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Card should be here tomorrow, im wondering how well this card can be overclocked without having upgraded the cooler. Ive heard the stock 1 on this card sucks and this particular card can have alot of cooling issues. Should i go ahead and get a zalman vga cooler or sshould i be fine with the stock, as far as overclocking a small bit without cooling issues.

Everyones probably gonna say i needa do that before i OC it lol just wanting some opinions from people with this card though

Thanks
Logan

"Edit: sorry im new here, this shoulda went under the ATI cooling section"
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post #2 of 6
An arctic cooling accelero should do more than good on that card. From what ive seen the X1950's dont OC very well on the core side of things, theyre pretty much at their max stock i think. You could probrably get some outta the mem though.
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I advise the zalman, It might help your case temp too. summers coming too
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post #4 of 6
To use any of the aftermarket coolers you need a VRM cooler.
The heatspreader can be used with any aftermarket cooler. A Accelero and a VF900 are fine to combine with it. Without it the VRM's will overheat and f the card.

Info about the thing:
http://www.arctic-cooling.com/vga2.p...0&data=3&disc=

Direct link to the online artic cooling shop where they have it for 1$:
http://cgi.ebay.com/VR-Heat-Spreader...QQcmdZViewItem
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post #5 of 6
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Nice thanks juggernaut for the direct links. I may just keep it stock and hold out a month or so for a 8800 gts 320mb, i cant resist after both of my friends having 8800 gtx's
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get the GTX if you get the gts you wont have what your friends have
    
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