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are these information correct? because i always thought the accelero x2 would perform better than the vf700
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post #12 of 58
as i said, the Zalman VF900 is completely silent on low speed - and i have a very quiet computer with a side window. if a flea started crawling around in my case, i'd hear it. i use the Fan Mate 2 that came with it to control the fan speed because i'm a noise freak. low speed for desktop use, high speed for games. while i'm gaming, the fan on high speed makes a low wooshing sound. the fan itself isn't making the noise; it's the air that makes that sound. i honestly don't like the Fan Mate, but it's the best way i've found so far to keep it quiet on the desktop and cool while in game.
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do i have to use the fan mate to control the fan speed or can i use a software?


also the asus silent square looks really nice... i wonder how it performs..
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post #14 of 58
is no one going to say the thermal rite hr 03 the zalman really isn't rated for the xt or the xtx
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post #15 of 58
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the zalman really isn't rated for the xt or the xtx
uhh... i own an XTX and my Zalman works like a champ. i just ordered a second video card and a second Zalman to go on it as well.

regarding using software to control the Zalman's fan speed - the answer is yes. is has a standard 3-pin connector to plug it into your motherboard. the problem with that is that i couldn't associate the fan speed with my GPU temp. fan speed was controlled by my MOTHERBOARD temp, which is always hovering around 32°C. see what i mean? the Zalman fan would never speed up because my motherboard never gets hot.
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post #16 of 58
you could wire it in to your stock wiring for the fan
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post #17 of 58
i thought about that too. i'd have to modify the power connector, but it can be done. my only problem with that is that the stock programming doesn't cue the video card fan to speed up until the card is already at like 70-80°C (i think). i dunno, i'll probably end up doing that some day. that really is the best option i can think of.

PS i hate ATiTools, so i refuse to use that to control fan speed. it's unstable with CCC running at the same time and i love my Catalyst - not willing to part with it.
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post #18 of 58
whats ccc? sorry joking. i mean all you'd have to do it cut off the last couple inches for the stock wiring and splice it into the zalman wiring
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post #19 of 58
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are these information correct? because i always thought the accelero x2 would perform better than the vf700
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post #20 of 58
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whats ccc? sorry joking. i mean all you'd have to do it cut off the last couple inches for the stock wiring and splice it into the zalman wiring
yeah, splicing wires isn't a problem. my only problem with that setup is that i think the fan will stay on low speed until the video card hits 70-80°C. i'd like the fan to speed up sooner than that. i'd use ATiTools to control the fan speed, but like i said, my computer will crash in some games if i run ATiTools with Catalyst installed.

if anyone has a way around this, i'd love to hear about it. i never took the time to get to know ATiTools very well, so there might be a way i haven't thought of yet. i suppose i can make my own thread for that totally unrelated topic
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