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post #1 of 12
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These 8800GT's are noisy under load and auto fan settings.

What is a good aftermarket cooler that will make it almost silent?

These cards run at load almost alll the time though so needs to be able to do a good job of it.
post #2 of 12
Accelero S1 or S2 are completely silent without fans and do a good job of cooling. You can also add the turbo module, which is inaudible on my comp and I get about 40C load temps.
post #3 of 12
Thermalright HR-03 with a good fan attatched.
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My trusty old zalman has done a good job on mine. I mean ofc there are newer better coolers but I already had this + its pretty quiet. Mine doesn't go over 60 folding.
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DuoOrbs are nice a quiet.
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Seconding the Accelero S1, completely fanless, and even then it dropped my temps by a good 10 degrees. Strat a silent fan to it and god know what might happen!
post #7 of 12
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Thermalright HR-03 seems to be no longer available.


I will probably go for the Accelero S1.
Are they easy to fit?
post #8 of 12
Certainly are. Remove old cooler, 4 screws for the new one, and bam!

Oh, also the clips are a tiny bit fiddly, but that's nothing to really worry about.
post #9 of 12
They are not difficult to fit. You can even leave the black clips off totaly, though I'd use 'em if mounting a fan to the cooler.

I have a 50CFM 92mm fan on mine. It keeps my 8800GTS 512 clocked to 783/1836/999, under 60C while running FurMark.
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post #10 of 12
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Great stuff!

Those are the go then.

The standard coolers are so noisy!
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