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post #1 of 12
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hey guys, i got my X800 GTO2 today, and in the box was a Zalman v700 CU. I was wondering if i replaced the stock heatsink with the zalman, and put some ramsinks on, would it make a noticable diffrence in temps?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 12
yes. I think it would. Zalman aftermarkets are usually good, but thats the VF900 CU thats popular...i think it would work. Try it?
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post #3 of 12
You should see a nice temp drop, Zalman's VF series GPU coolers cools great and are very silent. The VF900 is always better but it also costs more.. you get what you pay for
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post #4 of 12
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the 700 is all ive got, and the stock hsf is on the card right now..

*dealing with ONLY the v700 CU guys.. =p
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post #5 of 12
I have the 900 and it works magnificently. An honest drop of nearly 26°C load temp. I know, I know you have the 700, but if it works half as well as the 900 (which I'm sure it would), I would definitely toss it on.
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post #6 of 12
I have the 700 and the 900 and in my experience the 700 is 8 degrees celsius cooler than the stock and the 900 is about 5 degrees cooler than the 700. this is on a heavily vmodded 7600gt by the way.
    
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post #7 of 12
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Damn! oh well, its still a good decrease in temps. =)
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post #8 of 12
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ok, sorry for the double post, but what am i suppost to put on the ramsinks? cause i heard something about AS5 burning the die or something like that... or was that for the core.. dont remember, but for the VGA, can i use AS5?
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post #9 of 12
The RAMsinks have sticky thermal tape on them. AS5 on the GPU core is fine.
    
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post #10 of 12
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i didnt get any tape or anything with my ramsinks. =(
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