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I just recently purchased the ThermalTake TMG AT1 full coverage air cooler. Those of you with stock coolers who tire of the whine and ramping of the fan should consider this cooler!!

I chose it because it does not exhaust the air into the board, but out of the dual slot similar to the stock cooler. The fan is single speed and features 16dB of noise, turning on my computer has never been so stealthy!

Installation is a breeze! The fin density is such that it allows plenty of flow from the centrifugal style fan, and the heatpipes do their job as expected.

Load temps reach no higher than 62 degrees while playing City of Villains at high res with some filtering and Crossfire enabled, and I even stopped using my headphones because I can hear the game now without waking up the baby!!

Cons: no coverage for the compositing chip on the Crossfire Edition card. No ill side effects from this, handling 3-4 hr gaming sessions (even the most recent Issue 10: Invasion! from CoV), so I am not terribly concerned, but would have been nice if they had additional surface to cover the extra chip. The other con is that it encroaches on the northbridge a bit, raising NB temps slightly (2-3 degrees, consistently), but could be remedied by better case flow.

Price was very nice, approximately 29 USD. It looks great too, will have to post some pictures soon!
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Nice, what were your temps with your stock cooler?
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Originally Posted by Xavier1421 View Post
I just recently purchased the ThermalTake TMG AT1 full coverage air cooler. Those of you with stock coolers who tire of the whine and ramping of the fan should consider this cooler!!

I chose it because it does not exhaust the air into the board, but out of the dual slot similar to the stock cooler. The fan is single speed and features 16dB of noise, turning on my computer has never been so stealthy!
The new exhausting coolers in TT's TMG line really are astounding coolers.

I just did a detailed review of the ND1, which is the Nvidia version of the same card.

Here's the REVIEW if you care to read/compare.





I'm gonna take the sticker off ... will look better I think with just the clear plastic/heatpipes and fins ...
    
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Nice, what were your temps with your stock cooler?
Stock temps were anywhere from 70 to 76 degC depending on the room temp

I think part of the success of the cooler is that the fan is on max (but oh so quiet) all the time, never allowing heat to really build up, I am so happy about this purchase.
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how does it compait to an ICQ3 cool on an x1950 pro
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