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Poll Results: What's the best cooler?

Poll expired: Dec 21, 2006  
  • 52% (10)
    ZALMAN VF700 Cu
  • 47% (9)
    ATI Silencer 4
19 Total Votes  
post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hello and thx for reading my thread. I would need an advice: what cooler should I get for my VID card? I have the Saphire X800GTO 128Mb for which I can't seem to find any picture on the web.

Choices:

1. Zalman VF700 Cu - 25€

2. Arctic Cooling ATI silencer 4 - 14€



I wonder if the Zalman is compatible with my Vcard. Have any of you tried it?
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The Arctic Cooling ATI Silencer looks like it would do a solid job. I have no experience and speculation is a "no-no".

So... I went with the Zalman. I have used it on 2 cards 7600 and a 7900. Both were OC'd and both were volt-modded. The Zalman kept both within acceptable temps.

I know you did not ask, but have you considered the VF900. Perhaps the cost is what prohibits you....
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I've had two Arctic silencers on two different cards...man they are awesome, they help with ALL temps by blowing the hot air out the back instead of circulating it inside the case.
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post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
I know you did not ask, but have you considered the VF900. Perhaps the cost is what prohibits you....
Actually it is the cost. It's 50% more expensive and I'm not sure it's worth it. How much better is the VF900?


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Originally Posted by Mr_Torch View Post
I've had two Arctic silencers on two different cards...man they are awesome, they help with ALL temps by blowing the hot air out the back instead of circulating it inside the case.
I've seen that, cool design. I've tested my rig and below the Vcard is the warmest air. One question: is ATI Silencer4 compatible let's say with a x1800GTO?
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post #5 of 9
The silencer is the way to go. It's cost/performance ratio beats the snot out of the Zalman, and the silencer removes heat from the case, rather than kicking it around like the zalman. Quick and easy install too


***EDIT

A silencer that fits an x800 will not fit an x1800
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post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
Hello and thx for reading my thread. I would need an advice: what cooler should I get for my VID card? I have the Saphire X800GTO 128Mb for which I can't seem to find any picture on the web.

Choices:

1. Zalman VF700 Cu - 25€

2. Arctic Cooling ATI silencer 4 - 14€



I wonder if the Zalman is compatible with my Vcard. Have any of you tried it?
Hi dragos,

I agree with the others on the silencer. They are "real" easy to install, I have 2 of them working on two different ATI cards and they place the hot air outside the case.

My luck with a Zalman cpu cooler wasn't the best... I personally can't recommend Zalman cpu coolers...

I hope this helped, :-)
post #7 of 9
I have an Arctic Cooling Silencer 5 Revision 2 on my ATi X800XL and I run it at stock and it runs really, really cool. I OC'd it by 50MHz Ram and 50MHz Core a while back, yet it ran more than a few C cooler than it ran at stock with the stock cooler. I'd get the Silencer, no doubt.

[OCN] Ninja_Boy

EDIT - Fixed my post.
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post #8 of 9
dragosmp,

The VF900 took another 4-5C off of my volt-modded 7900GT 670/1680. Fairly good, but you have a point about the cost. One of the main differences is that the VF900 has a heat-pipe, the VF700 does not.
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post #9 of 9
I voted for Zalman Vf700 because I am really recommending VF900.
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