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what is best

I bought a bfg8800gtxoc and I got the koolance WC cooler for it but not liking it to well.. not much luck overclocking it so far...40C idle temps this is what I have now http://www.koolance.com/shop/product...roducts_id=405

I had a X1600pro before with the mcw60B gpu cooler and ramsinks.....and boy did I have it over clocked stock 400Mhz to 600MHz on the core running at a cool 32C to 34C

So I'm asking should I go this route with the coole and the sinks or stick with the full on cooler and hope the temps improve with my new pump
    
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you could try something like this massive heatsink and your swiftech MCW-60, they should fit together. Not positive, but I don't see why not.

http://www.petrastechshop.com/dgfxun88e5.html
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when I change out my pump I will check the inside of the cooler for some slag or debris
    
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you could try something like this massive heatsink and your swiftech MCW-60, they should fit together. Not positive, but I don't see why not.

http://www.petrastechshop.com/dgfxun88e5.html
They do.
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I haven't had a GTX, so what I say may be good, but not for this VID card.

Usually on the high end cards the GPU is far hotter than the rams. Placing them under the same WC heatsink may have the following consequence: the heat produced by the GPU heats up the heatsink; the HS in turns transfers the heat to the materials that are in contact with it, aka the liquid and the mem chips (but ONLY if the mem chips are cooler). It's the second thermodynamics law: heat goes from warmer to colder. Mem chips being linked to the PCB, the latter can get warmer, thus lowering the overall OC potential of the card.

If the mem chips are cool, use ramsinks. Same for the VRM area. If either are warmer than the WCed GPU, they could be cooled by the WC setup better.

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thanks for your cents....
I think I will go back to the mcw 60 and the ramsinks then try to overclock it
    
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