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Modifying a Stock Intel P4 Heatsink for a 7900GS??

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Recently I over clocked and Volt moded my 7900GS KO. To save money I was thinking of setting up my stock P4 Heat sink on the GPU. I realize I'll have to modify it... the only thing I can truly see being a problem is that the P4 Heat sink mounting holes don't line up with the video card mounting holes... I guess I'll have to do a bit of metal work, probably bend the mounting brackets and drill some new location holes on the brackets.

Has anyone ever tried this with the stock P4 heat sink?

Also.. does the Ram truly need Ram sinks on them?
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OMG..Drill holes in the PCB
Be careful, don't you have $30 you could spend on a cooler?
Yes sink the RAM!
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post #3 of 41
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OMG..Drill holes in the PCB
Be careful, don't you have $30 you could spend on a cooler?
Yes sink the RAM!

Not on the PCB... holes in the P4 Heat sink brackets... so that the new holes line up with the mouthing holes on the Video card.
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post #4 of 41
dont' drill anithing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
you're gonna screw the card.
what you can do is glue the cooler of the p4 on it with thermal tape.
But i won't cool better than a vf-700.
If you wanna make your own specialised cooler, spend some bucks , design it and have it made in a shop.
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Not on the PCB... holes in the P4 Heat sink brackets... so that the new holes line up with the mouthing holes on the Video card.
Oh I see!
The stock Intel HS is pretty heavy, you'd probably need some kind of support so the weight stress doesn't damage the bus.
$30 aftermarket cooler
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post #6 of 41
Lol, this has been asked so many times, it's practically imposible.

All the stuff you would have to do.... Mounting would be a pain in your arse heh.

I would pay to see someone get this idea working though :]
post #7 of 41
Mounting will be tricky but it would probably kick ass if it you could get it to make good contact. Also the ram doesn't really need to be sinked unless you are volt modding the ram. The airflow from the new fan should be good enough.
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post #8 of 41
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That's a good point I didn't think of the extra weight.... but the Intel heat sink doesn't weight 1lbs lol... I seriously doubt it will break the PCI Express bus port on the motherboard. Worse comes to worse, I can always support the card with a small peaces of wood(on the corner where there are no resistors) and paint it with some fluoresces paint so it looks good with the neon's turned on lol.

I don't know if the VG700 truly cools better then the stock Intel heat sink, this thing is huge, and the fan is twice the size of the VG700. why wouldn't it be able to cool a GPU ??? if it can cool an over clocked P4 with a good thermal paste.

I guess I'll have to try it and keep you guys posted....(I have the tools to do this)

has any one ever tried this?
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post #9 of 41
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My memory isn't volt modded....I don't plan on going over 700Mhz GPU speed... don't think over 700Mhz is even possible with 1.5V.

I'll add an extra 12cm fan to cool the ram.
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Originally Posted by Dezixn View Post
Lol, this has been asked so many times, it's practically imposible.

All the stuff you would have to do.... Mounting would be a pain in your arse heh.

I would pay to see someone get this idea working though :]
Didnt' realise it was asked so many times....
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