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I cant do this because my PCI sound card.
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man, soon as i can order some new fans, im in like flyn....this is gonna rock, tired of my gpu fan at 100% just to be in the 49-51 range for idle
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man, soon as i can order some new fans, im in like flyn....this is gonna rock, tired of my gpu fan at 100% just to be in the 49-51 range for idle
Yeah, Mine get's so hot in the summer =[ My parents like the heat, so we only turn the AC on once and a while :l
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Something else that can help lower your temps is a re-application of TIM. Maybe not on the newer cards but on my 9800 GTX+, they used some crappy baseline TIM. I took apart the card, gave everything an extremely thorough cleaning (I used cotton balls and q-tips with 91% isopropyl alcohol to clean the old TIM and a can of air to get all the dust from the fins), re-applied some OCZ Freeze to the GPU heatsink, as well as took the ram thermal pads from the ram sinks and scraped the pad clean, then re-applied some ocz freeze to either side of the pad. I dropped my temps 3-4C just from a re-application.
 
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No, most aftermarket coolers are designed for lower temps. You can get the same temps with a stock cooler as if you do the mod, only that the stock cooler will be louder.
Aren't Zalman coolers meant for silence?

The VF900 was one example I remember from a few years back that was meant to be no better than stock, but made no noise.
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Aren't Zalman coolers meant for silence?

The VF900 was one example I remember from a few years back that was meant to be no better than stock, but made no noise.
No, most aftermarket coolers are designed for lower temps. You can get the same temps with a stock cooler as if you do the mod, only that the stock cooler will be louder.

^See words in bold^
 
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Yeah, I can't hear mine at all, and really, it's totally up to the user what fan they put on.
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Do i have to remove the heatsink to remove the shroud?
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tryed with my 8800, still the same temp (57 degree)
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gona try it with my 250
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