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I have an EVGA 8800GTS 512, which I am planning on voltmoding and overclocking, and I want to try to reach 800Mhz or higher. I have bought the RHS88, and am waiting for rebates to come in to buy the VF1000, but my problem is that the RHS88 actually does not fit the newer G92 8800 cards, which I neglected to find out until I dug deep into zalman's FAQ section for the product, since on the box it just says compatible with 8800 GTX and GTS. Does anyone know of an alternate to the RHS88 for the G92 GTS which will work with the VF1000 heatsink and allow me to reach my overclocking goal?
    
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The ramsinks that come with the VF1000 will work just fine. However, you should not get the VF1000 since it's not officially compatible with the G92 GTS either.
The GV1000 is the newer version and supports the G92. I assume that you want to keep the cards size at 2 slots. There is another very good VGA cooler that will fit your card perfectly and performs better than the Zalman in pretty much any review I've read (though they are extremely close). The Thermaltake Duorb.
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On a 8800GT the DuOrb works good, on the 8800GTS 512 it's not.
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On a 8800GT the DuOrb works good, on the 8800GTS 512 it's not.

How... ...so?

Both reviews show about the same results when comparing the VF1000 and DuOrb on either a GT or GTS.
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Hmm, on zalman's site they say the VF is G92 compatable. I've already ordered it so we'll see if it fits, and if not I'll rma for the GV.
    
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Oh, OK. If they say it fits then you're covered. It didn't say that the last time I was really checking them out.
It is a very nice cooler for it's size. You'll be happy with it.
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Sweet, thanks. Newegg says it will be here on tuesda, I'll let you guys know how it works out.
    
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Please do. Even if I am leaning heavily towards purchasing the DuOrb, I'd still like to hear from someone that actually owns a VF1000.
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The original 8800GTS G92 cooler. Removed the EVGA sticker, to get the original nVidia artwork



The new heatsink: Zalman VF1000.



"Workbench". Reservoir dogs playing on the macbook.



Its off!



All cleaned off, ready for the zalman.



C'mon apple, you can make it fit!



Woo! Accessories.



Ramsinks on.



Not a bad job



Final screws one.



And there it is. All ready to go.



Thats where the beast is going.



And there you are. All installed.

I can't get you guys temps yet, waiting for my next paycheck to get an e8400 on my hands.
    
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Why is the duorb not good with the 8800 (G80) cards?

The Zalman VF1000 and the Duorb have what looks to be the same back plate...
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