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Old 01-19-04, 07:05 AM   #1
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Default Better cooling for the GF 5800 Ultra

Hi,

I've just ordered a Asus GF 5800 Ultra since I can hopefully get it at a very good price. However, I am slightly worried about the noise (though the price is so good I've ordered it anyway).

Basically I was wondering if any 3rd party suppliers had come up with a quieter cooling system than the supplied one. Or if anybody had any other ideas how to make the vacuum cleaner quieter?

Thanks for any information.

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Old 01-19-04, 07:39 AM   #2
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I'm not sure how easy the dustbuster is to remove, but you should be able to use this setup with the 5800U. Don't forget to buy the fan that goes with it.
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Old 01-19-04, 07:48 AM   #3
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I've just ordered a Asus GF 5800 Ultra since I can hopefully get it at a very good price.
Odd phraseology... If you just ordered a 5800U, didn't you already pay the price for it--and hence know what it is--and know if it's very good or not?
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May I ask just how much you paid for the FX5800U? The FX5900NU is way better than the FX5800U, but it's much quieter and starts at $174us. Just some food for thought before you buy the infamous FX5800
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Old 01-19-04, 10:17 AM   #5
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I'm not sure how easy the dustbuster is to remove, but you should be able to use this setup with the 5800U. Don't forget to buy the fan that goes with it.
Ah excellent, looks just what I was looking for. Thanks! Interesting enough I didn't find anything like that with google.

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Old 01-19-04, 10:19 AM   #6
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Odd phraseology... If you just ordered a 5800U, didn't you already pay the price for it--and hence know what it is--and know if it's very good or not?
That's true! However I thought that the price must be a mistake on the web site since it seemed very cheap. (e.g. not much more than a 5700 and well under a 5900). The order seems to be going through so I guess it isn't a mistake. Or they just haven't noticed
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May I ask just how much you paid for the FX5800U? The FX5700U is on par with the FX5800U, but it's much quieter and starts at $174us. An even better deal is the Albatron FX5700 for $149us and overclocks past the Ultra settings. Just some food for thought before you buy the infamous FX5800
Thanks for the ideas... yes I am slightly worried about the notoriety of the card but I think the price of 120 that I found here here is pretty good. 120 is around the $180-200 mark I guess.... though the dollar is changing around in value a bit at the moment.

Also bear in mind that most computer stuff is far more expensive in the UK than the US so it's an ever better deal!

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You don't want to replace the stock cooler on a GF FX 5800 Ultra with anything that fails to cool the DRAMs. The DDRII memories on the 5800 Ultra need cooling as much as the GPU.

Notably, the Zalman and Thermaltake heatpipes DO NOT cover the DRAMs on the graphics card, and therefore are NOT appropriate for DDRII memories on the following consumer cards: 5800/5800 Ultra/Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB only (128M uses DDRI).
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I loved the FlowFX my 5800U had.
Best d@mn cooling I've seen to date.
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