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Old 11-23-04, 05:26 PM   #1
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Default Cooling options for FX 5900 SE?

i have an eVGA FX 5900 SE 128mb card, i've used it for almost a year now and i recently started playing graphics intensive games again and noticed i'm getting massive fps loss after a few minutes of playing, even when i turn the graphics down

turns out when i'm in HL2 my GPU temps reach 140 C!

i need to get a better cooler for this thing and was wondering what are the options, i like the looks of the Thermaltake Giant II / III but i cant get a responce from the manufactorer to find out if it'll fit my card or not

what are my options for this card? i'm afraid to order a $30 heat sink only to find out it doesnt fit

my system specs are as follows
P4 2.8ghz
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Old 11-23-04, 05:36 PM   #2
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The nvsilencer 3 will work.
you can get it Here
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Old 11-23-04, 06:44 PM   #3
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Default Re: Cooling options for FX 5900 SE?

is there any differences in the XT and SE model 5900?

does anyone have any experience with the thermaltake Giant II? its a giant heatsink that engulfs the entire card, it cost about the same as the arctic cooling fan, i was almost ready to get that one

thanks for the link swork, if i dont get any info on the thermaltake i'm goin with that one, looks simple enough for me
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Old 11-23-04, 09:36 PM   #4
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Default Re: Cooling options for FX 5900 SE?

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is there any differences in the XT and SE model 5900?
Not at all... its just different manufactures labeling their products differently. All 5900XT/SE cards run the same clocks(300(2d)/390(3d)/700) and technologies(256bit mem and 8pixelpipes), some have even uped the gpu clock to 400, a meager 10mhz will not make any difference in performance.
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Old 11-24-04, 12:12 AM   #5
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Default Re: Cooling options for FX 5900 SE?

I have the nvsilencer 3 from NCIX and I'm damn happy. Just use Arctic Silver instead of what comes with the cooler... I didn't.
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