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Hello all,

Here is my latest attempt at a cooler video card.

First I want to say that I have a Geforce 6800XT. Not a great card, but it has promise. First though, I need a better cooling solution besides the default fan/heatsink.

Here is the default:


But that wasn't good enough. I couldn't OC it.
So I saw that a workstation NVIDIA QuadroFX 3400 heatsink had the same footprint as my 6800.... and we use those at my company. =) Sweet.

So, I found a dead one and grabbed the cooler off it.


And decided it needed to go on my 6800.



Nice and shiny GPU:


Using the same RAM heat pads as the Quadro cards:





Obviously, I needed to do some tweaking and bending to make it fit.





So, I overclocked the GPU after the upgrade. Something I was not able to do before.... And here it the result:


This is a 40% increase from my stock GPU coolers score of 6000!
Woot!
C&C3 and Company of Heroes play new brand new games!
Super sweet!

I am going to try to OC the CPU next.

-Madban
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post #2 of 10
Well that's a pretty nice little VGA hack mang!

Good work!

    
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post #4 of 10
Very very nice.

Props.
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heh, that's awesome ^_^
i'd have just grabbed like a zalman or something XD

you need like a little reclining figurine to strap onto it. makes me think of like a Lazyboy all reclined.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Firestorm252 View Post
heh, that's awesome ^_^
i'd have just grabbed like a zalman or something XD

you need like a little reclining figurine to strap onto it. makes me think of like a Lazyboy all reclined.
Bent coolers are cool.

    
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post #7 of 10
Awesome thinking man , now get to that cpu!
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post #8 of 10
Well done!

Whoooa! That is one shiny GPU die!

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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Firestorm252 View Post
heh, that's awesome ^_^
i'd have just grabbed like a zalman or something XD

you need like a little reclining figurine to strap onto it. makes me think of like a Lazyboy all reclined.

The main motivation behind most, if not all, of my mods is money.... or better put, the LACK of money. This was free.
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bump!
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