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vf1000 on HD 5850 temps the same?

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I bought a zalman vf1000 cooler today and replaced the stock cooler on my asus HD 5850 directcu.
After playing bf3 for a while the temps reached almost the same as the stock cooler did (68'c vs 70'c), not sure wants going on here or if the vf1000 just isnt that much better than the directcu cooler?
Any help/advice is much appreciated.
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post #2 of 10
The VF1000 is a very old model and I'm not surprised its no better than the stock cooler. The VF3000 would have been much much better for your card. You really should have done a bit of research before your purchase. Also how are you cooling the VDDC chips?
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The first DirectCU model was fantastic for cooling off your chip. Why'd you remove it? It's exceptionally good for what it does. Three heatpipes and a full on aluminum array that covers your VRMs and RAM chips too and it keeps all of it cooler than your "assumed-to-be-better" cooler you have now. rolleyes.gif
     
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Originally Posted by fashric;15222241 
The VF1000 is a very old model and I'm not surprised its no better than the stock cooler. The VF3000 would have been much much better for your card. You really should have done a bit of research before your purchase. Also how are you cooling the VDDC chips?

Thank you for replying... the vf1000 is all copper though....i really thought it would make a difference since the stock cooler is made of aluminium, although it does have 2 copper heat pipes, btw here is a picture of the pcb with the stock cooler for the VDDC chips, i left that on.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/EAH_5850_TOP_DirectCu/images/cooler3.jpg
any ideas on a modification or anything similar?

EDIT: heres are pictures of both coolers just to make sure everyone knows what im talking about
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/EAH_5850_TOP_DirectCu/images/cooler2.jpg - stock
http://www.zalman.com/DataFile/product/VF1000LED_m(0).jpg - vf1000
Edited by YGenHungarian - 10/8/11 at 2:16am
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post #5 of 10
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So i made a bad choice here? frown.gif
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post #6 of 10
I would try remounting it and experimenting with different amounts of thermal paste.
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Originally Posted by Fatalrip;15222306 
I would try remounting it and experimenting with different amounts of thermal paste.

I'll try that, thanks. I'm using AS5, any ideas on the amount I should use?
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post #8 of 10
Sorry mate, waste of money, I'm afraid.
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Guess there is nothing i can do now :/
Kinda makes you think about the future, hardware keeps producing more and more heat as it becomes faster, but how are we going to keep them cool?
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post #10 of 10
Well, die sizes decrease, which lowers temps. And graphene is at our distant doorstep, graphene produces hardly any heat. So I wouldn't worry.
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