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Good cooling for X1900XTX?

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Due to my room being filled with 8 glorious windows of doom, my room is quite warm at ambient temperatures. My video card runs at 78 degress on full load. I just added some AS5 compound hoping that does a little bit of good, but I still can't play Oblivion for very long before the game crashes on me. What kind of heatsink can I put on it that will put it into the low to mid 60s on full load?
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Zalman VF900.
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Zalman VF900 is a good one.
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If I get 80C full load with stock cooler+AS5, what kind of temps can I expect with the VF900+AC5?
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Go with this....it gets very good reviews. (HR-03)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835109135
    
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My Accelero X2 is coming in soon. It's silent and is in the best ones from what i have read/heard. It's also quite cheap in canada.
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My Accelero X2 is coming in soon. It's silent and is in the best ones from what i have read/heard. It's also quite cheap in canada.

This is a very good cooler too....

I have this on my X1900xt Single Crossfire Card and it idles at 41 degrees celcius and heats up to 58-62 degrees celcius under full load. Not to bad for a $25.00 cooler but if you want to spend the money go with the HR-03...
    
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post #8 of 10
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So my toss up is Accelero X2 or VF900. The part that sucks is that none of them exhaust the hot air out of the case. It seems like it's going to add to the ambient heat of the case.
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post #9 of 10
can you up the fan speed with ati tool? that should make a pretty good difference. otherwise go with an HR-03. i doubt any other cooler besides water, the hr-03, or a tidewater, will be any better than the stock cooler.
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I have accelero x2 on my XTX. My load temps with my case door open are 63c, with it closed I load about 64-65c. This is without an OC - but playing on the highest settings in the most graphically intense game I know (cod2), and with stock cooler it would reach 90+c with same settings on. I cant hear it at 100% fan speed. Only drawback is you have to keep it at this speed using atitools and you cant take the heatsink off the card once its on (or so I hear). Good Luck.
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