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Well i had a Zalman VF-1000 laying around on my old 8600GT and i felt like it was going to waste so i wanted a way to use it on my 9800GTX but to this day there hasn't been any aftermarket coolers made for the 9800GTX yet, so impatience me decided to make it work

After a few days of working my butt off in the machine shop, i had made these ram heatsinks.

using "Setsuki" thermal tape that i got off ebay for about 5$ it works great for 4ft of it. (it came with 6 long strips of thermal tape and i only ended up using just one strip) The only pain was that the "White Thermal Paste" that came with the stock cooler seemed to be oil-based of some sort and made it kind of hard getting the heatsinks to stick. But i just took a few cd's and added weight to made sure they stuck on.

More Pictures:

To the left is the Zalman VF-1000, Above the card is the stock cooler(yes i did reapply AS5 so don't count on Nvidia actually not giving you more than enough thermal grease lol)


(I keep my SLI bridge on my card only because i don't want to lose it)


EDIT: Oh yeah, i almost forgot to tell you guys the temps:
Stock:
Fan: Auto.
50C idle - 66C load (even though i never use auto.)

Fan:100%
39-40Cidle - 59C load

After my mod:
32C idle - 48-50C load ALL on 850/2125/1245 so far.

thanks for reading, this is my first BIG post
Edited by //.DK - 5/13/08 at 8:48pm
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post #2 of 10
Wow, great work! Very resourceful.

Would you have any idle/load temps for the inquiring minds here?
    
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sorry, i forgot all about it since im still in the process of overclocking the card more since i don't have the problem of "The fan going back to auto at 60C" anymore
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post #4 of 10
Awesome cooling, push that 9800GTX to the limits,
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post #5 of 10
Overclocking only raises temp by 2C unless you do vmods.
post #6 of 10
nice work
post #7 of 10
how much was that eVGA memory cooler? Does it work on every motherboard? I am thinking about getting a memory cooler, but not sure if it is worth it. I have 4GB of corsair memory
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how did you make it fit? it looks like it just bolted right in. looks nice though
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pretty much anything that will fit on a 8800gtx will fit on a 9800gtx.. i just installed the ht-30 GT on the same exact video card.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Duckkie View Post
pretty much anything that will fit on a 8800gtx will fit on a 9800gtx.. i just installed the ht-30 GT on the same exact video card.
just fyi, the hr-03 gt doesnt fit on a 8800gtx. thats what an hr-03 plus is for.


    
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