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post #1 of 13
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i thought i would make a thread about the new hsf im getting for my 8600gt xxx. as all of you know that own this card, it has an extremely loud fan. due to the tiny size of the fan it has to spin really fast. many people buy zalmans, but i think i found a better hsf. it is just like a zalman, all copper, comes with ram heatsinks, and its only $25. tell me what you think.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835226018

with the stock hsf i get about 48c idle and in css it goes to mid 50's. in crysis it hits 60+. i will let you guys know the temps with the new hsf.

i will update this thread with pics when i get it and pics from installation etc.
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post #2 of 13
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can anyone give me some tips on seating the new hsf on my card??
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so i recieved the cooler today. looked very nice. i used as5 to put it on. cooler went on easy, and has blue leds which i didnt know came on it lol. heres some pics!!! tell me what you think.













it dropped my idle temps by about 8c. my room is about 69f right now and idle is 41. when playing css i didnt break 51c and thats when my room was warm at like 75c. i have very happy with it. NO NOISE AT ALL!!! glad to not here that old stock fan. oh and my new temps are with it overclocked to 670/875...old temps with stock fan were stock clock speeds. tell me what you think, let me know if you haver any questions! also, the ram heatsinks stuck amazingly well and i dont see them falling off in the future.

** also as u see by the pics, this would be perfect for sli 8600's or other models. would fit perfect!
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post #4 of 13
Loud????? Ha, the stock fan on mine is dead silent. My hard drive is the "loudest" thing in my comp. Maybe you got a bad stock fan or somethin. I honestly cannot hear the fan at all, even at 100%.
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post #5 of 13
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haha i got jipped then! im happy with my new cooler thoug, about a 10c idle drop. and load only gets a few degrees above idle. last night it hit 39c! i was pumped since before i was fighting for 49c idle
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post #6 of 13
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this didnt help anyone else? lol im surprised on thought a lot of people had these cards. thought i would get more feedback.
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post #7 of 13
Not bad. A lower cost alternative to some of the more expensive aftermarket cooling solutions.

You should get a smack though for putting your hardware on a carpeted surface.
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post #8 of 13
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yeah i wasnt installing it there, just taking pics. but now that i think about it, it wasnt too smart either way
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post #9 of 13
Thanks for the post, just ordered mine based on your post. I have the same 8600GT. Not looking to oc, just want this thing to be cool n' quiet for my HTPC. Hopefully the cooler won't be so big that it won't fit in my case - I can't tell from the pictures how far off the card the heatsink goes. In the one where you're holding it, it looks like it doesn't go off the card at all, but in the other one it looks like it overlaps by nearly an inch.

I'll let you know how it goes.
post #10 of 13
I also have the exact same card. However I'm using the stock cooler. Its a great little budget card (or replacement for an older 7 series thanks to XFX). Looks like a great little budget cooler you bought. I'd order one if I really cared about my GPU temps that much, lol.
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