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Replacing heatsink on 7800GS

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I'm trying to find a replacement cooler for my BFG 7800 GS OC http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200..._7800_gs_agp/1

Its an old AGP card I use in my older AMD 64 system. Go to the link and look at the position of the heatsink, the vga chip is under the upper most right corner and then there is another small chip under the lower left corner of the heatsink by the fan. alot of the coolers I have looked at on newegg say they can be used on my card but they are made only for the VGA and there will be no heatsink to cover the smaller chip. Is this ok to leave it uncovered?
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That's the issue with most AGP cards... there tends to be a second core that needs to be cooled and most companies no longer make coolers compatible w/ AGP...

You most certainly cannot leave this second core bare... it would basically be like cooling your CPU but not your NB.... you'd end up frying the card

My suggestion would be to find a cooler that fits and leaves a bit of a gap between the card and cooler (heatpipes raising it above the card like the HR-03 or Accelero S1) then installing one of these on the second core
Edited by killa_concept - 5/23/08 at 7:12pm
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No luck with the cooler, contacted BFG and they want me to RMA it. Gonna see how much it cost. Hopefully I will be able to get a new card =) and btw the 2nd page on the link I posted shows the two chips not the first page sorry.
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Might look for a nv silencer 5 i had one for my 6800 used it on my 7900gs and now my 8800gt to nice cooler. Ah i checked it dont support the agp verson of 7800 but it does not say it supports 7900gs or 8800gt either and it works fine for those.
http://www.arctic-cooling.com/vga2.php?idx=40
http://cgi.ebay.com/Arctic-Cooling-V...QQcmdZViewItem
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