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post #1 of 11
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So here's the deal.

My stock cooler wasn't cuttin' it. So I decided to try this to see if it helped

Needs:
-C2D cooler that you never took out of the box because you'r smart.
-Gfx Card in need of cooling
-Sticky crap

Get out the coola!




Now Pop that fan off!



Gorgeous...

Now the Card:



Take off the stock cooler.




Remove pesky midget gay fan.


Naked CARD *warning

Naked CARD *warning

I didn't take a picture of this, but I reseated the HS with some AS5.

Now the fun part!

Find the best way to sit the fan on the HS.




Apply liberal amounts of sticky stuff to keep it on. I used industrial crazy super strength (scotch) double-sided tape. With a rubber band.


Cooler in action!

Hope you liked it. It keeps it ALOT cooler than the stock one. Idle is 39-42 depending on room temp and load is around 55-60.

Whoopie!!!
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post #2 of 11
Haha, nice. That double sided tape looks like gum though, gross. I used zip ties to strap a fan to my old graphics card.
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post #3 of 11
I used zip ties to strap a 120 to an HR-03 plus...best thing I've ever done.

Yeah for using fans that weren't supposed to go on graphics cards!
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post #4 of 11
nice work. I agree the adhesive looks a bit, weird, but maybe you can get some Velcro rounds and make it work that way? At least it'd blend in a bit more.

Good job.
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post #5 of 11
At first view ... I was *REALLY* hoping you were going to slap the aluminum CPU heatsink on there ...

Otherwise ... good thinking ... bigger fan should certainly help the stock vid card heatsink ...

    
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post #6 of 11
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I wanted to, but I didn't feel like drilling holes in the video cards board to let it snap in...
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post #7 of 11
Nice mod and savings.
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post #8 of 11
ha Nice but I used Crazy Glue. More Clean

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post #9 of 11
Good idea, and great use of materials on hand. Personally, I'd try using just a drop of super glue gel on each of the contact points where the new fan sets (only on the points where it touches the copper HS, not if it's touching the PCB.).

EDIT: Bah, unknownm beat me to it while I was typing.
    
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post #10 of 11
how much of a temp drop did that create for you?
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