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Old 08-14-06, 10:57 AM   #1
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Question Gigabyte Geforce 6600GT

Just recently bought a Geforce 6600GT. After a few weeks use the fan started to get louder and louder. At this point It's sitting in the box. I am wondering a few things before i go about my RMA. I am noticing this is a common issue for the Gigabyte Geforce 6600 cards. Should i go ahead with the RMA or replace the stock heatsink/fan? If so should i go with the one listed here

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118117

Which is a ZALMAN VF700-CU 2 Ball VGA COOLER? Do not play a lot of games just some older ones here and there. So i am not looking into spending big bucks on a cooling solution or a better card. So whats everyones opinion on this i guess?

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Old 08-14-06, 11:38 AM   #2
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If you RMA it then the fan is more then likely going to be the same loudness ,I would just get a aftermarket cooler like the one you show.
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Old 08-14-06, 12:28 PM   #3
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Yeah trying to avoid having the same problem in another month. Guess now I am open for suggested coolers, if anyone has a better recommendation than the one i linked. Thanks.
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Old 08-14-06, 12:49 PM   #4
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I have a XFX 6600GT 256 card sitting around here. The fan did the samething. They don't have ball bearings. There just nylon bushings. I replace it with the Zalman VF700- CU. It ran cooler then the stock did. I would go with the Zalman!
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Old 08-14-06, 01:34 PM   #5
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Now that kind of suprises me that your XFX card did the same thing. I was always under the impression they made better quality cards. I guess with the stock vga coolers it does not matter what you do your going to end up replacing it. Thanks for the advice guys.
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Old 08-14-06, 02:06 PM   #6
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Yeah, go with the VF700. Since you're not really into gaming, just hook it up in 'normal mode' and you won't even hear it.
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