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Zalman VF3000F GTX580/570 on GTX480

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Hello everyone.

I'm very happy owner of Nvidia gtx480, but as everyone know, this GPU on the standard cooling system i very hot (around 93 C). I decided to change whole cooling system on Zalman VF3000F. Sounds beauty but problem is that i'm living in Japan and some stuff i hard to buy and GTX 480 is not the newest card. I found on Zalman website info that model designed for GTX580/570 also match to GTX480 and even on the website model name is VF3000F(GTX580/570/480) {}. Unfortunately in Japanese online shop description conteins only GTX580/570 {}

So i have problem. Will it much or not?

Thanks for your help.
post #2 of 7
If it is the same model name, it SHOULD match.... perhaps give em a call/email them?
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AFAIK They kept it backwards compatible- I JUST ordered one that said "as for 2011 it supports the 580/570 but fits the 480 as well." - My stock fan died a couple days ago frown.gif
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Looks the same, all stuff inside the box is the same. On the pictures looks fine. All shops in Japan writing: GTX580/570 but when i click on the link on the item page i have redirect to zalman's home page where they have description GTX580/570/480. Strange.

Pleace tell me is gtx580 is so diffrent than gtx480? I mean to put for exmaple this zalman's fan (580->480)?

I think i will order and i will check other wise i need to make mod.

pcguru000

I ordered too so we will see. I will get mine on Monday.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Ok i got a new Zalman VF3000F, and as i can say - it match to GTX480, so if you thinking about purching it and put on GTX480, you can be sure it will match with GTX480 without any problems.

Thank you for your help.
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Originally Posted by Lord Nikkon View Post

Ok i got a new Zalman VF3000F, and as i can say - it match to GTX480, so if you thinking about purchasing it and put on GTX480, you can be sure it will match with GTX480 without any problems.
Thank you for your help.

They are good but the first one I got was a massive dud, the copper base wasn't anywhere near flat and made bad contact with the card. Also many of the fins would move around on the heatpipes. My temps were pretty bad with it, not much better than the stock cooler.

Anyway I got another one and it works great.
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Mine copper base was ok - like a mirror. Fins? True they are moving pretty easy. I had a problem with fans - it doesn't fit so well to heatsink but warm silikon fix it smile.gif. On the lowest settings temp is around 80 C but at least it's quiet.
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