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Hello everyone,

I have a GeForce 6800 XT AGP 512 MB card.
I like it alot and I read that I should immediatly replace the stock heatsink/fan on it with something else because I plan on overclocking it. 2 Questions, 1.) What would you guys recommend that I replace it with? and 2.) Is it okay to overclock it a little bit with stock fan at all? or should I just play it safe?


Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Capt. SCSI View Post
Hello everyone,

I have a GeForce 6800 XT AGP 512 MB card.
I like it alot and I read that I should immediatly replace the stock heatsink/fan on it with something else because I plan on overclocking it. 2 Questions, 1.) What would you guys recommend that I replace it with? and 2.) Is it okay to overclock it a little bit with stock fan at all? or should I just play it safe?


Thanks!
The VF900-Cu is currently one of the best, if not The best air cooler for many graphics cards. It will fit a 6800 series card, which presumably means it will fit yours.

It is OK to o/c your card a little on stock cooling, but be mindful of the temperatures as excess heat can cause damage.

Oh, btw, you'd also be wise to get some AS5 with your VF900-Cu as well .

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Alrighty, thanks alot I appreciate it
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I wouldn't bother with the VF900. They cost so much($40), that to put it on a $120 card and gain 10% performance just doesn't seem worth it.

You can still overclock without it - just not quite as far.

If you have any old fans lying around, rig them up so that they blow that warm videocard exhaust air out of your case.
     
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On my Graphics Card as of now,
Even though im not planning on Overclocking it.
Do i need such a fan upgrade?
I'm thinking of buying a Blue led VGA cooler.
if so, what exact cooler do you prefer guys.
My GPU idles on 48C.

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I wouldn't bother with the VF900. They cost so much($40), that to put it on a $120 card and gain 10% performance just doesn't seem worth it.

You can still overclock without it - just not quite as far.

If you have any old fans lying around, rig them up so that they blow that warm videocard exhaust air out of your case.
The big bonus is for people looking for a quieter rig.
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And to still be able to get better temps than with a rigged stock fan.

I would recommend the VF-700AlCu LED for $21 plus shipping at Newegg. Not a bad deal for a huge improvement over stock cooling.
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