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Hey hey hey! I'm getting this card in the mail from Newegg and I wanna hit the ground running with it. I play Battlefield franchise games (2142 mainly now) and was trying to get the most out of this. It is the Sapphire version, and I read that on this one the heatsink module doesn't contact the memory like it should, so I suspect that may be the first to go.....NE ways I would greatly appreciate the tips concerning this.....Also I read the thread entitled 'Ultimate Budget Rig' or something to that nature and noticed that rig #2 had this vcard, so there is hope. Thanks for the help!!!!
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Hey hey, i had a Sapphire x1300 XT 512, excelent overclocker 640 on the core stable! but yea the HS dont sit properly, i had to add thermal stickers to the RAM to close the gap but after that it was fine , just dont expect to play BF 2142 on full settings mind, you should get about 30 - 40 FPS on medium though.

hope this helps abit.
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Awesome! I appreciate the tips. I'm going to get some thermal paste (someone from Guru3d suggested) and some thermal stickers, that is if u can use both. Thanks for the tips dude. Also, did you use ATI tool to OC, Radlinker, both, or what?
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When it comes to thermal compound for using on the GPU AS5 ( Arctic Silver 5 ) Will prove to be the best IMO. Also remember to keep that card under 80c full load.
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All right I'm on that....Should I replace the heatsink: I read in a review that it doesn't sit flush with the memory modules, so it can't conductively cool. I also read that the HIS x1300xt has a good heatsink/fan combo, so could I buy that one seperatly?
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post #6 of 16
you might be able to find a his heatsink on ebay, i wouldnt spend too much on aftermarket cooling since you are on a budget with the card already. maybe see if you can use thermal pads first and if the temps are crazy i would think about getting aftermarket but otherwise your performance gain may or may not be worth it.
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For an Aftermarket coole look here : http://www.zalman.co.kr/eng/product/...x=192&code=013
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I have the VF900, got my card from 70C idle (stock) to 35C (VF900)!!
    
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Nope its definately a good cooler the VF-900.
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Originally Posted by legoman786
I have the VF900, got my card from 70C idle (stock) to 35C (VF900)!!
If I bought the VF900, would I be able to keep it and install it into my next graphics card? Being a $50 part, this is actually %50 of the entire cost of my card. It does look like a really sweet cooler, made out of copper and all.
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