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i just put a zalman vf-900cu on the card. it runs around 40 idle, but when i show the 3d view in ati tool, the temperature rapidly climbs to like 87 degrees!

i'm pretty sure i did a good job putting the cooler on...
where could i begin to solve this problem?
post #2 of 10
Those temps are normal for the stock cooler, but you should be getting better then the stock coolers temps i would think.

Did you clean the chip and reapply some as5 before installing the new cooler?
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
Those temps are normal for the stock cooler, but you should be getting better then the stock coolers temps i would think.

Did you clean the chip and reapply some as5 before installing the new cooler?
ya i used two stage arctic silver cleaner. bought a lint free cloth at the camera store. put everything on right...

it is actually running at 52 idle - sorry i was looking at environment temperature.

this seems a little high for this cooler.. maybe i did do something wrong
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The Vf900 is a terrible cooler for the X1950XT/XTXs. It may reduce idle temps but the load temps will be equal to or even higher than stock temps. I had it for 5 days before I replaced it with a TT Tidewater because I was so disappointed with it. You could try to increase the airflow in your case, this may help.
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post #5 of 10
Do you have it running in 12V mode? That could help.
post #6 of 10
Those are way to hot for a VF900 (Unless you have high ambients)
I would reseat the heatsink with AS5, and make sure that you don't use to little.
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Performance wise the AcceleroX2 and the VF900CU perform almost the same (leave the VF700ALCU/CU out for now please), on the X1950PRO, however differences appear when you install this on the X1950XT and X1950XTX, why? Well checking the performance of fellow TPU'ers point out that the VF900CU is better at taking lower TDPs when compared to the AcceleroX2. What does this mean? For the X1950PROs, the VF900CU performs a bit better, whilst on the R580+ (X1950XT, XTX) the VF900CU fails to outperform the stock cooler, while the AcceleroX2 delivers good performance. To explain this, the AcceleroX2 has more surface area to dissipate heat, while the VF900CU has less, also, the heatpipes have cycles and when it gets too hot, the cycles slow down and the heat transfer worsens. Since there is no direct contact between the copper fins and the base for the VF900CU, the heatpipe's slowing/less heat transfer begins to heat it up (its not so severe at it sounds though). The AcceleroX2 does not have such a problem as the aluminium fins are in direct contact with the base, you have to consider the fact that Aluminium transfers heat much faster whilst Copper stores more but sucks at transfer; there is a drawback in the minimilistic usage of material for the VF900CU.

X1950XT/XTX

VF900CU: Idle: 40~45*C Load: 80*C~95*C (Heatpipes beginning to spazz out)
AcceleroX2: Idle: 40~45*C Load: 75*C~85*C
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post #8 of 10
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The Vf900 is a terrible cooler for the X1950XT/XTXs. It may reduce idle temps but the load temps will be equal to or even higher than stock temps. I had it for 5 days before I replaced it with a TT Tidewater because I was so disappointed with it. You could try to increase the airflow in your case, this may help.

So how's the Tidewater?
    
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So how's the Tidewater?
In a 21C ambient with stock clocks I get 36C idle and 52C load.
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I would easily recomend getting a different cooler. you said you have tried cleaning it down and I'm sure you put only enough as5 on there as you need. I get better temps then you with my stock HIS ice3q cooler. 45-47idle and 70-75* under load when using ati tool. even less if gaming or folding. this is with 1.525v on the core as well.

that cooler seems like it might be decent but for a core with the ability to pump out lots of heat it just doesn't seem like it could or would cool that well.
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