rotated by 45° and are on other positions).
If this cooler is compatible with the PCIe verion, it is incompatible with the
also note there appear to be at least 2 different board types of 6600GT AGP.
for a 6600GT, you most likely need to cool not only the GPU, but also the
memory chips and the HSI bridge (though the later two can be cooled passively)