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5770 without ramsinks

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Hey all,

Quick question - I've got a 1st-gen Radeon 5700 with the batmobile cooler. It works pretty well, but is way too loud for my tastes. I have a Zalman VF-900 sitting around on an old X1900XT, and it should fit the new card just fine.

My only concern is ramsinks - they are thermally taped onto my X1900's ICs, and won't be coming off. I noticed that it does not appear as though the 2nd-gen 5770 coolers even cover memory at all. Assuming I'm not overclocking VRAM until I get ramsinks, I should be alright with just the VF-900, correct?

http://en.expreview.com/2009/12/04/r...ison/6015.html

It seems pretty obvious in that breakdown that the 2nd-gen cooler completely disregards memory.
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Itll work but i would buy ramsinks down the line if you ever want to oc the VRAM
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I believe you should be fine. I had a 9800GT with no RAM sinks, just second hand air from the GPU HSF, running at aroung 80-85ºc thru 2 years... No problems.
    
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Thats what I figured. Many thanks!
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Originally Posted by Chipp View Post
Thats what I figured. Many thanks!
No problem, glad to help
    
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Itll work but i would buy ramsinks down the line if you ever want to oc the VRAM
You can get some cheap ones off newegg, like 10$, they do the jobs!
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