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Yall are females arent you? youre all arguing over something sticky
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Is the Zalman VGA Fatal1ty any better than the vf700? The only differance I see is a better fan.
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The Fatal1ty has fancy red paint, red LEDs, and is a bit louder. Also, it costs like twice as much in some places.
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well then go on, i dont mind if you use the thermal pads.. not my card i just follow science, you dont think it makes sense? I doubt that plastic conducts better than pure silver, so, any temp drop is worth the money if ya ask me.
I never used the RAM sinks that came with the VF-700-Cu I had, I just bought OCZ RAM sinks and applied them instead. The copper ones are way heavier than the ones that come with the VF-700-Cu and I don't think that AS5 alone would hold them on... It is an interesting idea though and I may well give it a try in future.

As for the "plastic" that is on the bottom of the RAM sinks, this is called thermal tape and although I've done no research on it, I would guess (as the name implies) it has been specially formulated to provide good thermal conduction compared to your bog standard "plastic"...

I think you can get something called "thermal glue" which allows you to stick stuff like RAM sinks on, but has been made to conduct heat very well. Perhaps the thermal tape is made from some derivative of this?

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post #25 of 26
I herd that is best to use the thermal tape and put a LIL bit of AS5 on them for the best results???

i dunno, someone wanna confirm? it sounds like a good idea when the AS5 cures..

EDIT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835110123

That is the best/only good 6600/GT cooler...
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I just purchased the fatality cooler a few weeks ago and it is by far the best air cooling you can get for a gpu. In my opinion the extra money you are gonna spend is not worth the 1 or 2 degree temp drops though so my best answer is stick with the normal vf-700. Its not to far off from the fatality and its a bit cheaper too. You will not be disapointed at all.
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